Education

December 11, 2018

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - On the morning of November 28th, 101 music students from South Plainfield High School boarded charter buses bound for Newark Airport to leave the chill of the Northeast behind for six days in Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  Bags packed and excitement mounting, the Marching ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Board of Education members, school administrators and parents of children of all ages came out for Parent Palooza on Tuesday, December 4th for a night of workshops at South Plainfield High School to help parents raise children in a very different world than they grew up in.  ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Parent Palooza, South Plainfield’s first ever Parent Workshop Series will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at South Plainfield High School.  The free event will be a night of workshops created for parents to find ways to help support their child’s ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A demographic study of South Plainfield’s seven school buildings found that while enrollment appears to be leveling off, two large residential developments, combined with planned and future construction within borough overlay zones, will ‘impact’ district schools by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed November “National DECA Month” at the November 19th Council Meeting.  Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) gives high school students experience in the areas of marketing, finance, hospitality and management, preparing the students to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Chants of ‘Pie Him! Pie Him! Pie Him!’ filled the gymnasium of Franklin Elementary School on Nov. 21 as students in pre-K through fourth grade gathered for a special ‘Pie the Principal’ assembly to kick off Thanksgiving break.   “’Pie the Principal; has become an event ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the South Plainfield Board of Education’s Nov. 14 meeting, a group of Grant sixth graders became the teachers and provided those in attendance the opportunity to see – and hear – what they learned in the district’s new ‘Music Exploration Through Technology’ class.  “The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield High School’s DECA Chapter held their 2018 Induction Ceremony and Installation of Officers and Executive Board on the evening of November 6th at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium. “DECA is an international organization for emerging leaders in the areas of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Veterans from the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines were honored on Monday, November 12th at 9a.m. during the South Plainfield Middle School Veterans Day Assembly.  With patriotic music and inspiring speeches from local dignitaries, the ceremony was a powerful and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dozens of veterans from all branches of the United States Military attended Franklin Elementary School’s 25th annual Veterans Day program the morning of Nov. 13. This year’s program also featured a special tribute to the late Nancy Erickson, a former principal who established ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The South Plainfield Borough Public Celebrations Committee sponsored their annual Trunk or Treat to benefit the South Plainfield High School Music Department on November 3rd from 2p.m. to 3:15p.m. in the parking lot of South Plainfield High School.  Costumes, contests, prizes, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Members of the military joined students, teachers and staff along with South Plainfield School administrators, board of education members, local elected officials, and family and friends on Wednesday for Roosevelt Elementary School’s 18th annual Veterans Day ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School Gymnastics team vaulted to victory Tuesday night, edging out Jonathan Dayton High School to win their annual Senior Night and Think Pink Meet.  South Plainfield achieved their highest score of the season, taking the Oct. 9 meet by a score of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a council meeting earlier this month, South Plainfield Mayor Matt Anesh proclaimed October 2018 as Italian Heritage Month in the borough and, on Monday morning, borough residents, local dignitaries, community organization representatives, and members of the Plainfield’s ...

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OAK RIDGE, NJ - The South Plainfield High School Marching Band took to the football field at dusk on Saturday September 15th to perform their show, “Illusions,” at Jefferson Township High School in Oak Ridge, NJ.  Saturday’s competition was the first in a rigorous series of weekly Tournament of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a South Plainfield Board of Education meeting Sept. 12, results of both the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Advanced Placement (AP) tests administered during the 2017-2018 school year were presented to the public.  According ...

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The South Plainfield High School’s new state-of-the-art STEM lab was officially dedicated Sept. 12 in honor of Carol Byrne, a former resident and longtime member of the board of education. SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – School district administrators, building principals, board of education members, and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Middle School held their Annual 9/11 Remembrance Service at 9am September 11th before the 9/11 Middle School Memorial that permanently resides in the school’s courtyard.  Students, staff and honored guests remembered the loss, heroism and unity the United ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Patriot Day – observed annually on Sept. 11 in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic terrorist attacks against the United Stated back in 2001 – was observed this week at South Plainfield’s John F. Kennedy Elementary School.  During a ceremony held Tuesday ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - While South Plainfield children in pre-K through 12th returned to the classroom Sept. 5, it’s now time for district parents and guardians to head back to school as well.  Throughout the South Plainfield School District, Back-to-School Nights will take place beginning this ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – School and borough leaders, along with residents, parents, and students, gathered the evening of Sept. 7 for the official rededication of Frank R. Jost Field.  Over the summer, work funded through the March 2017 referendum was completed at the field with the goal of it ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy’s annual Welcome Back/Open House event will be held on Wednesday August 29th from 6p-8p.   This night provides the opportunity to meet with friends and faculty before the school year begins.  Parents and students are encouraged to bring in their school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County College will start the upcoming academic year with an interim president, following the retirement last June of then President Joann La Perla-Morales. The college board of trustees appointed Dr. Mark McCormick, college's vice-president of Academic and Student ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When classes resume Sept. 5, there will be many aesthetic and academic upgrades completed throughout the South Plainfield School District. Since the end of June, improvement projects as well as curriculum updates have been under way with funding provided through both the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signed petitions from those residents seeking a seat on the South Plainfield Board of Education (BOE) were due at 4 p.m. July 30. For 2018, three at-large seats are up for grabs with five residents seeking to garner a three-year term.  Incumbents William Seesselberg and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Stella Carr has served as a part-time library assistant for children’s services at the South Plainfield Public Library since 2016. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Carr is an alumnus of Montville High School and Washington University of St. Louis, where she earned a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Summer might be in full swing, but back to school is just around the corner and at Creative Kids Academy (CKA) plans are already under way for September. The Clinton Avenue preschool will welcome students back on Sept. 5 and a few full- and half-day spots are still ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – TAPinto South Plainfield recently spoke with Audrey Cupo, a library assistant for children’s and adult services at the South Plainfield Public Library.  Cupo, a lifelong resident of the borough, began working at the library back when she was a freshman at South Plainfield ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Several outgoing Grant sixth graders attended the South Plainfield Board of Education’s June 20 meeting to showcase the efforts that garnered them an Honorable Mention Award in the 2018 Philadelphia Zoo UNLESS Contest.  “All of our students efforts earned all of Grant ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Grant students, teachers, and staff made several laps around the building the morning of June 21 in support of the school's first anti-bullying walk. The goal of the event, which was sponsored by the student driven after school club Buddies Against Bullying and Girl School ...

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