Education

April 16, 2020

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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 8th graders at Columbia Middle School and  the 4th and 5th graders at the Thomas P. Hughes elementary school recently experienced a presentation of the life of Frederick Douglass by performer, Mr. Fred Morsell. Morsell, a professional actor for more than 30 years, has ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS NJ -- Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley presented a re-engineered Five-Year Strategic Plan for the district at the board’s most recent meeting. She also gave an update on the progress being made in achieving the district goals for 2019-2020. Board member Chris Reilly, by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Principal Robert Nixon announced Gov. Livingston High School's first marking period [November 7, 2019 to January 27, 20200] 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 first live broadcast of the Board of Education can be seen on GL TV tonight. Senior Cody Tomchek is operating the camera. 

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mary Kay McMillin PTO hosted the fourth annual Sweetheart Dance, Friday January 31st.  The event has become a favorite at MKM, providing students and their ‘Sweethearts’ with precious memories to look back on and treasure. DJ Jeanmarie provided entertainment in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- New school board members means new assignments to committees. At the Jan. 23 meeting of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, the board approved the following appointments to committees and the following liaison appointments for 2020. The Finance Committee will be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Residents may soon be able to watch the Board of Education meetings from the comfort of their homes. The policy on recording meetings has already been revised, the equipment ordered and legal advice acquired. Now it’s a matter of finding the right date on which to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Detective David D’Amico, Chief Investigator for Middlesex County Department of Corrections, visited Governor Livingston High School on Friday, January 17, to speak to students in Current World Issues, Holocaust and Genocide, and the SAGA Club about a hate crimes and hate ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is excited to announce the installation of the first of two sensory paths at the school. Funded by the MKM ECC PTO, the colorful, interactive pathway is located on the first floor hallway and is made with stickers on the floor. It ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Members of the Columbia Middle School (CMS) First Lego League team presented their plans to renovate the Inner Courtyard at their school to board members at the first meeting of the year. The reaction from school board members was positive on all fronts, from the choice ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Monday night marked another milestone for Board of Education member Helen Kirsch, -- she took her oath of office for the start of her 37th year on the board. Also sworn in were Angela Penna and Michael D'Aquila. Penna, the former president of the PTO, was the top vote-getter ...

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STIRLING, NJ - Santa and the Stirling Fire Company No. 1 made a special visit to The Goddard School of Long Hill last week. Santa Claus has been making visits to children throughout the township as an annual fund raiser for the Stirling Volunteer Fire Department. Santa arrived on the fire truck ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For nearly 20 years, students and staff at Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School in Berkeley Heights have been helping to make the holidays happier for others with a holiday gift drive through their partnership with Cherished Creations. Each year, participants select a bear ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - All Berkeley Heights schools went into lockdown Thursday afternoon after the Berkeley Heights Police Department received an alert at 2:33 p.m. regarding a potential serious threat at Gov. Livingston School. "While officers were dispatched and on route the call was ...

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