Education

November 11, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Healthy Edge will present  ‘VAPING: Clear the Air’ at the Watchung Hills South Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov.  13. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for participants to peruse a display of vaping paraphernalia. The formal presentation begins at 7 p.m. - Understand how the ...

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Teams of Rotarians and volunteers are fanning out to the three elementary schools in North Plainfield, and the ten elementary schools and three charter schools in Plainfield during the months of October and November to give a dictionary to every third grade student.  A total of twelve hundred ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in.  Democrats swept the five available seats for four four-year terms in the council race in North Plainfield on Tuesday. Results are:  Wendy Schaefer (D)3,669 Lawrence LaRonde (D)3,629 Douglas Singleterry (D)3,578 Everett Merrill ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Unofficial results are in.  Republicans Patrick Boccio and James VanArdsdale were elected to the Green Brook Township Committee on Tuesday. The Green Brook Township School Board election results for three three-year terms are: Lisa Couch 1,058 Jean-Louis ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Unofficial results are in.  The closure of the borough's library was a major issue in the race and it looks like Democrats have swept Watchung Borough, unseating Stephen Black, David Mobus and Maria Alberto.  The vote count at 11 p.m. Tuesday is: Mayor Keith Balla (D) ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year.  Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories ...

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In addition to casting votes in statewide, county and local election on November 6, New Jersey voters will also be asked one public question on whether to increase financial aid to New Jersey’s educational institutions. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey, a nonpartisan political ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  You’re never too young to flex your muscles when it comes to the power, responsibility and rights associated with voting. That’s the message that the Greater New Brunswick Area chapter of the NJ League of Women Voters tried to get across with its first-ever student essay/video ...

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WARREN, NJ -Dr. Robert J. Massa, Senior Vice president for Enrollment and Institutional Planning at Drew University, Madison, shared with Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) parents “what really matters in the search for a college by students and parents,” on Wednesday night Oct. 10, in the ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Mock ACT and SAT tests sponsored by the Watchung Hills PTO and scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 have been canceled due to the forecasted Nor’easter.    “There is a Nor’easter storm forecast to hit tomorrow morning.  As soon as we have rescheduled the test date, we’ll let ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting.    “The ...

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WARREN, NJ  – Six Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in the Class of 2019 have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Another 27 WHRHS students have been named National Merit Commended students, the category just before Semifinalists. These ...

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WARREN, NJ -  “Fun Home, A Family Tragicomic” by Allison Bechtel, “We Are Okay” by Nina LaCour, and “Speak No Evil” by Uzodinma Iweala were approved at the last meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education as the three options in the senior English unit on LGBTQ literature. The board voted ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts. Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Susan W. Ober of Millington to represent Long Hill Township on the Watchung Hills Regional High School District Board of Education, replacing Christopher Collins who tendered his resignation in August. Ober fills the ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Throughout October and the upcoming weeks, the fire department will be participating in National Fire Prevention week.  This safety campaign is the longest-running public health observance in our country.   This year, the actual week is Oct. 7-13, but activities will run ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Frustrated by years of stalled negotiations and watching their take-home pay decline as their benefits contributions go up, as well as watching their colleagues lose their jobs to privatization, educators and educational support professionals from Somerset County’s public schools ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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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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