Education

May 22, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After the school petitioned The Archdiocese of Newark to keep their school open, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence will remain open.  In a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Newark on May 7, 2020, they announced the consolidation and closure of 10 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Township of Berkeley Heights, in partnership with the Governor Livingston High School administration and the Board of Education, will help honor graduating seniors this June. The Township Department of Public Works will hang banners featuring seniors’ photos, school and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Michele Gardner, Director of Special Education for Berkeley Heights Public Schools, is an educator who is highly regarded and respected for her outstanding work by her colleagues and the families she works with. As such, it is with enormous pride that the Berkeley Heights ...

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Academy of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence Asks Newark Archdiocese to Consider Petition By More Than 1,000 Faculty, Parents, Students, and Alumni NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  In response to the recent announcement by the Archdiocese of Newark, which is closing ten schools beginning the 2020-2021 ...

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Governor Livingston introduced a new course this year: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Students who take this elective can expect to learn how to work with people with disabilities, about the principles of ABA and the fundamentals of educational and behavioral ...

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Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; Online Distance Learning Continues Through End of School Year NEWARK, NJ – In a press release this afternoon, the Archdiocese of Newark announced the consolidation and closure of 10 Catholic Schools in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mountain Park Elementary School students thank frontline workers with sidewalk art, signs and inspirational messages. The project was organized by the Mountain Park Student Council and teacher advisers Mrs. Merrill and Mr. Quinonez.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The New Jersey State Building & Grounds Association (NJSBGA) has announced this years' recipient of the Facilities Manager of the year, BHPS' own Anthony Amiano. Amiano has worked in Berkeley Heights for 40 years. He has moved up through the ranks of the Berkeley ...

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Girl Scout Creates an Inspirational Program for Transitioning Students BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be challenging. We’ve all been there. In the blink of an eye, students go from being the top dog in their schools to being at the bottom rung of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Principal Robert Nixon announced Gov. Livingston High School's first marking period [January 28 0 March 31, 2020)] honor roll for the 2019-2020 school year. Gov. Livingston recognizes student achievement every marking period at two levels — Honor Roll and High Honor ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The finance committee of the Board of Education re-examined the preliminary budget adopted on March 12, and found a way to reduce it by $400,000. The board also agreed to postpone the referendum until sometime in 2021. Board Member Chris Reilly said, “Given the current ...

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STIRLING, NJ - The Goddard School of Long Hill, located at 57 Plainfield Road in Stirling, held a Recycled Runway Challenge in celebration of Earth Day. The children showed off their creations during a Virtual Zoom Meeting, showcasing their creative ensembles made of bubble wrap, newspaper, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Around the world, and through Berkeley Heights Public Schools, people are celebrating Earth Day today. In most of our science classrooms, students and staff are participating in various Earth Day/Week celebrations on this important 50th Anniversary. Activities range from ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Congressman Tom Malinowski, (D) of New Jersey’s 7th congressional district held a Zoom meeting on Wednesday morning April 15th with juniors of Ben Bolger’s Advanced Placement United States History Class.  On entering the room, the Congressman set the students with ease by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Public Schools Art teacher Michelle Harpster hasn't allowed the current world crisis to dim her creative spirit. Working as the art teacher for both the Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center and Mountain Park Elementary School, Harpster is well known for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mary Kay McMillin School Library in Berkeley Heights is a colorful and inviting place with shelves and bins full of books and decorated with paintings and plush versions of children’s book characters. It is an environment meant to make children excited to read and learn.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On April 19th, beginning at 8am, Mike D. Skara, Technology Coordinator for the Berkeley Heights Public School District, will livestream a 50K run (31 miles) from his backyard to raise money for local charities. The ‘Backyard Run’ will consist of 781 laps and he is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Spring Break, which was supposed to begin on Monday, is canceled.  Berkeley Heights board members voted unanimously tonight to continue to hold school Monday, April 6, through Thursday, April 9.  School will not be in session on Friday, April 10, or for the next six ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public School District BOE will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom virtual meeting, a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, and chat. All residents are invited to 'attend' the meeting by following the directions below. Please ...

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The Board of Education has announced that the schedule for the Combined Conference and Regular Meeting to be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 has changed. Executive Session has been cancelled. Due to COVID-19, the Public session will begin at 7:30 PM via an online medium platform. Public can view ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Dr. Melissa Varley, Superintendent of Schools of the Berkeley Heights School District, has announced the “Educator of the Year” in their respective schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Carol Scales, Preschool Teacher at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center; Stacey ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The TREND Executive Board was honored at the Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting on Thursday, March 12, for its efforts in the Days of Realization program. The 15 juniors and seniors who are on the executive board of the club were recognized for their commitment to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A little bit Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, a little bit Tool Time from Home Improvement, Mr. Geiger's Garage is the latest youtube sensation making students (and parents) across the nation - or at least Berkeley Heights - smile and laugh every evening.  Frank Geiger, Principal ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - How is virtual online classrooms working in Berkeley Heights?  All public, private and parochial schools across the state were closed starting Wednesday, March 17, in action taken by Gov. Phil Murphy in the attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Berkeley ...

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STIRLING, NJ - What started off as friendly competition between the classrooms at The Goddard School of Long Hill turned into a much-needed donation of food for SAGE Eldercare's Portable Pantry,  Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of The Goddard School of Long Hill, had each of the classrooms ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Superintendent of Berkeley Heights Schools Dr. Melissa Varley issued a letter to families regarding early dismissal of students on Friday, March 13 and school closing for students for a period of at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Please read letter in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence School District posted the following notice on their website regarding early dismissal for all schools on Friday, March 13, 2020 and schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. In collaboration with the Board of Education, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Public Schools will be open on Wednesday, March 11. The custodial crews have done an excellent job scrubbing every nook and cranny of all six school buildings, said Dr. Melissa Varley, Superintendent of Berkeley Heights Schools. Varley sent a letter ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Superintendent of Berkeley Heights Schools Dr. Melissa Varley issued a letter to parents stating that they learned earlier today (Monday, March 9, 2020) of a parent of a student tested positive for COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. Out of severe precaution, the district ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Saturday night The Berkeley Heights Education Foundation (BHEF) hosted their first Adult Game Night fundraiser at The Paca Club in New Providence.  The night, emceed by guest host Cathy Balsamo, was full of laughs and fierce competition.   Carla McGlynn, BHEF’s ...

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