In The Schools

July 29, 2021

WATCHUNG, NJ - This fall, voters in the Watchung Hills sending districts will elect candidates to both the K-8 and high school boards of education. Four candidates have filed for the three seats up for re-election on the  Watchung Borough Board of Education and no candidates filed for the two ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education released The Road Forward: Health and Safety Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year which requires full-day, full-time, and in-person instruction for September 2021. Michelle Aquino, Ed.D., North Plainfield ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ --  Members of the public are welcome to join the Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, July 22, at 7:00 pm via Zoom using the login information below or in person. The meeting will take place in the all purpose room at Valley View Middle School located at 50 Valley View ...

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WARREN, NJ - The 2021-22 school year will look different at Watchung Hills. For one thing, a full day schedule. For another, the Board of Education on Monday approved a change to the calendar. The Board also approved changes in the Mathematics , Science, Business and Assessment departments. The ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- Joanne Sung, North Plainfield's Assistant Superintendent, has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in the Trenton Public Schools, Michelle Aquino, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools shared in a letter to the North Plainfield learning ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Murphy, New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen McMillan and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced on Monday a series of coordinated recommendations and guidance documents to assist school districts and ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — North Plainfield High School baseball, softball, and track&field athletes were selected for post season honors. In addition, Jason Agyemang was the Central Jersey Group 2 Sectional Champion AND the the Group 2 Champion in the 110 High Hurdles and Jaycob Adoptante was the ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — The North Plainfield Class of 2021 walked across the stage and completed their high school careers during a rain delayed commencement ceremony Wednesday morning at Krausche Field. Under brilliant  skies, in front of family, relatives, friends, administrators, teachers and ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -- Moving on up! Green Brook Middle School hosted an outdoor in-person ceremony for their eighth-grade students on their athletic field on Wednesday, June 16, at 6:00 pm.   Graduates and parents were seated in pods, with additional guests allowed behind the pods.  The school’s ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ --The Watchung Borough Board of Education will hold an online meeting on June 24, 2021 at 7pm and a revised agenda was released on Thursday morning.  See agenda here http://www.watchungschools.com/watchung/_zumu_user_doc_cache/01_Revised_June_24__2021_Agenda.pdf And go to meeting ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — Four Watchung Hills track and field athletes qualified for the Meet of Champions at South Plainfield after their performance in the Group 4 Championships on Saturday. Jackson Gottlick finished 13th overall in the state in th 100m  with 11.07, and 22nd in the 200m with 22.56.

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Schools celebrated the anniversary of the completed playground at Bayberry School.    A small group of school and borough officials and community leaders gathered informally on June 10,  to mark the two-year anniversary of the Bayberry playground opening. Among ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The annual Basilone Bowl returned Wednesday, with football players from Somerset and Hunterdon counties competing in a game honoring war hero John Basilone – and the Leather Necks took home the win, defeating the Devil Dogs, 26–14. Some  1,200 attendees showed their support. The ...

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SOMERSET, NJ —North Plainfield's Jason Agyemang won gold  in the 110 High Hurdles in the Group 2 Championships last weekend to advance to the Meet of Champions. Agyemang upset Rumson-Fair Haven’s Joe Aglione to win in Central Jersey, Group 2.   110 hurdles Chris Serrao, East ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Due to the resignation of board member Alba Soto effective today, the North Plainfield Board of Education has a vacancy. The term will expire on Dec. 31, 2021. It is anticipated that this vacancy will be filled by an appointment made by the remaining members of the Board at a ...

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WARREN, NJ — The Ridge and Watchung Hills baseball teams endured two lightning delays Wednesday afternoon, even though there wasn't a drop of rain during either one of those interruptions. There was, however, plenty of thunder, and a lot of that came during the game from the Ridge bats, which ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Board of Education meeting is set for June 10 at 7 p.m. The agenda is http://www.watchungschools.com/watchung/_zumu_user_doc_cache/01_June_10__2021_Agenda.pdf To join:  

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Governor Murphy shared on Monday that “School officials are empowered to relax masking among students and staff in their buildings given extreme weather conditions.”  In light of this announcement and due to the anticipated high temperatures Tuesday, June 8, North ...

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OMAHA, NE— Watchung Hills freshman Anna Moesch won her heat in the 50 M freestyle Olympic swim trials on Monday with a time of 25.68, finishing No. 6 overall. Moesch will swim in the “A” final on Monday night. Moesch’s hometown of Green Brook and the Watchung Hills community is wishing her ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Four North Plainfield students have been named 2020-21 scholar athletes. The students were recognized at this week's virtual meeting of the North Plainfield Board of Education with a presentation by Athletic Director Christoper Balent. Since 1993, NJSIAA has honored more ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  North Plainfield High School held a Signing Day Ceremony on Thursday in the North Plainfield High School Cafeteria for four student athletes who will be going on to play in college. Surrounded by family and coaches the student athletes upgraded their status from recruit ...

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WARREN, NJ - Five Watchung Hills students have been named 2020-21 scholar athletes. The students were presented their awards by WHRHS Athletic Director Dan Root on Tuesday at Tozier Stadium surrounded by family, friends and coaches as Principal William Librera and incoming Athletic Director Derek ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung PTO, in partnership with the Watchung Library Branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey, invites families with children entering Kindergarten to join for a Virtual Kindergarten story time and meetup. Connect with other families during this virtual story ...

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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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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  The North Plainfield Softball Canucks are on a roll. North Plainfield defeated Belvidere on Wednesday, 6- 3, for their fourth win in a row. Cameron Kelly allowed no earned runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out two for the Canucks. North Plainfield racked up four runs ...

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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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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 - Thomas Barca threw for five innings, allowing no runs and striking out six on Saturday to lead Watchung Hills over North Bergen, 10-0. Watchung Hills remains unbeaten at 6-0. “Continue to do the little things well and get contributions from everyone on the team!,” said WHRHS head ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills boys lacrosse fell to Phillipsburg on Senior Day Wednesday, 10-6. Prior to the game, the Watchung Hills Seniors and their parents were recognized.( see photo gallery above) Following a 2-2 first quarter, Phillipsburg (3-0) pulled ahead of Watchung Hills (1-2) in ...

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