Education

June 1, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The seniors at Bridgewater-Raritan High School are slated to hold a virtual graduation ceremony on June 23 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it remains to be seen if the Class of 2020 will also get to say goodbye in a more traditional fashion. “Safety ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Eisenhower Intermediate School’s Math Enrichment Club achieved much success in the five competitions it competed in this school year.  The team was comprised of 62 students in grades five and six. The team practiced and participated weekly from November to March, under the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Eisenhower Intermediate School'ss Stock Market Club has reason to celebrate, as three students earned second place in the New York/New Jersey competition.  Each semester, Eisenhower teachers Michele Hecht and Karen Popadiuk offer students the opportunity to participate in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Because of Memorial Day and give back days, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District will not return to distance learning until Thursday. The district will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, and then Tuesday and Wednesday for give back days after snow days went unused ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An educator in the Bridgewater-Raritan regional school district was recently honored as a national award winner. Michael Russell, an eighth-grade science teacher at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, was honored by the board of education May 12 for being one of just three ...

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BRIDGWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education recently honored more than 100 high school students in the district for their achievements in languages. The board honored students from Bridgewater-Raritan High School who had achieved the state’s Seal of Bi-Literacy. Their names were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick said a survey has been sent out to students and families requesting feedback on distance learning. In his weekly Friday message to the community, he said the survey answers will help the district improve the program. The survey has been sent to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School has a plan for this year's graduation as the Class of 2020 is recognized for being "United Apart." Principal Charles Ezell released a YouTube video Thursday detailing the plans for June and the intention of the district to hold a graduation ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - School board vice-president Jill Gladstone gave the board an update on the search for a new Bridgewater-Raritan superintendent April 28, as Lazovick will be leaving the district as of June 30 to become principal at Ridge High School. Gladstone said the search committee has just ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick said that information will be coming from the schools regarding end-of-the-year procedures, events and celebrations, following Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that the school buildings will remain closed through the end of the school ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan schools aren’t expected to re-open any time soon, but Superintendent Russell Lazovick is still preaching both communication and caution in the continuing coronavirus climate. Lazovick said at the remotely-conducted April 28 meeting of the Bridgewater-Raritan ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education budget for 2020-2021 has been approved.   The board approved the nearly $165 million budget ($164,939,279) for next year at its meeting Tuesday, with eight affirmative votes and one abstention. Last year's total budget figure ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick shared his weekly message with the school community Thursday, noting that even though public parks will be open beginning Saturday, all school facilities and grounds will still remain closed to the public. Residents are asked not to use any ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has released its student safety data system reports for the first period, an annual requirement, and found that incidents of violence, vandalism, substances and HIB have remained about the same over last year. There were a total of 46 incidents reported at the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Bridgewater-Raritan High School has been recognized as one of the best communities for music education, by the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The designation is given to districts that demonstrate outstanding ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In his regular Friday message to the district, superintendent Russell Lazovick reminded community members about the resources available to support families during these difficult times. Lazovick said in his message that there are resources on the District Health and Wellness ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district is continuing to plan with neighbors in the county and other partner districts as it continues distance learning through May 15, according to superintendent Russell Lazovick in his weekly Tuesday message to the community. "The approach to distance learning from the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In accordance with the newest directive from Gov. Phil Murphy, all Bridgewater-Raritan schools will continue on distance learning until at least May 18. Murphy announced April 17 that all schools will be closed through May 15, and an evaluation will be made again about opening ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education has approved the hiring of an interim superintendent, as of July 1, while they continue the search to find a permanent replacement for current superintendent Russell Lazovick. Lazovick announced in early March that he will be leaving his position as ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education unanimously approved a resolution to voice opposition to a bill heading to the state Senate that permits townships to not pay quarterly taxes to the district on a timely basis. Board member Barry Walker said the bill, A3902, has passed through the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district is working in two-week cycles as they are looking ahead to special events coming up at the end of the school year, according to Superintendent Russell Lazovick. Lazovick said Tuesday that the district is working on the current situation and plans for the possible ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education heard the second of three planned academic program evaluation presentations recently, this one centered on English Language Arts. The presentation was led by department supervisors Candy Mulligan, Suzanne Wooby and Mark ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School is moving to a block scheduling format for students once the district returns from spring break April 14. According to a message from principal Charles Ezell, it will be an A/B alternating schedule, with April 14 being an A day, and alternating ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education has begun the process of hiring a new superintendent, with a survey released to all stakeholders. Superintendent Russell Lazovick will be leaving the district as of July 1 to become principal at Ridge High School. The district has ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education recently contemplated making use of unused snow days and spring break days to handle the shuttering of schools due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   Board member Steven Singer said March 24 meeting that some community members ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education has gone remote.   The school board held its first remote meeting March 24, after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic became widespread in America. Eight of the nine board members took part, all through the internet via ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick has confirmed that the district will not reopen March 30 as was originally planned, and will be closed through spring break. In a message on the district website, Lazovick confirmed that next week, beginning March 30, will be the third week of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Tuesday's board of education meeting will be held as planned, but it will live streamed from the comfort of home. The district has announced that the meeting will be conducted as a remote meeting only, and no buildings will be open. The meeting will be live streamed for the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - There is positive feedback coming following the first day of distance learning Monday, as the district continues on this unprecedented work while all schools are closed due to coronavirus. According to a post from superintendent Russell Lazovick on the district website, through ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education approved its tentative 2020-2021 school budget, although several more steps are required before the ratification of the final budget. The total base budget for next year comes out to $172,460,811. The general fund accounts for ...

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