Friday, May 17, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night 2013 to share those awesome pics. Share the fun of picking out that dress, snagging those designer shoes or picking out that really retro suit from Goodwill!
Brick Memorial High School prom, the glamour event of the year for students and their families, is next Friday. It's one long photo op, and Brick Patch is the perfect place to share them with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Brick Patch.
Are you a regular at Brick sports events? Do you follow the Mustangs or the Dragons and keep track of results? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Brick Patch, we'd love to hear from you! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a little about yourself. And if you're already blogging on your own, send a link and we'll take a look. Blogging is easy on Brick Patch. Just click here to learn more.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New superintendent working to improve college readiness; district fell short of state goals last year
Some of the data on Brick Township's high schools in a new report out from the state Department of Education could be seen as troubling, but new superintendent Dr. Walter Uszenski said this week that he has already put reforms and programs in place to improve student achievement. The state's new School Performance Report, which replaces the long-used School Report Cards as part of national common core standards, places extra emphasis on student achievement in college and beyond secondary school. The new reports also do away with district factor groups – large groupings of school districts that were supposed to have had similar socioeconomic traits – for comparison purposes and instead use "peer schools," which are said to be specific …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Superintendent, principals spearheading effort
Brick Township's two high schools have the potential to be great, and school officials say a new plan which will use data-driven assessments and a team outlook on teaching and learning will help it reach that potential. "We want to make sure that all our students are learning at the highest possible level," said Dr. Richard Caldes, principal of Brick Memorial High School. He and Brick Township High School Principal Dennis Filippone announced an ambitious plan at Thursday night's Brick Board of Education meeting which they say will improve test scores, get the two high schools in sync in terms of curriculum and create a professional learning community. "We want teachers to build shared knowledge and be collegial about testing and pacing," …
Board may consider conduct policy
Board members and at least one member of the public called for better behavior at high school football games at a Board of Education meeting Thursday, after what was described as a plethora of foul language and overall poor conduct at the recent rivalry game between the Dragons and Mustangs. "The language, the activities of some of the students and even parents, was deplorable," said board vice president John Talty, calling the display "a disgrace." "I hope the administrators make sure that they take every action to make sure that this never happens again," he said. After the Sept. 7 football game, hosted this year by Brick Memorial, township residents on Patch and elsewhere discussed the behavior of fans at the game, including some …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Bands Slated to Premiere Shows At First Football Game Friday
When the Brick Township High School football team plays its first game at Brick Memorial High School on Friday, fans in attendance will get more for their money than football -- they will be the first to see the high school marching bands' new shows. The 80 members of the Brick Memorial Marching Mustangs will premiere their tribute to the Apollo 13 mission, complete with audio from the original BBC broadcast about the aborted 1970 space mission and the movie starring Tom Hanks, according to Director of Bands Andrew Penrod. "We try to pick a theme or concept and try to get music to portray it," said Penrod. "We start in January talking about concepts, listen to tons of music and settle on a show." Penrod said they unveiled the show at an …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Neighboring districts participation rate is higher, too
Both Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School lag behind the state's average when it comes to the number of students who take advanced placement courses. At BTHS, 8.3 percent of students completed at least one advanced placement test by the end of the 2010-11 school year, according to recently-released state data. At BMHS, 10.3 percent of students took at least one AP test. The percentages at both schools significantly lagged the state average of 22.9 percent of students who completed the tests. Advanced Placement, or AP, courses are designed to mirror college courses and can be used for college credit at many schools nationwide. Students must complete a test to receive college credit for the course. The state calculated …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
467 seniors graduated from Brick Memorial Wednesday evening
Brick Memorial celebrated their senior class graduation Wednesday night. In all, 467 seniors took part in the graduation ceremony. Dr. Richard Caldes, Brick Memorial’s principal told students to “look forward to a bright future.” Under the direction of Kevin Bettys, the Memorial High School Chorus sang the “Star Spangled Banner.” Following the welcoming address, Senior Class President Sarah Quinn and fellow officers presented a check to a representative from the “Make A Wish” foundation from all the money they had raised over the year, totaling $10,000. The representative then told the senior class how they had helped, specifically, by sending a local 19 year-old recovering from chemotherapy to Hawaii to spend time with his family. Senior …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
BTHS graduates at 4 p.m., Memorial at 6:15 p.m.
Seniors at both of the township's high schools will walk down the aisle today and celebrate their accomplishments. Commencement ceremonies at both Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School will take place today. BTHS will hold its ceremony at 4 p.m., while BMHS students will graduate at 6:15 p.m. Motorists should expect traffic delays in the areas of both schools as cars funnel in and out of the parking lots at the beginning and end of each ceremony. Brick Patch will be at both ceremonies to take photos, which can be viewed here on the site afterwards. There will also be a space for readers to post their own photos and give "shout outs" and well wishes to loved ones, friends and neighbors.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Students going on to attend Princeton, NYU among other colleges
Brick Memorial High School held its annual 'top 20' breakfast last week. The event celebrates the achievements of the top 20 highest scoring students in the senior class. Students from the class of 2012 are attending several notable schools next year which include Princeton University, NYU, Penn State and Boston University, among others. Graduation day is set for June 13. Brick Township High School is planning its top 20 breakfast this week. Bottom Row - Sheila Porter, Rebecca Fluta, Ryan Gedrich, Mary Burns, Tyler Menz, Christi Peace Middle Row - Justin Hockaday, Austin Stevenson, Kevin Kastner, Brandon Rodgers, Charli Topinka, Chelsea Blair, Rylee Lewczak, Steph Hansen, Michala Tivenan Back Row - Bobby Schwerdt, Tom Alexander, Nick …