Weekly Roundup: LRHSD football, Seneca Teacher of the Year, finances

Catch up on what happened this week in Tabernacle.

LRHSD honors the 2018 Shawnee High School football team

The Shawnee High School football team was recognized for its recent accomplishments.

The 2018 football team was honored for its NJSIAA Group 4 championship win. This marks the eighth title in school history. The team, led by 27 seniors, was able to get into the playoffs as a №4 seed, and defeated Mainland, Millville and Clearview.

The team also participated in the NJSIAA inaugural gold championship game, where it played Long Branch at Metlife Stadium — home to the New York Giants and New York Jets.

The full story can be found here.

Seneca High School named its 2019–2020 Teacher of the Year

Seneca High School named Gerry Sherlock the 2019–2020 Teacher of the Year for his dedication as a U.S. History 1, U.S. History 2 and American Government teacher.

Sherlock’s love for history dates back to when he was a child, hearing stories from his grandmother passed down from generations before.

As he grew older, he discovered he performed well in his history classes, and by the time he was a freshman in college, he decided that is what he wanted to pursue as a career.

The full story can be found here.

Board of Education reviewed finances at recent meeting

At this week’s Tabernacle Township Board of Education meeting, the Education Foundation of Tabernacle Township presented a $3,500 grant to Tabernacle Elementary School.

This grant will contribute to the production of the breathe-in, breathe-out room.

Following the grant announcement, Superintendent Glenn Robbins discussed the upcoming state aid reductions.

Robbins said the Tabernacle School District stands to lose a total of $2.5 million in state aid funds in the upcoming years.

Robbins expressed his fear the budget cuts could eventually lead to increased class sizes, reduced support services, increased activity fees, the inability to sustain current technology and the inability to acquire emergency instructional technology.

The full story can be found here.