Education

October 20, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. Located on Raritan Road in Scotch ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario made an enlightening presentation to Upper and Middle School students in the Berry Performing Arts Center and later met with Upper Schoolers in a small group discussion in the Center for Global Learning during an appearance at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS – Three of the four candidates running for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education -- newcomer Alfonse Akins, and current BOE members Deb Brody, and Tonya Williams -- outlined why they should be elected at Candidates Night on Tuesday evening at the school district offices. Karen ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Following an incident of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti being spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (SPFHS), student leaders organized a rally to condemn hateful acts and  encourage the understanding and embracing of diversity. Among the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The field will be down to four at the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education (BOE) candidates forum on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. following the withdrawal of Sean Keagan Foley. Foley, a psychotherapist at Resolve Community Counseling Center and Executive ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A candidates forum for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education contenders will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the BOE offices on Cedar St. (behind Evergreen School).  Five contenders, including three incumbents and two newcomers, vie for the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Students at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School have organized an event to address issues of hate and racism in our community on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the SPFHS auditorium.   Michael Dieu, a senior who has been his grade’s Student Council President for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains police are continuing their investigation into the inflammatory graffiti spray-painted onto the back wall of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Friday.  "The Scotch Plains police takes incidents like this very seriously," said Captain Paul Belford of ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Stan DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, a senior at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, is eager to test his skills at the upcoming Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition, a large-scale international contest sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters. The competition is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Representatives from Keen Footwear paid a visit to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Tuesday, Sept. 25, as part of their East Coast tour to demonstrate their company’s technological capabilities. Based in Portland, Oregon, Keen Footwear is a lifestyle company in ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School will celebrate its inaugural Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The event will feature food, refreshments, music, games, and a tremendous amount of camaraderie and fun. Additionally, the high school will honor contemporary heroes ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic proudly inducted 91 students into the National Honor Society during a ceremony in the school auditorium on Tuesday night. After an opening prayer by Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, and opening remarks by National Honor Society advisor Ms. Patty Nuwer ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy has announced that approximately 13,000 qualifying students will be able to attend one of 13 community colleges, including Union County College (UCC), free of tuition and educational fees in the spring semester that starts in January 2019. Governor ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The Hearth and Home Kitchen Tour will be back for its eighth year on Saturday, Oct. 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Westfield and the surrounding areas are known for their many beautiful homes that are often only admired from the outside. The Hearth and Home Kitchen Tour ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Students across the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district learned lessons this week about inclusion as part of "Start With Hello!" Week.  This program enables students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Police Chief Ted Conley introduced seven new school safety officers in the SPFK12 school district at the Scotch Plains Council meeting on Tuesday evening. All are SLEO Class III officers, who are recently retired and permitted to carry firearms : Officer Arthur ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS – SPFK12 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Margaret Hayes, presented her "Opening of Schools" report for the 2018-19 academic year at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.  Among the highlights of the report: 5,626 students attend the eight schools in the ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – As the school year begins, does the prospect of paying college tuition for your kids next year and in the future make you panic? While college can be a major expense, there are ways to minimize the cost. Here are some tips that can help your student (and family) have a good ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the Rutgers board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Four academically talented seniors from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and 13 students ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders Al Mirabella and Rebecca Williams present a resolution to Judith Hurok of Scotch Plains recognizing her hard work as a mathematics teacher at the Union County VoTech Schools' Academy for Information Technology (AIT) as her distinguished career comes to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Wednesday, Sept. 5, brought the annual Rite of Fall to Scotch Plains-Fanwood as children went back to school for the first day of the 2018-19 academic term.  Students, ranging from cool high schoolers to nervous kindergarteners, obligingly -- and sometimes not so ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Township Manager Al Mirabella, Police Chief Ted Conley, and SPFK12 school district superintendent Dr. Margaret Hayes visited each of the eight schools in the district on Tuesday to introduce the newly hired Special Law Enforcement Officers ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Memorial Library Book Sale will be held Sept. 20-23 at the Forest Road Park building. Donation days in advance of the sale will be September 14-18 at Forest Road Park. The book sale is the Friend's of the Library's primary fundraiser, and they need help to make the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Dr. Margaret Hayes, Superintendent of the SPFK12 school district has issued a school safety update letter for parents of students in the district.  Dr. Hayes outlined a number of changes to the safety measures in the district's five elementary schools, two middle ...

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HUNTSVILLE, AL – Andrew Abrantes, who graduated from Terrill Middle School in June, went on to a different type of graduation this summer. He attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge® and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School No. 76 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. It is the same ranking that SPFHS had the last time the list came out, in 2016. New Jersey Monthly says it creates its ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) have established an agreement to provide students at WCCC with the opportunity to earn their Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate degree from UCC. UCC's President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined ...

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