Education

June 5, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School Drama Club's spring production of the musical "Once on This Island" was scheduled to be performed the week the coronavirus pandemic shut down the Spotswood School District. The four-run performance had to be canceled and the cast and crew had one final ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is hosting a virtual Dance Party on Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m. DJ Wacky Wayne will be playing the tunes for the one-hour dance party for Spotswood School District students. Participants can register by emailing Robyn Cristi at RobynCristi@gmail.com. Space ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library remains closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Main Street library is hosting a virtual historical presentation on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Old Glory - History of the American Flag will be hosted by Kevin Woyce.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Victoria Morgan McGrath along with four other classmates is having her work featured in the high school's Virtual Art Show during the month of June. The Milltown native was a part of the Honors AP Art Studio class taught by Spotswood High School Art ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The borough is honoring the members of the Class of 2020 with banners. Banners showcasing the senior pictures of Helmetta's high school graduates will hang along Main Street for the month of June. The 27 banners were unveiled on Monday and are a gift to the graduates from Helmetta ...

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NEW JERSEY - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each spring, Spotswood High School holds an Art Show in its Media Center. The event coincides with the spring concert from the Spotswood High School music program. SHS's art and graphic arts departments showcase student work at the show that is always well-attended. In addition to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - For the past two springs, the Spotswood PTA has been hosting its popular Appleby Amazing Race to help Schoenly School first graders transition to the second through fifth grade Appleby School. This year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event had to be canceled. Instead, the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Amya Kayla Coleman moved to Spotswood from Sayreville her sophomore year. While the move three years ago was difficult, it ended up turning out to be a wonderful experience for Coleman. "Even though it was tough at times," Coleman said. "I made ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School Band Awards Banquet is held every spring. The event is always emceed by Spotswood High School Band Director Sarah Carino-Koza with the food catered by the program's band parents. It honors students in the program who have participated in the award-winning ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Ioannis Hatzistefanis is better known as Yanni by most people who know him. Hatzistefanis was a member of the Chargers boys varsity soccer team for all four years. The Spotswood native was a part of the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA and Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek are launching Summer Virtual Kickoff Spirit Week for the upcoming week of remote learning. Students in the Spotswood School District are invited to share photographs for each spirit day by posting on the Spotswood NJ PTA's Facebook ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Lily Siglam has had so many wonderful teachers during her time as a Charger that she cannot pick a top one. The Milltown native is the vice-president of the senior class and a member of the National Honor Society. Siglam enjoyed her history and art ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Senior Sabrina Farrell was incredibly anxious the summer before she started Spotswood High School as a freshman. It would turn out those starting-a new-school nerves were for nothing. "When I first started out in high school, I didn’t have many friends and wasn’t sure how it was ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Christopher Moran has been a four-year member of the Chargers boys varsity soccer team. Moran was a part of the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division championship team his freshman and senior years. The title-winning season during Moran's freshman ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Being a part of the Spotswood High School cheerleading program was a big part of senior Danielle Moran's time as a Charger. Some of her favorite memories in blue and gold come from being on the sidelines as a part of the varsity cheerleading squads, cheering with her friends. She ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Meeting the social and emotional needs of her sixth grade Language Arts students has been challenging for Memorial Middle School teacher Adrienne Hansen. Hansen has been a teacher at the sixth, seventh and eighth grade Spotswood School District middle school for 10 years. She is a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Andrew Bishara was a part of two Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division championships with the boys varsity soccer team. Bishara won the title along with his teammates as a freshman and again this fall as a senior. Four years ago, the Spotswood ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mr. Spotswood has been a Spotswood High School staple for the past 18 years. The much anticipated and extremely popular event is the brainchild of pageant director and Spotswood High School History, Psychology and Sociology teacher Colleen Meyers. Meyers, paired with Spotswood High ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Logan Potter is a senior at the East Brunswick campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School. The Milltown native taps his favorite class as Pre-Engineering and Manufacturing. The teacher that earned the highest marks for Potter was his Pre-Engineering teacher, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Frank Anthony Santora has enjoyed his time at Spotswood High School. The Spotswood native has so many great memories it is difficult to pick one. In his eyes, he will look back on his Charger years and say how amazing it all was. Santora was inducted ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Softball has been a big part of Spotswood High School senior Jonni Rose Sheehan's time as a Charger. Sheehan played second base and was a part of the Chargers softball program for all four years, playing junior varsity and varsity ball. Her final season was canceled because of the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA is seeking photographs from Spotswood School District parents showing their distance learning experiences. The PTA would like to use the photos as a part of a special video thanking the parents who suddenly found themselves home schooling their children when remote ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Kaysi Amelia Fajardo is an avid runner. The Milltown native has been a member of the Spotswood High School cross-country team as well as a hurdler and sprinter for the winter and spring track teams. During her time as a Charger, she has been involved in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - When Spotswood High School senior Jessica Addesso attended the 34th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Seton Hall University in February, she took her first basketball coach, her father, with her to the special ceremony. "I'm so proud of Jessica for the young woman ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood PTA was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for the second straight year this spring. The prestigious award is bestowed upon organizations that work hard serving both the school district and the community. "The President's Volunteer Service Award is ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Sarah Bier loves creating whether it is through dance, music, film or writing. Outside of school, the Milltown native enjoys spending her down time playing the guitar or drums. She is also an avid runner. Bier has been participating in the New Jersey ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Victoria Schapley has enjoyed her four years as a Charger. She has loved all her teachers at the high school and can't pick a favorite because they all have been "wonderful." The Helmetta native has been an honor roll or a high honor roll student while at ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Karen Mausser joined the Chargers girls tennis team her sophomore year. By junior year, Mausser was a starter, playing second doubles and earning a varsity letter. She played second doubles again this fall and was one of the senior captains as well. Her ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School senior Morgan Alexa Taylor has always had a lot to cheer about. Taylor has been a varsity cheerleader for the past four years. This year she was one of the cheerleading squad's captains. Taylor's hometown heart is in both Spotswood and Helmetta. Her favorite ...

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