SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students in the school board’s Latchkey program learned about sea life recently when they saw a show about underwater animals . Called “Fish Tales,” the show not only featured underwater life that students could see and learn about, but also featured those they could actually touch, like a starfish and a sea urchin.
The animals also included "Rubber," a soft shell turtle and "Nemo" an orange striped fish.
The show is part of the program’s new focus. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Nicole Pormilli has been working to expand the program, which doubled in size this year and is now available in all four elementary schools, plus Grant School.
The program is now so popular it has a waiting list. According to Pormilli, she wants to keep expanding it by bringing in more shows and activities. Over 190 students take part in the Latchkey Program according to Kristen Herzog, who heads it.