Education

Top Stories

57d8207e3e4a4f15c400cb4f
57d8207e3e4a4f15c400cb4f
57d8207e3e4a4f15c400cb4f

As Virus Cases Cause Hawthorne Schools to Go Remote, Students Celebrate Halloween Virtually

October 30, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne parents received emails from Superintendent of Schools Richard A. Spirito informing them of a town-wide switch from in-person instruction to virtual learning due to increased cases of COVID-19 in the school district.  Spirito said that "the initial investigation has identified possible close contacts in multiple schools," which resulted in the ...

Fifty Reasons Why Barnegat is Great: Can You Name More?

BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat Mayor John Novack was a guest speaker at a Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce meeting in the start of 2020.  He used his time slot to make use of a clever play on words and share his views on Barnegat Township.

The municipality that sits between Stafford and Ocean continues to bear the aftereffects of a rather undignified and seemingly undeserved ...

Morris School District Superintendent: 'We should prepare for the possibility of increase closures with little warning"

MORRISOWN, NJ - Morris School District Mackey Pendergrast sent an email to the Morristown school community on Friday morning, October 30.

Pendergrast said that "collaboratively constructed plans along with the extraordinary work of teachers, counselors, and staff and the ongoing resilience of the entire district community have helped us stay the course in these difficult times. I am very ...

Fair Lawn Schools Continue In-Person Learning, All Remote Learning Rumor Not True: Superintendent

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Schools will remain open on a hybrid schedule, according to school superintendent Nicholas Norcia, who responded to an inaccurate post on Facebook this afternoon stating schools were going to all remote learning until January.

"Earlier this afternoon, someone decided to post inaccurate information on several Fair Lawn Facebook Groups, that our schools will be closing until ...

Bayonne Police Visit High School Students

BAYONNE, NJ - Criminal Justice students in Ms. Mauri’s Bayonne High School class were visited by members of the Bayonne Police Department Wednesday.

The visit, according to Daniel Ward, Director of Social Studies and Education Media Services, included Chief Geisler, Captain Wilgus, Sergeant Rhodes, and Detective Morales, and was over Zoom where the students have been learning since ...

Union Catholic Inducts 119 Students Into National Honor Society

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic proudly inducted 119 students into the National Honor Society during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday night.

After the opening prayer by Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, and opening remarks by National Honor Society Advisor Ms. Patty Nuwer '01, senior inductees Rajit Sharma, Tommy Armstrong, Karen Melendez, and Sabrina Mayor all ...

Superintendent Scott Feder Puts an End to Conversation on Screen Time and Scheduling

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - At last night’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Scott Feder addressed a viral online petition asking the South Brunswick School District to adjust the school schedule and reduce screen time for remote learning. Feder said that he has read the petition, along with the heated debates on Facebook, and claimed that there was nothing that the board could do ...

West Orange High School Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

WEST ORANGE. NJ — West Orange High School has announced that one student has been named a semifinalist and four students have received Letters of Commendation in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Criteria for recognition is based on outstanding performance on the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in 2019. 

Andrew Gart has qualified as a ...

Watchung Hills Approves Superintendent Leave Plan

 

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education has approved an Acting Superintendent  and an Interim Director of Human Resources and Professional Development from early December through the end of March while Superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Jewett is on maternity leave.

 

Board president Rita Barone wrote:

 

Dear WHRHS Learning Community,

I am ...

Glen Rock High School Announces September Students of the Month

Glen Rock High School is happy to announce September Students of the Month.

Scholar Athlete:  Ty Scherer

Citizenship: Connor Cunningham

And the list below as well:

 




Pre-Engineering


Dworkin, Danielle


9




Physical Education


Cedric Berrouet


12




Social ...

57d8207e3e4a4f15c400cb4f
504cb7376061270b5e000034
504cb7376061270b5e000034
504cb7376061270b5e000034

Union County’s Warinanco Park Receives TLC from Kean Students

October 30, 2020

A group of students from the Center for Leadership and Service at Kean University participated in Union County’s Adopt-a-Park program and spent hours last week removing invasive plants, pruning vegetation, and picking up trash in and around the Warinanco shoreline restoration project at the lake in Warinanco Park.

The students wore masks and observed COVID-19 protocols while working, as ...

504cb7376061270b5e000034
504cb7376061270b5e000044
504cb7376061270b5e000044
504cb7376061270b5e000044
504cb7376061270b5e000044
504cb7376061270b5e000043
504cb7376061270b5e000043
504cb7376061270b5e000043

Upcoming Events

Fri, October 30, 12:00 PM

Soccer Centers, Somerset

Education & Sports Program | Grades 2-7

Education Sports

Carousel_image_407a34ea8f5f0ef6a3e3_bubbles-mobile-halloween-parade-eblast

Sat, October 31, 9:30 AM

The Learning Experience Hillsborough, Hillsborough

Bubbles Mobile Halloween Parade

Education

504cb7376061270b5e000043
504cb7376061270b5e000033
504cb7376061270b5e000033
504cb7376061270b5e000033

Parents, Educators Deserve COVID-19 Transparency

October 30, 2020

As we enter the final weeks of the first marking period in schools throughout Somerset County, one thing is clear:  We are not much better off than we were when the school year began. COVID-19 cases are back on the rise, and New Jersey is quickly finding itself on the brink of a potential second wave.

Many will recall that August was a time when districts were scrambling to ...

504cb7376061270b5e000033