Education

December 7, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming. On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – When Mountainside resident Jeane Parker was asked to represent her town on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education six years ago, she said “I had no idea what I was getting into.” Then she attended her first meeting with the board. She said, “I was so intimidated … I came out ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council. Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Doug Reinstein, President of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, has announced that the Board will be seeking input from the community as it embarks on a search for a new Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools. “As you may be aware, the Berkeley Heights Board of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The results of a Berkeley Heights Public Library Survey are in. According to a summary of the results, a total of 504 surveys were completed. Of that number most people, 54 percent, were filled out by people between the ages of 26 and 54 and 45 percent were over the age of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS & MOUNTAINSIDE: It’s hard being a high school student these days, balancing school, sports and the extracurriculars needed to make a well-rounded individual. Kids sometimes don’t enroll in meaningful activities like Scouts because they think they can’t fit into already-hectic ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, November 13th, an assembly regarding vaping was held for all grades at Governor Livingston High School. Speaker Michael DeLeon was featured, discussing the harm of drug and alcohol possession and how dangerously popular vaping has become in recent years. His ...

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On October 29th, members of Governor Livingston The Highlander Newspaper and The Claymore Yearbook attended the Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA) Fall Press Day at Rutgers University on the Busch Campus in Piscataway. The journalists attended workshops led by professionals and met ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions. Stay Safe!

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. There will be no AM Kindergarten or AM Preschool. If there is a need to close school - you will be notified prior to 7:30 AM. Be careful and stay safe!  

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools announced early dismissal for all district schools due to safety concerns regarding the expected inclement weather .   • Governor Livingston High School will close at 12:30 p.m. • Columbia Middle School will close at 12:55 p.m. • All ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 200 colleagues, friends and family members gathered at the Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights last night to celebrate the career of Judith A. Rattner, who recently retired from her position as Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Marching Band placed fourth in the TOB Atlantic Coast Championships on Sunday, October 28 in Hershey, PA. They scored 95.95; their highest score since 2012 and their highest Group II Open score since 2010. Under the direction of Band Director Nicholas ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On October 26th, the Governor Livingston High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony and welcomed 69 new members. The new inductees gathered in the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre in Governor Livingston to light a candle, say an oath, ...

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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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Editor's Note: The Highlander section features articles written for The Highlander, Gov. Livingston High School's student newspaper. BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Superintendent Judith Rattner has dedicated over 37 years of her life to school boards across New Jersey. As Superintendent of the Berkeley ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Everyone knows that extra-curricular activities and athletics are an important part of any student’s life, but a presentation at the Oct. 11 school board meeting shed some light on how important they are. District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Ann ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Violence, bullying and vandalism in the district schools are on a downward trend according to figures presented in a report that covered the period Jan 1 through June 30, 2018. Grace Acosta, Kevin Morra, Tara Oliveria and Lawrence Seid presented the Violence/HIB & ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students and parents all over New Jersey walked and bicycled to school and participated in walk and bike events throughout the month of October. Berkeley Heights School District had designated October 10 and October 24 as Walk to School Wednesdays. The district will be ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. This night of remembrance will feature a presentation by Miriam Gershwin, who will share her personal experiences as a Holocaust survivor and answer ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ - At its 45th Environmental Congress held on October 12, 2018 at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) presented Val’s Valiants of Berkeley Heights with its prestigious 2018 Environmental Achievement Award ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth. “The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander Marching Band had a big weekend winning both the Tournament of Bands Group 10 State Championship on Saturday at Toms River High School East and the Regions at the Chapter 10 [North Jersey/Greater New York City Metropolitan Region] tournament at West ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not long after the doors opened at the Littell-Lord Farmstead on Horseshoe Road on Saturday, the Rizzo family from Kenilworth dropped by. They were the first visitors to the Farmstead during the two-day Four Centuries in a Weekend event being held throughout Union ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS,NJ - When Sam Lee from Boy Scout Troop 368 in Berkeley Heights was looking for a suitable service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, he naturally turned to music. He has been a guitarist since kindergarten, and his elementary school rock band “The Flies,” was made up of his ...

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When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Twice a year the school board hears the NJ Student Achievement and School Performance Report. It helps the district answer the question, “If we say we are a high performing district, how do we know?” On Sept. 27, the board heard from Assistant Superintendent Scott McKinney ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over 100 colleges and universities attended the 2018 College Fair at Governor Livingston High School on October 1. Both gymnasiums and the cafeteria were filled with students, parents, and admissions representatives eager to learn and share information about colleges. This ...

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