Education

May 29, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a virtual board of education meeting held last week, 13 South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors were honored for earning the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal, which is recognized by the New Jersey State Department of Education, certifies that a student is proficient in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The announcement many high school seniors throughout the Garden State have been hoping for was rendered Tuesday with Governor Phil Murphy announcing that in-person graduation ceremonies, with restrictions, may take place after July 6.  “To the Class of 2020: Beginning July ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At dusk on Thursday, the lawn of South Plainfield Middle School was transformed into a ‘field of lights,’ the flames from hundreds of candles illuminating three simple words – ‘Thank You Frontliners.’  The following morning, however, gone were the candles, replaced by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the continuation of virtual learning, the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a virtual meeting on May 13, revised and approved changes to the calendar for the current school year.  As a result of the change, virtual learning ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a virtual Committee of the Whole meeting held May 6, the South Plainfield Board of Education approved, by a vote of 9-0 its 2020-2021 spending plan. “This budget was built with the direction of the board and they had certain items that they wanted to ensure were covered ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For years, clap outs, picnics, promotion ceremonies, yearbook signing parties, and more have served as celebratory rites of passage for South Plainfield students in fourth, sixth, and eighth grade. While nothing can make up for these lost milestones and experiences, efforts ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –South Plainfield students from preschool through fourth grade are currently competing against their peers in the United States and other areas of the world as part of the first-ever International Distance Learning Olympics. Prior to spring break, Jillian Mahon, the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the second extension of the statewide closure of New Jersey schools in as many months. As a result, districts such as South Plainfield will continue their plans for online instruction and other activities through mid-May.  “The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Each member of the high school’s senior class will soon receive a lawn sign, courtesy of the South Plainfield Education Association (SPEA).  ‘The Class of 2020 needs some uplifting, more than any other class,” said SPEA President Diana Joffe, noting that due to the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - On March 16, Holy Savior Academy (HSA) closed their building, located at 149 S Plainfield Avenue, however, school would remain in session as HSA educators found inventive ways to teach online.  The school officially moved to virtual learning on March 18 to comply with the state's ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the borough, South Plainfield teachers have converted their offices, dining room tables, corners of their basements, and even their kitchens into virtual classrooms.  For Sandy Doyon, a first grade teacher at Kennedy School, remote learning is something she has ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Running out of ideas for dinner? Missing your scheduled yoga class? In need of a DIY project? Or simply looking to learn something new? Then why not dust off that library card hidden somewhere in your wallet and head over to the South Plainfield Public ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On the evening of March 27, the South Plainfield community united – separately, of course – to show their Tiger Pride.  At 8:15 p.m., residents of all ages took to their front porches, back yards, front lawns, and driveways to let out their best tiger impersonations for ...

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Atlantic City, NJ - Eighteen members of the South Plainfield High School DECA Chapter competed at the Annual New Jersey State Career Development Conference (SCDC) in Atlantic City March 2-5.  The students prepared for months to compete against peers from all over New Jersey, and several students ...

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SOUTH PLAINFELD, NJ – On March 16, South Plainfield School District ventured into new territory, launching its online learning plan for all students in pre-K through 12th grade. Over the first week and a half, nearly every one of the district’s more than 3,000 students was ‘present’ for online ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District on Tuesday announced some optional activities designed to keep students busy and involved beyond the core curriculum during this online learning period.  A ‘United We Roar’ community event (https://bit.ly/3dpiy7L) is scheduled to take ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – 'United We Roar,' a community event sponsored by the South Plainfield School District, is planned for 8:15 p.m. on Friday, March 27. In an email and video announcement made March 23, Superintendent Dr. Noreen Lishak stated that the goal is to provide residents an opportunity ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – As federal, state, and local government and health care leaders look to reduce the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing, borough residents are being faced, literally overnight, with finding ways to adjust to a 'new normal.’  A fancy way of telling people to ...

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Dear Parents / Guardians,     As a precautionary measure to decrease the spread of COVID-19, and in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, the South Plainfield Public Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, March 20, 2020.     As per ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – AA community meeting to gather feedback to help create a shared vision of priorities and shape the applicant criteria in the search for a permanent South Plainfield Middle School (SPMS) principal was held March 11. Led by Dr. Noreen Lishak, the district’s superintendent, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - All South Plainfield Schools will operate on an early dismissal schedule this Friday, March 13 to enable teachers and administrators to plan for any potential closures due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The district's seven buildings will follow the standard early ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approximately 30 residents, including parents, teachers, board of education members and students, gathered Tuesday night in the high school media center for an informational meeting centered on the district’s current search for a permanent principal.  According to a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  At South Plainfield High School, a class offered for the first time this year has students learning and applying many STEM-based skills and techniques used in the animation industry.   Since September, students in Jaclene Santone’s new animation class have been gaining ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting Feb. 19, approved a new employment contract for the district’s current head administrator. At this time, the SPBOE voted 6-0 to rescind Dr. Noreen Lishak's current contract, which runs from July 1, 2017, through ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In an email sent Feb. 25, school officials warned South Plainfield parents and guardians about the dangers of the ‘Skull Breaker Challenge,’ a viral fad trending on social media apps such as TikTok.  “[The] Skull Breaker Challenge involves two students who stand on either ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A total of 19 South Plainfield students put their knowledge of the English language to the test on Feb. 5 in the borough’s 6th Annual Spelling Bee.  For 2020, the top three spellers hail from Grant School, with fifth grader Aryan Rewana coming in first place and fifth ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout South Plainfield Schools, elementary students will have the opportunity to explore areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math on Feb. 12 during the district’s first STEAM Day.  “The district’s goal for STEAM Day is to promote curiosity about math ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roosevelt students, many adorning clothing to represent their heritage, traveled the globe on Jan. 31 for the school’s 24th Annual Multicultural Day Celebration. During the course of the school year, lessons on the different continents were incorporated into the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Stop-motion animation videos created by South Plainfield Middle School students were presented during the board of education’s Jan. 22 meeting.  Stop-motion animation is the art of creating objects and filming their movements frame-by-frame and eighth graders in Carolyn ...

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