Education

July 31, 2021

SOMERVILLE – Somerset County is sponsoring Project First Class, the annual enterprise that collects donations of school supplies for children of families served by the Food Bank Network and other nonprofit organizations in Somerset County. “Students have seen so many disruptions to their ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to ensure students are receiving adequate civics and government education, legislation requiring civics instruction in middle school,has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The new law directs the Department of Education to require at least one course ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Little do most McGinn Elementary School students know that the school’s librarian is just as accomplished as the authors in the media center – because he is one. John Lohn has lived in Scotch Plains for the past few years and soon will make a temporary stay in Tokyo at the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lindsay Frevert, a longtime teacher at Van Derveer Elementary School, has been named Assistant Principal. She began her career at Van Derveer in 2005 as a third-grade teacher and transitioned to second grade in 2010, helping to develop and revise the current 2nd-grade ...

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EVANSTON, Ill. - The National Merit Scholarship Corporation Monday announced over 1,000 additional winners of National Merit Scholarship financed by colleges and universities. Hillsborough High School student Shirley Z. Pang is the recipient of a scholarship from Northeastern University in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation to require public elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey to install panic alarms and red emergency lights for use in security emergencies has been approved by an Assembly committee.  The bill is named after Alyssa Alhadeff, a 14-year-old student and former ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday announced a series of coordinated recommendations and guidance documents to assist school ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — LaNova Schall, the assistant principal at Van Derveer Elementary School in Somerville, is coming to Westfield Public Schools to serve as the new assistant principal of Edison Intermediate School, starting Aug. 1. The school board appointed Schall to the post at a special virtual ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers University Board of Governors on Tuesday approved a $4.8 billion budget that includes a 2.6 percent increase in tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year, following a freeze in tuition and a fees' reduction for the past year in recognition of pandemic-related ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A new tradition has emerged from the turmoil and trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic at Somerville High School, a keepsake that pays tribute to all 294 members of the class of 2021. Following Friday's early dismissal, principal Jerry Foley and several members of the administrative ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Students from VanDerveer School and Immaculate Conception School were invited by Mayor Dennis Sullivan in April to help the borough celebrate Flag Day (June 14) and the 4th of July with original artwork portraying the American flag and other patriotic icons. Their efforts are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Close to 300 young men and women eager to take on the world will graduate from Somerville High School on Tuesday, June 22 in a full-fledged "Pomp and Circumstance" ceremony with parents, family and friends in the outdoor bleachers cheering them on. Unlike last year's subdued ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Jessica Hermann, a Hillsborough High School senior and winner of the Postcards for Kids contest sponsored by the Hillsborough Education BORO PRIDE Project is enjoying the notoriety that comes with an enlarged version of her original work posted to a billboard on Route 206. The ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - On June 14 St. Joseph High School alumni, staff, students and guest will gather for the Annual Falcon Golf Classic at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club.  The cost for the golf outing is $350 per person ($1400 for a foursome) – which includes breakfast, lunch, on-course ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has found its new superintendent of schools. It was announced Tuesday that Robert Beers will be the district’s new permanent superintendent, effective Aug. 9. Interim superintendent Thomas Ficarra’s contract expires on June ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will extend its COVID-19 vaccination outreach to public schools while continuing to operate its open clinics at Raritan Valley Community College and other pop up clinics throughout the county. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the schools to help parents ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Board of School Estimate has passed Raritan Valley Community College’s $54 million operating budget for FY 2022.  The budget includes no increase in tuition for Somerset and Hunterdon County students for the Fall 2021 Semester. Tuition will remain at $168 per credit for ...

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  BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Group Outreach Programs sponsored by the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Science Department offer virtual educational opportunities featuring topics including birding, maple sugaring, and information about butterflies, bats, bears, and more. The programs are ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 20th Youth Leadership Somerset Class was honored May 8 during a virtual graduation ceremony.  The graduating class included 43 students representing 14 different Somerset County high schools. “In 20 years, this is the first Youth Leadership Somerset class that was held ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. “When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is the latest New Jersey college that will require all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. The Catholic university in South Orange joins a list of now 14 major New Jersey institutions to require inoculation in some form before ...

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey addressed graduates during a virtual ceremony shaped by the pandemic Two-time Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey told the Rutgers Class of 2021 graduating during a global pandemic and racial unrest that has gripped the nation over the past year that they ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College celebrated the successes and achievements of over 1,300 graduates at the College’s second Virtual Commencement, held Saturday, May 15.  Held as a YouTube watch party, the ceremony featured student and faculty speeches; video greetings from RVCC’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ –Olivia Izzo of Somerville and Sean Castellano of Ringoes have been named the Class of 2021’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Immaculata’s Baccalaureate Mass is Thursday, June 3rd at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church with Immaculata High School Director Msgr. Joseph Celano ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan, who retired from teaching in the Somerville Public Schools in 2008 after a 35-year career, offers the following sentiments during Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7: “Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our community, the nation, and the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - RideWise is celebrating Bike Month with two free bicycling events that promote fun, fitness, family, and the environment.  Let’s Ride Somerset is a virtual biking event for all ages and abilities that encourages solo/family biking.  Participants join the Let's Ride ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The township's Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayors for Main Street, an alliance of 22 mayors across five counties is urging Gov. Phil Murphy to eliminate the 200-person outdoor gathering limit as June high school graduations approach. Current guidelines state that there is no limit for outdoor gatherings for wedding ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan wants to "paint" the downtown retail and restaurant district red, white and blue, with help from students at the Van Derveer elementary school and the Immaculate Conception School. Sullivan sent a letter home with the students from each school last week ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - In-person instruction for all students is expected to resume Monday, one week after a cyber attack disabled the school district's computer network, forcing students and teachers to work on a remote platform Tuesday through Friday. The school district has yet to release details ...

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