Education

March 24, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Harlem Wizards didn't disappoint last Tuesday when they out performed the Berkeley Heights Hoopsters as they put on an interactive show, signing autographs, taking the shoes off of audience members, taking “selfies” with fans, and dancing. Click here to check out ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday night at Gov. Livingston High School, the Harlem Wizards dazzled their sold out audience with "sky-high slams, hilarious humor, dynamic energy, fan participation, world class tricks and basketball wizardry" to benefit the Berkeley Heights Ed Foundation. The crowd ...

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     BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Full Day Kindergarten is no longer just an idea – “as many as 94 percent of all school districts in the state” offer some form of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) option. Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains and Mountainside all do said Interim Superintendent of Schools ...

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    BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Residents saw the tentative budget for the 2019-202 school year last week. The $51,039,288 budget is $1,302,387 higher than the previous year’s budget. For the owner of the average home in the township, the school tax portion of their property tax bill will go up ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Jackson Education, the elite tutoring firm located in downtown Basking Ridge and known for helping students get into some of the country’s top colleges, is now adding a new class to its repertoire, “Surviving College 101.”  The class will take place in the first week of August, ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Board of Education honored the Governor Livingston Girls Varsity Swim Team at its March 14 meeting. The team won the Central Jersey Group C Championship for the third time in a row. Head Coach David Closs said the team won in “epic fashion. It came down to the ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Thursday, March 14, may go down in Governor Livingston High School sports history -- the Berkeley Heights Board of Education honored two teams and one individual athlete at the beginning of its meeting. What made this special was every athlete being honored was a young ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- It's been a good year on the track for Governor Livingston High School's Victoria Vanriele and the spring track season is just starting. Most recently, Vanriele won the 800 M title for the third consecutive year at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions Indoor Track and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Universal, Free Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) in Summit moved one giant step closer to reality as the Summit Board of Education (BOE) approved -- by a 6-1 vote -- its $65.89 million 2019-20 budget with $1.5 million earmarked for the program. Board President Deb McCann was the lone ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Local school districts, including Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Mountainside, Chatham and Summit, are among the school districts which will benefit from the 2020 fiscal state budget presented last week by Gov. Phil Murphy. Each of those districts will receive at ...

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The Board of Education has announced that the schedule for the Combined Conference and Regular Meeting and Public Meeting to Adopt Tentative Budget, to be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019, has changed. Executive Session will begin at 6:30 PM. Public session will begin at 7:30 PM in the Columbia ...

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The Mountainside and Berkeley Heights Public School Districts will have a two hour delayed opening Monday, March 4th due to anticipated weather conditions. Buses for all students, including vocational students, will arrive two hours later than normal time. Any decision to close will be made by 7:45 ...

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The Board of Education has announced that a Special Board Meeting will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm for the purpose of adjourning to Executive Session to discuss personnel matters. The meeting will be held in the Clausen Administration Complex Board Office, 345 Plainfield Avenue, ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents who attended the Board of Education meeting on Thursday learned the cost of "reimagining" the media centers in the three elementary schools and Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is estimated to be $883,760. What they didn't learn was how the board is ...

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The Mountainside and Berkeley Heights Public School Districts will have a two hour delayed opening Friday, March 1st due to anticipated weather conditions. Buses for all students, including vocational students, will arrive two hours later than normal time. Any decision to close will be made by 7:45 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - On Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, Governor Livingston’s Model United Nations club competed at the 20th annual Academy Model United Nations (AMUN) at Bergen County Academies. During this two day conference, students from GL represented delegates from various ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Wearing red T-shirts that said "Bring Back Burns," students in the electrical technology program at Union County Career & Technical Institute (UCCTI) addressed the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) Board of Education on Monday evening. The students, all ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Plans are currently underway to celebrate this year’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Leading up to parade day, an Irish Cultural Museum will be on exhibit at the Cranford Library (second floor), 224 Walnut Street. The exhibit is planned and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Students dismayed by the dismissal of Union County Vo-Tech's electrical technology teacher, Daniel Burns, have started an online petition calling for his reinstatement. Let us have our education back!  Over three weeks ago an in-class incident between a teacher and a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Public Schools will open subject to a two hour delay, Thursday, February 21 due to anticipated road conditions. Morning Kindergarten and Pre-School classes are cancelled.

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The Berkeley Heights Board of Education has announced that the Special Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019 has been cancelled.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mary Kay McMillin PTO hosted the third annual Sweetheart Dance, Friday February 1st. The sold out event, of nearly 350 guests, has become a favorite at MKM providing sweet memories for both parents and students. Community organizations came together to support the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney visited Union County Vo-Tech campus on Wednesday to to the critical importance of the vocational-technical education bond act approved by voters last November in spurring economic growth, creating access to high-paying jobs and meeting ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Character Education Committee, a group of New Providence High School students are bringing awareness to the national campaign, “Spread the Word to End the Word” at New Providence High School.   On Tuesday, February 19, New Providence High School will host its 5th ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect day to thank the special people in everyone's life. In Berkeley Heights and New Providence, students created their own valentines to thank the crossing guards for looking out for them as they walk to school. Elementary schools in both towns ...

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BE IT RESOLVED that the Berkeley Heights Board of Education adopt the following addition to the schedule of meetings and that a copy of said schedule be posted at the Town Hall, the Public Library and the Administration Building. Adopted by the Berkeley Heights Board of Education on February 7, ...

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UNION COUNTY – About 40 students at Union County Vocational-Technical High School in Scotch Plains have been diverted from their regular program of study following the firing of the school’s electrical engineering teacher after a classroom dispute with a student. After families rallied in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Public Schools will open subject to a two hour delay, Wednesday, Feb. 13, due to inclement weather. Morning Kindergarden and Pre-School classes are cancelled.

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Next Level Culture, of Carteret, and Changing the Culture, of Newark, joined forces with The Arc of Union County for a fun day of fitness. The companies, both started by former athletes, came out to teach some fitness skills and basketball drills to individuals with intellectual ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Following a two-month investigation of the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, (SSARS), the board has decided not to adopt the program. The district will instead rely on an anonymous reporting feature within the district’s existing HIBster App, which allows anyone to ...

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