Education

November 14, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The preschool program at Hillsborough High School is accepting applications for preschool-aged children entering the class in January 2019.  The program will hold an open house for interested families on Monday, Nov. 19, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 510 at Hillsborough High ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ- Three Raritan Valley Community College Engineering majors helped make the night “glow” during Duke Farms’ Annual CreatureFest. The students, Alia Rind of Hillsborough, Sushmita Singh of Bridgewater and Arthur Romano of Franklin, members of the College’s Authentic Engineering ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

  TRENTON, NJ - In addition to voting on local, county, congressional and school board elections Tuesday, Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve a ballot question that would authorize the state to borrow $500 million to spend on education and infrastructure. Public Question No. 1 ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Seventy-five girls from schools throughout Somerset County participated in the third annual STEM program sponsored by the county Commission on the Status of Women held Oct. 27 at the county Vocational & Technical High School. “This was a wonderful opportunity for these ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Any freshman walking into high school for the first time can find it overwhelming and intimidating, but for a student with special needs those feelings can be laced with added stress, anxiety, and isolation.  That’s why because of its size, reputation for nurturing, philosophy, ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - To recognize and celebrate the artwork of local students, state Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16th} will present a free art show featuring their work and introduce the new Roy Freiman Art Scholarship. “Our community is filled with gifted students who have a wealth of artistic ...

Read more »

ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Several dozen volunteers joined forces last weekend for an ambitious facelift project at Woodfern Elementary School. Parents, students and Woodfern staff with rakes, shovels and paint brushes spent the day on several projects, from weeding flower beds and planting flowers to ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal. "He was a man with a large stature, but he ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts. Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve ...

Read more »

  TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Legislature reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and its support for the efforts of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey by proclaiming Oct. 6 as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in the state. The Senate unanimously passed a joint ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education has approved a memorandum of agreement for a partnership with Bridgewater Township to hire three Class III officers to serve in the district during the school year – and the township council is expected to approve it during the Oct.1 council ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jim McFarland has been selected as the High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2018 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). McFarland is responsible for the implementation of the Hillsborough High School’s Raider Strength and ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post # 8371 is now accepting entries to the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen scholarship competitions, according to Post Commander Tom Cellilli. The Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is one of America’s oldest counties with an abundant history that dates back to the 1600s. Starting this September, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will continue to explore community, state, and world history through a series of lectures and ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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, ...

Read more »

  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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

  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 ...

Read more »

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" ...

Read more »

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

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »