Education

January 18, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education and the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association have reached a one-year deal for a contract, retroactive to July 2018, and each party has signed a memorandum of agreement to move forward. According to B-REA president Laura Kress, the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Registration for kindergarten and first grade in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is set for Feb. 25 through Feb. 28. Any child who turns 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2019 is eligible to be enrolled in the kindergarten program for September 2019. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After an impromptu closed meeting between the board of education negotiations committee and Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association, a proposed addendum regarding salary increases while negotiations are ongoing was pulled from the agenda and not voted on during Thursday’s ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Board of education member Jill Gladstone was unanimously chosen as board president for her third consecutive year at the annual reorganization meeting Jan. 3. Board member Jacqueline Barlow, newly elected in November for another term on the board, was chosen unanimously to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has released its student safety data report for the second half of the 2017–2018 school year, and is noticing no significant changes as far as trends of violence, drugs, alcohol and other incidents. According to Superintendent Russell Lazovick, in terms of these ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has announced the honorees for the Governor's Teacher of the Year Award for the 2018–2019 school year, as well as the Governor's Educational Services Professional Award for the year. Chosen for the Governor's Teacher of the Year ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has released the second part of its student testing report regarding advanced placement and SATs, and students in Bridgewater-Raritan are consistently performing on par with, or better than, other schools. According to assistant superintendent Daniel Silvia, there ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has been named to the 9th Annual Honor Roll, one of only 39 districts in New Jersey to receive the honor. According to assistant superintendent Daniel Silvia, the district is also one of only 373 nationally and in Canada to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As negotiations between the board of education and the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association continue, a potential short term solution discussed between the two parties was presented by board member, and negotiations committee chair, Jeffrey Brookner regarding a potential for ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School student Christopher Qiu competed in the 33rd Joseph W. Andrushkiw Mathematics Competition at Seton Hall University Nov. 17 as a team member of Bergen County Academy and won the top prize. Qiu won first place individually with a perfect score ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Nov. 17, Bridgewater-based BananaBots Robotics Club participated in First Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament held at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, and brought home the Robot Programming Award. The team also selected to advance to North NJ Regional FLL Championship, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As negotiations continue, the Nov. 13 board of education meeting was once again packed with teachers and parents showing support for the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association and requesting a quick settlement. The most recent three-year contract was approved in May 2016, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district is preparing to gather face-to-face feedback from students, parents, community members and staff through open focus groups regarding homework. Those looking to participate must sign up by clicking here. Each focus group session will center on a specific grade ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Teachers and support staff were honored by the board of education in a number of different categories including 25 years of service to the district. Recognized for more than two decades in the district were: Kristina Ackerman, 2nd grade, Crim Primary Glen Homa, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several residents have expressed concerns that the board of education is planning to require teachers and faculty to pay to use rooms and facilities in the district for enrichment programs – but board of education members say this concern is premature. One resident spoke out at ...

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UPDATE: As of 7:30 am Friday, all Bridgewater-Raritan schools will be closed Friday due to the weather. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Because of the weather forecast and existing conditions throughout the district, primary schools will be closed Friday and all other schools will be on a two-hour delayed ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Adamsville Primary School held its 4th Annual Armed Forces Salute Nov. 7 to celebrate the community's veterans and active members of the military. Every year, the event is sponsored by the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association and the New Jersey Education Association, which ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Parents and guardians in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District are being asked to take part in surveys through the strategic planning. According to a letter from the district, they are developing and implementing a consistent, thorough, data-driven, multi-year ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Fifth grade students in Terry Tunkel and Joy Dorman's class at Hillside Intermediate School learned about organisms, their environment and how energy moves through an ecosystem, and shared what they learned through letters and posters. The students completed investigations in ...

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Editor's Note: Article has been updated to include comments from fourth candidate Stephanie Black. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The two incumbents for Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education saw a secure margin to earn new terms in Tuesday’s elections, but the ballots are still out on who will fill ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has taken continued steps to protect against cyber attacks, according to a report from district manager of information technology Andres Ospina at a recent board of education meeting. Ospina said there are 9,700 users in Bridgewater, 640 access points across the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although negotiations may have taken a positive turn, according to Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association president Laura Kress, they are still not close to settling a new contract with the board of education and the plans will be moving forward to discontinue all non-stipend ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were named the first place video competition winners in a contest to convince others to vote. "You’re never too young to flex your muscles when it comes to the power, responsibility and rights associated with voting." That’s the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick sent out a message to the district regarding a new homework survey that will be available until Nov. 7. Below is the message in its entirety: Dear Parents and Guardians, In my opening letter to you this year, I highlighted our ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association held a rally Monday outside the Wade building during the previously scheduled mediation session being held between their representatives and the board of education representatives. The most recent three-year contract was approved in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were named finalists in the Y Vote Contest, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The contest required students to create a persuasive essay or produce a memorable video to inspire their peer group and others to vote. It was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Education Foundation of Bridgewater-Raritan held its annual Taste of B-R event Oct. 15, with hundreds coming out to support the organization that supports the school district. “Thank you for what everyone does,” superintendent Russell Lazovick said at the event. “We look ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Through October, for the fourth year in a row, the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association has created an opportunity for primary and intermediate school communities of students, parents, teachers and educational support professionals to get together with special breakfast ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district heard a presentation from assistant superintendent Daniel Silvia about PARCC test scores in the annual testing report, and recognized that students in Bridgewater-Raritan are continuing to outperform other states and New Jersey. Information on SAT and ACT results ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick gave his annual state-of-the-district address Monday, focusing on the work of the different action teams for the strategic planning committee, and explaining the work that has been done for the 8,637 students in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional ...

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