Education

September 18, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Four students from Somerville High School have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Amanda Hegadorn, Sasha Raina, Gillian Reinhardt, and Juliet Walnoha have been awarded a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - School is back in session, but teachers and other members of the Hillsborough Education Association are still without a new contract. Both sides concede some progress has been made during negotiations that have been dragging on for several months, but not enough to reach a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three Somerville High School Students have been named Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Katherine Dailey, Ananya Gandhi, and Jeffrey Pan have been recognized for their academic achievements by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman, R-16th, to increase penalties for hazing resulting in injury was approved Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Timothy J. Piazza Law is named for a Penn State University sophomore from Readington who died during a fraternity ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Middle School students arrived for the first day of school Thursday and were greeted with a sidewalk mural of inspirational messages scrawled in chalk by their parents and friends Wednesday nigh t- and by their new principal, Anthony Benjamin. Benjamin was on his hands and knees ...

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TRENTON, NJ -New Jersey’s public schools rank best in the nation in the 2019 Quality Counts report just released by Education Week. The widely respected report, now in its 23rd year, measures a number of factors, from student achievement to school funding to the success students achieve once ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The accolades continue for Somerville Public Schools as the Special Olympics New Jersey and Special Olympics International have declared Somerville High School an official Special Olympics national banner Unified Champion School. The latest designation follows last month's honor ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The end of summer vacation signals a new season for drivers.... back to school. Whether you have children in school or are an empty nester, kids seem to be everywhere in Somerville. That means drivers need to be extra careful and attentive as children - and some adults - dart ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Touched by the story of a New Jersey girl their age who had committed suicide, four Girl Scouts dedicated their Silver Award project to her memory, crafting inspirational messages that were painted on the 4th- and 5th-grade bathroom stalls at the Van Derveer School. Mallory ...

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TRENTON, NJ. – Assemblymen Erik Peterson, Edward H. “Ned’ Thomson and Ryan Peters introduced legislation this week in response to New Jersey high schools that barred graduates from wearing military sashes. Their bill expands a current law that requires school districts to allow military-issued ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  The war of words between the Hillsborough Board of Education and the Hillsborough Education Association escalated yesterday, with each side issuing conflicting statements on the status of stalled contract negotiations and who is to blame. The statements were issued less than 24 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The beginning of the school year is often stressful for parents with limited means as they struggle to buy school supplies and pay for everyday household expenses. Thanks to residents that have donated to the annual Project First Class school supplies collection, children of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by pre-teens over the past 18 months —  a trend that has been seen across the nation. “This illustrates the need for people who encounter children regularly to be ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Mental health education will be integrated into health and physical education classes for all K-12 students in New Jersey under legislation signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. “It’s incredibly important that students understand the many dimensions of health, from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A national website that analyzes the quality of public and private schools, colleges and universities has ranked the Somerville School District No. 6 in Somerset County and No. 75 out of 243 school districts in New Jersey. The faculty at the three schools was ranked No. 137 out ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Dan and Nancy Bonham, who together have devoted 62 years to the Immaculata High School music department, have been awarded the school's Mackie Award. Initiated in 2008, the Mackie Award is given out at the Immaculata Annual Golf Classic, to held this year on Monday, Sept. 30th ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - If you want to play, you're going to have to pay. Students at the township's intermediate, middle school and high school levels will be required to pay a fee in order to participate in extra-curricular activities beginning next month with the 2019-20 school year, according to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women is asking residents to donate to its annual Project First Class school-supplies collection. Donations will benefit children of families who are served by the Food Bank Network and other nonprofit organizations in Somerset ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education designated the Somerville School District a Lighthouse District on Wednesday. Using data to assess growth over the past four years, the designation serves to recognize schools that have seen tremendous improvement in academic performance and have ...

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EWING, NJ – The Somerville school district is one of nine school districts and two charter schools statewide that have earned the designation of Lighthouse District awarded annually by the NJ Department of Education for substantial improvement in academic achievement. The 11 Lighthouse award ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three candidates have filed with the Somerset County Board of Elections to run as candidates for the Somerville Board of Education.  Monday was the filing deadline for school board elections statewide which will be held the same day as the general elections, Nov. 5. Filing ...

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MAYNOOTH, Ireland - Ten New Jersey 4-H members, including two sisters from Hillsborough, NJ are participating in the 2019 International Leadership for Life Conference hosted by Foróige, a youth development organization in Ireland from July 29-Aug. 2 at the National University of Ireland, commonly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi today told the Board of Governors the 2019-2020 academic year will be his last as university president. “It has been my privilege and pleasure to lead this community during the past seven years, and this will continue to be the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots will welcome 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Christopher Serrao to TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday, July 16th for the team’s 7:05 pm game against the York Revolution. Serrao, a 13-year old from Whitehouse Station, was among the eight spellers who ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thomas Boon, a 2019 graduate of Raritan Valley Community College, has been chosen as the new Alumni Representative to the RVCC Board of Trustees. Boon graduated in May with degrees in Biology, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Medical Professional, receiving the Academic Award for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three members of the Somerville High School Class of 2019 have been awarded scholarships from the Somerville High School PTO. Each of the three recipients will be attending college in the fall. The winners are Casey Bumgarner who will pursue a major in Chemical Engineering at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Bound and determined, the sixth-graders had done their research and were well prepared for their presentation to the Borough Council, just a few days before the end of the school year. With all the aplomb of a seasoned trial lawyer and precision of a professional planner, the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Ed Webber of Whitehouse Station, NJ, will serve as Immaculata High School’s new Dean of Students. In this role Webber will be partnering with fellow administrators, working with teachers, parents, and students to maintain structure and organization, conducive to a successful ...

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CINCINNATI, Ohio - Hayden Verbanas, a Somerville, NJ High School senior who earned 64 college credits from Raritan Valley Community College while attending high school, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to continue his theater studies at college this fall by the Educational Theater ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Michael Callahan has bee appointed the new director of Human Resources for the township's school district. He was was unanimously approved by the Hillsborough Board of Education at the June 10th meeting and will begin his new position with the district on July 2, ...

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