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Proposal to Add MLK Day to School Calendar on Monday School Board Agenda

February 25, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Feb. 27 agenda for the next Bernards Board of Education meeting, scheduled to be held Monday at Ridge High School, includes a proposal to revise next year's school calendar. The motion follows a lengthy discussion at the last school board meeting on whether to add the federal Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday as a day off in January ...

Ridge HS Drama Club's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Makes Debut, Runs Through Sat., Feb. 25

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Drama Club at Ridge High School is presenting their version of the long-running Broadway music, “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend. The student production debuted on Thursday, Feb. 23, and will again be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25 at the Ridge Performing Arts Center (PAC), 268 S. Finley ...

Basking Ridge Residents Among Mentors Saluted by Summit's Student/Partner Alliance

SUMMIT, NJ - Student / Partner Alliance (S/PA), the Summit-based non-profit organization with a mission of support inner-city high school students in New Jersey with private school tuition assistance and mentoring to increase their chances for college admission and scholarships, recently gathered more than 250 students and their family members, mentors and other ...

Bernards Offices Closed, Township Schools Begin Mid-Winter Break on Monday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents' Day. Township students will also begin the first official day of their mid-winter vacation.

Students are also scheduled to be off from school on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and to return to local classrooms on Wednesday, Feb. 22. 

The Bernards Township Library will also be ...

Bernards School Officials Looking For Best Way to Add M.L. King, Jr. Holiday to Next Year's Calendar

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It's been a potential school holiday discussed by a long succession of Board of Education members as well as by the public, tentatively placed on school calendars, and then definitely for the 2012-13 calendar - but then, Hurricane Sandy closed weeks for two weeks in 2012, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday was one of the scheduled days off ...

Five Finalists for New Ridge HS Principal to Be Interviewed Next Week By Bernards School Committee

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Five finalist applicants for the position of the next principal at Ridge High School are due to be interviewed next week by a committee made up of school officials, teachers, school administrators, and parent representatives, the Bernards Board of Education was told on Monday night.

Two of the five candidates are already employed within the Bernards Township school ...

William Annin Middle School MathCounts Team Wins Regional Competition

BASKING RIDGE,NJ- The William Annin Middle School (WAMS) MathCounts team won First Place in the Mercer County Regional MathCounts Chapter Competition held at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor on Feb. 4. The team members of Lucas Chen, Kevin Cong, Daniel Xia and Allan Zhang competed with the best math students from around 22 schools in Mercer, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties and ...

School Board to Meet Monday; Teacher Appointments, Resignation, Child Care Leave on Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Board of Education's first meeting of the month is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at the William Annin Middle School, and the agenda is posted online.

The agenda includes the hiring of four elementary school teachers, three of them at the Mount Prospect School. In addition, a Ridge High School science teacher is listed as seeking child care leave ...

Ridge Artists Standout at 31st Annual Invitational Art Show of the National Art Honor Society in Mt. Olive

MT. OLIVE, NJ- Ten Ridge High School students were invited to display their artwork along with 13 other area high schools at Mount Olive High School's 31st Annual Invitational Art Show of the National Art Honor Society. The display and a reception took place on Tuesday night.

The judges for the event were comprised of the six various art schools that not only ...

Some Photos from Thursday's Snowfall, When Bernards Schools and Many Other Places Called 'Snow Day'

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - [Update] Spring weather leapfrogged back to the chill of winter on Thursday - with Thursday night's temperatures in Basking Ridge due to drop to about 14 degrees overnight, with a chilly high of 29 degrees predicted for Friday by the National Weather Service.

A chance of snow was predicted for Friday night, but with little or no accumulation.

Temperatures in the ...

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Free College Planning Seminars Announced

February 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rana Slosberg, of Slosberg College Solutions LLC, will present two free college planning seminars in March 2017 at the Somerset County Business Partnership, 360 Grove Street, Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The first seminar, “Finding Colleges That Fit You,” is for high school students and their parents and will be presented on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 3:30 to 4:45 ...