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BREA Members Wear Red to Speak Out Against Lack of Contract

September 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Matters are far from concluded between the Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education and the local teachers union, whose contract expired in June.

At least a dozen members of the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association were in attendance at the Sept. 11 school board meeting, each wearing a red t-shirt with the slogan #BREAUNITY printed on the back in white ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District Celebrates First Day of School (Photos)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District celebrated the first day of school Thursday, with students heading into all schools to begin a new year.

Although the district called a half day because of the excessive heat expected Thursday, students headed to their respective classes ready to start the new year.

BRMS Named Winner of Contest for Kindness Mural

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School was named the Somerset County winner of a school mural contest from Chirp Workshop, in Flemington, to have a kindness or inclusion-themed quote painted on a wall in the school.

According to BRMS principal Nancy Iatesta, the school has been embarking on a project since last year to improve school climate.

"Counselor Maura ...

First Day of School to be Half Day Due to Excessive Heat

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Due to the excessive heat, the first day of school Sept. 6 will only be a half day, according to a message on the district website.

According to the message, staff have been working in the buildings over the last two days, but most of the buildings are not air-conditioned.

Because of the current conditions with excessive heat in the area, which is forecasted to continue ...

BOE: Need to Address Students At Lower Levels to Increase Odds of All Reaching Mandated Benchmarks in Academics

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education continued its discussion on concerns over student performance and meeting mandated benchmarks at different grade levels, based on a report from Superintendent Russell Lazovick that found some discrepancies.

Lazovick presented a report in June that found that students performing higher in the younger grades continue on that trajectory throughout ...

District Moving to New Emergency Alert System

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district is moving from the current Honeywell system for emergency and other alerts to School Messenger, which superintendent Russell Lazovick said is more designed for school districts.

Lazovick said at a recent board of education meeting that parents will receive emails from the technology department, but they don’t have to do anything to activate the ...

District Primary Schools Holding Open Houses Before School Starts

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There are going to be a number of open houses throughout the district, at the primary schools, prior to the start of the school year Sept. 6.

All open houses are being held Sept. 5

The open houses are:

Crim Primary, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hamilton Primary, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Adamsville Primary, 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Bradley Gardens Primary, 2 p.m. to 3 ...

District Registered with Sandy Hook Promise, Implementing Start With Hello, Other Safety Measures This Year

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - All the primary schools in the district have been registered with Sandy Hook Promise and will be implementing the Start With Hello program beginning in September, according to superintendent Russell Lazovick.

“The program is about reducing social isolationism by teaching kids how to interact with others in the earlier grades,” he said.

Lazovick said they will ...

BRHS Rates Itself Lower in Success With Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Training Than in Years Prior

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the annual harassment, intimidation and bullying report, Alan Iachini, supervisor of counseling for the district, noted in his report to the board of education that the high school rated itself the lowest of all the schools with concerns about training for personnel and reporting procedures.

As mandated by the state in 2009, every school in the state is ...

Adamsville Teacher Wins Presidential Award

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Debra Ericksen, in her 11th year as a fourth grade teacher at Adamsville Primary School, was the winner of the 2018 Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  

Ericksen said she is proud of this honor that was presented to her from The National Science Foundation and The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and that it ...


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