Piscataway High School Students Lead Tribute to Parkland, FL Shooting Victims; Plead for Changes to Gun Control Laws

March 14, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In a show of unity, students and school administrators gathered in Piscataway High School’s Performing Arts Center to pay tribute to the 17 students and staff members who were shot and killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

Seventeen chairs lined the dimly lit stage, each adorned with a single star-shaped balloon and the flicker of ...

Piscataway Township Schools on Two-Hour Delayed Opening for Friday

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Township Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening Friday, March 9.

A Thursday evening announcement from Superintendent Teresa Rafferty states:

“Tomorrow, March 9, Piscataway Schools will be opened on a delayed schedule. That means that you arrive at school or your bus stop two hours later than normal.

The before care program ...

Piscataway Schools Are Closed Thursday, March 8 Due to Road Conditions and Power Outages

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Due to the severity of the storm, downed trees, road conditions, and scattered power outages, Piscataway Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, March 8. 


ESCNJ Piscataway: Father of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Presents ‘Wingman’ Strategies for Empowering Students

PISCATAWAY, NJ - School leaders from across Central New Jersey and other parts of the state met for a workshop on how to teach children empathy and empowerment and inspiring them to go above and beyond to form inclusive communities in their schools.

Tuesday’s session at the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s Piscataway campus featured Ian Hockley, the director of the ...

Piscataway Township Schools Closed in Advance of Wednesday's Storm

PISCATAWAY, NJ – All Piscataway Township Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 7.

An announcement from the district states “with the storm starting early morning and heavy snow predicted for mid-morning, we cannot assure the safe return home of our students. We will provide updates as necessary.” is an online newspaper serving the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Student Wins Shakespeare Recitation

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison held its inaugural Shakespeare Recitation Competition on Feb. 23 in the Oakwood Room. Six Upper School performers memorized and performed a monologue or soliloquy from one of William Shakespeare's 39 plays. Students were judged on three elements: understanding, expression and communication.

CJ Stueck of Scotch Plains prevailed as ...

Piscataway School District Addresses Safety and Security Concerns for Students and Staff

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway school officials posted an announcement on the district’s website alerting the community about security and safety measures being taken to protect students and staff from potential threats.

The statement comes in the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida where 17 students and staff members at a high school were shot and killed by ...

Middlesex County: Free Online Learning Platform Puts 4,500 Courses at Residents’ Fingertips

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - More affordable learning and skill-building is now available at home via computer here in Piscataway and throughout Middlesex County.  All county residents can take classes, train for new job opportunities and even prepare for various career certifications all for free and all from home with the introduction of SkillUp Middlesex.

“SkillUp Middlesex is an ...

Middlesex County Academies at Top of State SAT Rankings

EDISON, NJ - The Middlesex County Academy for Science Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison ranks first among New Jersey public schools in average SAT scores for the class of 2017.

The Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge, another of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, was fifth in SAT averages released by the state Department of ...

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ECSNJ Partnership with Rutgers Behavioral Health Helps Students Manage Life’s Challenges

March 19, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A collaboration with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care is providing more behavioral and emotional support for students attending two Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) schools.

Appearing on ESCNJ’s Better Together podcast, Assistant Superintendent Gary Molenaar said Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care “is a recognized ...