Education

May 12, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In a video sent to parents of children in the SPFK12 school district, superintendent Dr. Joan Mast shared what she called "positive news" with the community. Elementary students will be back for full day sessions, starting on Monday, May 17. Middle school ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The students in Kim Donnelly’s Law classes at Union Catholic were treated to a very special guest on Monday when Union Catholic graduate Fabiana Pierre-Louis, sworn in as the first black female justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court last summer, spoke to them via ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy eighth-grade students Justin Klein and Anthony Kwiatkowski were honored for their participation in the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. On Friday, May 7, 2021,Joseph McCourt of VFW Memorial Post 10122 in Scotch Plains-Fanwood, the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains has announced its third quarter Honor Roll. Congratulations to all the Honor Roll students! 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Elizabeth Agnello, Shana Amsellem, Thomas Bastable, Christopher Bell, Matthew Benedetto, Emma Blair, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Westfield Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR) recently presented the DAR Good Citizen Awards to three area high school seniors: Erika Bretz from Scotch Plains Fanwood High School, Taliyah Williams from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, and Aidan ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Park Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2020-21 academic term. Congratulations to all the honor roll students! 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Keziah Acedieu, Morgan Barbossa, Matteo Barcellona, Abigail Bender, David Bolivar, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Elizabeth Mulvaney, better known as Beth, a beloved longtime teacher in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district, passed away at age 61 on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Overlook Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. Mulvaney was born on January 19, 1960, and raised by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Saturday, May 1, is National College Decision Day in the United States, which means the time has come for high school seniors to make their final decisions on what college or university they want to attend for the next four years. Decision Day is a deadline the Class ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Julia Pappalardo, a 5th grader at Terrill Middle School in Scotch Plains, has been named on of the winners of the Union County's annual Arbor Day Poetry Contest. One winner was chosen for first, second, and third place at each grade level.  The winners are invited to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- U.S. News & World Report has come out with its 2021 Best High Schools of nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, which has a total enrollment of 1,559 students and 114 full-time teachers, is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains resident Pranav Muralikrishnan, a student at Union County Vo-Tech, was named as one of the winners of the National Merit ADP Henry Taub Memorial Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains resident Jenna Smith achieved great things since a very young age and has continued that into her high school years as she has begun the search for where she will attend college next fall. Smith has a lot of options; she was accepted at 17 institutions, ...

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GETTYSBURG, PA -- Gettysburg College has announced its Dean's Honor List for the Fall 2020 semester. The following students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement:  Samantha Anastasiou of Scotch Plains James Harcourt of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Adamowsky says he didn’t plan it, but he has found his purpose in life through teaching. After completing his master’s degree in accounting and starting a career at Community Access Unlimited, Adamowsky found that the accounting position didn’t suit him, and he didn’t ...

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Mobile Vaccine Operation At Warinanco Park in Roselle Will Run From 1-8 p.m. UNION COUNTY, NJ----The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in ...

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RESTON, VA – Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School junior Tommy Wright was one of only five finalists nationwide in the ITEEA (International Technology & Engineering Educator's Association) REACH Challenge. The REACH Challenge is an impactful Adaptive & Assistive Technology (AT) ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Students from Scotch Plains and Fanwood at Lehigh University attained Dean's List in Fall 2020. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Lexa Winigrad of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School inducted 120 members into its chapter of the National Honor Society. The criteria for membership is rigorous. Students must a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.75 and above, and be in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to apply ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Last of NJ’s all-remote schools ease back into classrooms The ...

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HAMILTON, NY -- McKella Sylvester ot Scotch Plains, an English major and a member of the Colgate University Class of 2021, has earned the fall 2020 Dean's Award with Distinction. The award is give to students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while completing at least three ...

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CHARLESTON, SC -- Taylor Diggs of Scotch Plains is among the nearly 1,400 cadets and students recognized by The Citadel for their academic achievements during the fall 2020 semester. The dean's list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Today marks one year since schools in Scotch Plains-Fanwood and across the state closed and transitioned to all remote learning. During his COVID press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said that during the 12 months, the Dept. of Education has stood side by side ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district unveiled its 2021-2022 budget during the Board of Education meeting on Thursday evening. It totals about $100 million and includes a state-capped increase of 2% that covers rising costs for salaries, benefits, and other ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Longtime Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 school district's business administrator Debbie Saridaki, who prepares the  $100+ million annual budget and oversees the business functions of the district, is retiring at the end of the academic year in June. The business ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School celebrated Read Across America Day on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.  Principal Dr. Adele Ellis read from two of her favorite children's books, Pigeon HAS to Go to School, and Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Williams.  Dr. Ellis also announced a reading ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Faced with persistent worries that students may see a delay ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, clergy, and others, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and school ...

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