South Plainfield’s Kennedy School Hits a Homerun for Charity

May 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over 100 people attended John F. Kennedy Elementary School’s baseball themed mother-son dance on May 19. Held in the school’s gymnasium, the Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) dance raised money for Morristown-based Market Street Mission.

Open to Kennedy boys and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc., the mother-son event was, for many year, ...

South Plainfield Middle School Chorus to Perform with 8,500 Students on June 1

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Middle School chorus will perform with 8,500 students at the American Young Voices Concert on Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. Tickets are $30 each and are selling fast. They can be purchased at

“The American Young Voices is a time where kids all around the country come together ...

Steven Van Zandt Encourages Rutgers Class of 2017 to Reach for Nothing Less than Greatness

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Steven Van Zandt, musician, actor and political activist, encouraged the Class of 2017 to strive for greatness and a better future for all as he shared the story of his career highs and lows during Rutgers’ 251st Anniversary commencement.

“Greatness isn’t born, it’s developed,’’ Van Zandt told a crowd of about 45,000 at High Point Solutions ...

South Plainfield High School Hall of Fame Candidates Selected

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A “Hall of Fame” was established at South Plainfield High School to honor graduates for their achievements in academics, professional accomplishments, volunteer & community service, and government/military experience.

Acknowledging these successful graduates recognizes them as leaders in their fields and also provides current high school students with ...

Autism Assembly at Roosevelt School

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - “Where is Waldo?”, asked Gary Weitzen, as a page from the popular children’s look and find book was put on a large screen at Roosevelt Elementary School.  The popular children’s look and find book, where you search for one little character in a sea of hundreds of people, was used to highlight how a child with autism feels and the visual stimuli ...

South Plainfield Middle School to Host Drug Awareness Program

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Middle School (SPMS), in conjunction with the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, will hold a substance abuse parent information session on Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Set to take place in the SPMS cafeteria, the ‘15-Minute Child Break Parent Presentation’ is designed to inform, encourage and empower parents and other adult ...

Grant’s School-Wide Initiative Raises Awareness, Money for Several Endangered Animals

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At South Plainfield’s Grant School, a sixth grade science unit recently stemmed into a multi-disciplinary school-wide initiative through which students served as the voice of the animals. The week-long event, which ran from April 18 through April 24, raised awareness of several endangered species and over $4,000 for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

“This ...

Open House at Holy Savior Academy May 17 and May 20

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy, a Middlebrook Deanery Catholic School serving students in pre-K 3 through 8th grade, will hold an open house for prospective students and their families on May 17 and May 20.

Located in South Plainfield, Holy Savior is an AdvanceED accredited school providing curriculum approved by both the State of New Jersey and the Diocese of Metuchen. The ...

James Joyner, South Plainfield High School Student Council President

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

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- During his South Plainfield High School (SPHS) career, senior James Joyner served as class secretary for three years and is currently Student Council President.

Although it is often difficult to create common ground between everyone, Joyner said ...

South Plainfield High School’s Winter Athletes, Teams Recognized

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Several of South Plainfield High School’s winter 2016-2017 athletes, along with their teams, were recognized at the board of education’s April 19 meeting. 

“I am very happy and excited to welcome our student athletes and recognize them for outstanding performance in winter sports for the 2016-17 season,” ...

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Middle School Music Department Excels at Showcase Music Festival

May 21, 2017

On Friday, May 12, members of the South Plainfield Middle School Music Department participated in the 2017 Music Showcase Festival.  The students performed exceptionally well and brought home 11 awards.  At this festival, the musical ensembles played for adjudication at the First Presbyterian Church and Bethlehem Catholic High School in Bethlehem, PA and then spent the rest of the day ...