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Become a Volunteer Docent in 2015 with MC Park System
Sunday, 21 December 2014
TINTON FALLS— The Monmouth County Park System is looking for volunteers to become docents at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, Tinton Falls. Are you 21 years of age or older and enjoy interacting with people? You may have what it takes to step... Read More...
Freeholders Approve 2014 Open Space Grants to Towns
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Program celebrates 12 years of support for municipal projects FREEHOLD, NJ – Last night, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved grants totaling $2.5 million from the 2014 Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund to improve and... Read More...
Monmouth County Library Branch Closures
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Temporary closures in West Long Branch and Howell MANALAPAN, NJ – Two Monmouth County Library branches will have temporary closure over the next few weeks: West Long Branch Library, 95 Poplar Ave., is already closed and will remain closed until... Read More...
Holly Jolly Fuel Prices
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Drivers land on Santa’s ‘nice’ list as gas prices fall to five-year low The Week Holiday cheer has come early for the motoring public, with the average for retail gasoline at its lowest level in more than five years. Friday’s national... Read More...
Middletown Receives $204,632 State Grant for Recycling Successes
Saturday, 20 December 2014
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Township will receive one of the highest grant awards from the state to implement and further enhance local recycling efforts. The township made the top 10 in this latest round of funding from the state Department of... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Business Executive Fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 20 December 2014
About five years ago, Todd Neva, now of Hancock, Michigan, began having trouble lifting his daughter from her carseat. Over time, this muscle... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 19, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 19 December 2014
It breaks my heart to see yet another article on how my dear #GuyFieri has made Food Network nearly unwatchable: http://bit.ly/1DA59Fm Want to see... Read More...
IMAGE Our Forefathers Knew Better
by George Hancock-Stefan
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
When one does a comparison between the 17th and 20th centuries in regards to the goodness of humanity, one comes with two different views.  The... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Top Five
by David Prown
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The other day I was scanning moviefone.com to get a sense of new releases for this weekend. Never heard of Chris Rock's "Top Five" and tried to get a... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - December 16, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Got 60 grand?  Well, you can use it to pay down your debt or buy Burt Reynold's Smokey & The Bandit TransAm: http://usat.ly/1G9j9n6 Parenting... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Sun Dec 21 @10:00AM -
Fair Haven Menorah Lighting
Sun Dec 21 @ 7:00PM -
Blue Christmas Service
Sat Dec 27 @ 3:00AM - 05:00PM
Murray Farmhouse Candlelight Reception -
Sun Jan 04 @12:00PM -
Middletown Reorganization Meeting
Mon Jan 12 @ 7:30PM -
Holmdel Tax Assessor Speaks

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Mater Dei High School has announced it will change the school’s name to Mater Dei Prep: A Catholic Preparatory School, effective July 1, 2010.

“We believe the new name properly reflects the long tradition of academic rigor and excellence at Mater Dei and also speaks to the continued innovative enrichment of our programs and facilities,” said Mater Dei Principal Steven Sciarappa.

Along with the name change, the school will have a partnership with Seton Hall University Project Acceleration as well as other colleges for Dual Enrollment Programs.  The Mater Dei Prep students will have the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses through the Dual Enrollment program and/or AP courses.  Mater Dei Prep junior and senior students will consequently have a schedule that is a majority of Dual Enrollment/AP courses that enable them to graduate with a significant amount of transferrable college credits. All classes are offered on the school’s Middletown campus. 

“Our goal is to broaden our students’ horizons each and every day and through AP and Dual Enrollment programs, Mater Dei Prep students have the opportunity to truly prepare for the challenges they will face in college,” Sciarappa said. "Students in the region have many outstanding choices for private education. We believe that our challenging academic programs combined with our tremendous extra-curricular, leadership development and community service opportunities offer Mater Dei Prep students an incredibly robust high school experience rooted in the Catholic faith.”


Additional Enhancements

Mater Dei Prep has also announced several facilities enhancements, including:

  • Completion of a state-of-the art dance studio for its award-winning Performing Arts Department
  • Dance Program
  • Completion of a new 8 lane track
  • 2010 completion of the bleacher renovation project
  • A music program for all students interested in band and orchestra
  • Renovation plans for the school’s science labs and cafeteria

 

 

Sciarappa, who was appointed Principal, last year, credits the Saint Mary Parish School Board for the enhancements. “The Board understands that innovation is the key to continued success.  Of course, we are fortunate to have such a wonderful tradition of excellence at Mater Dei.  As Mater Dei Prep we will be building on that tradition far into the future,” he said.