Hillsborough HS Graduate Jasmine Brown Named a Rhodes Scholar

January 10, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Jasmine Brown, a 2014 graduate of Hillsborough High School, was honored by the Township Committee Tuesday for being named a Rhodes Scholar, one of 32 university and college students nationwide selected for the prestigious fellowship.

Mayor Gloria McCauley and Deputy Mayor Doug Tomson presented Brown with a proclamation.

Brown will spend a year at Oxford University ...

Somerville: County Library Promotes Pre-K Literacy Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will launch an early literacy program this month at its branches throughout Somerset County.

SOARING - Supportive Opportunities for Achieving Reading in the Next Generation - is designed to help parents take advantage of the Library’s early childhood programming and resources; and to explore how to replicate those ...

Somerville Catholic Schools Celebrate Milestone

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The year was 1957 and the race for space was about to be launched, the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers headed to Los Angeles, and the Civil Rights movement was in its early stages.

It was also the year the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church reached deep into their pockets and hearts to create the town’s first Catholic school.

The dream had first been proposed by ...

Hunterdon Central Student's Death Prompts Call for Change

RARITAN TWP., NJ – The Dec. 16 death of 15-year-old Allison Vandal cast a long shadow over the year’s last meeting of the Hunterdon Central High School board.

The meeting included school Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Moore asking the public for a silent moment of reflection.

Moore has characterized Vandals’ death the result of suicide, even as a spokesperson for Hunterdon ...

After-School Nature Education Program Heads Outdoors

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, has opened registration for January KinderNats, an after school science and nature program for children age 5 to 7.

KinderNats is designed and geared for children who love being outdoors.  This afterschool series will get them outside to study science and explore the natural ...

Hillsborough Schools Toughen Policies on Students' Vaping

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Students in possession of tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices, or found smoking or vaping on school grounds will be subject to disciplinary action under a new policy adopted by the The Hillsborough Board of Education.

The update in the policy also includes a revision to the Student Code of Conduct for Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough Middle School, ...

Charles "Chuck" Matheny, 76; an Inspiration and Model of Possibilities

PEAPACK, NJ - Charles H. Matheny, age 76, died on Dec.14, 2017. A native of Minnesota, he lived most of his life in his home on the campus of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ.

"Chuck," who was born in 1941 with cerebral palsy, became the inspiration and the motivating force behind the founding of the Matheny School in 1946, and its decades-long development ...

Young Somerville Musicians Perform Holiday Concert for Seniors

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 39 young musicians who comprise the Van Derveer School 5th-Grade Band piled into a school bus with their instruments and music stands for a short ride Thursday to the Arbor Glen Senior Living Community in Bridgewater for a concert of holiday songs.

Led by music teacher Christine Wojewoda, now in her 11th year at the school, the band played “Good King ...

High School Students Thrust into World of Opiate Addicts


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  The junior class at Hillsborough High School was given a graphic lesson on the sordid world of drugs and drug addiction by watching "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a production of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI.

The film presents real people describing their real life stories, discussing candidly their pathways ...

Somerville Middle School Honors Teacher, Psychologist

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Somerville Middle School has selected Freddie Shaker, the school's Algebra, Geometry and Grade 8 Math teacher and Dr. Helena Sroczynksi, school psychologist, as Teacher of the Year and Support Personnel Staff Member of the Year for 2017-2018.

They were saluted by students and staff at a recent assembly.

Shaker has been on the school staff since April, 2013.  ...

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