Monday, February 18, 2013
All four routines placed in the top ten.
The South Brunswick Dance Team made township history when they earned four top ten titles at the 2013 United Dance Association National Dance Team Competition in Disney World this February. "This is the first year we went four for four," said coach Regina Boudwin. The team has qualified for nationals each year since 1995, with the exception of 2000, Boudwin explained. However the team has never had both routines for both Varsity and Junior Varsity make it to the finals, let alone place in the top ten. "I think over the past couple of years we've started to have a steady build on the success of the year prior. We took just a greater leap than we have in previous years this year," she said. Boudwin also credits the team's success to the …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The team earned three first place and one second place title for group performances, as well as earning the top three titles for senior solos.
The South Brunswick Dance Team flaunted their Viking spirit as they dominated the UDA (Universal Dance Association) Battle of the Northeast, a day-long competition hosted by the high school for junior varsity, varsity and college teams competing in jazz, pom and hip hop. The varsity team earned a first place ranking with their jazz performance, wowing the audience as one dancer ran up the backs of her teammates like a staircase before flipping through the air. The Academy of Holy Angels placed first in pom, with South Brunswick coming in second. The JV team placed first in both jazz and pom with two energy-packed performances that had the crowd roaring. In the senior soloist division, each dancer was challenged with choreographing his or…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Annual event brings the best of the best from the South Brunswick School District's music program together.
During the late morning in the auditorium at South Brunswick High School on Thursday, the sounds of vocal harmony filled the air as South Brunswick's top student vocalists prepared for last night's District Choral Festival. The concert featured fifth grade vocalists from each elementary school, the Vocal Ensemble from the Crossroads North and Crossroads South Middle Schools, and the South Brunswick High School Concert Choir. "This concert features our most gifted singers from all the schools in the district, so the best of the best in the choral program come together to present a gift to the community," said Supervisor of K-12 Music John Ketterer. Each year the district features a different section of South Brunswick's music program to …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Reported incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying have risen since stricter anti-bullying legislation was enacted by the state.
The reporting of incidents of bullying and harassment has risen in South Brunswick in the wake of the anti-bullying law enacted last year. The law required the Board of Education to implement a 22-page anti-bullying policy, appoint a site coordinator at each school and one for the district, expand the requirements for reporting incidents of bullying, and provide training for faculty, board members and administrators. However, the law was found to be unconstitutional by a state panel because the legislation didn't provide funding for schools to satisfy the new rules. The state Council on Local Mandates issued the ruling on Jan. 27 after hearing a case brought by the Allamuchy school district, which argued the law was unconstitutional …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
A series of concerts called “Music for a Winter Evening" was held this week at South Brunswick High School.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday evening was the second of three nights of music at South Brunswick High School celebrating the holiday season. The series of concerts, called “Music for a Winter Evening," showcased some of South Brunswick's most gifted students. Tuesday's concert featured choruses, choirs, the string orchestra, symphonic band, and wind ensemble. The evening started with a South Brunswick tradition of the Wind Ensemble playing Adeste Fedelis as the Choir sang in a processional down the aisles of the auditorium. The symphonic band program included two movements from the Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst as a nod to the 100th anniversary of the piece. The evening ended with the seasonal “Sleigh Ride” played by the The Wind Ensemble. --Amy Gildenberg…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The web site Artsonia recently honored Brunswick Acres for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to Arts Education.
Before the digital age when a student in a school art class finished a drawing or painting they were proud of, the piece often found its way onto a refrigerator to be displayed for immediate family. However, thanks to the Internet, student art can now be shared with family and friends across the globe, which has led to a new honor for the art program at Brunswick Acres Elementary School. The web site Artsonia, which is an online art museum for students, recently honored Brunswick Acres for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to Arts Education. The Artsonia website for Brunswick Acres is ranked number six in the state and number 49 in the nation. "Participating in Artsonia increases a student’s pride and self esteem," said art teacher…
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The district faced a difficult hurdle in preparing school facilities for opening following the cleanup from Hurricane Irene, but everything is ready to go for the first day of school today
After a hectic final week of summer vacation that included an earthquake and a hurricane, the South Brunswick School District will open its doors today for the official beginning of the 2011-12 school year. District staff was faced with a few anxious moments after Hurricane Irene knocked out power for a number of days last week in some school facilities, while other schools were inaccessible due to road closures. But district officials said everything has been settled and cleared as they anticipate getting back to business. "We're anxious and ready for another year, because there's always something neat about new beginnings," said Superintendent Gary McCartney. "We're in good shape, we did have a few places where water came in, but we're …