Education

May 20, 2020

UPDATE: This morning Dr. John Ravally met with members of his administration to discuss this year's graduation ceremonies in light of the new directive from Governor Murphy and guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education, according to school officials.  In addition to Franklin High ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - During Mayor Phil Kramer's weekly virtual town hall meeting, Franklin Township Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally announced a new survey parents and guardians can take to provide remote learning feedback. The announcement came on the heels of Gov. Phil Murphy's daily ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Public School officials announced on its website a change in routine for meal distribution to students that receive free/reduced breakfast and lunch in the district. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally detailed the change in the following letter dated ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -  Thomas Edison EnergySmart School administration, announced this morning that all the school will be closed for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Following is the text of her letter posted to the school district's website: The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Public Schools will have a delayed opening to help give staff members the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the district's "Remote Learning Plan" according to school officials.  The following message was sent out to FTPS families: This is a message ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin Township Public Schools will conserve five school days by utilizing "Emergency Closing Days" should the district require an emergency closing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a letter posted on the district website Wednesday night.  An "Emergency Closing Day" ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you have a child who will be five years old on or before Oct. 31, 2020, now is the time to get them registered for the school year 2020-2021.  Registration will be conducted at Sampson G. Smith Campus, this Wednesday and Thursday between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. TAP here for more ...

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The author Nan Menon is currently the Chief Education Officer of Cedar Hill Prep School located in Somerset, NJ.  For more information on Ms. Menon or Cedar Hill Prep School please contact 732.356.5400 ext 32 or visit our website at www.cedarhillprep.com.  SOMERSET, NJ - Type and Quality of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ On the morning of January 21st, the Cedar Hill Prep (CHP) community gathered in the gymnasium to support the twenty-four contestants as they competed in our annual CHP Spelling Bee. The entire competition was quite impressive, with Grades 1- 8 participating, and lasting 10 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ- Come and see why Cedar Hill Prep School students are in the top 10 percent in the country. The Office of Admission cordially invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. These Open Houses will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 lottery for Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School is January 24, 2020. The lottery will be held on February 1, 2020, at 10 am in the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Gym and is open to the public. TAP here to fill out an ...

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The author Nan Menon is currently the Chief Education Officer of Cedar Hill Prep School located in Somerset, NJ.  For more information on Ms. Menon or Cedar Hill Prep School please contact 732.356.5400 ext 32 or visit our website at www.cedarhillprep.com.  A study in the Journal of Early ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Last night, the Franklin Township Board of Education swore in new and returning members at its reorganization meeting. Walter Jackson, the lone new addition to the board, joined returning members Nancy LaCorte and Ardaman Singh. LaCorte and Singh were reelected while serving as ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Schools across the state are trying to better align the classroom experience with the increasingly technology-driven society waiting for students after graduation. According to the state Department of Education – with the exception of the high school – nine out of the 10 schools in ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Five of Franklin Township’s public schools were recently recognized by the Future Ready Schools – New Jersey coalition with certifications emphasizing relative success in leadership, education and classroom practice and technology support and services. For 2019, bronze-level ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - School officials presented standardized test scores and safety reports during last month's Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting. Last year the DOE announced that students would take shorter tests under a different name – leaving behind the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for ...

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The Nation’s Report Card is published each year by the National Assessment of Education Progress(NAEP) regarding K-12 achievement scores. “Over the past decade, there has been no progress in either mathematics or reading performance and the lowest-performing students are doing worse,” said Peggy ...

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Parents! Do you know if your teen has virtual friends? What information do they share on snapchat, tiktok, online chat rooms? The latest Pew Research data(2018) find that Teens are more likely to spend time with their friends online on a daily basis than to do so in person This survey ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The board of education accepted almost $46,000 in grants and donations of money and equipment Thursday night to support programs like integrated sports, the district’s Positive Behavior in Schools (PBIS) effort and leadership training at the high school.  Frank J. Semcer Sr.

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SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin High School student John Guirguis, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.  Guirguis was among a talent pool of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - A familiar bustled settled on Franklin Township this morning. Kids and parents – some clustered in little groups, others standing alone with headphones in – emerged from their summer burrows to stand on street corners waiting for buses, heads swiveling like meerkats. It could only ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The public is invited to Franklin High School's "Clap-In" at the school Thursday morning at 7 am.  The purpose of the event is to cheer on FHS students as they enter their 1st day of the 2019-2020 school year.  Related article: Enter to Win TAPinto Franklin/Somerset's 3rd ...

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Franklin High School's Junior Classical League went to the National Convention for a week in July at North Dakota State University.  Seven Franklin students attended, led by advisor Jennifer Jones.   Alex Pagnetti won a national JCL scholarship (in absentia).  Franklin won 13th in our ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - “Welcome home, Lou.”  Superintendent John Ravally and the Franklin Township Board of Education said they were thrilled to have Louis Solomon, a former educator and head football coach in the district, back in Franklin.  Solomon will reignite his career in the township as a vice ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - With students on break for the summer, the Franklin Township Board of Education is looking to the upcoming school year.  After developing the district’s goals for the 2019-2020 school year earlier this month, the board approved them at Thursday’s board of education meeting. They ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin High School Class of 2019 was honored at graduation ceremonies Friday afternoon. On Warriors Stadium, thousands of friends and family members watched as 565 seniors graduated. Class of 2019 Co-Presidents Sarah Vickerie, and Jerijah McCray, along with Class of 2019 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The vast majority of Franklin students kept their noses clean during the first half of the school year, the district’s Student Safety Data System report found. Only 22 percent, nine percent and four percent of students were sent to the office for discipline at the high school, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - After months of site visits and input from principals and maintenance staff across the district, DRG Architects presented the initial long-range facilities plan to the board of education last night. The plan, which will go to the board’s facilities committee on July 23 for ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin High School senior class had its moment in the spotlight during the district’s Senior Awards Night on Wednesday.  For many students, four years of toil culminated in well-deserved recognition from teachers and administrators and the financial cushion of scholarship ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The call and response reverberated around the auditorium as students sounded off with a cacophony of pride and emotion. “When I say ‘AVA,’ you say ‘All day!’” “AVA” “All day!” The Aspects of Video Awards – celebrating the work of the Aspects of Video classes in Franklin ...

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