Education

September 19, 2018

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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team volunteered to clean up the Raritan River Aug. 18, picking up trash and more along the banks of the river in Bridgewater and Raritan. — Photos by Dawn Wilde

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Continuing the initiative to build a stronger connection between the Somerset County business community and New Jersey’s education community, the Somerset County Business Partnership will host a workshop to address the connection between business and high school graduates on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School sophomore "Study Buddies" held a summer review for children entering grades 1-4 at the Somerville Library, a branch of the Somerset County Library System New Jersey recently. Tank, a therapy dog, stopped by to listen to the children ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Viktoria Wargo, a Special Needs teacher at Triangle Elementary School in Hillsborough, has been named 2018-19 Somerset County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education. Wargo and teachers selected in each of the the state’s 21 counties were recognized for their ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ – The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc. and Attitudes In Reverse will hold their sixth annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference entitled “Back to School: Building Youths’ Resiliency” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ...

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  MANVILLE, NJ - Historically one of the most underfunded school districts in New Jersey, Manville schools will receive an additional $3,280,647 state aid in the coming year, representing a 54.2 percent increase over FY-2018 state aid, according to Sen. Christopher "Kip"  Kip Bateman (R-16) and ...

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CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ – Gov. Phil MurphyTuesday signed landmark legislation to fully and fairly fund public school districts in the Garden State. The bill, S-2, modernizes the State’s school funding formula for the first time in ten years. “This legislation is long overdue and I thank Senate ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Despite a hefty 17.71 percent increase in state aid for the borough’s public schools, taxes that were calculated to increase $132.50 for the average homeowner earlier this year will not be reduced. The additional funding, which came about when legislators revamped the formula ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Wednesday’s Active Shooter Response Training Exercise was only a drill. But the premise of the emergency response was enough to send chills down the spine of each police officer, first responder and EMT participating. The Auten Road Intermediate School was closed to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - At its recent Marian Scholars Symposium, Immaculata High School hosted a tribute to rigorous academic excellence as it celebrated the culmination of the Marian Scholars program’s fourth year and recognized the first group of students to complete the four-year program. This ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 16-year veteran of Catholic school education has been named the new head of school for Immaculata High School. Joan Silo, Ed.S., most recently principal at St. Helen Catholic School in Vero Beach, Fla., will begin her new role on July 16, according to Msgr. Seamus F.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University is hosting the 73rd annual American Legion Jersey Boys State for 838 high school rising-seniors next week, including 39 from Somerset County. “In our 73rd year, we are very happy to welcome 883 of New Jersey’s brightest leaders to Jersey Boys State,” David ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In light of recently raised concerns about school bus safety after incidents occurring in Chesterfield and Paramus, Chairman Dan Benson and the Assembly Transportation Committee has moved to review legislation that would strengthen state law and increase protections of New Jersey ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - While Visual Arts teachers Deirdre Rosinski and Joe DeVito ’98 have always worked to achieve their mission of guiding their classes at Immaculata High School through instruction, practice, and participation, this year the student opportunities to take their work beyond the ...

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BOUND BROOK, NJ - Winners of the 2018 Historic Preservation and History Awards were recognized at a ceremony held recently at the historic Brook Arts Center. “Somerset County is fortunate to have so many people and organizations that understand the long-term benefits of preserving our past,” ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK , NJ - A Hillsborough High School English teacher has been suspended following his arrest for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student during a five-month period earlier this year, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey. Kenneth ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The  Amsterdam Elementary School community, including 19 students, two former students, two teachers and one parent sat patiently as hair stylists trimmed their hair at the school last week which was collected and donated to Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization that ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ --- Diocese of Metuchen Bishop James Checchio presided at Friday’s graduation of 107 seniors from Immaculata High School. Megan Adam of  Bridgewater was Valedictorian for the  Class of 2018; Meaghan O’Connor of Branchburg was the Salutatorian. There was much to celebrate, as ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – His voice cracked with with emotion, yet he was quick to joke, pausing occasionally to wipe away a tear.  Jim Langenbach shared anecdotes and fond memories of his childhood. He spoke fondly of his best friend, Robert Scherdin, of growing up together as kids in the borough, ...

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