Bridgewater-Raritan Not Losing State Aid Money After Revised Figures Released by State

July 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District will not be losing any of its state aid this year – but the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School will be losing a marginal amount.

The state has released its revised numbers regarding state aid to all districts in New Jersey. Bridgewater-Raritan was expecting to receive $10,035,953 in state aid ...

District Action Teams Focusing on Four Aspects of Health and Wellness, to Improve School for Students

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick gave the second part of a presentation at a recent board of education meeting on the strategic plan, with a focus on the heath and wellness, safety and sustainability action teams.

Lazovick said the teams are following a five-year outline, with researching and drafting issues related to the focus; targeted implementation of changes in year two; ...

Lazovick: District Program Review Finds Widening Gap Between Overperforming and Underperforming Students

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick put together a comprehensive report on programs in the district, and presented a finding that students performing higher in the younger grades continue on that trajectory throughout their schooling, while underperforming students tend to stay on that track.

One of the aspects investigated in the report, Lazovick said, is that of how ...

BRMS Students Honored for Creation of Rain Garden at School

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several students were honored by the board of education for their work on a rain garden project at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School.

The students honored were Aneesh Nagalkar, Ritika Thomas, Pravar Jain, Sujay Edavalapati and Amogh Jupalli.

"We wanted to acknowledge the initiative of the five students for their creation of a rain garden at BRMS," said their ...

Ezell: I'm Excited for Challenges to Come as Principal at BRHS

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - He went a circuitous route to education, including stops in the National Guard and a sales career, but for newly hired Bridgewater-Raritan High School principal Charles Ezell, working in a school is where he belongs.

Ezell joined the district as of July 1, following the retirement of current principal Mark Morrell.

A graduate of Watchung Hills Regional High ...

Lazovick: Full Day Kindergarten Would Require $5 Million in Construction Costs

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In the midst of an evaluation of all programs in the district, Superintendent Russell Lazovick presented to the board of education findings regarding the option for full day kindergarten in the district, recognizing it would require doubling the number of classrooms and staff to accommodate projections of students in the coming years.

“There is no doubt that a full day ...

BRMS Counselors Honored for Work to Combat HIB

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - For the second year in a row, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School was recognized for its work to combat harassment, intimidation and bullying.

As required by the state, schools must do an assessment of its progress each year, evaluating teacher training, a minimum of three anti-bias programs for students and more.

"With all the work done, not only are we recognized, ...

Hillside Intermediate Sent Its Sixth Graders Out With Annual Final Hawk Walk

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As part of the annual tradition at Hillside Intermediate School, students and staff participated in the Final Hillside Hawk Walk to bid a fond farewell to the graduating sixth graders.

According to teacher Katrina Macht, principal Will Ferry and assistant principal Marc Hungarter start at the end of the sixth grade hall, and pick up each homeroom of sixth graders for the ...

SCVTHS Students Honored for Excellence in Spanish

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several local residents, at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, excelled recently in the 2018 National Spanish exams.

The exams, according to a release are a contest to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish and to stimulate further interest in the language. They are a standardized assessment tool for students in grades six through ...

Bridgewater-Raritan High School Celebrates Graduation of More Than 700

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With wishes of luck and happiness for the future, Bridgewater-Raritan High School celebrated the graduation of its more 700 seniors on Basilone Field Thursday.

Speaking to the class about the future and the memories they leave behind were senior class president Julia Brickfield and class chosen speaker Christine Ho.

The graduates are:

Mohamed Abdrabou
Kavya ...

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