Education

October 21, 2018

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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  Tributes to retiring Superintendent Judith Rattner were among the first items on the Board of Education’s agenda on Oct. 11. There were flowers, a gift bag, and a plaque, an engraved sculpture, all preceded by brief speeches filled with memories, laughter, a few ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday evening, the public had a chance to meet Interim Superintendent Richard Noonan at the school board meeting. Board President Doug Reinstein introduced Noonan, who spoke briefly to the crowd made up of residents, PTO officials, and even a few former board members.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Teachers and members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) held a rally in front of Columbia Middle School early this evening, prior to a mediation session. The Negotiation committees for the BHEA and Board of Education were to meet tonight at the school.  ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — In an effort to provide more opportunities for the public to interact with the Board of Education the board will be conducting three ‘office hours’ sessions.  The meetings will be held on the Saturday mornings of October 27, December 8 and January 26 at Columbia Middle School ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Columbia Middle School students [sixth through eighth grade] attended an assembly in the blue gym at Columbia Middle School and took the Sandy Hook Promise to "Say Something."  The presentation opened with watching a video showing school shooting headlines, reports of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security ...

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United together in the fight against bullying...Don't just teach kindness...Be kindness. ~ Mallory's Army Foundation NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dianne Grossman spoke to nearly 100 parents and educators that filled the conference room at New Jersey Sharing Network last Thursday to educate them and take ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hundreds of community members gathered on Sunday, Sept. 30, to participate in the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation's Fall Festival and Color Run.  The trustees and committee members began working on the event in the summer -- it was the first ever such event for the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A Mountainside resident and a Berkeley Heights resident were among 32 honored from the Pingry School as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to a release from the school, these students placed in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the fourth consecutive year, rhe Public School Districts of Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, New Providence and Summit -- led by their superintendents and school assistance counselors -- have joined to host a series of programs focusing on the challenges and needs of students ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – About 100 members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) walked into the school board meeting Thursday, Sept. 27 to support Pam Wilczynski, president of the BHEA. She urged the board to negotiate in good faith and settle its contract with the BHEA. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  The Board Of Education has appointed Dr. Richard Noonan to the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School District effective October 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.  Doug Reinstein, president of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out a letter to district parents Tuesday warning of a case of Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough, discovered at Southern Boulevard School and a suspected case at the Chatham Middle School. The letter informs parents of steps ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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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 a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Highlander, the student newspaper of Governor Livingston High School, is making the transition to becoming an online publication thanks to an innovative partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights. Students and community members alike can now go to the TAPinto Berkeley ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – While Superintendent Judith Rattner’s retirement officially begins Dec. 1, that won’t be her last day in the district. During the Sept. 13 school board meeting, Board President Doug Reinstein said the superintendent’s last working day in the district will be Oct. 18.

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Gov. Livingston High School No. 30 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, Gov. Livingston High School was ranked No. 19. New Jersey Monthly says it creates its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Board of Education members have a plan on how to find a new superintendent now that Judith Rattner has announced her retirement on Dec. 1, 2018. Find and hire an interim superintendent for this school year.. Rattner’s departure date is yet to be determined – she will leave ...

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    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The ribbon is cut, opening The Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in the county, and the most extensive such trail in the nation.  The sensory trail is a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  Interpretive signage on the trail includes two ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Technology is making a significant and positive difference in the schools and on how the district communicates with parents and students. That’s the gist of the Five Year Strategic Plan Update presented to residents and the board at its Aug. 16 school board ...

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