Education

May 10, 2021

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — There’s an opening on the Bernards Township Board of Education, and applications to be considered are being accepted. Letters of interest must be received by Friday, May 14. Karen Richman, who has served seven and one-half years, announced she will resign effective May ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Retirements for longtime staffers were accepted by the Bernards Township Board of Education in its April 26 and May 3 meetings. Notices were received from: Debbie Karuppan, school nurse at William Annin Middle School; Cindy Mastrian, a kindergarten teacher at ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Declining enrollment will mean a smaller teaching staff for the 2021-22 school year in Bernards Township, according to the budget passed Monday night. The adopted $103.2 million budget shows a reduction of the equivalent of 22 fulltime positions. Of those, 17 will be in ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bernards Township Board of Education members will hear about staffing and projected tax effects before they vote on the 2021-22 school budget on Monday night. The $103.2 million spending plan is buffeted by out-of-the ordinary factors, like higher costs for state-mandated ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Ridge High School Class of '22 will be raising funds by holding a collection of clothing and other apparel items, as well as other items for children and household goods during May. The items to be collected include clothing for men, women and children, accessories (e.g., ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — After months of pressure to reopen schools more completely, Bernards Township Board of Education members heard pleas Monday night to stick with the half-day schedule. For the first time since the COVID-19 virus forced schools to close in March 2020, students would be in ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Tearfully, Karen Richman announced she will resign from the Bernards Township Board of Education, effective May 24. She said at the end of Monday’s livestreamed meeting that she would be moving out of the district. She said it had been her pleasure to have served seven ...

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SCRANTON, Pa. -- Nine residents of Basking Ridge were among more than 1,800 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2020 fall semester.  The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a ...

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LIBERTY CORNER, NJ — The Liberty Corner School Parent Teacher Organization (LCS PTO) has announced the completion of an outdoor project that had been years in the making. The project includes the installation of a new eight-bay swing set and a modern sculptural play system, the Level X, which ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bernards Township schools should be open as normal on Thursday following two days of internet connectivity problems that forced the closure of the middle and high schools. Superintendent Nick Markarian said by email Tuesday afternoon that it was “looking good for ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Due to the ongoing internet outage in the Bernards Township school district, Ridge High School and William Annin Middle School will hold all-remote instruction for all students on Monday and Tuesday, April 19 and 20.  The only exception at both schools will be self-contained ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Reorganization of some jobs in the district business office were approved April 5 by the Bernards Township Board of Education. The board abolished the post of assistant business administrator, which will come vacant at the end of the month. Instead, the board appointed ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Justin Li, a senior at Pingry High School and a Basking Ridge resident, recently was awarded the top honor in the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest running and most prestigious recognition and scholarship program for creative teens in ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Most Bernards Township students would be in school buildings for a full five days a week starting May 3, under a plan presented Monday night to the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Diane Reilly, a teacher of Spanish at William Annin Middle School, had her retirement notice accepted March 22 by the Bernards Township Board Education. It will be effective June 30. The board also accepted resignations of Chet Lawson, an instructional aide at Ridge High ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Unusual times challenged the making of the Bernards Township school district budget for 2021-22. The district faces higher costs for state-mandated health benefits plans for employees, reimbursement for pandemic-related expenses and higher wage and benefit costs due to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township municipal offices will close this Friday, April 2, which is Good Friday. So will the Bernards Township Library and the Bernards Township school district _ but the library will be shut for the whole weekend, through Easter Sunday. The Bernards Township ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — All Ridge High School seniors will wear green gowns at graduation ceremonies this June. The school district has opted to end its practice of green robes for boys and white for girls. High school principal Russell Lazovick shared the decision with students in a YouTube video ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bernards Township school administrators are tallying up the latest survey of students who want to receive instruction in school buildings versus those who prefer at-home learning. The district is planning for one more shift in student schedules — and thus the way ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Ridge High School’s speech and forensics team will compete from home this weekend in the virtual New Jersey Speech and Debate League state tournament, but club members can gather in the school’s Performing Arts Center after the event Saturday night. School administrators ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Almost all of 2020 Ridge High School graduates continued their education all around the country, but especially in New Jersey, according to a presentation to the Bernards Township Board of Education on March 8. Nearly 95 percent of the 456 graduates chose to further ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Township children who will be five years old by Oct. 1, 2021, are eligible to be registered online for kindergarten in one of Bernards Township's four elementary schools starting this fall. Instructions for registering for kindergarten are outlined on the Bernards Township ...

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LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Eight residents of Basking Ridge were among the students named to the Dean's List at Bucknell University for the Fall 2020 semester. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. The following students from ...

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YORK, Pa. -- Two residents of Basking Ridge were among the students honored as members of the Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania for the Fall 2020 semester. Brett Locker and Ethan Locker both were named to the Dean's List. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Ridge High School’s highly successful speech and forensics team is awaiting word from school administrators whether it can gather as a team in the school as members compete in the virtual state championships on March 19 and 20. Officers from the club made their request Monday ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Two employees with more than two decades of service had their retirement notices accepted by the township Board of Education on Monday. They are Maryanne Climes, a Special Education teacher at Liberty Corner School, and John Rathgeb, a teacher of Latin at Ridge High ...

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NEW JERSEY - In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township school district is inviting the community to a special presentation and discussion on Thursday evening, "Raising Health Children During Very Challenging Times." Local parents can view the presentation via Zoom videoconferencing from 7 to 8 p.m. on ...

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