Education

Press Releases

Future Engineers In The Making At Clark's Mother Seton HS

98b2ca79f21f780b674d_DSC_5927__1_.JPG
The students of Mother Seton HS will have a chance to learn, grow and hone their Engineering skills in new classes introduced this year. Credits: Courtesy of Mother Seton HS
98b2ca79f21f780b674d_DSC_5927__1_.JPG

Two new engineering programs will be initiated at Mother Seton this year. In these courses, students will enjoy hands-on exposure in the soon-to-be dedicated Sr. Regina Martin Engineering Center.

One class is entitled “Engineering Design Process.” Students will be empowered to develop the 21st century skills necessary to create, design, and innovate real world challenges and solutions.  In cooperative learning groups, students will brainstorm, build prototypes, and do test runs of their creations.  Mother Seton is one of eleven schools in the Archdiocese of Newark that will offer this new engineering design course as part of its curriculum. 

Katherine Sullivan, the high school’s physics teacher, was able to bring a working knowledge she gained from her professional experiences as an engineer to the creation of this course for the schools of the Archdiocese.  “I am excited about this program,” says Mrs. Sullivan.  “The girls will be learning to think outside the box.  They will study the science behind things and use their creativity.  They will be exposed to what real engineers do on a daily basis.” Combining their existing science and mathematics skills with their imagination, students will create the future.

Sign Up for E-News

   The second course is called “Exploring Engineering” and focuses on computer programming and electronics. The first year is dedicated to coding, and the second year is spent working with electronics and will be taught by Miss Louella Estillero. Louella is a 2010 graduate of Mother Seton and one of their current Math teachers.  Over the summer, during an intensive professional development course, Louella wrote programs in a variety of computer languages, built and tested circuits, and programmed electronics to perform different tasks. Her passion and knowledge was evident to her peers and in particular to the Archdiocesan Director of Technology, Ann Oro, who praised Miss Estillero’s masterful ability to both grasp and teach this material. Mother Seton is one of four schools in the Archdiocese of Newark, the only one in Union or Essex County, to offer this course.

Mother Seton will host an Open House on Wednesday, November 2nd for girls in grades 5-8 program begins at 7pm. The High School will also be hosting an Engineering Symposium on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm. For more information, visit www.thefutureishers.org

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Roselle/Roselle Park

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_9c2bb78674ccc6c956e3_2018_st_pats_flyer

Fri, February 23, 12:00 PM

Roselle Park

St. Patrick's Day Party

Carousel_image_b59229b3972266545812_magnet_fundraising_auction_2018_flyer_0219

Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Roselle Community Group to Examine the 'Cost of Being Black in America'

February 17, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle-based community organizing group Community Acting Now will examine the book “The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America" by author Shawn D. Rochester as part of a commemoration of Black History Month.

The discussion will take place Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is ...

“Hidden in Plain Sight” - A Presentation Centered Around a Teen’s Bedroom 

ROSELLE, NJ - Parents, grandparents, caregivers, when it comes to your children and drugs, do you know where to look? Do you know what you are looking for? You may be surprised at what is "Hidden in Plain Sight."

The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition and Prevention Links invite all parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to have an opportunity to ...

6 Protesters Plead ‘Not Guilty’ in Westfield Court to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman’s Lance’s Office

February 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of ...

Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

February 22, 2018

St. Patrick's Annual Dinner Party to honor Roselle Park's Policeman & Fireman of the Year. Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner. Desserts, Soft Drinks and Coffee.

DJ, Bagpipers and Irish Step Dancers. Adults $25, Children under 10 $5 (chicken fingers and fries)...

Make checks payable to Church of the Assumption. Tickets can be purchased after every mass on 2/24-25 and 3/3-4. Or call ...

Female Boxer Dog Found in the Chandler Ave. Area of Roselle

February 20, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A female boxer was found on East 7th Ave. near Chandler Ave. and given to police on Feb. 16. The dog was later transported to the Newark Humane Society, where it will be on hold for the owner to claim her.

Officials from the Humane Society say that the dog is of senior age and very sweet. If the owner does not claim her, she will be available for adoption on Feb.

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...