Education

March 13, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Students at the Van Derveer School took their time to hang out in the lobby each day before and after class this week, patiently waiting on line to spend 25 cents for a 9-ounce cup of lemonade. The students are supporting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents voted by an overwhelming margin to reject a referendum on Tuesday that would have raised $8.06 million in taxes to pay for all-day kindergarten and stabilize the school board's finances. Unofficial results at 9:30 p.m. showed 4,432 voting against the referendum, ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Somerville High School Music Boosters Association will host its 15th annual Indoor Color Guard show at Branchburg Central Middle School on Saturday, Narch 30, with more than 35 competing winter guard teams expected to attend. The two-time world champion Somerville High ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township residents will be asked to approve all-day kindergarten classes in a Tuesday, March 12 referendum that would cost the average homeowner an additional $300 per year in taxes. Members of the board authorized a referendum to be placed on the ballot at its meeting Jan. 7; ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – For the second year in a row, borough schools will see a significant increase in state aid, benefiting from a revamping of the state’s formula used to determine the amounts of money received by the state's 545 districts. The increase over the 2018-19 school year is 10.96 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School will add the Chesterton Classical Studies program to its curiculum in the 2019-2020 school year. The program, which will develop into a four-year curriculum, will be launched with a group of incoming freshmen students, who have applied to be part of this ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Cat in the Hat, wearing his trademark red-and-white striped top hat and bright green vest was outside in the parking lot making sure that the invited guests found a safe parking spot. Students, teachers and staff at the Van Derveer School had been busy the past few weeks ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman made the rounds of some towns in his 16h District yesterday, visiting schools to help students and teachers celebrate “Read Across America” Day. Earlier in the week, he had been at the Orchard Road School in Montgomery; on Friday, he ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Katie Wei, a 7th-grade student at Immaculate Conception School, will compete in the 4th Annual Spelling Bee Spectacular for children in grades 3-8, at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School, located at 14 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater on March 16 from 2-6 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Immaculata High School senior Peter Gallo of Asbury has advanced to the Finalist ranks in the National Merit Scholarship Program. He is among the elite 15,000 students nationwide, who have an opportunity to continue in the 64th annual competition for some 7,500 National Merit ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, and Senators Troy Singleton and Kip Bateman that would ensure in-state college students who are convicted of hazing are not eligible for State tuition aid. More than 200 students ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Acting to address the increased risk of opioid abuse among high school athletes, the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association have forged a new partnership to educate student ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - “Join us! We have magic to do just for you!” When the curtains open on Somerville High School’s production of “Pippin,” on February 28, March 1 and March 2, the cast entices the audience to suspend their reality for a few hours and go with them on an adventure. The exuberant ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Immaculata High School of Somerville was honored recently by the NJ Network of Catholic School Families for the school's efforts in demonstrating how "Catholic Schools Care for God's Planet" during a program at the Statehouse. Seniors Tim Albano of Flemington and Deonna Powell of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Student leaders from the four Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Metuchen participated in a Jan. 31 listening session, at the invitation of Bishop James F. Checchio, where they discussed the challenges facing youth today. Student representatives from Bishop George Ahr High ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ -  Immaculata High School will welcome its sixth Hall of Fame class during an induction ceremony on March 21 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ with a gala reception highlighted by a video presentation, remarks by the inductees or their representatives, and a ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - High school students are invited to share substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the 2019 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is accepting entries through Friday, Feb. 1. Students interested in sharing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township residents will be asked to approve all-day kindergarten classes in a March 12 referendum approved at the first Board of Education meeting of 2019. Members of the board authorized a referendum to be placed on the ballot at its meeting Jan. 7; approval of the referendum ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - “The Somerville Caroling Festival,” sponsored by the Somerville and Ridge High School Music Departments and featuring the choirs of several local high schools will take place on Friday, Dec, 14th at 4 p.m. in the 600-seat sanctuary of United Reformed Church,100 W Main St. Choirs ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Aiming to make New Jersey’s technology and innovation resources more readily available and easily accessible for college students, a bill creating the New Jersey Technology Innovation Portal has cleared the Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.              “There ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Continuing with one of its longest running annual traditions, members of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough distributed free dictionaries to Manville’s third-graders at the Roosevelt School  on Friday, Dec. 7, ensuring that all Hillsborough and Manville children will have easy access to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A nerve-wracking week filled with false rumors that had the entire Somerville High School community on edge has ended, with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Teehan once again reaching out to students, teachers and parents to reassure them that all threats of violence have been ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec, 4. Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the Somerville Education Association and the Somerville Board of Education. The two sides met for six hours Tuesday night, according to Dan Puntillo, head of the school board's negotiating team. "We got to a point where ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy Teehan has released the following update and timeline concerning the phone calls and Instagram messages received by some Somerville High School students over the weekend and on Monday: The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Somerville ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and borough police detectives are investigating a series of phone calls and Instagram posts received by Somerville High School students over the weekend that threatened each of them with bodily harm. “It’s an active investigation,” ...

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WHERE:        Somerville Board of Education office, 51 West Cliff Street WHEN:           Tuesday, November 20, 2018                         6:30-7:00pm Rally                         7:00pm Board of Education meeting   SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Somerville Education Association ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Senior athletes at Immaculata High School signed letters of intent Thursday, committing to participate in athletics at their chosen colleges. Students who signed, their sport and college include: Peter Gallo of Asbury, baseball, St. Joseph's University; Felix Diaz of North ...

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