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Different is not Deficient, says Eighth Grader to Warren Township Board of Education

May 22, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ - Different is not synonymous with deficient and autism does not need to be cured, a Warren Middle School student told the Warren Township Board of Education at its meeting on Monday, May 21.

 

Johannes Wellerding, an eighth grade student at Warren Middle School, took the opportunity for public commentary at Monday night’s Board of Education ...

South Orange Village President Issues Statement About Traffic Stop of School Board Member

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum issued a statement on Thursday, addressing a video in which South Orange Maplewood School Board member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad appeared to suggest that she would contact South Orange Village President Sheena Collum in regards to a traffic stop by police.

Lawson-Muhammad is heard on the video asking if the officer is from ...

Parent Proposal Sparks No Interest Among New Providence BOE Members

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, President of the Board of Education (BOE), brought up a parent proposal at the Thursday, May 10 board meeting. The proposal suggests the formation of an Educational Advisory Committee. However, the proposal did not gain much traction with the board members.

Smith explained that he did not see such a committee as a necessity. There are a number of ways for ...

New Providence BOE Approves 2018-2019 Budget, Funding for School Resource Officers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved the district’s $40 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year at its Thursday, April 26 meeting. The budget features a less than two percent tax increase and includes funding for three school resource officers.

Board Member Ira Krauss provided a power point presentation of the budget. He explained that the budget is a ...

New Providence BOE Approves 2018-2019 Budget, Funding for School Resource Officers

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved the district’s $40 million budget for the 2018-2019 school year at its Thursday, April 26 meeting. The budget features a less than two percent tax increase and includes funding for three school resource officers.

Board Member Ira Krauss provided a power point presentation of the budget. He explained that the budget is a ...

Four New Providence Teachers Recognized with Golden Apple Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – One of the most rewarding tasks for the Board of Education (BOE) is celebrating the success of both the students and staff. It was teachers’ turn to be recognized at the Thursday, April 26 meeting as the district handed out the Golden Apple Awards. This year’ Teachers of the Year are Lindsay Nalepa, Susan McGeechan, Ilona Lelli and Kristen Hubert.

High ...

New Providence 8th grader Om Desai and friends Recognized by Davidson Institute for Community Service

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Middle School eighth  grade student Om Desai and his friends Gyan Ghoda and Siddhant Desai, as a part of Team AIRO, are recognized as 2018 MaPD (Making a Positive Difference) by Davidson Institute of Gifted and Talented for the community activities that they have been doing.

They have been teaching younger ...

AWR Elementary School Holds its 34th Annual STEM Fair

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The 34th Annual STEM Fair was held last Wednesday evening at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School. It was a big turnout for the annual event, which was pushed from March, due to all the snowstorms. With 287 children showcasing 142 science projects, it was the biggest turnout yet for the AWR Stem Fair. It was an exciting showing of the original thinking and inventiveness of the ...

AWR Spring Fling a Huge Success

CHATHAM, NJ - Nearly three hundred Allen W. Roberts Elementary School parents, teachers and staff filled the Fairmount Country Club for the annual Spring Fling last Friday evening. Every year, this event raises money for the PTA, school events, small school projects and other necessities.

In the past, proceeds have funded the remodeling of the school library and nurse’s office, creating ...

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Union County Celebrates National Trails Day with Free Guided Hikes and Activities, June 2

May 23, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors of all ages to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Trails Day at the Watchung Reservation on Saturday, June 2, where the County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center will host four different guided hikes and an Adopt-a-Trail volunteer activity along with special programs throughout the day for all ages. The ...