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CHS welcomes back virtual students for marking period 2

CHS welcomes back students that chose to return to the school after a virtual first marking period.
November 25, 2020

With the beginning of the second marking period starting on Monday, Nov. 16, many students who originally opted to learn fully remote switched over to the hybrid schedule. If they made the decision to...

School year preparation becomes a teachable moment

Photography teacher Amanda Fitzpatrick describes the parts of a camera during a virtual lesson on Sept. 18. Most CHS teachers are using Webcams and broadcasting virtually from their classrooms through at least the beginning of October.
October 9, 2020

With the Monmouth County Vocational School District facing a virtual start to the year, many teachers are finding ways to make online learning more engaging, aiming to bridge the gap between virtual and...

Teens adjust to “new normal” in school and at work

Daily routines have changed greatly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://unsplash.com/license
October 9, 2020

As Communications High School students prepare to endure another school year through a global pandemic, they are saying one thing: bring it on.  “I’m not sure anything about the pandemic really...

Preschools and daycares put young children at risk during pandemic

As a result of the pandemic, many preschools and daycares follow very strict safety guidelines. https://unsplash.com/license
October 9, 2020

The most fun one can have as a kid is getting messy. However, something so quintessential to children like germs and dirt are not ideal during a pandemic. Although the spread of a virus can happen anywhere,...

CHS starts in-person learning on Oct. 5

The MCVSD school district opts for a virtual September schedule after an August 28th update.  However is switching to a hybrid schedule for October. https://unsplash.com/license
October 9, 2020

After seven months without students roaming the hallways of CHS, in-person classes resumed on Oct. 5 under a hybrid schedule. But with the student body divided into alternating cohorts and assigned seating...

COVID-19 brings in new era of showbiz

A marquee in Minneapolis, Minn. assures visitors that the theater is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 9, 2020

Entertainment has always been present throughout time. From the productions put on by past civilizations to movie theater viewings, humans have always had ways to entertain themselves. In recent months...

Coronavirus causes concerns for clubs

The Junior State of America (JSA), which held the mock Democratic primary debate shown here, is one of the clubs not able to officially continue this school year.
October 9, 2020

COVID-19 has taken a toll on society, leaving people trying to find a way to assert a new normal in a world that is anything but that. With the start of September, CHS and schools all around the world...

Social isolation affects the creativity of CHS students

Senior Charlotte Frick of Wall painted rocks and shells to put in her neighborhood for the Kindness Rock Project.
October 9, 2020

In an unprecedented time of crisis, it is generally common knowledge that everyone reacts in different ways. When life becomes limited, and just going outside and seeing family is a risk, these reactions...

Restaurants recover from COVID-19 shutdown

Restaurants begin to reopen using safety guidelines after COVID-19 shutdown.
October 9, 2020

Thousands across the United States were hesitant to rush into restaurants when outdoor dining first opened, but ended up caving into their burger cravings and their hunger for fries, despite the consistent...

College applicants struggle with standardized tests amid pandemic

Students struggle with being able to take standardized tests to use for college applications. https://unsplash.com/license
October 9, 2020

On Aug. 29, senior Abby Fuller of Brielle put on her mask and drove down to Donovan Catholic High School in Toms River to take the SAT. Despite taking the test last November, Fuller signed up to retest...

Monmouth County schools plan to reopen, face setbacks

NJ high schools have ever changing schedules, switching between all virtual, hybrid, to all in-person learning.
October 8, 2020

As schools across the country return to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, each school has a different plan for what their “new normal” is expected to be. On July 26, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy...

As summer wanes, CHS prepares for students in the fall

As the summer winds to a close and school is just around the corner, new guidelines are being put into place to welcome students back. https://unsplash.com/license
July 30, 2020

On Friday, July 24, MCVSD’s reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year were emailed to the students and faculty at CHS.  The document states that “the District chose a hybrid model that allows...

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