EDISON, NJ -- This fall, the Upper School students from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison have continued their work in the Plainfield community.  They continued participating in after school programs at Barlow Elementary and Jefferson Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Between the two schools, 24 W+H students participated this fall.  

Upper School Peer Leadership activities this year have extended to include service activities.  Each of the six ninth grade peer leadership groups, along with their senior peer leader teams, have spent time at the Plainfield Salvation Army supporting various outreach programs. Students sorted items for their food pantry, put together boxed meals for patrons, and worked directly with members of the Plainfield community. The groups will return in the spring to continue this effort. 

Finally, W+H has resumed its STEM enrichment outings to Washington Community School. Members of Dr. Bowman’s Engineering class ran the first hands-on session, helping fourth and fifth grade students create operational race cars out of cardboard, rubber bands, paper clips and other materials. A new STEM team will return to Washington School in December.

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Pictured are volunteers at the Salvation Army in Plainfield (l to r): back row: Sahil Mulji of Edison and Kallie Schildge of Westfield. Front row: Gurshan Sidhu of Carteret, Ariel Wang of Edison, Aiden Lee of Sewaren, Maiti O’Connor of S. Plainfield, Naischa Puri of Edison, Cherice Clarke of Plainfield, Matthew Piccoli of Somerset, Vineeth Reddy of Edison, and Jack Silver of Rahway.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.