Education

November 15, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges. Students who signed, their sport and college include: Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University; Felix Diaz of North ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County election officials have completed counting the remaining mail in and provisional ballots from last week’s general election and school board election, with Melissa Sadin, Dan Carlson and Daniel Puntillo elected to represent taxpayers on the Somerville Board of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A few dozen senior citizens at Centerbridge II are a lot “smarter” about their phones, thanks to an innovative program run through Immaculata’s Campus Ministry Program.  Recently, a few Immaculata High School students, accompanied by title Rich Grieshaber, IHS coordinator of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - In addition to voting on local, county, congressional and school board elections Tuesday, Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve a ballot question that would authorize the state to borrow $500 million to spend on education and infrastructure. Public Question No. 1 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Seventy-five girls from schools throughout Somerset County participated in the third annual STEM program sponsored by the county Commission on the Status of Women held Oct. 27 at the county Vocational & Technical High School. “This was a wonderful opportunity for these ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Any freshman walking into high school for the first time can find it overwhelming and intimidating, but for a student with special needs those feelings can be laced with added stress, anxiety, and isolation.  That’s why because of its size, reputation for nurturing, philosophy, ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) is inviting New Jersey high school seniors and accounting majors entering their fourth or fifth year of a New Jersey-based college or university to apply for NJCPA Scholarships. Applications are open until Dec. 10, 2018, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tyrone Harrison attended Ohio State University, and played on the school's football team. Originally from Highland Park, Harrison graduated college and became a special education teacher in New Brunswick, and then a vice principal. "He was a man with a large stature, but he ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students at Somerville schools and throughout Somerset County will lace up their sneakers and strap on bicycle helmets to participate in National Walk and Bike to School events throughout the month of October.  Fourteen schools in Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, Bernardsville, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts. Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The award-winning Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band will host its 38th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday Oct. 6.with 14 high school bands scheduled to perform at the event. The festival will be held at SHS, 222 Davenport St. and will begin at 4:30 p.m. with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Frustrated by years of stalled negotiations and watching their take-home pay decline as their benefits contributions go up, as well as watching their colleagues lose their jobs to privatization, educators and educational support professionals from Somerset County’s public schools ...

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  TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Legislature reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and its support for the efforts of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey by proclaiming Oct. 6 as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in the state. The Senate unanimously passed a joint ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education has approved a memorandum of agreement for a partnership with Bridgewater Township to hire three Class III officers to serve in the district during the school year – and the township council is expected to approve it during the Oct.1 council ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Physical Education Department at Somerville Middle School hosted the Relay for Life Wednesday night, with students and staff raising $400 for cancer research. This was the sixth year the students participated in the event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, according ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is one of America’s oldest counties with an abundant history that dates back to the 1600s. Starting this September, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will continue to explore community, state, and world history through a series of lectures and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Two seniors at Somerville High School and Immaculata High School are among a group of 16,000 nationwide that have qualified as seminfinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program. Nikhil X. Kamdar, who attends Somerville High School, and Peter Gallo, a student ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- During recess, the Triangle Elementary School playground in Hillsborough is a loud, fun, and energetic place to play. But what if you are looking for a quiet place to sit and talk with a new friend or catch up with an old friend who is in a different class? What if you don’t ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted. It ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive. The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents, teachers, siblings, even principals got down on their hands and knees Wednesday night outside the Van Derveer School and Somerville Middle School to “Chalk the Walk” with comforting and inspirational messages to students who arrived early Thursday morning for the first day ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - They're ready, although many may not be as eager to begin the first day of school Thursday, a sure sign that summer is rapidly slipping away. The incoming sixth-grade class at the Somerville Middle School spent two days last week learning the ins and outs of being a Middle ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It was a whirlwind two hours Wednesday for  wide-eyed students about to begin their first year at Somerville Middle School, the beginning of the end of their days as the “Big Fish in the Llittle Pond" at Van Derveer Elementary School. With one week to go before the first day of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Celeste Onka wasn’t interested in attending a four-year college after graduating from Somerville High School in 1968. She didn’t want to get lost in a giant sea of freshman, or spend four years focusing on one subject when she was still unsure of her career plans. But then a new ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation that requires new school buses to be equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts. The measure, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson, Lisa Swain and Chris Tully, was signed by Murphy on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by two central New Jersey lawmakers that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 2018 Somerville High School Pioneers will defend last year’s state football championship on a brand new artificial turf field that has been installed during the summer at Historic Brooks Field at the Gus Vanderbeek Athletic Complex. The Group 3 State Champions open their ...

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