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CHS receives National Blue Ribbon honor

This program acknowledges private and public schools across the country for “their overall academic experience or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups,” according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Madison Beekman

October 12, 2019

For the second time in twenty years, the U.S. Department of Education named Communications High School (CHS) a National Blue Ribbon School, among 362 others nationwide. Prior to this year, CHS also won the award in 2012. This program acknowledges private and public schools across the country for “thei...

Class of 2023 holds first class election

Rising Sophomore Lucy Battista of TInton Falls is present Freshman Class President.

Kristen Gallagher

October 12, 2019

The Class of 2023 held their freshman class council elections on Oct. 3 in the cafeteria. After primaries consisting of thirteen students, the candidates were narrowed down to ten. Following the two-minute long speeches, the class voted for their top five choices of council members for the 2019-2020 schoo...

PSFA hosts annual Sweets by the Beach event in Belmar

Sweets by the Beach was held both in the Belmar Pavilion and outside on the beach. Students ate inside and played a variety of games on the beach.

Emma Barofsky

October 3, 2019

The second annual Sweets by the Beach event took place on Sept. 27 at Belmar beach as students and families gathered to bond with one another, while enjoying candies, cupcakes, ice cream sundaes, cookies and more. Ran by the Parent Student Faculty Association (PSFA), this event was held both inside of...

Class of 2020 goes to New York City

Seniors Ainsley Vetter of Wall and Emily Madeira of Howell walk through a section of Ripley's Believe it or Not museum.

Meredith Prud'homme

September 26, 2019

The class of 2020 kicked off their final year at CHS together by traveling to New York City on Wednesday Sept. 25 for the annual senior trip. Students toured Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum, ate lunch at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co., and saw the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” Senior Julia...

Students rock out at 80s themed back to school dance

The annual back to school dance was ‘80s themed, and the cafeteria was lined with bright colors, cassette tapes and other classic 80s paraphernalia.

Meredith Prud'homme

September 26, 2019

Scrunchies and neon attire filled the dance floor as the Class of 2020 hosted the first dance of the school year on Friday, Sept. 13. The annual back to school dance was ‘80s themed, and the cafeteria was lined with bright colors, cassette tapes and other classic 80s paraphernalia. A total of 140 s...

Students attend annual Club Fair

Students sign up for clubs that had stands in the cafeteria on Friday the 13th.

Emma Barofsky

September 21, 2019

At the annual Club Fair on Friday, Sept. 13, students were given the opportunity to sign up for the clubs offered at CHS in the cafeteria during lunch. Every year, this event allows individuals to choose to get involved in the organizations that interest them. There was a widespread of clubs exhibited...

CHS undergoes emergency repair for flooding

The project was funded with bonds through the Monmouth County Freeholders and will cost about $2.1 million.

Evan Kuo and Katherine Lombardi

September 13, 2019

On August 1, the familiar flow of students in the hallways was replaced by a river of water streaming down the stairs. The flooding was caused by an automatic toilet on the second floor that flushed continuously overnight, spilling water down the stairs and into the cafeteria. By the time staff had ar...

CHS turns the page on summer reading

This summer, CHS opted out of assigning school-wide reading.

Zoe Conner-Bennett

September 13, 2019

While says that reading over the two-month summer break can neutralize summer learning loss and even improve self-esteem, CHS opted out of assigning school-wide reading this year. Aside from juniors or seniors entering AP Calculus or the incoming freshmen, students were free of any acade...

Class of 2023 breaks Thompson Park trip tradition

Freshman Ethan Driver of Freehold, left, and Tommy Mazza, right, of Wall play a game of capture the flag at the relocated Thompson Park trip.

Jordan Durkin

September 13, 2019

While inclement weather prevented the Class of 2023 from continuing the annual tradition of visiting Thompson Park on Sept. 6, they nonetheless carried on the custom of growing closer with classmates as they began their four years at CHS. Before leaving for the trip at GoodSportsUSA in Wall, students w...

Class of 2023 continues freshmen trip tradition at GoodSports

Freshmen play a bonding game in GoodSports in Wall.

Emma Barofsky

September 8, 2019

The Class of 2023 made new friends and continued an annual CHS tradition at this year’s trip to GoodSports in Wall on Friday, Sept. 5.  For almost 20 years, the freshmen trip provides new students with an opportunity to get to know their classmates at Thompson Park in Lincroft. Due to inclemen...

CHS opens new year with annual tradition

Senior Mike Cielecki of Spring Lake Heights eats italian ice with SGA members and seniors Evan Kuo of Tinton Falls and Liam Jamolod of Howell.

Meredith Prud'homme

September 6, 2019

Over the summer, administration and the Student Government Association (SGA) alike prepared to welcome freshmen and greet returning students following their two month break. To wrap up the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, students attended an assembly at the end of fourth block with Italian Ic...

Students close out 2018-19 school year

Students closed the year the same way they opened it--with italian ice.

Nicole Sestito

July 25, 2019

The 2018-19 school year officially came to an end on Wednesday June 19, as students enjoyed their last day of school and took their final exams. While freshmen, sophomores, and juniors said goodbye to their teachers and peers for the summer, members of the Class of 2019 said their final farewell to ...

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