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Bullock’s Budding Scientists Dig the Fossil Park

Dorothy L. Bullock School Principal Rich Taibi wants all of his students to have the opportunity to explore science. (His school boasts a STEM lab as well as a school garden.) That’s why he was especially receptive to teacher Laure Budney’s idea to take all of the school’s students to the fossil park.

Budney is a second-grade teacher at Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro. She collaborated with Sharon Lawrence, special assistant to the director of the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University, to plan fossil park field trips for every “Bullock” student.  

Students had fun digging for fossils and learning more about the park’s previous, prehistoric inhabitants. While children didn’t find dinosaurs, many found shark’s teeth, oyster shells, clam shells, bacterial “poop,” and rocks that are said to be more than 65 million years old! The trip just might have inspired the next generation of Glassboro scientists!

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Crowdmapping in Glassboro

Where are the arts in Downtown Glassboro, NJ? Where could they exist? That's what about 20 Glassboro residents and Rowan University students explored in a crowd mapping session last week led by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking.

With maps in hand, they inventoried a 1/4-square mile section of the South Jersey town, taking notes and marking their maps with garage-sale dot stickers. They were looking at a section of the Gloucester County municipality that borders a new plaza.

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Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership

Glassboro High School and Rowan University celebrated their Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership with a ceremony outside of GHS on Tuesday, September 25. Glassboro High School is the fourth school in the district to become a Rowan University Professional Development School. J. Harvey Rodgers, Dorothy L. Bullock and Thomas E. Bowe schools are also Professional Development Schools.

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Young Eagles running backs Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood shine in win over Colts

Clement, a Glassboro High School graduate, finished with 56 yards on a career-high 16 attempts, Smallwood, a Wilmington native, hit the same number on 10 carries and Adams made the most of his first NFL touches with 30 yards on six totes.

Clement and Smallwood had a combined six catches and 54 yards as well.

“Those guys are huge,” tight end Zach Ertz said. “We knew the type of players they are, that’s why no one was really fretting too much. … We’ve got a lot of confidence in those guys. Wendell hits the hole probably the hardest on the team, he’s a really explosive back, and Corey’s a really, really good football player.”

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Textile artist explores relationship to natural world in Rowan U. exhibit

Heather Ujiie's exhibit "Terra Incognita" will open the 2018-2019 season at Rowan University Art Gallery, showcasing work that aims to blend the disciplines of textiles, fashion design and visual art to create an ethereal, imaginary, and mythological world. 

Heather Ujiie's vision is inspired by botanical studies, living networks, sexual identities, and commonalities between living creatures.

The show will open Tuesday, Sept. 4, and run through Nov. 17. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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VIDEO: Little Bookworms Get More Chances to Read with New Library Boxes

Some new little libraries are making reading fun for little ones in one Gloucester County community.

On Monday, August 27th, officials with the Rotary Club of Glassboro and the J. Harvey Rodgers School officially opened their new Little Free Library box.

The little library is located right outside the school and offers free books for children and their families to take home and read.

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Glassboro commissions a bronze glassblower sculpture and will have art fest to celebrate

"We have such an incredible mixture of the arts here in Glassboro and the arts are quickly becoming an economic driver for cities." said Mayor John E. Wallace III. "Glassboro is home to Rowan University which hosts world class dance, theatre, concerts, and of course a World Class Art Gallery. Glassboro is also home to the Heritage Glass Museum which holds many historical glass pieces from our past, not only enriching our residents' lives but also bringing visitors from around the region."

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Glassboro's Teachers of the Year Honored

Glassboro’s Teachers of the Year include (second from the left to fourth from the left) Heather Stewart, Dorothy L. Bullock School; Lori Kaszupski, J. Harvey Rodgers School; Shannon Batten, Glassboro Intermediate School; and (second from the right and far right) Christina Duffey, Glassboro High School; Mary Aruffo, Thomas E. Bowe School.

They are pictured at the county recognition luncheon with Dr. Mark J. Silverstein, superintendent of Glassboro Schools (third from the right) and Danielle Sochor, chief academic officer for Glassboro Schools.

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And the Mr. Glassboro crown goes to...

Nine talented Glassboro High School seniors recently competed for the coveted title of Mr. Glassboro.

After four rounds, including Introductions, Talent, Personality/Casual Wear and On Stage Questions, judges selected Henry Ottenthal as Mr. Glassboro 2018. 

Ottenthal is a member of Glassboro School District's Fine and Performing Arts Academy. While at GHS, he has participated in Select and Academy choirs, Drama, Mock Trial Team, and music competitions. 

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Nominate your athlete for the Glassboro High School Sports Hall of Fame

Do you remember a top teammate, a fabulous coach or a powerhouse team from your days living in Glassboro or attending Glassboro High School?

You now have an opportunity to nominate individuals and teams for the GHS Sports Hall of Fame!

April 30 is the deadline to submit nominations. A nomination form is posted under announcements on the district website, www.gpsd.us and is also available from GHS Sports Hall of Fame Committee members. Please see the nomination form for further details.

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Glassboro Intermediate School’s GLOW Club Becomes a Positive Force for Eighth-Grade Girls

Fiscella founded the club in 2012 when she saw a need for a girls mentoring group. Today, 35 eighth-graders participate and meet several times a month. From team-building fun, like visiting Glassboro’s Escape the Room venue, to enjoying women speakers, the club provides an upbeat, informative and empowering environment for girls.

The GLOW Club also dedicates time to talking about topics affecting girls today and enables girls to spend time with people who might not be in their homeroom classes. Fiscella has found that the club has even had a positive effect on how student get along together.

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VIDEO: Glassboro Students Solve Everyday Problems by Exploring Engineering

"They're the ones that are going to be solving the next engineering challenges so to be able to expose them [and] get them excited about it [will] hopefully increase that talent pipeline down the future."

The young engineers also got the chance to work alongside current Rowan students to solve everyday problems with the help of science.

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Glassboro School District declares Thursday Corey Clement Day

“It’s just a true blessing. I’m so excited for the kids and for the faculty and staff here that they get to have off tomorrow and get to see him in the parade,” said Tyra Carite of Glassboro. The community is boiling over with excitement after the Superintendent of Schools announced today that the district is declaring tomorrow Corey Clement day with the Eagles first Super Bowl win. To honor Clement, schools will be closed for families who plan to go to the parade.

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Eagles RB Corey Clement: 'We're going to do it for the city of Philadelphia'

 "As far as going out there, I don't want to make it bigger than it is. I've been playing football all my life, doing it for so many things – my family, my friends, Glassboro, N.J. Just really putting things on my back and just making sure I become more mature in handling my business so I can help out the other 10 guys on the field."

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Glassboro boys basketball continues strong start with win over Bridgeton in Pitman Tournament

It might be time for the Glassboro boys basketball team to start picking on schools its own size.  After all, the big bullies on the block have been no match for the red-hot Bulldogs.  

Glassboro – a South Jersey, Group 1 program – improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 against Group 4 competition, with the other wins coming over Kingsway, Washington Township and Cherry Hill East. It also defeated Deptford, a Group 3 team.

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