In The Schools

March 23, 2019

CRANFORD - Cranford High School is offering a new opportunity for students: to play with dogs and puppies during lunch to reduce school-induced stress. Certified therapy dogs are brought in to the high school by their owners to sit and play with students a few times a month. Laurie DiRusso, a ...

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CRANFORD - At Wednesday's Planning Board meeting, Cranford Public Schools' Superintendent, Dr. Scott Rubin, and demographer, Ross Haber, spoke on the potential impact the application for 750 Walnut Avenue could have on the school system. Through the use of a more "micro-study" rather than a ...

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CRANFORD - Mrs. Valerie Gormely has been named the Walnut Avenue School Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Gormely has worked for Cranford Public Schools for the last 7 years and has worked with children with exceptional learning needs in a variety of capacities over the last 12 years. She worked as a ...

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Dr. Kurt M. Krause, DMD in his effort to advance oral health this past February during National Children’s Dental Health Month visited Cranford’s Walnut Avenue School to volunteer for the month-long celebration.  During his visit, Dr. Krause encouraged beneficial dietary habits to help children ...

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CRANFORD - Brookside Place Elementary School (BPS) is pleased to announce that Mrs. Anne Marie Francis has been selected as the Classroom Teacher of the Year from nominations made by the school community as part of the New Jersey Department of Education 2018-19 Governor’s Educator of the Year ...

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CRANFORD - Mrs. Francis' P.M. Kindergarten class at Brookside Place School made Valentine’s Day gift bags for the kids and patients at Children’s Specializes Hospital, a RWJBarnabas Health Facility.  The gift bags were delivered to the hospital to spread love during the month of February. This ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford School District administrators have been searching for solutions to several problems raised by community members about the benefits of full-day Kindergarten and the unfair divide between grades in separate schools. To respond to these concerns, Superintendent Scott Rubin and ...

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CRANFORD— 2018 proved to be a tough period for staff, parents, and children at Cranford's Orange Avenue School after one Special Educator was arrested for alleged threats towards the school. Starting off 2019, another Special Educator from Cranford's Orange Avenue School is making news too, GOOD ...

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CRANFORD - Following the departures of Daniel Demarco and Cathy Sheridan, Terry Darling and Brian McCarthy officially took their seats on the Cranford Board of Education at Monday's Reorganization Meeting. While Darling and McCarthy are new to the Board, William Hulse and Maria Loikith retained ...

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CRANFORD - Register your child for the Cougar Cubs program, a part of the Child Development Class held at Cranford High School, for the 2019-2020 school year. The program is looking for Cranford residents who have children 3-5 years of age (must be potty trained). This program provides a ...

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CRANORD - Matthew Acosta, a special education teacher at Orange Avenue School has admitted to making a perceived general threat against the school where he worked late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday. Acosta, 34, of Kenilworth pleaded guilty to ...

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CRANFORD - Back in October, Dr. Rubin and the Cranford Board of Education introduced the Reimagining Cranford Schools Proposal.  Like any proposed change, the reception has been split throughout the residents of the town. After the initial introduction meeting on October 30 at Cranford High ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education will continue to hold two tuition-based full-day kindergartens for the 2019-2020 school year, pending sufficient enrollment. In anticipation of high interest in the program, your child’s participation will be based on a lottery. Children who will be ...

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CRANFORD - In light of recent, jarring events across the country and the world, the administration at Cranford High School has taken upon itself to increase the safety and security of the students and staff. Several new protocols have been put into place since the beginning of the school year to ...

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CRANFORD - On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools, released an update on Matthew Acosta, the Orange Avenue School faculty member arrested for terroristic threats. Rubin's message read:   Dear Parents and Guardians, Staff, Students, and Community ...

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CRANFORD - In a report obtained by TAPinto Cranford from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, some disturbing details on the arrest of Orange Avenue School faculty member Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth, have been released.  Certain portions have been partially redacted to omit personal ...

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CRANFORD - On Thursday afternoon, Mark Spivey, the Director of Communications for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, released a statement on Matthew Acosta, a faculty member of Orange Avenue School who was arrested last Friday.  "State Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann today granted ...

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CRANFORD - On Friday, November 2nd, the Cranford Police Department was alerted to an incident involving a threat made by a faculty member of Orange Avenue School. Following an investigation by members of the Cranford Police Department, Matthew Acosta, 33, of Kenilworth was charged with one count of ...

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CRANFORD - Residents of Cranford were shell-shocked a few weeks ago when Cranford Public Schools Superintendent, Dr Rubin, sent out a message about a proposal to "Reimagine Cranford Schools." The proposal calls for an adjustment to the long-used system of "neighborhood schools" in favor of ...

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CRANFORD - Lincoln School is very excited about its new playground. Thanks to the generous donation from the Union County Freeholders, Lincoln School inaugurated its new playground on Friday, October 26, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by students, Dr. Rubin, and the Union County ...

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CRANFORD - Over the past few weeks since Superintendent Scott Rubin announced the proposal, "Reimagining Cranford Public Schools," many of the community have been up in arms about the potential changes and the costs associated with said proposal. "Reimagining Cranford Public Schools" calls for the ...

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CRANFORD - On Thursday, Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Schools, announced that along with the three community meetings being held at Cranford High School on October 30, November 28, and December 17 on the proposal to reimagine Cranford Public Schools, there will now be an additional ...

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CRANFORD - On Monday, parents and guardians of the students of the Cranford School District received an email from Dr. Scott Rubin, Superintendent of Cranford Schools, about possible changes coming to the district. Though Dr. Rubin described the district as "high performing," he mentioned that ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence (CFEE) has awarded more than $32,000 in grants to support a variety of educational innovations in the Cranford schools during the 2018-2019 academic year. The grants will benefit students across the school district. The Cranford school ...

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CRANFORD - Everyone has that certain teacher that leaves a lasting memory. But just like every other job, there comes a time where one gets to ride off into the sunset. Here is a list of the Cranford School District retirements, according to the Board of Education approved minutes. Hillside ...

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CRANFORD - At Monday's Board of Education meeting, Dr. Curt Fogas, Cranford's School Safety Specialist, presented the new security upgrades, enhancements, and protocols Cranford schools received over the summer which include: Safety Vestibules - each school will have an electronic double door ...

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CRANFORD - Up for grabs in the 2018 Cranford Board of Education election will be a one-year unexpired seat and three three-year expired seats.  The deadline for candidates to file to run was Monday, July 30th. Erin Turnamian and Brian McCarthy are vying for the one-year unexpired seat, vacated ...

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CRANFORD - In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed Cranford Public Schools No. 28, up from No. 40 last year. It ranked Cranford High School No. 65 among public schools in the state. Niche gave Cranford Public Schools an ...

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CRANFORD - It was a beautiful day as the members of the Cranford High School Class of 2018 took their places on Memorial Field for the Graduation Ceremony on Thursday night.  Class President Anna Kalafatis, Principal Mark Cantagallo, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin, Board of Education President ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford High School held its Senior Prom on Friday at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany. Check out the photos our readers submitted. 

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