Education

August 6, 2018

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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Roosevelt Elementary School held a Promotion Ceremony for the 4th Grade Class of 2018 on Thursday June 14th in the school auditorium to celebrate the students’ promotion to Grant School next year.  Parents and relatives lined the aisles and snapped photos as the procession of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Friends, family, and colleagues gathered at last week’s board of education meeting to honor several retiring South Plainfield School District teachers, faculty and staff members.  “We are honored to have worked with such dedicated [people] who have spent their careers ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- Just like a single word can have multiple meanings, the South Plainfield High School Class of 2018 is much of the same. Principal Ronnie Spring was trying to think of adjectives to describe the now Tiger alums, and one day it, came to him: Character(s). “If you looked ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Spring sport success was highlighted at the South Plainfield Board of Education’s June 13 Committee of the Whole meeting.  At this time, family and friends gathered as dozens of the high school’s student athletes, along with their coaches and managers, were recognized by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Four South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students were recognized Tuesday for their actions and efforts for social justice.  Tala Abdeljaber. Hailey Medina, Simran Modhera, and Jade Scotti, all members of the Class of 2018, each received $1,000 from the Ionracas Deontas ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Public Library was recently awarded the New Jersey State Library's 2018 NJ Best Practices in Early Literacy Award for its story time programs. The $1,000 award, in the form of a grant, recognizes the library's program as a model for others.  Jackie ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – While the majority of South Plainfield’s teachers and employees knew last month that they would be returning to the school district in September, the grade – and even the school – they would be teaching at was not announced until this week.  On June 4, building principals ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, Nj - The South Plainfield Middle School Spring Concert showcased the talents of  students in the Music Program on the evening of May 17th as the Chorus, Orchestra and Band brought exuberant energy to the performance. After the chorus sang the “Star Spangled Banner,” filling ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The chance of thunderstorms did not deter residents from South Plainfield and the surrounding communities from coming out on Saturday in support of good food and a good cause.  Approximately 1,700 people gathered at John E. Riley Elementary School on June 2 for the PTSOs ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Plainfield High School Model United Nations club achieved greatness at the Rutgers Model Congress(RMC) conference from April 12 through April 15 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where the delegation was recognized as the Outstanding Large Delegation ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On May 30th the South Plainfield Municipal Alliance will be hosting a parent awareness academy seminar.  The topic will be finding life’s balance and how to deal with stress.  The seminar will be at the Middle School Information Center from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The session ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Sunny skies and warm temperatures served as the perfect backdrop for Kennedy Elementary School’s first Carnival Day. Sponsored by the PTSO, the May 11 event featured fun activities for students in pre-K through fourth grade.   “It is truly amazing to see the planning and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – It is currently up to the public to decide on the logo that will be grace the press box at South Plainfield’s Jost Field in time for opening day of the 2018 football season. In April, the district announced its 'Tiger Logo Contest' and students in all seven buildings got ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In an academic collaborative effort that connects two diocesan schools, Holy Savior Academy in South Plainfield offers Spanish I to its eighth grade class, with Immaculata High School’s World Language Chair and Spanish instructor Vanessa Roulett, teaching the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a meeting April 25, the South Plainfield Board of Education approved, by a vote of 8-0, its 2018-2019 spending plan.  "District funds are allocated to various programs held in our schools throughout the year,” said Dr. Lishak in presentation, noting that the $64,434,297 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On graduation day 2018, 274 students will bid farewell to South Plainfield High School (SPHS) and, come August, many will head off to the military, vocational and technical schools, and dozens of colleges and universities throughout the United States.  “Our curriculum has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A group of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) art students are seeking the community’s support to help them win a national contest and a monetary prize for their school’s art program.  “I have only been teaching art at South Plainfield High School for seven months—and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – April is National Autism Awareness Month and throughout the Borough of South Plainfield schools and community groups have joined together to promote awareness of those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  “As we go through life we learn that we are all different and it ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Everything came up aces Saturday night as John F. Kennedy Elementary School's PTSO held their 4th annual “A Night at the Casino” Fundraiser at American Legion Chaumont Post #243.  The sold out event generated over $7,000 for the school thanks to the generous donations from ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD  - The Roosevelt Elementary School Gym was transformed into a lively, aerobic dance party as over 70 individuals partook in the South Plainfield High School Music Department’s Zumbathon on March 15th.  Led by professional Zumba Instructors from Zumba Fitness for 1½ hours, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield public schools will be operating on a 90-minute delayed opening for Thursday following Wednesday's Nor'easter. If conditions require that schools need to close, a message will be issued early Thursday morning. Although, the unusual late season storm ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  - The Music Department of South Plainfield School District held their Annual District Music Festival on March 1st.  A South Plainfield tradition for 49 years, students from 5th through 12th grades showcased their musical talents with a night of performances featuring the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through a new honor’s science course, a select group of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students can add published researchers to their list of academic accomplishments. Currently, 22 students are enrolled in Kathleen Benton’s A.M. Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics ...

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