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 In Ocean Academy

By: Scott Corbett/Principal

 

We have had a couple of difficult months here at OA.  We have lost loved ones, we’ve had injuries, we’ve had illness creep in, we’ve had traumas, and of course the flu…

 

What we really had was progress, success, unity, and a team centered approach with a clear vision to “Be the Best”.   Our hard work and persistence created success at many levels and I could not be prouder.  Staff and students both get a well-deserved break next week.   This is a great time to spend with family, unplug from devices, get outside, live life and rest up, as I expect more of the same when we all return.  

 

Health, Happiness, Independence is my personal mantra and I am a firm believer in the importance of scheduled breaks in education, business, and for overall mental health.   Many schools have taken away breaks in the expectation of higher standardized test scores.  Increased curriculum exposure and total days before a test should yield higher scores seems to make sense on paper; however I believe it contributes to staff and student burnout as well as a host of other problems faced by schools today.  NJAC requires 180 schools days per year, I believe in making those productive, positive, and as human as possible.  I wonder if more schools thought this way would there be increased engagement from staff and students, increased attendance, increased learning, elevated scores, less stress, and more effective schools.  Ocean Academy will be closed February 20th-24th for Presidents Week!

 

#HealthHappinessIndependence

#WorkHardPlayHard

#BeTheBest

Showing 12 comments
  • James Dolan
    Reply

    I think we all have done a great job over the years. We should celebrate. I hope we do a better job this year. And the year after that…

  • Anthony Chase
    Reply

    Mr Corbett I want to say thank you for having me at OA and for helping me get through tough times but for also helping me grow more as a person and for helping me through my conditions.

  • krystal kassandra zartler
    Reply

    Ocean academy is an amazing school. it helped me with ups and downs. I’m happy to be in this school with amazing staff and students!

  • Kyra Bethel
    Reply

    We are all a family and even though our school isn’t perfect, we all come together when we need each other. When my best friend passed the whole school helped me get through the hard times and we came together as a family. We all go through a lot but together we are one.

  • Clarissa
    Reply

    Mr. Corbett I completely agree with you, I believe that everyone has worked hard throughout this year and the break is well deserved. Have a nice week!

  • savon AKA chubbs
    Reply

    Nothing but joy in this school! Really nice students and teachers, everyone treats their peers with respect. The key to life is to succeed, Ocean Academy is the way to go !!!!!!!!!

  • Jeremy
    Reply

    So happy to be a part of this school!

  • bonquiqui
    Reply

    i realize that there is no other school like OA the staff here are amazing and they will do whatever it takes to help you!

  • Precious
    Reply

    I think we are all doing great things, I love being in this in this school.

  • aliyah
    Reply

    I realize that there is no other school like OA, the staff here are amazing and they will do what ever it takes to help you.

  • god
    Reply

    Great school.

  • jysheir
    Reply

    I’m happy to be in this school

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