Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Celebrate Character Day

September 18, 2017

EDISON, NJ -- Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison celebrated Character Day, a global movement of over 130,000 events happening in 119 countries across the globe, on Sept. 13.

Silvia Davis of Metuchen, Head of Lower School, shared a special book, Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed, during morning assembly in Lower Snowdon. Mrs. Davis used the book to ...

Scenes from the SPFHS Marching Band Festival

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raider Marching Band hosted its19th annual Marching Band Festival at SPFHS Varsity Field on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The packed stadium watched performances from 10 of New Jersey's top marching bands: Weehawken, Cranford, East Brunswick, Fair Lawn, Chatham, Bridgewater-Raritan, Immaculata, Edison, J.P. Stevens, ...

Video: Award-Winning SCREENAGERS to be Shown at Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- When filmmaker Delaney Ruston, a Stanford-trained physician, learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens, she wondered about the impact of all this time and the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time.

Ruston produced the award-winning SCREENAGERS, which probes into the vulnerable corners ...

Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Seeks Innovative Middle & High School Students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD/WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Westfield Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is accepting applications for the class of 2018 of future CEOs. YEA! is a 30 week program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements! YEA! is open to all students in grades 6-12.

While in the Academy, students will receive all the ...

'Molly Pitcher' Comes to Fanwood on Sept. 26

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In the midst of one of the fiercest artillery duels of the American Revolution (June 28, 1778, in Monmouth, NJ), a woman was observed doing something unusual: helping to fire a cannon! 

From this event sprang the legend of Mary Hays -- better known today as Molly Pitcher.

At the opening meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Peer Leaders Bond During Retreat

This year's 12 senior peer leaders from the Class of 2018 attended a leadership retreat with advisors Tanda Tucker of Bernardsville and Tim Head of Cranford last weekend. The group traveled to Fairview Lakes YMCA in Stillwater, NJ.

This year's peer leaders are: Emanuel Arriaza of Plainfield, Danielle Bacalhau of Colonia, Cathy Bi of Edison, Lauren Kisare of Bridgewater, Tiffany Le of ...

Freeholders Join Students at Opening for Union Co. Vo-Tech’s Law and Justice Mini Academy

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders joined students, teachers and administrators of the Union County Vocational Technical in marking the opening of the new Law and Justice Mini Academy, a four-year program designed to prepare students for careers in public service, law, and criminal justice and as proactive citizens.

“We are proud of our investment in our award-winning ...

SPFHS Marching Band to Host 19th Annual Marching Band Festival

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raider Marching Band, winners of the 2014 NJ Group 6A State Champion & National Gold Metal and 2015 Group 6 Open State Silver Medal will host the 19th Annual Marching Band Festival at SPFHS Varsity Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 6:00 p.m.

There will be 10 NJ marching band performances. The evening will conclude with a ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Begins School Year with 135th Convocation Ceremony

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison kicked off its 135th year with the annual Convocation Ceremony in Laidlaw Gym on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Lower and Middle School Students entered the gym with their teachers, smiling and eager to begin the new school year. The Upper School students marched in behind their respective class flags and were accompanied by their ...

Opening Day at Wardlaw-Hartridge School

EDISON, NJ -- Silvia Davis of Metuchen, new Head of Lower School at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, greets second-grader Julia Marin of Edison on the first day of school.

Ms. Davis is joined by Dana Matthews of Metuchen, the school’s new Associate Director of Admission, Matangi Melpakkam of Piscataway and Gerard Gonnella of Somerset, Director of Admission, in front of the Berry ...

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Peter Tierney to Be Inducted into Union Catholic Hall of Fame on Sept. 30

September 18, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Peter Tierney, a standout athlete during his years at Union Catholic and an award-winning tennis coach at Summit High School, will be the recipient of the Alumni Award when he's inducted into the Union Catholic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 30.

A member of UC’s first graduating class in 1966, Tierney was a captain of the baseball and basketball teams at ...