Education Top Stories

January 13, 2019

During the evening of January 9, 2019, Terrill Middle School’s 5th grade vocal and instrumental music students put on a wonderfully entertaining concert.  Ms. Fernandez, Mr. Shore and their students collaborated to offer a memorably harmonious program that continues the Scotch Plains-Fanwood ...

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LEWISBURG, PA -- Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. Sophie Giuliani, Class ...

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KINGSTON, RI -- The University of Rhode Island has announced that the following six students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood have been named among the more than 5,500 undergraduates on the schooI's Fall 2018 Dean's List.  Shannon Costello of Scotch Plains Jessi Florendo of Scotch ...

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BETHLEHEM, PA -- Two students from Scotch Plains have made the Lehigh University Dean's List in Fall 2018. 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. Adam Freeman of Scotch Plains Jordan ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Paolo Bayotas III danced his way to the coveted title of Mr. Spiffy High at the annual talent/fashion show featuring nine Scotch Plains-Fanwood seniors on Monday, Jan. 7, at the high school auditorium. This year's talented contestants were (finalists in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office. The scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, March 7, 2019. Previous DeLeeuw ...

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The forum is called “This is Your Brain on Phones.” WESTFIELD, NJ – Cell phones have become increasingly more powerful devices, with more features than some adults know how to handle.  So what happens when children get their hands on smartphones? Such will be the topic of an upcoming talk ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- A two-day coding tutorial was designed for School One students during the week of December 10th.  A representative from Microsoft worked with the students in small group setting to engage them in computer programming. This personalized, hands on experience, provided ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Nine SPFHS seniors will compete for the prestigious title of Mr. Spiffy High  on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:45 p.m. at at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School auditorium. Sponsored by SPF DECA, tickets for the event are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. This year's talented ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – All this week, TAPintoSPF will take a look at the stories that defined 2018 in the Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood. Below are just some of the Education highlights during the past year: Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools became the first in ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison is pleased to announce the Upper School honor rolls for the first trimester of the 2018-2019 academic year. To qualify for Honor Roll, a student must achieve a GPA of 87 or higher, without rounding, with no individual grade below 73. To ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has announced its Middle School honor rolls for the first trimester of the 2018-19 academic year. To qualify for Honor Roll, a student must achieve a GPA of 87 or higher, without rounding, with no individual grade below 73. To qualify for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School had the honor of hosting Cardinal Joseph Tobin of the Archdiocese of Newark at the annual school Christmas Mass. The Mass was a well-attended event by students, parents, grandparents and parishioners.  The mass included music by the Holy Trinity School choir, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains- Fanwood High School (SPFHS) inducted four new members into its alumni Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Dec. 11.   After Laura Swidersky, head of the SPFHS Alumni Association, congratulated the honorees, Principal Dr. David Heisey welcomed the graduates back ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The SPFK12 School District honored School Board Attorney Casper P. Boehm, who has served the BOE since 1976 at its final meeting of 2018 on Wednesday, Dec. 12. During his 42 years of service, Boehm attended public meetings, provided verbal counsel and written ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood Scholarship Foundation is pleased to invite all high school seniors and college students residing in Scotch Plains and Fanwood to apply for the many scholarships available through the Foundation.  Some awards are need-based, while others ...

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UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for Peter Capodice, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains). Capodice, 67, joined the UCVTS District in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Over 100 members of the Scotch Plains Fanwood Education Association (SPFEA) assembled Tuesday night Dec. 11, at the SPF Board of Education (BOE) offices to show their unity and resolve during ongoing contract negotiations. (Note: Story continues below ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Terrill Middle School has released its honor roll for the first marking period.  Grade 8 Distinguished Honor Roll Benjamin Abrams, Emma Alchus, Matthew Angulo, Diego Arcila, Jack Barnett, Alana Beardsley, Elizabeth Bedatsky, Eric Botney, Chloe Burfeindt, Isabella ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Park Middle School has announced its Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2018-19 academic year. 8th Grade Distinguished Honor Roll Hasan Ali, Naa Dei Ashie, Riley Bhatia, Elisa Bianco, Ava Billotto, Isabella Blake, Kylie Byers, Lily Camacho, Claire ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Who will be this year's Mr. Spiffy High at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School this year? A total of nine candidates will compete for the prestigious title on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Sponsored by SPF DECA, tickets for the event ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains/Fanwood K12 School District recognized the SPFHS girls varsity soccer team, which won the Union County Championship for the ninth year in a row with a 2-0 victory over Cranford at Keane University on October 26. The team went 14-5-1 this season, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School has announced its honor roll for the first and marking period of the 2018-19 school year. Grade 12 High Honor Roll Angela Arvizzigno, Katyana Avila, Aubrey Bagdonas, James Bagdonas, Amanda Ball, Julia Barnes, Ashley Barros, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- PNS&K is pleased to  invite you attend the Open House for our all-day Kindergarten Program on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  An information session explaining our unique all-day program will be presented by our six NJ State Certified teachers.  Our kindergarten has 2 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic High School has announced its Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2018-19 school year. The students are listed below by grade and are listed alphabetically. First Honor Roll Seniors Elijah Abraham Trabrina Adams-Davis Robert ...

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METUCHEN, NJ -- The annual Advent Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at Saint Joseph High School (145 Plainfield Ave., Metuchen) on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A bell concert will begin at 4:45 with a mass following at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP click on this ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic’s Shemaiah Brackett, Jordan Dodson, Royell Douglas, Myaya Morton, Nya Spencer, and Maya Walker were recently honored at a special ceremony in Trenton for being chosen as recipients of the 2018 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Award. The New ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE -- There will be a free peregrine falcon presentation on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 p.m. for families with children ages 7 and older at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. Stephanie D’Alessio, Director of Education for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Robotics Team took home the trophy for best research in the regional qualifier round of the FIRST Lego League competition held at North Plainfield High School on Saturday, Nov., 17. FIRST Lego League, a partnership between the international robotics ...

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