Thursday, February 15, 2018

Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Optimist International Oratorical Contest, Presented by The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold
This contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017.  There is no minimum age and no grade level requirement. Submit your 4-5 minute speech and application on “Where are my roots of Optimism?” to the Sunrise Optimist Club Oratorical Contest chairperson Sylvia Allen ( by March 15, 2018. Participants will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Strict adherence to the time allowed
  • Poise
  • Content of Speech
  • Delivery and presentation of speech
  • Overall effectiveness
  • Level of professionalism
1st and 2nd Place winners will each receive $500 scholarships and the 1st Place winner will compete in the District contest for, 1st  Place $2,500, 2nd  Place $1,500 and 3rd Place $1,000.  The winners from the eight other Optimist districts will compete for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. The winner of the Regional competition will advance to the International level and compete for $15,000, $10,000 or $5,000 in World Championship Scholarships. Applications and a complete set of rules are available at or Any questions:  Contact Bill Woodard (732-446-9782) or Sylvia Allen (732-946-2711)

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Journalism Workshop at Montclair State University

Our 3rd Summer Journalism Workshop is in the planning stages as we speak; and we hope to welcome your students on June 25th to our brand new, state-of-the-art Communication and Media Complex on the Montclair campus.
Please, direct your students to take a close look at our updated web page, including new faculty members teaching this workshop and the on-line application. If your students are interested in participating, have them print, complete, sign the application and mail it to:
Helene Barsamian, School of Communication & Media, Morehead #109, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

Make sure that all requirements are met before mailing the application.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

LEDR: Leadership Excellence Program

The Team Eagle Foundation is pleased to inform you of a $500 scholarship to be awarded to one or more of your students to participate in the 2018 LEDR: Leadership Excellence - Direct Results program if accepted after the nomination process. Nominations forms are found on our site and are due by Monday, June 4th. More than one nomination from your school can be submitted.

Additional details of the LEDR program are attached, and more information can be found on the LEDR website:


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SAT Bootcamp

Hello CHS Parents!
Please see the information below on the SAT Bootcamp program being offered for our students at CHS. If you should have any questions, please contact Jody Sackett at  Thank you!
In order to participate in the program, you must register 
Learn Go-To Strategies for Every Question on the New SAT
SAT Bootcamp at Communications High School - Just $175 Per Student

Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is a confidence-boosting weekend seminar that teaches students strategies for every type of question they're guaranteed to encounter on the SAT. Selected topics include how to:
  • ·Shortcut math questions that stump more than 90% of test-takers

  • ·Spot hidden clues that reveal the main idea in lengthy SAT Reading passages

  • ·Avoid the three sneaky ways the SAT's Writing & Language test tries to trick students

  • ·Use a proven template to earn perfect scores in reading, analysis, and writing on the SAT Essay 

Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is not a mock test or an infomercial for our services. Students learn proven strategies from experts who earned perfect scores on the new SAT. Participants receive 8 hours of instruction, Catalyst's 408-page SAT Bootcamp book, bonus online instruction, and personalized feedback.

SAT Bootcamp at Communications High School
Saturday, March 3rd, 9am - 1pm &  Sunday, March 4th, 9am - 1pm
(Students attend all days.)

Tuition is just $175.  To enroll visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, February 28th.  
Enroll Here!
A Portion Of The Proceeds Benefit CHS PSFA!

Mason Gross Summer Programs

The Mason Gross Extension Division, the community arts division at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers non-credit courses for students of all ages. Middle and high school students can take private instrumental or vocal music lessons, join an ensemble, get en pointe, hone their art skills, or create their own documentary film!

Why Mason Gross Extension Division?

  • Dance: One of only five schools in the country certified by American Ballet Theatre®.
  • Theater: Preparation for both collegiate theater and musical theater auditions.
  • Visual Arts: Portfolio preparation for art school applications.
  • Music: Private music or voice lessons year-round, and jazz, percussion, choral, or chamber music ensembles.
  • Filmmaking: We’ll take care of the cameras and editing equipment.
Your students can get to know Rutgers faculty, students, and the campus while taking classes that interest them. Take a peek at our full course offerings, including summer camps, conservatories, institutes, and intensives. Residential and commuter options are available. 

Questions? Call 848-932-8618 or email We'll fill you in.

Christopher Kenniff
Director, Mason Gross Extension Division
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

P.S. A 15% early bird discount through April 15 is available for most summer camps.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

2018 Regional College Fair

Dear Carol,

Please join us for the Regional NJACAC College Fair on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Kean University. The New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC) has arranged for over 100 colleges and universities to be in attendance.
You and your students get to experience Kean University’s world-class campus firsthand while learning about various colleges from across the country.

Click here to register!

All students and school counselors arriving by bus must coordinate by emailing Please do so at your earliest convenience.

The Kean University community is looking forward to having you on its world-class campus!


Christina Schreiner
Office of Admissions

For directions to campus, please click here. To learn more about Kean University, visit our website.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

National Engineering Week

Each year, NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences celebrates National Engineering Week by hosting girls ages 12-18 to increase their awareness about engineering and pique their interest in the STEM fields and NYIT's academic programs.

We would like to invite community members to bring their young family members to this informative event! 
If you know of any students that are interested in STEM, please let them know about this event. 
We will have an engaging speaker from the technology industry and fun activities, facilitated by our student clubs, that may include: a robot showcase, coding station, snap circuits, a human-powered bike blender, drones presentation, a motorized paper airplane launcher, 3-D printing, and more!

  • Old Westbury:
    Thursday, February 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Bear's Den, Student Activities Center
R.S.V.P. to Eunice Lee at in Manhattan or Mikki Rosman at in Old Westbury. Please include names of all attendees and completed media release forms for all non-NYIT attendees. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Fashion & Faith Expo at Georgian Court Unversity

Writers' Conference and Art Contest

Deadline 2/23

Deadline 3/31

Cybersecurity Career Track for High School Femailes


Apply by:
                  February 16, 2018

Eligible New Jersey students can register to participate in the GirlsGoCyberStart program from January 29 to February 6. The first 10,000 registrants will get to compete in the online game between February 20 and 25.
Participating students do not need prior cybersecurity knowledge or IT experience. All that is required is a computer and an Internet connection. 

Participants who excel in GirlsGoCyberStart will have the opportunity to win prizes. Each individual on the top three scoring teams will win a trip to the Women in Cybersecurity Conference in Chicago, and their school will win $2,000. Other prizes include individual participant and school prizes for each state, including a Chromebook for individual States first prize winners and $1,500 for their school. 

More information on registration and participation can be found at