Tuesday, May 7, 2013
ipad stolen in separate incident, police say
Lacey Township police officers recently arrested an "out of control" male student at Lacey Township High School and charged him with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Officers Joseph Soto and Darrell Nick responded to the school at 10:47 a.m. The student, a 17-year-old male, punched and damaged a 40-inch Phillips LCD televison set valued at approximately $500 and a grease board, Police Chief David A. Paprota said. "This damage occurred within the school’s office as the student shouted obscenities," the chief said. In an unrelated incident, a male student at the high school reported on April 25 that someone cut the lock to his gym locker in the boys' locker room sometime between 8:55 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. and stole an iPad valued at $…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The People Against Distracted Driving assembly was sponsored by the Parent Teacher Student Association
Saturday, April 6
The Lacey Township High School Parent Teacher Student Associations recently sponsored an assembly for health classes that discouraged texting and driving. Speaker Mike Kellenyi lost his 18-year-old daughter in April 2012 to a “distracted driver,” said Donna McAvoy of the PTSA. Now he speaks, along with Miss Atlantic County Lindsey Giannini, about the effects of distracted driving. The assembly was a People Against Distracted Driving presentation.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Lauren Salemme scored four goals against Central Regional Thursday
Lacey Township High School senior Lauren Salemme, a three-year lacrosse letter winner, got her 100th goal against Central Regional Thursday. The goal was scored in the second half with 17:47 remaining. Before entering the game, Salemme needed four goals to reach 100. Against Central Regional, she had four goals and two assists. In the season opener against Jackson Liberty, Salemme had eight goals. “This player is not only an asset to our team but to the game of lacrosse itself,” Coach Aimee Del Vento said. “She is a humble player and a great team leader/captain. The Lacey girls lacrosse team is currently 2-0.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be shown Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Power, ambition and greed will all be themes at Lacey Township High School’s musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The musical comedy will open at Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. The play follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook titled “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from a window washer to a high-powered executive, according to a district news release. Finch will tackle dangers such as the compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and true love. The show opened on Broadway in 1961 and ran for 1,417 performances, winning seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle award and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Lacey considering implementation of policy already in place at districts around the state.
A random drug testing policy is still being developed at the Lacey Township School District, and other districts with pre-existing programs have said implementation is “worthwhile.” Lacey is mapping out a plan to randomly drug test high school students who participate in extracurricular activities and those who hold a parking permit. In February, the Lacey administration said it was preparing to propose the random drug testing program to the Board of Education for a first reading of a policy in April with implementation for the 2013-14 school year. “The policy is still in development, and there will be another announcement for a (community forum) after spring break,” Superintendent Dr. Sandra Brower said. Approximately $30,000 has been set…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Golden Paw, Academic and MVP award winners recognized
The first annual winter sports award celebration was held Thursday night at Lacey Township High School honoring the athletes who competed this season. Earlier this school year, when the ceremony was originally proposed, it was criticized as parents and student-athletes were concerned that it threatened individual team award gatherings. Administration and the students compromised to have both ceremonies coexist. The ceremony consisted of special speakers from the district. First, second, third and fourth year letter winners were honored and then Golden Paw, Academic and MVP award winners were recognized. Each coach spoke specifically to their teams and the season. Below is a list of those student-athletes who were awarded the Golden Paw, …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Student participants of SADD and AADA were honored at the county's annual 3-D program in February
Lacey students were recently honored by the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) of the Ocean County Health Department for their anti-drug and alcohol efforts. “3-D, Drinking, Drugging and Driving—Always a Choice and Never an Accident” is an event held annually to address the public safety issue of texting while driving and the public health issue of intoxication and driving under the influence, IDRC Director Peter Curatolo of Lacey said. “I organized this year’s event to really demonstrate how State, County and Municipal governments can work together with schools, businesses and elected officials to deliver a quality product to the public and make real inroads toward preventing these critical issues,” he said. This year’s event, held…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Projects ranged in variety from a student who grew mold to a solar oven
Of 104 projects, a complex prosthetic arm won Best in Show at Lacey Township High School’s 30th annual Science Fair Thursday. Students throughout the high school developed science projects that were presented in class. From there, projects were selected and entered in the Science Fair. “This year, there are really high quality projects,” Assistant Principal Jeff Brewer said. Projects ranged in variety from a student who grew mold to a solar oven. One student determined that the light of t he anglerfish allows it to hunt in deep waters more efficiently while another found that the length of a lacrosse stick affects its throwing capability. Less projects were submitted this year as some were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Brewer said. Below is…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The member of Lakoda Rayne, a finalist in the group category of season one of The X Factor, spoke to Lacey Township High School chorus students Wednesday
Lacey chorus students cheered along with Cari Fletcher over their shared experience as alto singers Wednesday afternoon. The member of Lakoda Rayne, a finalist in the group category of season one of The X Factor, visited Terri Lacalandra-Giampaoli’s chorus class at Lacey Township High School. Fletcher, a Wall Township resident, began vocal lessons at 6, after starting with piano and eventually guitar, flute and drums. “I finally found singing, and I loved it,” she said. She tried out for The X Factor as a solo artist and was put into a musical group after the show’s “boot camp. “I really wanted to do something bigger,” she said of her audition for The X Factor. “And my mom always wanted to meet Simon Cowell." Fletcher reflected on her …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
More than 800 attended
Saturday, January 19
The 2013 Daddy Daughter Dance had more than 800 registrants and the Lacey Township High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association raised approximately $8,000 for student scholarships and programs. There were 44 Lacey Township High School student volunteers and 37 adult volunteers. "This years Daddy Daughter Dance was our largest ever with the most fathers and daughters in attendance," Laura Timony of the PTSA said. "The little princesses danced and enjoyed themselves at this spectacular red carpet affair. Special family memories were made and the princesses have keepsake photographs and souvenirs to commemorate the special evening."