In The Schools

June 3, 2020

CRANFORD - Walnut Avenue School (WAS) has announced that Annette Ritzer has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Mrs. Ritzer is a second grade teacher at Walnut Avenue School, and has been an educator for 32 years. She has made the learning environment in her second grade ...

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CRANFORD - Bloomingdale Avenue School (BAS) has announced that Diane Cruz has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Mrs. Diane Cruz is a first grade teacher at Bloomingdale Avenue School, where she has worked at for over 14 years. Prior to arriving at BAS, she taught for three ...

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CRANFORD - Students at Cranford High School received the news on March 12 that they would not be returning to school in light of the Coronavirus pandemic for an indefinite amount of time. Now, after over two months of quarantine and an announcement that traditional school will not resume for the ...

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CRANFORD - Hillside Avenue School (HAS) has announced that Lori Talbot has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Mrs. Talbot is a 3rd Grade Teacher at Hillside Avenue School. She has been teaching for 30 years and has received numerous awards and honors. "Mrs. Talbot has a ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education announced Monday night that Justin Roach has been named the new Assistant Principal of Cranford High School. According to the release, Roach was selected after an extensive search process, which included multiple interviews with the selection ...

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CRANFORD - Following Governor Phil Murphy's new executive order allowing public gatherings in cars, Cranford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin sent a letter to the community on Wednesday saying the district will revisit its plans for end of year celebrations. Rubin's letter read, "I ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to the Cranford High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Emma Baumann, and Salutatorian, Kaylee Marchese. Principal Mark Cantagallo's Comments: "Emma is a self-motivated, inquisitive, and compassionate young woman. She has a passion for learning and is extremely ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to the following students who achieved Academic Top 5% of the Class of 2020.  Emma Baumann   Grace Caldwell Joseph Coyne Paul DeBole Rebecca Gathercole Andrew Iacovano Victoria Lima Erin Lynskey Kaylee Marchese Virginia Saionz Daniel ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford High School Assistant Principal Dr. Barbara Carroll is retiring at the conclusion of the 2020 school year after 42 years of working in education. Dr. Carroll taught in several schools prior to arriving at Cranford High School in 1996. Initially working as an English teacher, ...

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CRANFORD - In a letter to the Cranford community Wednesday afternoon, Cranford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin said that the district is preparing for a potentially longer period of home instruction / distance learning, one that extends past the upcoming spring break. The closure ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford Public School Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced Wednesday morning that an individual who lives in another community, but is a teacher in the Cranford Public School System, has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with privacy laws, the Health Department is ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford Public Schools will be implementing its Emergency Education Plan (Home Instructional Distance Learning) beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, according to a letter to the community Friday morning. This decision was made in collaboration with the Township Health ...

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CRANFORD - All Cranford Public Schools will be closed on Friday, March 13, according to a letter circulated to the community on Thursday afternoon.  The district originally planned to close the schools on Monday, March 16 to develop strong and meaningful plans for students in the event of ...

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CRANFORD - Brookside Place Elementary School (BPS) has announced that Paula Nowicki has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educational Services Professional of the Year. According to the release, Nowicki's selection came from nominations made by the BPS community as part of the New Jersey Department ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Public Schools district will be closed on Monday, March 16 to prepare and develop strong and meaningful plans for students in the event of school closures due to the coronavirus, according to a letter sent to parents on Friday by Superintendent Scott Rubin.  With the ...

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CRANFORD - Brookside Place Elementary School (BPS) has announced that Donna Schlenker has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. According to the release, Schlenker's selection came from nominations made by the BPS community as part of the New Jersey Department of Education 2019-20 ...

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CRANFORD - What's been going on in Cranford Public Schools the past month? Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin provided the following for his February Superintendent Report. Cranford High School Dr. Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe Library & Learning Commons Dedication On February 6, ...

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CRANFORD - At one point, she couldn't get hired at Cranford High School because of her skin color. Now, the library is named after her. On Thursday, Cranford High School officially changed the name of its library to the "Dr. Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe Library and Learning Commons." Born in ...

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CRANFORD - At the January 27 Cranford Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced that Dr. Matthew Jennings has been named the new Director of Human Resources. Dr. Jennings takes over for Dr. Paul Ward, who retired in December. Dr. Jennings earned his B.A. from Rutgers ...

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CRANFORD - What's been going on in Cranford Public Schools the past month? Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin provided the following for his January Superintendent Report. CRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL On January 11th, Cranford High School participated in the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to Orange Avenue School's Mrs. Suzette de Araujo on being named the NJAHPERD (New Jersey Athletic Health Physical Education Recreation Dance) Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. This is de Araujo's fifth year teaching in the Cranford Public School ...

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CRANFORD - In a recent survey handed out to 72 Cranford High School students, they were asked to answer ten questions regarding local and national politics, which were given to them in a History or English class. The students had to answer the survey based on only their previous knowledge and were ...

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CRANFORD - Back in June of 2019, the Cranford Board of Education began looking into vaping detectors after seeing one used at a safety and security conference. With the use of vapes by teenagers on the rise, Cranford's Safety and Wellness Committee started to research several devices and ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education held its reorganization meeting on Monday night which saw the swearing in of Brett Dreyer, Nicole Sherrin Kessler, and Patrick Lynch to the Board. This past year's election featured six candidates (Dreyer, Kessler, Lynch, Brian McCarthy, Brian Lopez, ...

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CRANFORD - Parents and guardians of Cranford High School students were notified of an early dismissal Wednesday morning due to a water pipe malfunction. According to the notification, at approximately 10:10 am, there was a water pipe malfunction at Cranford High School, and unfortunately, the ...

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CRANFORD - What's been going on in Cranford Public School? Superintendent Scott Rubin provided the following for his December Superintendent's Report. STUDENTS CHS November "Students of the Month" are selected based on one or more of the following categories: Leadership, Achievement, ...

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CRANFORD - What happened in Cranford Public Schools in the month of November? The following is Dr. Scott Rubin's November Superintendent's Report. STUDENTS Four seniors Emma Baumann, Rebecca Gathercole, Victoria Lima, and Megan Robertson qualified to receive the Latin Seal of Biliteracy ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford Public Schools offers an inclusive half-day preschool Program called READY. The READY program is a regular education preschool program that places children with special needs with their typical peers. According to the release, the Philosophy is based on the rationale that ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford Board of Education President Kurt Petschow, Vice President Lisa Carbone, and board member William Hulse attended the Cranford Township Committee Workshop Meeting on Monday to come to an agreement on the Birchwood Development PILOT share.  The PILOT (payment in lieu of ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Board of Education will continue to hold two tuition-based full-day kindergartens for the 2020-2021 school year, pending sufficient enrollment. In anticipation of high interest in the program, your child’s participation will be based on a lottery. According to the ...

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