Education

March 22, 2019

A house fire vs. a BBQ fire Chest pain vs. Toothache A baby crying vs. a woman crying for help  The ability to tell what is a true 911 emergency is second nature to most of us.  However, this may not be an easy task for children with special needs to know the difference. In a life and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is sponsoring its annual Tricky Tray / Fashion Show fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd at New Providence High School. "Some Enchanted Evening” is the theme for this year's event. Just as in years past, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New thinking regarding counseling and student assistance is taking hold in the New Providence School District. Jillian Shadis, Director of School Counseling, gave a presentation of the new approach to counseling and students assistance programs at the Thursday, March 14 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved its 2019-2020 tentative budget at the Thursday, March 14 meeting. The proposed budget is now heading to the office of the County Superintendent for approval. The budget hearing will take place at the April 25 BOE meeting. Additionally, the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a good week in New Providence, Board President Adam Smith said at the Thursday, March 14 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The district’s spring musical Chicago was a successful Broadway style production and the boys basketball team won the state championship. The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved the ratification of the agreement with the New Providence Education Association of Teachers and Secretaries for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021 at its Thursday, March 14 meeting. The Education Association of Teachers and ...

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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 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Members of Girl Scout Troop 40140 took inspiration for their ‘”Take Action” project for their Cadette Journey from a viral trend showing up on Facebook – painting inspirational quotes on bathroom stall doors at Allen W. Roberts School. The troop discovered students in ...

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  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 ...

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Chicago: High School Edition Opens this Weekend!  PERFORMANCES MARCH 8 AND 9! “The name on everybody's lips is gonna be . . . . Roxie” when the curtain goes up on Chicago: High School Edition at New Providence High School on Friday, March 8!  Prepare to be Razzle Dazzled with classic Fosse ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) briefly discussed the upcoming budget and approved the 2018 audit report at its Thursday, Feb. 28 meeting. The district has not received any state aid yet, but Business Administrator James Testa expects the district to receive at least the same ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, provided an interactive 2019 district curriculum and instruction report at the Thursday, Feb. 28 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Richter was assisted with staff members and students. I was looking at the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As a part of the Curriculum and Instruction Report presented at the Thursday, Feb. 28 Board of Education (BOE) Meeting, Byron Tracey, Department Head of Social Studies and World Language explained a unique relationship that the school district has with the New Providence ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All New Providence public schools will have a delayed opening Monday, March 4, 2019.  The district will reassess conditions in the morning.  If it is necessary for the district to close, there will be a phone call distributed by 8 a.m. The High School and Middle ...

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PERFORMANCES MARCH 8 AND 9! Sets are built, costumes are fitted, hair and make-up has been designed, final polishes are being put on the choreography, Tech Week is underway, and in just one more week, the much anticipated New Providence High School Production of Chicago: High School Edition will ...

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Thirteen students in the New Providence High School art department placed in the Scholastic Art Awards, a national competition. Competing regionally against students in thirteen counties, New Providence artists earned two gold keys, two silver keys, and nine honorable mentions for their entries.

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All New Providence public schools will have a delayed opening today, Friday, March 1st, 2019. The High School and Middle School delayed opening start time is 9:45 am. Salt Brook School and Allen W. Roberts School delayed opening start time is 10:00 am. The Kindergarten schedule will be 10 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Wearing red T-shirts that said "Bring Back Burns," students in the electrical technology program at Union County Career & Technical Institute (UCCTI) addressed the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) Board of Education on Monday evening. The students, all ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NY - Due to power outages, New Providence High School, Middle School and Allen W Roberts will have an early dismissal. The High School and Middle School will be dismisses at 12:15 p.m. and Allen W Roberts at 12:30 p.m. Salt Brook School still has power and will have a full ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Plans are currently underway to celebrate this year’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Leading up to parade day, an Irish Cultural Museum will be on exhibit at the Cranford Library (second floor), 224 Walnut Street. The exhibit is planned and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Athletes from the Shining Stars Network played to a sold out crowd during half-time of the New Providence vs Gov. Livingston boys basketball game Tuesday night. The gritty rivalry between the two schools was put aside as members of both varsity teams stood on the sidelines ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Students dismayed by the dismissal of Union County Vo-Tech's electrical technology teacher, Daniel Burns, have started an online petition calling for his reinstatement. Let us have our education back!  Over three weeks ago an in-class incident between a teacher and a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Public Schools will open subject to a two hour delay, Thursday, February 21 due to anticipated road conditions. In addition, the New Providence Recreation reported: the following recreation classes will not be running this morning: Adult - Early AM Fitness ...

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Don’t miss NPHS’ production of Chicago: High School Edition.  Tickets are now on sale! On March 8 and 9 you may pull up a seat and forget what you think you know about Broadway musicals.  At this show there will be no damsels in distress, no handsome fellas with gumption and grit, not even a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney visited Union County Vo-Tech campus on Wednesday to to the critical importance of the vocational-technical education bond act approved by voters last November in spurring economic growth, creating access to high-paying jobs and meeting ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Character Education Committee, a group of New Providence High School students are bringing awareness to the national campaign, “Spread the Word to End the Word” at New Providence High School.   On Tuesday, February 19, New Providence High School will host its 5th ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a 'Parent Information Night' on Wednesday, February 27, from 7 - 8 p.m. wherein prospective preschool parents will have the opportunity to meet the preschool staff, tour the classroom, and receive information about the curriculum, enrichment classes and a ...

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      NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Valentine's Day is the perfect day to thank the special people in everyone's life. In New Providence and Berkeley Heights, students created their own valentines to thank the crossing guards for looking out for them as they walk to school. Elementary schools ...

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UNION COUNTY – About 40 students at Union County Vocational-Technical High School in Scotch Plains have been diverted from their regular program of study following the firing of the school’s electrical engineering teacher after a classroom dispute with a student. After families rallied in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - All schools will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The High School and Middle School delayed opening start time is 9:45 am. Salt Brook School and Allen W. Roberts School delayed opening start time is 10:00 am. All staff will report to their ...

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