12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8th Grade Placement Exams - Cafeteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Source Foundation Meeting - The Source
Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Creative Writing majors recently learned that they earned nearly two dozen regional and two national awards in the prestigious 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards sponsored by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Students from around the world received awards from over 340,000 submitted works. Nicholette Glenn – and Alexandra Lewis were the National winners each earning a Silver Medal. The students who won national and regional awards are pictured above. Their names and awards follow: Scholastic Writing Regional Awards (pictured): • Grace Davidson, Shrewsbury, two Honorable Mentions ...
The statistics are sobering. The growing crisis of suicide affects all age groups and communities. Over 800,000 people die of suicide every year in the world. The age group with the highest suicide rate is 45 to 65 year olds. In the vulnerable teen community, suicide is the second cause of death for American children ages 10 – 14 and 18 to 24. Acknowledging the magnitude of the problem and its sensitivity, in early May, the SOURCE, Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) school-based counseling program, hosted an intimate, frank conversation for its parental community on the subject. In the casual and welcoming environment of a parent’s home, SOURCE Director Suzanne Keller, along with guest speakers Mary Fowler and Phyllis Alongi from the Upstream Suicide Prevention (through the RWJBH Institute for Prevention and Recovery) spoke to RBR parents about suicide, its signs, how to listen, respond and how to help. Upstream Suicide Prevention is a county-funded grant program.
Last month, Red Bank Regional (RBR) sophomore Dori Valentine of Shrewsbury was notified that she took second place in the BLICK Art Materials National Multi-Media Competition; her piece was selected from over 500 entries. Dori is a studio art major in the RBR Visual & Performing Arts Academy. Last year, her teacher, Claudia O’Connor, had assigned her a multi-media self-portrait as part of her classwork. Ms. O’Connor had also brought the BLICK competition to her class’s attention, as it is mandatory for all RBR VPA studio art majors to enter at least two competitions each school year. The BLICK contest requested students to submit entries that most connected them to art.
An exciting time in a high schooler’s life, the prom season, is characterized by much preparation. The students save to buy their prom tickets and their dresses and suits. There is the shopping and the logistics. Who is going with whom? On the big day, corsages and boutonnieres are affixed, pictures taken as happy family celebrations precede the sendoff to the big event. During that week, Red Bank Regional (RBR) administration, supported by the emergency services of Little Silver engages in their own preparations for prom. Project Prom is a week long program of activities designed to keep students safe by encouraging them to make the right decisions regarding driving impaired.
At the 2019 Virginia International Music Festival held from April 25 through April 28, RBR VPA students took away outstanding honors. Participants came from high schools throughout the United States. RBR’s accolades included: Choir under RBR Choral teacher Nicole Hodge: • Mixed Choir - Gold First Place • Women’s Choir - Gold First Place • Best Overall Vocal Soloist – Catherine Creed, Red Bank • Grand Champions – RBR Mixed Concert Choir Concert and Jazz Performers under RBR band teacher Kevin Pryor: • Concert Band – Gold First Place • Jazz Band – Gold First Place • Best Overall Instrumental Soloist – David Grant, Shrewsbury
: On May 1, over 40 Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) students were celebrated for their stellar academic accomplishments at the school during its annual Encourage and “A” Program and celebratory dinner, sponsored by the RBR SOURCE. One by one, students were called up to receive a variety of gifts including gift certificates to a favored teenage retail store, Amazon Echos, Beats headphones, laptops and even flatscreen TV’s. The value of the gift ascended with the number of A’s the students earned in their third marking period this school year.
Red Bank Regional(RBR) photo majors recently won accolades for their photo art in the Ocean County Camera Competition. Georgia Landree, Little Silver, Isabella Albarella, Millstone, Julie Glidden, Little Silver, Emily Gannon, Shrewsbury, Stephanie Flores Avina, Bradley Beach, Maya Restifo, Neptune City, and Sophia Morales. Shrewsbury, and Jamie Hicks, Shrewsbury will all be going on for a national competition. Honorable mention awards were also given to: Heidi Jacinto, Red Bank, Claire Petrone, Shrewsbury, Sarah Caldwell, Bradley Beach, Sheridan Torres, Little Silver, Chloe Rosen, Little Silver, and Fiona Slattery, Red Bank.
Just as Dr. Louis Moore, RBR Superintendent began addressing a room of parents at a pre-arranged meeting on school security, breaking news flashed of yet another school shooting. This one was at a STEM High School near Denver. A brave young man died trying to protect his classmates from the shooter. “We live in challenging times, Dr. Moore began, “This is not only clear and present, it is heartbreaking. We do these things (as detailed in the security meeting) as a sacred obligation. It is our best effort to prevent a tragedy from happening.”