Monday, January 21, 2013
“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” -Theodore Roosevelt
School is about teaching more than English, math and science. It is also about building character, modeling behavior and nurturing all children. “What we do today and what we do after today honors the children of Newtown, but more importantly it honors the children in our schools today,” said Dr. Maurice Elias, director of clinical training at the Rutgers University Department of Psychology, a nationally recognized expert in community and preventive psychology and school intervention, during his keynote speech at a New Jersey School Boards Association forum, “Safe and Secure Schools: Perspectives after Newtown,” at The College of New Jersey on Friday morning. “The data are speaking to us very clearly that the climate of the school is part …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Blog post on a support campaign for the victims’ families and friends.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Freehold Borough and Township schools are taking extra safety measures following last week’s Connecticut school shooting.
In the wake of the tragic school shooting that took 26 lives, Freehold schools are doing what they can to keep students feeling safe in the classroom. The same day that news broke of the Newtown school shootings, Freehold Borough and Freehold Township school administrators took to the Internet to share their thoughts, condolences, and provided tips on how to proceed. In Freehold Borough, Superintendent Elizabeth O'Connell shared a message on the district’s website with tips on how to speak to students about the shooting. An example of the tips provided were speaking with children about the event and how school is still a safe place where teachers are always ensuring their safety. Another suggestion was to emphasize the importance of …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Stay up to date as more details unfold after the tragic Friday school shooting.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Sherlach was school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the site of a deadly shooting rampage on Friday.
WEST DEPTFORD, NJ -- Mary Sherlach looked forward to spending more time on Owasco Lake during her retirement. She and her husband, Bill, owned a cabin along the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. Mary Sherlach was one year away from retirement. But on Friday morning, her life ended in the second most deadly school shooting in American history. Sherlach, 56, was school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also killed his mother, who was a teacher at the school, according to reports. He died in the rampage at the school, bringing the death toll to 28. Sherlach, who lived in Trumbull, CT, had …