Education

July 10, 2019

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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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Adam Morrison, a senior at Somerville High School. has been awarded a scholarship from the 2019 PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Scholarships. Morrison is one of 12 recipients of a $1,000 scholarship from the non-profit organization; there were 75 applicants from Somerset ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of students at Van Derveer Elementary School spent the day outdoors and in the gymnasium participating in the school's 24th annual Field Day Friday, May 31st. Lincoln Hose firefighters kept the kids cooled off with occasional bursts of water from their aerial fire hose, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Former Somerville High School football coach Jeff Vanderbeek will be the honored guest at the 18th annual Frank “Nap” Torpey Golf Outing June 3 at Neshanic Valley Golf Course. The $175 golfer fee includes practice range, prizes, lunch, green fees, golf cart, dinner and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerville Education Association will gather outside Somerville High School Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. to express their desire for change within the Somerville education community. The SEA, which represents nearly 300 teachers, secretaries, custodians, and ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Inevitability could be catching up with members of the Hillsborough Education Association. No progress was made trying to save the jobs of 51 teachers at Tuesday night’s Board of Eduication meeting, and with just one more board meeting left before the teachers’ contract ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Albert “Boomie” Malekoff passed away on Saturday, May 18, at the age of 96. Boomie, as he was known to generations of family, friends and students, was a long-time, respected coach, teacher, administrator and mentor during his decades at Somerville High School. There he was head ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 10-minute walk from the borough's Middle School Friday led more than 100 students on a journey in to the 19th-century, courtesy of the Somerville library and Mayor Dennis Sullivan. The students broke into two groups and were escorted to Borough Hall and the library in the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The charges were explosive and prompted coverage by CNN, Huffington Post and at least one New York City television station. The case is even mentioned on Hunterdon Central High School’s Wikipedia page. But a federal judge has ruled against the Arab-Muslim woman who filed a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Isabelle LaRoche of Branchburg is the first recipient of the Sister Mary Dee Ellis IHM ’91 Memorial Scholarship. Sister Mary Dee Ellis served in South America for 16 years, as well as in the states, before becoming the Novice Directress of the IHM community. She died in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Jeffrey Martinelli of Rockaway will be the new principal for Immaculate Conception School effective in July. Martinelli will be the first lay principal of the parish elementary school, prompted by the reassignment of current principal, Sister Mary Chapman, IHM, by her ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Local legislators are trying to find money in Trenton that would help reverse, or lessen the loss of 50 jobs in the township school district announced earlier this week. Those affected received notice during the week of April 15-18, just prior to Spring Break, according to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A decision on the future of the girls’ varsity gymnastics team at Somerville High School has been postponed. Members of the Board of Education will meet Thursday night with coaches Cindy Wagner, who has been with the program since its first season of competition in 1978, and her ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The fabled Somerville High School Girls’ Gymnastics team could face elimination at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, but not without an impassioned protest from team members, coaches, parents, supporters and former members of the team. The Board will also be discussing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the graduation of its most acclaimed alumnus, Rutgers University dedicated the Paul Robeson Plaza in New Brunswick Friday at a ceremony that attracted an enthusiastic crowd of hundreds of students, community members and others. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Hillsborough Education Association has declared an impasse in negotiations with the Hillsborough Township Board of Education and has requested the appointment of a mediator by the state Public Employment Relations Commission. Both sides have met six times over the past ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Undeniably the most famous person to have lived in the borough, Paul Robeson had an extraordinary life growing up in his father's church, on the high school football field and on the stage at what is now the Somerville Middle School. Those talents would lead him to accolades as ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Project Graduation is a tradition that began 27 years ago at Somerville High School, sponsored by the SHS Parent Teachers Organization. This year, as in past years, the PTO hopes to provide all graduating seniors an opportunity to participate in Project Graduation and spend a ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Five graphic design students from Somerville High School have combined their talents to create a commemorative Challenge Coin celebrating the Police Unity Tour, a national cycling event which includes hundreds of police officers from New Jersey, including Somerville’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Immaculata High School Girls Soccer Coach Jeremy Beardsley has been inducted to the NJSIAA Coaches Hall of Fame. A crowd of more than 500 gathered at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village on Sunday for the annual New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Hillsborough High School TED-Ed Club will present “HHS Boro Talks 2019,” their 5th annual Boro Talks Event on April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Hillsborough High School Library. The evening will consist of 12-15 student speeches with a short intermission. Refreshments will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ   The Van Derveer School Fifth-grade band had a final tune-up Friday morning with a special assembly for their classmates, performing 11 songs that they’ll play again Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark during the second period intermission of the New Jersey Devils ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - World-renowned electric violinist Mark Wood, an Emmy award-winning composer, original member of the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, is bringing his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Stung by the defeat of a March 12 referendum that would have raised over $8 million to stabilize the school budget and implement full-day kindergarten, the Board of Education is considering several cost-saving options for the 2019-20 school year – including layoffs upwards of 50 ...

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