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  • Little BUCs Graduate from High School Pre-School Program AM Session is almost full, BUT several slots remain open for 2017-2018 PM Session

    On June 8, two weeks prior to their big sister and brothers’ graduation from high school, the youngest students on campus enjoyed their emotional and fun-packed graduation. RBR’s Little Bucs Preschool held an informal graduation for family and friends with lots of help from their high school student teachers. There were many songs, displays of art work, rainbow ribbon waving as well as conferment of graduation certificates by their teachers. A very spirited rendition of Wheels on the Bus

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  • RBR IB Diploma Graduates and Prospective Graduates Learn Value of Diploma from Alumni

    Several weeks preceding Red Bank Regional High School’s (RBR) actual graduation, a smaller one was held for a special group of students, those receiving the coveted International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. RBR is one of only four schools in the county and 14 in the state to offer the internationally renowned IB program. The IB coordinator Ryan Hilligus addressed the seventh RBR IB graduating class stating, “You finished two intense years. Reflect on these past two years. Think of how ...

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  • Nine RBR Students Art Work Chosen for Monmouth Day Care Art Journal Including High School Grand Prize Winner

    ​Nine students from RBR’s Barbara Beckett’s art class had their art selected as ads for the Monmouth Day Care Art Journal. Vera Juarez of Red Bank was the high school grand prize winner. The other student winners were: Devin Cooper, Little Silver; Jose Carreon, Red Bank; Teddy Purdon, Little Silver, Grace Goodwyn, Shrewsbury; Matthew Vanderveer, Shrewsbury; Faith Kruesi, Little Silver; Liam Sheehan, Red Bank; Evelyn Sullivan, Little Silver; Edith Hernandez, Red Bank.

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  • RBR Studio Art Majors Create School Mural in Collaboration with Special Education Students

    Baking, musical instruments, photography, sports, school buses, are a few of the favorite things, RBR’s special education class told the senior Studio Art Majors they would like to see incorporated in their art mural. Set to a theme of puzzle pieces, the symbol of autism, Studio Art Major students (pictured left to right) Jack Krupinski, Avon, Mallory Depoe, Red Bank; Taylor Cuozzo, Little Silver; Tracy Schmidt, Little Silver; and Nora Fraser, Red Bank, created their senior mural for RBR’s ...

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  • RBR Source Reception Honors One of their Own in Memoriam

    On May 31, The RBR Source hosted its 17th annual year end reception, a celebratory event to award student scholarships and honor its community partners. Together with its foundation, RBR’s Source Community Partnerships enable its mission, “To remove all obstacles that impede the success of young people in our community.” Community partners honored included Paulette Morris and Brian Glatt of Lenscrafters who generously provided eyeglass services to SOURCE students for the past five years. ..

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  • First RBR Charter Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Selected---- RBR Asks Community’s Help in Locating Some Inductees or their Descendants

    After six months of combing through yearbooks and archives, the inaugural list of inductees to the Red Bank Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) has been selected. The list is comprehensive, including 19 individual inductees, as well as three athletic teams and three coaches/administrators, ranging from the 1920s to 2006. The induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 pm at the Doubletree in Eatontown. Additionally, the charter Red Bank Athletic Hall of Fame class will be introduced to the public on October 27 at half time during the RBR vs RBC football game.

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  • RBR Announces Global Citizenship for the 21st Century

    RBR is routinely recognized as one of the top high schools in the state of New Jersey, precisely because it offers its students so much in rigorous and unique course opportunities and extracurricular offerings. These include a Visual & Performing Arts Academy with majors in: Studio Art, Commercial Photography, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Interactive Media, Instrumental and Vocal Music. There is an award-winning Academy of Information Technology, Engineering and Finance. RBR offers 20 AP courses and ...

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  • RBR Holds First “Shark Tank” Competition

    The first annual RBR Shark Tank took place on May 30 and was sponsored by the Red Bank Rotary Club, which offered a total of $5,000 to the top three winners. The tension was palpable as student finalists presented their invention, product or service to the panel of judges at RBR’s “Shark Tank” Competition. The judges composed of Rotarians Chris Zatorski and Jay Schwartz, Two River Times News Editor Christina Johnson, RBR STEM Supervisor David Fusco and RBR business teacher Cheryl Washington ...

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  • A Dozen Years of Project Prom Presented to Keep RBR Teenagers Safe

    For a dozen years, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) has been conducting the Project Prom program for seniors with the intention of keeping them safe during the most dangerous time of the year for teenage car crashes. Little Silver Police Sergeant Pete Gibson started the program in 2005 with the participation of the RBR sending districts emergency service personnel. This year, the program began on May 25 despite a continual rain, which mimicked especially dangerous time to be driving distracted ...

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  • RBR VPA Vocal Music Major Takes First Place in the Monmouth Civic Chorus Scholarship Program

    Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) senior Dannielle Wolf of Shrewsbury has had an amazing high school career in the RBR Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) as a vocal major. Her amazing talent and accomplishments were recently recognized at the Monmouth Civic Chorus June 14 concert at The Red Bank Charter School in Red Bank as their First Place scholarship winner. Dannielle began her performance career at Shrewsbury elementary school where she took leading roles in most musical productions

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  • RBR Senior Leaves Legacy to Hometown in Outfitting Parks with AEDs for Eagle Scout Project

    Jack McNally of Little Silver has been in boy scouts since the age of six. He explains that various reasons kept him involved in the organization through the years. For the past few years, and most recently in conjunction with his Eagle Scout project, community service has cemented his commitment to Scouts. Jack, who is official inducted with the Scouts highest honor of Eagle Scout at Troop 67’s Court of Honor in June, spent the better part of nine months planning and fundraising for his project

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  • RBR Creative Writing Majors Win 62 Regional and One National Award in Scholastic Contest

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) Creative Writing Majors recently learned that they earned 62 regional and one national award in the prestigious 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards sponsored by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Senior, Kyle Eber of Bradley Beach earned a National Silver Award, which represents the second year in a row he has taken this honor. Kyle will continue his study of creative writing at Emerson College in Boston next year. Over 2500 students from around ...

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  • RBR Ranked One of Best High Schools for Athletes in the State

    Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) is well known for its depth of excellent academic programs, however, this year it received a new accolade. Niche Rankings has designated RBR as one of the top high schools for athletes in New Jersey, with a rank of 50 in its top 100 schools in New Jersey and fifth best in Monmouth County. It is rated A+ by Niche for clubs and activities and A overall. RBR Athletic Director, Del Dal Pra, comments, “We were thrilled to receive this recognition.

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  • RBR First Annual “Shark Tank” Competition takes place May 30

    RBR will hold the first annual “Shark Tank” competition, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Red Bank on Tuesday, May 30, at the Media Center at 7 pm. The students, staff, parents and members of the greater RBR community are welcome to attend. Eighth student finalists (both teams and individuals) will make their formal presentation of products and ideas, which they hope to create/manufacture with the help of Rotary Club scholarships awards. Eight finalists were chosen from the pool of proposals.

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  • RBR Inducts Six into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

    On Friday, April 28, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) inducted six alumni into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. The event was sponsored and organized by the BUC Backer Foundation under the Co-chairs Judy Noglows and Teresa Jahns Hottmann. This year’s inductees included: • Carol A. Penn, DO, MA, FACCE, Physician Specializing in Family Practice Medicine, Class of 1974 , Red Bank resident • Cassandra L. Dorn, Red Bank Regional English Teacher, Class of 1986, West Long Branch resident, formally of Little Silver • Joey N. Fields, Sergeant Red Bank Police Department, Class of 1987, (formally of Red Bank, and current Tinton Falls resident • Ramona Q. Johnson, Lead Resource Inclusion Teacher at Hawkins Street School (Newark Public Schools), Class of 1991, Red Bank resident • Erin M. Curtis, OD, Doctor of Optometry, Class of 1997, formerly of Red Bank, now Tinton Falls resident, Red Bank Business Owner and Doctor • James T. Pierson, Red Bank Middle School Vice Principal, Class of 2001, Red Bank resident

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  • RBR Debuts New Stem Advisory Committee

    RBR's excellent academic reputation is mirrored in the success of its academy programs, which are accredited by the state through guidelines for operation as a Career and Technical Education program. One such guideline is the formation of an advisory board consisting of stakeholders in the school district including staff, students, parents, higher education and industry. With the restructuring of some of RBR’s academy programs, RBR's new STEM supervisor, David Fusco, who oversees the Information

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  • RBR Student Engineered Faux Cake takes First Place in State TSA Competition

    Kristin Dingelstedt of Shrewsbury was awarded First Place in a Technical Student Association (TSA) engineering competition which took place at the College of New Jersey on April 8. Over 1,400 students from around the state of New Jersey competed in over 30 categories. Kristin competed in a new category of faux cake design, something that is utilized for display in a variety of settings, and designed by engineers. RBR engineering teacher Kathryn Hawley states, “The TSA competitions are aligned ...

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  • RBR Photo Majors to Hold Show at Rumson Art Studio May 19 to 22

    The talented majors of the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual and Performing Arts Academy will hold their senior photo show at the Canvas Art Studio in Rumson, NJ, from May 19 through May 22. The art studio is located at 126 East River Road. The public is invited to the welcome reception on Friday, May 18 from 5:30 to 8 pm. This year’s work will feature the photo art of six seniors: Paige Whittle, Little Silver, Karlee Chimento, Red Bank, Juliet Slattery, Red Bank, Jordin O’Hara, Little Silver, ...

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  • RBR VPA Piano Majors Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Concert

    RBR VPA Piano Majors Celebrate 25th Anniversary in Concert ...

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  • Twenty RBR Athletes Commit to Play College Sports on National Commitment Day

    Twenty of Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) student athletes committed on May 1 to play sports at the colleges of their choice next fall. They are (pictured from left to right),(top row): Kevin Laughlin, Shrewsbury, (football, University of Richmond); Josh Horowitz, Red Bank, (baseball, Millersville University); Jack Mangold, Shrewbury, (baseball, Colby College); Connor McCarthy, Shrewsbury, (football, Ithaca University); Chris Brannagan, Little Silver, (football, Rhodes University); Mason O’Mara, Shrewsbury

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  • RBR Dance Majors Present their Spring Extravaganza Show on May 12

    On Friday, May 12, at 7 pm, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) dance majors present their “Spring Dance Extravaganza” at the RBR theatre. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, NJ. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children. All RBR students are free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the RBR dance teacher Cara Scacco at Cscacco@rbrhs.org, 732 842 8000, ext. 1477.

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  • RBR 2016-2017 THIRD Marking Period Honor Roll

    We proudly publish the names of all our students who have made the honor roll for the third marking period in this school year. Congratulations all!

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  • RBR Encourage an A Program Brings Up the Grade for Many Students

    On April 26, over 40 Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) students celebrated their stellar academic accomplishments at the school during its annual Encourage and “A” Program and celebratory dinner, sponsored by the RBR SOURCE. The SOURCE Director Suzanne Keller told the students, “We are so very proud of you for your accomplishments and we know you have been working really hard to achieve your goals.” One by one, students were called up to receive a gift certificate to a favored teenage retail store up

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  • RBR World Language Italian Students Take First, Second and Third Place in State Competition

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) high school students and teachers always look for opportunities to improve their skills through competitive engagements. To that end, RBR’s World Language teacher of Italian, Federica Proietti Cesaretti entered her students in the 2017 competition sponsored by the Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey (ITANJ). RBR competed with eight other high schools with approximately 40 students in all, submitting multi-media projects in Italian regarding Italy’s response to

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  • RBR Team Maroon Places Second in the Nation at CyberPatriot IX

    On Thursday, April 6, the students of Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) emptied their classrooms and lined the school’s corridors to welcome home their victorious classmates. The Little Silver Fire and Police Departments provided a heroes’ escort as Team Maroon exited the van to the cheers and high fives of their school community. After seven months of grueling competitions, starting in a field of over 2,200 high schools, Team Maroon advanced round after round to achieve their victory. In mid-January the team earned their first trophy with the NJ State Champion title (RBR’s teams Gray and White ...

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  • RBR Hosts Forum on “Fake News”

    On March 16, the RBR Student Public Policy Group welcomed Joseph Amditis, Associate Director for the Montclair State Center for Cooperative Media, (affiliated Montclair University) to give a presentation on “Fake News.” His audience was composed of approximately 250 students including AP English and Journalism students. Dr. Moore explains, “The impetus for this program came directly from the students, who thought that “fake news” played a significant role in our recent presidential election.”

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  • RBR Students Excel at FBLA State Competitions Bringing Home Seven Medals

    Following their strong showing in the Future Business Leader’s (FBLA) regional competition, Red Bank Regional (RBR) sent 14 students to compete in the State FBLA state competition which took place on March 16 at Harrah's Conference Center in Atlantic City. The students achieved medals in the following competitions: • Cybersecurity: 1st Place – Makoto Brown, Tinton Falls; 2nd Place -Bobby Villaluz, Shrewsbury; 3rdPlace- Kyle Neary, Shrewsbury • Intro to Information Technology -4th Place - ...

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  • Three RBR Teams Score High in Technology Coding Competition at Stockton University

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) always searches for opportunities for their students to compete on the specialized knowledge they learn in their technology academy. The AOIT found such an opportunity for its students to compete in computer coding on St. Patty’s Day, March 17, in the second annual Computer Science Teachers Association South Jersey (CSTA-SNJ) computer science competition at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ. The competition included 130 students from 12 New Jersey High Schools.

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  • Casino Night Planned for Saturday April 1 To Benefit RBR School Based Youth Service Program

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) SOURCE Foundation will hold its seventh annual Casino Night, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at The Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Proceeds will benefit The SOURCE, RBR’s School Based Youth Services Program. The special event will take place from 7 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $125 per person, which includes a two hour wine and beer open bar, dinner, entertainment, $50 chips and raffle basket entries. It also features a 50/50 drawing. Tickets can be purchased ...

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  • Red Bank Dental Office Offers Clinic to RBR Teenagers and their Families

    The importance of good dental health is becoming more and more accepted in society as a medical necessity versus the luxury of having sparkling white teeth. Medical research links poor dental hygiene to such health issues as cardiovascular disease, stroke, pneumonia, diabetes and low birth weight. Yet some people cannot afford dental services and many lack the financial assistance of dental benefits, so they go without the services of a dentist. Dr. Benjamin Klayman began his practice of Red Bank Smiles

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  • RBR Student Engineered Faux Cake headed for State TSA Competition

    Did you ever think that the amazingly elaborate cake design in the bakery-store window or special event could only have been created by someone with an engineering degree? For many of those displayed “faux” cakes, that could very well be the case. This winter, the New Jersey Technical Student Association (TSA) challenged New Jersey’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students to design a faux cake to the theme of the 2018 Super Bowl using technical skills learned in their engineering classes.

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  • RBR Theatre Company to Present “Kismet” March 23 through 26

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Theatre Company will present the musical fable “Kismet.” Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 23-25 at 7pm and March 26th at 3pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. (RBR students are free.) Red Bank Regional is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, NJ. Tickets can be ordered through the RBR website at rbrhs.org through PayPal or purchased at the door the day of the performance.

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  • Student Applications for RBR’s First Annual “Shark Tank” Competition Due April 7

    Student applications to participate in Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) first annual Shark Tank competition are due, Friday, April 7. The Rotary Club of Red Bank is sponsoring this first annual competition to promote entrepreneurship within the RBR student body in the fun and exciting format of the popular Shark Tank television show. Students may participate as individuals or in teams of up to four people. The top winners will earn scholarships of $2,500 (first place) $1,500 (second place) ...

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  • RBR Senior Named Student Journalist of the Year by NJ Press Association

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior Ella Brockway of Shrewsbury was recently named the Garden State Scholastic Press Association’s New Jersey Student Journalist of the Year. The honor comes with winning the Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the New Jersey Press Foundation (NJPF) and the Garden State Scholastic Press Association. Ella will be honored by the NJPF at its annual Spring Awards Celebration in Hamilton, New Jersey on April 20. She will represent New Jersey in the 2017 Journalism Education Association’s National Student Journalist of the Year competition.

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  • RBR Sophomore Finalist at Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition at Count Basie

    Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) Sophomore Shea Grant of Little Silver was one of two finalists in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition held on February 7 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. Danyal Malik of Holmdel was the other finalist among 19 high school student participants from Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties. Shea, a drama major in RBR’s Visual & Performing Arts Academy, performed three poems for the competition “Personal”

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  • RBR Fosters Special Friendships through Unified Sports Special Olympic Program

    This past year, Red Bank Regional (RBR) Athletic Director Del DalPra was able to secure a $3500 grant from the Special Olympics Organization to become a Special Olympics Unified School. The grant subsidizes an instructional aid and special education transportation for this after-school activity. According to the Unified Olympic website, “Unified Sports is also an integral part of the Special Olympics Unified Strategy for Schools, which was founded in 2008 and funded through the U.S. Department of Education ...

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  • RBR Board of Education Commends its Top Scholars

    At its February 1 Board Meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education commended its top academic scholars. Six students, Ella Brockway, Little Silver; Makoto Brown, Tinton Falls; Chase Hintelmann, Little Silver; Jack McNally Little Silver; Robert Villaluz, Shrewsbury; and Paige Whittle of Little Silver were all recognized as Commended Scholars. This is honor is achieved by students who scored among the top 2.4% of over 1.4 million students who took the PSAT in their junior year.

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  • Sophomores Encouraged to Take the Most Challenging Courses at RBR

    “I will not accept my limits and I will not look back… Whatever it takes I know I will come back to harness my inner strength…and continue to raise the bar and push myself further and harder.” These words were used in a sports network video, meant to inspire athletic achievement. In a recent presentation to the Sophomore Class, RBR Guidance Supervisor Jason Sabino opined that these words can just as easily apply to academic achievement, and that RBR provides the means to challenge every student

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  • RBR Celebrates Black History Month Highlighting Education as Key to African American Success

    “Education is the key to life,” Red Bank Regional (RBR) 2013 alumna Lynese Rawlins (formerly of Red Bank) told the RBR student body in celebration of Black History Month which was held on February 2. A very successful college student, who recently graduated early from Montclair State University and plans to attend law school in the fall, Lynese returned to her alma mater as its Black History Month keynote speaker. A high-achieving student at RBR as president of her senior class, captain of the ...

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  • RBR Honors Its Academic Letter Recipients

    : Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) continues a time honored tradition of honoring its academic athletes as they do their student athletes. For exceptional academic achievement, in this case, straight As in an entire previous school year, students are given the same Varsity Letter an athlete receives for outstanding achievement in their respective sport. At its February 1 meeting, the RBR Board of Education honored the following students for achieving straight As for all four marking periods from September 2015 through June of 2016. They are by grade

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  • RBR SOURCE Foundation Latino Scholarship Fashion Show Takes Place on February 26

    The Andrew Kroon Memorial Scholarship Fund, operating under the auspices of The SOURCE at Red Bank Regional (RBR), is helping to make dreams come true through its scholarship program. Founded over ten years ago, this program assists qualifying Latino students at RBR in affording their dream of college. To benefit the scholarship, the foundation is sponsoring a fashion show and gift auction on Sunday, February 26 from 12 to 3 pm, at the Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Avenue in Red Bank.

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  • RBR’s Chris Outterbridge Signs to Play for Sacred Heart on National Signing Day

    On National Signing Day, Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior and RBR Football Captain Chris Outterbridge signed to play football at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Conneticut. Chris played both offense and defense last season as a linebacker and fullback. He received a full scholarship to Sacred Heart where he wants to study nursing to follow in his mother’s profession. He states that when he and his family visited the Fairfield Connecticut campus he knew he was in the right place for both football and his studies.

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  • RBR AOIT Students Sweep CyberPatriot State Championship Taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Again

    The recent hacking of American government and corporate institutions have rocked our nation and emphasized how important a superior cyber security industry is to the defense of the United States. Finding talented individuals to fill the future roles of our Cyber Patriot warriors is the reason the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Competitions were developed. For the past eight years, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) has offered a superior program in Cyber Security for its students

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  • RBR Celebrates the Year of the Rooster with Jersey Shore Chinese School

    On January 27. RBR Chinese students invited their entire school to celebrate the Year of the Rooster for the Chinese New Year. The students demonstrated their language skills singing several songs in Chinese including, “Sorry my Chinese is Not Good” and “Congratulations.” They also introduced their very talented guests from the Jersey Shore Chinese School who performed dazzling traditional folk dances and the popular Dragon and Lion dances in grandiose costumes.

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  • RBR Student Honored by Red Bank Council for Winning Park & Recreation Logo Design

    There will be a new sign greeting people around Red Bank in the near future. A blue circle surrounds the Riverside Park’s welcoming arch, which frames the Navesink River beneath fair-weather clouds floating in a pretty pink sky. A musical note flanked by a soccer ball and baseball signifies just some of the activities Red Bank Park and Recreation offers to its citizens. The Red Bank Parks & Recreation Department (RBP&R) unveiled its new logo at the borough’s January 25 council meeting ...

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  • RBR Investment in a Healthier Generation Strength and Conditioning Coach Enthusiasm Motivates Results

    “With the rate of youth obesity growing each year, this generation of young people will be the first to have a shorter life span than their parents,” exclaims Red Bank Regional (RBR) Athletic Director (AD) Del Dal Pra, “unless, we as a society do something about it; at RBR we are doing something about it.” AD Del Pra refers to the RBR latest investment in their students’ health, a new fitness center building addition, financed by the RBR School Board and furnished with donations primarily from the RBR BUC ...

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  • RBR Drama Majors Give Special Performance for Shrewsbury Homesteaders

    On January 12, an entourage of Red Bank Regional (RBR) drama majors from the renowned Visual & Performing Arts Center showcased their talents to the Shrewsbury Homesteaders at their January meeting. “We always look forward to a visit and performance from our high school’s talented Visual & Performing Arts students. The members absolutely love having the students perform.” The students treated their audience to a medley of performances in original song, poetry readings and play performances including soliloquies

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  • RBR BUC Backer Foundation Hosts Ladies Luncheon and Gift Auction at the Beach Jan 29

    On Sunday, January 29, from 12 to 3:30 pm, the RBR BUC Backer Foundation will host its annual “Ladies Day Out” luncheon at McLoone’s Pier House, at Pier Village in Long Branch. With the theme this year of “Life’s a Beach” come for a cozy day at the seaside in the winter featuring chance auction baskets, a 3-course lunch, complimentary one-hour mimosas, cash bar and magnificent ocean views. Tickets are $55 per person; $45 for Senior Citizens and RBR staff. Tickets can be purchased through Pay Pal by January 18 at http://www.bucbackerfoundation.com/ladies-luncheon.html.

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  • RBR Information Technology Students Take Top Spots in FBLA Regional Competition

    Sixteen RBR Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) students recently competed in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) regional competitions held on December 6 at RBR. They ran the categories in several competitions taking First, Second, Third and Fourth Places in both Cyber Security and Networking Concepts. All students scored in the top ten, qualifying to advance onto the state competition which takes place in March in Atlantic City.

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  • RBR Student Returns to Latin America with Friends to Help Students in the Dominican Republic

    For fourteen years, Mara Campolattaro of Rumson watched her dad take mission trips to the Dominican Republic to perform surgery as a pediatric ophthalmologist through ILAC (Institute for Latin American Concern). In 2015, she had the idea to start a father-daughter mission and made her first humanitarian trip to make her own contribution to the underserved in Latin America. She brought along her dad and her six best friends and their dads and built an aqueduct to bring clean water to the ...

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  • RBR Alumni Participate in the New Year’s College Bowl Games

    RBR alumni were well-represented at this year’s New Year’s football Bowl Games. People following the stellar career of Garrett Sickels, Red Bank, (who was recently selected the Most Valuable Defensive Player at Penn State) knew he would be playing in the Rose Bowl on January 2 in Pasadena, CA. But they probably didn’t know that he had some alumni company. Fellow RBR alumnus and Nittany Lion senior Clifford O’Malley, Little Silver, plays trombone for the Penn State Blue Band, ...

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  • RBR Dance Majors Present “Dancing Through the Decades” a Winter Dance Concert, Jan. 12

    On Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) dance majors will present their winter dance concert “Dancing through the Decades” at the RBR theatre. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, NJ. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children. All RBR students are free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the RBR dance teacher Cara Scacco at Cscacco@rbrhs.org ...

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  • Sunny Lenhard, RBR’s 2017 Teacher of the Year

    Sunny Lenhard has had multiple successful careers in her life, a successful international application specialist and manager for a chemical company, an award-winning residential broker; however, she claims teaching, by far, to be the toughest career she ever had and the most rewarding. In the seven years she has been with RBR, Mrs. Lenhard has been, according to Principal Risa Clay, a “force to be reckoned with and a positive driving influence at Red Bank Regional High School.” She serves as the ...

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  • Michael DeCotis RBR’s 2017 Educational Services Professional

    For over 21 years, Michael DeCotis has been serving the students at RBR high school, as a teacher, an ice hockey coach and a school counselor. He is a man of few words, and is very humble to receive the accolade as RBR’s Educational Service Professional of the Year, stating, “It is all and always will be about the kids.” A native of West Long Branch, a graphic arts/wood shop teacher inspired him long ago to seek a career in education. He graduated from Trenton State College with his degree in ...

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  • RBR Takes Away Seven Medals in Family Career Community Leaders of America State Conference

    Fifteen students from the Red Bank Regional (RBR) chapter of the Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) returned home victorious from the state Fall Leadership Conference held in Edison, New Jersey, on November 21. Over 30 schools were represented from around the state. RBR’s students competed in six categories winning two gold, two silver and three bronze medals. The competitions included baking, fashion, ecological picture frame and banner creations, and community service. ...

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  • RBR Students Send Stockings of Sweets to Troops in Middle East

    With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's easy to forget those serving our country and fighting for our freedom. My students and I wanted to make sure that some special soldiers feel remembered for Christmas and the holiday season,” RBR Spanish teacher and Spanish National Honor Society Advisor Lisa Boyle explained. She and her National Spanish Honor Society students joined forces this year with RBR French teacher Gil Thomas’s French National Honor Society students to ...

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  • International Baccalaureate Program offers RBR students a great Challenge for Student Success

    International Baccalaureate Program offers RBR students a great Challenge for Student Success

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  • RBR Continues Decade-old Tradition of Gifting to Families at Linkages for Holiday Season

    Little Silver: This holiday season, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) community continues its decade-long tradition of ensuring that there are plenty of presents under the Christmas tree for the families at Linkages,an organization in Tinton Falls that houses homeless parents and their children. RBR English teacher Cassandra Dorn, who organizes the program, states, “So many members of our RBR family participate in the Linkages program as part of their regular holiday gift-giving. We supply the first name and age of a child and their wish list and our staff members and students ‘adopt’ the children and families and go holiday shopping. This year, 58 children in 29 families will directly benefit from the generosity of the RBR community.”

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  • RBR Students Send Holiday Cheer with Cards for Hospitalized Kids

    Every year, the RBR student body takes a break from lunch and study to create homemade cards for children who will be spending their holidays in hospitals. This national initiative was adapted by RBR teacher Jennifer Casaine over four years ago. She is assisted by RBR Teacher Cassandra Dorn. The national Cards for Hospitalized Kids program began five years ago and has sent cards to over 100,000 hospitalized children throughout the United States. Mrs. Casaine states, “I thought this would ...

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  • RBR Source and BUC Backer Foundation Partner to Help Their Own for the Holidays

    : The Red Bank Regional School District (RBR) conducts numerous community service activities during the holidays from helping homeless families in Monmouth County, buying livestock to address world hunger, creating holiday cards for kids in hospitals and sending stockings stuffed with sweets to our troops in the Middle East. But they also look inward, and through a partnership with the SOURCE and the BUC Backer Foundation, RBR helps fill wishes for families within our own school who would otherwise not know such happy holidays.

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  • Eric LeGrand Brings Message to RBR of Hope, Optimism and Triumph

    On December 7, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) was proud to welcome Eric LeGrand, the star Rutgers’s football player who, paralyzed from an injury sustained during his junior year in 2010, went on to lead a most inspirational and consequential life. He is a motivational speaker, supports a foundation to find a cure for paralysis, and works as a sports broadcaster. His visit was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Red Bank High School Class of 1966.

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  • Two RBR Choral Majors Selected for the Prestigious All Eastern Mixed Chorus Seventeen Students also Selected for All-Shore Honors Chorus

    RBR Visual & Performing Arts Academy vocal majors Erin Ostrowski, Little Silver, and Jade Glab, Belmar, were selected to be part of the prestigious All Eastern Mixed Chorus. The students were selected from the ranks of students who earned spots in the New Jersey All State Chorus held earlier in the year. They will join the 350 other students in the mixed chorus out of 1700 who tendered applications from the states of Main, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire,

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  • RBR Establishes Athletic Hall of Fame and Seeks Nominations to its Inaugural Class

    For the first time in its storied 100-year history, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School District is establishing an Athletic Hall of Fame. The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will seek to induct individuals (including student athletes, and coaches) and teams who have made significant contributions to the school’s athletic program. Alumni nominees need to have graduated over 10 years ago and faculty must be retired. Nominations are welcome from former coaches, faculty, students and alumni

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  • RBR Girls’ Soccer Team Awarded Shore Conference Referees Association Sportsmanship Award

    For its fourth consecutive year, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Girls’ Soccer Team qualified to play in the State Tournament. However, they recently registered an even more valuable accomplishment as recipients of the Shore Conference Referees Association’s Sportsmanship Award. RBR’s soccer team was chosen from among the 40 or more teams represented in the Shore Conference. RBR Coach Nick Tucker states of his players, “It is exciting. I always knew I had good kids with high character; this just speaks volumes as to who they are and how they were raised.”

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  • RBR Adopts Five Year Strategic Plan Interview with Superintendent Moore on Goals Guiding School District

    Every healthy organization is guided by sound strategic planning and definitive goals for future operation. So while the Red Bank Regional (RBR) School District conducted its search for a new district leader, it simultaneously brought together a group of staff, administration and citizens to develop a five-year strategic plan. Dr. Louis Moore, who was hired in July as the RBR superintendent, is now responsible to implement that plan going forward. In a recent interview, Dr. Moore discussed ...

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  • RBR Holds Important Panel Discussion on Issues of Film Audrie & Daisy Documentary Deals with Teenage Sexual Assault, Cyber bullying and Suicide

    On November 1, The Red Bank Regional School District (RBR) invited the community to view a very provocative documentary dealing with the issues of teenage sexual assault, cyber bullying and suicide. While these issues have caused national headlines on college campuses, this film deals with the true stories involving middle school and high school students. The powerful film was heralded at the Sundance Film Festival and is available for rental on Netflix. A panel of professionals, moderated by ...

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  • Red Bank Regional High School Presents Arthur Miller’s The Crucible on Dec 1 through 3

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Theatre Company will present Arthur Miller’s American Classic play The Crucible in December. Performances will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 1, 2 and 3 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger and senior citizens 62 and older. (RBR students and staff are free.) Red Bank Regional is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, NJ. Tickets can be ordered through the website MySchoolBucks or purchased at the door

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  • RBR Senior Honored by the New Jersey YMCA as Outstanding Teen Volunteer

    On October 20, RBR senior and Union Beach resident Nicholas Villalobos-Best was honored along with 23 other young people at the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance 16th Annual Recognition Celebration. New Jersey YMCA State Alliance President Diane Mann wrote, “This evening we honor over 20 outstanding teens and pre-teens who have demonstrated their character values by volunteering in a variety of ways to serve others through the Y.”

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  • Internationally Renowned Violin Virtuoso Holds Workshop for RBR Inter-District String Students

    Every year, the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) invites its sending school string students to join their big brothers and sisters for an Inter-District String Concert. On October 21, students from Red Bank Middle School and Markham Place in Little Silver spent the entire day at the high school and were treated to a special workshop conducted by a renowned virtuoso and crossover violinist and music educator Christian Howes.

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  • RBR Celebrates Week of Respect with frank Presentation on Gender

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School strives to be proactive in addressing sensitive issues that may affect the welfare of their students. So for the Week of Respect, The RBR Source partnered with makeitbetter4youth.org to bring a special multi-disciplinary artist, Samuel (Sam) Killermann, to RBR for a an engaging and insightful presentation on Gender Identity. Mr. Killermann is an author, performer and internationally renowned internet celebrity on matters of social justice. Students from Rumson ...

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  • RBR Celebrates its Students' Roots during Hispanic Heritage Month

    On October 17, the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) held its traditional celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month arranged by the Multi-Cultural Club with performances by the RBR Visual & Performing Arts Academy. Principal Risa Clay welcomed her students in English while RBR senior Corey Van Huff, Neptune City, translated in Spanish, “Here at RBR we are proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the achievements of a culture that is prominently represented in our school and community.”

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  • Female Students Pursue S.T. E. M. Study in RBR Academy of Engineering

    For over 15 years, the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) has provided an engineering program academy as a rich curriculum option for its students. RBR’s Academy of Engineering program is modeled on curriculum developed from Project Lead the Way (a non-profit organization that develops educational S.T.E.M programs in conjunction with industry). Since its inception it has more than doubled its enrollment with over 120 students enrolled this year, of which nearly 20% are female. This fairly represents ...

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  • RBR Looking to Community for Distinguished Alumni Nominees

    For over a decade, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR), through its Foundation, has observed a warm tradition of honoring its most distinguished alumni. Our students celebrate their lives in prose and music at a special ceremony and luncheon reception. We are seeking nominations from the public for this worthy honor which will take place at the high school on Friday, April 28, 2017. Nominees should have graduated from RBR or its predecessor, Red Bank High School. They should be role models ...

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  • RBR Hosts a Community Screening, and Discussion Panel of Audrie & Daisy A Powerful Documentary of Teenage Sexual Assault, Cyberbullying and Suicide

    On Tuesday, November 1, the Red Bank Regional High School District (RBR) will host the screening of a powerful documentary, AUDRIE & DAISY. The event will take place at the RBR Theatre from 6:30 to 9 pm. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver. The general public is welcome, and high school students are encouraged to attend with their parents. The film was screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and debuted on NetFlix on September 23. AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama

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  • RBR Professional Development Programs Augment Teachers Academic and Human Behavioral Skills

    Every year, students are thrilled to receive a few bonus days off from school, while their teachers go back to school for Professional Development. Special programs are offered during that time to help teachers in their subject-specific areas, and sometimes more general, but just as valuable support, is provided. Such was the case in Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) September 26 Professional Development day for teachers. The school district was able to secure the services of two highly esteemed ...

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  • Lunch Break Offers Space for Expansion of RBR Community Tutoring Program

    This school year, Lunch Break has graciously offered its facility to the Red Bank Regional High School District (RBR) for the expansion of its popular Community Peer Tutoring Program which is operated by The SOURCE, RBR’s School Based Youth Services Program. This community tutoring program fits well within its mission of “Removing all obstacles that impede a students’ academic success.’ Fifty freshmen will meet at the newly renovated Lunch Break dining room every Tuesday and Thursday from 6

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  • RBR Visual & Performing Arts Students Hone their Craft through School Vacation

    Red Bank Regional Academy of Performing Art students hail from all over Monmouth County. The program is a magnet to nourish their passion for performance which they continued to feed all summer long. “Our students never cease to amaze me with their level of dedication and pursuit of perfection for their craft. I am always delighted to learn what wonderful programs they attended or experiences they had in pursuit of higher performing art achievement.” RBR VPA Lead teacher Kris Zook acclaims.

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  • RBR Announces its Representatives to the All State Chorus

    Five Red Bank Regional (RBR) vocal majors of the esteemed RBR Visual & Performing Arts Academy have been selected for the prestigious All State Choir. They are: senior Danielle Wolf, Shrewsbury, (third year at All State); senior Jade Glab, Belmar, (third year at All State); senior Victoria White, Union Beach, (second year at All State); junior Erin Ostrowski, Little Silver, (second year at All State); and sophomore Maddie Stout, Neptune City, who debuts at All State this year. The young ladies are all members ...

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  • RBR’s Dynamic Piano Duo Play Vienna

    Little Silver residents and childhood friends Griffin Perry and Pieter Lootsma have shared their love for music all their lives. From third grade, they have been studying piano, currently with the same teacher. Both seniors at Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) have been stalwart performers in RBR’s famed Visual & Performing Arts Academy as piano majors. They have performed in many school productions as well as community settings, including the National Guild of Piano Teachers.

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  • RBR Given A+ Rating By Niche as One of America’s Best High Schools

    The Niche.com, Inc., recently released its 2016 national and state “Best High Schools” ratings, and ranked Red Bank Regional (RBR), as 56 in New Jersey. It also ranked RBR the third best high school in Monmouth County behind Rumson Fair Haven Regional (#40) and Holmdel (#52). RBR received an overall school district grade of “A+”. It is ranked 567 in the nation among all the 23,861 school districts examined by Niche based on dozens of key statistics and millions of opinions from 300,000 students and parents.

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  • New Jersey Monthly lists RBR among Top 100 High Schools in New Jersey

    For past decade, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) has made the prestigious New Jersey Monthly list of Top 100 High Schools in New Jersey. It shares the spotlight this year with eight other Monmouth County High Schools, Holmdel, Rumson Fair Haven, Marlboro, Shore Regional, Middletown High School South, Colts Neck, Wall and Manalapan. The list was made public on September 1 at www.njmonthly.com. New Jersey Monthly utilized information reported by each high school to the State Department of Education ...

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  • RBR Welcomes the Class of 2020

    On August 24, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) welcomed its newest members, incoming freshmen -- the Class of 2020. The students were greeted by upper classman student-to-student peer leaders who directed them around their new high school, assisting them in opening their lockers and answering their questions. They also created a friendly atmosphere with ice-breaker activities. Student Council President Michael Eulner reminded the freshmen, “Don’t be afraid to come up to all the upper classman,

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  • RBR Foundations Kick-Off Football Season with Pre-Game Barbecue

    The 2016 Red Bank Regional (RBR) football season will begin on Friday, September 9, with a pre-game barbecue. The event is a collaboration of the RBR BUC Backer Foundation and The SOURCE, RBR’s School Based Youth Services Program. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit both organizations which support RBR. The barbeque begins at 5 pm and continues to the opening kick-off at 7 pm when the RBR Buccaneers meet the Woodbridge’s JFK Memorial HS Mustangs. Tickets are $10 per person (students $5

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  • RBR Summer Camp Students Staged The Lion King, Jr., an RBR Visual & Performing Arts Academy Production

    On August 10, over 40 students collaborated to stage a spirited, fun and immensely entertaining version of Disney’s legendary Lion King, in the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts’ Summer Academy production The Lion King, Jr. The musical, a 60 minute abbreviated version of Disney’s Lion King Broadway production, was specifically scaled for the middle school age performers. RBR’s staging and costume professionals magically transformed the RBR theatre into the African Pridelands.

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  • Community Leaders Encourage Incoming RBR Freshmen Class to Promote Racial Harmony

    During the month of July, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School building is busy with myriad of educational programming to better prepare its students for September. The largest group, Summer Slam saw 110 students in attendance for four weeks to aid their transition to the academic rigors of high school. The SOURCE, which operates Summer Slam, endeavors to make the program fun and interesting by infusing academics (which includes Math, English, Science and Global Studies) with special ...

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  • RBR BUC Backer Foundation Bequeaths $40,000 for Teacher Grants

    As the Red Bank Regional High School District (RBR) prepares for the new school year, students will benefit from approximately $40,000 in grants made available to RBR teachers through the BUC Backer Foundation’s teacher-grant program. RBR Principal Risa Clay comments, “We are grateful to our BUC Backer Foundation for their unwavering support which benefits our entire RBR community.” Each year the RBR BUC Backer Foundation accepts applications from teachers in the district to fund programs

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  • RBR Graduate Studio Art Majors Gift a Legacy to The SOURCE

    Every year, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior studio art majors in Claudia O’Connor’s Studio Art class create a beautiful mural to decorate the walls of their school. Departments submit their request a year in advance to be the subject of this much-prized senior gift. This year, The SOURCE, RBR’s prolific School Based Student Services Program, was the lucky recipient. This represents the thirteenth senior art project that now beautifies the RBR building. The senior art majors were Jose Montealegre, ...

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  • RBR VPA Summer Academy to Present The Lion King Jr. on August 10

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Summer Academy will present The Lion King, JR. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 7 pm at the RBR auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver New Jersey. The musical is a 60 minute abbreviated version of Disney’s Lion King Broadway Production featuring Tim Rice’s prolific songs including “Circle of Life”, "Hakuna Matata", “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” among others. "Simba, Mufasa, and Nala ...

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  • RBR Tech Teacher Recognized by Rochester Institute of Technology

    Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) outstanding technology teacher Mandy Galante was honored this past spring by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a certificate of recognition. The honor came from the nomination of her former student, Luke Matarazzo, who was recognized this past year at RIT as an Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar. RIT Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeremy Haefner wrote in a letter to RBR’s Principal Risa Clay, “We asked our Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars ...

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  • RBR Alumna Realizes Dream to Play Professional Soccer

    Only 1% of all collegiate soccer players ever have the opportunity to play professional Soccer for a United States team. That is because there are only 200 roster players in the National Women’s Soccer League which encompasses only 10 teams in the nation. RBR alumna, Erin Simon of Ocean Township (formally of Little Silver) claimed one of those coveted positions this year on the eve of her graduation from Syracuse University. Even more rewarding is that she now plays for her home state with the ...

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  • RBR’s Football Coach Nick Giglio Named APP Coach of the Year in the Shore Conference

    First he was named Football Coach of the Year, then Coach of the Season, and most recently, Red Bank Regional’s football head coach Nick Giglio was given the honor of Coach of the Year by the Asbury Park Press. He was formally presented with this award on June 13 by NJ Giant legend Eli Manning at the Jersey Shore Sports Banquet. “It was a total surprise and a total honor,” the humble Giglio explained and added, “But with any individual award, every player knows it is a team award for us-- for RBR.

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  • Proceeds from RBR First Alumni Game Benefit Current Athletes

    On May 14, 2016, Red Bank Regional (RBR) held its first football Alumni Game, on the Count Basie field against Long Branch; thus, reuniting the oldest rivals in the Shore Conference. Over 2,000 people attended the match, making it the most well attended alumni game in recent history. The game did not go well for the BUCs, who lost 24 to 0. However, the current and future RBR athletes were the true winners of the game as $5,000 of the proceeds were donated to RBR for its new fitness room...

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  • The Source Reception Honors Community Partners that Heed the Call to Serve

    At the Sixteenth Annual Source Foundation Awards Reception, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) Source Director Suzanne Keller introduced her School-based Youth Service Program’s mission as, “Removing all obstacles that impede a student’s success.” Several community members were recognized at the June 2 event for doing just that. Motivational Speaker Matthew Stevens was honored for his work with Source Clinician’ Sean Macon’s Boys 2 Men program in inspiring father and son relationships ...

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  • RBR Students Win Monmouth Day Care Journal Art Competition including Grand Prize Winner

    Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) freshman Diana Leon Flores, Red Bank, was the grand prize winner in the Monmouth Day Care (MDC) Journal Art contest in the high school category. Her art submission represents the Goldsmith Foundation ad in the MDC art journal this year, a major fundraiser for the non-profit day-center in Red Bank. In addition to Diana, the other two grand prize winners were fourth grader Denise Cuanteneos Rosas, Red Bank Primary School, (primary school category) and seventh ...

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  • RBR TV Students Win Distracted Driving Contest Again and Donate Grand Prize

    For the second year in a row, Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) interactive-media class took the top prize at the U Got Brains Champion Schools Program safe driving competition. RBR shared these honors with Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington and Lenope Regional High School in Standhope. A $17,000 driving simulator was awarded to all three grand prize winners. As RBR had also won the contest the year before (over 55 school districts from around the state competed both years) they decided to donate their prize to the runner-up Summitt High School. The competition was held in Great Adventure on May 26.

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  • RBR’s Many Communities Collaborate to Keep Kids Save for Prom Season

    Every year, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) sends off its seniors to have a wonderful, safe time at the prom. Just prior to their well wishes, however, they try, in the most elaborate ways, to discourage bad choices of drinking and distracted driving in what is known as the Project Prom Program. This year was no exception. On May 27th, a mock crash was conducted on the school’s front campus with the help of the sending towns’ fire, police and emergency medical services. The Little Silver ...

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  • RBR’s Del Dal Pra Named Jersey Sporting News’ Athletic Director of the Year

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) has experienced a tremendous year in athletic achievement and accolades including several sport championships in football, girls’ cross country, girls’ swimming and girls’ tennis. It is only fitting that the year concludes with the recognition of its Athletic Director, Del Dal Pra, as Jersey Sporting News’ pick for Athletic Director of the Year. Del Dal Pra came to RBR eight years ago. During that time he has been able to establish feeder teams to the high school ...

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  • RBR Athlete Makes New Jersey History Achieving 1000 Saves in both Lacrosse and Ice Hockey

    This year, Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior Jonathan Pierce, Shrewsbury, achieved a feat that no other athlete has in New Jersey history. He registered 1000 saves in the two sports of ice hockey and lacrosse. He was subsequently named the New Jersey Sporting News Ice Hockey Player of the Year and the lacrosse saves leader in the Shore Conference. He was also named second team all division B North. A student in RBR’s Academy of Finance, Jon will attend Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, on an academic scholarship where he will also play lacrosse.

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  • The Spring Edition of the Buccaneer is Online

    The Buccaneer Spring Issue Publishes today with some great stories on RBR including the success of our Math League, our Harp and Piano concert, and a full Spring Sports Round-up. This issue features the articles written by our Buccaneers for the BUC Backer Education Foundation in celebration of all our 2016 Distinguished Alumni. Read an editorial on the recent gender bathroom controversy as well as an Ode to Prince and other features and articles. Visit the website at http://therbrbuc.weebly.com/

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  • RBR Earns Six Basie Nominations and Takes Home Three Awards for Amadeus

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) took home three Basie Awards this year with Patrick Monaghan once again winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for Amadeus. (He won the same honor last year for his leading role in Much Ado About Nothing.) Reuben Jackson also won two awards: The first for Outstanding Direction in a Drama and the second for Outstanding Production in a Drama, both for Amadeus. Mr. Jackson’s twin awards comes in this his debut year at RBR as its drama teacher and production director.

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  • RBR Inducts Six into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

    On April 29, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Buc Backer Foundation held its 15th annual induction of Distinguished Alumni into its Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees included: award-winning, psychiatric researcher Janice A. Egeland, Ph.D., Class of 1952; otolaryngologist, and inventor Dr. S. Thomas Westerman, Class of 1952; Red Bank businessman and community leader Dean Ross, Class of 1969; physician and professor Dr. Lindsay Maggio, Class of 1998; financial advisor; coach and collegiate star athlete Tahj J. Holden, Class of 1999; and Army Troop Commander and West Point graduate and athlete CPT Bo Olsen, Class of 2004.

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  • RBR Senior Takes First Place in State Technology Modeling Competition

    RBR senior Jose Ramirez of Red Bank recently took first place at the State Technology Student Association (TSA) Competition for his portfolio and model in Transportation Modeling. The event took place at the College of New Jersey on April 16. His advisor, RBR technology teacher Kathryn Hawley states, “Last year Jose placed third in this same competition. He worked so hard, and this year he earned the first place finish! We are so proud of him.” In the competition in which Jose excelled,

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  • RBR Free Pre-school to Add Afternoon Program

    The best pre-school opportunity in the area just doubled its capacity as the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Little Bucs Preschool program will add an afternoon class next fall. The program is operated free of charge to residents in the RBR sending-school towns of Little Silver, Red Bank, Shrewsbury as well as surrounding towns in conjunction with the high school’s Early Childhood Development Program. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 school year. The tentative starting date ...

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  • RBR Principal Challenges Her Community to Get Fit Starting with WOD- Work Out of the Day,

    Principal Risa Clay of Red Bank Regional High School (RBR), challenges her school and her entire community to get fit with her. Jumpstarting that resolution, RBR will host a WOD—Workout of the Day on Saturday, June 11. Evolve Training of Tinton Falls will orchestrate the workout which will take place throughout the day on the RBR Lacrosse field. Participants need to register at 9:30 am. The timed workouts will be staged in four rounds of a workout circuit which will consist of jump-roping,

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  • TOP Students Urge Their Classmates to Walk for Suicide Prevention on May 18 and 19

    On Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, The TOP (Teen Outreach Program) students, encourage all their fellow students to join them in the Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Students will walk the outdoor track to music during their gym and health classes. Participants will get credit for their class while supporting a cause so important to this generation. A donation of only $3 will benefit the American Foundation ...

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  • RBR Opens New Fitness Center towards Creating a Healthier Generation of Citizens

    This school year saw the debut of a spacious new 2,700 sq. ft. fitness center at the Red Bank Regional (RBR) high school, a much desired addition to the school in many years. It came to fruition through a a financial commitment by the Board of Education to fund the construction and from community donations to furnish the space. In particular, the BUC Backer Foundation and BUC Backer booster club fundraised over $75,000 to provide state-of-the art equipment. The addition cost of $1,070,000 was funded ...

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  • RBR VPA Present an Operatic Double Feature on May 20 and 21

    The vocal majors of Red Bank Regional High School’s (RBR) famed Visual & Performing Arts Academy are proud to present an operatic double feature on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, starting at 7 pm at RBR. The first show, Orfeo ed Euridice, by18th century composer Christoph Willibald von Gluck, will be performed in Italian with English subtitles. The opera also features a ballet by RBR VPA dance majors. The second show, a modern comic adaptation of Seymour Barab’s 1956 opera A Game of Chance,

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  • RBR Student Athletes Commit to Continue their Education and Athletic Careers

    While there is an official fall and winter signing day for Division I athletes, many other student athletes wait till May to decide where they wish to continue their education and athletic careers. They are pictured (left to right) back row: Ricky Wild, Belmar, football (St. Anselm College); Jacob Curtis, Little Silver, Men’s Soccer (Monmouth University); Andrew DeRose, Shrewsbury, Men’s Outdoor Track (Rochester Institute of Technology); Tom Hinz, Allenhurst, wrestling (SUNY Cortland); Brian Fagan,

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  • RBR Photo Majors Take First Place and Awards in Ocean County Camera Contest

    Pictured are Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy Photo majors who took awards in the Ocean County Camera Club Photo Contest. They are (left to right) : Bridget Kelly, Shrewsbury, Cat Ishimasa, Eatontown, Sam Havens, Little Silver, Anya Carney, Red Bank, Juliet Slattery, Red Bank, Kathleen Flynn, Little Silver. Sam Havens’ took first place in the Photographers Choice/Monochromatic category for her photograph entitled Looking Through You (pictured right). The girls ...

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  • RBR Creative Writers Win Four National Awards and Over 120 Regional Honors in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) Creative Writing Majors in the Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) once again earned a bounty of awards in the prestigious the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which is sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Four students won national awards with Jordan Fleming of Red Bank winning a gold medal. Silver medals went to: Skylar Eber (Bradley Beach), Willow Martin (Little Silver), and Mya Nunnally (Red Bank). Selected students will be invited ...

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  • The Two Rivers Relay for Life Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary at RBR All Those Walking to Cure Cancer are Invited to Participate on May 20

    On Friday, May 20, the Two Rivers Relay for Life stages its tenth anniversary of the signature American Cancer Society fundraising event at Red Bank Regional School (RBR). RBR has hosted this Relay since its inception. Registration for this year’s themed event “Relay Around the World” begins at 5 pm at the RBR Track and Field, located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver. Opening ceremonies take place at 7 pm. Everyone engaged in the mission to cure cancer is invited to participate in this evening

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  • RBR Alumni to Play Historic Rival Long Branch in first Alumni Game

    : On Saturday, May 14, at 4 pm, alumni from the New Jersey Shore Conference’s oldest football rivalry will face each other in their first alumni football game. The game will take place at the Count Basie turf field located at 11 Henry Street in Red Bank. This fittingly bookends a year marked by great athletic success for the current RBR team which went undefeated and made it to the state championship for the first time in decades. Many alumni players were present at this past season’s games enthusiastically cheering their alma mater to victory after victory.

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  • US News & World Report Ranks RBR One of Best High Schools in Nation

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) was recognized as one of the best high schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2016 rankings on April 19, 2016. RBR received silver medal status, ranking in the top 10% of high schools in the nation, or number 1,889 out of 19,908 qualifying for the study. It held the # 57 position out of 422 high schools in New Jersey; 109 made the list in the state.) RBR represents the only other Monmouth County, public, non-magnet-school on the list in addition to Rumson-Fair Haven.

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  • Channel 11 Comes to RBR

    Red Bank Regional’s (RBR’s) Interactive Media classes had the cameras turned on them when WPIX 11 Morning News visited RBR to film a segment about distracted driving awareness. The network reported on Mr. Carl Grillo’s students, who were busy filming this year’s #RBRHSDBD Safe Teen Driving Campaign Public Service Announcement (PSA) on distracted driving. WPIX 11 reporter Lisa Mateo not only filmed a network segment about the students’ PSA, she also graciously agreed to a cameo appearance in this year’s contest submission.

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  • Dr. Louis Moore Selected as RBR Superintendent

    At a special board meeting held on April 6, 2016, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education has selected Dr. Louis Moore of Ramsey, NJ, to be its new Superintendent. Dr. Moore has served as the Principal of Ramapo High School (Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District), Franklin Lakes, NJ, since 2007. He will begin his tenure at RBR on July 1. Thomas Pagano has served as RBR’s Interim Superintendent for the past two years. RBR Board President John Garofalo states, “We are very impressed with Dr. Moore and are very much looking forward to working with him. I think he is going to do great ...

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  • Women Raising Boys are Invited to Attend a Special Program on April 14

    On Thursday, April 14, the SOURCE at Red Bank Regional High School is sponsoring an informative program designed for women raising young men alone in our community. “Helpful Hints for Raising Boys” takes place at the Red Bank Resource Network, located at 103 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, from 6 to 8 pm. Special Guest speaker will be Matt Stevens, author, educator and motivational speaker. He will be providing all guests with a free autographed copy of his book “Raising Him Alone.” Anyone wishing to attend can contact Sean Macon, RBR clinician and organizer of the program at 732-842-8000, ext. 1436 or email him at smacon@rbrhs.org.

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  • RBR Dance Majors Present Spring Dance Extravaganza April 7

    On Thursday, April 7, at 7 pm, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) dance majors present their “Spring Dance Extravaganza” at the RBR theatre. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, NJ. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children. All RBR students are free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the RBR dance teacher Cara Scacco at Cscacco@rbrhs.org, 732 842 8000, ext. 1477.

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  • RBR Cyberpatriot Regional and State Champions Head to National Competition Three RBR Teams Sweep State Championship 1, 2 and 3rd Place

    In a few weeks, Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Team Maroon will be hardening defenses and battling stealth cyber attacks to claim the trophy in the Air Force Association’s (AFA) prestigious CyperPatriot National Finals competition on April 10-12. The six-man team consisting of Kyle Neary, (captain) junior, Shrewsbury, fellow juniors Bobby Villaluz, Shrewsbury, Young Chen, Belmar, senior Andrew Noglows Little Silver, with sophomores Jack Ferrone, and Andrew Costa, Shrewsbury, will travel with their coaches...

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  • The March Issue of the Buccaneer Is Out

    The Buccaneer March Issue is out with some great features and stories. Relive pics from the fabulous Fiddler on the Roof. Read the Debut of Ella Brockway’s new Sports Column “Breakfast with a BUC” which will be updated on a weekly basis. There are great art, lifestyle and feature stories including some great pictures from our Multi-Cultural Club’s International Night with additions to our Art column and a new fashion trends for the Spring, just in time for our spring break. http://therbrbuc.weebly.com/

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  • RBR’s Patrick Monaghan takes Second Place in State Poetry Out Loud Competition --Second Year in Winning the Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition

    On March 17, Red Bank Regional (RBR) star thespian, senior Patrick Monaghan of Little Silver came in second in the very competitive New Jersey Regional Poetry Out Loud State Championship. This was his second visit to the top Poetry Out Loud stage which took place on Thursday, March 17 at The College of New Jersey. Patrick has won the Regional competition for the past two years. Over 27,000 NJ students participate in this competition nationwide. New Jersey sends the largest number of participants ...

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  • RBR Technology Students Win Top Honors at State FBLA Competitions

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) Academy of Information Technology Students were dominant in the State Future Business Leader Completions held on February 18 in at the Harrah's Conference Center in Atlantic City. Pictured above are the RBR FBLA students who placed at the NJ States Conference: they are (left to right), (front row): Devin Long, Union Beach; Zach MacLean, Union Beach; Andrew DeRose, Shrewsbury; Young Chen, Belmar; Josh Goldsmith, Little Silver; (back row) Bobby Villaluz, Shrewsbury; ...

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  • RBR Theatre Presents the ‘Tradition’..al Play for all Time --- Fiddler on the Roof, March 17 - 20

    The beloved milkman of Anatevka makes his debut at the Red Bank Theatre in the RBR Theatre Company’s memorable rendition of Fiddler on the Roof. Show performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 17, 18 and 19 at 7 pm with a special matinee performance on Sunday, March 20 at 3 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for Senior Citizens and for those18 and under. All RBR students and staff are complimentary. Tickets can be purchased at the door or ordered by calling 732-842-8000, ext. 1227

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  • RBR Board of Ed Honors its Commended Scholars

    : At its February Board meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education honored its commended scholars. Joseph Ferguson of Little Silver was honored as a National Merit Commended Scholar. This award is based on the students’ performance on the 2014 Preliminary Sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. The National Merit Scholars represent the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014-2015 competition. The competition was established in 1955. Additionally, Gabriela Recalde, ...

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  • RBR Celebrates its Academic Varsity Letter Recipients

    At its February board meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education honored its highest achieving academic stars with their very own Varsity Letter. The tradition began many years ago when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements, with a varsity letter. In order to earn an Academic Varsity Letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year (September of 2014 through June of 2015 in this case).

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  • RBR Students Take Majority of Honors in Monmouth County Superior Court Black History Contest

    Red Bank Regional High School students took 7 of 17 awards in the Monmouth County Superior Court Black History Month Student Essay, Poetry, and Art Contests. Pictured above are the contest winners with RBR administration and staff. They are: (left to right): RBR Creative Writing teacher Gretna Wilkinson, Nicholette Glenn (first place-art ), Desiree Marshall (Honorable Mention -writing), Anthony Jimenez (First Place-writing); Mya Nunnally (second place, writing), Emily Lugos ...

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  • RBR Welcomes Chinese School Students to Celebrate Chinese New Year

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School community welcomed The Jersey Shore Chinese School students to their school to usher in the Year of The Monkey. RBR Chinese students mceed the festive celebration in sharing the Chinese cultural education experience with their peers. RBR has offered Chinese language classes for eight years. The program was a feast of color, pagentry and skill. Chinese students displayed their adroit talents with the Chinese yo-yo. Beautifully festooned dancers ...

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  • RBR Culinary Club Serve Up Hope is Delicious Cuisine at the JBJ Soul Kitchen

    On January 26, the talented students of Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School’s Culinary class assumed the responsibilities for cooking, serving and seating restaurant patrons at its third annual Hope is Delicious Dinner fundraiser to benefit the JBJ Soul Kitchen. As in the past two years, the event sold out within hours of its posting. “We want to be part of the community and what better way to do that than have your local high school come in and cook for us,” stated JBJ Soul Kitchen Manager Lou Morreale.

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  • The Winter Issue of the Buccaneer

    The Winter issue of the Buccaneer is on-line now with great student articles touching on politics, “America Feels the Bern” current events, “The Water Crisis in Flint” and issue directly related to student interests including “SAT Tips” and the “College Application Process, as seen through the eyes of a senior, our Editor In Chief.” Pick up our culinary students’ outstanding soup recipe to warm your bones on a cold winter’s day. There is an Ode to Departed Rock Legends, movie and book reviews, our own students’ poetry performance for Black History Month and much more. The Buccaneer Student-run Newspaper can be viewed on-line at http://therbrbuc.weebly.com/.

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  • RBR Student Art Auction to Benefit Amanda’s Easel

    The best works of the most talented Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School visual art students will be up for auction on Friday, February 26, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the RBR High School located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Amanda’s Easel, the art therapy program operated by 180 Turning Lives Around. Professional auctioneer Peter Constanzo will conduct the event which will feature over 40 pieces of art in oil, water color, pencil, multi-media and photography among other mediums. There is a suggested donation f$2 (18 and older) and $1 anyone under 18.

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  • RBR Presents a Moving Tribute for Black History Month

    Every year, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School celebrates Black History Month with a heartwarming program for its student body. Sponsored by the Multi- cultural club, the history club and Visual & Performing Arts Academy students contributed their talents in highlighting Black Americans timeless contributions to American Society. RBR Principal Risa Clay greeted her students explaining the reason we celebrate this month stating, “It is imperative that Americans learn the complete history

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  • RBR Football Players Sign to Play College Ball on National Signing Day

    February 3rd was a big day to be a Buc, as three members of Red Bank Regional’s football team committed to continue their playing careers on the college level. Sean Naiman, Sadiq Palmer and Teddy Mitchell all signed their National Letters of Intent to play Division I football next fall. Naiman, a defensive end and tight end for the Bucs, will now take his talents to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he will wear the blue and orange of the Bucknell Bison for the next four years. Naiman spearheaded

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  • RBR VPA Singers, Pianists Serenade Shrewsbury Homesteaders

    Every month, the Shrewsbury Homesteaders, a senior citizen group, meet at the historic Presbyterian Church to conduct their business. Sometimes they mix a little pleasure with business. Following their report of the state of Shrewsbury by Mayor Don Burden, they were treated to the instrumental talents and beautiful voices of their hometown high school, Red Bank Regional (RBR) and its Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) piano and voice majors. Classically trained, the students performed ...

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  • Ten RBR Students Honored by Phi Upsilon Chapter of First Black Fraternity for Exceptional Achievement

    On December 5, ten Red Bank Regional (RBR) seniors were honored by the Phi Upsilon Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Annual Achievement Week Awards Ceremony held at Neptune Middle School. The RBR students as well as others from Ocean and Monmouth Counties were inducted into the Fraternity’s Scroll of Honor. Robert L. Austin of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity wrote to each high school of their recipient students, “The Fraternity recognizes the accomplishments of students from Monmouth and

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  • RBR SOURCE Foundation Latino Scholarship Fashion Show Takes Place on February 21

    The Andrew Kroon Memorial Scholarship Fund, operating under the auspices of The SOURCE at Red Bank Regional (RBR), is helping to make dreams come true through its scholarship program. Founded over ten years ago, this program assists qualifying Latino students at RBR in affording their dream of college. To benefit the scholarship, the foundation is sponsoring a fashion show and gift auction on Sunday, February 21 from 12 to 3 pm, at the Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Avenue in Red Bank ...

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  • RBR Students Earn Scouting’s Highest Honor

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) seniors Michael Maier, Jr., and Zackary Forest, both of Red Bank, have grown up together in Boy Scouts. So it is fitting that the two recently earned scouting’s highest achievement of Eagle Scout in their Troop 67. Both young men are enrolled in RBR Academy of Pre-Engineering and are active in their school and community. Michael has been a member of RBR’s football team and outdoor track and field program since he was a freshman, adding indoor track to his resume ...

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  • RBR Boys 2 Men take a Lesson on Dressing for Success

    “First Impressions could be lasting impressions,” RBR Boys 2 Men facilitator and SOURCE clinician told the young men as they stood over a table carefully selecting their choice of tie. The neckwear was courtesy of RBR staff donations for the Boys to Men Dress for Success event held at the school on January 11. Over 100 ties were donated for the program. The students were taught by Mr. Macon, as well as several RBR staff members, the simple and timeless skill of how to tie a tie from a basic tie ...

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  • Student Pianists Invited to Perform at RBR First Inter-district Piano Day

    All student pianists, grades 7 to 12, are invited to participate in Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) first Inter-district Piano Day on Wednesday, January 27. Students will have an opportunity to meet and talk with other students who share their love of the piano, take part in a master class and sign up to play a solo performance. They will also learn about the “King of Instruments” the organ. Registration is due by January 26 by contacting RBR, Visual & Performing Arts Academy Piano teacher Camille Thompson at cthompson@rbrhs.org.

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  • RBR Buc Backer Ladies Luncheon and Auction Set for January 31

    The Ladies Garden Party Luncheon takes place on Sunday, January 31, from noon to 3:30 pm. The popular event features fabulous chance auction gifts, a three-course lunch, mimosas and the magnificent water views of the Navesink from the balcony of the Oyster Point Hotel, located at 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank. Tickets are $55 per person ($45 for senior citizens and $25 for RBR staff) and may be ordered by contacting Lisa Sheehan at lisa.rae.sheehan@gmail.com or phoning 940-453-5053.

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  • International Baccalaureate Program Offers Students Many Benefits for their Future

    The stresses of the college application season is just about winding down, as students now anticipate learning where they are accepted and, ultimately, which school they will attend. But next year at this time, the newly minted college freshmen will be dealing with other challenges such as transitioning to the academic demands of higher education. Three Red Bank Regional (RBR) students were recently interviewed about a program they decided to pursue which they believe will serve them well once they transition to college. The RBR International Baccalaureate (IB) program debuted ...

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  • RBR VPA Dance Majors Present A Winter Dance Showcase on Jan. 13

    On Wednesday, January 13, at 7 pm, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) dance majors present their “Winter Dance Showcase”at the RBR theatre. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, NJ. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children. All RBR students are free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the RBR dance teacher Cara Scacco at Cscacco@rbrhs.org.,732 842 8000, ext. 1477.

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  • RBR Names New Lacrosse Coaches for Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Teams

    Two new faces will be commanding the sidelines for the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) lacrosse programs come spring time. Kevin Main and RBR alumna Brook Connell were announced on December 16 as the new head coaches for the 2016 Bucs’ boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams, respectively. “I’m excited to have both Kevin and Brook onboard,” stated RBR Athletic Director Del Dal Pra. “We think that they can both bring great stability to our boys’ and girls’ lacrosse programs, not only at the high school ...

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  • RBR Teen Engages her Peers to “Do Something” through Teen Philanthropic Website

    “My Generation has a bad rap for being lazy and not so motivated or engaged to change things.” RBR senior Emma Craven states, “This website (dosomething.org) is trying to encourage people our age to get out there and help. The website lists all types of campaigns you can do, depending on any cause you might be interested in and the blueprint to do it.” She explains. So since the summer, Emma and her friends have collected over 600 pieces of clothing for the poor, 100 pounds of candy to sent to our ...

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  • Christina Emrich – RBR’s Educational Services Professional of the Year

    RBR’s athletic trainer, Christina Emrich was named RBR’s Educational Professional for 2016. Ms. Emrich has been RBR’s athletic trainer since she returned to her alma mater in 1995, a prophecy she declared at her 1987 graduation from high school when she told the then athletic director, “I will be back someday ---as your athletic trainer.” She obtained her BS degree from Montclair State University in 1992 in Physical Education/Health and Athletic Training, and her MS degree from Kean University ...

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  • Dr. Gretna Wilkinson--- RBR’s Teacher of the Year

    The Visual & Performing Arts Academy’s Creative Writing teacher, Dr Gretna Wilkinson, was selected as Red Bank Regional’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. The honor is determined by a committee which reviews the recommendations from staff, students and parents. Principal Risa Clay states, “In the nominating process, Dr. Wilkinson’s colleagues spoke of her ability to motivate both students and faculty, and as someone who has the very highest expectations for every student. Dr. Wilkinson’s students stressed the strong effect she has had upon their lives and her unique ability to brighten their days.”

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  • RBR Buc Backer Ladies Luncheon and Auction Set for January 31

    Silver The ladies of the Red Bank Regional (RBR) BUC Backer Foundation invite the public to don their favorite hats to their Ladies Garden Party Luncheon on Sunday, January 31, from noon to 3:30 pm. The popular event features fabulous chance auction gifts, a three-course lunch, champagne mimosas and the magnificent water views of the Navesink from the balcony of the Oyster Point Hotel, located at 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank. Tickets are $55 per person ($45 for senior citizens and $25 for RBR staff) and may be ordered by contacting Lisa Sheehan at lisa.rae.sheehan@gmail.com

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  • RBR Technology Students Sweep FBLA Regional Competitions

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) Academy of Information Technology participated in the online Central Regional Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competitions this fall. With 19 students qualifying to compete, the results were stunning as they swept the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions in four categories, and placed high in others. They will be competing at the FBLA NJ State competitions in February which will be held at the Harrah's Conference Center in Atlantic City. Taking first, second, third and ...

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  • RBR Collaboration Ensures a Very Merry Christmas for Many RBR Families

    Every year, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) SOURCE Foundation, tries to make the holidays brighter for its families in need. This year, partnering with the RBR BUC Backer’s Foundation, The SOURCE was able to quadruple their efforts to help most families through their Virtual Giving Tree program. Over $5,000 in gifts was donated within a two-week period that will benefit over 30 families. Suzanne Keller, the SOURCE Director explains, “Our clinicians know the needs of our families and we obtain

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  • RBR Students Sending Sweet Wishes to American Troops in Middle East

    : Forty members of The Red Bank Regional (RBR) National Spanish Honor Society spent their afternoon stuffing stockings filled with sweet treats for American troops stationed in the Middle East. Accompanying the stockings will be home-made cards by the students expressing their sentiments to the soldiers. RBR Spanish Honor Society Advisor Lisa Boyle recently met the girlfriend of one of the soldiers, Sgt. Jordan Rizo in the 32nd Infantry, which is currently stationed in Afghanistan. She explains, ...

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  • RBR Placed on the College Board’s 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

    — Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) is one of 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP (Advanced Placement) course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that a district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP.

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  • The Buccaneer December Issue is Out!

    The December issue of the Buccaneer is out just in time for the holidays. Read Ella Brockway’s poignant article about our football team’s amazing year. Pick up some tips on Holiday dressing and a great gingerbread recipe among many other features. Go to the link http://therbrbuc.weebly.com/ Happy Holidays from the Buccaneer Staff!

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  • RBR Students Sending Holiday and New Year Wishes to the Children at St. Jude

    At the annual Cards for Kids event, over 75 Red Bank Regional Students (RBR) spent their lunch break creating fanciful holiday cards filled with best wishes for the children at St. Jude Hospital. Each year, RBR teachers Jennifer Casaine and Cassandra Dorn coordinate this activity which enjoys high participation. Ms. Casaine states, “Students were so interested in contributing that we expanded it two extra days. Participants represented every grade level and all activities from athletes to International Baccalaureate students.

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  • RBR VPA Vocal Majors Shine in Regional Choral and Vocal Music Programs

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) vocal majors have been named to several honors programs and performed in prestigious regional programs this year. In October RBR hosted the Doris Lenz Festival of Singing which is sponsored by the NJ Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and included 100 participants from all over NJ competing and participating in solo singing competitions. RBR’s Alexa DeAnna, Keansburg, was chosen to participate in a master class ...

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  • RBR Student Athletes Sign to Play College Sports

    Five Red Bank Regional High School student athletes recently signed to play college sports at the schools they will be attending next year. They are pictured (left or right), (standing): Jon Pierce, Shrewsbury, Susquehanna University, (lacrosse); Madison Wood, Little Silver, (girls’ lacrosse); Farleigh Dickinson University; Claudio LoBriaco, Shrewsbury, (baseball) Swarthmore College; (sitting): Lauren Sapone, Little Silver, (cross country and track) Dartmouth, and Nicholas Massa, Shrewsbury, (baseball) Manhattan College.

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  • RBR Freshman Organizes Father and Daughter Mission to the Dominican Republic

    For years, Mara Campolattaro of Rumson had asked her dad, Dr. Brian Campolattaro, to take her on his trips to Central America where he performed mission surgery as a pediatric ophthalmologist with the ILAC (Institute for Latin American Concern) organization. When she turned 14, he acquiesced, inviting her on a humanitarian mission along with six of her friends and their dads from Rumson. The girls named themselves and the mission “HereToHelp”. Mara is studying music as a vocal major in Red Bank Regional’s ...

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  • RBR Presents Parental Program on Teenage Suicide

    In October, Red Bank Regional (RBR) parents arrived at their monthly Buc Backer Foundation (BBF) meeting to see a queue of shoes lining the walls and snaking around the halls to their meeting room. The shoes were part of a presentation by the founder of AIR™, Attitudes in Reverse, to create a haunting but poignant statement on the topic of suicide. The exhibit displayed 233 pairs of shoes representing the number of young people in New Jersey who took their lives in just the two years between 2010 and 2012. Suicide has grown to be the second cause of death for young people 15 to 24 in the US...

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  • RBR Staff Counseled on Sensitivity to the Transgender Student

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) recently invited author, educator and advocate, Seth Rainess, to speak to staff on the topic of, supporting students who self identify as Transgender or Gender Non-conforming. Mr. Rainess works as the Trans-family Group Facilitator with the Jersey Shore/Monmouth County PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians & Gays). He is uniquely qualified to discuss this subject from both his professional and educational background, with masters’ degrees in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as, his own personal journey with transitioning.

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  • RBR Looking to Community for Distinguished Alumni Nominees

    For over a decade, the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR), through its Foundation, has observed a warm tradition of honoring its most distinguished alumni. Our students celebrate their lives in prose and music at a special ceremony and luncheon reception. We are seeking nominations from the public for this worthy honor which takes place at the high school on Friday, April 26, 2016. Nominees need to have attended RBR or its predecessor, Red Bank High School, at least 15 years ago...

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  • RBR Honors its Long-Serving Staff

    Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) recently recognized the dedicated service provided to the school district by fifty-four staff members in whose service ranges from 15 to 40 years. The honor of the most senior staff member was received by Frank (Dusty) Bublin, part of our building and grounds team. RBR Principal Risa Clay, who was also recognized for 23 years of service stated, “RBR has received so many accolades, we thought it important to recognize longevity of service. ..."

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  • Football Fans: Help RBR Tackle Hunger this Thanksgiving!

    A new tradition will meet the old as football fans who donate a non-perishable food item will receive free admission to the Red Bank Regional-Long Branch football game this Thanksgiving. The traditional matchup—one of the longest-running in the Shore—will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. at Red Bank Regional, and all who donate—parents, children, students, RBR fans, Long Branch fans—will get in for free.

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  • RBR Theatre Presents the Masterpiece Play Amadeus November 21-23

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Theatre Company will present the haunting play Amadeus to Red Bank Regional in November. The role of Salieri will be played by multiple award-winning drama major, senior Patrick Monaghan, Little Silver. Performances will take place on Saturday, November 21, at 7pm, Sunday, November 22, at 3 pm, and Monday, November 23 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. (RBR students are free.) Red Bank Regional is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, NJ. Tickets can be ordered through the RBR website at rbrhs.org through PayPal or purchased at the door the day of the performance.

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  • RBR Hosts Inter-District String Concert featuring Five Schools and Community Guest Musicians

    On October 22, the day was devoted to string music at Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) hosting an inter-school event featuring RBR, its sending schools of Red Bank Middle School and Markham Place in Little Silver as well as the Middletown Bayshore Middle School and High School North. The event was organized by RBR strings teacher Jeffrey Boga. Guest artists from the community visited classrooms conducting special workshops with student musicians during the day and joined them for the final concert.

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  • RBR BUC Backer Foundation Presents Fall Fest on November 14

    On Saturday, November 14, the Red Bank Regional BUC Backer Foundation will hold a fundraising event, Fall Fest, at the Elks Club, 40 West Front Street in Red Bank, from 7 to 11 pm. The festive evening features entertainment by The Honey Badgers, a chance and silent auction, fifty-fifty, cash bar and dinner. Tickets are $50 per person ($45 if purchased by 11/7/15.) Tickets may be purchased on-line through PayPal at the BUC Backer website at http://www.bucbackerfoundation.com/.

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  • RBR Host Public Forum on College Athletic Recruitment – What Every Family Needs to Know about the College Athletic Process

    National college athletic keynote speaker, Jack Renkens of Recruiting Realities returns to Red Bank Regional High School (RBR), to detail the strategies and realities of college athletic recruitment. The public is invited to attend this free event which takes place on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm in the RBR theatre. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver. A company press release describes the program as follows: “Parents have an opportunity to hear the truth about college athletic recruiting, the role of their high school coach, the impact of today’s social media and where parents fit in the process.”

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  • RBR Environmental Club Students Sweep the Beaches At Clean Ocean Action Event

    “So many of our RBR students enjoy summers at the beach, fishing, kayaking, and surfing. So one weekend in October, these students took the opportunity to give back to their local marine environment that they love so much,” stated Red Bank Regional (RBR) science teacher and Environmental Club advisor David Hussey. Forty-nine RBR students participated in the 2015 Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps meeting at Sandy Hook, NJ.

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  • RBR Student Practices Active Citizenship in Election Season

    He states, “With issues like college affordability, women’s health services, how we get a job, how we survive, is all determined by politics. And if you are not informed and vote, you can’t complain about it.” Elijah is counting the days until he can vote, ...

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  • RBR Junior Named Global Leadership Adventure Ambassador

    Ever since the third grade, RBR junior Julia Nijnens of Little Silver, wanted to visit Ghana. Her fascination began when she wrote a class essay on the country and revisited the same subject for a fifth grade geography project, this time delving into its sanitation problems. For two and one half weeks this past summer, Julia was able to realize her dream performing a community service project in Ghana with her brother Jouke through the Global Leadership Adventure program. Julia and Jouke ...

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  • The Latest Edition of the RBR School Newspaper The Buccaneer is online.

    To view the latest edition of The Buccaneer

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  • Author and Ted Talk Sensation Kevin Breel Broaches Subject of Teen Depression at RBR

    Twenty-two year old, author, performer, Ted Talk sensation and mental health activist Kevin Breel recently brought his important message of teenage depression and awareness to Red Bank Regional. His visit was sponsored by the RBR SOURCE, the School-based Youth Service Program. RBR was the only high school stop on his book tour due to a poignant invitation proffered by RBR senior Julie Coker, a member of the Youth Council Executive Committee for Society for the Prevention of Suicide in Freehold.

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  • RBR Celebrates Its Hispanic Heritage

    Every October, the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) community looks forward to its multi-cultural club’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage. The school recognizes the many countries that compose the Hispanic American experience for both their uniqueness and rich culture which is also commemorated with performances by the schools Visual and Performing Arts students. This year, RBR senior Guadalupe Luna introduced the event in Spanish (which RBR Principal Risa Clay translated in English) stating,

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  • RBR BUC Backer Foundation Instills Spirit and Pride With Campus Beautification Project

    Upon the approach of the Red Bank Regional (RBR) campus from either Harding Road or in both directions on Ridge Road, one encounters a series of signs. “Have…You… Got… It?” The question is soon answered by the last sign ==“Buc Pride!” which leads to the front entrance with an even larger sign announcing, “Welcome to BUC Nation, Home of the Buccaneers! The eye-caching signage is just part of a first installment on what the new leadership of the BUC Backer Foundation (BBF) plans for the RBR campus.

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  • RBR Graded “A” in Niche Public School District Rankings

    The Niche.com, Inc., recently released its 2015 national and state “Best School Districts” ratings, and ranked Red Bank Regional (RBR), as the 31st best in New Jersey. It also ranked RBR the third best school district in Monmouth County behind Rumson Fair Haven Regional (#21) and Holmdel (#30). RBR received an overall school district grade of “A”. It is ranked 250 in the nation among all the 8,738 school districts examined by Niche based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents.

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  • RBR Senior Achieves College Broadcasting Journalism Certification

    Neil Villapiano comes from a very sports-connected family. His cousin Phil Villapiano played professional football for the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders over a successful 11-year long career. From a very young age, he was not just interested in sports but wanted to write and broadcast it. His ambition manifested itself in a long commute he faithfully made over two years from his home in Little Silver, NJ, to Hofstra University in Long Island where he attended its Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Institute for Teens.

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  • RBR Technology Teacher Named the NJ Air Force Association’s Teacher of the Year

    The New Jersey Air Force Association (NJAFA) recently honored Red Bank Regional (RBR) technology teacher, Jeremy Milonas of Holmdel as its Teacher of the Year for his accomplishments in engaging students about science technology, engineering and math (STEM). The award was given at The NJAFA convention held at the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum in Teterboro, New Jersey on August 1. The NJAFA is a member organization of the national Air Force Association, an independent, nonprofit, ...

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  • RBR Teens Work to Bring Awareness to Suicide Prevention with Peers

    During the second week of September, which is designated as National Suicide Prevention Week, students from Red Bank Regional (RBR) were engaged in furthering awareness on what is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24.

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  • RBR Seeks to Honor 1975 “Impossible Dream” Football Team at Oct 2 Football Game

    : Red Bank Regional (RBR) is inviting all former members of the 1975 “Impossible Dream” Central Jersey Group II Football State Championship Team to attend a special ceremony in their honor on October 2 at 6 pm at its new fitness center located adjacent to the football stadium at 101 Ridge Road on the RBR school campus. The event will be conducted at the halftime home game of the RBR Buccaneers versus the Neptune Scarlet Fliers.

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  • RBR Celebrates Opening Home Football Season with Pre-Game Picnic to Benefit the Source

    On Friday, September 18, the RBR Buc Backer Foundation and The SOURCE join forces in sponsoring a pre-game, kick-off picnic at the first RBR home football game-- RBR Bucs versus Colts Neck Cougars. The event takes place from 5:30 till 7 pm and features picnic food, soft drinks, door prizes, raffles and more. The first 50 attendees receive free tickets to the game. A suggested donation of $5 per person per person will benefit The SOURCE, RBR’s School-Based Youth Services Program. The picnic takes place on the high school campus adjacent to the football field. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver.

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  • RBR Welcomes the Class of 2019

    “This is a great time to be a Buc” nearly 300 new ninth graders were told at the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Freshman Orientation held on Wednesday, August 26. For several hours, the students were shepherded around their new and much larger school by RBR Student to Student Peer leaders as the newbies acquired student Ids, set-up computer student accounts, learned how to open lockers and ran through their daily schedules. They also received the “inside scoop” from the upper classman ...

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  • RBR Volleyball Player Pays it Forward to Incoming Freshmen

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) sophomore Gabriella (Gabby) Lopez of Red Bank always enjoyed working out in the gym doing cardio, weight-training and high-intensity kick-boxing. She also played team sports in middle and high school. Along the way, Gabby realized she also loved helping others learn and enjoy sports. She volunteered to coach softball in her town’s recreational league this summer as well the Little Silver recreational summer softball clinic. She also took on a summer job as a camp counselor ...

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  • RBR Student Shares his Passion for Music with Asbury Park Students in Eagle Scout Project

    Joseph Ferguson of Little Silver is a senior in Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy, and member of Little Silver’s Boy Scout Troop 126. A piano major, he plays piano in RBR’s jazz band and percussion in the concert band. Joe earned membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society and outside of school has played at restaurants and parties. He also volunteers his music talents at his alma mater, Markham Place Middle School at summer band camp and played in the pit

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  • RBR VPA Summer Academy Staged Hollywood Hillbillies

    On August 6, The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) Summer Camp presented Hollywood Hillbillies at the RBR Theatre. The musical comedy was based on the book by Tim Kelly with music and lyrics by Scott Keys. The spirited production featured lively music and high-kicking dancing. The main roles were apprised by: Mara Campolattaro, Rumson, Alexa Kirkpatrick, Shrewsbury, Brendan Loftus, Little Silver and Camille Pugliese, Red Bank, Kie Antone of Leonardo, Lily Pena, Red Bank, ...

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  • RBR Offers Many Different Programs All Summer Long

    Over the past decade, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) has experienced remarkable academic success by every measure. One of the reasons is on display during the entire month of July. Known as Summer Slam, the freshman transition program plants the seeds of a new community of high schoolers formed from many different communities. These include primarily the sending towns of Red Bank, Little Silver and Shrewsbury and other Monmouth County towns where K-8 districts offer ...

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  • RBR VPA Summer Camp Presents Hollywood Hillbillies

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Summer Camp will present Hollywood Hillbillies on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 7 pm at the RBR auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver New Jersey. The musical comedy was based on the book by Tim Kelly with music and lyrics by Scott Keys. Similar to the famed Beverly Hillbillies, the production features a collision of simple American Mountain folk ...

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  • Spaces Still Available for the RBR Little Bucs Preschool Program

    There are still openings available for the Little Bucs Preschool program at Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver for the 2015--2016 school year. The preschool accepts three (and very nearly three) and four-year olds from the RBR sending towns of Little Silver, Red Bank, Shrewsbury and neighboring towns. The program operates four mornings a week, Tuesday through Friday from 8:45 to 10:23 a.m. The first day of school is Tuesday, October 6, 2015. ..

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  • Washington Post Once Again Names RBR As One of America’s Most Challenging Schools

    For the third year in a row, Red Bank Regional (RBR) has been cited by the Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The list was released in the spring of 2015. RBR takes second position behind Rumson Fair Haven in Monmouth County. It is ranked 41 out of 100 high schools on the list for the most challenging high schools in the state. Nationally, it is listed as 1356 out of 2300 schools that made the list...

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  • RBR Seniors Achieve Eagle Scout

    On June 28, two Red Bank Regional (RBR) rising seniors, Andrew Noglows and Sam Gregg, both of Little Silver, were celebrated for their recent attainment of Eagle Scout at the Court of Honor for Little Silver Boy Scout Troop 126. The event was held at the Woman’s Club of Little Silver. Both boys have come through scouting together since 5th grade. Sam entered scouting as a cub scout.

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  • RBR Administrator Honored by New Jersey Senate

    : It is often remarked that people will change their professions or reinvent themselves several times during there working life. Peter Grandinetti, West Long Branch, did this following a path that began as an educator transitioned to a successful business man and entrepreneur and then came full circle to an educator. Mr. Grandinetti retired on June 30 from the Red Bank Regional (RBR) school district as its four-year academy supervisor. Along the way, he garnered many accolades including his latest, a resolution from the New Jersey Legislature.

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  • RBR Student Wins Top Prize in National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards RBR Creative Writers Garner Dozens of Accolades in Writing Competition

    One of Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) most popular Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) programs is Creative Writing. Every year, Dr. Gretna Wilkinson’s students make her proud at the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which is sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. This year was no exception with 32 RBR Creative Writing Majors winning three dozen gold and silver medals as well as 16 Honorable Mentions at the regional level. Over 300,000 submissions were received. Three of those 32 went on to win National medals-- Liv Winnicki, Belmar, and Lola Todman, Red Bank, won Silver National Medals, and Mya Nunnally, Red Bank, won a Gold Medal. National finalists represented less than 1% of the original submissions. As a gold medal winner, Mya and her family were invited to the Scholastic reception at Carnegie Hall where she personally met special celebrity presenters Chelsea Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg.

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  • RBR’s Top Female Athlete Will Compete for Monmouth University

    Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) track and field star, discus and shot put thrower Sarena Dixon of Red Bank, graduated on June 19, and then continued to represent her school in the New Balance Outdoor National Track and Field Championship that weekend. During her track and field career she garnered many accolades including setting the record for Shot Put Throw at 43’ x 6.5” in the Monmouth County Championship Meet. She states of that career highlight, “It was really insane, I wasn’t having a great day and went into finals seeded third. It was a very close competition and I just edged them out (the first and second seed.) ”

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  • RBR SOURCE Honors Community Partners &Volunteerism at its 15 Year Anniversary Reception

    Little Silver: Its mission is “To remove all obstacles that impede the success of young people in the community.” At its 15-year award reception, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) SOURCE celebrated many of the reasons it has done precisely that. Claire Casey of 180 Turning Lives Around was honored with The SOURCE’s Community Partnership Award for the work she has done in partnership with The SOURCE’s Boys 2 Men program which encourages responsibility and accountability in all areas of young men’s lives. Another successful community partnership, the Teen Outreach Program, TOP®, a nationally recognized model in youth development, is operated by The SOURCE in partnership with the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium. RBR senior Jorge Benevides was honored with the SOURCE’s Outstanding Service Award for his volunteer group facilitation of the TOP® program among his peers. Source Clinical Supervisor, Stacy Liss and bi-lingual clinician, Marisol Mondaca were honored with 15-year service awards.

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  • RBR First Monmouth County School to Award Bilingual Certification to Graduating Students

    : For the past two years, a handful of high schools have participated in a pilot program to establish a bilingual literacy certification for graduating students. The movement known as the Seal of Biliteracy is currently working its way through the legislative process to make New Jersey the tenth state in the nation to offer such a certification. Sixteen RBR students from the graduating class of 2015 were awarded that certification at the June 8 RBR Senior Awards Ceremony. The recipients were: Daysi Arevalo-Avalos, Cassie Jain, Brenda Ramos, Fausto Benitez, Isabel Kupilik, Maya Smith, Kevin Burke, Darby Olex-Memoli, Julia Sullivan, Jack Fioretti, Carlos Pantle, Leidy Fabiana Villegas, Hannah Haugenes, Kathiusca Parris Valencia, Brooke Willemstyn, and Katherine Hurtado. All of the students earned their second language certification in Spanish, with the exception of Cassie Jain who earned it in French.

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  • RBR Team Grand Prize Winner in NJ Distracted Driving Awareness Competition

    : Last spring, students in RBR's Graphic Communications class strapped Go-Pro cameras to the heads of students and teachers who portrayed victims in the annual pre-prom car crash reenactment. The students turned footage from the reenactment into a video that qualified for the fifth annual U Got Brains competition sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. The U Got Brains contest challenges students to heighten peers' awareness of the tragedies resulting from distracted driving—texting, drinking or scrolling through music--and the critical seconds removed from drivers' attention to driving.

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  • RBR Students Win Monmouth Day Care Journal Art Competition including Grand Prize Winner

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) freshman Tiaunna Macon, Neptune City, was the grand prize winner in the Monmouth Day Care (MDC) Journal Art contest in the high school category. Her art submission will comprise the NJ Natural Gas ad in the MDC art journal this year, a major fundraiser for the non-profit day-center in Red Bank. In addition to Tiaunna, the other two grand prize winners were third grader Madelyn Sanchez-Berr, Red Bank Primary School (primary school category) and seventh grader Troy Hill, St James Elementary School (middle school category). All three grand prize winners were photographed by Danny Sanchez and pictured in the journal.

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  • Basie Awards Honor Joe Russo with Life Time Achievement Award --- RBR Scores Three BASIES

    Joe Russo, Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) drama teacher and theatre director was honored at the 2015 Basie Awards with its Lifetime Achievement Award in Arts Education. The Basie Awards was held at the Count Basie Theatre on May 20. Sharing the spotlight for the evening were four RBR students who were also recognized with Basies. Patrick Monaghan, Little Silver, and Katherine Kennedy, Avon-by-the-Sea, won Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Drama, respectively, for Much Ado About Nothing. Noah Beller and Matt Suszka, both from Little Silver, won the Basie award for Outstanding Lighting Design in a Drama, also for Much Ado About Nothing.

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  • RBR Students Score High in Technology Student Association State Competition

    Eight Red Bank Regional (RBR) students competed in this year’s Technology Student Association (TSA) state conference contests, which were held on May 5 at the College of New Jersey. Over 1400 students competed in over 60 technology-based events. RBR senior Elisa Orsini (Shrewsbury) placed second in Flight Endurance and junior Jose Ramirez (Red Bank) placed third in Transportation modeling. The other students who represented RBR were Vincent Novellino (Millstone), Erick Camerino (Red Bank), Ricky Wild (Belmar), Javier Molina (Deal), Edwin Castillo (Red Bank), and not pictured, Jorge Benavides (Red Bank).

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  • SOURCE Encourage an “A” Program Inspires RBR Students To Succeed Academically

    : Fifty RBR students were recently treated to an Italian dinner at the New Corner Pizzeria in Red Bank, where they were also showered with assorted gift cards to stores popular with teens. Other gifts included Go Pros, BEAT headphones, Google Chromebook lap tops and even 32” LED TVs. The value of the gift grew in proportion to the number of A’s these students earned on their third marking period report card. The event was part of the RBR SOURCE sponsored Encourage an “A” academic incentive program now in its 12th year of operation. All gifts are financed through fundraising efforts of the Source Foundation.

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  • RBR Hosts “Voices of Change”—A Community Performance of Voices Young and Old

    : On Thursday, May 21, at 7 pm, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy at RBR will host the world premiere of “Voices of Change,” an oratorio, composed and conducted by RBR music teacher Kristopher Zook. The event features the voices of numerous high school choirs, area festival choirs as well as the Count Basie Theatre Central Jersey Youth Chorale, with special solo performances by Metropolitan Opera singer Jeremy Galyon) and Kean University voice professor Katherine Harris. Tickets are $ 10 and are available at the door, or in advance by contacting 732-842-8000, ext. 227. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver.

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  • RBR Buc Backer Foundation Awards over $75,000 in Grants to High School

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Buc Backer Foundation is composed of an active group of passionate parents who raise money and perform functions to support all aspects of student life at RBR. The fruits of their fund-raising efforts were recently exemplified by the granting of over $75,000 in eight teacher or administrator requested grants to the school district.

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  • RBR Principal Honored with Partner in Education Award

    Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) principal, Risa Clay, was recently honored by the Community Affairs & Resource Center (CARC) with their Partner in Education Award, at its fifth annual Black & White Gala reception which took place on April 24 at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. Along with Mrs. Clay, other esteemed members of the community were honored including: Assemblyman Sean Kean (Outstanding Public Servant Award); Tania and Clem Lisitski (Humanitarian Couple the Year); Vin Gopal (Partner in Community Development); and Alan Manzo (Ambassador of the Arts.) CARC was formally known as the Hispanic Affairs and Resource Center - a nonprofit, social service organization with locations in Asbury Park and Freehold.

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  • RBR Senior Photo Major Show Debuts in Rumson May 15

    The photography majors in Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPA) will be exhibiting their work for their “Senior Photo Show” at the Canvas Art Studio in Rumson, located at 126 East River Road, from May 15 through May 27. Visitors can meet the artists at a kickoff reception on May 15 from 6 to 8 pm. The students showcasing their work are: Jeanne Landers, Interlaken, Olivia Murray, Little Silver, Emily Plageman, Shrewsbury, Victoria Seebeck, Belmar, and Maya Smith, Little Silver. There is no charge to view the show and all our welcome.

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  • RBR Inducts Five into the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

    On April 24, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Buc Backer Foundation held its fourteenth annual induction of Distinguished Alumni into its Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees included a most impressive array of people. Howard D. Scher, Esq. Class of 1963, who is a director of the famed Innocence Project in Philadelphia; “Melanie” Safka Scherkeryk, Class of 1964, the award-winning rock-n-roll singer songwriter of Woodstock fame; Alisyn Camerota, Class of 1984; the famed CNN journalist who co-anchors the New Day daily morning TV news show; LeRoi Royal Jones, Ed.D., the former All American Football star, municipal servant and educational administrator and Sergeant Juan Carlos Sardo, local community hero and member of the Red Bank Police Force.

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  • RBR Senior among Winners of the Princeton Race Relations Award

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior Morgan Brunson (Red Bank) was among six recipients of five schools represented of the prestigious Princeton Race Relations Award. She received the award at the 2015 Princeton Prize In Race Relations Ceremony & Reception held at the Ivy League university on April 15. The other recipients included: Tatianna Sims, Princeton High School; Mara Peoples, of The Hun School of Princeton; Jessica Mekeel and Sarika Bhattacharjee, of Montgomery High School; Adam Mohsen-Breen, of Moorestown the Friends School.

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  • RBR Signs Soccer, Lacrosse and Track Stars to Play Division One Sports on National Sign In Day

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) counts a soccer midfield man, Sam McPherson (Red Bank) lacrosse midfield man, Dan Vilardi (Little Silver) and 800 meter and mile runner Marissa Albano (Neptune City) among their athletes who received scholarships to play Division I sports in college next year and signed on April 15, National Signing Day. The student athletes will be attending Sacred Heart University, Chestnut Hill College and the University of Delaware respectively.

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  • RBR’s Jill Maline Named Monmouth County Counselor of the Year

    Red Bank Regional Guidance Counselor Jill Maline was recently named Monmouth County Counselor of the Year by the Monmouth County School Counselors' Association. She will be honored at a luncheon in June by her peers in the association. RBR Guidance Director Dawn Kaszuba states her counselor, “Ms. Maline's commitment to her students, the district and the profession are evident in all she does. Whether advocating for her students, collaborating with teachers during professional development, or working with the Monmouth County School Counselor Association to bring important programs to her colleagues, Ms. Maline is a compassionate, empathetic and fearless leader. She is a credit to Red Bank Regional and the Bucs she loves so much!”

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  • RBR School-Wide Winter Food Drive Benefits Lunch Break and Salvation Army

    For the fourth year in a row, the Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) has utilized a “Battle of the Classes” competition to motivate a school-wide food drive which benefits the local community. Over 7600 food items were donated from late February through April 1 to help fill the food shelves of Lunch Break and the Salvation Army in Red Bank, at a time when large donations aren’t typically made to local pantries.

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  • RBR Teen Overcomes Personal Tragedy to Help Others in the Grieving Process

    Two and one half years ago, Red Bank Regional (RBR) junior Giana Apreza entered Red Bank Regional high School as most teens excited about the prospects of high school. Although she loved to write, she did not feel enough confidence to try out for RBR’s Visual & Performing Art Academy’s popular and competitive Creative Writing program. A Neptune City resident, Giana elected to attend RBR’s Academy of Finance instead. The youngest of three children, and the only one still at home, she was particularly close to her mother, Cathleen. During her freshman year, however, and heartbreakingly around the holidays, Giana’s world suddenly changed with the tragic, unexpected death of her beloved mother from an undiagnosed heart ailment.

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  • RBR Junior Wins Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition

    In late February, Red Bank Regional (RBR) star thespian, junior Patrick Monaghan of Little Silver won the New Jersey Regional Poetry Out Loud Region 3 Semi-finals held at the Two River Theatre in Red Bank. Patrick, who is a Visual and Performing Art Academy (VPA) drama major, is the first student to advance this far in the competition in the six years that RBR has been participating in the event. Student competitors were represented from numerous towns in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and Mercer Counties. He shared the honor with Nicole Jenkins, of Piscataway High School. The two went on to compete in the State Championship in Princeton on March 13.

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  • RBR Presents Anything Goes on March 26 to 29

    The Academy of Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) and the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Theatre Company will present Cole Porter’s timeless musical comedy Anything Goes during the last weekend in March at the RBR Theatre located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver. Performances will take place on Thursday, March 26, Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at 7 pm and 3 pm on Sunday, March 29. Tickets are $10 for senior citizens and students and $15 for adults. There is no charge for RBR students. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the performance, and for further information contact 732-842-8000, ext 227 or visit the RBR website at www.rbrhs.org.

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  • RBR Host All Shore Concert with 13 of its Own in the Prestigious Honors Music Chorus

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) was very proud to be the host school for this year’s All Shore Concert held on February 8. RBR had a healthy representation to the honor chorus this year with 13 members. Pictured above (left to right) with their teacher, Kristopher Zook are: (back row):Mackenzie Clark, 18, Shrewsbury; Ricci Bigelow, 16, Lake Como; Shannon O'Donnell, 16, Little Silver; RBR vocal teacher Kristopher Zook, Jaclyn Gisondi, 17, Shrewsbury; Victoria White, 15, Union Beach; Brian Healey, 16, Union Beach; (front row): Erin Ostrowski,15, Little Silver; Kalei McCarthy, 17, Little Silver; Danielle Wolf, 15, Shrewsbury; Allison LaRochelle, 17, Middletown; Eliana Swartz, 17, Little Silver; Alexa DeAnna, 16, Keansburg; and Emma Craven, 16, Brielle.

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  • RBR Drama Major Places Second in Shakespeare ESU Competition

    On Saturday, February 28, RBR junior Patrick Monaghan of Little Silver finished second place in the English Speaking Union (ESU) Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Monmouth County ESU chapter. In addition to Patrick, the top winners of the 2014 competition, which featured 12 competitors from all over the State of New Jersey, were: first place winner Naomi Stuart, Glen Ridge, and third place winner Lauren Pelaia, Colts Neck. The first place winner will go on to the national competition held in NYC.

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  • RBR Students Shine at Model UN Conference

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) students participated in the Model UN Conference in early 2015 in Hershey PA. Several students held leadership positions while others were recognized with several awards. Victoria Ovanesian, Little Silver, held the esteemed position as chair of the Arab League while Jack Anderson, Little Silver, was invited as an alternate to the highly selective Conference of National Affairs. Kristen Wimmer, Little Silver, was recognized as the Outstanding First Year Delegate for the Social & Humanitarian Committee. Lauren O’Brien, Red Bank, was honored as the Premier Diplomat for the European Union, and Brianna Napoli, Interlaken, received the Outstanding Country Award for her representation of Egypt.

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  • RBR Engineering Teacher Teams with Little Silver PRS Students in 3-D Printing of Boats that Float!

    : What do you do when you have a gifted and talented class that you need to challenge, a math program that needs to be taught to more rigorous standards, and a need to bring more cutting edge technology into your classroom? You combine a math unit on Geometry with a 3D modeling software program and team with a high school teacher that has the 3D printer to make your students designs a reality. That is what the teachers at Point Road Elementary School (PRS) and Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) in Little Silver did!

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  • New Jersey Teams Dominate the National CyberPatriot VII Competition

    Just at the time when the press is bemoaning the loss of high tech jobs from the Garden State, the New Jersey schools, recognized among the best in the country, are building the bench to provide the cyber patriot warriors that will defend and protect the United States from cyber crime and terrorism. This reality is on display during March 11 to 13 in Washington D.C. when New Jersey will be the ONLY state represented in all three Divisions of the prestigious Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Team Alpha from NWS Earle placed second in the All Service Division (Cadets) in a competition that began with over 1000 teams. Red Bank Regional's (RBR) Team Maroon led the way by taking the #5 slot in the Open Division (High School) finals. They competed with over 978 teams. In the Middle School Division, two teams from Markham Place School in Little Silver won the first and third place slots. They competed among nearly 200 teams nationwide.

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  • RBR VPA Students’ All-volunteer Student Traveling Performance Company Bring their Talents to Senior Residences

    : Chase Hintlemann had just begun his freshman year at Red Bank Regional (RBR) as a Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) drama major when he was also performing at the Count Basie in a Community Theatre production of Damn Yankees. It was on opening night of the show and during the “Shoeless Joe from Hannibal Missouri” musical number that he felt his knee give out. The resulting injury kept this energetic athlete and performer homebound for a time and frustratingly bored. “I had to sit in a knee bending machine for four hours a day,” he recalls. It was during that period of extended convalescence that he began to think about starting a student volunteer traveling performance company to bring entertainment to those who were similarly unable to leave their residences. He had a huge variety of gifted performers from which to tap.

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  • Red Bank Regional Celebrates Black History Month with Message for the Future

    Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) diversity and talents were on full display at its annual celebratory assembly for Black History Month. Students from various groups within the school contributed their time and skills to enlighten their peers on the importance of celebrating Black History. Principal Risa Clay welcomed her school and explained the origins of Black History Month which was initiated by Harvard Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson during the month of February, the birthdays of both Fredrick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, extremely influential leaders in African American History.

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  • RBR Honors its Academic Varsity Letter Recipients

    At its January board meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education honored its highest achieving academic stars with their very own Varsity Letter. The tradition began many years ago when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements, with a varsity letter. In order to earn an Academic Varsity Letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year (September of 2013 through June of 2014 in this case).

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  • RBR Junior Ranked as Fourth in Nation in Amateur Boxing Category

    Red Bank Regional (RBR) junior Saleem Kelly of Red Bank, recently returned from Las Vegas where he competed in 2015 USA Boxing Junior Open and Youth National Championships in Reno Nevada held in mid-January. Saleem finished third in the tournament and is currently ranked number four in the nation for his age and weight category. He qualified for the nationals after winning the New Jersey state title with a perfect record. He won both the New Jersey Golden Gloves and Diamond Gloves for his weight category. He went to the nationals with a perfect state record of no losses; with his current lifetime fight record now standing at 15 – 1, his only loss being his semifinalist finish in the national tournament.

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  • RBR Students Bring Awareness to Distracted Driving Follow Them on Twitter - #RBRHSDBD

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) TV production students in Mr. Carl Grillo’s Interactive Media class have adopted a mission to bring awareness to their peers on the dangers of distracted driving. Late last year, the students entered a competition conducted by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) and UGotBrains.com. Mr. Grillo’s students produced a video in conjunction with the school’s Project Prom activity. The video propelled the RBR team to the second round of the U Got Brains competition and can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoXdDG2MvVQ. RBR is one of 59 schools in New Jersey participating in the program and the three finalists in the competition will win a driving simulator for their high school. These expensive and sophisticated machines will enable students to experience the negative effects of driving while distracted.

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  • RBR Honors Its Commended Scholars

    The Red Bank Regional Board (RBR) of Education recently honored its commended scholars at its January 28 board meeting. Ariel Balaban, Little Silver, Niki Buechel, Little Silver, Mary Cassandra (Cassie) Jain, Red Bank, Nicole Povey, Shrewsbury, were all named National Merit Commended Scholars. These awards are based on the students’ performance on the 2013 Preliminary Sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. The National Merit Scholars represent the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013-2014 competition. The competition was established in 1955. Additionally, Kyla Robinson, Shrewsbury, was named a National Achievement Scholar. That program, established in 1962, recognizes the top scoring Black American students on the same test. It honors the top 3% of the more than 160,000 students who entered the 2015 National Achievement Program.

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  • Fashion Show and Gift Auction to Benefit RBR Latino Scholarship Fund Set for February 8

    The Andrew Kroon Memorial Scholarship Fund, operating under the auspices of The SOURCE at Red Bank Regional (RBR), is helping to make dreams come true through its scholarship program. Founded over ten years ago, this program assists qualifying Latino students at RBR in affording their dream of college. To benefit the scholarship, the foundation is sponsoring a fashion show and gift auction on Sunday, February 8 from 12 to 3 pm at the Buona Sera Restaurant, located at 50 Maple Avenue in Red Bank. Tickets are $50 for admission which includes the fashion show and lunch. Fashions are provided by The Sports Spot in Shrewsbury and Posche Boutique in Rumson.

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  • RBR Staff Members Honored with Chamber of Commerce’s Spinnaker Award

    Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Supervisor Pete Grandinetti and RBR’s Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Academy Drama teacher Joe Russo were recently honored by the Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce with their Spinnaker Award in the category of arts and culture. The gentlemen were presented this honor at the Chamber’s 86th annual dinner “in recognition of their support and cultivation of the arts in the community.” Joe Russo has been an award-winning drama teacher with RBR since the inception of the VPA academy. This accolade comes at the denouement of his career as Mr. Russo retires after 32 years guiding RBR’s talented drama students.

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  • RBR Receives Grade of A+ in Niche Public School District Rankings Ranked 31st Best District in New Jersey and Third in Monmouth County

    The Niche.com, Inc., recently released its national and state “Best School Districts” ratings, and ranked Red Bank Regional (RBR), as the 31st best in New Jersey (top 5%), out of a total of 561 school districts. It also ranked RBR the third best school district in Monmouth County behind Rumson Fair Haven Regional (#21) and Holmdel (#30). RBR received an overall school district grade of A+.

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  • RBR Strings Ensemble Enters Partnerships with the Community to Promote Music Appreciation

    Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) has been training Monmouth County artists for over thirty years. One of its nascent programs—a strings program (in existence for the past eight years) featuring a chamber ensemble and string majors incorporated into the main school orchestra, has been building partnerships to promote instrumental music in the community. This year, the Red Bank Regional Chamber Ensemble performs in a series of chamber music events at the Red Bank library, hosts an inter-district strings festival in April for middle and elementary school students and joins Monmouth Conservatory for its 50th anniversary celebration at the Count Basie in June.

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  • RBR 2015 Teacher of the Year Claudia O’Connor, VPA Studio Art Teacher

    Red Bank Regional’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, Claudia O’Connor, has been RBR’s studio art teacher for the past ten years and has grown the program to one that is highly regarded and well- respected in the greater community. She also teaches the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts class and the AP Studio Art Class. Under her tutelage, RBR’s VPA art students have honed and advanced their art skills. Her success could also be realized in the high scores her students consistently achieve on both the AP art and IB art portfolios. Many of her students gain entrance to prominent fine art colleges and have successfully launched careers in the creative arts.

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  • RBR’s Educational Services Professional Of 2015-Kathy Smith, Media Specialist

    This year, for the first time, the Department of Education instituted the recognition of Educational Services Professional of the Year for New Jersey’s public schools. That honor for RBR was bestowed upon Kathy Smith, RBR’s media specialist, Educational Technology Coordinator and CAS (Creativity and Service hours) coordinator for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Mrs. Smith began her employment with RBR in 1999, and under her leadership, transformed the high school library into the digital hub and heart of the school.

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  • Keeping Vigilant on HIV/AIDS

    Coordinators of the drop-in center Project R.E.A.L (Real Empowerment on All Levels) recently visited Red Bank Regional (RBR) to acquaint students with the safe and social space for LGBTQ youth and their allies. On World AIDS Day, Eric Wurthrick and Tank Teachworth met with students of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and encouraged them to spread the mission of the facility, to their classmates and other friends. Project R.E.A.L is located in Asbury Park. “AIDS is not always associated with high school students, but 13 to 24 year old males represent the fastest rising HIV infected population. So that is why Project Real was founded,” the gentlemen told the GSA club members who meet at RBR’s SOURCE Program. The SOURCE is RBR’s School Based Youth Services Program, and another safe place for high school students to meet during and directly after the school day.

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  • RBR AOIT Students Take First and Second Place in Cyber Patriot Competition State Rounds

    Two teams of Red Bank Regional (RBR) Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) recently finished first and second in New Jersey in the state round of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Both teams now go on to compete in the regional round of the competition which takes place on January 16- 18. In all, 2,175 teams registered to compete in Cyber Patriot with 48 teams from New Jersey. Team Maroon, the first place winner, was comprised of: Kyle Neary (sophomore, Shrewsbury), Josh Even (senior, Shrewsbury), Tyler Birn (senior, Red Bank), Louis DiOrio (senior, Union Beach), Bobby Villaluz (sophomore, Shrewsbury) and Mark Eulner (senior, Shrewsbury). Team White, the second place winner, was comprised of: Cris Sochacki (senior, Union Beach), Andrew Noglows (junior, Little Silver), Zach Carrano (senior, Little Silver); Thomas Smith (senior, Shrewsbury) and Ryan Terpak (senior, Union Beach and. Derek Arnheiter (senior, Little Silver).

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  • RBR Students Spread Some Holiday Cheer to The Kids at St Judes Hospital

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) students joyfully participated in a school-wide event to spread some season’s cheer to the children of St. Judes Hospital in handcrafting holiday cards during their lunch break. Smiling behind some of their creations (left to right) are (standing) Allison LaRochelle, Middletown, Brianna Napoli, Interlaken, Sophie Halpern, Shrewsbury, Jeannette McKenna, Red Bank, Emme Scharmann, Little Silver Eli McCarthy, Shrewsbury, (Seated) Mackensie Clark, Shrewsbury, Julia Sullivan, Little Silver, Mia Nelson, Shrewsbury, and Eliana Swartz, Little Silver. The activity was sponsored by the RBR International Baccalaureate program and National Honor Society.

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  • RBR Tradition Continues in Making Holidays Brighter for the Residents at Linkages

    Every December, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) English office moves aside piles of books to make room for piles of holiday presents. For over ten years, teachers, staff and students at RBR have played Santa for residents of Linkages, an organization in Tinton Falls that houses homeless mothers and their children. English teacher Cassandra Dorn inherited the job of organizing holiday collections from a fellow teacher over ten years ago. RBR staff and students “adopt” children and families and purchase gifts from the wish list provided by the Linkages staff. Often, teachers organize each of their classes to sponsor a separate child.

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  • RBR Dance Majors Present A Winter Concert – Divas and Legends

    The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy dance majors proudly present their Winter Concert, Divas & Legends, on Thursday, December 18, at 7 pm with a repeat matinee performance on Saturday, December 20, at 2 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12; all RBR students are free. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver.

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  • “Fatherhood Initiative” Encourages and Celebrates RBR Fathers’ Participation in their Sons’ Education

    “You are the secret weapon,” special guest speaker Matthew P. Stevens, an educator, consultant, and author told Red Bank Regional (RBR) fathers. The thirty plus fathers accompanied their sons to “The Fatherhood Initiative”, an event sponsored by the Boys 2 Men group at the SOURCE in early December. Mr. Stevens, who has authored several books on the subject of youth and family development including Raising Him Alone: Things Black Women Can Do to Raise Boys to be Men, recited the grim statistics that result in poor male academic achievement and life outcomes. What happens when fathers are not at home? That phenomenon accounts for 90% of the homeless and runaway children; 71% of high school dropouts, 75% of youth with chemical dependence, 70% of the incarcerated juveniles; and a five times more likely suicide rate.

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  • RBR Buc Backer Ladies Luncheon Set for January 25

    : The ladies of the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Buc Backer Foundation invite the public to don their favorite hats to their famous Ladies Luncheon on Sunday, January 25, from noon to 3:30 pm. The popular event features fabulous chance auction gifts, a three-course lunch, champagne punch and the magnificent water views of the Navesink from the balcony of the Oyster Point Hotel, located at 146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank. Tickets are $50 per person ($45 for senior citizens and RBR staff) and may be ordered by contacting Patti Forsman at lundforsman@verizen.net , phoning 848-466-6054 or ordering through paypal at www.rbrhs.org. The event sells out every year, so early ticket orders are strongly encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Red Bank Regional High School.

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  • RBR Student Graduates from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Mini Medical School

    : Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior and 17-year old Sarah Haddow of Little Silver, thought she wanted to become a pediatric nurse. Through her experiences with little children, she had discovered that she loved to help them when they were not feeling well and most enjoyed making them smile. So by the time this energetic dancer, cheerleader, peer-leader and honor student was to enter her junior year at RBR, she decided to deeply explore this passion before she set upon a medical career path in college. She then took advantage of a career-exploration, co-operative program with the Monmouth County Vocational School for careers in health occupations located in Middletown, NJ.

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  • Seniors Guide Underclassmen in RBR College Prep Program

    Seven years ago, Red Bank Regional (RBR) implemented a nationally- renown college-preparatory program called AVID (Advancement through Individual Determination) to help students challenge themselves to perform their best academically. All this preparation has paid off since all AVID students have taken at least one AP or IB course, the most challenging classes offered at RBR. This year, a new phase was implemented to this very successful program where seniors, who are in the fourth year of the program, lead the important “tutorology” segment aiding the lower classmen.

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  • RBR’s Source Director Honored by The Latino American Association of Monmouth County

    Suzanne Keller, Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Director of the Source and Freshman Academy Supervisor, was recently celebrated by the Latino American Association of Monmouth County as an Honoree at its Twenty First Award Banquet held in West Long Branch on October 24. She was honored along with: Joyce Jenkins, APN, Co-founder of the Paul M. McGuire Family Health Center; Gary Linington of VNACJ Community Health Center in Asbury Park, NJ; and Betty and Jorge Rod, founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Latino People. The Latino American Association of Monmouth County is a non-profit organization established to provide scholarships to college bound students.

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  • Girl Be Heard Returns to RBR Communicating Powerful Messages for Women and Men Alike

    Ashley Marinaccio, formerly of Long Branch and a 2003 graduate of Red Bank Regional High School (RBR), recently returned to RBR with her all-female theatre troop from New York City to perform, once again, for her alma mater. (Their inaugural visit to RBR was in 2012 and they were asked back by popular demand.) Girl Be Heard (GBH), a non-profit theatre collective, which Ashley co-founded in 2008, has played in prisons and at the White House, off-Broadway and at the United Nations. GBH’s website describes its mission as, “(Using) theatre as a vehicle to empower young women to become brave, confident, socially conscience leaders, while they explore their own challenging circumstances.”

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  • RBR VPA Art Students Decorate Little Silver Shops in Festive Fall Painted Themes

    Every fall, Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) teacher Claudia O’Connor and Ye Old Pie Shoppe Owner Eileen Caruso coordinate their annual window painting project in downtown Little Silver. Over ten businesses participate in the project that results in clever windowscapes of pumpkin patches, and graveyard themes. The students plan and execute their designs, which Mrs. O’Connor oversees and approves. The event takes an entire school day, with the students taking breaks for snacks and lunch appreciatively provided by the business owners whose windows they are adorning. The custom was originated by former Markham Place School art teacher, Barbara Murray, over a decade ago, and was augmented by the high school since.

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  • RBR VPA Sends Eight Vocal Majors to New Jersey’s All State Chorus

    Pictured are the eight Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Vocal majors who will represent their high school in the prestigious All-State Chorus for the 2014-2015 school year. They are (left to right): Jade Glab, Belmar, Alexa DeAnna, Keansburg, Shannon O’Donnell, Little Silver (all in Mixed Chorus, which includes males and females); Mackenzie Clark, Shrewsbury, Jaclyn Gisondi, Shrewsbury, Lauren O’Brien, Middletown, Jazmin Graham, Belmar, and Dannielle Wolf, Shrewsbury, who are in the Women’s Chorus. The girls represent an elite group of New Jersey’s finest high school singers (350 for the mixed choir,) and 150 in the Women’s Chorus culled from thousands of students who auditioned last spring.

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  • Student-marketed T-shirts Get Fans On Board

    Building on a growing sense of school spirit, seniors Ryan Santos and Mark Eulner decided to do even more to unify Bucs fans. In the weeks leading up to Homecoming, the two designed and marketed "Buc Deck" t-shirts, referring to the name of the student football fan section. "Mark and I came up with the idea to make the t-shirts for the main purpose of promoting school pride. That was our main objective. We felt as if Red Bank Regional was lacking some of it, so we thought this would be the best way to help out" said Santos. The two combined their own sales experience with social media to market the shirts. "We decided to use Twitter and make our own ‘Buc Deck’ account," Santos explained. "These days, social media is the biggest way of communication." The boys were aided by a sales force from one of the sophomore Leadership through Literature classes, who focused on selling shirts to underclassmen.

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  • RBR Seniors See the Real Faces of Addiction

    Members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office has been traversing Monmouth County for the past two years sounding the alarm to communities of the heroin addiction which is befalling many young people. Last year, their presentations were mainly geared to parental awareness including two well-attended forums at Red Bank Regional (RBR) and Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School. In October, they returned to RBR, this time to have this very difficult conversation with students.

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  • RBR Celebrates its Students’ Hispanic Heritage

    : Red Bank Regional (RBR), a richly diverse high school, celebrated its students’ Hispanic roots at an assembly celebration on October 21, which follows the period know as Hispanic Heritage Month. The program was developed by the school’s Multicultural Club with co-advisors Karina Tedeschi and Odilia Lligui who comments, “There are not words to describe the effort and excitement that our kids put in this program. It is fueled by their desire to make a difference in our community.” RBR Senior Jorge Benavides opened the program with a speech he wrote and delivered in Spanish. RBR Principal Risa Clay translated it in English for the student body.

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  • RBR English Teacher Promotes the Graphic Novel with her Third Scholarly Publication

    Sara Van Ness, an English teacher at Red Bank Regional High School (RBR), is already a very accomplished young woman; she acquired her masters in English from Monmouth University and is currently enrolled in doctoral program at Rowan University for Educational Leadership. She spends her summers as a therapeutic horseback riding instructor for children with special needs. Also, she is about to have her third scholarly work published on the graphic novel, a love she nourishes at RBR where she teaches a rare high school course on the subject.

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  • RBR Senior First Facilitator Trained in School’s TOP® Program

    “TOP® (the Teen Outreach Program) is a safe place to let out our opinions and views, where there is mutual respect and we do not judge one another,” states Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior Jorge Benavides from Red Bank. Jorge, 17 years-old, recently became the first RBR student to complete the facilitator’s program so he can co-facilitate the nationally acclaimed program in his high school. TOP®, a program developed by the Wyman Center, is offered at New Jersey high schools by the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium (CJFHC) and is, in RBR’s case, in collaboration with The SOURCE, RBR’s School Based Youth Services Program. SOURCE Clinician Becky Stevenson, who co-facilitates the program with CJFHC Amy Smuro, recruits RBR freshmen participants for the program which occurs weekly during their lunch and study hall time for most of the school year. In its fourth year, the TOP® program also runs a section for sophomores and upper classman who chose to continue their participation.

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  • RBR Vocal Major Lends Her Powerful Voice To Healing Victims of Domestic Violence

    By most measures, Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA) vocal major Allison LaRochelle is a very accomplished young artist. She has studied voice from the age of seven and has been an active part of the Count Basie Rockit’s youth rock n roll performance program since its inception. Her powerful, Janis-Joplinesque voice has prompted such descriptions as “a mature woman trapped inside a teenager’s body.” She is the lead singer and a song-writer for her Jersey shore Band, Crimson Sky. The rock/blues band has recently made it to the final round in the Stone Pony’s Rock-to-the-Top Contest, with the final competition occurring in January of this year. She is also an excellent student having earned entrance into the National Music, English and National Honor Societies. Allison is a Chamber choir member at RBR and recently joined the Harp ensemble. She has also been selected to the prestigious All Shore Choir.

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  • JLMC Forum on Teen Suicide Prevention Sparks an Important Conversation

    “For those of you who feel fortunate not to have experienced suicide in your communities, schools or families, I just want to say: It is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.” Stacy Liss, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Clinical Supervisor, told an audience seeking resources and information on preventing youth suicide. She elaborated by stating “If we can reduce the “when’s” by identifying and intervening with the “ifs,” then I believe we will have an opportunity to reduce the rates of suicide amongst our youth.”

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  • Once Again, RBR Girls’ Cross Country Team Takes the Principal’s Cup for Best GPA

    Last year, Red Bank Regional (RBR) debuted the awarding of the Principal’s Cup to the sports’ team that registered the highest average GPA among its members. For the 2013- 2014 school year, that honor once again goes to the Girls’ Cross Country Team with a collective GPA of 95.21. The event was celebrated during a special luncheon which also included the various teams that exhibited the highest GPA for their individual seasons.

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  • RBR Vocal Students Selected for National Honors Chorus

    Red Bank Regional is honored that two of its Visual and Performing Arts students and vocal majors, Shannon O’Donnell and Brooke McDermott (both of Little Silver), have received the esteemed distinction of acceptance to the very prestigious All-National Honors Ensembles sponsored by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The young ladies will perform at the historic Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN during the NAfME National Conference in October, 2014, along with the other top teenage vocalists in the country selected to the National Choir. Millions of students from around the country auditioned for this great honor. Both will be performing in the mixed chorus.

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  • RBR Senior’s Mission to Ghana Continues at Home

    For two weeks in July, Red Bank Regional (RBR) senior Samantha (Sam) Sidun of Little Silver worked with fellow American teenagers to construct compost toilets in the agricultural village of Dzita in Ghana, Africa. She was inspired to join the Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) group after hearing about the program from a friend at RBR who had joined the program last year. But also, she was drawn to the idea of actually doing something to promote world health. Sam financed the trip in part from money she raised over two years in babysitting and a summer job at a local beach club.

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  • Six RBR VPA Students to Appear in The Sound of Music

    Six members of Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Academy (VPA will perform in the upcoming Phoenix production of Roger & Hammerstein’s famed Sound of Music. Lead roles were procured by Eliana Swartz, Little Silver, who portrays Liesl and Bobby Davis, Shrewsbury, who plays Rolf. Jaclyn Gisondi, Shrewsbury, Dana Brown, Union Beach, and Victoria Aumack, Union Beach, and Jillian Lamanno, Little Silver, are all members of the production ensemble. The Sound of Music will debut on Friday, September 12, and plays through September 14.

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