Education

January 17, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Many Gov. Livingston students have hidden talents, whether in music, visual arts, sports, or other areas. Among these talented teenagers is Yuki Schwab, a senior at Governor Livingston, whose piano ability has taken her as far as Carnegie Hall. As Grand Prix winner of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Monday night's Reorganization Meeting of the school board was a long one. The public session, which began at 7:30 p.m., ended about 11:30 p.m.  When meeting attendees arrived, they were greeted by sign-carrying members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) ...

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Updated: 11:52 a.m. Jan. 7 The forum is called “This is Your Brain on Phones: Smartphone Overuse.” WESTFIELD, NJ – Cell phones have become increasingly more powerful devices, with more features than some brains can handle. This is among the topics set for discussion at an upcoming talk at ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Santa Fe Educational Childcare of New Providence invites you to an Open House January 16-18 – from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Santa Fe has been in the local community for over 20 years and under new management since May. We're opening our doors for parents to learn more about the unique ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In Governor Livingston, there are many people with stories to tell, but one person in particular has an exceptional tale. Ms. Marissa Gold is an outstanding guidance counselor who has been working at Governor Livingston for over 10 years. She has inspired, motivated, and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Have you ever “tablegated”? It’s tailgating at tables instead of cars! Tablegate with us at our first Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, January 12th. Bring your own drinks/snacks and have fun playing bingo! Two different time sessions with up to 10 Bingo games per session, cash ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Drive for Autism Foundation has distributed $38,000 in the form of eight grants to school-based programs providing education and training to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Each program received funds based on a “wish list”. The Drive for Autism foundation ...

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Exciting opportunity for students to intern with Professional Sports Journalists NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Berkeley Aquatic Club and Swimming World Magazine, an international swimming publication and leading swimming website, are providing journalism, photography and videographer opportunities to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Deerfield School  in Mountainside has received a grant through the Union County STEM Scholars grant program this year. The $1,000 grant, was for a Project Based Learning program. Mountainside is one of a total of 15 school districts to have received grants through this program ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – As teachers left on their winter break Friday, Dec. 21, they did so in the sure knowledge that when they return, they will still need to wait almost a full month for a mediation session and, hopefully, a final agreement on their new contract. The Board of Education (BOE) ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – AP Capstone, is a two-year certificate and diploma program. The first year, it is offered as a year-long seminar to students in grade 11; those who take that course successfully can then take AP Research, another year-long program. Last year, the first time AP Seminar was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the first time in Highlander history, Governor Livingston High School hosted the Highlander Honors ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of students. On Thursday, December 5th, the honored students and their families gathered at the Stiefel Theatre to earn their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Governor Livingston recently hosted the annual STEM League competition with schools from around the state in attendance. In teams of five, students worked together to solve a challenging real world problem by applying science, technology, engineering, and ...

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UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for long time Union resident, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical School, Peter Capodice. Capodice, 67, joined the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – It’s been three weeks since the Governor Livingston Girls Soccer Team won the NJSIAA Group 2 championship, but the awards and accolades keep coming. On Thursday, Dec. 6, each member of the team received two NJSIAA certificates – one for wining the sectional championships, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – When Mountainside resident Jeane Parker was asked to represent her town on the Berkeley Heights Board of Education six years ago, she said “I had no idea what I was getting into.” Then she attended her first meeting with the board. She said, “I was so intimidated … I came out ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The success of the 2018 Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band was celebrated at Tuesday’s meeting of the Township Council. Mayor Robert Woodruff acknowledged and honored marching band members sitting in the council chambers before he presented a proclamation ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Doug Reinstein, President of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, has announced that the Board will be seeking input from the community as it embarks on a search for a new Berkeley Heights Superintendent of Schools. “As you may be aware, the Berkeley Heights Board of ...

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nSUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hate graffiti has been found again at a Westfield school, parents learned through an email sent by Superintendent Margaret Dolan Thursday afternoon. “Today we are saddened and angry that one individual in our community has chosen hate,” Dolan wrote. “That student chose to deface ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, November 13th, an assembly regarding vaping was held for all grades at Governor Livingston High School. Speaker Michael DeLeon was featured, discussing the harm of drug and alcohol possession and how dangerously popular vaping has become in recent years. His ...

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On October 29th, members of Governor Livingston The Highlander Newspaper and The Claymore Yearbook attended the Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA) Fall Press Day at Rutgers University on the Busch Campus in Piscataway. The journalists attended workshops led by professionals and met ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 16 due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions. Stay Safe!

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Be careful and stay safe!  

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The Mountainside Public Schools announced early dismissal for all district schools due to safety concerns regarding the expected inclement weather .   Deerfield School will close at 12:50 p.m. Beechwood School will close at 1:00 p.m. Governor Livingston High School will ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 200 colleagues, friends and family members gathered at the Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights last night to celebrate the career of Judith A. Rattner, who recently retired from her position as Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Marching Band placed fourth in the TOB Atlantic Coast Championships on Sunday, October 28 in Hershey, PA. They scored 95.95; their highest score since 2012 and their highest Group II Open score since 2010. Under the direction of Band Director Nicholas ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On October 26th, the Governor Livingston High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony and welcomed 69 new members. The new inductees gathered in the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre in Governor Livingston to light a candle, say an oath, ...

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