Greater Egg Harbor Podcast
Greater Egg Harbor PodcastMay 17, 2023
Season 1 Episode 8: GreaterFuture.net. Hear from GEHRHSD Students
We pause our tour of district Teachers of the Year to meet the students who take center stage on our new billboard [located on Route 30 (The White Horse Pike)]. First, we hear from Superintendent Reina about marketing our schools to the community and a new initiative for prospective students: GreaterFuture.net. Then, students from Oakcrest, Absegami & Cedar Creek talk about their schools, activities, memories and new-found celebrity.
S01E07: 2023 Absegami Teacher of the Year Celene Hiltner
Our continued celebration of the district's best teachers with Gami English teacher Celene Hiltner. First, we hear from two of her students (01:40), and then Ms. Hiltner talks modest bragging (04:26), the love of students (06:36), being vulnerable in the classroom (08:14), "that girl who wore the dress," (09:50) and an unnatural affinity for Sir Rod Stewart (11:35).
S01E06: 2023 Oakcrest Teacher of the Year Patrick Weisback
We celebrate the careers, legacies and insights of this year's top teachers, beginning with Oakcrest Social Studies teacher Patrick Weisback. First we hear from his nominator, English teacher Emily Rock (01:11). Then two of his students (05:46). And finally, the man of the hour himself (08:38) discusses his career, the "magic" of great teaching (11:10), Conscience of Man (13:16), African American History (15:00) and why he's such an awful Civil War reenactor (18:16). Wanna tell us a Mr. Weisback story? Future show ideas? Show us some love? E-mail Joe Costal at firstname.lastname@example.org
S01E05: Absegami Principal Dan Kern!
I talk children's Halloween costumes with Absegami Principal Dan Kern. Then he tells us about an awesome Frosty the Snowman (03:45); we cover GEH principal condiment obsessions (04:50), Galloway ice cream (07:10), first jobs (07:45), and family businesses (10:15). We then move on to discuss the importance of expectations, rigor, the difficulties of education during COVID and excitement surrounding the passing of the referendum (11:22). Principal Kern tells us the advantages of doing a Gami "shadow day." To sign-up, call 609-652-1372 or click here (13:15). He also recaps some of the great Fall events around Gami and Galloway Township.
Episode 04/Season 01: Superintendent Reina Returns!
Join Superintendent James Reina and I as we reminisce about Star Wars DIY Halloweens. Mr. Reina also thanks the community and informs us of the benefits associated with the passing of October's referendum (03:47). We discuss the pros and cons of standardized testing (08:19), the high standards of New Jersey secondary education (11:24) and state-wide proposed changes to youth-based school programs (12:35). The superintendent reminds our students that it's not too late to get involved (19:08).
S01E03: Meet Cedar Creek Principal
Today we welcome Cedar Creek Principal Scott Parker! But first, some referendum information. Scott discusses Philly October sports (01:30), why GEHRHSD principals have complicated relationships with condiments (02:30), the trouble with sporty first cars and first jobs (04:23), cookies & TV (05:30), being TikTok famous (06:34), horrors of Hurricane Ian (07:40), and cheer dad life (08:05). Then Mr. Parker talks about Cedar Creek's year of rebirth (09:42). See pictures of the CCHS Fall Fest on our website. The site also contains information about zero period and involvement at Cedar Creek. E-mail Principal Parker email@example.com. Access our school's main websites www.gehrhsd.net. Referendum info can be found by visiting vote.gehrhsd.net. Search Greater Egg Harbor Regional on Apple's App Store or Google's Playstore for our district app. It's everything Greater Egg in your pocket.
S01E02: Meet the Oakcrest Principal!
Today, we sit down with Oakcrest High School Principal Michael McGhee to discuss the fallacy of "Sunday Funday" (01:26), getting sucked into "The Bachelor" (02:30), how ketchup can ruin a honeymoon (04:22), Nutella addictions (05:45), the "Ferris Bueller" corollary (06:35), is cheerleading a sport? (07:20), and why Oak is so strong (08:11). Mr. McGhee also explains what he'd most like parents to know (09:28) and our strong connections with William Davies Middle School (10:25). To join Mr. McGhee's principal's advisory committee, e-mail him @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Access our school's main websites www.gehrhsd.net, including links to the upcoming referendum vote.gehrhsd.net. Search Greater Egg Harbor Regional on Apple's App Store or Google's Playstore for our district app. It's everything Greater Egg in your pocket.
S01E01: Meet the Superintendent!
Welcome to the pilot! We sit down with Greater Egg Superintendent James Reina to discuss the ideas behind recording a podcast (00:42), the importance of personal connections with school personnel (02:32), dealing with the "August/Sunday scaries" (04:03), the new school day schedule (06:18), the upcoming referendum (10:32), the meaning of "expectations with empathy" (14:37), and the three things that make a successful transition between 8th grade and high school (16:42). Access our school's main websites here, including links to Genesis Parent Portal and links to our Activities pages. The link to download the Greater Egg app is also here.