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Bernards Board of Ed to Meet Monday: Technology and Mental Health Issues on Agenda

January 21, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Updates from school officials on the school district's Technology Steering Committee, and also trends in mental health from the past school year are on the Bernards Board of Education's agenda for this Monday, Jan. 23.

The public portion of meeting, for which the agenda is posted online, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the William Annin Middle School, 70 ...

Basking Ridge Student Asks School District to Prioritize Counseling For Students, Bolster Suicide Prevention Efforts

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A high school sophomore who lives in Basking Ridge - but doesn't attend Ridge High School - nevertheless attended this month's first Board of Education with a request that the school take steps to prioritize counseling for student mental health issues, particularly thoughts of suicide.

The student, who gave her name as Angelica, urged the board at its Jan.

Schools Remember King on MLK Day, Even as Town Offices, Library Were Closed [Update]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township municipal offices were closed Monday, Jan. 16, a federal holiday. The Bernards Township Library also was closed "in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day."

Bernards Township Schools, however, remained open on the holiday. 

As is traditional, the eighth grade at the William Annin Middle School gathered at an ...

Celebrating Winter With the Ridge Choral Choir (Photos)

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Winter can seem like an awful long season, but the Ridge Choral Choir, led by Director Barbara Retzko, started off the season with song and style.

The Ridge Winter Choral Concert filled the high school's Performing Arts Center a few days before students and staff left for the winter holidays. Here are a few scenes from that event, in case you missed it. (But there's ...

Two School Board Members Sworn into New Terms; Mike Byrne to Be Sworn In Later [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two of three board members re-elected to full three-year terms on the Board of Education were sworn in on Jan. 3 at the board's reorganization meeting. Board member Michael Byrne, who was also re-elected in November, was not at the meeting.

However, Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said Byrne will be sworn into his new term either at the next school board ...

Time to Get Things in Order to Register Your Child for 2017-18 Kindergarten

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The districtwide date to register your child for kindergarten classes starting this fall is coming up early in February - but you'll need time to get paperwork in order beforehand.

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held on Thursday, February 2, at Cedar Hill, Liberty Corner, Mount Prospect Schools and at Oak Street ...

Basking Ridge Looks Back and Ahead at the New Year

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Celebrity deaths weren't the only departures to make headlines in 2016: This past year, Basking Ridge lost what was the township's most famous occupant, ever. 

The township's historic white oak tree, believed to be about 600 years old, started out last spring with fewer than usual buds and leaves. But the tree's tenders at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian ...

Bernards School Board Incumbents to be Sworn in At Reorganization Next Week

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Three incumbent board members will be sworn into new three-year terms at the township Board of Education meeting scheduled for next week. Board member Michael Byrne, the longest-serving township board member, will be sworn in along with Karen Gray and Rhonda Dunten, who will be sworn into their first full terms on the school board.

The board's reorganization meeting is ...

Bernards Township Offices Closed Monday; Pill Hill Recycling & Library Open New Year's Eve Day

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Library, municipal offices, and township schools will all remain closed on Monday, Jan. 2, the day after New Year's Day. But you still have time to take care of (at least some) business through New Year's Eve.

Unlike on the day prior to Christmas and Hanukkah Eve, Bernards Township offices will be open for a full day on Friday, Dec. 30.

Bernards School Board to be Seeking Candidates for New Ridge Principal Into January

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards school district has already received multiple applications for a new principal at Ridge High School to replace Frank Howlett, due to retire next June, and expects to continue advertising for applicants well into January, school officials said.

After that, the board will begin the process of going through those applications received, school officials said at the ...

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Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Winter Open House January 21

January 11, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host a Winter Open House on Saturday, January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Performing Arts School located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights.

 

Come witness the world-class instruction with experienced, passionate teachers that has garnered ...

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Winter Open House January 21

January 11, 2017

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) will host a Winter Open House on Saturday, January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Performing Arts School located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights.

 

Come witness the world-class instruction with experienced, passionate teachers that has garnered ...