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July 6, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the South Plainfield Board of Education’s June 22 meeting, dozens of student athletes, along with their coaches, were recognized for their accomplishments in winter sports.  Athletic Director Kevin McCann, in a video presentation, stated that, the district has a ‘very ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During a South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) meeting held June 22, more than two dozen employees who retired over the past year were honored for their service to the district.  Following a video tribute in which the retirees were acknowledged for their years of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting June 22, approved an internal administrative transfer naming Dr. Robert Goman the new principal of Grant School, effective July 15.  Goman, who previously served as the building’s assistant principal for two ...

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TRENTON, NJ–  A group of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) students were recently honored for their second-place win in the 2021-2022 NJ Student Climate Challenge . Through the New Jersey Student Climate Challenge, SPHS students Gerrolin Beauzille, Vishan Budhan, Salma Egebally, Dylan ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After sharing her love for physical education and sports with South Plainfield students for nearly four decades, Lisa Murray officially retired at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  A lifelong resident of Green Brook, Murray earned a bachelor’s of science degree in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the South Plainfield Board of Education’s June 15 meeting, dozens of student athletes, along with their coaches, were recognized for their accomplishments in winter sports.  During a video presentation, Athletic Director Kevin McCann stated that, for the winter 2022 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For 27 years, lifelong resident Sandy Doyon has been teaching at the school she herself attended as a child. She will officially retire this year and, on June 17, will spend her last day in the classroom.  “I woke up a couple weeks ago at four o’clock in the morning and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – After 41 years as a physical education/health teacher and coach – 37 spent in South Plainfield -  William Pavlak will be retiring at the end of the current school year.  “I have enjoyed teaching and coaching students from South Plainfield…but I want to do other things,” ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 139th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 10, on the front field of the school. The Class of 2022 marched in to an ovation from the W+H community of parents, families, faculty, trustees and friends. The program began with the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Back in March, the South Plainfield Women's Leadership Team launched its annual ‘Women’s History Month Essay Contest’ and, during the borough council’s June 6 meeting, 2022’s winners were announced.  “Every year since 2009 we hold this contest and choose a woman of ...

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CLARK, NJ – When Rosaura Valarezo was appointed interim principal of Riley Elementary School in August 2019, she never imagined that the short-term, temporary position would have her calling South Plainfield home until the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  “You get a phone call for an ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  While she found sports challenging due to issues with her back, Joan Stasio has, since elementary school, had a knack for playing different instruments and singing. For nearly four decades, the Borough native has shared her talent and her passion with thousands of students ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Saint Joseph High School's Class of 2022  celebrated their final day as classmates at a commencement and mass celebrated at The Church of the Sacred Heart on May 22. In becoming a St. Joe’s man, students develop a tenacity that graduates carry with them as they journey ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a public meeting May 11, the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) voted in favor of various district employee transfers and appointments as well as approved the appointment of three new educators for the 2022-2023 school year.  Last month, the SPBOE, by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When the 2021-2022 school year comes to an end, so will Annemarie Stoeckel's nearly 30-year tenure with the South Plainfield School District. Stoeckel, who has served as a high school English teacher, elementary technology teacher, and, for the past 12 years, as a supervisor, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a board of education meeting last week, four members of South Plainfield High School's Class of 2022 - Juan Amado, Erik Callejas, Bianca Valdeiglesias, and Edwin Veliz - were recognized for earning the New Jersey Department of Education's Seal of Biliteracy. To achieve ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District's 'Day of Service' is less than a week away with school and borough agencies throughout the municipality planning to hold various events and initiatives all geared toward giving back to the community.  Scheduled for Thursday, May 26, ...

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'Don't Drive Dangerously' PSA Created by South Plainfield High School Students, Garners Second Place in Middlesex County Contest SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A public service announcement (PSA) video created by five South Plainfield High School students was selected as a winning entry in a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a May 4 meeting, the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE adopted, by a 9-0 vote, a $73.3 million spending plan that results in a 2-percent tax levy increase for the upcoming school year. "As always, the South Plainfield School District has worked to create a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  The Grant School Drama Club will present Disney's Frozen JR. in front of three sold-out crowds this week. The hour-long musical, which will be presented at the school Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13, will bring Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Joe Sorrentino, a lifelong resident of South Plainfield and special education teacher at Rahway's 7th & 8th Grade Academy, has been named the school's 'Teacher of the Year.' The award recognizes Sorrentino's 'outstanding contributions to the academic achievement and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Through two recent fundraising initiatives, members of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School community have extended their efforts to give back beyond South Plainfield.  From March 28 through April 14, an annual school-wide fundraiser sponsored by the student council to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Dan Erhardt, a former resident of South Plainfield and graduate of Montclair State University (MSU), was recently honored by his alma mater.  During a ceremony held April 28, Erhardt, who currently serves principal of a Somerset-based special needs school, was named the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors Cameron Perales and Katie Ziga have been named the Edison Rotary Club's May 2022 Students of the Month and were honored at a breakfast held last month at the Edison Elks lodge.  Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary Club ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at a meeting April 12, voted 7-1 in favor of a resolution to eliminate the district's four academic supervisory positions 'for reasons of efficiency and economy due to an administrative reorganization.' The BOE, by the same ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District is partnering with various borough agencies and organizations for an all-day event geared toward giving back to the community.  Scheduled for Thursday, May 26, the South Plainfield 'Day of Service' is focused on the theme 'Doing Good ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors Janya Draper and Nellie Entcheva have been named the Edison Rotary Club's April 2022 Students of the Month and were honored at a breakfast held March 23 at the Edison Elks lodge.  Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary ...

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(Editor's Note: Due to the inclement weather, the Tiger Farms outdoor market planned for today, Wednesday, April 6, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 8. Hours of operation will remain the same.)  SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District's Tiger Farms outdoor market is ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield native Dr. Kevin Hajduk has called the school district home – in some capacity – for most of his life. Born and raised here, Hajduk attended South Plainfield Schools and, after college, returned to his hometown first as a teacher and then as an ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Board of Education's (SPBOE) March 16 meeting featured a packed house, with close to 50 South Plainfield teachers on hand in a show of solidarity and support of their colleagues who took to the podium to express concerns about what they call a 'hostile ...

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