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Teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

CHS is one school within the MCVSD that offers night school.

Madison Beekman and Riley Forrester

June 15, 2018

After radio teacher Bill Bengle takes off his headphones and closes the radio studio at the end of the school year, he starts a summer full of painting and repairs for MCVSD. Bengle is one of many teachers at CHS with multiple jobs. He travels between the MCVSD schools and paints whatever is in n...

Many jobs during the school year: more stress than money

Tess Rempel

November 16, 2017

The dawn of a new school year often makes students think about which activities outside of school are really worth their time. According to, 4.7 million teenagers consider a job to be worth this time. But is having more than one job really a valuable use of a student’s time? Working...

Skills from school carry into summer jobs, internships

During the summer, many students take jobs as interns in job fields they are interested in.

Elizabeth Klemm

September 15, 2017

David Salowe assisted production on movie sets. Shelley Ortner worked as a graphic designer. Now these teachers share their tricks of the trade to CHS students who are following in their footsteps. Seniors Abi Karl of Monmouth Beach and Carly Drabeck of Oceanport interned as production assistants...

Outside of their daily teaching, CHS faculty have part-time jobs

Technology teacher Maryanne Rodriguez's jobs outside of school are all education related.

Jacqueline Geller

May 9, 2017

When the bell rings at 2:19 p.m., some CHS teachers will walk out the school’s doors and head to their part-time job. Spanish teacher Karen Britto used to be employed in restaurants and worked as an SAT tutor while holding a teacher position during the day. “It can be difficult especially...

Students take on reffing sports games as jobs

Anthony Quattrocchi of Matawan began to referee eighth grade soccer two years ago.

Kiera Gill

April 1, 2017

High school is a time for teenagers to get a taste of what the real world is like, and many get this exposure through a job, internship or volunteer task. According to NewsOk, an Oklahoma City newspaper, one in four students at age 16 or older work, which is more than 3 million workers nationwide. ...

Mentorship gives students a taste of the workplace

Seniors at CHS sign out before they leave for their mentorship.

Evan Kuo

March 11, 2017

Mentorship has been a part of a senior’s experience at CHS ever since the school’s first senior class graduated in 2004, Principal James Gleason said. Radio and mentorship teacher Bill Bengle took over the program from English teacher Maria Sant in 2010 when he came into the school. Various ch...

Annual Career Day brings wide range of jobs to CHS

Keynote speaker, Rachel Belli, talks to CHS students about life as a broadcast producer.

Grace Badger

December 4, 2016

An actor, a golfer, a politician, a lawyer, and a crowd of other professionals walk into a school. Three hours later, they leave having shared their work experiences with hundreds of ambitious students. That is precisely what happened on December 2, at the Communications High School Career Day organize...

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