Education

November 5, 2018

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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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Child care leaves were granted to four William Annin Middle School teachers at the Oct. 8 Bernards Township Board of Education meeting. Given time off were special education teachers Caitlin Annese and Melanie Turtur, and science teachers Emily Mele and Evona ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township’s Board of Education says there was an error on the Oct. 8 agenda that misstated the merit bonus that School Business Administrator Rod McLaughlin could realize if he successfully oversees installation of safety projects at Ridge High School. The Board ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Five students asked the Board of Education Monday, Oct. 8 for help in retaining their two staff advisors for the school’s mock trial club Student Rohan Kapur said the advisors, named as Heidi Fox and Steve Kohut, were considering stepping down because the amount of money ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township School Business Administrator Rod McLaughlin could realize a merit bonus of up to 6.66 percent of his base annual salary if he successfully oversees installation of safety projects at Ridge High School. The Board of Education set the goals, adhering to a ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Former Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear for Democrat Congressional candidate Thomas Malinowski from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School. Granting of use of the Ridge High School auditorium for a ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Volunteers help spur athletic programs in Bernards Township schools. On July 23, the Bernards Township Board of Education approved 33 volunteers to help at the high and middle schools for the 2018-19 school year. Nineteen people are volunteering at Ridge High School.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A presentation on the school district's PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test scores is scheduled for Monday's Board of Education meeting. The agenda is posted online for the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A retired Bernards Township police officer was hired by the Bernards Township Committee this week as the first special officer who will be assigned to handle security in township schools. Former Bernards police officer Dan Snyder, who retired from the township force in the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Want to have a hand in shaping the future of the Bernards Township school district? Every segment of the township -- community members, students, teachers and administrators – is invited to join a series of three meetings over the next several weeks to brainstorm to share ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Total enrollment on opening day of school was down about 2 percent from last September, Superintendent Nick Markarian told the Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. District numbers showed 5,322 in schools. The number was 105 fewer than in September 2017, he ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Nine instructional aides were appointed by the Bernards Township Board of Education at its meeting Monday, Sept. 17. Hired to help teachers in the classroom were: -- Nazan Bulca and Alpha Hamann at Liberty Corner School; -- Michele Ivarone and Mary Walker at Ridge ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Security moves are moving apace at Bernards Township schools, Superintendent Nick Markarian said after the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, Sept, 17. The board hired Sean Kiernan as high school campus monitor at $21 per hour for five hours per day, filling the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Some progress was made Monday night toward a possible solution that would allow runners quicker access to the Ridge High School track following winter snowstorms. Bernards Township school board members, in a straw vote, authorized the administration to see what could be ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township school board members voted Monday on administrative and teaching personnel slots for the upcoming school year. Kristin Fox was named assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, at an annual salary of $151,500. She had been ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Recently retired Bernards Township police officer Hank Werner was appointed to the newly created job of director of school and campus safety by the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday night, Aug. 27. Werner, who worked 24 years as a patrol officer on the local ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township school board members on Monday discussed buying a covering for the Ridge High School track and a snow blower to allow quicker access to the running facility following winter snowstorms. A custom-fit covering might cost about $15,000 to $16,000, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A report on long-term facilities planning, as well as consideration of an agreement to share responsibility with the municipality for special law enforcement officers trained in school security, are among the items on Monday night's agenda for the Board of Education ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the ...

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BERNARDS, NJ - Longtime Bernards Township Board of Education member Beverly Darvin Cwerner won’t be a candidate for re-election. A former board president, she is chair of personnel committee this year. She has been on the board since 2009. Four people have filed and will be on the Nov. 5 ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A program designed to deal with emotionally challenged youngsters is keeping more than a dozen students in classes at Ridge High School, instead of being educated outside the district. Gerard Barone, executive director of Effective School Solutions, based in Summit, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education is having a soft summer opening this month. TAPinto Basking Ridge sat down with the owner, Walker Jackson, to find out more about his business. What made you decide to open a location here? Walker: I guess my first thought is “why not?” Every time I drive ...

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