Collier students are excited about the upcoming holidays and are eager to make a positive impact in their local community. Our service learners have taken the initiative to collect brand new toys for Toys for Tots! Additionally, they are gathering gently used winter coats, gloves, hats, and socks (Preferably for kids and teens), to ensure that local families stay warm during the winter season. All the donations received will go towards supporting needy families in New Jersey through the Coastal Communities Family Success Center. Collier is truly grateful for the opportunity to bring some holiday joy to our local families.
At Collier, we are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience for our students. Our dedicated teachers continuously strive to enhance creativity and explore new learning paths. Through hands-on learning and engaging topics, our teachers ensure that students remain actively involved in their education.
Mrs. Briggs recently organized a soap making lab as part of her Environmental Science and Lab Biology classes This activity allowed students to gain a deeper understanding of how soap comes to be through science. Additionally, each student was encouraged to exercise their creativity by personalizing their soap with unique designs, scents, and colors. This approach not only promotes students knowledge in the subject but also fosters teamwork and collaboration. We applaud Mrs. Briggs for her innovative teaching methods and eagerly anticipate the results of her students' hard work!
Over the weekend, some of our dedicated Collier staff members stayed back to put up posters at Collier Middle School. This was done to ensure that our values are acknowledged and that our students continue to thrive through respect, kindness, responsibility, and safety.
At Collier, we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where students can experience both academic and personal growth. The safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. These fresh additions to the halls of Collier Middle School highlight Collier's rich history of empowering local youth.
This week, some of our high school students got the opportunity to visit Trenton, our state capital. During their visit, they went to the New Jersey State House where they gained knowledge about our state's history and admired the stunning architecture.
With college application season around the corner, some of our students have decided to get a head start through Early Action applications. Because of this, Collier students have already been accepted into nine universities and counting! The future is bright for the class of 2024 and we can't wait to continue to watch our students flourish in the world!
Collier is proud to announce students have been accepted into the following universities:
Congratulations and good luck to all of our seniors!
On November 28th, the National English Honors Society welcomed six outstanding Collier High School students into its ranks. Affiliation with the National English Honors Society will allow our students to gain academic recognition, scholarship, and award eligibility, and the chance to interact with like-minded students. These students have shown exceptional dedication to their English studies, consistently achieving academic success and personal growth. Collier High School is thrilled to recognize their hard work and commitment to excellence.
On November 20th, nine of our high school’s service learning students braved the chilly air to volunteer their time in a community beautification effort with the Friends of Jackson Woods, a group of community members formed to protect and preserve a small oasis of land tucked away off of Ocean Ave in Long Branch. Originally slated for redevelopment, Jackson Woods is now a preserved open space area where nature and the arts come together. Collier’s service learners spent the morning in this beautiful space planting daffodil bulbs around the park. Over 600 bulbs were planted by our students, who can’t wait to return in the Spring to see the flowers and continue their efforts around the park.
CMS social worker Murae Vogler’s new Zen Den is up and running in Collier Middle School. At the Zen Den, students like Cameron (pictured below) can take time for themselves to decompress and relax while at school. Ms.Vogler has created a safe space for students to destress comfortably including couches, relaxing lights and music, stress toys, and more. The Zen Den is just one example of how Collier staff cares for their student's well-being and continues to attend to students' needs.