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May 22, 2022

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — North Plainfield High School and Somerset School were named National Schools of Character, two of only fifty schools in the United States to receive this distinguished honor in 2022.   “We are proud of the High School’s and Somerset School’s accomplishments and their ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — The North Plainfield Board of Education approved the 2022-23 budget at its last meeting, again with NO tax levy increase. SEE USER FRIENDLY BUDGET HERE The budget calls for educational improvements, additional sports programs, and upgrades to school facilities – some of ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Watchung Board of Education on Thursday afternoon released a revised agenda for tonight's meeting. See Revised May 12 Agenda and Attachments for tonight's Board of Education Meeting. The Budget was approved at the last meeting. SEE Watchung Board of Education Adopts ...

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NEW JERSEY - It takes hard work and dedication. But that’s what makes this year’s group of 14 “Youth of the Year” finalists so special, as upstanding, service-oriented teens, says Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who shared words of wisdom to this year’s group, ages 14-18, through ...

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WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Board of Education adopted a $44,337,755 budget for 2022-23 with a tax levy of $33,021,286 which is an increase of just under 1% at .97 %. Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Jewett and Business Administrator Timothy Stys presented highlights of the budget to the Watchung ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — Watchung’s Board of Education at its last meeting adopted the $14,840,322 budget for 2022-23. The tax levy totals $12,536,093, a 2% increase.  The budget includes a 21 % increase in state aid totaling $887,252, and the district is expecting an additional $150,000 in extraordinary ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- The Watchung Board of Education meeting will be live-streamed tonight at . 7pm. The revised agenda was released this afternoon.   SEE  the Revised April 28, 2022 board agenda.   SEE herehttps://youtu.be/y7I9OYvAO0E?list=PLGffUhjyckQ3GP2oFxbUw1TyfjqgHzsJM   --

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A Public Hearing will be held in the Valley View Middle School APR for the purpose of conducting a public hearing on the budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The meeting of the Watchung Borough Board of Education, is set for Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7:00 ...

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WARREN, NJ — The Watchung Hills Board of Education voted at its last meeting to authorize Board counsel to file a Petition of Appeal with the Commissioner of Education challenging a reapportionment determination, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:3-3.1. Executive County Superintendent of Schools Roger ...

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WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills Regional High School presented the proposed 2022-23 budget and have a public hearing on the budget scheduled for Tuesday, April 26.   See ...

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WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills is preparing for the next phases of its capital plan in support of the strategic plan. Architects Steven Siegel and Justin Kozik of Spiezle Architectural Group presented the next phase of proposed capital projects at the last meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Middle and high school students from Somerset and Hunterdon counties were honored for their achievements at the 31st Annual Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards, held April 7 at Raritan Valley Community College. The event was sponsored by the College’s Paul Robeson Institute ...

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EMPORIA, KANSAS – A career teacher at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey was surprised Wednesday afternoon at what was expected to be a Debate Club meeting after school. Robert Fenster learned that he has been selected as one of only five career teachers to be inducted into The National ...

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SKILLMAN, NJ — “We’re going to Lehigh!” was the text that flew through the Team 41 community on Sunday night. After a rough start, Watchung Hills’ Team 41 RoboWarriors made it to the finals at the F.I.R.S.T. Montgomery Qualifiers Competition and were awarded the "Innovation in Control" ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is informing public schools of a statewide emergency recall of Guida’s milk and is asking for all products to be removed from the school’s cafeteria and distribution suspended. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Students in Mrs. Donna Bardy’s English Language Arts (ELA) class recently finished reading the NY Times best-seller, El Deafo, a graphic novel by Cece Bell.  Throughout Bell’s story, the reader learns of Bell’s experiences growing up with hearing loss and her insecurities about using ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ-- Three scouts from Troop 235 of North Plainfield were honored on Sunday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout - the highest rank attainable in Scouts BSA, formerly Boy Scouts of America.   And they are: Brian Green, Adam Stevens, and Anthony Ventriglia.  The three have ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Watchung Board of Education on Thursday afternoon announced a revised agenda for the Thursday night board meeting. see the Revised March 24, 2022 board agenda.   This meeting is being held in person only.  

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WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills Board of Education President Robert Morrison addressed comments made by the Muslim-Hindu-Jewish Coalition at the last meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education during public commentary. Morrison said: For months there has been a lot of factually incorrect ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The North Plainfield School District will be participating in the 2022 Summer Food Service Program from July 5, 2022 through August 4, 2022. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services, United States Department of ...

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WARREN, NJ -- 4th and 5th grade Student Leaders from Warren's Central School recently organized and executed a successful fundraiser for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS).  From February 28, through March 4, the event pulled in over 650 items from the Central School ...

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WATCHUNG,  NJ — Watchung Board of Education may return to hybrid meetings, soon. Meetings are now being held in person in the Valley View All Purpose Room, 50 Valley View Road at 7 p.m.  Members of the public also have the option to submit public comments to the Board Secretary via email ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ —A seventh grader at Watchung’s Valley View School was awarded first place in the New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative (NJECC ) Mini-Documentary Challenge. The student is Emma Speeney. Watchung Superintendent George Alexis at the last meeting of the Watchung Board of ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -- Watchung Borough Board of Education Meeting is set for Thursday March 10, 2022 in person at Valley View. See agenda here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1emtGtGBTMUBQ2FsDwDZiuumeFf1al-Gc

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School this year established a new partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower middle and high school students and educators to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Watchung Hills robotics team, RoboWarriors Team 41, over the weekend finished qualifying matches ranked 2/36 teams at the Bridgewater Tournament and made it to the final elimination round. And the team won the Excellence in Engineering Award. What ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- North Plainfield schools will be mask optional beginning Monday, March 7. "Upon a review of the Department of Health guidance and in consultation with our local health department, beginning Monday, March 7, 2022, the North Plainfield School District will not require masks ...

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WARREN, NJ — Both the Warren Township School District and Watchung Hills Regional High School District confirmed at their board of education meetings this week that masks will be optional in school beginning on Monday, March 7. Period.  Masking will not be tied to NJ Cali scores, and there will ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ — At the last meeting of the Watchung Board of Education the districts announced they will be mask optional beginning Monday, March 7.   Watchung Superintendent George Alexis shared that the district plans to move to a mask-optional approach once the state mask mandate expires on ...

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WARREN, NJ -- Due to the predicted icy road conditions, Green Brook, North Plainfield, Warren Township Schools and Watchung Hills Regional High School will have a two-hour delayed opening on Friday, February 25, 2022.  A decision on whether school will be closed at Watchung Hills will be made ...

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