The Brick Bridge
Connecting Partners in Education
We created The Brick Bridge to share the great things accomplished by our students and programs, thereby bridging a connection between our school district and our families. Even though none of us could have ever predicted how this year would unfold, one thing is for certain: there is still much to celebrate. Our students continue to make us proud. They have shown flexibility and resilience in the face of adversity. They have continued to inspire us by doing great things. As such, they make us truly optimistic for the future.
As summer approaches, please know that the Curriculum Department is committed to spending this time planning for whatever the future might hold. Thank you for being partners in education!
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Brick Township School District Teacher Of The Year
Congratulations to the Brick Township School District Teacher of the year, Ms. Judith Harzer, an Art Teacher from Brick Memorial High School!
Congratulations to our building teachers of the year!
Celebrating Student Success District Wide!
Our Students from Warren H. Wolf Took Us on a Trip to the Boardwalk
Our Elementary Students Are Rocking Through Virtual Learning
Grow, Brick, Grow!
Herbertsville Elementary Stars Glen Cory and Miles Nalven were inspired to build a hydroponics system in their homes. Both students harvested their vegetables and even made a salad!
Lanes Mill and VMMS Students Support Our Healthcare Workers
Veterans Memorial Elementary School Thank You To Frontline Workers
Students from Veterans Memorial Elementary School created Thank You cards and goodies for the nurses at Ocean Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian. Thank you so much to our frontline workers!
Early Act Club at Midstreams Elementary School Participated in the Adopt a Unit Drive
Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Ms. McDermott & Mrs. Barton's Class Celebrate Memorial Day and Create "Kites, Cool Kids Care!" Project
Keep up the great work! Your students are rockstars!
"We will Rock You" music inspired by our Elementary Music teachers!
Our Midstreams students are having some fitness fun inspired by our Elementary Physical Education teachers!
Cup stacking challenge inspired by our Physical Education teachers!
Easy clay recipe inspired by our Elementary Art teachers!
Making faces on everyday objects inspired by our Elementary Art teachers!
Making art out of nature inspired by our Elementary Art teachers!
Our Secondary Students are Showing Off Their Creativity in the Classroom
Brick Township High School Poetry Padawans
Brick Memorial High School Drama Production 2012 Reunion
NCTE Writing Contest Winners!
This year, 3 Juniors from Brick Memorial High School received Certificates of Nomination from the NCTE for writing admissions in this year's writing contest: "Why I Write".
Hannah Richardson, Ellie Marotta, and Kyleigh Brunotte were all recognized.
Congratulations to you!
Mrs. O'Shea's Class from VMMS Take On National Park Week
Traveling Around the World With Mr. Cintron and Ms. Arms' Classes from VMMS
Mrs. Carlisle's Classes from VMMS Say Thank You!
Students in Mrs. Carlisle’s 8th grade ELA class made Easter Eggs and "Helping Hands" and mailed them out to the following locations below to say, "Thank You" and send a positive message to help keep spirits up. Kids wanted to do their part to help their community in a safe way.
LRMS Student Chosen As National Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Ambassador
LRMS Green Team
BTPS STEM Academy Helps Out
For the past month and a half, Mr. Nagle and the students in the STEM Academy have been putting their tools and knowledge to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr. Nagle has been running the 3D printer from his classroom at home in order to create parts for protective face shields. These face shields are being regularly delivered to local medical personnel to protect them from contagious particles while working on the front lines. While Mr. Nagle has been handling the assembly and delivery of the shields, the STEM Academy students have been developing a website to raise funds for the face shield supplies. Their website, titled "Helping Out While Staying In" also shares stories of local community members assisting in pandemic relief as well as resources to help you do the same while social distancing.
Some of the STEM students, such as freshman Carlie Lemiska, have even created PPE at home to include with the donations.
So far, the STEM Academy has delivered 200 face shields, 200 ear guards for masks, and raised over $1700. Check out the website at howsi.netlify.com if you would like to see more about the project or find out how you can get involved from home.
Girls Go CyberStart
Girls Go CyberStart is a fun and interactive online program composed of digital challenges to introduce high school girls to cybersecurity. Within the program, students will take on the role of a security agent. As a team, their job is to stop fearsome gangs of cyber criminals and prevent organizations from being attacked. This year, over 10k high school girls have taken part in the Girls Go CyberStart program. The program is made up of three stages: In the first stage, our three students, Samantha Barry, Cynthia Lin and Corie Beale were able to complete 14 out of the 15 phases. The next stage, called the Game, each student amassed over 20,0000 points. These amazing students have now qualified to compete in the National Championship which will take place on May 21st - May 22nd. This is the second year that Samatha, Cynthia and Corie competed in this challenge. Next year, Samantha Barry - George Mason, Cynthia Lin - University of Pennsylvania and Corie Beale - STARS program at OCC, will all look to continue their education and study both Cyber Security and Computer Science. Congratulations girls, it was truly an honor to be your Advisor. I wish you the best of luck!!
WOBM Student of the Week
Ocean County radio station, 92.7, WBOM, has honored Brick Memorial Senior as their Student of the Week for the week of May 11th. This is what they said:
Ranked 9th in her class and an AP Scholar as well as a Girls State delegate, she is Vice President of the Spanish Honor Society, Captain of the Mock Trial team and holds leadership positions with the senior class, Transition Project and the Academic Challenge. Cynthia is also a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government Association and Math Team. From speaking virtually no English in second grade she is now trilingual and is headed to the University of Pennsylvania with her ultimate goal to be a lawyer.
Congratulations to CYNTHIA LIN, our Ocean County Student of the Week.Read More: Brick Memorial's Cynthia Lin Is Our Student of the Week | https://wobm.com/brick-memorial-cynthia-lin-is-our-student-of-the-week/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
Junior STEM Student Awarded Scholarship
The Rensselaer Medal is a scholarship opportunity worth $120,000 for outstanding math and science students attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to promising high school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. The Medal is awarded to students to “recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology.”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute congratulates Brick Township STEM Academy junior, Trent Burton, on being awarded the Rensselaer Medal. It is a scholarship worth $30,000 per year for students who are accepted and enroll in RPI.
NJ Governor’s School for Sciences
NASA SEES Internship
The New Jersey Department of Education State Seal of Biliteracy
We're ALL in this TOGETHER! Brick Strong!
Contributions to the Quarterly Newsletter are made by:
Leigh Ann Layton
Editor: Heather Butler