Education

September 19, 2018

GLEN ROCK & FAIR LAWN, NJ - Three Glen Rock students and one Fair Lawn student were among the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program Claire A. Beezley, Filip Domlija and Isabel A. Siggers, all Glen Rock High School students, made the list ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Borough taxpayers will decide the fate of a $14 million referendum question on March 12, 2019 which requests funding for air-conditioning units, field improvements, a media center overhaul and auditorium upgrades in the district’s six schools. On Sept. 17, the nine-member ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Board of Education has scheduled 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 as the date for the $14M referendum vote in the high school media center, according to the district superintendent. The date represents a change from its originally planned vote on Sept. 25. The architect will submit ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Board of Education approved a $14 million referendum question for March 12, 2019, addressing air conditioning, field and media center improvements, and a renovation of the auditorium. Business Administrator Michael Rinderknecht said he recommends a 20-year bond slated to ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - For Courtney Toronto, high school was all about science, but she did find time for a little "twirling" around. "I especially liked biology," she said. "I liked learning about what makes one person have brown hair and another blond." Toronto, a June Fair Lawn High School ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - One of the most critical elements in school safety is getting our community’s children to and from school safely. The Glen Rock Police Department assigns School Crossing Guards at twenty key locations to assist children going to and from our schools. While the primary role of a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – As the Fair Lawn school district prepares to reopen for the new school year, “significantly” fewer students will be affected by the district’s soft borders policy, Superintendent Nick Norcia said. At a school board meeting on Aug. 23, Norcia announced that as of Aug. 22, only ...

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Editor's Note: The Special 3 Officers will be employed part time by the Police Department and work in the schools full time Monday to Friday, according to the school administration. FAIR LAWN, NJ – On the heels of the board's $320,400 district-wide school security initiative, the Fair Lawn Board ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Board of Education released a revised Back-To-School Night 2018-2019 list as noted below: Edison Tuesday, September 25 6:30 PM Forrest Wednesday, September 26 6:30 PM Lyncrest Thursday, September 27 6:30 PM Milnes Thursday, September 27 6:30 PM Radburn Thursday, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The borough hired four Special Class 3 officers who will be working in Fair Lawn Schools beginning in September. Mike Figueroa, Tom Smith, Rafael Marcano and Bryan DiPasquale will be joining four other officers who started last school year as Special Class 3 officers, all of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Glen Rock Board of Education will defer its recent award of nearly $150,000 in state aid to be utilized in the 2019-2020 budget for tax relief, according to board officials. The school district received the monies on the heels of the recent funding formula reform approved by ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The Fair Lawn Public School district is ranked #11 as one of the top school districts in New Jersey for 2019, according to Niche.com, the online educational review and ranking site. The rankings were released this week as part of the website’s 2019 K-12 rankings.

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – After serving for six years on the Glen Rock Board of Education, Trustee Elizabeth Carr said she will not run for re-election come November. “It’s time,” said Carr outside a conference room near the superintendent’s office on Tuesday, July 31 before the public portion of a board ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ -- A longtime tradition at Fair Lawn Public Schools is the Extended School Year (ESY) at Westmoreland School. The ESY celebrated with Community Helper’s Week with a visit from the Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Police Department and Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.

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Editor's Note: The original story said tax savings were $4. The revision states the savings are monthly. FAIR LAWN, NJ – The average borough homeowner can anticipate a $4/month reduction in their tax bills next year, thanks to the Board of Education’s decision Thursday to allocate nearly half of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – The borough's nine-school district is considering allocating nearly half of its $2.1 million in additional state funding towards tax relief for the 2019-2020 school year, among other ideas. The board will take a final vote on how to spend the funds 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Police Department has called-off a "controlled explosion" at Westmoreland School for training purposes that was supposed to take place at approximately 10 a.m. this morning, according to Board of Education officials. The Bergen County Bomb Squad was going ...

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FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - Letters to the Editor are a time-honored tradition in the newspaper industry and now that so much of news has moved online, the letters explaining a personal point of view have moved with it. While many of our letters come during election time, TapInto invites ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – In keeping with 21st Century learning and college and career readiness, the Board of Education gave the green light last week on design preparations for a TV broadcast television studio and maker space for the Glen Rock Middle and High School Media Center. The additions are ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Following an incident involving at least 300 chairs allegedly “thrown” around the football field at Glen Rock High School after the June 21 commencement ceremony, the Board of Education is working to garner proposals for the possibility of installing security cameras on the upper ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Board of Education welcomed Liz Wellinghorst to the district as a community relations liaison – a new position the district developed during its recent middle school expansion referendum to get the word out about the “great things” happening in the Fair Lawn district ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – After the Glen Rock school district bade farewell to 196 graduates on Thursday, June 21, a charming commencement ceremony turned “appalling” afterward when a trustee said events transpired over the weekend that she said left her “completely disturbed.” At a board meeting on ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – John A. Forrest Elementary School will see a new face in the fall when Damon Placenti, previously of the Rutherford School district, will take the helm as the new principal. Placenti, who was appointed on June 25, will be paid an annual salary of $141,465. He was one of 70 ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Under blue skies outlined with fluffy white clouds and a setting sun, 196 eager graduates marched to the dignified tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” on the football field and received their diplomas and said their good-byes during Glen Rock High School’s 60th Annual commencement ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Three hundred and sixty-four students marched onto Virgil G. Sasso Field under sunny skies as the 74th class to receive their diplomas from Fair Lawn High School on June 21. “This is my 13th graduation and I know exactly when all the trains pass by,” retiring principal James ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – The Bergen Community College Foundation distributed approximately $200,000 to 169 students during its annual spring scholarship awards ceremony May 9. Eleven students from Fair Lawn and two students from Glen Rock received awards. Each of the scholarships – funded by community ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – District Interim Superintendent Ernest Palestis thanked the Fair Lawn Board of Education for “two fabulous years” at a “top-notch school district” during his final board meeting on June 14. “I didn’t know I was going to be here a second year. That was a pleasant surprise, but you ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Robert Ax Award for 2018 (drum roll, please) – the 49th year of the award – went to Katherine Bennin, a Social Studies teacher at Glen Rock High School; and Tara Smith, a sixth-grade block teacher for Glen Rock Middle School. The Robert Ax Award is given each June to both a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Bruce Packer is hosting a "A Conversation About Kids, Guns, And Safety" 7 p.m. on Monday June 18 at Glen Rock Borough Hall, 1 Harding Plaza. The following speakers will educate the audience: Lisa O'Donoghue and Larisa Mendez Downes, Bergen County Local Group of Moms Demand ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock School District’s Teachers/Educational Services Professionals of the Year as recognized at the June 12 Board of Education Meeting: (from left) Glen Rock Middle Seventh Grade School Social Studies teacher Tara Leibman; Glen Rock Middle School Principal Jennifer Wirt; ...

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