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Class of 2022 hosts Winter Ball in Venice

Senior Ryan Swanson of Brielle, junior Michael Rau of Manalapan, and sophomore Will Cooperman of Bradley Beach dance at Winter Ball.

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

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 Godkin the achievement.

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

Gretna Wilkinson recites her poetry at an assembly at CHS on Thursday.

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 started winter break after their last class on December 20, and will resume on January 2.
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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

MCVSD Superintendent Timothy McCorkell and Commissioner Dr. Lamot Repollet unveil the display of CHS's Blue Ribbon award.

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

Freshman Robert Gill of Wall and senior Julia Rocco of Marlboro act in

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

Seniors Vaughn Battista of Tinton Falls, Colin Martin of Middletown, Jack Hester of Oceanport, and Mike Cielecki of Spring Lake Heights pose with Java teacher Laura Gesin.

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...

Class of 2021 hosts Coffeehouse

Seniors Michael Landolfi of Tinton Falls and Dane Tedder of Ocean perform at Coffeehouse.

Lana Tomchuk

December 8, 2019

The Class of 2021 hosted the annual Coffeehouse this Friday, Dec. 6, with the theme of “Amongst the Stars” and featured hosts juniors Jake Polvino of Tinton Falls and Georgia Trentalange of Middletown. The show featured 33 performances, ranging from singing to slam poetry.  Sophomore Gina Dig...

Students celebrate Thanksgiving both in and out of school

Each grade celebrated “Friendsgiving,” an event where students can celebrate the holiday with their classmates by bringing in food and spending time together. This year, the event took place on Nov. 27, 2019, a day before Thanksgiving itself and the corresponding four-day weekend.
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Jeff Busold

November 29, 2019

Everyone has their own traditions for Thanksgiving, and CHS is no different. Each grade celebrated “Friendsgiving,” an event where students can celebrate the holiday with their classmates by bringing in food and spending time together. This year, the event took place on Nov. 27, 2019, a day before ...

JSA attends Fall State convention

CHS entered with a strong arsenal of assigned speakers, and left with several awards for each speech.

Joey Esposito

November 24, 2019

CHS’s Junior State of America (JSA) chapter attended the organization’s annual Fall State convention in Woodbridge, N.J. from Saturday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov 17. Each fall, the national organization invites chapters from over the Mid-Atlantic region to debate with their peers. This two-day ev...

NAHS visits The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Senior Jillian Tracy of Belmar observes the art displayed in the museum.

Meredith Prud'homme

November 23, 2019

The National Art Honors Society (NAHS) traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, in New York City on Nov. 22. It was the club’s first trip to the museum since 2016 and 40 students attended, along with four chaperones. NAHS President and senior Jill Tracy of Belmar thought the trip ...

NHS and NTHS induct new members

Students sit during the ceremony held on Thursday.

Emma Barofsky

November 23, 2019

The National Honor Society (NHS) and National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducted 49 new members on Thursday, Nov. 21. The ceremony opened with a welcome from Superintendent Timothy McCorkell, followed by speeches from NTHS and NHS advisers Scott Stengele and Justine Lane, as well each society’s ...

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