Council recognizes teachers


JACKSON — Are you smarter than a sixth-grader?

That is the question some students from the Jackson School District recently asked senior citizens at the Jackson Senior Center.

“Not too long ago some sixth-graders had a program over at the senior center,” Township Council President Mike Kafton told members of the audience during a recent meeting of the governing body.

“It was done so well that the senior center program director, Sheri Silversmith, and the recreation director, Steve Eisenstein, submitted the program to the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association for its Excellence in Programming Award-Special Event Programming,” he said.

Kafton said the program was favorably received and was recognized.

He said the council and Mayor Michael Reina wanted to recognize the students and their teachers, Jim Osmond, Mike Sauliner, Linda Fera and Terry McClain, as well as Silversmith and Eisenstein, with certificates of appreciation.

“These are the teachers from the McAuliffeMiddle School who helped to make the event a success,” Kafton said as he introduced the educators.

The teachers then asked the members of the public to answer some questions, one of which was, “Two angles that add up to 90 degrees are said to be complementary, supplementary, alimentary or congruent?”

Someone answered complementary, and the response drew applause and laughter from those in attendance who were surprised that at least one person remembered a geometry lesson from years ago.

Kafton thanked the teachers and the recreation staff for their efforts on behalf of Jackson’s young people and the community’s senior citizens.