South Plainfield High School Recognizes its 2017’s Gifted and Talented Inductees

February 15, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a special ceremony this week, 14 current South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students were officially inducted into the school’s Gifted and Talented program.

“I love this day because who we have here in front of us are really the best of the best at South Plainfield High School. We have leaders in academics, the arts, sports, and drama. You name ...

Dunlop the Penguin Stops by Franklin Elementary School

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – ‘Dunlop,’ a 24-year-old African Penguin, and his friends Taylor Hartl and Jennifer Lengares-Meyer from Jenkinson’s Aquarium visited Franklin Elementary School on Feb. 7.

During a special assembly, Hartl, an interpreter, and Lengares-Meyer, an animal keeper, spoke to the students about the four different types of penguins, where they ...

Registration for Summer, Fall Classes at Creative Kids Academy Currently Under Way

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Creative Kids Academy (CKA), a staple in the South Plainfield community for over 20 years, is currently accepting registration for the 2017-2018 school year. The school, which prides itself on preparing our students for the 21st Century style of learning, has spots available in both the 3 & 4 year olds and 2 &3 year old classes. A variety of full- and ...

South Plainfield High School Students Question Fact or Fiction at Conspiracy Theory Club

(Editor's Note: Mackenzie Hall is a sophomore at South Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto South Plainfield.) 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, South Plainfield High School (SPHS) math teacher Cameron Green established a Conspiracy Theory Club that provides students the opportunity to ‘debate official stories that are ...

Setting Differences Aside with an Extraordinary Partnership

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The South Plainfield Middle School and The Lakeview School in Edison will hold an assembly called “With Differences Aside” on February 3, 2017. The South Plainfield 7th and 8th grade students will be able to experience what it’s like to be disabled and learn how to look past disabilities to see the person within.  They will ...

Longtime Coach, PE Teacher Donald Panzarella Reflects on Tenure, Upcoming Season

(Editor's Note: Katelyn Borsos is a senior at South Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto South Plainfield.) 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Longtime resident and physical education teacher Donald Panzarella is eagerly awaiting the 2017 softball season and the start of his 36th year as head coach of South Plainfield High School’s (SPHS) Varsity Softball Team.

As a child ...

South Plainfield Preschool Open House

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Sunday January 22nd the South Plainfield Preschool Program had its open house from 2 to 5pm at the Roosevelt Elementary School.  The open house began with a very informative presentation given by Mr. Eli Freund; Supervisor of Special Services and preschool, about the preschool program, the full day and half day options, and the tools of the mind curriculum.

Announcements Made, Tenure Awarded, and Retirement Granted at South Plainfield Board of Ed Meeting

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At its Jan. 18 meeting, the South Plainfield Board of Education announced the launch of a new district Facebook page and explained the changes now in effect for Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings. Additionally, the board also granted one tenure certificate and approved one retirement request.

COW Meeting Change

Earlier this month, the nine-member board ...

Meteorologist John Marshall Brings His Weather Tour to South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – John Marshall, a resident of Whitehouse, NJ and a meteorologist currently with WCBS Channel 2, brought his ‘John’s Weather Tour’ to Franklin Elementary School on Jan. 25. Marshall last visited the school two years ago and, during this year’s PTO-sponsored visit, conducted two, 45-minute interactive assemblies featuring age-appropriate ...

Carol Byrne Recognized for Service, Reflects on 20-Plus Year Tenure With South Plainfield Board of Education

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back in 1978, issues within the school district led South Plainfield resident Carol Byrne to seek – and win – a seat on the board of education. One election led to another with Byrne serving numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive terms on the South Plainfield Board of Education over the next 38 years.  

Byrne, who served the district for a ...

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