Monday, January 18, 2021

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Student Story: Students And Teacher Alike Are Adapting To Necessary Uses Of Technology

Long gone are the days of students carrying heavy textbooks and roaming the hallways, and in are the days of Zoom meetings in pajamas. Since online classes have begun at Gateway Regional High School, both students and teachers have had to adapt to the world of virtual learning.

Student Story: Students And Teachers See Virtual Learning Improve Since Spring

Within those first few weeks of virtual learning, students were constantly adjusting to what would quickly become their new normal.

Student Story: Still Virtual Learning, Still Opportunities For Students

As the summer season continues to wind down, students may have returned to or started their 2020-2021 academic year. Some students may be freshmen in college, such as myself, feeling the adrenaline of the prospect of the safe return to the physical campus or in a situation similar to the what the Class of 2020 experienced this past spring.

Student Story: Teachers Apprehensive About Reopening Schools

The re-opening of schools has been on the minds of many New Jersey residents, the surrounding areas and, in fact, across the country. The coronavirus has been a topic of great concern since the March shutdown and teachers are worried that health and safety of school staff and students could be put in grave danger.

Student Story: Middle And High School Students Express Concerns About Returning To In-Person Classes In September

Back in mid-March, as per Executive Orders 104 and 107, Governor Phil Murphy called for the immediate closure of all public, private, and religious learning institutions across the state because of COVID-19. Ever since then, local schools have had to resort to virtual learning as an alternative to in-person instruction and now amid an unorthodox summer, many students are undoubtedly concerned about returning to live classes in the fall.

Student Story: Class Of 2020’s Fortitude Through Pandemic Promises Bright Future

Decades ago, no one could have possibly imagined that the Class of 2020 would be one lived through with great trials and tribulations, fighting against an “invisible enemy” like COVID-19.

Student Story: Strong Support Helps Deal With Consequences From The COVID-19 Outbreak

In times of crisis and uncertainty, love, and comfort from family members, colleagues, and friends can provide the reassurance to confront the challenges that come along the way. Outcomes of the COVID-19 outbreak should not be faced alone, but with support from others who know that no one should struggle through adversity by themselves.

Student Story: Those With Long-Term Health Conditions Meet Pandemic With Positivity And Resilience

The global health crisis has created health challenges for all of us, but it is an especially difficult time for those with underlying conditions. Their response to adversity demonstrates their positivity and resilience to work through life’s most daunting obstacles.

Student Story: The One Winner During COVID-19 Pandemic: The Environment

With schools and colleges switching to online learning, businesses urging employees to work from home, and national curfews being put in place, the effects of this pandemic are glaringly obvious. However, the one effect that people are not concerned with may just be the most long-lasting one, and that is the substantially positive impact on the environment.

Student Story: Parents Of School Children Talk Of Frustrations And Joys Of Homeschooling

Most parents are at home right now, acting as school teachers for their kids as they try to adjust to brand-new daily routines. Those new routines can be hectic while at the same time satisfying.

Student Story: Teachers Overcome Challenges Of Balancing Virtual Lessons And Real Home Life

The teachers and staff of Gateway Regional High School have been adjusting to life at home while still providing for their students. While students are staying at home during this time, their teachers are still present to offer opportunities to foster growth even though they are miles apart. Being quarantined has proven its many challenges; but the ultimate goal is to continue education outside of the traditional classroom.

Student Story: SAT Cancellations Cause Concern For Class Of 2021

Junior year of high school is usually supposed to be thrilling for students, as they contemplate their future and plan to pursue higher education. SATs pose as a sort of gauge for students and is just one of the many tools utilized to consider accommodations for secondary learning. A few members of the current Class of 2021 conveyed their emotions on the College Board’s decision to cancel upcoming test-taking dates, as they continue to self-quarantine at home.

Student Story: Dear Coronavirus — A Letter From A High School Senior

We were steps from turning the page into the second chapter of our lives, but now as young adults, we may never get closure from our first, and that is because of you, coronavirus.

Student Story: High School Seniors Feeling Effect From Closed Schools

In this unrivaled period of quarantine and uncertainty for the foreseeable future, various students in the senior class have expressed their feelings of sadness as they try to continue forward in this disheartening time. Some of those students have provided unique perspectives.

Student Story: Students Are Adapting To Virtual Learning

With schools across the nation forced to close their doors due to the coronavirus, school districts are making a switch to remote learning; however, many are wondering how students are expected to keep up with their work when they are overwhelmed with their normal routines. But, what some people may not know, is that many students are more than happy to be learning from home.

Student Story: With Loss of High School Spring Sports Season, Optimism and Hope Stay With Athletes and Coaches

As the world continues to grapple with this global pandemic; the community of students and staff at Gateway Regional High School have taken a more aggressive approach to address the issue and view the “bigger picture.”

Student Story: COVID-19 Brings Changes, Disappointments, And Revelations

Who would have thought that when we began this new decade, it would be one that none of us would ever forget. From being quarantined in our homes, to virtual learning, to not being sure if my classmates would see each other again, this has been a time that our country needs to come together more than ever.

Student Story: Comic Timing, Energetic Choreography, And Elvis Presley Hits Keep Audiences ‘All Shook Up’ At Schalick High School

Arthur P. Schalick High School’s entertaining production of “All Shook Up” -- which ran February 27 through 29 -- promotes "A Little Less Conversation" and a lot more excitement! "It's Now or Never" to enjoy this delightful mix of drama, love triangles, and humor.

Student Story: A Being, But Not Really A Human

Discrimination towards African American life creates challenges that are at hand everyday. However, hate towards this race didn’t come from nowhere. It had to start from somewhere.

Student Story: Marching Together Into 2020: Atlantic City’s Women’s March

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the second annual Atlantic City Women’s March took place in the momentous Boardwalk Hall in order to commemorate Fannie Lou Hamer, who spoke in the same Boardwalk Hall in 1964 and was kicked out of the building for her controversial words. Today, women across the country honor her legacy and celebrate her bravery, especially in Atlantic City, where she will never be forgotten.

Student Story: Schools See The Progression From Pencil Shavings To Sticky Keys

As technology in schools increases, it seems as if handwriting is tossed to the side in favor of keyboarding skills. The New York Times reports “today, more than half the nation’s primary- and secondary-school students — more than 30 million children — use Google education apps like Gmail and Docs.”

Student Story: Camden Charter School Sponsors Military Information Night

Camden Academy Charter High School held its first military night on the evening of November 14, 2019.

Student Story: Esports Are On The Rise

Video games have been a staple of our culture for many years and has attracted even more players as we head deeper into the digital age.

Student Story: College Application Process Should Move Into The 21st Century

As 2019 comes to a close, high school seniors are beginning to stress about the next four years of their lives and choice of career path. Granted, before they can begin this journey they must choose a place for it to begin and, most importantly, hope they’re granted admission to their institute of choice through their application.

Student Story: Charter School Band Brings Beat To Holiday Parades

Camden Academy Charter High School (CACHS), part of the Camden’s Charter School Network, finds one of the busiest times of the year is holiday parade season.

Student Story: Role Of High School Counselors Makes A Difference

“Counseling is important because it can help people with physical emotional mental health issues improve their sense of well being, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises,” 11th Grade Counselor Ms. Arlene Villanueva said.

Student Story: Student Connections With Teachers Valuable To School Performance

Many students find help with their problems and improve their academics by building connections with teachers.

Student Story: Red Devil Dramatics Delivers Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious, and Spooky Performances in ‘The Addams Family’ at Rancocas Valley High School

Rancocas Valley's adaptation of The Addams Family serves up creepy and kooky fun for the whole family.