Thursday, May 16, 2013
South Brunswick High School girls lacrosse squad wins tight contest over East Brunswick 9-7.
The names have changed, but the story remains the same for the South Brunswick High School girls lacrosse team. Another year, another Greater Middlesex Conference title. SBHS took home its fifth consecutive GMC championship on Tuesday with a 9-7 victory over East Brunswick. The Vikings broke first blood in the contest when Marissa Cavett, AnneMarie Rolwood, and Kelly Ciabattone scored early to give SBHS a 3-0 lead. The goal for Cavett was her milestone 100th career goal. East Brunswick would cut the lead down to two, but was never able to overtake the South Brunswick girls, as goalie Liz Ruedemann stopped seven shots for the win. Both Cavett and Ciabattone scored two goals and an assist, while Rolwood notched three goals. Emily Ryan added …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Students honored for concert idea in Six Flags Great Adventure's Marketing Challenge.
South Brunswick High School Marketing students Julianne Erdi, Aubrey Thomas, and Catherine Gottfried from Christina Santowasso's class, along with student Felicia Zikria from and Peri Sokol's Fashion Marketing class, recently came in second place in the Six Flags Great Adventure Marketing Challenge. The students, who took second out of over 50 entries, were rewarded with passes to Hurricane Harbor. Santowasso divided her Marketing class into 10 groups, and students from Sokol's class were paired with a group. Each group was assigned the task to create a marketing plan for a Battle of the Bands Music Festival to take place at Six Flags Great Adventure. Entries were sent to Six Flags and winners were announced on May 2 during a conference on…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Each session meets three times per week from mid-October through the end of May.
Applications are now being accepted for the SBHS Little Vikings Playschool’s 2013 - 2014 school year. This popular program, begun over 30 years ago, is offered at South Brunswick High School both the morning and afternoon. Each session meets three times per week from mid-October through the end of May. Children who will turn 4-years-old by October 31, 2013 are eligible to enroll now. Beginning June 1, if openings remain, applications will be considered for children who will turn 3-1/2 by October 31. Children must be township residents in order to enroll. Parents must provide transportation to and from the program. This program is an integral part of the child development curriculum at South Brunswick High School. The high school …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Third straight year South Brunswick High School named to Newsweek list.
South Brunswick High School once again ranked in the top 2,000 schools in the country, but was hindered by a narrowed criteria for student enrollment in Advanced Placement courses, according to Newsweek and The Daily Beast. SBHS was named 644th out of 2,000 schools nationwide and was ranked 51st in New Jersey. Last year, SBHS came in at number 683 on the list, and was the 54th ranked high school in New Jersey. The school was ranked 264 on the Newsweek list in 2011. Newsweek rankings use the four-year graduation rate, college acceptance rate, college-level tests like Advanced Placement (AP) taken per student, the average score of those tests, the average SAT or ACT scores and the percentage of students enrolled in at least one AP course. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
With hard fought win, 12-11, over Allentown, SBHS boys lacrosse (6-5) heads into GMC tournament this week.
With goals from seniors Bruce Redfield, 3, and Ryan Woisznies, 2, juniors Matt Gorzynski, 3, Aidan Burnett, 2, Thomas Presti, 1, and Nick Kleber, 1, Vikings defeat a tough Allentown team, 12-11. Senior goalie Brad LeHan made 10 saves and junior Danny Joseph contributed 3 assists.
Friday, May 3, 2013
South Brunswick High School girls win eighth consecutive title, boys track captures second straight title at GMC Relays.
The South Brunswick High School girls and boys completed a clean sweep of the Greater Middlesex Conference Relays this week. The girls won an unprecedented 8th straight GMC title. The Viking girls finished with 108 points to top second place Metuchen by 36 points. The shuttle hurdles team of Julia Lekht, Zyjira Thomas, Khadija McDonald and Aspen McMillan took first in that event. Danielle Padovano, Nateya Harris and Denise Porter gave SBHS first place in the team shot put, while Kristin Krier, Rachel VanDemark and Ashna Manhas took first in team javelin. McMillan, Lekht, Jada-Rae Poku finished first in team long jump. Nicole Cavett, Danielle Hecht, Lindsay Del Piano captured the team pole vault title. The SBHS boys team broke a meet record…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Lady Vikings improve to 9-5 on the year.
South Brunswick High School came out strong in the opener of the first Viking Spring Classic-Strikeout Breast Cancer event on Saturday. Sara Finnegan, Brianna Crossen, and Melissa Mielko did most of the damage for SBHS, as the Vikings slammed Hamilton by a final score of 12-2. Finnegan went 3-for-4, with two doubles and two RBIs, while Mielko was 2-for-3 with a double, triple, and three RBIs. Crossen collected two hits and two RBIs. Julie Foeldes also added two runs scored for South Brunswick. Leann Panconi and Ashley Shor combined to limit Hamilton (2-12)to two runs on four hits over six innings, with each hurler giving up one run. The Vikings (9-5) then moved to the finals of the Classic, where they would lose a tight contest to a tough …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Vikings star Sean Keenan allowed one unearned run on three hits with nine strike outs to lead South Brunswick High School to victory over top 10 ranked St. Joseph.
After falling to the tenth-ranked team in the entire state on April 19 by a score of 7-5, South Brunswick High School needed a big time pitching performance to quiet the bats of St. Joseph on Monday. The Vikings got one from a familiar source. Senior star Sean Keenan came up big for SBHS, allowing one unearned run on three hits with nine strike outs and one walk, as South Brunswick downed St. Joseph 2-1. Keenan also went 2-for-3 at the plate. Chris Huber went 1-for-3 with one RBI for the Vikings, while T.J. Perkowski recorded a walk, run scored and stolen base. Jake Izzo and Tommy Fisher also added hits for the Vikings in a tight pitcher's duel. SBHS was back in action on Tuesday losing a nailbiter 2-1 against Edison. The 8-3 Vikes will be…
Friday, April 19, 2013
South Brunswick's best young artists from elementary school through high school get their time in the spotlight at annual Student Art Gallery.
While activities like sports and music are often placed at the forefront, there are rarely opportunities for talented artists to have their moment in the spotlight. However, each April the South Brunswick School District highlights the work from the top artists of all ages as part of the annual Student Art Gallery. "It's amazing when you see the level of sophistication from the youngest elementary school students," said Superintendent Gary McCartney. "Then you go up and look at what the high school kids are doing and you just stand back in wonderment. All of these kids just have enormous talent." The event, held on Wednesday, showcases the work of the best and brightest art students from each school in the district. Inside the annex gym …
Friday, April 12, 2013
New evaluation system replaces "outdated" school report cards, according to state Department of Education.
In the first year of a new evaluation system put in place by the New Jersey Department of Education, South Brunswick High School rated as a high performance school both compared to schools across the state and to schools with similar demographics. “These new school performance reports were developed with the input of stakeholders across the state and provide a significant amount of new data to present a more complete picture of school performance,” said Commissioner Chris Cerf. “We hope this data will help schools and stakeholders engage in local goal setting and improvement to help all students graduate from high school ready for college and career.” The NJ School Performance reports for 2011-12 include new data on college and career …