Sunday, May 19, 2013
Surprise your newly minted graduate with a balloon, or balloon bouquet, for Triton's graduation.
Parents and loved ones of Triton Regional High School's Class of 2013 can celebrate the graduate's success with a balloon-a-gram. The school is collecting orders now for the balloons, which will be delivered to the graduate as graduation practice concludes on June 21. The balloons are $3 each and there is a limit of 10 per graduate. Click on the PDF, to the side, to download the form, or print it out here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
No weapon was found in the Blackwood student's home after another student told school administrators of an alleged threat.
Police searched the home of a Triton Regional High School student Wednesday after another student told school administrators a murder-suicide was planned, according to a note sent to parents and a television news report. School officials dismissed the threat, which also included possible explosives at the school, as an "unfounded rumor." The student, who was identified as an 18-year-old senior from Blackwood, Gloucester Township by NBC-10 Philadelphia, was on home suspension when the threat was reported, school officials said. The news report said administrators were told the student planned to come there at the end of the school day, shoot two students and then turn the gun on himself. NBC 10 said no weapon was recovered from the student'…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Nicholas Martinelli was sentenced Thursday on a charge involving teacher-student sexual relationships at Triton Regional High School.
As his alleged victim sat silently in the back of the courtroom, former teacher Nicholas Martinelli was sentenced Wednesday to two years probation for trying to cover up a sexual relationship he reportedly had with her. Martinelli, who was a physical education teacher at Triton Regional High School, pleaded guilty in March to a lesser charge of hindering an investigation, as part of an agreement with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. He was originally charged with official misconduct in the case, which involved two other Triton teachers. Unlike the other two teachers, Jeffrey Logandro and Daniel Michielli, who were implicated in sexual relationships with underage female students, Martinelli's relationship was with an 18-year-old …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Nicholas Martinelli pleaded guilty in March to charges involving teacher-student sexual relationships at Triton Regional High School.
The third of the former Triton Regional High School teachers accused of inappropriate relationships with students is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on a downgraded charge. Nicholas Martinelli, a former physical education teacher, pleaded guilty in March to fourth-degree hindering apprehension in the case. Martinelli faces a likely sentence of probation and the revocation of his teaching certificate when he's sentenced April 18 in Superior Court in Camden. Martinelli was originally charged with official misconduct in the case. Unlike the other two teachers, Jeffrey Logandro and Daniel Michielli, who were implicated in relationships with underage girls, Martinelli's relationship was with an 18-year-old student. He admitted in court to …
Friday, March 29, 2013
John Golden plans to retire in June after 35 years in education.
John Golden, the superintendent of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District, plans to retire in June. Golden, 60, made the announcement earlier this month at a board meeting. He said Thursday, it was a decision he had contemplated for more than a year. "This district has been fabulous to me," said Golden, who has been superintendent since 2010 and before that worked in the guidance office at Triton High School. "A lot of good people work in the district. It's a very, very nice place to work." Golden said his decision to leave now had nothing to do with the fallout from last year's Triton High School teacher-student sex scandal, which led to the prosecution and conviction of three teachers and an administrator, and the prosecution of …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Triton teacher Jack Feighan hopes the power of social media comes through, again, to help his students.
Jack Feighan is batting five for five—can he make it an even six? The Triton Regional High School chemistry teacher is back with another request for his class on Donors Choose. The website allows donors to make small contributions to projects, all of which revolve around education. Feighan latest ask is his biggest: Hot Plates for All. A majority of our labs involve the use of hot plates. We use the hot plates to get materials to the proper temperature. Unfortunately, we do not have enough hot plates to go around. We have to double up our lab groups and as a result we have more students simply observing the activity rather than taking part. If we had two more hot plates more of our students could benefit from the activities. Feighan needs …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Jack Feighan doesn't want his students to go without, so he brings appeals for new classroom supplies to a web of donors online with Donors Choose.
Wanted: One telescope for Triton Regional High School. Students will use it to connect classroom lessons with the cosmos above. The only problem? It’s the age of belt-tightening in education spending, and school districts sometimes have to cut entire programs or positions to stay within the budget. There’s rarely any extra cash for an extra like a telescope. But Triton chemistry teacher Jack Feighan doesn’t think his students should go without extras, so instead of turning to the district for more funds, Feighan takes his appeals online. Feighan is one of the growing number of educators using Donors Choose, an online charity specifically geared toward education. Teachers like Feighan propose a classroom project or make a pitch for extra …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
State law is on the side of the five suspended Triton teachers and administrators as it relates to their incomes.
While the employment statuses of the five educators charged in the Triton Regional High School sex case likely won't be decided for several months, if not longer, many in the community have questioned whether the three teachers and two administrators are drawing paychecks while they're suspended. The short answer: Probably, but not for much longer. A certificated school staff member can only be suspended without pay if they've been indicted on criminal charges or if tenure charges have been filed by his or her school board, according to New Jersey law. The Black Horse Pike Regional School District (BHPRSD) Board of Education meets Thursday night for the first time since the charges against its Triton faculty members were filed and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Three Triton teachers and two administrators face charges of official misconduct in the teacher-student sex scandal.
Three Triton Regional High School teachers allegedly carried on sexual relationship with now-former students while two administrators covered up the reported sex crimes, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday. The teachers—Jeffrey Logandro, Nicholas Martinelli and Daniel Michielli—were placed on administrative leave at separate times in the investigation late this summer and earlier in the school year. Logandro, of Deptford, and Michielli, of Blackwood, are charged with a number of sex crimes for alleged contact with underaged victims. Martinelli, of Cherry Hill, has only been charged with official misconduct at this point, as his alleged victim was 18 at the time. Also charged in connection with the prosecutor's office …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Three teachers and two administrators were arrested Thursday in connection with a sex scandal at Triton Regional High School.
Three Triton Regional High School teachers were arrested Thursday on charges alleging they engaged in sexual relationships with now-former students during the 2011-12 school year. Two administrators, including the school's principal, were also charged by the Camden County Prosecutor's Office in the probe into the teachers' alleged misconduct. The administrators are accused of covering up a report of student-teacher sex. Black Horse Pike Regional School District (BHPRSD), of which Triton is a part, issued the following statement through the prosecutor's office on Thursday: We are saddened and deeply disappointed by the allegations of what took place at Triton High School. We expect our staff members to be professional, moral and ethical in …