In the Schools Guest Column

September 21, 2015

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Trudy Ludwig’s books have been recommended for children and all those who work with them. Her stories are inspirational, truthful, and tackle a range of potentially devastating issues for Kindergarten to High School age youth. She has  garnered international praise for her ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only, or in an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel.  Students ...

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DENVILLE, NJ-- This weeks student spotlight goes to Giaci Vitolo, Morris Knolls Class of 2016. Giaci Vitolo is an all seasons athlete. During the fall, Vitolo is a vital member of the Morris Knolls Girls Soccer team, playing goalie. During the winter, Vitolo can be seen playing rec basketball, ...

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If you are looking for a quality preschool, come and check out Primrose School of Warren. Learn about our Balanced Learning curriculum and the Primrose difference. We had our second graduating class this year and our parents have told us how well their kids are performing in elementary school due ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The first day of school is always an exciting time for students and their families.  The first day of school at Unity Charter School, in Morristown, lived up to all the expectations and excitement students had built up over the summer.  As parents arrived the pride and contentment ...

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PINGRY’S HI-TECH “THINK UP” SUMMER CAMP UNVEILS ENTREPRENEURIAL CONCEPTS DESIGNED BY STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 AND 4 Students Create Prototypes and Business Plans to Support Apps and Robotics Basking Ridge, NJ – August 4, 2015 – On July 24, six elementary school students who were enrolled as ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Pedals for Progress (P4P), in its continuing effort to recycle bicycles properly, is having a used bike collection sponsored by the Rotary Club of Branchburg. Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike to this worthy cause.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  InteractWith, Inc an app provider is working toward ensuring safer mobile communication between educators and students. The company has developed an automated message flagging feature to minimize risky situations. The tool is set to identify suspicious words and dialogues ...

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Here we are beginning the Board of Education election season. Recently I moved back to Edison after 10 years in South Carolina and expected some improvements in local government, specifically the BOE. Not so. A mostly clueless board is still granting ridiculous raises to the superintendent and ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Summer Campers and Kindergarteners at Kangaroo Kids Child Care and Learning Center had an opportunity to understand the value of coins.  It is amazing how all those coins in our pockets can add up. The children toured Somerset Savings Bank and dropped their coins for autism ...

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DENVILLE, NJ-- This weeks' student spotlight goes to Haley Venezia, Morris Knolls High School Class of 2016. Haley Venezia has found her true love in life; the stage. As a rising senior at Morris Knolls, Venezia is set to play as many parts as she can in the fall play and spring musical. Morris ...

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EDISON, NJ - Four students from area high schools in Edison received a total of $5,000 in scholarships from the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund at an awards dinner held Wednesday, June 10th, at the Spain Inn in Piscataway.  The scholarships are financed by a bequest from Adele DeLeeuw, longtime ...

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NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce Michael Lapolla of Westfield as a finalist of the 2015 NJCTS Youth Scholarship Award. Lapolla, who is graduating from Seton Hall Preparatory School, was selected for his academic achievement, community ...

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What Color is Your Summer Parachute?   Richard Bolles poses this question in his best-selling book, “What color is your parachute?” as an impetus to help parents and teens reflect on the choices ahead in order to best handle life’s challenges.  With spring in the air, I thought it was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In September, the students at Bradley Gardens Primary School were challenged to read 1 million minutes by the last day of school. In April, they reached this goal and were presented with a new challenge - could they make it to 1.25 million by June? At this month's school wide ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Morris County Operation Smile (MCOPSMILE) exceeded their fundraising goal for this school year and raised enough money to fund free surgeries for 17 children. Founded in 2011, MCOPSMILE is a student chapter of Operation Smile, a non-profit volunteer medical service organization ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kimberly Carvalho, a graduating senior of Summit High School, has been awarded the 2015 Christ Child Society of Summit Scholarship. The award is presented to a student who lives or goes to school in Summit, who has displayed academic achievement, and has worked or volunteered with ...

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RARITAN, NJ - For the second year in a row, students at John F. Kennedy School successfully competed in their Million Minute Reading Challenge.   Students pledged to collectively read a million minutes outside of school and record the total number of minutes read. Students surpassed their goal, ...

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To the Editor: At the last three or four Board of Education (BOE) meetings, the BOE has been discussing the possibility of moving the Budget Election from April to November. I’m greatly troubled by the lack of information being sent out to our community about what the Board of Education is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Westminster Nursery School's Spring Camp is held for two weeks in June. With a "farm theme," the children have been square dancing, milking "cows," decorating barns, swimming in the swimming "hole," and going on a farm scavenger hunt.  Westminster Nursery School is located ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Public Library received 30 copies of various books from the Summer Reading lists for children in grades 6 through grade 11. With titles such as ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Brave New World’ available in larger quantities, children will be able to read the books on their lists ...

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DENVILLE, NJ-- Teacher appreciation week did not pass by unnoticed for the kids in Mrs. Hagman’s first grade class at Riverview School.  Each day the class left a basket of goodies for Mrs. Hagman and Mrs. Corbo. Monday the banner appeared that said “HANDS DOWN YOU'RE THE BEST!” complete with ...

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On Sunday, May 31, the Class of 2015 graduated at the 121st Kent Place School Commencement. Among the 70 members of the Class of 2015 are Westfield residents (pictured back row l-r) Alexandra Aronson, Noelle Rosa, Alessandra Leong; (front row l-r) Natasha Sharma, Kayla Jackson and Sarah ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Last month the North Jersey School Music Association held their second annual Regional Elementary Honors Orchestra Festival. This festival is a one day event where string students from various schools attend rehearsals and sectionals in the morning in preparation for a concert later ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Each year, Monmouth Junction School hosts its Student Versus Faculty Basketball Game that takes place at South Brunswick High School.   It’s one of the highlights of the year for fifth grade students and for our entire school. We host the game in June, approximately a ...

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Carl Gould, founder of The Gould Association, will be offering a lecture titled Entrepreneurial Journey, Lessons Learned on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Dolan Performance Hall at Annunciation Center on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 convent Rd., ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Westminster Nursery School's Kindergarten Enrichment wrap around program is learning about earthworms. They are reading about them and are experiencing them hands on in their sensory bin. The afternoon class is devising a viewing jar to watch the worms in action.  The ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ- The culmination of virtually a year worth of work came to a close on Friday, May 29 when the preschool through grade two students at Saint Virgil Academy (SVA) hosted an “Endangered Animal Festival” for the school’s older students, parents and invited guests.  The Morris ...

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Basking Ridge, NJ -- The Ridge Forensics Team, the Ridge High School’s interscholastic speech and debate team, was named one of the top five overall teams at the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament, held on Memorial Day weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  With over 575 ...

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Kent Place School is pleased to announce that junior Lauren Burr of Maplewood, NJ, has advanced to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest’s National competition. National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit educational organization based in College Park, MD. NHD offers yearlong ...

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