Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School has a new study area dubbed the Learning Commons.Continue reading Focus: RFH’s New Learning Commons Unveiled
Category Archives: Schools Scene
Find out what’s going on in the RFH Regional High School and Rumson and Fair Haven school districts.
RFH Student Athletes’ Spring Signing
Nineteen Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) student-athletes have made their college choices official.Continue reading RFH Student Athletes’ Spring Signing
RFH Wins Honor as ‘Common Sense’ School
It’s a common sense win.
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has again recognized Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) as a Common Sense School.Continue reading RFH Wins Honor as ‘Common Sense’ School
RFH’s Matthew Leddin Named ‘Educator of the Year’
You could say that he made his own history.
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Social Studies teacher and advisor, Matthew Leddin, has been named the high school’s Educator of the Year.Continue reading RFH’s Matthew Leddin Named ‘Educator of the Year’
RFH Athletic Department’s Sue Wankel Honored
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH’s) Sue Wankel has been honored as the recipient of the Central Jersey Administrative Assistant Award for Excellence by the Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey (DAANJ).Continue reading RFH Athletic Department’s Sue Wankel Honored
RFH Tower Players Spring into Musical Production with ‘Spamalot’
The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players are looking on “the bright side of life” with a two-weekend production of its spring musical Spamalot.Continue reading RFH Tower Players Spring into Musical Production with ‘Spamalot’
An RFH Football Scholar-Athlete’s Signing
Another Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) scholar-athlete senior has made his college commitment official.Continue reading An RFH Football Scholar-Athlete’s Signing
Scene Around: Caroling with RFH’s Tower Singers
They were unmasked, on key and merrily singing their way into the holiday season.
Donning school signature purple and season-appropriate Santa hats, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Singers caroled their way from Rumson to Red Bank, with four stopping points along the way and high-pitch Christmas spirit to spread.Continue reading Scene Around: Caroling with RFH’s Tower Singers
RFH Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Fifteen Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) student-athletes have made their college choices official by signing Letters of Intent pledging athletic and academic commitment.Continue reading RFH Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
RFH Tower Players Set Stage for Haunting Production of ‘The Canterville Ghost’
Call it a spirited play time.
The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players are staging their fall production of The Canterville Ghost, set for Nov. 18 to 20 on the RFH stage.Continue reading RFH Tower Players Set Stage for Haunting Production of ‘The Canterville Ghost’
Stephen Sarles: Called to the RFH Principal’s Office
On the heels of new Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Superintendent Darren Groh official taking his seat in the high school office, the vice principal has been called to the principal’s office.
With his appointment approved by the Board of Education in May, Stephen Sarles has now officially heeded the call and taken his seat in the principal’s office. As he takes on this new position, Sarles will draw on his 28 years of experience in education, more than 11 of which have been spent at RFH.
With a master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and a bachelor’s degree in both Latin and the Classical Archaeology, Sarles began his teaching career at the university level before becoming a shared Latin teacher at RFH and neighboring Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) in 1998.
He spent the next 12 years as a Latin and Advanced Placement Art History teacher at RBR, where he was honored as Teacher of Year in 2005 and became the school’s first International Baccalaureate Coordinator.
From there, Sarles became an administrator, assuming the role of supervisor of World Cultures in the Ocean Township School District. There, he also oversaw the World Language Department for grades 1 through 12 and the Social Studies Department for grades 6 through 12.
In December of 2013, Sarles became RFH’s vice principal, the role he has held until now. Sarles has been a Monmouth County resident for the past 24 years and currently lives in Oceanport with his wife and three sons.
Sarles’ appointment concludes a principal search process that began upon notice by Kevin Pfister of his resignation last spring.
After reviewing dozens of applications and fielding many candidates in a comprehensive multi-round interview process, the in-house Sarles emerged as the standout.
Sarles’ previous role as vice principal will be filled by Meredith Brow in mid-August. Brow will be joining RFH from the Brick Township Public School System, where she has served as high school vice principal and elementary school principal.
Brow’s prior teaching experience was in fine arts, graphic design, and digital photography. “I’m very excited to be working with Meredith,” Sarles said. “Her varied experiences and perspectives will be welcome and valuable additions to all of the wonderful things we are already doing here at RFH.”
In all of his previous roles, Sarles has modeled the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and ethics for all students and has demonstrated his knowledge and passion as an instructional leader, school officials said in a released statement.
— Edited press release from RFH
Darren Groh: RFH’s New Superintendent
The new Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) District leader has taken his seat in the school’s Office of the Superintendent.
The RFH Board of Education (RFHBOE) has announced the appointment of Darren J. Groh as its new superintendent of schools.Continue reading Darren Groh: RFH’s New Superintendent
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