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Sarah Poppe Joins the Party

(Photo courtesy of Marissa Vitale)

By Lucas Davis, News Editor

In the beginning of this year, our supervisor of curriculum and instruction Mr. Liebmann left Bradley Beach Elementary School for greener pastures, if they exist. This is a sad occurrence. However, the person replacing Mr. Liebmann is just as amiable. Sarah Poppe is the new supervisor of curriculum and instruction for our school.

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National Junior Honor Society

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For the first time in BBES history, seven students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony on May 23. Seventh graders Sophia Li, Brian Ramon-Miron, and Jordan Barraud; and eighth graders Eddie Hagerman, Rebecca Roth, William Cooperman, and Aidan Carlucci were inducted into the organization. To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing and have completed 20 documented hours of service and leadership in the community.

Regenesis

Above: Seventh grader Audra Lowe reads a short story she wrote during the final meeting of the Seniors of the Ascension Church. Photo courtesy of Kirsty Sucato.

By Lucas Davis, News Editor

The year of 2018 marks the ending of the Church of the Ascension Seniors Club.  The group was a chance for the elderly of Bradley Beach to meet and socialize. The club was started ten years ago by the Joe Crowley, the parishioner at that time. In order to attend, a ten dollar fee was put in place for the club’s survival. After one year, he left, and the role of leader fell upon the shoulders of Ms. Crouse, who gladly accepted the position. Due to the lack of leadership in the form of the loss of Ms.Crouse, the club will be closing.

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BB Gunman Apprehended

(Photos courtesy of Ms. Acerra)

By Lucas Davis, News Editor

Bradley Beach is a crime-free, perfect, town by the sea. Or so you once believed. On September 21, in our small pearl of a town, a serial shooting began. A man, wielding a BB gun, shot the windows of two of the eighth grade teachers’ cars. The first victim, Ms. Heather Ross, reported from her classroom by the entrance of the school.

“The first thing I thought was, Oh my gosh, How am I going to afford this?!” she said, taking a drink from her thermos. The bullet struck her car in the passenger front side of her window. The first attack occurred during the school day, and her car was parked in the front of the school, where a late student might enter.

The perpetrator was thought to be shooting at squirrels when a BB went astray, and hit her car. When she mentioned the bit about the incapacitation of squirrels, she gave a disdainful nod, as if to say, “I would like to see him in the place of those squirrels.” Read more

Graphic Novel Project Brings Teaching Artist to the School

(Illustration courtesy of Kevin C. Pyle)

By Kevin Hernandez-Perez, Sports Editor

In most schools, students get in trouble for doodling in language arts class, but in eighth grade here at BBES, you get in trouble if you don’t, according to our resident teaching artist Kevin C. Pyle.

Mr. Pyle is here at BBES to help eighth graders write and illustrate a series of original graphic novels. The project, a collaboration between our art, Spanish, and language arts departments, is being funded by a grant from the Artists in Education Grant, a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania. BBES was one of 11 schools in the state to receive the grant this year.

Students will present their work at an event at the school this spring.

Mr. Pyle, the author of three graphic novels and several docucomics, answered some questions for The Tides. Read more

Mr. Liebmann is Leaving

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Supervisor of Curriculum Michael Liebmann announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving BBES in February to take a job as director of personnel in the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School district. Mr. Liebmann, a former language arts teacher, has been here at BBES for three and a half years. The search for his replacement will begin soon.

“My time working at Bradley Beach Elementary has been inspiring,” Mr. Liebmann said. “Every day I’m impressed by the talent and dedication of our teachers and the success of our students.”

Mr. Liebmann is pictured above with his family at the Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education meeting where his hiring was approved. On the right is Matawan-Aberdeen Superintendent Jay Majka, formerly our principal and superintendent here at BBES.

Mr. Liebmann, we will miss you!

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