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Interview with Dr. Lamont Repollet

Interview with Dr. Lamont Repollet

January 17, 2020

What do you hope to take away from your visit to CHS?    I’ve heard a lot about this high school, as well as the vocational schools in general. I’m definitely familiar with the Superintendent [McCorkell] and Assistant Superintendent [Ford], but it’s my first time seeing exactly what goes...

Classroom participation affected by size of classes

Classroom participation affected by size of classes

Henry Frieman

January 17, 2020

Math teacher Justine Lane walks into her room at 7 A.M. and pours a cup of coffee. She prepares for “Coffee and Calculus,” a daily extra help program she runs for her classes. Lane teaches two sessions of AP Calculus this year. The class rotates on an A-B schedule, meaning students take the class ...

CCC brings holiday joy to underprivileged students

CCC brings holiday joy to underprivileged students

Francesca Santaniello

January 17, 2020

As the bell rang for students to go to second period on Friday, Dec. 13, the Cultural Communications Club (CCC) welcomed children from the Lakewood Head Start program into room 107. The classroom became a Christmas spectacle that included student performances and a special visit from Santa. Head...

JSA risks losing trips, stability unless officialized

JSA risks losing trips, stability unless officialized

Madison Beekman

January 17, 2020

For the CHS chapter of the Junior State of America (JSA), yearly conventions aren’t just a way of racking up best speaker awards, but a chance to socialize with other students across the east coast, sharpen public speaking through debates and learn the inner-workings of American politics. These tri...

Class of 2022 hosts Winter Ball in Venice

Class of 2022 hosts Winter Ball in Venice

Olivia Conkling and Vivianna Varlack

January 12, 2020

CHS students walked past a giant gondola with masks in hand as they headed into the annual Winter Ball held on Dec. 10 by the Class of 2022. This year, the theme was a “Masquerade in Venice” which included a gelato bar, a portrait of Italy and a mask contest. Junior Ravenna Gemignani of Oceanport won th...

Physics teacher Steve Godkin wins Teacher of the Year award

Physics teacher Steve Godkin wins Teacher of the Year award

Olivia Conkling and Vivianna Varlack

January 12, 2020

Each year, one CHS teacher is selected to be named the Teacher of the Year, based off a series of letters from parents and students that are sent to Principal James Gleason and then reviewed by an MCVSD committee for review. For the 2019-2020 school year, CHS granted physics teacher Steve Godkin the achiev...

Poet Gretna Wilkinson visits CHS

Poet Gretna Wilkinson visits CHS

Emma Barofsky

January 11, 2020

“There’s no sound more beautiful than the river rushing by minding its own business,” Gretna Wilkinson wrote in her poem, Down by the River.  Students at CHS gathered in the cafeteria to hear poet Gretna Wilkinson recite her poems and share her life story on Thursday, Jan. 9. After listenin...

Students share winter break plans

Students share winter break plans

Olivia Conkling

January 1, 2020

On Friday, Dec. 20, students took their last tests of the year, wished their friends happy holidays and packed up their backpacks for their long-awaited winter break. Winter break is full of big plans for the students at CHS, ranging from sleeping at home to traveling to a different country. Soph...

NJ Education Commissioner visits CHS for Blue Ribbon unveiling

NJ Education Commissioner visits CHS for Blue Ribbon unveiling

Olivia Conkling and Vivianna Varlack

December 17, 2019

On Monday, Dec. 16, students at Communications High School enjoyed a visit from Commissioner Dr. Lamot Repollet and the New Jersey Department of Education team after earning the Blue Ribbon Award.  Repollet and board members arrived at around 9 a.m. to tour the school and see all of the unique aspects ...

Drama Club travels to “Almost, Maine” for fall production

Drama Club travels to “Almost, Maine” for fall production

Meredith Prud'homme

December 15, 2019

The Drama Club presented its fall production, “Almost, Maine,” on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 in the CHS cafeteria. The play is comprised of nine short stories that explore love in all its forms in the little-known town of Almost, Maine. The production was played by a cast of 19 students...

CHS wins 2019 Congressional App Challenge

CHS wins 2019 Congressional App Challenge

Meredith Prud'homme

December 14, 2019

Months of work from students in Ms. Gesin’s Java class for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge in New Jersey’s fourth congressional district paid off, as CHS came out victorious with a first, second and third place sweep announced on Monday, Dec. 9. The first place winners included seniors Mike Ciele...

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