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IMAGE Radiance Chamber Ensemble at Middletown Township Public Library March 29
Thursday, 26 February 2015
MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown Township Public Library located at 55 New Monmouth Road is proud to present Radiance Chamber Ensemble in a classical concert on Sunday March 29 beginning at 3:00 pm. Radiance Chamber Ensemble began in 2011, when violinist... Read More...
County Historical Commission Seeks Nominations for Historic Buildings
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Is there a historic structure in your neighborhood? County Historical Commission looking to recognize important buildings FREEHOLD, NJ –The Monmouth County Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for its annual preservation awards... Read More...
IMAGE Red Bank Police Report - February 26, 2015
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Red Bank, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Red Bank Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent; unless, and until, proven guilty in a court of law. February 19, 2015 – February 26, 2015 ARRESTS: A 17 year old... Read More...
IMAGE African Children's Choir to Perform March 31 in Red Bank
Thursday, 26 February 2015
  PHOTOl: African Children's Choir RED BANK, NJ - The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's... Read More...
Autism Speaks Marks 10 Years of Progress
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Improving lives throughawareness, science, advocacy and family services New York, N.Y. - Today Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is marking ten years since it was founded by Suzanne and Bob Wright after... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Cold Temperatures Create a Frozen Estuary
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 23 February 2015
It was nothing safe to walk on, but much Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay was locked up in ice this weekend. Several weeks of teeth-chattering,... Read More...
IMAGE My Oscar Picks for 2015
by David Prown
Sunday, 22 February 2015
I'm pretty sure I've never watched the Oscar ceremony nor really had any interest. However, I bet it is a heck of a show and my loss for never... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Foxcatcher
by David Prown
Sunday, 22 February 2015
I have been waiting awhile for Foxcatcher to come to the area. The previews looked intense and engaging. I was somewhat familiar with this story and... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Kingsman - The Secret Service
by David Prown
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Take James Bond but instead of a 1 man show imagine Batman and his sidekick Robin.  "Kingsman - The Secret Service", stars Colin Firth as the... Read More...
IMAGE Rooting for the Yankees
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 20 February 2015
When I was growing up in the small city of Allentown, PA – about 50 miles north of Philadelphia – I and most of my buddies followed and rooted... Read More...

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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.