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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.

Lillian Chen

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 in-person instruction as best they can. “Readjusting current projects and activities that were always ...

Arts teachers share world-class experience with students

Photography teacher Amanda FitzPatrick gives feedback on a photo by junior Sara Burgi of Matawan in Photography I class.

Carla Vreeland and Ella Lukowiak

March 9, 2020

Photography and Graphic Arts teacher Amanda FitzPatrick takes the techniques and knowledge she has learned in the field and applies it to her teaching at CHS.  “In 2016 I started an LLC of my own — Amanda FitzPatrick LLC. I am always learning new techniques depending on lighting and location...

CHS recruits new teachers for 2018-19

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

Isabella Antoon

September 14, 2018

Each year, CHS welcomes a new group of students eager to learn and grow. This year, three new teachers also accompanied the incoming freshman class in experiencing CHS for the very first time. After the retirement of Print Production teacher Bill Allen and the promotion of Communications Technology teac...

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...

Vetser begins first year as math teacher

Math teacher Cheryl Vetser taught at four other schools before CHS, including the Allied Academy of Health and Science and Brookdale Community College.

Allie Beekman

September 15, 2017

New Algebra 1 and Precalculus teacher Cheryl Vetser joined the 81 new freshman as a “new kid” when she started her first day at CHS on Wednesday, Sept 8.   Vetser has previously taught at four other schools: FDR High School in Brooklyn, Petrides High School in Staten Island, Allied Academy of ...

Teachers spot the difference among MCVSD students

Math teacher, Deborah Maher taught at Allied Academy of Health and Science prior to teaching at CHS.

Phoebe Drummond

May 17, 2017

CHS’s faculty consists of 30 teachers. Six of these teachers have worked at other Monmouth County Vocational Schools (MCVSD). History teacher Tom Ross is one of them. He moved to CHS from Biotechnology High School (BTHS) last year. He said the main reason he made the switch was because CHS is si...

Teachers win the annual 6v6 volleyball tournament

The all-teacher team, the Grave Diggers, won the 2017 Volleyball tournament. They competed in the finals against the Black Mambos.

Caroline Savage

March 3, 2017

The annual 6v6 volleyball tournament was held on Thursday in the Wall High School gym. The event, organized by the Class of 2017 and advisor Ginny Clevenger, benefited both the class fund and the Where Angels Play Foundation. The 11 all-student teams and one all-teacher team competed in a series of brief, ...

CHS teachers share their love stories

School nurse Dorothy Condon married her husband 35 years ago.

Jacqueline Geller

February 12, 2017

Whether it is the relationship of Monica Geller and Chandler Bing from “Friends” or Barack and Michelle Obama, love stories can be found anywhere. The teachers of CHS have some of their own. Biology teacher Jeanine Gomez has known her husband since she was in elementary school. They attended th...

Student experiences with the same teachers for multiple years

Justine Lane, math teacher, is one of the members of the CHS faculty that teach the same students year after year.

Emma Hecht

November 9, 2016

With 320 students and 31 faculty members, CHS students are bound to have the same teacher several years in a row. Senior Tony Moore of Howell said throughout his four years, he had multiple classes with history teacher Sharyn O’Keefe, English teacher Kelly Lang, TV teacher Jennifer Cornine, radio teacher...

Sherman departs from CHS, leaves Lang and legacy in his place

Anna Robinson

September 26, 2015

The baseball cap has been hung up for good. Former English III teacher Robert Sherman resigned over the summer break after 14 years at CHS. “The Class of 2016 was a great group to go out with,” Sherman said. “I wish them all the best.” Former U.S. History II teacher Ronald Klein, who retired...

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