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Radio Personality Joe Nolan Returns to Alma Mater, Holy Trinity School in Westfield

March 21, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Veteran radio traffic reporter and longtime Westfield resident Joe Nolan returned to Holy Trinity School to cut the ribbon at the new gym on Wednesday, March 20, and shared stories of his experience with current students.

Nolan, a member of the high school class of 1976, the last class to graduate when Holy Trinity still ran a high school program, toured his alma ...

Two Options for Full Day Kindergarten Presented to Berkeley Heights School Board


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Full Day Kindergarten is no longer just an idea – “as many as 94 percent of all school districts in the state” offer some form of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) option. Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains and Mountainside all do said Interim Superintendent of Schools Richard Noonan.

He introduced a presentation on FDK at ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Introduces $51 M Budget; School Taxes to Rise 2.63%



BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Residents saw the tentative budget for the 2019-202 school year last week. The $51,039,288 budget is $1,302,387 higher than the previous year’s budget.

For the owner of the average home in the township, the school tax portion of their property tax bill will go up $189 this year, the equivalent of $15.75 a month, according to Business ...

GL High School Girls Swim Team Honored by Berkeley Heights School Board


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Board of Education honored the Governor Livingston Girls Varsity Swim Team at its March 14 meeting. The team won the Central Jersey Group C Championship for the third time in a row.

Head Coach David Closs said the team won in “epic fashion. It came down to the very last relay and was touch and go for the last four hundred yards,” with the ...

GL Girls JV Basketball Team Honored as 2019 Union County Tournament Champs by School Board


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Thursday, March 14, may go down in Governor Livingston High School sports history -- the Berkeley Heights Board of Education honored two teams and one individual athlete at the beginning of its meeting. What made this special was every athlete being honored was a young woman.

The last group to be honored was the GL Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Team, which ...

Victoria Vanriele Honored for her Accomplishments on the Track by the Berkeley Heights School Board


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- It's been a good year on the track for Governor Livingston High School's Victoria Vanriele and the spring track season is just starting.

Most recently, Vanriele won the 800 M title for the third consecutive year at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions Indoor Track and Field. 

The Board of Education recognized her accomplishments at its March 14 ...

By 6-1 Tally, Summit School Board Advances FDK to Final Hurdle; Board President Casts Lone Dissenting Vote

SUMMIT, NJ - Universal, Free Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) in Summit moved one giant step closer to reality as the Summit Board of Education (BOE) approved -- by a 6-1 vote -- its $65.89 million 2019-20 budget with $1.5 million earmarked for the program. Board President Deb McCann was the lone dissenter.   

If the Board of School Estimate (BOSE) approves the budget at ...

Local School Districts Will Benefit From Increased Education Aid Under Gov. Murphy's 2020 Budget Proposal


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Local school districts, including Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Mountainside, Chatham and Summit, are among the school districts which will benefit from the 2020 fiscal state budget presented last week by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Each of those districts will receive at least 10 percent more aid than last year, but it all goes to Special Education Categorical ...

Berkeley Heights and Mountainside Public Schools Two Hour Delay on Monday, March 4

The Mountainside and Berkeley Heights Public School Districts will have a two hour delayed opening Monday, March 4th due to anticipated weather conditions. Buses for all students, including vocational students, will arrive two hours later than normal time. Any decision to close will be made by 7:45 AM. 

Morning Kindergarden and Pre-School classes in Berkeley ...

Berkeley Heights School Board Unveils Plans for Reimagining Media Centers in the Elementary Schools


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents who attended the Board of Education meeting on Thursday learned the cost of "reimagining" the media centers in the three elementary schools and Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center is estimated to be $883,760. What they didn't learn was how the board is planning to raise that money -- that report will come at a later date.

The ...


What is the Berkeley Heights Board of Education Doing?

March 20, 2019

Dear Editor,

It’s been over eight months since the Berkeley Heights teacher contract has expired. Many students came to voice their concerns about the teacher contract at the Board of Education meeting on March 14. The Board’s response to the students who spoke, myself included, made us question their leadership.

One main student concern is acquiring teacher recommendations. We ...


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Hop Into Spring with a Bunny Craft

March 24, 2019

     On Saturday, April 6, from 2-4 p.m., come to the Reeve House, at 314 Mountain Ave. in Westfield, with your students (aged 5 and up) for making wool felt Bunny crafts. Adults can take a tour of the Reeve House while their children are crafting.

     Children will learn the art of wool-felting to make wool bunnies for Spring decorations and for adorning the ...