Somerville High School Pioneers Host 37th Annual Marching Band Competition

September 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band will host its 37th Annual Home Show on Saturday Oct. 7 with 15 area high school bands scheduled to participate in the competition

Included are marching band units from Hunterdon Central, Ridge, New Providence, Cranford, Immaculata, Long Branch, Delaware Valley, Mendham, Point Pleasant Borough, Watchung Hills, Bernards, ...

Somerville HS Teacher of the Year:  An Honor He Chooses To Share with Those Who Taught Him

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The electronic horn resonates in the hallways of Somerville High School to signal the end of the school day, but outside Room 214 a crowd of freshmen with backpacks and book bags congregates waiting for the door to open.

The students file in, right arms extended, to fist bump the teacher who greets them just inside the room. It’s the usual routine, every Monday and ...

Somerville HS Teacher Selected Somerset County Teacher of the Year

TRENTON, NJ – Michael Skomba, an 11th and 12th-grade Social Studies teacher at Somerville High School has been named Somerset County Teacher of the Year by the state Department of Education.

The NJDOE released its list of 21 New Jersey county winners for the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday.

The County Teachers of the Year are recognized for valuable contributions to their local ...

New Somerville Schools Superintendent Adheres to Predecessor’s Lessons Plans

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Tim Teehan, Somerville’s new schools superintendent, admits he is not as “Energizer Bunnyish” as his predecessor, Dr. Tim Purnell, but he is just as earnest about raising the bar when it comes to challenging students, teachers and staff.

Teehan, a career educator who had worked as Academic Achievement Officer in the borough’s school district since ...

Somerville: Immaculata HS Football Standout Begins NFL Career with Minnesota Vikings


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Standout Immaculata High School football player Tashawn Bower has played himself onto the opening day roster of the Minnesota Vikings after a four-year collegiate career at defensive end for perennial powerhouse LSU.

Bower, Class of 2013, becomes the second graduate of Immaculata to make it to the NFL. Theo Riddick, Class of 2009, is the featured running back ...

East Brunswick Offers to House and Educate Displaced Houston Students

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has extended a welcome to the families and students displaced by Hurricane Harvey to come to the township and keep up with their education.

 Cohen sent a message to Alan Bernstein, director of Communications for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner extending an invitation to house and educate displaced students from Houston and the surrounding ...

Somerville: Immaculata High School Launches 4 New Academic Initiatives


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Immaculata High School is launching four new academic initiatives in the 2017 school year,, inspired by the school’s pillars: faith, scholarship, service, and friendship.  

Immaculata is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP CapstoneTM - an innovative diploma program for high school students to develop successful college skills: ...

Rutgers Sets New Record, Raises $209.1M from 50,000 Donors


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the first time in its history, Rutgers has raised more than $200 million in an academic year.  

Rutgers alumni and friends of the university helped raise a record $209.1 million in the past year – 11 percent higher than the previous record set in 2015. The funds will be used to support student scholarships across the institution, groundbreaking ...

View Solar Eclipse at RVCC Planetarium


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RVCC Planetarium Is The Place to Be for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium staff is busy preparing for a total Solar Eclipse on Aug.21, the first time in 99 years that the U.S. will experience a coast-to-coast total Solar Eclipse.

While the “Path of Totality” for complete viewing of the Solar Eclipse will run diagonally across the country from Oregon to South Carolina, New Jersey ...

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