Education

September 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education appointed a new vice president at Tuesday’s meeting to take the place of long time board member and board Vice President  Christopher Collins of Long Hill who resigned at the last meeting. The board unanimously approved Rita Barone of Long Hill ...

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WARREN, NJ - First year students from Warren, Watchung, Long Hill and Green Brook arrived bright and early on Wednesday, Sept, 5, for the School Year 2018-2019 Freshman Orientation Day at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS).    The Class of 2022 assembled for the first official time ...

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WARREN, NJ - Some call it the most wonderful day of the year. The first day of school at all Warren elementary schools, Warren Middle School and Watchung Hills Regional High School is Thursday, Sept. 6. The first day of school is a full day for K-8 students and for Watchung Hills students who will ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - An urgent Bayberry School update was sent to parents and guardians on Thursday. The opening of school will most likely be delayed due to mold in the school. Work on remediation is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept.1. “Dear Parents and Guardians, Please see the attached letter ...

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WARREN, NJ - In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Watchung Hills Regional High School No. 46 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, the school was ranked No. 11. New Jersey Monthly says it creates its “Top Public High ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy’s annual Welcome Back/Open House event will be held on Wednesday August 29th from 6p-8p.   This night provides the opportunity to meet with friends and faculty before the school year begins.  Parents and students are encouraged to bring in their school ...

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WARREN, NJ - The wait is over. Warren Township School District schedules and bus information is anticipated to be emailed by Monday night and WHRHS school schedules and bus information are now available on Parent Access.   All WHRHS parents and students should read all sections on ...

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  WARREN, NJ - One of the members of the Watchung Hills Board of Education tendered his resignation at Tuesday’s meeting.   Board president Peter Fallon read a statement from long time board member and board vice president Christopher Collins of Long Hill. The statement ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four candidates filed for the two seats up for re-election on the North Plainfield Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office.    The four candidates who filed prior to the deadline are current board member Sandra J. Dodd, current board member ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School remains without power on Sunday morning after a storm in the early hours of Saturday morning knocked down tree and wires across Regional Drive. A crew has been dispatched and JCP&L, “expects to restore power to the majority of affected ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School remains without power on Sunday morning after a storm in the early hours of Saturday morning knocked down a tree and wires across Regional Drive. A crew has been dispatched and JCP&L, “expects to restore power to the majority of affected ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ  - Six candidates filed for the three seats up for re-election  on the Watchung Board of Education, according to the Somerset County Clerk's Office. Current board member James Rhyner  did not file for re-election, according to the clerk's office. The six candidates who filed ...

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WARREN, NJ - Do you want to serve? This fall, voters in the Watchung Hills sending districts will elect candidates to both the K-8 and high school boards of education. A combined 15 seats are up for grabs. A full term on the school board runs for three years.  A candidate must file a nominating ...

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WARREN, NJ. - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, including Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS), alleging they have “policies that discriminate by asking for state-issued identification, in violation of state ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School District did not reach the seven votes needed at a special meeting on Wednesday to decide what to do with an additional $224,010 in state aid money released by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 13. Board president Peter Fallon also read a statement ...

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WARREN , NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School District received good news in the form of additional state aid money. The state has released revised numbers regarding state aid to all districts in New Jersey.    The revised numbers were released by Gov. Phil Murphy July 13. They ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD , NJ - The North Plainfield School District will not be losing any of its state aid this year – but the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School will be losing a marginal amount. The state has released revised numbers regarding state aid to all districts in New ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ  - Watchung parents are invited to a meet and greet with the newly appointed interim superintendent of Watchung Schools, Stephanie Bilenker, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at Valley View Middle School. Borough Administrator Thomas Atkins commented on Thursday night that he plans on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today 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 ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Next year, Millburn Township Public Schools will be closed on November 7 for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Thirteen schools around the state, including Millburn, will close on the most popular day of the Hindu festival Diwali, while one will close on Nov. 6.  As the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Students and teachers concluded a year-long “Healthy Edge Wellness Initiative” designed to concentrate on nurturing and nourishing the mental health and well-being of students and teachers during a day-long Wellness Day, on Friday, June 8, at Watchung Hills Regional High School ...

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WARREN, NJ - As the community celebrated Independence Day, USA.gov and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes. Traditional guidelines call for ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education announced the appointment of Michelle Vella as Superintendent of Schools on Monday. Vella has served as Acting Superintendent since December 2017, in addition to the role of Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Curriculum and ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University hosted the 73rd annual American Legion Jersey Boys State for 838 high school rising-senior, including 39 from Somerset County. “In our 73rd year, we are very happy to welcome 883 of New Jersey’s brightest leaders to Jersey Boys State,” David Bagatelle, ALJBS ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Memorial Awards, PTO Scholarships, and Community and School Recognition Scholarships were presented to Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 graduating seniors at the annual Scholarship Ceremony, Wednesday night, June 13, in the schools Performing Arts Center ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Class of 2018 walked across the stage and completed their high school careers during the 61st annual commencement ceremony at Tozier Field Friday morning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfGbVCUyAa4 All School Council President Sahil Patel, Senior Class ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education announced a new Director of Athletics at its meeting on Tuesday night to replace Chris Van Vliet who has resigned. WHRHS world language teacher, Dan Root was unanimously approved as the WHRHS Director of Athletics effective July 1. “I’m excited ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - A Path Forward for Watchung Schools, a listening forum for Watchung parents, residents, and teachers to communicate to make Watchung Schools great, has been set for Monday, June 25.    Watchung has three leadership positions open: Superintendent, Principal of Bayberry ...

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