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Newest Long Hill Preschool Focuses on Healthy Environment for Children; The Goddard School in Long Hill installing state-of-the-art sanitizing equipment

November 5, 2018

LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Goddard School located in Long Hill Township plans to install a state-of-the-art sanitization cabinet to ensure faculty members can effectively sanitize toys and other objects used by children to help keep classrooms as germ free as possible.

Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School located in Long Hill, are opening the newest preschool ...

A Rotating School Day Schedule at Ridge: The Devil is in the Details

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township school leaders decided Monday to inch ahead in exploring how a rotating drop schedule might work at Ridge High School.

The board authorized hiring Elliot Merenbloom, based in Maryland, to study the school’s schedule and facility and suggest how the school could rearrange the day’s schedule to have fewer, but longer, class periods in a ...

Bernards Township Math Supervisor Tara Bowman to Retire

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Districtwide math supervisor Tara Bowman has given her retirement notice to the school district.

Superintendent Nick Markarian said Monday night he was sad when he heard the news that the teacher and supervisor for 30 years will be leaving at the end of the school year.

“She’s awesome,” said Markarian, noting that Bowman has held several ...

Bernards Board of Education Candidates Speak Out Before Nov. 6 Election

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Election Day, Bernards Township residents are reminded that there is also a vote for members of the school board on the ballot.

Their names will be found at the bottom of the ballot, below the candidates running for U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, county Freeholder and local Township Committee, and the statewide ballot question.

Three members are ...

Ridge HS Graduate Gets Scholarship From Somerset Hills YMCA

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset Hills YMCA awarded scholarships to four local high school students, including a graduate from Ridge High School, recognition of their "leadership, academic excellence and service to the community."

Dylan Wachenfeld of Basking Ridge, a member of Ridge's Class of 2018, received the Tannenbaum Family Scholarship. This award is given to a student who ...

William Annin Middle School Teachers Get Child Care Leaves Approved by BOE

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Child care leaves were granted to four William Annin Middle School teachers at the Oct. 8 Bernards Township Board of Education meeting.

Given time off were special education teachers Caitlin Annese and Melanie Turtur, and science teachers Emily Mele and Evona Panycia.

Child care leave was also extended to Michelle Kagel-Eskow, a music ...

Bernards Township Errs in Reporting Business Administrator's Merit Pay Figure

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township’s Board of Education says there was an error on the Oct. 8 agenda that misstated the merit bonus that School Business Administrator Rod McLaughlin could realize if he successfully oversees installation of safety projects at Ridge High School.

The Board of Education set the goals, adhering to a contract obligation, but the percentage increase on ...

Ridge HS Mock Trial Club Members Asks School Board to Retain Advisors

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Five students asked the Board of Education Monday, Oct. 8 for help in retaining their two staff advisors for the school’s mock trial club

Student Rohan Kapur said the advisors, named as Heidi Fox and Steve Kohut, were considering stepping down because the amount of money they receive falls short of the hours and obligation they invest. He asked why the club ...

Ridge H.S. Safety Projects Could Net Business Administrator Big $$ Bonuses

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township School Business Administrator Rod McLaughlin could realize a merit bonus of up to 6.66 percent of his base annual salary if he successfully oversees installation of safety projects at Ridge High School.

The Board of Education set the goals, adhering to a contract obligation, at its Oct. 8 meeting.

His base salary is $179,225, so the maximum merit ...

John Kerry Coming to Ridge High School Friday to Campaign for Malinowski

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Former Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear for Democrat Congressional candidate Thomas Malinowski from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School.

Granting of use of the Ridge High School auditorium for a Democratic political event was explained by the Bernards Township Board of Education attorney at ...


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The Goddard School Will Host Coffee Conversation

November 5, 2018


Families, please join The Goddard School for one last Coffee and Conversation on Monday Nov. 12 at Panera Bread in Gillette.  

We will be offering on-site registration and enrolling students.