Scotch Plains Public Library Presents Voices from the Margins: Connecting Our Stories, Series Begins Oct. 6

September 25, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of our nation’s continuing conversation about the American Experience, Scotch Plains Public Library invites the public to participate in Voices from the Margins: Connecting Our Stories, a series of book discussions, films and events. The series will run from October 6, 2016 through June 19, 2017. Partnering with the library for this project are Social ...

Union County College Foundation Exceeds its Summer Scholarship Campaign

CRANFORD – This summer the Union County College Foundation launched the first annual “$100,000 Summer Scholarship Challenge” to raise additional funds for student scholarships. The Foundation “challenged” current and past donors of endowed and annual scholarships to consider increasing their financial support, bring back an old scholarship, or to start a new one.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Students Experience Dangers of Driving Drunk

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Dozens of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School seniors hit the asphalt (and numerous cones) today while driving a computerized vehicle known as The Safety Bug that simulates the effects of drinking and driving on a road course at St. Bartholomew’s back parking lot.

Licensed students performed the test under the supervision of a trained facilitator, who ...

Westfield Could Follow Scotch Plains-Fanwood in Offering Full-Day Kindergarten

WESTFIELD, NJ — As the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public School district begins its first year offering full-day kindergarten, Westfield parents are increasingly asking why we can’t have the same services here.

According to Westfield School Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan, the challenges involved in offering full-day kindergarten to Westfield students are largely financial and ...

Flex School Expands in Fanwood

FANWOOD, NJ -- FlexSchool, a micro school for gifted and twice exceptional students, is expanding into the space previously occupied by Be Craftful.

The space will be a combination of meeting, eating, and creation space, according to Jacqui Byrne, Head of School.

"The students are thrilled to be getting a new multipurpose room and can't wait to see what it looks ...

Union County College’s LEAP Program Chosen as Candidate for Examples of Excelencia

CRANFORD – Union County College’s Learning Enhanced through Accelerated Paths (LEAP) Program has been chosen as one of six Associate Level finalists for this year’s Examples of Excelencia Award.

Examples of Excelencia is the only national initiative to identify and promote programs and departments at the forefront of advancing educational achievement for Latino students in ...

Marching Bands Battle Tonight at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The 18th annual Scotch Plains-Fanwood Marching Band festival tonight assembles nine of the bands in the state to compete at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's varsity field. The performance schedule is as follows:

Time                 Performers

6:00 ...

Local Sea Scouts Host Open House for Teens in Northern and Central New Jersey

LINDEN, NJ – Teenagers looking for a lifelong adventure while learning new skills that will benefit them no matter their path should attend the Sea Scout Open House on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is hosted by Sea Scout Ship 228, sponsored by the Rahway Yacht Club and Ship 243 sponsored by the Rahway Elks Club. 

Youth ages 14 years old (or 13 ...

Union County Offers Training Opportunity to be a Home Health Aide

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Residents interested in becoming certified home health aides can apply to the training program that begins Oct. 31 and runs to Nov. 23, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced. Pre-enrollment interviews are required and are being conducted in September.

Anyone interested in the program should schedule an interview now. Space is ...

Clark College Fair to Feature 100+ University Representatives on Thurs, Oct. 6

CLARK, NJ - More than 100 college and universities will be represented at a college fair to be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at the Arthur L. Johnson High School. The fair will run from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

American University, the University of Delaware, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Marist College, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology and Villanova ...

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Field Hockey Gets B1G Win Over No. 15 Iowa, 2-1

No. 15 Hawkeyes are highest ranked foe ever defeated by RU Field Hockey

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Rutgers field hockey got its first Big Ten win of the season in landmark fashion Sunday afternoon, winning 2-1 at No. 15 Iowa. The victory was the Scarlet Knights first win over a ranked opponent since October of 2013 and the highest ranked foe ever defeated. With the win, RU improves to 6-3 overall ...

Westfield In-Service Readies School Personnel

Westfield Public School teachers and support staff returned to school early this year with an In-Service held on September 7.  The Curriculum, Instruction and Program Department outlined a full schedule for staff at all grade levels.

A variety of topics were covered, from curriculum development and technology to CPR.  For example, elementary teachers attended differentiated ...