Education

September 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Two seniors at Hillsborough High School are among a group of 16,000 nationwide to qualify as seminfinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program. Curtis Chen and Smay R. Shah are among the elite students nationwide that have an opportunity to continue in the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- During recess, the Triangle Elementary School playground in Hillsborough is a loud, fun, and energetic place to play. But what if you are looking for a quiet place to sit and talk with a new friend or catch up with an old friend who is in a different class? What if you don’t ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Hundreds of students, teachers and staff will have an unexpected early dismissal on the first day of school. Due to the excessive heat that is predicted for tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 6, all Hillsborough Township Public Schools will close early according to a notice in the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Second-year Hillsborough High School girls soccer coach Lennaert Bitter looks at last season as a learning experience, not only himself, but the team as well. Bitter, who has been coaching youth soccer players for the last 20-plus years, both in the United States and abroad, ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Township Committee recently honored several young artists from township schools selected as winners of the art contest at the 2018 Green Living and Wellness Fair. Each of the winners was presented with a certificates in recognition of their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Celeste Onka wasn’t interested in attending a four-year college after graduating from Somerville High School in 1968. She didn’t want to get lost in a giant sea of freshman, or spend four years focusing on one subject when she was still unsure of her career plans. But then a new ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation that requires new school buses to be equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts. The measure, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson, Lisa Swain and Chris Tully, was signed by Murphy on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by two central New Jersey lawmakers that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team volunteered to clean up the Raritan River Aug. 18, picking up trash and more along the banks of the river in Bridgewater and Raritan. — Photos by Dawn Wilde

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Continuing the initiative to build a stronger connection between the Somerset County business community and New Jersey’s education community, the Somerset County Business Partnership will host a workshop to address the connection between business and high school graduates on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Viktoria Wargo, a Special Needs teacher at Triangle Elementary School in Hillsborough, has been named 2018-19 Somerset County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education. Wargo and teachers selected in each of the the state’s 21 counties were recognized for their ...

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  MANVILLE, NJ - Historically one of the most underfunded school districts in New Jersey, Manville schools will receive an additional $3,280,647 state aid in the coming year, representing a 54.2 percent increase over FY-2018 state aid, according to Sen. Christopher "Kip"  Kip Bateman (R-16) and ...

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CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ – Gov. Phil MurphyTuesday signed landmark legislation to fully and fairly fund public school districts in the Garden State. The bill, S-2, modernizes the State’s school funding formula for the first time in ten years. “This legislation is long overdue and I thank Senate ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - School districts throughout Somerset County will receive increased state aid for the 2018-19 school year  - except for Hillsborough. State aid to Hillsborough Township schools will see a slight 1.11 percent reduction for the 2018-19 school year according to figures released by ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill. But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating. The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill. But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating. The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  Students in Scott Kallens’ sophomore United States History/Honors class did not take a traditional final exam this year. Instead, the students researched, developed and presented proposals to improve the resources and exhibit offerings at the Stoutsburg African American ...

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  Pooja Menon was Inducted into National Honorary Society Phi Beta Kappa ALLENTOWN, PA -  Pooja Menon of Hillsborough was one of 58 students inducted this spring into the Muhlenberg College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in America. Founded in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough welcomed the winners of the organization's annual scholarship awards and their parents to a recent dinner meeting. Presenting the awards were Greg Burchette, township committeeman and president of the local Rotary chapter; Township ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Members of the Junior Raiders in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades received Academic Achievement award certificates for achieving straight A grades  in the 3rd marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Honoring these students on their academic achievements encourages ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 16-year veteran of Catholic school education has been named the new head of school for Immaculata High School. Joan Silo, Ed.S., most recently principal at St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach, Fla., will begin her new role on July 16, according to Msgr. Seamus F.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University is hosting the 73rd annual American Legion Jersey Boys State for 838 high school rising-seniors next week, including 39 from Somerset County. “In our 73rd year, we are very happy to welcome 883 of New Jersey’s brightest leaders to Jersey Boys State,” David ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In light of recently raised concerns about school bus safety after incidents occurring in Chesterfield and Paramus, Chairman Dan Benson and the Assembly Transportation Committee has moved to review legislation that would strengthen state law and increase protections of New Jersey ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - In between book projects, Hillsborough author Rikki Lynn Hauss has been working on a Master's thesis, spending as much time in front of her computer writing and researching as she does outdoors on the grounds of Sister2Sister off Hamilton Boulevard.where she has engineered a ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - Winners of the 2018 Historic Preservation and History Awards were recognized at a ceremony held recently at the historic Brook Arts Center. “Somerset County is fortunate to have so many people and organizations that understand the long-term benefits of preserving our past,” ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey. Kenneth ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The  Amsterdam Elementary School community, including 19 students, two former students, two teachers and one parent sat patiently as hair stylists trimmed their hair at the school last week which was collected and donated to Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that ...

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