Education

May 18, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  The 2020-2021 school year marks Diana Joffe’s 44th - and final - year as a teacher with the South Plainfield School District. Joffe, a special education teacher who has also served as president of the district's teacher's union for the past 15 years, will retire at the end ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In 1974, Peggy Regan-Monagle took on a position as a speech therapist with South Plainfield Schools and, for the past 46 years, has called the district home.  "I have loved every day spent in South Plainfield Schools," said Regan-Monagle. "It has been wonderful." A ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A virtual ceremony celebrating the charter of the recently established Key Club of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) took place April 29. The newly chartered chapter, which is  sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Edison, was the idea of SPHS junior Rohan Gupta who, during the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a Committee of the Whole meeting last week, the South Plainfield Board of Education adopted, by a vote of 9-0, its operating budget for the 2021-2022 school year. Passage authorizes the district to submit the $70,605,543 spending plan to the Middlesex County Superintendent ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary Club recognizes the academic achievements of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors based on their dedication and contribution to bettering the community in which they live.  For May 2021, Jileah DeNapoli and Jayden Grimes ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  In the fall of 1972, Willard Schulte took on a job with the South Plainfield School District and, this June, will retire following over 49 years as a physical education teacher. "I was going to retire last year; that was the plan, but then COVID hit and after putting in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield PEACE Committee has been busy over recent months fulfilling its mission to ensure that the needs of all students in terms of equality, inclusion, and representation are being met.  Formed last spring, the PEACE Committee - an acronym for 'positivity, ...

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Alexandria, VA – Ms. Kathleen Benton, a science educator with South Plainfield High School, in South Plainfield, New Jersey, has been awarded a classroom grant by The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF). The grant funds will be used to purchase a microscope camera/recorder.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary Club recognizes the academic achievements of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors based on their dedication and contribution to bettering the community in which they live.  For April 2021, Christopher Lee and Olivia ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Creative Kids Academy (CKA) of South Plainfield is currently accepting registration for its 2021 summer camp sessions as well as for the 2021-2022 school year.  According to Dan Rinaldi, owner/director, the main goal at CKA is to provide fun and flexible options for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is holding a Zoom meeting on March 25 from 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. entitled, “Guardianship and Supported Decision Making: Presented by Lori Gaines from Barger & Gaines.”  An important topic that weighs heavy on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A social media effort is currently under way to honor members of the Class of 2021.  Last month, resident Liz Rullis, took to Facebook and launched the ‘Adopt a Senior – Class of 2021, South Plainfield, NJ' group in an effort to pay tribute to this year's graduating ...

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 SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District has moved to a complete alignment with the state and local health agencies, adjusting their quarantine requirements, effective immediately.  "Effective immediately, the South Plainfield School District will follow the amended ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ ­– Students from John F. Kennedy Elementary School are on the hunt to catch a leprechaun, just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Over the past few weeks, members of the school community have been working out the details of a school-sponsored 'Catch the Leprechaun' scavenger ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a board of education meeting Feb. 17, three current seventh graders attending South Plainfield Middle School (SPMS) were recognized for their winning submission in the 2019-2020 Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) annual statewide Middle School PSA ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – More than 11 months since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and cost districts thousands of dollars to properly implement virtual platforms and safely reopen doors, a bit of financial relief is on the way.  Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration announced ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Riley Elementary School has been conducting a comprehensive school program that centers around character education and development. Our students are introduced to a character trait each month. All month, they are given activities and read stories that help them learn and practice ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In honor of Black History Month, South Plainfield Middle School students have put their knowledge to the test with the game of Jeopardy. Students were given the assignment to work in groups and create their own trivia questions to celebrate important African Americans who have ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – District officials are currently ironing out the final details on a variety of ways to celebrate South Plainfield High School's Class of 2021.  "Last year, when the pandemic hit, our Class of 2020 at least got to be in school until March, so they had some of the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School students recently embarked on a virtual, school-wide anti-bullying field trip with many of the sports, entertainment, music and social media personalities they look up to.  On Feb. 16, hybrid and remote students spent period 0 (from 11:40 a.m.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Students at Franklin Elementary School are celebrating Black History Month with grade-appropriate lessons and activities, books, artwork, videos, discussions, and more  incorporated into the daily curriculum this month.  "Being taught at a younger age that there are all ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The aftershocks surrounding a controversial social media comment made by a sitting member of the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) are still being felt with residents seeking recourse making their voices heard at the second in-person public meeting in as many ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – February is Black History Month and, at South Plainfield High School (SPHS), classroom lessons, virtual assemblies, Tiger TV segments and more are taking place in an effort to increase awareness and recognize those who played a role in history.  "We planned to bring in a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  At this time last year, South Plainfield was in the midst of not one but two searches to find permanent principals for three of its buildings but with the COVID-19 pandemic the school district was forced to pump the brakes. However, at a meeting Feb. 17, the South ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At John F. Kennedy Elementary School in South Plainfield, the ideals of Black History are being embedded within classroom activities.  "The school has created an environment of learning that I am very proud of in relation to recognizing Black America’s and their immense ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A sitting South Plainfield Board of Education member's alleged social media comment was the topic of concern at a Feb. 11 Committee of the Whole meeting.  "The situation brought to my attention involves a board member taking to social media to comment on the body of an ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –Dozens of handmade Valentine's Day cards created by students at John F. Kennedy Elementary are on their way to active and retired military service members throughout the United States.  From Feb. 1 through Feb. 14, pre-K through fourth graders worked during class time, at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On Jan. 27, South Plainfield Middle School History Teacher Joe Blondo was named the Department of New Jersey Citizenship Teacher of the Year for 2020 by the Middlesex County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and will represent District 8. With 21 Districts of the VFW in the state of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On Jan. 27, South Plainfield Middle School History Teacher Joe Blondo was named the Department of New Jersey Citizenship Teacher of the Year for 2020 by the Middlesex County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and will represent District 8. With 21 Districts of the VFW in the state of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Grant Student Council, which is comprised of 30 student representatives from fifth and sixth grade, has been busy since the start of the 2020-2021 school year planning and running virtual events and organizing community initiatives to keep students involved and ...

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