Education

May 25, 2020

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Jane Costa, longtime principal of Oak Street Elementary School, tendered her retirement as of Aug. 31. The school is one of four K-5 buildings in Bernards Township. The Bernards Township Board of Education accepted the notice on May 18. Starting July 1, her annual salary ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ _ So the public doesn't have to miss it, this year's Ridge High School art and photography exhibit at the Farmstead Arts has been placed online. The exhibit, "Word Play," will remain posted on the Farmstead Arts website through the end of June. Ridge High School has held an ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Nick Markarian has agreed to remain as Bernards Township Superintendent of Schools for another five years. The Board of Education approved Monday a pact effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025, at an initial annual salary of $216,798. His current base salary is ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Nick Markarian has agreed to remain as Bernards Township Superintendent of Schools for another five years. The Board of Education approved Monday a pact effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025, at an initial annual salary of $216,798. His current base salary is ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An "appropriate celebration" is being planned for the scheduled June 18 graduation of the Ridge High School Class of 2020, with additional information on what will be permitted expected in the next few days, Acting Ridge Principal Karen Hudock informed Ridge seniors and their ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Three retirement notices were accepted by the Bernards Township Board of Education in April and May meetings. The board accepted the retirements of: -- Susan Kennedy, a math teacher at Ridge High School, as of June 30. -- Frank Biraghi, a districtwide information ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township school leaders are continuing work on plans for a renovated kitchen and cafeteria at Ridge High School, but some residents are urging the board to hit the pause button on the project. The Board of Education has heard questions at the last two “virtual” ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- A group of parents of Ridge High School seniors are circulating a petition to the New Jersey Department of Education requesting permission to hold an in-person graduation ceremony next month while adhering to current social distancing guidelines in effect because of the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township schools will lay off the equivalent of 11 fulltime positions in the next school year. On May 4, the school board adopted a $107 million budget with a reduction in force of the equivalent of 11 fulltime positions. The move was made “for reasons of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township educators learned Monday that schools statewide will remain closed for the rest of the school year. But little else is clear, Superintendent Nick Markarian said in the live streamed broadcast of Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. The district ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Throughout our forty year history, The Albrook School has been a close-knit community. This was clearly evident during this difficult time through a remote learning lesson entitled: Not All Heroes Wear Capes shared by Mrs. Delia, one of Albrook’s preschool teachers. The Albrook ...

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Girl Scout Creates an Inspirational Program for Transitioning Students BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be challenging. We’ve all been there. In the blink of an eye, students go from being the top dog in their schools to being at the bottom rung of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Comments and questions about the upcoming year’s budget for schools will have to be directed electronically when the Bernards Township Board of Education meets “virtually” to adopt the spending plan Monday night. The school board has introduced a $107 million budget that ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Due to the current COVID-19 closure of Bernards Township schools, kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year registration will be completed online. When school reopens, the district will send parents information about follow-up registration requirements, according ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Unless the municipality can delay its scheduled tax payments to the Bernards school district and Somerset County, quarterly property tax bills will still be due on May 1, despite Gov. Murphy's executive order allowing towns the option of extending a grace period to June 1, the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- More than 90 percent of Bernards Township parents and students are satisfied so far with the distance learning that has replaced days in the school building, according to a survey being conducted by the district. The school sent out the computerized survey before the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On the morning of Friday April 17th, a car parade of ninety cars filled with students, parents and teachers cruised past Ms. Anita Albers’ Basking Ridge home to celebrate her 91st birthday. Albers, one of the founders of The Albrook School in Basking Ridge, was surprised to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- School buildings may be closed, but Bernards Township leaders have advanced two projects foreseen to open in the fall of 2021. One is the $2.9 million rebuilding of the kitchen and cafeteria at Ridge High School. The other would improve science rooms at William Annin Middle ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2020 Best High Schools list, which includes rankings for the state of New Jersey and nationally. Ridge High School was rated No. 21 in New Jersey. It was ranked 65th among all schools in the New York Metropolitan ...

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STIRLING, NJ - The Goddard School of Long Hill, located at 57 Plainfield Road in Stirling, held a Recycled Runway Challenge in celebration of Earth Day. The children showed off their creations during a Virtual Zoom Meeting, showcasing their creative ensembles made of bubble wrap, newspaper, ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards Township school district is reaching out online to survey parents, students and staff to ask how virtual educational programs are going as the district prepares for its next phase of distance learning. The survey for parents is here, and begins by asking ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards Township Board of Education approved a second donation of medical personal protective items on Monday night, April 16. The board approved the donation of rubber gloves to area health care institutions and the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management.

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Two districtwide academic supervisors will be pitching in as acting assistant principals at the Bernards Township middle school for the rest of the school year. The Board of Education has authorized paying Michael Fackelman and Kathy Stotler $30 per day from March 9 ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Ishita Goel and Sindhu Nagarakanti are a pair of enterprising Ridge High School students who have made productive use of the school district's extending distance-learning period precipitated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The two juniors have launched the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township students have started a more rigorous phase of school learning from home during the COVID-19 crisis. The plan for “distance learning” using the computer and internet will involve two major changes, said Kristin Fox, assistant superintendent for ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Responding to calls for help, the Bernards Township Board of Education approved the donation of medical suppliers on Monday night, March 30. The items will come from school items in surplus.  The items include assorted surgical masks, N95 masks, other masks, safety goggles, ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Two-thirds of the increase in next year’s Bernards Township school budget will go to salary line items. As proposed, the total budget would increase by about $2 million, and keep all current school programs intact, even with expectations that student enrollment will ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The next three meetings of the Bernards Township Board of Education will be held electronically. That includes the one scheduled for 7 p.m. next Monday, March 30. To “attend,” a person may go to the district website at bernardsboe.com and click on the link. The agenda ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- School board members in their scattered homes around Bernards Township gathered electronically Monday night to hold a “virtual,” but official, Board of Education meeting. The historic 90-minute Board of Education session was just one precaution being taken to counter ...

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STIRLING, NJ - What started off as friendly competition between the classrooms at The Goddard School of Long Hill turned into a much-needed donation of food for SAGE Eldercare's Portable Pantry,  Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School of Long Hill, had each of the classrooms ...

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