Banning Books in Warren? Parents Question English Curriculum at Watchung Hills

May 23, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Two parents took the opportunity for public commentary at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education to express concern about a book in the senior English curriculum.

The book at issue is Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a 2006 graphic memoir by the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel. 

The book chronicles ...

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


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 ...

DiGanci Named Interim Principal in Watchung, Meet and Greet Scheduled


WATCHUNG, NJ - Dr. Thomas DiGanci has taken over the helm of Bayberry School in Watchung and a meet and greet has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m. 

DiGanci is a former principal of both Valley View School and Watchung Hills Regional High School. He will serve as interim principal at Bayberry School through the end of the school year.

The next ...

North Plainfield Schools Earn Distinction as Schools of Character

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield schools have been recognized as New Jersey and National Schools of Character.

Acting Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella shared the following:

North Plainfield Public Schools have a long history of incorporating Character Education into the daily curriculum, teaching, and ultimately our student practice.  A thoughtful and ...

Watchung Hills Announces 2018 Teacher of the Year

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Health Education Teacher Jill Gleeson has been selected as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

Gleeson began teaching health and physical education at WHRHS in September 2004. From 2004 to 2009, she coached varsity softball and junior varsity girls’ basketball.  

WHRHS Principal George Alexis ...

North Plainfield Middle School Hosts Holocaust and Genocide Open House

NORTH  PLAINFIELD, NJ - All are invited to the 2018 North Plainfield Middle School Holocaust/Genocide Open House on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Students and staff will be on hand to serve as docents for a unique exhibit.

It is a museum in a school, created by the school, constructed by the school and for everyone in the community. featuring  over 400 posters, memorabilia and artifacts ...

North Plainfield Launches Operation Safe School Partnership

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield police will soon be present in the schools on a daily basis, Chief William G. Parenti and Acting Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella announced on Thursday.

The Operation Safe School Partnership will begin on Monday, May 14.  

“North Plainfield policing has always been about improving our visibility, accessibility and ...

Green Brook Board of Education Appoints New Principal

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Paul Fornale was appointed to principal at Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School (IEF) at Monday’s meeting of the Green Brook Board of Education. 

Fornale is currently teaching English at Green Brook Middle School, serves as the Director of Programs for the Green Brook Education and Athletic Foundation( GBEAF), and has been a teacher in the district ...

Holy Savior Academy, Immaculata High School Join Forces for Academic Endeavor 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In an academic collaborative effort that connects two diocesan schools, Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield offers Spanish I to its eighth grade class, with Immaculata High School’s World Language Chair and Spanish instructor Vanessa Roulett, teaching the students. 

The class, which integrates live, two way video and audio, along with other ...

North Plainfield Students Awarded Seal of Biiteracy

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Some 11 North Plainfield High School students achieved the NJ State Seal of Biliteracy, meaning students demonstrated that they were able to speak, read, listen and write in two or more languages at a high level of proficiency. The students were recognized at a recent meeting of the North Plainfield Board of Education.


In order for students to be ...

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