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Work is complete on turf field at Middletown High School North

According to the Asbury Park Press, the ongoing artificial turf field project at High School North is finally completed, offering the possibility that the Thanksgiving Day homecoming game could be played there — the first home game North would see in two seasons.

Board attorney Chris Parton said the board has not yet decided whether the Nov. 27 homecoming game would be played on the new field, but he anticipates the board will make a decision on that within the next few days, depending on the completion of the testing and walk-through.

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Work is complete on turf field at Middletown High School North

According to the Asbury Park Press, the ongoing artificial turf field project at High School North is finally completed, offering the possibility that the Thanksgiving Day homecoming game could be played there — the first home game North would see in two seasons.

Board attorney Chris Parton said the board has not yet decided whether the Nov. 27 homecoming game would be played on the new field, but he anticipates the board will make a decision on that within the next few days, depending on the completion of the testing and walk-through.

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North’s Lions Loses to West Windsor South 42-20 in CJ Group IV Playoffs

West Windsor-Plainsboro South quarterback Connor Farrell called Middletown North the most physical team the Pirates have played all year, but like the rest of the undefeated Pirates’ opponents, the Lions could not touch the senior quarterback.

Farrell shredded the Middletown North defense for 240 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the No. 2 seed Pirates to a 40-22 victory over the No. 7 Lions in an NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV quarterfinal on Sunday.

Click HERE to read all about the game.

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North’s Lions Loses to West Windsor South 42-20 in CJ Group IV Playoffs

West Windsor-Plainsboro South quarterback Connor Farrell called Middletown North the most physical team the Pirates have played all year, but like the rest of the undefeated Pirates’ opponents, the Lions could not touch the senior quarterback.

Farrell shredded the Middletown North defense for 240 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the No. 2 seed Pirates to a 40-22 victory over the No. 7 Lions in an NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV quarterfinal on Sunday.

Click HERE to read all about the game.

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Lions, Eagles & Rockets Make High School Football Playoffs

Congratulations are in order for the three bayshore area High school football teams to make it into the NJSIAA football playoffs, both of Middletown’s high schools, North’s Lions and South’s Eagles and Hazlet’s Raritan Rockets, earned playoff berths this year. 

The NJSIAA will finalize the pairings and the schedule for the state football playoffs today. Below are the tentative pairings for the first round, which will start this weekend. 

Middletown High School North Lions @ West Windsor South
Middletown High School South Eagles -H against New Brunswick
Raritan High School (Hazlet) Rockets – H  against Delran
Go Lions ! Go Eagles ! Go Rockets ! 
Best of luck to all 3 teams this weekend.

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>Lions, Eagles & Rockets Make High School Football Playoffs

>Congratulations are in order for the three bayshore area High school football teams to make it into the NJSIAA football playoffs, both of Middletown’s high schools, North’s Lions and South’s Eagles and Hazlet’s Raritan Rockets, earned playoff berths this year. 

The NJSIAA will finalize the pairings and the schedule for the state football playoffs today. Below are the tentative pairings for the first round, which will start this weekend. 

Middletown High School North Lions @ West Windsor South
Middletown High School South Eagles -H against New Brunswick
Raritan High School (Hazlet) Rockets – H  against Delran
Go Lions ! Go Eagles ! Go Rockets ! 
Best of luck to all 3 teams this weekend.

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>The Man Behind the Walsh Recall Petition

>I wonder how many people out there realize that James Cody, the man behind the Walsh recall petition, is the same guy that installed the artifical turf at High School South and lost money on the project because he under bid the project, and who then felt that he shouldn’t have had to bid to install the field at High School North.

When he got around to making his initial opening bid to install the field at High School North, it was one of the highest bids recieved, so the B.O.E was obligated to accept the lower bid from Mondo/USA.

When Mondo/USA defalted on it’s contract, Cody again bid to high for the job but was reward the contract because the winning bidder had a problem with the paper work that was submitted.

Also, this is the same James Cody that ran for a seat on the Middletown Board of Ed. and LOST to Patricia Walsh.

It seems like a case of rotten eggs to me. I think some one should be looking at Mr. Cody a little closer. 

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The Man Behind the Walsh Recall Petition

I wonder how many people out there realize that James Cody, the man behind the Walsh recall petition, is the same guy that installed the artifical turf at High School South and lost money on the project because he under bid the project, and who then felt that he shouldn’t have had to bid to install the field at High School North.

When he got around to making his initial opening bid to install the field at High School North, it was one of the highest bids recieved, so the B.O.E was obligated to accept the lower bid from Mondo/USA.

When Mondo/USA defalted on it’s contract, Cody again bid to high for the job but was reward the contract because the winning bidder had a problem with the paper work that was submitted.

Also, this is the same James Cody that ran for a seat on the Middletown Board of Ed. and LOST to Patricia Walsh.

It seems like a case of rotten eggs to me. I think some one should be looking at Mr. Cody a little closer. 

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>Middletown Class of 2008 Attend Top Universities

>Written by Marianne Kligman

Middletown, NJ – Boston College, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, NYU, Stanford, Swarthmore, Steven’s Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Vassar, and Villanova are just a few of the outstanding colleges which Middletown 2008 graduates are attending this fall. The class also amassed nearly $5 million in merit scholarships. Many students entered their colleges with significant college credits. Approximately 75% of the students who took AP exams scored 3 or higher last year, the minimum score, whereby, most universities grant college credit.

The total number of graduates in the class of 2008 was 740 with 394 from High School North and 346 from High School South. The class of 2008 was very successful amid a very difficult year for competitive college acceptance rates.

Middletown High School North Assistant Principal and Supervisor for Guidance, Jack Carmody comments, “The number of students applying to college keeps growing and the college admission officers have many more strong and solid candidates to choose from to fill a freshman class. With a limited number of seats to fill and applications coming in at a rate of 8 to 10 times the number of seats to be accepted, it becomes more difficult to get students accepted. Consequently, counselors, students and parents are continually working to make deadlines for priority admission, early action admission and early decision admission to increase the chances that students will be accepted into their first choice college. Consequently, our acceptance rate for our students at their first choice colleges has been very good.”

Middletown High School South Guidance Coordinator Alan Resnick was also very impressed with the results achieved by last year’s graduating class.

He states, “The Class of 2008 was a strong academic class, highly motivated to succeed to get into colleges and very involved in their community. They proved to be a well-rounded group of kids, academically, athletically and in terms of community activities.”

Most Middletown graduates continued to favor northeastern colleges; however, they also attend colleges throughout the United States and Canada including major state universities in Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Florida, as well as The University of Toronto and Reed College in Oregon.

The cost of college also plays an important factor in a student’s college decision-making process. Many students applied to state colleges or private schools that would grant them substantial scholarships. This is evidenced by 16 students, who placed among the top 20% of their class, and chose to attend Brookdale’s NJSTARS program. This NJ state-funded program guarantees full-tuition reimbursement at Brookdale towards an associate’s degree, with a continuation of that scholarship at a New Jersey state university for a bachelor’s degree. (NJSTARS’ students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.) Middletown High School guidance personnel fear that the class of 2008 could conceivably be the last graduating class that may take advantage of this full-tuition pay program due to looming state budget reductions in education. State schools, which also proved popular with the top 20% of the class of 2008, included Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey and Penn State.

Overall, 69.2% of High school South and 40% of High School North students are attending a four-year college this year, with 24.6% and 48% respectively choosing a two-year college. In the latter category, Brookdale is the overwhelming choice for Middletown students.

The obvious economic advantage continues to be a major reason why students choose a community college over a four-year public or private institution. A one-year tuition at Brookdale costs approximately $3200 versus, Rutger’s tuition of $9500; $20,000 with room and board. Public colleges outside of New Jersey vary between $20,000 and $30,000; private four-year colleges can cost upwards to $60,000 per year.

Alan Resnick proffers additional reasons why Brookdale continues to be a popular choice for students stating, “Brookdale offers a solid academic program; it has established education connections with many four-year schools in the state. It is a good option for students who are ready for college and want to live at home. Overall, it continues to be a great academic choice for value of the program.”

For more information on the Middletown School District, please visit our website at www.middletownk12.org

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Middletown Class of 2008 Attend Top Universities

Written by Marianne Kligman

Middletown, NJ – Boston College, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Notre Dame, NYU, Stanford, Swarthmore, Steven’s Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Vassar, and Villanova are just a few of the outstanding colleges which Middletown 2008 graduates are attending this fall. The class also amassed nearly $5 million in merit scholarships. Many students entered their colleges with significant college credits. Approximately 75% of the students who took AP exams scored 3 or higher last year, the minimum score, whereby, most universities grant college credit.

The total number of graduates in the class of 2008 was 740 with 394 from High School North and 346 from High School South. The class of 2008 was very successful amid a very difficult year for competitive college acceptance rates.

Middletown High School North Assistant Principal and Supervisor for Guidance, Jack Carmody comments, “The number of students applying to college keeps growing and the college admission officers have many more strong and solid candidates to choose from to fill a freshman class. With a limited number of seats to fill and applications coming in at a rate of 8 to 10 times the number of seats to be accepted, it becomes more difficult to get students accepted. Consequently, counselors, students and parents are continually working to make deadlines for priority admission, early action admission and early decision admission to increase the chances that students will be accepted into their first choice college. Consequently, our acceptance rate for our students at their first choice colleges has been very good.”

Middletown High School South Guidance Coordinator Alan Resnick was also very impressed with the results achieved by last year’s graduating class.

He states, “The Class of 2008 was a strong academic class, highly motivated to succeed to get into colleges and very involved in their community. They proved to be a well-rounded group of kids, academically, athletically and in terms of community activities.”

Most Middletown graduates continued to favor northeastern colleges; however, they also attend colleges throughout the United States and Canada including major state universities in Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Florida, as well as The University of Toronto and Reed College in Oregon.

The cost of college also plays an important factor in a student’s college decision-making process. Many students applied to state colleges or private schools that would grant them substantial scholarships. This is evidenced by 16 students, who placed among the top 20% of their class, and chose to attend Brookdale’s NJSTARS program. This NJ state-funded program guarantees full-tuition reimbursement at Brookdale towards an associate’s degree, with a continuation of that scholarship at a New Jersey state university for a bachelor’s degree. (NJSTARS’ students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.) Middletown High School guidance personnel fear that the class of 2008 could conceivably be the last graduating class that may take advantage of this full-tuition pay program due to looming state budget reductions in education. State schools, which also proved popular with the top 20% of the class of 2008, included Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey and Penn State.

Overall, 69.2% of High school South and 40% of High School North students are attending a four-year college this year, with 24.6% and 48% respectively choosing a two-year college. In the latter category, Brookdale is the overwhelming choice for Middletown students.

The obvious economic advantage continues to be a major reason why students choose a community college over a four-year public or private institution. A one-year tuition at Brookdale costs approximately $3200 versus, Rutger’s tuition of $9500; $20,000 with room and board. Public colleges outside of New Jersey vary between $20,000 and $30,000; private four-year colleges can cost upwards to $60,000 per year.

Alan Resnick proffers additional reasons why Brookdale continues to be a popular choice for students stating, “Brookdale offers a solid academic program; it has established education connections with many four-year schools in the state. It is a good option for students who are ready for college and want to live at home. Overall, it continues to be a great academic choice for value of the program.”

For more information on the Middletown School District, please visit our website at www.middletownk12.org

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