Education

May 29, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- School spirit shined, Viking pride exuded, horns honked, and confetti flew when Union Catholic’s Class of 2020 passed through the parking lots during a very emotional and energetic drive-thru diploma pick-up ceremony that capped off a memorable Graduation Day at the school on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) on Wednesday evening released guidance to school systems, including SPFK12, regarding commencement ceremonies to honor 2020 graduates during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School has not yet announced ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Terrill Middle School has planned virtual celebrations for the end of the year to celebrate its eighth grade class.  In a letter sent to parents, Dr. Kevin Holloway wrote:  We have now turned our attention to planning for the end of the year. We are working ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. 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. Title: “Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Terrill Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period of the academic year. 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Nathan Arnold, Riley Atkins, Olivia Augello, Nyla Bartholomew, Madeline Beauregard, Laura Benko, Cameron Bloodgood, Saidy Bober, ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S2356/A3946) to provide relief for students enrolled in various state higher education financial aid programs and address the unique circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “My Administration has made higher education a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood teachers, PTA members and parents volunteered this week in an effort to bring lawn signs to evert SPFHS senior.  "Normally, we sell these as a fundraisers for Project Graduation. This year with all the cancellations, it didn't feel right, so we ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF by John Mooney of NJ Spotlight (not the TAPintoSPF editor). 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. New Jersey’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 superintendent Dr. Joan Mast sent a letter to parents on Wednesday to inform them that the district would apply three unused snow days to shorten the (at-home) school year. Public school students will now have a four-day Memorial Day ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. 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. Colleges change with the times. New Jersey’s colonial theological ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Josh Axelrod, a Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School grad and a former TAPintoSPF intern, presented his graduation thesis at Tulane: Greetings from New Jersey: Mapping Literary Jersey. In his work, Axelrod celebrated the distinct regional literary tradition in the Garden ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As graduation day approaches for high school seniors across the Garden State, one parent has started a petition on Change.org calling on Governor Murphy to "find a creative way for the class of 2020 to graduate in a traditional matter." Petition organizer Lisa Gyongyosi believes it ...

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NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and ...

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Choirs Commission Composer to Unite Them in Song; World Premiere Performance on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Thousands of public and private high school music programs throughout the country were forced to close and cancel capstone events due to the Coronavirus ...

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Difficult Decision Will Strengthen Schools, Safeguard Future of Catholic Education; At-Home Learning Continues Through End of School Year  The Archdiocese of Newark has announced the consolidation of its school community and the closure of nine archdiocesan-operated elementary schools ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Park Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period of the academic year. Congratulations! 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Hannah Alber, Sarah Alnasseri, Sana Anand, Keira Baerson, Hannah Baik, Alex Baker, Anastasia Berk, Karina Borysiak, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and the entire week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Following Gov. Murphy's announcement that New Jersey’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, Scotch Plains-Fanwood SPFK12 District Superintendent Dr. Joan Mast wrote to parents of students in the district. While we are ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In an announcement that was widely expected, Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that all schools will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. "Guided by safety and science, this is the best course of action," said Gov. Murphy, who added that his ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. 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. Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce today whether schools will ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Leadership for Educational Excellence (LEE), a coalition of the state’s major education organizations dedicated to the education and welfare of New Jersey students, has written a letter urging Gov. Phil Murphy to keep Executive Order 107 in effect, as it applies to school closings, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- 'The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education on Thursday, April 28, approved its $105 million budget for the 2020-2021 academic year. Related: Scotch Plains-Fanwood BOE Proposes $105M Budget for 2020-2021 Academic Year The spending plan includes $1.12 million for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School has announced its honor roll for the 3rd marking period of the 2019-2020 academic year. Grade 12 High Honor Roll Katina Ackerman, Olivia Adams, Nicholas Alber, Connor Alchus, Amira Aliane, Dylan Allen, Gabrielle Aloe, Mia Alvarez, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- With the focus on numbers, do intangibles count in college admissions? Collegewise, the nation’s largest college admissions counseling organization, hosted a virtual panel on the topic of character in the admissions process. Panelists in the virtual presentation ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo spent an hour sharing his inspiring story with students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison in a webinar on April 21. Although Mutombo is widely known and respected for his 18-year professional basketball career that includes a Hall of Fame ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Nicole Nolan, Director of Global Scholars and Community Outreach at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, is encouraging W+H students to give back in a safe and impactful way during the COVID-19 crisis.  Several Upper School students have begun remotely tutoring students from ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School had a long-held tradition in the singing of the SPF Alma Mater, but about 30 years ago, that tradition faded away.  Through the vision of Dr. Joan Mast, Superintendent of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools, and the aid of the SPF Arts ...

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NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2020 Best High Schools list, which includes rankings for the state of New Jersey and nationally. Three of the Union County Vo-Tech District Schools -- Academy for Information Technology (AIT), Union County Magnet School, and Academy ...

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HAMILTON, NY -- Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses for a conventional letter grade earn the fall 2019 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Jacob Steinberg, a graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Luke Hunziker, a ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride announced today that the state has secured relief options with private student loan servicers to expand on the protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers. These new ...

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