Education

October 4, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The award-winning Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band will host its 38th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday Oct. 6.with 14 high school bands scheduled to perform at the event. The other 13 high school bands performing are from New Providence, Tottenville, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The torrential rain only managed to dampen the green shirts that the New Providence teachers were wearing in unity, but not their spirits, as they marched from the high school to the Board of Education (BOE) office at the municipal building. Approximately 100 staff members ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Students and staff are transitioning well to the new high school drop schedule, Superintendent David Miceli said at the Thursday, Sep. 13 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The purpose of the drop schedule is to give students more opportunities within the school, including ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Superintendent David Miceli expects a smooth opening of the new school year, Tuesday, Sep. 4 for staff and Wednesday, Sep. 5 for students. The district has been busy hiring new staff members during the summer with two positions remaining open, he stated at the Thursday, Aug. 30 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education had a reason to celebrate as New Jersey Monthly Magazine rated New Providence High School as 9th best in the state. Board President Adam Smith took a few moments to discuss the rating at the Thursday, Aug. 30 board meeting. “It is nice to be recognized ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Adam Smith, President of the Board of Education (BOE) delivered the good news at the Thursday, Aug. 30 board meeting. Board Member Ira Krauss has been recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association for serving 25 years on the school board. “Ira is outlasting everybody ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On a sweltering ninety-four degree afternoon this Thursday in the senior parking lot at New Providence High School, the 138 members of the 2018 New Providence High School Marching Band put on their full dress uniforms and congregated in line to climb the riser and stand in a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision as well as Scott Hough, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services presented the 2018-2019 Professional Development Plan at the Thursday, Aug. 30 Board of Education meeting. Richter explained that the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that the district is still considering school safety procedures for the upcoming school year, including possible armed Class III officers in every school. If the school district hired Class III offices for every school, LaSusa ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks New Providence High School No. 9 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, New Providence High School was ranked No. 13. New Jersey Monthly says it creates its “Top ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- New Providence Memorial Library at 377 Elkwood Ave.,  will be celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September with a variety of programs, activities and special giveaways.  All residents are encouraged to come in and see what we have to offer in the way of ...

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    MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The ribbon is cut, opening The Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in the county, and the most extensive such trail in the nation.  The sensory trail is a 0.3 mile loop with a central gazebo.  Interpretive signage on the trail includes two ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mallory Rose Grossman, a girl from Rockaway, NJ, took her own life last June at the age of 12. Following this tragedy, her parents, Dianne and Seth Grossman, started a charitable foundation called Mallory’s Army. Its mission is to change behavior, provide education to ...

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Cutting Edge Partnership is Moving to Lincroft LINCROFT, NJ – The educational landscape just shifted in Monmouth County as Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College launches a truly innovative partnership.  According to the partnership, this fall, area students will be able to earn ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On July 20, 2018, Mary Delia, a senior at New Providence High School, won her first national title as National United Miss, part of the International United Miss Pageant system. On and off the stage of the scholarship-style pageant, Delia is an advocate for body positivity. She ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Four people filed to run for three seats on the New Providence Board of Education. Three are incumbents, Robert S. Dinerman, Adam Smith and William H. Dibble. The fourth candidate is Rebecca P. Coniglio. The last day to file as a candidate was Thursday, July 30. Board of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed New Providence No. 42, down from 35 last year.  It ranked New Providence High School No. 79 among public schools in the state. Niche gave New Providence public ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The PARCC testing is on its way out. The Board of Education (BOE) discussed the future of the state testing requirements as well as its PARCC remediation program at its Thursday, July 26 meeting. The board also heard the anti-bullying self-assessment report for the 2017-2018 ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – New Providence teachers have been without a contract since June 30. Several members of the New Providence Teachers’ Association attended the Thursday, July 26 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Salt Brook School Teacher James Vopal addressed the board’s “misconception” ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education discussed a policy change regarding the use of athletic facilities, namely Lieder Field at its Thursday, July 26 meeting. School Business Administrator James Testa provided the board with a construction update. The current Use of Facilities Policy ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – State aid to the New Providence School District has increased by $282,336 from the amount the board expected to receive and factored into its 2018-2019 budget earlier this year. Board Administrator James Testa said, “We are grateful for the additional aid. Hopefully it will ...

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Eight New Providence High school students, and nine New Providence Middle school students participated in the National TSA (Technology Student Association) conference in Atlanta, GA  which took place June 22-25, 2018. The high school team competed at the 9th-10th grade level in the TEAMS ...

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