Education

November 16, 2018

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

Read more »

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

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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, ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Everyone knows that extra-curricular activities and athletics are an important part of any student’s life, but a presentation at the Oct. 11 school board meeting shed some light on how important they are. District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Ann ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Violence, bullying and vandalism in the district schools are on a downward trend according to figures presented in a report that covered the period Jan 1 through June 30, 2018. Grace Acosta, Kevin Morra, Tara Oliveria and Lawrence Seid presented the Violence/HIB & ...

Read more »

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. This night of remembrance will feature a presentation by Miriam Gershwin, who will share her personal experiences as a Holocaust survivor and answer ...

Read more »

WEST WINDSOR, NJ - At its 45th Environmental Congress held on October 12, 2018 at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) presented Val’s Valiants of Berkeley Heights with its prestigious 2018 Environmental Achievement Award ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - The opening of the Simon Youth Academy, a first in the state of New Jersey to provide at-risk youth an opportunity to earn a high school diploma has been opened at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Mall in the City of Elizabeth. “The Union County Freeholder Board is proud to support ...

Read more »

TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Highlander Marching Band had a big weekend winning both the Tournament of Bands Group 10 State Championship on Saturday at Toms River High School East and the Regions at the Chapter 10 [North Jersey/Greater New York City Metropolitan Region] tournament at West ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not long after the doors opened at the Littell-Lord Farmstead on Horseshoe Road on Saturday, the Rizzo family from Kenilworth dropped by. They were the first visitors to the Farmstead during the two-day Four Centuries in a Weekend event being held throughout Union ...

Read more »

When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Twice a year the school board hears the NJ Student Achievement and School Performance Report. It helps the district answer the question, “If we say we are a high performing district, how do we know?” On Sept. 27, the board heard from Assistant Superintendent Scott McKinney ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  Tributes to retiring Superintendent Judith Rattner were among the first items on the Board of Education’s agenda on Oct. 11. There were flowers, a gift bag, and a plaque, an engraved sculpture, all preceded by brief speeches filled with memories, laughter, a few ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday evening, the public had a chance to meet Interim Superintendent Richard Noonan at the school board meeting. Board President Doug Reinstein introduced Noonan, who spoke briefly to the crowd made up of residents, PTO officials, and even a few former board members.

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Teachers and members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) held a rally in front of Columbia Middle School early this evening, prior to a mediation session. The Negotiation committees for the BHEA and Board of Education were to meet tonight at the school.  ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — In an effort to provide more opportunities for the public to interact with the Board of Education the board will be conducting three ‘office hours’ sessions.  The meetings will be held on the Saturday mornings of October 27, December 8 and January 26 at Columbia Middle School ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ – The boy who scrawled a swastika into a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School showed off the symbol of hate to three other youths, two of whom are Jewish, the parent of one of those students said Friday. Nicole Damashek said the boy, who etched the symbol into a bathroom panel, ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) personally delivered a $297,673 grant from the Department of Justice Congressman office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), to Berkeley Heights on Thursday afternoon.The grant will fund training of staff and students on security ...

Read more »

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli announced a busy mid-October weekend with multiple community events taking place on Oct. 12-13 at the Tuesday, Oct. 2 Borough Council work session. The fall Pickleball tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 12 at the Mountainside tennis courts. The ...

Read more »

United together in the fight against bullying...Don't just teach kindness...Be kindness. ~ Mallory's Army Foundation NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dianne Grossman spoke to nearly 100 parents and educators that filled the conference room at New Jersey Sharing Network last Thursday to educate them and take ...

Read more »

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Mountainside PTO is hosting its annual Fall Festival from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Deerfield School. This is a great event for the family and will have rides, games, a Tricky Tray, food and so much more. Come down and enjoy a day celebrating ...

Read more »

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - A Mountainside resident and a Berkeley Heights resident were among 32 honored from the Pingry School as a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to a release from the school, these students placed in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - For the fourth consecutive year, rhe Public School Districts of Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, New Providence and Summit -- led by their superintendents and school assistance counselors -- have joined to host a series of programs focusing on the challenges and needs of students ...

Read more »

  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – About 100 members of the Berkeley Heights Education Association (BHEA) walked into the school board meeting Thursday, Sept. 27 to support Pam Wilczynski, president of the BHEA. She urged the board to negotiate in good faith and settle its contract with the BHEA. The ...

Read more »

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –  The Board Of Education has appointed Dr. Richard Noonan to the position of Interim Superintendent of Schools in the Berkeley Heights School District effective October 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.  Doug Reinstein, president of the Berkeley Heights Board of Education, ...

Read more »

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out a letter to district parents Tuesday warning of a case of Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough, discovered at Southern Boulevard School and a suspected case at the Chatham Middle School. The letter informs parents of steps ...

Read more »

Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012. WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the ...

Read more »