Galloway Township

Greater Egg Harbor Schools holding Magnet Program open houses

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District will soon host open houses for its magnet programs, which will be available for students entering high school in September 2014. The goal of these magnet programs is to prepare students for college and the workforce, and they offer students the opportunity to obtain college credit through Richard Stockton College.

Oakcrest High School will offer incoming freshmen a Project Lead the Way Program in Biomedical Sciences, where they will explore the concept of human medicine and will be introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Courses in this magnet will include Principles of Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Intervention. Absegami High School will offer a Homeland Security and Public Safety Magnet, in which students will study security, planning, logistics, and operational details related to homeland security and public safety. Cedar Creek will offer magnets in engineering and environmental science.

Students residing in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School are eligible to apply for admission to any district magnet program.

Cedar Creek will hold its open house on Oct. 17, Oakcrest on Oct. 23 and Absegami on Oct. 29. All open houses start at 6:30 p.m. Interested eighth-graders and their parents are encouraged to attend these information sessions.

Bulk waste dropoff days set

Galloway Township will hold four bulk waste drop off days from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Township residents with valid ID can drop off furniture, mattresses and carpeting at two locations: the Galloway Road Convenience Center and the Carton Avenue Recycling Center. No metal items will be accepted at the Carton Avenue site. Items that will not be accepted for this drop-off event include construction or demolition debris of any kind, Freon-containing items such as refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners, hazardous waste, and and electronic devices. No commercial materials will be accepted.

Recyclable construction and demolition debris such as brick, concrete and clean wood can be taken to any Class B recycling facility; a fee applies. Non-recyclable construction and demolition debris such as painted, stained or treated wood and drywall can be taken to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township.

Freon-containing items can be taken to the ACUA; a fee applies.

Household hazardous waste can be taken to the ACUA from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 and Nov. 2.

Electronic devices such as TVs, computers and components, stereo equipment, DVDs, VCRs and microwaves can be brought to the Galloway Road Convenience Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month.

For more information, call Galloway Township Public Works at 609-652-3700, ext. 244.