Somerville: Van Derveer Students Drink Gallons of Lemonade to Support a Cause

March 15, 2018


SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Instead of pushing their way through the  doors at the end of the school day this week, students at the Van Derveer School took their time and hung out in the lobby each day, patiently waiting on line to spend 25 cents for a 9-ounce cup of lemonade.

The students are supporting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization working to ...

Somerville: Students Make a Statement about School Safety and Eulogize Florida Shooting Victims

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of Somerville High School students participated in the National School Walkout Wednesday morning to pay their respects to the 17 victims of last month’s mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to draw attention to the issue of students' safety while in school.

The students gathered outdoors on the track in front ...

Somerville: Immaculate Conception School Students Compete in Spelling Bee



BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two sixth-graders from Immaculate Conception School in Somerville competed in the recent Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Spelling Bee.

The competition was held at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical School.

There were 63 competitors, including Andre Rivera and Katie Wei from the Immaculate Conception School.

The wiinner of the ...

Hillsborough HS Students Celebrate Classmates' Diversity


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Students at the township’s High School spent the week recognizing the diversity of their classmates, teachers and staff.

 Diversity Week  celebrates the uniqueness of the school’s 2,300 students and nearly 250 teachers and staff members.

 During lunch periods, students were provided the opportunity to learn and share what makes them ...

Somerville: IHS Teacher Celebrates 50 Years in Front of the Classroom

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Immaculata High School history teacher Pete Keller, who is celebrating 50 years as an educator, writes the word RESPECT in big letters on the white board the first day of school to deliver a message.

Respect is the cornerstone of his educational career.  “I think it is the key on how I have remained relevant for so many generations.  I tell my students how ...

Somerville Students Ready to Grab A Hat and Read with the Cat


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Several dozen “readers,” some dressed as the Cat in the Hat, will visit the Vanderveer Elementary School to help students celebrate National Read Across America Day Friday morning.

They will join with an estimated 45 million students in all 50 states to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading.

Principal Susan Moran reached ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Parents Launch Student Safety Facebook Forum

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Just one month after Bridgewater-Raritan High School suffered the death of one of its students, and about two weeks after the latest school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Fla., parents and students are taking steps to keep the conversation going about what should be done to improve safety.

Bridgewater-Raritan parents Niki Dawson and Adrienne Sorensen have launched the Facebook ...

Franklin HS Student Arrested with Loaded Gun in Classroom


Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who had been sitting in a class with a loaded 9 MM handgun in his backpack, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The 17-year-old was escorted from the class with his backpack and searched the student's backpack after securing a search warrant, according to Robertson.

Robertson said the initial ...

Somerville Middle School Students Have a Big Heart

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students and staff at Somerville Middle School will host the 5th annual Hoops for Heart event in support of the American Red Cross, Wednesday, Feb. 28 featuring an exhibition game for bragging rights between the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.

“This event has become more than a Somerville Middle School event, it has turned into a Somerville community event ...

Somerville Teachers Take the Plunge for NJ Special Olympics


SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Teachers from all three Somerville schools in Somerset County headed to the Jersey shore Saturday, some as early as 5:15 a.m., clutching coffee cups in their hands and blinking the sleep from their eyes.

They were bundled up against the wet, dreary day, but soon enough, they’d be standing on the beach, staring out at the pounding surf, surrounded by ...

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