Education

September 5, 2018

NEWTON, NJ— Halsted Middle School art teacher, Kate Del Vecchio was named as 2018-2019 Sussex County Teacher of the Year. “It’s such an honor to be recognized and I am ecstatic to represent Sussex County this upcoming school year,” Del Vecchio said. “It was a total shock when I heard I was this ...

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NEWTON, NJ – New parking restrictions have been announced by Town of Newton officials.  Beginning Wednesday, September 5, parking will be prohibited on the west side of Plainfield Avenue from West Nelson Street, the entire length to the Barry Lane intersection on school days between 7 a.m. and 4 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Sarah West has earned a Rensselaer Medal for her outstanding work in math and science.  West is currently a junior in the Biomedical Engineering strand of STEM academy at the high school.  Each year Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York ...

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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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NEWTON, NJ -  Many area students have received accolades and degrees from their colleges and universities. Amanda Schoen graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Schoen earned a place ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting on Wednesday was standing room only with people spilling out to the hall. The crowd was drawn to the meeting because of anticipated discussion of the Sussex County Community College’s plans to convert the McGuire property on the ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The former home of McGuire Chevrolet seems to be just the right home for Sussex County Community College’s mechanical and culinary programs. But apparently not everyone thinks so. The Board of Chosen Freeholders will be voting on three ordinances at the meeting on Wednesday, ...

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HAMPTON, NJ —  Newton High School alumnae Lauren Alger, now a teacher at the Hampton Township school, secured “an immensely generous donation,” from Thorlabs, allowing her students to participate in a robotics and STEM summer camp program. The donation made by Alex Cable, founder and president ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Board of Education took additional steps in securing the school buildings in advance of the next school year on Monday. With a unanimous vote they passed resolutions to establish armed security guards within the schools. The new positions were the last step in a process ...

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NEWTON, NJ-- Newton High School announces the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the final marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who have a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5 through 3.749 receive Cum Laude. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to ...

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NEWTON, NJ — When the school funding details of Governor Phil Murphy’s first budget were announced last week, Newton School District came out a winner.  Newton will receive an increase of $301,009 or 4.9 percent over last year’s state aid. The total anticipated aid is $6,466,266. While statewide ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Newton area alumni have earned accolades and degrees from their colleges and universities. Madison Malinowski was named to the dean’s list at Castleton University in Vermont for the spring 2018 semester. Brendan Drexler graduated with a master of science degree in athletic ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - The Newton FFA Chapter won several of their events at the 89th New Jersey State FFA Convention in May at Monmouth University. The students brought home several awards competing against the best in the state. Freshman Kirk Avondoglio took first place in the state FFA Creed ...

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NEWTON, NJ — Halsted Middle School announced the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the final marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who have earned all A's or P's, with no unsatisfactory remarks, qualify for High Honor Roll. For Honor Roll students, they ...

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SPARTA,NJ – Sparta High School Chemistry Olympic team recently received their awards for their wins at the NJIT competition.  Audrey Biss and Alexandra Poret earned a first place in Event 9 Instrumentation lab.  Sarah West, Kaylea Gaughan and Briana Cotton won a second place in Event 8 Analytical ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Newton area alumni have earned accolades and degrees from their college and university campuses. Catherine Dey has earned bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of Vermont in Burlington.  Zachary Petonak has earned a masters of science degree in curriculum ...

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NEWTON, NJ--  This article contains additional photos from the Newton High School's Class of 2018 graduation ceremony.  The ceremony took place, despite the warning of an oncoming rain storm, on Palmer Field, on the evening of Friday, June 22. Photos by Danielle Francisco.  If you would like a ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Class of 2018 graduated outside on Friday, surrounded by their friends, families, teachers, and fellow classmates, despite some slight drizzling during the ceremony at Palmer Field. After the 206 graduates processed with the teachers and Board of Education ...

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NEWTON, NJ-- Halsted Middle School celebrated the Class of 2018 eighth grade promotion ceremony Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. in the Newton High School auditorium. Families, friends and faculty gathered into the auditorium to watch the eighth graders get promoted to high school students, becoming ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students have had a history of volunteering with the Sparta Ambulance Squad.  For students with an interest in and passion for the medical field or for those who are simply looking to improve their people skills this has proven to be an undeniably impactful ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Newton Public Schools will operate on an early dismissal schedule tomorrow, Monday, June 18, due to the predicted high heat index.  Afternoon pre-school and Project Launch are canceled for Monday as well. Newton High School will release at 11:45 a.m. Halsted Middle School ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Newton alumni have been leaving their mark on college campuses around the country. Many alumni have received their degrees this spring as well. Several Newton area students recently graduated from East Stroudsburg University.  Tyler Rodimer received a bachelor of science in Criminal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat. As the school year comes to an end, the lessons will continue: the Lake Hopatcong ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — Teachers from Newton’s elementary school, Merriam Avenue, got together to raise money for the school’s PTO program through an event known as “McTeacher Night.” They partnered with the Newton McDonalds for the second year in a row to host an event in which the teachers worked ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — Newton’s Halsted Middle School Inducted six new members into its chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. The Class of 2018 inductees were Ilira-Marsena Mecaj and the Class of 2019 inductees were Allison Illif, Andrew Manni, Sabrina Sharafi, Olivia Webster, and Ian ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — The students in John Sucameli’s fifth grade class at Halsted Middle School recently completed a service learning project for Manna House, as a part of their science studies of renewable energy sources and their impact on the planet. "The Manna House helps us so we should help them ...

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NEWTON, NJ-- Halsted Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who have earned all A's or P's, with no unsatisfactory remarks, qualify for High Honor Roll.  For Honor Roll students, they ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Agenda for the Newton Board of Education May meeting to be held at the board offices at 57 Trinity Street at 7 p.m.  

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta School District will be hosting a Safety and Security Summit on Saturday, May 19.  The community has been invited to attend. The event will be held at Sparta High School and will feature keynote speakers Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi, Sparta Police Chief Neil ...

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