Education

January 20, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards School officials have revised the school day schedule for Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, because of weather setting a two-hour delayed opening of 10 a.m. for Ridge High School and the William Annin Middle School, and 10:45 a.m. at the district's ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center. The movie is part of a widespread effort ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Offices at town hall, the Bernards Township Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, to recognize the federal holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  Bernards Township Schools will have an abbreviated day, with the original day off changed to a make-up ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The resignation of Terilyn Lahey, a special education teacher at Mount Prospect School, was accepted, effective Feb. 17, by the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Jan. 7. The board also accepted the resignation of Marianne Shuster, a school aide at Liberty ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Bernards Township schools have dumped the Aspen information system, as of next September. The district will change the computerized way it communicates between students, parents, teachers and administration at Ridge High and William Annin Middle schools. The Board of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Leaders of the Bernards Township Board of Education were re-elected Monday night. Robin McKeon was chosen president and Karen Gray as vice-president, both for a second straight year, without opposition. Suzanne Skalski Schafer, of Dawn Drive, was sworn in to her first ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Even residents who may not have heard of June O. Kennedy, who fulfilled many roles as a presenter of the township's rich history for many decades, have probably learned something about their Basking Ridge heritage thanks to Mrs. Kennedy's extensive research. The former ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ _ A traditional event for students in the Somerset Hills area, the 16th annual  GFWC Junior Woman's Club of the Somerset Hills Spelling Bee is signing up participants for this year's event, scheduled for Jan. 23 (Jan. 30 snow date). The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)'s ...

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Exciting opportunity for students to intern with Professional Sports Journalists NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Berkeley Aquatic Club and Swimming World Magazine, an international swimming publication and leading swimming website, are providing journalism, photography and videographer opportunities to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Board of Education accepted one teacher resignation and appointed four others at its meeting Monday, Dec. 17. Ashley Roberts resigned as special education/ABA teacher at Ridge High School, effective Feb. 10. The board appointed: -- Patricia Craig ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- More than 20 students told the Board of Education on Monday night they objected to the dropping of an elementary school chamber orchestra program. They want it back. The seven-year-old program within the school day was crowded out this school year by the workload of the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Progress is being made to a possible solution to allow runners quicker access to the Ridge High School track following winter snowstorms. Bernards Township Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said Monday night (Dec. 17) that a snow blower, tractor and tarpaulin cover for ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Bernards Township Board of Education thanked Beverly Darvin Cwerner and offered praise for her Monday at her last meeting after 10 years as a member of the board . Cwerner did not seek another term after serving since 2009. Board President Robin McKeon, noting ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As at some companies, municipal offices and township schools will close early on Friday to get a jump on the Christmas and winter holiday, which this year also includes days off for both the township and school on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, as well as Dec. 25. All township ...

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Local Couple Fulfilling Dream of Opening a Preschool  LONG HILL, NJ (Dec. 21, 2018) – Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of the newest The Goddard School in Long Hill, NJ, are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of opening a preschool. After spending more than 10 years working on Wall ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Ridge High School lacks the classroom and cafeteria space to allow a revised schedule to be implemented now. Elliot Merenbloom, a former educator in Maryland and an expert in school scheduling, told the Bernards Township Board of Education on Thursday night that the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bernards Township school board on Thursday, Dec. 13 will hear an expert’s thoughts on how a different classroom schedule might work at Ridge High School. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at William Annin Middle School on Quincy Road. The board will hear Elliot ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Rumors and comments on social media that a Ridge High School student was planning a violent attack of some kind at the school on Thursday, Dec. 6 were dismissed by Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian as "inaccurate," with the added emphasis that "the associated rumors you may ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Administrators increasingly tried using community service activities instead of out-of-school suspensions for student conduct offenses at Ridge High School, the Bernards Township Board of Education was told Nov. 26. The board heard district administrators summarize school ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Students at Bernards Township schools have long had a tradition of starting their school year after Labor Day, and a future school calendar being considered for the 2021-22 school year would continue that practice if approved by the Bernards Township Board of Education. At ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two Speech Department changes were approved Monday night, Nov. 26, by the Bernards Township Board of Education. Susan Lieb said she would retire as a speech language specialist at Mount Prospect School, effective Jan. 31, 2019, and Andrea Azevedo resigned as a speech ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Continued emphasis and expansion in the areas of student mental health and self-awareness were described to the Bernards Township Board of Education at its Nov. 12 meeting. The board has made it a priority to build awareness with teens and staff in response to ...

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SOMERSET HILLS, NJ _ Town Hall offices in Bernards, Bernardsville, Bedminster and throughout the Somerset Hills will be closed this coming Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving weekend, along with local school districts. The Bernards Township Library, the Clarence Dillon Public Library in ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Somerset County’s first Trail Life USA Scout Troop for young men K-12 has been chartered and Somerset Hills Baptist Church (SHBC), 510 Mt. Airy Rd., Basking Ridge will be the HQ for the new Troop, NJ-2717. An Open House/Interest and Sign-Up Meeting will take place at SHBC, ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Successful fall boys’ soccer and cross country teams at William Annin Middle School had their moment in the spotlight Monday, Nov. 12, when they were presented in front of the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting audience. The cross country team was undefeated in ...

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LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Goddard School located in Long Hill Township plans to install a state-of-the-art sanitization cabinet to ensure faculty members can effectively sanitize toys and other objects used by children to help keep classrooms as germ free as possible. Sumara and Imran Ahmad, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township school leaders decided Monday to inch ahead in exploring how a rotating drop schedule might work at Ridge High School. The board authorized hiring Elliot Merenbloom, based in Maryland, to study the school’s schedule and facility and suggest how the school ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Districtwide math supervisor Tara Bowman has given her retirement notice to the school district. Superintendent Nick Markarian said Monday night he was sad when he heard the news that the teacher and supervisor for 30 years will be leaving at the end of the school ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Election Day, Bernards Township residents are reminded that there is also a vote for members of the school board on the ballot. Their names will be found at the bottom of the ballot, below the candidates running for U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, county ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset Hills YMCA awarded scholarships to four local high school students, including a graduate from Ridge High School, recognition of their "leadership, academic excellence and service to the community." Dylan Wachenfeld of Basking Ridge, a member of Ridge's Class of ...

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