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Home school COVID-19 safety setbacks affect MCVSD

MSCVD and Monmouth County hometown public schools may have different COVID-19 guidelines.
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January 19, 2021

All over the country, schools have been dealing with COVID-19. Monmouth County’s 32 public schools, including all five MCVSD schools, have not been exempt from this  Many school districts have closed...

In-person guidelines rule the school for hybrid students

A survey of 45 students from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4
January 19, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, CHS has efficiently adapted to the ensuing regulations.  Rules to manage interactions between both students and educators are in place to prevent the spread of germs,...

Home for the holidays: students celebrate over break

A survey of 45 students from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4
January 19, 2021

During normal times, many students within the CHS community partake in cherished holiday traditions alongside friends and family. However, with the pandemic raging on, most students have had a wrench thrown...

Class of 2020 reflect on their college decisions, offer advice to the next graduating class

2020 CHS graduates give 2021 seniors college advice during unprecedented times.
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January 19, 2021

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, young adults have faced unique and difficult challenges. When thinking about the consequences of a deadly disease, these issues wouldn’t necessarily be...

Oldenski wears his game face through sickness and Fortnite

Oldenski celebrates winning “Most Improved Player” at a summer
basketball camp in August 2017. He was diagnosed less than a year later.
January 19, 2021

Sophomore Jack Oldenski of Middletown played in a Fortnite tournament on Dec. 13 with two teammates. This was far from an average tournament: he was up against over 200,000 competitors. Oldenski and his...

Students discuss honesty on CHS’s health survey

Students explain dishonesty on the daily health screenings and why it may occur.
January 19, 2021

The MCVSD returned to partial in-person learning in October, and with the cautious re-opening after months of remote attendance came a plethora of precautionary measures taken to ensure the safety of students...

Daily health screenings help ‘stop’ the spread of COVID-19

CHS School Nurse Dorothy Condon explains the importance of the daily health screenings.
January 19, 2021

CHS School Nurse Dorothy was promoted to district Head Nurse last year, starting in September 2019. She joked about jumping into the position at the wrong time. “I’ve been working 18 hours a day...

Buckle up: COVID-19 guidelines impact student bus rides to school

Due to COVID-19 concerns many students have altered routes to school.
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November 25, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases growing in many states across the country, the safety of schools, especially school buses, is an ongoing point of contention between parents, students, and government...

Pandemic restrictions force a break with tradition

Many CHS events must adapt due to COVID-19 concerns, including the annual Coffeehouse (Coffeehouse 2019 pictured above).
November 25, 2020

Communications High School dealt with event cancellation after event cancellation when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring. As the school enters a new year, students and staff are trying to find ways...

Freshmen face isolation starting high school

Unlike the Class of 2023 (pictured above) the Class of 2024 was unable to have a bonding day which now makes socializing difficult for freshman.
November 25, 2020

For the Class of 2023, the bonding trip to Thompson Park on Sept. 6, 2019 had an unexpected change. Last year’s freshmen went to GoodSports USA, a year-round sports complex due to bad weather. Now, for...

CHS reflects on almost two months of hybrid learning

A survey of 70 CHS students from Oct. 26 to Nov.2.
November 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the teachers and students of Communications High School carry on with classes in an unprecedented fashion. Computer screens have replaced the school’s once congested...

CHS Students Elect to be Politically Aware

CHS students become politically active even though most can not vote for the 2020 election.
November 25, 2020

As the tension surrounding the presidential election came to a peak the first week of November, students at CHS took action and took sides, through social media platforms and various other outlets.  Many...

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