Education

November 17, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  When Sister Donna Jo Repetti, OSF, a school counselor at Union Catholic, found out there was a student at the school interested in attending West Point, she reached out to an old high school friend. “I made a phone call to my old friend Father Gabe (Gabriel B. Costa, ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison performed during two 90-minute shows to celebrate World Language Day on Nov. 9 in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Esther Faus, World Language Department Chair, opened the program with a welcome and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- The technology lab at Holy Trinity School’s Westfield Campus looks like you’d expect: Computers running Google Chrome. A SMART Board and a 3D printer. And technology teacher leading a room full of kindergartners, happily clicking away.  Wait, kindergartners? Yes, technology is ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - The public is welcome to attend the annual Advent Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  at Saint Joseph High School on Saturday, Dec. 8. The afternoon's events include: 4:45 p.m. Bell Concert presented by Saint Matthew the Apostle Bell Choir held in the Vincent Maglio ...

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EDISON, NJ -- On Sunday, Nov. 4, students, faculty, parents and friends from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison joined to help support Interfaith RISE's annual walk-a-thon.  Upper School students helped direct participants, worked the registration table, and held signs during the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's Shaun Keating sure had a memorable day on Thursday. Her day started when she was honored at the school for receiving a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program. Then just a few minutes later, Keating wrote an opening prayer ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison recently observed Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31. This positive campaign to promote healthy lifestyles was a huge success. The Red Ribbon Team comprised of juniors who attended the Young Women’s Conference last May led many of the activities ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Peter Van Buskirk, a 35-year veteran of the selective college admission process, made an informative, dynamic and interactive presentation at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison on Oct. 30.  Van Buskirk addressed primarily sophomores, juniors and their parents about the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- School One’s Kid’s Care Club completed its first Share a Sandwich effort for the school year. All their donations went to St. Joseph’s Center in Elizabeth. In total, 177 sandwiches were donated.  Christine Mills and Sarah Bennett are the Kids Care Club advisors for the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School Mountainside campus will hold an open house on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All are welcome to come see first-hand what makes Holy Trinity early childhood education truly unique. The Mountainside Campus houses Pre-K 2 to Full-Day ...

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Last academic year, third graders in Cristina Sardo’s classroom at Brunner School partnered with the Street Kid Center in Bali, Indonesia, for one of their Service Learning Projects. The families at this Street Kid Center come to this center to find resource alternatives to street begging. The moms ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Stan DeLaurentiis of Plainfield, a senior at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, certainly represented his school and country well at the Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition. The event, held in Kunming City of southwest China's Yunnan Province, featured 110 teams of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Little ghouls, goblins and ghosts roamed the Westfield campus of Holy Trinity School on Saturday, October 21. Both the Early Leaning Center in Mountainside and Holy Trinity School came together at the Westfield campus for some Halloween fun. Students came in costume to collect ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Three individuals and one team were honored at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison on Saturday, Oct. 13. Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Award winners: Khalid Latif of Manhattan (Distinguished Alumnus), Rhona Eserner of Edison ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Fall is a wonderful time of year to learn about our five senses, and the Wardlaw+Hartridge garden is the perfect place to start! Junior Kindergarteners at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison used their fingers to feel, their noses to smell, and their eyes to see the abundance of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- J.A Coles Elementary School students and staff in Scotch Plains, NJ, started October off by celebrating Week of Respect and Wellness Week!  Focusing on health and wellness for Coles students, the ultimate message of the week was anti-bullying.    The week started ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison hosted a one-day conference on Mission Skills attended by over 20 independent schools across the country and Canada on Wednesday, Oct. 3. This select group of schools forms the Steering Committee for the Enrollment Management Association’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Sisters Ann Sullivan, Alice Yohe, and Elaine McAteer, who all have a very strong presence at Union Catholic, were honored for their many years of service to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill (Pa.) during a special ceremony at Union Catholic on Wednesday ...

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NEW YORK, NY -- Four teachers from the Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools attended the 2018 Educator Conference presented at The Metropolitan Opera  on October 3.  In its mission to promote opera education across America, the Met brings teachers from around the country for three days to NYC studying ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic held a special ceremony on Wednesday to recognize Jim Reagan Sr., Sister Ann Sullivan, SSJ, John Cerimele, and Meg Nuwer, who were recently honored by RCAN (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark) for their dedicated years of service at Union Catholic. Union ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Noah Apter of Springfield, a sophomore at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, continues to acquire and master more classical knowledge than your average high school student. Noah has been inspired by his participation in a classics program called the Paideia Institute, a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Is There an Elephant in your Shoe? shares the story of a little girl struggling to put her sneaker on by herself. As she continues to try to fit her foot into the shoe, her grandparents wonder what could be in the sneaker that stops her from slipping it on. Could it be an ...

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PLAINFIELD – Union County College (UCC) hosted a 25th Anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Plainfield Campus on Sept. 20. UCC Dean of Plainfield Campus and Allied Sciences Dr. Victoria Ukachukwu led the joyous occasion by welcoming the guests, sharing a brief campus history, and ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Class of 2024 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed a wonderful four-day trip to Frost Valley in Claryville, NY last week. The sixth graders, who were accompanied by chaperones Tanda Tucker of Bernardsville, Andrea Barnett of Morganville, Dina Congregane of Scotch ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- John Mopper delivered his very powerful, captivating and enlightening presentation on bullying, “Thank You to the Bully,’’ to the freshmen at Union Catholic on Tuesday morning in the school auditorium.   Mopper, a co-owner and therapist at Blue Print Mental Health in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Students at J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School are off to a great start of the new academic year.  Approximately 164 kids participated in the PTA-sponsored “camp read a lot” program. Kids across all grade levels who read the required number of books during summer ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Wardlaw + Hartridge Parents’ Association will host its annual Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event, which will be held at the school at 1295 Inman Ave. in Edison, is free and open to everyone! This year’s event includes carnival games, just like ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- Union County College is an American Management Association university partner and will be offering a certificate in Human Resource Management beginning on Sat., Oct. 13.  If you are new to the human resource profession or a newly promoted professional, you will learn the skills you ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, announced that seniors Ray Huang of Edison and Matangi Melpakkam of Piscataway have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation was ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union County College (UCC) student Krystal Nicholas, of Roselle, is one of 10 students nationwide who was chosen to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education, a $5,000 award. The Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa ...

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