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Mainland Regional High School

Mainland Regional High School
Mainland Regional High School is a regional public high school serving students from the communities of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point in Atlantic County, serving a total population of over 25,000 in the three communities. Mainland Regional High School has been recognized by the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.

The Mainland Regional High School District provides an environment of excellence supporting the educational, emotional, physical, and ethical well-being of all students through a partnership of home, school and community.

Mainland Regional High School’s curriculum includes more than 220 diverse course offerings in the areas of: Language Arts Literacy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Business, World Languages, and Health and Physical Education. There are 18 Advanced Placement courses, 30 Honors courses, and 12 Gifted/Talented courses. Four world languages are offered. The use of technology is integrated into teaching. All classrooms have internet access and technology proficiency is expected of all students and teachers. A variety of technology-related courses are offered, including Web Authoring, Visual Basic, Computer Programming, a variety of computer applications courses, and TV Production. Mainland also broadcasts on the local cable TV station, representing the community schools.

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Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the general curriculum. At least 93% of Mainland’s special needs students are educated with non-disabled peers. Programs in ESL and Alternative Education are also offered. Mainland provides shared-time programming with the Atlantic County Institute of Technology. A cooperative work experience is also available to regular education and special education students seeking on-the-job career training.

According to Mainland’s Web site, The Mainland Channel was established in 1995. The channel is shared by the Public Schools and City Governments of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point. Channel 2 is a Public Educational Governmental Access Channel (PEG). The purpose of the channel is to educate and inform the three communities. The channel is maintained by Mainland Regional High School. The students of the Advanced Media Production class produce all programming on The Mainland Channel.

Congratulations go out to Rob Erskine and Dan Howarth! These students of Mrs. Daley competed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey on March 19th for a Web Design contest. The students competed in two categories: troubleshooting an existing website and designing your own educational site for students. Erskine and Howarth competed against 291 other students from 35 schools through out the state. The students met everyday during Mod 6 and worked on their masterpiece on World War Two. After all was said and done, these amazing students took home first place in the category of designing their own site! These talented guys brought home $250 for themselves and $250 for Mainland! Way to go Rob and Dan! To see their winning site go to .

Mainland Regional High School senior, Bill Gonnelly, had artwork (a Beginner Airbrush illustration) chosen for exhibit at the 2008 Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Trenton Statehouse. Also, there are six additional Beginner Airbrush students whose artwork was chosen for the Cape-Atlantic Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville. This display will run from March 4 through March 28. Exhibiting students are: Kristen Zarra (Grade 11), Michael Whiteside (Grade 12), Poojan Ghayal (Grade 12), and Anne Edwards (Grade 11). Both art exhibits are sponsored by The Art Educators of New Jersey of which Mrs. Rogers is a member. All artworks were matted and sealed by Mrs. Rogers for presentation in the shows.

Congratulations to March Students of the Month: Freshman - Danny Davis, Sophomore - Hayley Dannenhower, Junior - Brent Caprio, and Senior - Brian Mathis.

According to the school’s Web site, the Federal Communications Commission granted Mainland Regional High School a Low Powered FM Radio License in 2004. In the fall of 2006, WMRH-LP The Stang broadcasted Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run” as its’ first song. The station is regulated to 100 watts and transmits in a 10 mile radius of Mainland Regional. Students DJ and create various commercials and announcements for the radio station. The Stang offers a variety of music, with each day featuring a specific genre. Daily playlist includes Alternative, College, Current Hits and Rock music. In the future, 101.7 hopes to offer live broadcasts of sporting events held at MRHS.

The Mainland Parents Organization is dedicated to the educational enrichment of the students at Mainland Regional High School. They offer a number of programs throughout the year for parents and work to provide educational enhancements for the students and staff.

Congratulations to Francis "Sonny" Haddock for being selected Mainland's Teacher of the Year. Sonny is a long time science teacher and military veteran.

Congratulations to the following students who earned "AP Scholar with Distinction": Stephanie Berges, Katherine Byrne, Grace Chun, Laura Chrisman, Jason Dods, Thomas Fenwick, Lea Freeman, Hein Htat, Brian Pushman, Rebecca Ojserkis, and Stuart Rollins.

Mainland High School is proud to announce that 23 seniors are Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars. Congratulations to Yasmin Amir, Emily Bonchi, Kate Bozzelli, Katherine Byrne, Daniel Capecci, Jennifer Chau, Grace Chun, Jason Dods, Shira Edelman, Lea Freeman, Hein Htat, Nicholas Limone, Allison Miller, Christy Moore, Chelsea Naylor, Rebecca Ojserkis, Kristen Park, Brian Pushman, Stuart Rollins, and Matt Schwab.

Mainland Regional High School is 1301 Oak Avenue in Linwood. For more information about the school, call 609-927-4151 or visit

For more information about what’s going on in our local schools and what today’s students are up to, visit our South Jersey Schools page.

Author: Meghan Shaginaw


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