MHS Welcomes New Principal, Mr. Robert Goodall
On July 15 the Board of Education approved Mr. Robert Goodall as Manasquan High School’s next principal.
Mr. Goodall is currently the principal of Monroe Township High School, a role he has been in since 2005. As Mr. Goodall completes his service in his current district and joins us in Manasquan, we will notify you of opportunities to come in and meet him as he prepares for the opening of school.
MHS Academy of Health Careers
Manasquan High School is very honored of the partnership we established with Rutgers University- School of Health Professions through our Academy of Health Careers. We are very proud to offer this unique opportunity to our students for the past 10 years. Our mission is to educate students to become socially responsible health care professionals who will function competently, creatively, and collaboratively in a dynamic health care envirnomnet. The following students of the 2019 graduating class each earned 21 college credits from Rutgers University:
University of Delaware, Athletic Training
Randolph Macon College, Pre- Med
Brookdale Community College, Nursing
University of Scranton, Occupational Therapy
Ramapo College, Nursing
Eastern Carolina University, Nursing
Monmouth University, Exercise Science
True Detective: A Spring Lake Marine goes to Hollywood
Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press
Lee Weisert is an institution at Manasquan High School, having taught theater and music for 46 years and counting. One of the perks of his job is bragging about the impressive lineage of entertainers who once walked the halls there: Jack Nicholson, of course, but also Broadway’s Michael Leslie and singer Chris Pinnella.
Joining that list is Michael Broderick, who landed a breakthrough role on the third season of HBO’s "True Detective," which debuted last Sunday.
As we implement the new high school schedule, we are conscious of the feedback provided by our stakeholders. One item of concern was the three-minute passing time between classes.
With this in mind, the Board of Education approved a recommendation that will begin our high school day at 7:34 AM, four minutes earlier than it is currently. By not changing the dismissal time, this will allow us to add one minute to each passing time to assist our students and teachers with making it to class on time.
This change took effect Monday, September 24.
MHS Master Schedule Information
Thanks to those parents who were able to attend our master schedule information sessions.
Please contact the guidance office at 732-528-8820 Ext. 1010 with any questions.
Announcing the MHS Early College ProgramOur new Early College Program is designed for students looking for a unique high school experience. The program follows a prescribed rigorous curriculum that enables students to earn their high school diploma and an Associate of Arts Social Science degree in four years.Students concurrently complete coursework offered by Brookdale Community College and Manasquan School District. Students are gradually exposed to the rigor and expectations of post-secondary learning. Many colleges will transfer the full Associate’s Degree to the required credits for a Bachelor’s Degree. For more information please visit the program page.
MHS Safety & Security Update
Since my last letter of February 21, we have been diligently working on ways we can make Manasquan High School more safe and secure. As a result of our discussions, the following changes will be taking effect in an effort to improve our safety and security...
Click here to read this important letter from Dr. Kasyan regarding security updates at Manasquan HS.
Manasquan Named to AP Honor RollFor the third time in eight years, Manasquan High School has been named to the College Board Advanced Placement District Honor Roll!
This is a great achievement- to our knowledge, very few (if any) high schools in New Jersey have been recognized three times. Thanks to our Board of Education, our teachers, and our students for achieving great success and for pushing yourselves to achieve at the highest level. While we always stress the importance of providing OPPORTUNITY for our students, it is gratifying to receive national recognition for our efforts.
Surf Team Four-Peat State Champions!
The Manasquan High School surf team battled for 10 straight hours against 18 high school surf teams across NJ and NY, trying to earn their fourth straight state championship. After crowning Morgan Iglay as the individual girls state champion and Keaton Fortney as the longboard state champion, it was announced that Ocean City High school had won the overall team championship by a mere 2 points, 180 to 178. Because it was the closest finish in the history of the competition, the Manasquan coaches recalculated the team score to confirm their total. In doing so, it was discovered that Manasquan had not been awarded six points earned for one of the heats. A meeting was held between the coaches, the director of the National Scholastic Surfing Association, and the administration of MHS to discuss the discrepancy in the scores. The result of the meeting was that the discovery of the missed points was accurate. The additional six points was enough to bring the team total 184, securing the overall team win for Manasquan, officially making this their fourth consecutive state championship. Congratulations to the surf team for another successful season.
Squan-A-Thon Raises Over $121,000!
This year three hundred Manasquan High School students danced all night in the MHS gym for another successful Squan-a-Thon. After working hard all year accumulating donations from friends, family, and local businesses, for the 8th year in a row, the MHS students enjoyed an unforgettable night. The night started off with inflatable obstacle courses, face painting, and of course, dancing.
Amidst all the fun and celebration, the students were able to hear the story of the Mizer family, who reached out to Squan-a-Thon for help when their daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease. This started off the night by putting things into perspective and showing the students how their hard work has changed a family’s life. This is truly what Squan-a-Thon is all about. Around 10 p.m., it was time for the mystery speaker. The MHS students were awe-inspired by NFL defensive end, Devon Still. Still captivated the audience with the story of his daughter, Leah Still, who fought and won her battle with cancer. Then, it was on to more festivities with karaoke, committee dances, pizza-making, bubble soccer, shredded-paper Easter egg hunt and relay races.
This was a night full of laughing, dancing, and fun all for the kids, by the kids. Senior Justin Condoluci spoke for the final time as a member of the committee. Justin is no stranger to Squan-a-Thon, as he first told his story when he was battling cancer in the 6th grade. Finally, as the sun rose in Manasquan, the students finished strong with a fan favorite – Zumba. One final cancer success story from another one of our very own, Pia Donadeo took center stage. When it was time for the reveal, the gym was silent. Mr. Battaglia announced the money totals from each year prior and the students sat anxiously, waiting as each committee member, one by one, turned around each number of the total, finally revealing the $121, 170.32 raised for local families. All the credit for such a successful event goes to the amazing students of Manasquan High School!
Innovation Lab’s Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Jason Westrol '06 Selected for NE-10 Hall of FameFormer Manasquan High School and Bentley University men's basketball great Jason Westrol (MHS class of 2006), the NABC Division II National Player of the Year in 2010, is among five former student-athletes and three national championship teams who comprise the 2015 class of inductees into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame.
Congratulations Neal Sterling '10!Class of 2010 Manasquan HS graduate and Belmar native Neal Sterling has been drafted by the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Neal is the first MHS graduate to be drafted. The 6-foot-4, 236-pound wide receiver is the second-ever Monmouth University Hawk to be drafted. We wish Neal continued success as he takes this next step in his journey.
A request to all parents -
If you are dropping off your child at the beginning of the school day, please refrain from using the back parking lot as a "drop off point." We would ask all parents dropping off their children to use the horseshoe in front of the high school for this purpose. Thank you for your cooperation.
MHS Bowlers Roll Perfect Games!
Congratulations to Ella Luzzi for bowling a perfect game! She is the first female bowler to bowl a perfect game in Manasquan history. Congratulations also to Tyler Wolfe for bowling a perfect game one day later. See Ella's last strike below:
MHS Students Visit Children's HospitalOur Squan-a-Thon committee consisting of 23 students took a recent trip to K. Hovnanian’s Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore Medical Center. We brought gifts to the pediatric wing and brightened the day of many kids of varying ages.Additionally, the students were fortunate enough to receive a tour of the hospital. Plans were then made to continue the relationship between Squan-a-Thon and the children’s hospital in order to continue to support local families whose children have serious illnesses.
Girls Bowling Team Three-peats
Congratulations to the Lady Warriors who captured their 3rd Consecutive Group II Central Jersey Championship. Bryce Petraccoro won the overall individual Champion with a 684 series.
College Board: Manasquan in top 5%
Manasquan High School is one of 539 schools across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program. Overall, those receiving College Board’s elite distinction make up just under 5% of all of the districts in the nation. Manasquan was 1 of 34 districts in the State of New Jersey that received this honor, and only 1 of 3 districts to be recognized in Monmouth County. Since 2007, the number of Advanced Placement tests administered at Manasquan High School has increased by 74.5% while scores in the highest range (4’s and 5’s) have increased from 28% of all tests taken to 55%. View press release >