Education

May 17, 2021

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Board of Education has a new board member. Kevin McDonald was unanimously appointed at the last meeting to fill the seat vacated by David Mobus, who resigned. The Board interviewed three candidates. Board member Michelle Posehn, who nominated McDonald said,” he ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – The Watchung Board of Education approved at its last meeting to authorize its architect to prepare applications to submit to the state Department of Education (DOE) for improvements to Bayberry Elementary School and Valley View Middle School. The next meeting is set for Thursday, May ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy eighth-grade students Justin Klein and Anthony Kwiatkowski were honored for their participation in the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. On Friday, May 7, 2021,Joseph McCourt of VFW Memorial Post 10122 in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, the ...

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WARREN, NJ - May 1 was National College Decision Day.  In many cases it is the deadline for students to make deposits to attend the college of their choice. One of the great traditions at Watchung Hills is that seniors wear clothing representing their choice for the fall. And it even has a Twitter ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -     The agenda is http://www.watchungschools.com/watchung/_zumu_user_doc_cache/01_May_6__2021_Public_Hearing_on_the_Budget_Agenda__1_.pdf

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WARREN, NJ -- On April 27, 2021, the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education will hold a virtual public hearing at 7:00 pm on the 2021/2022 school budget and the proposed new employment contract for Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett that will replace her current contract, pursuant ...

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WARREN, NJ — It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Northstar helicopter! Cub Scout Pack 182 hosted an event on Saturday to teach Scouts about First Aid and Rescue, featuring a Northstar helicopter landing at the Warren municipal fields.  In addition, Warren Township rescue, fire and fire police all ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Rainy skies didn’t dampen the excitement of the ribbon cutting for a new school in Warren. (video here) Joined by representatives of the Somerset County Business Partnership and Warren Township Chamber of Commerce, Apple Montessori Schools celebrated the grand opening in Warren ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- The Watchung Borough Board of Education currently has one (1) open seat after Dave Mobus resigned from the Board of Education. It is anticipated that the position will be filled no later than June 10, 2021. The successful candidate for the seat will serve until the January 2024 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Education( NJDOE)  has made public the 2019–20 North Plainfield School Performance Reports. The link below accesses both the District and individual  school's Performance Reports both in English and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A memorial scholarship has been established to honor Faith W. Rice, founder and past executive director of NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, who passed away on March 22. She had founded NJCTS 15 years ago. Investing in the future of high school seniors ...

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WARREN, NJ -  A Warren Middle School student was awarded first place by District 16-J of the Lions Club for her entry in this year's Peace Poster Contest.     Dr. Susan Cooper, E2 teacher, from Warren Middle School encourages student participation in the poster contest, and on April 6, Cooper ...

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Music, art, theater all have ‘critical impact on our kids,’ educators say as they look to work within COVID-19 guidance. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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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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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA), the professional learning division of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), has announced the 26 schools that will be a part of its Healing-Centered Engagement initiative and Somerset Intermediate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project will have her artwork showcased on a billboard along Route 206. Close to 200 students from the Auten Road School, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills parents, guardians and students need to check their email and genesis. The district is planning a five day return to in person instruction effective April 12, which is one week after spring break and the start of marking period four. A form is in genesis that needs to be ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Wednesday is the deadline for North Plainfield students to complete the Spring Break Travel Questionnaire. If you plan to travel over the Spring Break, you must complete the linked Travel Quarantine Form by Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to ensure attendance will be properly ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Nancy Reyes, a school counselor from North Plainfield High School, was selected as the 2021 Counselor of the County for Somerset County. New Jersey School Counselors Association (NJSCA) honored school counselors from the different counties within the State of New Jersey at ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Due to the resignation of board member Bianka Douglas, the North Plainfield Board of Education has a vacancy. It is anticipated that this vacancy will be filled by an appointment made by the remaining members of the Board at a regularly scheduled meeting. The process for ...

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WARREN, NJ - This week at Watchung Hills the results of the new logo search, a date for prom, a survey on the increased return to school and a sport quarantine were announced. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Watching Hills Board of Education, acting Superintendent Beth Scheiderman said that a date ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Ninety Somerset County educators were vaccinated over the weekend as eligibility opened up across the state for teachers and school staff. Despite increased eligibility widening the gap between supply and demand, some hope it’s a sign that life in the state’s schools may begin to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung PTO members, the community at large, and district teachers enjoyed a night off from cooking on March 12 thanks to the dining fundraising efforts organized by the PTO which provided family-style dinners to go from Ellery's a neighborhood pub and grill in Middlesex, NJ, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - April is Autism Awareness Month and the Watchung Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) encourages you to order a t-shirt to support the cause. If you would like to support or gift someone with a shirt, see below. For more on the Watchung SEPAG see here:  Watchung ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The agenda for Thursday, March 11, 2021follows here. The link to Thursday's meeting at 7:00 is:              

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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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WARREN, NJ - All 11 Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2021 students who were named National Merit Semifinalists in September have since been named National Merit Finalists, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) of Evanston, Ill. The WHRHS Finalists ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education at its last meeting had a full work session agenda, however, a few board members and the acting superintendent addressed a 100 percent return to school in the fall and the possibility of interested students returning five days a week in the fourth ...

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