Education

September 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were named semifinalists from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and will now compete for scholarships worth more than $31 million, being offered next spring. Over 90 percent of finalists will earn finalist standing, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The new academic year is underway in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, and by all indications, it looks to have been a smooth start. “Thank you to everyone for doing their part to make the start of the school year a success,” said Superintendent of Schools ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - At the end of June,the coding team from Bridgewater-Raritan High School participated in the Technology Student Association 2018 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and brought home a second place trophy from the highly competitive computer coding competition. Technology ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In the 2017-2018 school year, students in Eisenhower Intermediate School’s three Mathleague teams qualified in state competitions. The nine members of the three teams qualified, with Christopher Qiu, Evan Xie, Gracelynne Hao and Sushanth Elangovan in team one; Kevin Wang, Iris ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bradley Gardens Primary School are two among several vying to win a contest that will have a Flemington-based business painting a kindness and inclusion-themed quote mural at one Somerset County school and one Hunterdon County ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - School officials are focused on getting ready for the new school year that starts in September, including the implementation of new technology, according to the administration at a recent board of education meeting. “It’s summer,” said Superintendent Russell Lazovick. “We have ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two incumbents and two new candidates are running for three open seats to represent Bridgewater on the board of education in the 2018 elections. The deadline for filing to run in November's election was Monday at 4 p.m. Incumbents Melanie Thiesse and Jacqueline Barlow are ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater teen was one of several who received gold medals when students from the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School participated in the 54th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25 through June 29 in Kentucky. Elizabeth ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - One hundred twenty seven students received their diplomas in 17 different vocational programs June 21 at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, in Bridgewater. The Career and Technical Education valedictorian was cosmetology student Haley Kaiser, of South ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The countdown is on to Thursday's Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduation, and students are readying their college plans for the fall. Students will be attending college all over the country, at places like Rutgers University, James Madison University, The College of New ...

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