Education

May 12, 2021

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the Special Education Week is celebrated during the second week of May throughout New Jersey, Courtney Mallon of the New Providence Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) provided the Board of Education (BOE) an overview of the organization at the Thursday, May 6 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a difficult year for children as their educational journey was upended by the pandemic and lockdown policies since March 2020. At the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) meeting Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, provided a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Chief Theresa Gazaway and Lieutenant Dan Henn of the New Providence Police Department attended the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) Zoom meeting to provide the board with information regarding the new marijuana and alcohol laws. Henn explained the difference between ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first person from Elizabeth has been awarded the School Nurse of the year by Union County School Nurses Association (UCSNA).  Marie Verdon Noonan has worked as a registered nurse with the Elizabeth Board of Education for the last 18 years, but her job has not been easy with ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) approved several staff hires as well as multiple retirements at its Thursday, April 29 meeting. The district is in the process of hiring several new staff members before the new school year begins. Superintendent David Miceli extended the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education (BOE) recognized this year’s Teacher of the Year Award recipients at its Thursday, April 29 meeting. The Teachers of the Year are Jennifer Pasuit (NPHS); Kristin Jakubowski (NPMS); Sharon Licari (AWR); and Natasha Feliciano-Allen (SBS). High School and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Board Member Joseph Walsh provided a PowerPoint presentation of the 2021-2022 school budget at the Thursday, April 29 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The operating budget is $44.5 million of which $39.7 million is raised by taxes. The budget in a nutshell is as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley recommended the Board of Education approve Scenario 4 during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education. At the time she made her recommendation there were more than 200 people on the call.  Later in the evening the Board of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — After weeks of virtual rehearsals, followed by more in-person rehearsals, the curtain rose last weekend on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The New Providence High School Spring Musical opened last weekend and there will be three more performances of the musical ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The AWR PTA hosted their first annual “It's  a No-Brainer” Kahoot! trivia night fundraiser. Over 70 families participated on Friday, March 25th in five (5) rounds of trivia.  Categories included sports, kids movies and the ever popular AWR trivia.  Each round had three prizes ...

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New Providence has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  It is the ninth consecutive year, and the tenth year overall, that New Providence has been recognized. To qualify for the Best ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination must pre-register ...

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Mobile Vaccine Operation At Warinanco Park in Roselle Will Run From 1-8 p.m. UNION COUNTY, NJ----The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli gave an update of the current enrollment numbers as well as an update on spring break travel guidelines at the Thursday, March 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The kindergarten registration has been slow this year, Miceli said. Only 35 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The message was clear at the #StopAsianHate Rally and Vigil Saturday at Memorial Field where close to 300 community members came in solidarity to support the Asian community.  "We are here today because hate crimes and harassment against Asian American Pacific Islanders ...

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The New Providence School District is proud to recognize the recipients of the Certificate of Excellence in Art, Music and Writing for the 2019/2020 school year.  These current and former students were honored at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Students who excel in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Education Foundation presented a big check to the Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday, March 25. Suzanne Botvinis and Amy Lepre from the foundation attended Thursday's BOE meeting which was held both in person and via zoom. Botvinis and Lepre said the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. The fourth grader struggles with mathematics, but it’s just one of the trials he has confronted in his short life. Six years ago, his family faced homelessness when his mom, Roneeka, lost her job. Fortunately, the family found Family Promise Union ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli gave an overview of the district’s long-term goals at the Thursday, March 11 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. He noted that the pandemic has prolonged some of the objectives within each goal, but despite COVID-19 the district has accomplished many ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The Allen W Roberts Elementary School (AWR) was thrilled to host its 37th annual STEM Fair – Explore the Possibilities- on Tuesday, March 9th.  The event, sponsored by the PTA, is one of the PTA’s largest events of the year and this year was no different with 110 participants ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli gave a tentative timetable for bringing middle and high school students back to every day in-person learning at the Thursday, March 11 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. He also reported that the transition to every day school attendance has been ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Club Z! Tutoring of North Jersey celebrated its official grand opening in New Providence on Sunday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Al Morgan was on hand to do the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon and welcome another new business to town. Club Z! Tutoring offers ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a three-page flyer sent to parents of Summit Public Schools students, the Summit School District has announced the expansion of in-person learning for students in Grades 6-12. The plan will begin as early as April 12, as the District "will be phasing out the Maroon and Gold rotation ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Business Administrator James Testa delivered tentative information on the 2021-2022 school budget at the Thursday, Feb. 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The budget draft has been reviewed by the Finance Committee. The board approved a resolution to transfer $323,568.35 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, gave a district curriculum presentation at the Thursday, Feb. 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. This year the report highlighted the hybrid learning tools used in the district due to the pandemic. The report ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Board President Mary Misiukiewicz opened the Thursday, Feb. 25 Board of Education (BOE) meeting with an optimistic outlook for the remainder of the current school year. Superintendent David Miceli also shared some district wide positive news. Misiukiewicz noted that the ...

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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