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Franklin Township: Peer Mentorship Program Debuts at FHS

November 12, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - When Franklin High School asked for students to step up and mentor peers in need of guidance, the response was overwhelming.

More than 100 students have signed on as leadership volunteers for the Warrior Peer Mentorship Program, which is making its debut this year at just the right time.

“With the ever-evolving world of technology and the mainstreaming of social media, ...

Franklin Township: Y Vote? Just Ask Our Youth

SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year. 

Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories received $500, while $200 went to second place, and $100 to third ...

Franklin Township: St. Matthias' Father Douglas J. Haefner Resigns as Questions of Parish Finances Arise

SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2. 

"It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious questions and concerns that recently have been raised regarding the handling of parish ...

FHS Students Among Y Vote Contest Winners

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - You’re never too young to flex your muscles when it comes to the power, responsibility and rights associated with voting. That’s the message that the Greater New Brunswick Area chapter of the NJ League of Women Voters tried to get across with its first-ever student essay/video Y Vote contest for Somerset and Middlesex counties.

And although some of the winners ...

Franklin Student Safety Data System report shows decline in discipline referrals across district


SOMERSET, NJ: The Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) framework used in Franklin schools to address behavioral and disciplinary issues is getting results. Compared to 2016-2017, discipline referrals across the district showed clear declines for the 2017-2018 school year.

Discipline write-ups were down almost 22 percent at the high school level, the middle schools saw more than a 36 ...

St. Joseph High School Student among Semifinalists in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Michael Botting, a senior at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition.

Botting, a Piscataway resident joins 16,000 other seniors in the annual competition, now in its 64th year of awarding scholarships to high achieving high school graduates.

“To be considered for an award, semifinalists ...

Franklin students’ PARCC test scores in math fall behind English as district plans for a new school year (UPDATE)

SOMERSET, NJ - The percentage of Franklin students that met or exceeded expectations on the math section of the PARCC test are below the levels of achievement seen on the English portion of the test in 2018. When averaged across all grade levels, 38.8 percent of students scored at or above expectations in math, compared to 47.6 percent in English.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and ...


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Franklin Township: Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Celebrates Halloween

October 31, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Today, October 31, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School celebrated Halloween with our annual Trunk or Treat event. It was a perfect brisk morning for the students to go outside in their costumes and enjoy the festivities.

We had parents there with decorated trunks ready to fill their bags with candy.

TEECS provided all parent participants with coffee to keep them warm.