Education

October 12, 2018

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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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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