Education

November 17, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mother Nature's surprisingly treacherous early snowfall on Thursday prevented the Memorial Middle School Drama Club's opening night performance of Disney's "High School Musical Junior," forcing a late afternoon cancellation because of dangerous area road conditions. Disappointed, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Before digging into the turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving, head to the McDonald's at 361 Route 18 South in East Brunswick on Wednesday, November 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a Dine to Donate. Ten percent of all receipts will be donated to Spotswood High School's Class of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Thursday, November 15 performance of the Memorial Middle School Drama Club’s production of “High School Musical” is canceled due to the inclement weather. Pre-sale tickets for tonight’s performance at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium will be honored at the Friday, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Memorial Middle School Music, Band and Drama Director Christina Restine's first production took the stage back in 2013. Restine's directorial debut was "The Wizard of Oz." On November 15, the Milltown native and Spotswood High School alumnus' sixth production takes the stage at the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is once again setting up a Pie Patch at each of the Spotswood School District's four schools on the last day of school before the Thanksgiving holiday. Teachers, support staff and administrators can choose a pie from the patch to take home to their families to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Indie/alternative rock band Volume Up will be headlining a concert at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. All of the proceeds from this family-friendly concert will go to benefit Music for Relief. Music for Relief was founded in 2004 by the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The stage at the Immaculate Conception School will be transformed into a "whole new world" as the curtain is set to go up on a three performance run of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. The ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's Class of 2021 are hosting a wreath and garland sale from now through November 19. The undecorated fresh wreaths and garlands are from Gasko's Family Farm & Greenhouse in Monroe Township. Wreaths are available in 12 and 16 inch sizes and all garlands are ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Memorial Middle School Drama Club's annual fall production will be Disney's "High School Musical: One Act Edition." Three performances of the theatrical musical adaptation of the extremely popular blockbuster Disney movie "High School Musical" will be performed on Thursday, ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Sunday evening's Haunted River Walk is canceled due to poor path conditions. Saturday's nor'easter left the Mill Pond Path littered with debris. Haunted River Walk organizers decided to cancel because the path was too muddy and cluttered with leftover debris from the storm, making ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The fall nor'ester making its way through the Garden State today has forced the cancellation of Saturday's Haunted River Walk. Sunday, October 28 is the rain date for tonight's walk. Weather permitting this evening's scheduled Haunted River Walk will take place tomorrow from 7 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School was alive with laughs and basketball high jinks on Monday as the Harlem Wizards came to the borough for their annual fall matchup with the Spotswood All-Stars. This family-friendly event is always a huge draw and serves as a popular fundraiser for the Spotswood ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Get ready for an early Halloween thrill with the borough's annual Haunted River Walk. This year's creepy stroll along the Mill Pond Path is full of things that go bump in the night and features a haunting through history theme. The scream-worthy event is hosted by Joyce Kilmer ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On November 6, Dulce Branco-Rivera is seeking re-election to the Spotswood Board of Education, running against fellow incumbent Mariellen Chasan and Suzanne Krainski for one of the two seats available. Branco-Rivera has served on the Spotswood BOE for the past eight years and has ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On the ballot for the local elections on November 6 are two open seats on the Spotswood Board of Education. Dulce Branco-Rivera, Mariellen Chasan and Suzanne Krainski are all vying for the BOE seats. Branco-Rivera and Chasan are seeking re-election while Krainski is a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District announced service arrangements for Spotswood High School English teacher John Chaya who passed away suddenly on Tuesday. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Mayo Funeral Home in Berwick, Pennsylvania. "We ...

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SPOTWOOD, NJ - Get the car washed and clear out the closet on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Spotswood High School. The Spotswood High School Band will be washing cars and collecting clothes for needy area families. The cost for a car wash is $5 per vehicle. The following items ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District is mourning the sudden passing of long time Spotswood High School English teacher John Chaya. Chaya's death shocked and saddened the staff and student body of Spotswood High School on Tuesday. The Pennsylvania native was a teacher at Spotswood High ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mother Nature cooperated with International Walk to School Day as many Spotswood School District students and parents left the cars at home today for a refreshing morning walk to school. International Walk to School Day is held on the Wednesday of the first full week of October ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With the 2018-19 school year underway, the Spotswood School District's Schoenly School is adopting a school-wide focus that works toward teaching to the whole child. While this is not a new concept in early childhood education, the difference with the Social Emotional Learning focus ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime borough resident Jim Dabroski will be receiving a special honor from the Saint Stanislaus Kostka School in Sayreville at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year. Dabroski or Mr. Jim as he is affectionately known by the students, staff and administration at St. Stans ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In August, the Schoenly School, Appleby School and the Memorial Middle School were all named as National PTA Schools of Excellence. The National PTA School of Excellence award is the highest honor a Parent Teacher Association can receive. On September 28, it was time for the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - International Walk to School Day is held on the Wednesday of the first full week of October every fall. It's been a mainstay since 1997. The Spotswood PTA is an avid supporter of Walk to School Day and is helping to coordinate the events for this year's stroll to school on ...

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EVANSTON, IL - Spotswood High School senior Paige Dadika joined a list of seniors from 53 other Central Jersey high schools when she was named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist on September 12. Dadika was the only Spotswood High School senior on the list that included semifinalists from ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Parents and guardians of Spotswood High School seniors will want to mark the calendar for SHS' upcoming Senior College Planning/Financial Aid Night on Monday, October 1 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium. October and November is when most ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood DECA will hold its second annual mun sale from now until Wednesday, September 26. The nine inch mum pots are $5 for an individual pot or $20 for five mum plants. Mums can be ordered in burgundy, orange, yellow, white or purple. This year's mum sale is being organized by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Immaculate Conception School students will be treated to a new classroom this year. An outdoor classroom was unveiled last week as the 2018-19 school year got underway. The inviting outside learning environment is the product of an Eagle Scout project completed by Spencer Mochari in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District welcomed students back to school on Thursday. For many students, September 6 was the first-ever day of school while Spotswood High School's Class of 2019 walked into school to begin their final year. Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely and Helmetta Mayor Chris ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown School District welcomes students back on Thursday, September 6 for the 2018-19 school year. Teachers return on Tuesday, September 4. Student schedules and class assignments have been available on the Genesis portal since August 24. Supply lists are also available for ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As the last few days of summer hang in the humid breeze, Spotswood School District teachers and coaches have been busy getting classrooms and teams ready for the official opening of school and sports on next week. The Spotswood PTA elves have also been very busy granting teacher ...

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