In The Schools

September 14, 2018

WARREN, NJ - The usual early morning quiet at Watchung Hills was shattered by the sounds of a fire alarm on Thursday. It wasn’t a drill, but also had no apparent cause. “One of our fire alarms was triggered yesterday morning before school,” said WHRHS superintendent Elizabeth Jewett. “As there ...

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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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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jimmy Schriner scored four touchdowns to lift Cranford over North Plainfield on Friday, 42-13. Naji Campbell connected on touchdown passes to Al-Nasir Robinson and Ahmaad Murkey for North Plainfield.  Cranford took the early lead, 14-0, after Schriner ran back a punt ...

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WARREN, NJ - After an 85-yard drive, Demetrius Stephens scored on a one-yard run with a minute left in the game to lift Plainfield over Watchung Hills in the Warriors home opener on Friday night, 22-21. Game captains for the Warriors were Alex Strehle, Chris Sosuglu, Kevin Badger, and Trevor ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School girls soccer team shut out Phillipsburg in the opening game of the 2018 season on Tuesday, 5-0. “We’ve had a solid preseason, and I was very happy that we were able to carry that play into our regular season opener,” said WHRHS head coach ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Delaware Valley junior quarterback Tylor Blake threw for 163 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Terriors over North Plainfield in the season opener on Friday night, 37-7. Blake hit senior Tyler Neal, in the first play, with a 42-yard pass to give Delaware Valley a 7-0 ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School football team fell to the East Orange Jaguars in the 2018 season kickoff on Friday, 50-17. “Never the way you want to start the season. We will learn from this one and move on,” said WHRHS head coach Rich Seubert. “I’m proud of how my ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Are you ready for some football? The North Plainfield High School Canucks open their 2018 season on Friday at home against Delaware Valley.  The Canucks, coached by Jimmy DiPaolo, finished 2-8 last year in DiPaolo’s first year as head coach. The two wins came at the end of ...

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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 – Are you ready for some football? The Watchung Hills Regional High School football team kicks off the 2018 season with a road game at East Orange on Friday, Aug. 31. The Warriors, coached by Rich Seubert, finished 4-6 last year, falling to Bridgewater-Raritan in the first round of ...

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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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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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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 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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WARREN, NJ - Hillcrest Road is closed between Bellewood Drive and Mountain Avenue. due to downed wires and trees, police advised on Saturday morning. Exit 40 on I-78 is open going south on Hillcrest to the Watchung Circle.   The storm on Saturday morning with lightning strikes and downed ...

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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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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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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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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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WARREN, NJ - Some 30 student athletes from the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Class of 2018 gathered  in the WHRHS Media Center for one last Warrior team photo before reporting to their intended respective colleges or universities in the fall. Columbia, Yale and Princeton, Stevens, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education had the opportunity to celebrate the victories of the district's distinguished student athletes at the last Board of Education meeting.  Brandon Smith, Daniel Duncan, Trevor Sullivan, and Edgardo Villafane represented the Boys' Indoor ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - With an overcast sky and pleasantly cool temperatures, young student athletes from area middle schools and one elementary school gathered for the 91st Annual Rotary Track and Field Meet, held June 6 at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex in Plainfield. Vincent Rizzi, holder of the ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield School District's Teachers  of the Year were recognized at the Board of Education meeting on June 5, at West End School.  The evening began at 7:00 pm with a performance by the High School Jazz Band.  Opening remarks, made by  Human Resources ...

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WARREN, NJ - Erin Bean hit a game winning RBI double to score Meri Hurley in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Watchung Hills softball team over Bridgewater- Raritan in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 Tournament on Wednesday, 2-1. Watchung Hills will face ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warriors have made it to the finals for the first time in school history. The Watchung Hills boys lacrosse team defeated Westfield on Wednesday in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA North Jersey Group 4 Tournament, 17-8.  The Warriors will face Hunterdon Central in the finals, ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Dr. Thomas DiGanci has taken over the helm of Bayberry School in Watchung and a meet and greet has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m.  DiGanci is a former principal of both Valley View School and Watchung Hills Regional High School. He will serve as interim ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield schools have been recognized as New Jersey and National Schools of Character. Acting Superintendent of Schools Michelle Vella shared the following: North Plainfield Public Schools have a long history of incorporating Character Education into the daily ...

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