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Greater Egg Harbor Podcast

Greater Egg Harbor Podcast

By GEHR

Welcome to Greater Egg: the official podcast of Oakcrest, Absegami and Cedar Creek High Schools. Join us for a series of informal, ‘on location’ conversations from and about our schools and our broader school communities. The perfect combination of fun, valued information, practical tips, and insights for a productive high school journey; discussions on the show will focus on a variety of topics affecting the students, parents and professionals of the Greater Egg Harbor schools.
S01E05: Absegami Principal Dan Kern!
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.
20:49
November 15, 2022
Episode 04/Season 01: Superintendent Reina Returns!
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). 
22:10
October 26, 2022
S01E03: Meet Cedar Creek Principal
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 sparker@gehrhsd.net. 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.
15:19
October 05, 2022
S01E02: Meet the Oakcrest Principal!
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 @ mmcghee@gehrhsd.net. 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.
14:19
September 30, 2022
S01E01: Meet the Superintendent!
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.
22:35
September 02, 2022