Education

August 27, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Micki Cobos, who teaches English as a Second Language at Somerville High School, has been named Somerset County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Education Association. She is the third member of the Somerville High School faculty to be selected for the recognition in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy stood behind a podium in the end zone of the Somerville Pioneers football field early Wednesday morning to announce an additional $100M in funding for New Jersey schools. The money will come from the federal government Coroanvirus Relief Fund, according to the ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rich Dupras, Jr. '78, a resident of Hillsborough, has been named the 2020 Mackie Award winner for his service to his alma mater, Immaculata High School in Somerville. Initiated in 2008, the Mackie Award is presented at the annual Immaculata Golf Classic, held this year on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -The Somerville High School Music and Band parents are hosting an Outdoor Mini Walk-Thru Tricky Tray on Saturday, Aug. 22, with reservations required. All proceeds will benefit the Somerville High School music department. Social distancing with masks required and other ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Three prominent statewide education organizations are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education to direct all public school districts to open remotely in September. Dr. Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Patrick Frain, president of the Somerville Education Association, has joined with union leaders from school districts throughout Somerset County in drafting a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Commissioner of Education, Kevin Dehmer calling for New Jersey schools to remain ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100 public school teachers from throughout Somerset County made it abundantly clear yesterday that they're not happy about having to return to their classrooms in September, fearful that school buildings are unsafe because of the potential for COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In response to plans to reopen New Jersey public schools in September, members of the Somerset County Education Association, in conjunction with NJ21 United, a grassroots education advocacy group, will stage a demonstration on Thursday, July 30 on the Division Street pedestrian ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Friends and family gathered around their phones, computers, laptops and tablets on Saturday, June 27, to cheer on Raritan Valley Community College’s 1,100 graduates during the College’s first virtual commencement ceremony. Held as a YouTube watch party, the ceremony featured ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved a tuition and fee freeze for undergraduates for the 2020-2021 academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “While tuition and fee increases have been consistently low over the last five years, the Board of ...

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  FLEMINGTON, NJ - The New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday presented Steve Kalafer, founder and chairman of the Flemington Car & Truck Country and chairman emeritus of the Somerset Patriots with the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during the virtual commencement ceremonies for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is the deadline to sign up for a celebratory car parade that will stop by the homes of Somerville High School seniors in a tribute to the Class of 2020. Car parades have become more popular since the COVID-19 pandemic limited social gatherings, with birthdays, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - High School principal Jerry Foley began the long process of saying good-bye to each member of the senior class Wednesday, but even as they went through the motions of a truncated graduation ceremony outside the school Wednesday, Foley remained hopeful that the class of 2020 might ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three students at Somerville High School have been recognized by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities for their essays on what municipal governments do best in a statewide competition. The Louis Bay 2nd Future Leaders Scholarship Competition criteria considered ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey encourages Somerset  County residents to share their memories of the COVID-19 pandemic with the community through SCLSNJ’s digital community memories archive, "Our Lives Today." With support from the National Endowment for the ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - High school and college seniors throughout New Jersey will enjoy the pomp and circumstance of an outdoor graduation with their fellow students and parents in attendance as Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced a relaxation of his executive orders issued in March imposing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerville Education Association are not only working hard to teach their students in a remote learning environment, but they are also giving back to their community to ensure all students and their families continue to have enough to eat. Using a grant from the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Catherine Ulassin, a Branchburg resident and Somerville High School senior is the winner of the 2020 Drew McLachlan Memorial Fund scholarship. This is the second year the DMMF has awarded the $2,012 scholarship, given to a Somerville High School student who is carrying on their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - To keep his team connected and motivated, Immaculata Boys Lacrosse Coach Ryan Licht of Branchburg meets with his 27 players via Zoom every Wednesday.  They discuss keeping in shape and game strategies and Licht also has guest speakers (college coaches and professional players and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement at today's daily press briefing. “This is a difficult decision and I know that many students, parents, and staff would like to be able to return to school,” Murphy ...

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TRENTON, NJ - If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations.  Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the operating room and beyond the classroom, acute care surgeon Dr. Joseph Hanna is one person who has made a difference Make that two - a second person who has chosen to make a difference - Chanyoung Oh, a 13-year-old 7th-grader in Montgomery. And a third - Somerville ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are not many upsides to being stuck at home during a pandemic. But since our shelter-in-place orders overlap with the start of spring and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), it does present a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the plant and animal life ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College has joined efforts to help those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be donated to area hospitals. The College’s Advanced Manufacturing program has teamed up with Somerset County ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Somerville Public Schools, and all other school districts across New Jersey, will remain closed until at least April 17, said Gov.Phil Murphy iduring his daily COVID-19 briefing Thursday.   "Let me be clear " said Murphy, "The decision to reopen school districts rests with me.  ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A modified schedule for pick-up of meals provided by the Somerville schools during the ongoing COVID-19 closure has been put into effect, according to Dr. Timothy Teehan, superintendent of schools. "Due to Governor Murphy’s recent announcement to close down all non-essential ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Parents and students are being kept up-to-date with the latest developments affecting them on the Somerville Board of Education website. The most recent letter was posted March 18th, and covers the new Flexible Learning off-site program, as well as availability of school meals ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - On March 16, 2020, the governor issued Executive Order 104, which requires that “all public, private, and parochial ... secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, shall be closed to students beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and shall remain closed as long ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - College bound high school students know they have a hurdle to overcome on their way to a higher education - the SATs test. The SATs are administered by the College Board, a grueling, four-hour series of aptitude tests that colleges and universities use as part of their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The principals of Immaculata High School and the Immaculate Conception School have issued a joint communique to students and parents that the schools will be closed starting March 17th and will remain closed through Friday, March 27 because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Both ...

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