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. The school has been recognized by the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.

MRHS has joined the School Choice Program. This will allow students living outside of the Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point communities to attend the school at no cost to their parents/guardians.

Mainland Regional High School’s curriculum includes more than 220 diverse course offerings in subjects including Language Arts Literacy, the Visual and Performing Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Business, World Languages, and Health and Physical Education. There are 21 Advanced Placement courses, 14 Gifted/Talented courses and over 35 Honors courses.

The use of technology is integrated into teaching every day at the school. 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, along with computer applications courses, and TV Production.

Congratulations to recent students of the month: Steven Baker, Alainia Cain, Joshua Bryk, Joshua Melander, Mackenzie Brennan, Nicole Pancari, John Best, Earl Heim, David Yanni, Olivia Rzemyk, Linzie Salotti, Dominic Ressetti and Jenna Jones.

In addition to academia, Mainland also offers many extra curricular activities and sports in which students may participate. Clubs at the school include Academic Team, Choir, Drama, FBLA, Jazz Band, Key Club, Mock Trial, Photography, Rally Against Discrimination, Book Club and Student Council, among others. Sports include cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming & diving, winter track, wrestling, baseball, crew, golf, lacrosse, softball, and track & field. The school also has an aquatic center for use by students and the community.

Basketball players this winter season include Mackenzie Brennan, Megan Stafford, Shea Scannell, Gabby Boggs, Samantha Lopez, Melanie Malcolm, Lexi Schoen, Faith Hegh, Aly Nazarok, Maddie Williscroft, Georgia Schoen, Molly O’Shea, Mindy Parson, Maggie Borden, Drew Dalzell, Taylor Dirkes, Ben Kleva, Brandon Savitch, Clebens Desmonthenes, Dalton Raring, Dean Deveney, Jack Berman, Jake O’Neill, John Mairone, Marty Cortelessa, Matthew McLaughlin, Matt Roland, Osun Osunniyi and Sam Jackson.

According to Mainland’s website, The Mainland Channel was established in 1995. The channel is shared by the Public Schools and City Governments of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point. The channel is maintained by Mainland Regional High School and intends to inform and educate the three communities. The students of the Advanced Media Production class produce all programming on The Mainland Channel.

Mainland’s marching band performs their show every fall at competitions held at area high schools as well as regional, state and national championships. To learn more about the band, check out their website at http://www.derekrohaly.com/marchingband/index.html.

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to the 2015 All-South Jersey Band & Orchestra Honor Ensembles: Emma Seals, Ciara Sacco, Rachel Rha, Mark Pino, Ricky Roehm, Victoria Larsen, Lauren Rha, Joshua Olarsch, John Feshuk, Noah Lee, Erin Kiernan and Katharine Little.

The school’s Aquatic Center is open to local residents and offers adult water aerobics, water fitness classes, group lessons, swim club, a lifeguard course, a water safety course, an instructor course and private lessons. Birthday party times are also available. For more information visit http://www.mainlandregional.net/pages/mainlandregional/Departments/Aquatic_Center.

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

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