SCVTHS Students Win Gold at the 2017 New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships

April 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On April 8, Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School students competed against other career and technical education students from around the state at the 2017 New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships. 

Out of the 85 students from SCVTHS who competed, 52 received medals including 19 gold. 

The gold medal winners are now eligible to test their skills ...

Help Hillcrest Elementary School Win Colgate & ShopRite Recycled Playground Challenge 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Want to help Hillcrest Elementary School win a new playground and help keep the town green at the same time?

From today until June 30, you have a chance to do both by participating in a contest run by TerraCycle, and sponsored by Colgate and ShopRite. 

TerraCycle is an international upcycling (to reuse discarded objects or materials) and recycling ...

Franklin Township: Possible Luring Attempt At Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sampson G. Smith students were approached by a Caucasian man in a car while they were walking to their bus stop this Wednesday, according to the district's website. 

The website went on to say, the students were engaged in conversation and this made them feel uncomfortable so they ran.

“We remind our residents to maintain awareness of their ...

RVCC Concludes Women's History Month with "A Woman's Story"

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Cultural differences and commonalities were the focus of a Women’s History Month program cosponsored by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women and the Raritan Valley Community College Office of Multicultural Affairs.

“A Woman’s Story: A Celebration of Culture” was held March 30 at the RVCC conference center. More than 100 people ...

UPDATE: Franklin Park School Hosts First Women's Career Day

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Franklin Park Elementary School invited professionals to share their experiences with students for their first Women's Career Day, Wednesday. 

Guest speakers came from a diverse background of professions, such as - law enforcement, firefighting, accounting, education, medical, government, entrepreneurship, ground transportation, and much ...

RVCC Celebrates Women's History Month


BRANCHBURG, NJ - In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center at Raritan Valley Community College, with assistance from the RVCC Foundation, is sponsoring a number of events the week of March 27.

The programs will feature a keynote lecture by author Rebecca Traister.

The events will include talks from scholars, authors, students, activists and leaders ...

RVCC Approves 2018 Budget, $4 Per Credit Tution Increase

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $54.9 million operating budget for FY 2018.

The operating budget anticipates level funding from the State of New Jersey and the Counties of Somerset and Hunterdon.

The budget includes $750,000 in cost savings from an administrative restructuring and attrition, as well as a $4 per credit tuition ...

Franklin Township: No Tax Increase on 2017-2018 School District Budget

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A slight decrease will be included in the Board of Education's preliminary 2017-18 school district budget. 

The decrease represents a tax rate of $1.465 per $1000 of assessed valuation for the calendar year 2017 vs. $1.472 per $1000 for 2016. 

As a result of the decrease, a home with an assessed value of $200,000 thousand would see a $14.81 drop in ...

Franklin Township School District Public Finance Committee Meeting Re-scheduled

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Board of Education Finance Committee has rescheduled its meeting from Monday, March 20, to Tuesday, March 21. 

The purpose of the meeting is for the presentation of the preliminary 2017-2018 school budget to the finance committee and public for questions and comments from both.  


South Brunswick High School Students Collect Crayons For Local Children's Hospital

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In our world today, children are limited in the ways they can express themselves.

Art is one of the few options that had held throughout the generations. It is a simple way children can be boundlessly creative and produce something they are proud of.

The best part is, giving children this opportunity can be as easy as providing them with just a few crayons and a sheet ...

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Bright Beginnings Learning Center To Receive Innovations in Special Education Award

April 24, 2017

PISCATAWAY--The Bright Beginnings Learning Center’s (BBLC) “Coding and Robotics Club” is one of seven programs statewide selected to receive an “Innovations in Special Education Award” for “successful, creative efforts” enabling special needs students to achieve their potential.

The BBLC “Coding and Robotics Club” entry was one of 57 ...