Friday, November 30, 2012
Online curriculum management tools are the way of the future for the Wall school district.
With everything in modern times seemingly setting up shop in the online world, it is perhaps no surprise that schools across the country have begun to store teacher lesson plans, activities, test tools and curriculum maps online, as well. Wall Township is no exception. A presentation given at the district Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov. 20 explained to the public what curriculum mapping is, and more importantly, how Wall Township is using it to create a better teaching and learning environment for its public schools. "It allows for collaborating— teachers to author, edit and review together curriculum maps," said Humanities Curriculum Assistant Roxann Bryant, who also said that Wall teachers can work with colleagues in other …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Survey about big changes at the Intermediate School parents was posted, pulled, revamped and re-posted within 24 hours without a word from the administration
The on-again, off-again survey seeking opinion about big changes afoot for the next year at the Intermediate School was revamped and re-posted to the district's website late Wednesday night without a word from the school district administration. The survey, which was posted, revoked and posted again for the second time in 24 hours, this time is apparently seeking opinion from all parents and community members on the district's plan to double the math and language instruction in the school that for years has floundered in its standardized test scores. The move would bump music instruction from the regular school schedule, and the district proposes to create either an extra before- or after-school period to accommodate the 280 students who …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Dozens of letters collected protesting supposed decision to bump music from Intermediate School
The Wall School District administration continues to be silent four days after dozens of parent letters were collected to protest a supposed plan to bump music instruction from the school schedule at the Intermediate School next year in an effort to bump up its acedemic performance on standardized tests. Interim Superintendent Stephanie Bilenker did not respond to telephone and email requests for comment Monday on a reported plan to extend math and language instruction an addtional 60 minutes a day beginning in September and bumping music instruction to a non-graded, before-school and voluntary program, according to an email circulated to Intermediate School parents on Friday. School board President John Tavis did not return a call …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Nonprofit band to hold its 45th annual concert May 12
The Greater Shore Concert Band, led by former longtime Wall Intermediate School music director James R. Bast , is scheduled to hold its annual concert on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Wall High School. The concert, the band’s 45th yearly performance, begins at 8 p.m. at the high school’s auditorium. The band will perform selections from the William Tell Overture, Valdres, Marche Militaire Francaise, the Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Crooner’s Serenade and Instant Concert, among others. The non-profit, volunteer band organization consists of about 70 members performing a variety of contemporary and classical pieces throughout area comprised of approximately 70 musicians whose ages range from students in junior high school to retired seniors. …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Kids vs. Teachers volleyball game with a purpose
The 5th annual Wall Intermediate School Volley For Autism is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The two-hour event will be held at Wall High School and features a volleyball game pitting students against faculty, with all proceeds going to Autism NJ Inc. -- a nonprofit agency helping individuals with autism, their families and professionals who support them -- and POAC, or Parents Of Autistic Children, another autism support nonprofit. Donation is $5. Sales will be held during lunch periods in the cafeteria on April 16, 17, 18, 19.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wall Intermediate musicians make the grade
Wall Intermediate School musicians have peppered the list of those accepted to the All-Shore Intermediate band for the 2011-12 school year. The band, which began in 1958 and is made up of musicians from area middle and intermediate schools, is a try-out only band. Not all who audition make the grade. The following musicians made the cut and will represent Wall Intermediate School in the All-Shore Intermediate Band:
Friday, November 4, 2011
Choir performing with an NYC group at department store window opening
The Intermediate School Choir will be performing free at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, along with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. The choir is scheduled to sing at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Lord & Taylor department store as part of festivities surrounding the chain’s unveiling of its holiday display windows in New York City. For those who cannot attend, the event will also be streamed live on Lord & Taylor’s YouTube channel.