Program For Ridge Students With Emotional and Behavioral Problems Approved by School Board

June 21, 2017

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Effective School Solutions, a program that aims to keep troubled students in their home school district, has been appointed by the Board of Education to begin working with students at Ridge High School next fall.

ESS, which already operates in 58 schools in New Jersey and Connecticut, has a proven record of cutting absences in half, increasing grades, and keeping ...

Kent Place School Graduates Basking Ridge Residents at 123rd Commencement

SUMMIT, NJ - On Sunday, June 4, the Class of 2017 graduated at the 123rd Kent Place School commencement in Summit. Among the 71 members of the Class of 2017 are (pictured left to right) Julia Mustaro, Sabrina Pichamuthu, Anna Moskow and Julia Cozine of Basking Ridge.

Julia Cozine graduated as a two-year member of the Kent Place Cum Laude Society.

Bernards School Officials to Parents: School 'Climate' Surveys Due Monday, June 26

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Township school parents have until next Monday, June 26, to submit an online survey about individual school "climates" -- seeking input on such factors as length of the school day and relationships with teachers -- that will be used in setting future Board of Education goals.

The reminder was issued at Monday's Board of Education meeting, and in an email sent ...

Recognizing 2017 Retirees Leaving Bernards Schools on Monday's Meeting Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Recognition of the school employees and officials who are retiring this year -- including Ridge High School Principal Frank Howlett -- is on the agenda of Monday night's Board of Education meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.

Howlett, who participated in his last graduation ceremony on Friday, joined the students in tossing a ...

Basking Ridge Graduates Among More Than 150 Students To Graduate From County Vo-Tech

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A total of 161 students graduated Wednesday from the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in 17 different vocational programs, ranging from automotive technology to the performing arts.

The Career and Technical Education Valedictorian for the class of 2017 is graphic communications student Daria Marini, of Bridgewater, and the Career and Technical ...

Ridge Graduation Exercises for the Class of 2017 Bids Farewell to the Largest Class in Ridge History

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Class of 2017 reached the milestone of graduation this week when on Friday night 488 students were awarded a diploma from Ridge High School. This years class was the largest graduating class in Ridge's History.

Along with photos taken by proud parents and media, the graduation was also simulcast live.

The three student speakers, Thomas Martinson, Timothy ...

It's Magic: Kickoff of Summer Reading Program at Bernards Library Next Tuesday

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - A presentation by magician Simon Mandal will be the kickoff event for the summer reading program at the Bernards Township Library next Tuesday evening.

Magician Mandal will present a show to mystify and delight, "featuring dazzling magic with hilarious family-friendly comedy," the library said in its invitation to all.

The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. to ...

Next Friday's Ridge Graduation (Principal Howlett's Last) to be Livestreamed

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 2017 Ridge High School graduation ceremony scheduled for next Friday, June 16, will once again be broadcast in its entirety via streaming video in real time, Ridge Principal Frank Howlett said in a special Friday Folder email to parents.

This will be the last Ridge graduation for Howlett, who has been principal at Ridge since 2006 and is retiring at the end of ...

Book 'Oak Tree Project' by Bernards Students to Debut at June 8 Reception

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The inaugural release of the book of "The Historic Basking Ridge Oak Tree Project," a book compiled from tributes to the oak tree by township students, will be available on Thursday, June 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Tree Views Essay Reception at the historic Brick Academy, 18 W. Oak Street, Basking Ridge. The ...

Weather Can't Dampen the Basking Ridge Memorial Day Parade and Dedication Ceremony in Liberty Corner (More Photos)

LIBERTY CORNER, NJ- Rainy weather failed to dampen the Memorial Day Parade and dedication ceremony in the Liberty Corner section of Bernards Township. 

Liberty Corner Fire Chief Kenneth White acknowledged that he couldn't control the rain - but he noted that showing up to honor fallen veterans was "a small price to pay compared to those who gave the ultimate ...

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Lance Announces Appointments of 15 Students, Including Basking Ridge Residents, To U.S. Service Academies

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07 on Wednesday proudly announced the Seventh Congressional District students who were nominated and appointed into the Unites States Service Academies, including several from Basking Ridge.  

Lance and a board of local veterans reviewed applications for nomination to the five Service Academies of the United States: The Air ...