Education

January 22, 2019

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Whoever said it was a bad thing to be "over the hill" had it all wrong. There are family, friends and fun times of this side of the hill. Arbor Terrace, Mountainside is hosting a new educational series: "The Other Side of 50," to help everyone get the most out of this side of ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC)’s Academic Specialist for Practical Nursing Nancy Friedrich, MSN, RN, IBCLC was one of 12 individuals who received the Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at their 2018 Gala: Celebration HO’OHANA. The gala was an evening of ...

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College is offering Uniform Construction Code courses this semester for individuals interested in construction and licensure. These programs have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Building Inspector ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC)’s Academic Specialist for Practical Nursing Nancy Friedrich, MSN, RN, IBCLC was one of 12 individuals who received the Nurse Recognition Award from the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at their 2018 Gala: Celebration HO’OHANA. The gala was an evening of ...

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EDISON, NJ --  Middle School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held their annual Teacher-for-a-Day program. After enjoying community-building grade-level breakfasts, students took over the Middle School and taught lessons to their peers. Adult teachers were present with each ...

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WESTFIELD and MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Holy Trinity School's Westfield and Mountainside campuses will hold open houses on Sun, Jan. 27, the start of Catholic Schools Week. The events will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Early Learning Center and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J.--  Four years ago, Sydney Salomon read a poem in front of her eighth-grade English class at St. John the Apostle School in Clark. It’s something that changed her life forever. “When I finished reading the poem, my English teacher (Mrs. Quackenbush) pulled me aside and told ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was elected to serve as Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for a one year term starting in January 2019. Middle States is the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey high school students have an opportunity to prove their brain power by competing in the 2019 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee.  Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition in which students are quizzed about ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Six graduates from the Class of 2018 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison participated in a panel discussion and answered questions about the college process and their transition from high school on Young Alumni College Day in the Berry Performing Arts Center. The discussion was ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in attending the College tuition-free for the spring 2019 semester should fill out the free application to Union County College (UCC) and apply for financial aid as soon as possible. In September, at UCC’s Cranford campus, Governor Murphy ...

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CRANFORD – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College (UCC) is offering the Personal Trainer National Certification beginning in January 2019.   Start a new career this spring by becoming a certified personal trainer.  The class will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Office of Continuing Education at Union County College (UCC) has posted the spring 2019 brochure at www.ucc.edu/continuing-education/current-catalog.  Courses are offered for adults, seniors and youth ages 11-18. Most courses begin in February, and online registration is now ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) and the County’s John H. Stamler Police Academy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to award college credits to graduates of the Academy. UCC President Dr. Margaret McMenamin and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Maris Lown were joined by Union ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- What better way to master a subject than sharing what you have learned with others? That is exactly what fifth grader Kate Robimon set out to do when she wrote a book, completely in Spanish, to be shared with her classmates and other students. Kate approached her Spanish ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge in Edison hosted the annual New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD) Conference on Dec. 3. More than 80 professionals from the state attended The Mary Jo Young Health Education Conference, which is designed to provide ...

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The Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company, in partnership with the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities will put on a Christmas production entitled Over The Rainbow - Finding Christmas. Show times will be Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 16 at ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic Forensics Team had a very successful trip to the 15th annual Patriot Games Classic last weekend at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.   In its first time competing at George Mason, the Vikings had 48 students compete, and there were several impressive ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Manya Trehan recently received a great honor when she was chosen as Union Catholic's Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient, which recognizes students who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. For being selected, Trehan, a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Nora Gerlitz's senior year at Union Catholic has gotten off to a great start. Gerlitz achieved a perfect score on the English portion of the ACT, made the honor roll in the first marking period, and she is excelling on Union Catholic's forensics team. Gerlitz was very ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Nora Gerlitz's senior year at Union Catholic has gotten off to a great start. Gerlitz achieved a perfect score on the English portion of the ACT, made the honor roll in the first marking period, and she is excelling on Union Catholic's forensics team. Gerlitz was very ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic’s Derek Ruiz-Webb received some great news recently when he was accepted to attend a very prestigious program at the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute. Ruiz-Webb, a sophomore who lives in Edison, was chosen to the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- School One celebrated Veteran’s Day by recognizing active and inactive service men and women and inviting them to share their experiences and personal stories on Thursday, Nov. 15.  Students in Kindergarten through fourth grade had the privilege of meeting the people ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Middle School at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its fall afterschool STEAM workshop, which focused on programming, coding and design thinking, from Nov. 5-9. The students were taught how to use MIT's Scratch programming by a team of instructors that was led by Marc ...

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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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