Education Top Stories

November 13, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Seniors at Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS learned some life lessons about the dangers of distracted driving, thanks to a car crash simulation staged by Scotch Plains and Fanwood first responders.  The students were brought out of the school to the crash scene where they ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Know a student that soars through math challenges without hesitation?  Have a Math whiz in the family?  It's time to get them to sign up for the Saint Joseph High School Annual Mathematics Competition.    The event is open to any New Jersey students in 7th or 8th grade. The ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -- Holy Trinity eighth graders competed and won first place in the 47th Annual Scholastic Olympics held at Roselle Catholic High School. This brings Holy Trinity to a total of 13 first place wins in recent years. A team of 17 students form Holy Trinity beat out 200 other students from ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will host an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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OSWEGO, NY -- Michael Gross of Fanwood, who is majoring in broadcasting and mass communication, was awarded a Deans' Scholarship and Destination Oswego Scholarship from SUNY Oswego. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success. SUNY Oswego honored more than 850 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – At the Sept. 25, 2018 Joint Meeting of the Union County College Boards of Trustees and Governors, two new members were sworn in: Edward J. Chrystal, Jr., of Scotch Plains, will serve as a new Governor, and Miguel A. Merino, of Elizabeth, will serve as a new Trustee.  Union County ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will host College Night on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in both gymnasiums and cafeteria. As of 10/26/2018, 149 colleges/universities and branches of the military will be in attendance. This school year will be 67th year ...

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SCOTCH  PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 59 new members on  October 23, 2018. The criteria for membership are rigorous. Students with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.75 and above, and students who are in grades 11 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ  – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education has announced the names of 32 teachers and five administrators who have been granted tenure. "The district is very proud of its teachers. Teaching is the one profession that creates all the others; it is complex, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals along with the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey have declared the month of October 2018 as “National Principals Month.” On ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Mayor Al Smith and Tom Strowe, Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, spoke to members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Chapter of Junior State of America (JSA) about downtown redevelopment on October 18. JSA is a national organization that was founded in ...

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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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