Education

December 5, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School recognized its students who have been inducted into their respective honor societies on Wednesday, December 4, in an evening ceremony attended by the families of the inductees.  As the students and their families arrived for the Highlander ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights Public School Districts will have a two hour delayed opening Tuesday, December 3rd due to anticipated weather conditions. Buses for all students, including vocational students, will arrive two hours later than normal time.  Morning Kindergarden and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public Schools are closed on Monday, December 2 due to the expected snow causing dangerous road conditions.  

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Members of the council and the public learned how a visit to the mayor by some curious youngsters turned into a project and a competitive idea the team could take to a STEM competition.  Mayor Angie Devanney told the council at its Nov. 18 meeting of a visit by three ...

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  BERKELEY  HEIGHTS, NJ -- For those who haven’t been paying attention this season, the Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band wrapped up its season with a series of wins and a record-breaking score. On Oct. 19, the Highlander Marching Band took first place in the Group II Open at the ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The news broke on Thursday, Nov. 14, that the long-awaited end of the dispute between the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) and Berkeley Heights Board of Education (BoE) was over.  That’s about all anyone should have said that night. Instead, Board Vice ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston students from the Holocaust and Genocide Studies class recently attended the Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship Student Leadership Conference at Kean University. The highlight of the conference was keynote speaker, Kizito Kalima, a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In March of 2016, a group of Governor Livingston students proposed the idea of forming a Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club at the high school. With the support of two staff members, Tracy Procaccini and Patrice Silagi, along with school administrators, the SAGA Club was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- The wait is over. Between Monday, Dec. 9, and Jan. 5, 2020, applications will be accepted for the lottery that will decide who will attend the district’s full-day Kindergarten (FDK) pilot program. The Pilot Program will begin in September 2020.  The announcement was made ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Marching Band ended their competitive season placing second of 17 bands in attendance in the TOB Group II Open Atlantic Coast Championships on Sunday, November 3 in Hershey, PA. They scored 97.7, an all-time school record-breaking high score.    Under the ...

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STIRLING, NJ - The rain stopped in the nick of time for the Trunk or Treat for the youngest of trick-or-treaters at Goddard School of Long Hill.  Parents lined their cars along the perimeter of the parking lot featuring trunks decorated with Marvel themed super heroes, the solar system, an ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Woodruff Elementary School moved their Halloween parade and pumpkin decorating contest indoors yesterday due to the nasty weather that threatened to dampen the fun. The event was open to parents and the all purpose room was filled as the children paraded around the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Since 1976, Governor Livingston High School’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program has been offering unique opportunities for high school students throughout the state of New Jersey. This award-winning program is a part of the fabric of Governor Livingston High School and offers ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Two times a year, in the fall and the spring, the district administrators review the latest information on student achievement. Earlier this month Assistant Superintendent Scott McKinney and school administrators gave the latest NJ Student Achievement and School Performance ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In September 2016, Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center, part of the Berkeley Heights Public School District, welcomed Timber, an Australian Labradoodle, to their school as a facility dog.  Since then, Timber has become a fixture in the halls and classrooms of the school, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The consortium consisting of the Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors (SAC) from the Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence School District will once again -- for the fifth consecutive year -- offer programs to families that focus on student needs ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At Governor Livingston High School there are fascinating developments happening within the already exciting Deaf & Hard of Hearing Percussion Program.  The program instructor, Mr. Josef Ellis, and the Educational Interpreters have been working to find ways to make the ...

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Governor Livingston High School's Interact Club participated in the Make Some Noise-Cure Kids Cancer Foundation Walk on Sunday October 6th with a great turnout of 26 members.  "This early show of support by students who volunteered to come out on a Sunday morning was a terrific way to start the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Sandy Hook Promise "Start with Hello" program raises awareness about social isolation and educates students and the community on how to prevent it. "Start with Hello" is just one program in the "Know the Signs" Programs offered by Sandy Hook Promise.  Sandy Hook ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Fall may be officially here, but it sure doesn’t feel like it – especially in the media center at Governor Livingston High School Media Center. The rooftop HVAC unit, which was installed in 1972, failed this year. The specifications for replacing the unit have been ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Violence, bullying and vandalism showed a slight increase this year in the period from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2019, but the higher numbers still fall within the district’s historical numbers. Kevin Morra, the district supervisor of special education and the district ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Residents may soon be able to attend school board meetings from the comfort of their couch, or catch a replay of a meeting on GLTV or other service, if a proposal to live stream meetings is approved by the board. Locally, Mountainside, Summit, Millburn and the School District ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Last Tuesday, September 10, the educators of Berkeley Heights held a rally. Just outside of Columbia Middle School a line of blue shirts snaked back and forth as teachers chanted and raised signs for their cause. Equipped with a blue tent and snacks, the event went on for ...

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  Report Expected From Fact-Finder in November; Teachers Turn Backs on BOE President at Meet & Greet; Anonymous Writer Questions Teachers' Priorities  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  Members of the public heard from three Board of Education members about various matters related to the lack of a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley officially began working for the district in July. Since that time, she has met with most of the board members, the entire administrative team and many community members. This week Dr. Varley will be meeting even more people – in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto “Spotlight on Business” features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ —  A custodian employed by the New Providence Board of Education at Salt Brook Elementary School, was arrested and charged with attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl and other crimes last week in Colonie, N.Y.  TAPinto first learned of the arrest and charges today, Wednesday, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – In real estate website Niche.com’s annual rankings of New Jersey public school systems for the 2019-20 academic year, the Berkeley Heights School District came in No. 31 in New Jersey and No. 5 in Union County. According to figures reported by Niche.com, the Berkeley ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Board of Education member Denis Smalley will not seek re-election to the board this year, guaranteeing there will be at least one new face on the board following the November election. There will be three, three-year seats open on the board and five candidates. Two ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Eight Governor Livingston students attended the national Technology Students Association (TSA) conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor from June 28th to July 2nd. The attending team, comprised of six juniors and two sophomores, competed ...

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