In The Schools

May 14, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department “Pledge to Practice” fundraiser closed on Mar. 31 with a total of $6,556.50 generated to benefit not only music students but the South Plainfield Food Pantry as well. Sponsored by the SPHS Tri-M Music National Honors ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The dedication of a memorial bench and butterfly garden at John E. Riley Elementary School was held on May 4 for lifelong resident of South Plainfield, Patti Waters, who passed away on Jan. 7 from COVID-19. The memorial bench was donated by the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In the spirit of finding inventive ways to engage students with fun and educational activities, the South Plainfield Middle School held a virtual video and art challenge. Two winners were selected for their outstanding creativity, Ella Kloby entered a compilation of her best ...

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Alexandria, VA – Ms. Kathleen Benton, a science educator with South Plainfield High School, in South Plainfield, New Jersey, has been awarded a classroom grant by The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF). The grant funds will be used to purchase a microscope camera/recorder.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield High School football has been down in recent years, but senior John Padovano signed to play football at Long Island University Post on Thursday. The Sharks are a Division-I team located in Brookville, N.Y. “When I went to look at the school, I loved the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield High School (SPHS) senior, Sofia Watson, signed with Felician University on April 6. Watson will join Felician’s track team, a competitive Division II school. Watson spent four years on the SPHS track team, excelling to championship levels in long jump, high ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary Club recognizes the academic achievements of South Plainfield High School (SPHS) seniors based on their dedication and contribution to bettering the community in which they live.  For April 2021, Christopher Lee and Olivia ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Although the South Plainfield School District was unable to present its traditional music festival this year due to health concerns, that didn't stop the teachers from figuring out a way to showcase their students' talents.  Anticipating that an in-person event would most ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department “Pledge to Practice” fundraiser is closing on Mar. 31. Throughout the month of March, in honor of “Music in Our Schools Month,” the Tri-M Music National Honors Society has sponsored a Pledge to Practice fundraiser to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Hailey Palmer, South Plainfield High School (SPHS) senior, signed with Rider University on Mar. 15. Palmer will be participating in Track and Field at Rider, a Division I school. Palmer has broken school records as a high school athlete. According to coaches and families, her ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield’s Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is holding a Zoom meeting on March 25 from 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. entitled, “Guardianship and Supported Decision Making: Presented by Lori Gaines from Barger & Gaines.”  An important topic that weighs heavy on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Senior Melissa Calderon will run track next year for Felician University, a Division II School. After four years on the varsity track team running the 55m, 100m, 200m, and relays of the same distance, Calderon has received both an academic and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Franklin School, along with the other district elementary schools, participated in The Great Kindness Challenge on January 25-29.   This is an annual event that schools around the country and world participate in to spread random acts of kindness.   For the challenge, the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a board of education meeting Feb. 17, three current seventh graders attending South Plainfield Middle School (SPMS) were recognized for their winning submission in the 2019-2020 Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) annual statewide Middle School PSA ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – More than 11 months since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and cost districts thousands of dollars to properly implement virtual platforms and safely reopen doors, a bit of financial relief is on the way.  Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration announced ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Riley Elementary School has been conducting a comprehensive school program that centers around character education and development. Our students are introduced to a character trait each month. All month, they are given activities and read stories that help them learn and practice ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In honor of Black History Month, South Plainfield Middle School students have put their knowledge to the test with the game of Jeopardy. Students were given the assignment to work in groups and create their own trivia questions to celebrate important African Americans who have ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In honor of “Music in Our Schools Month,” the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department is holding a “Pledge to Practice” fundraiser throughout the month of March. Sponsored by the Tri-M Music National Honors Society, the fundraiser will not only raise funds for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Throughout the month of February, teachers at John E. Riley School have explored African American culture and iconic individuals as they recognize Black History Month. On February 9, students took part in a virtual dance assembly called “The Principles of Hip Hop: Peace, Love, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –Dozens of handmade Valentine's Day cards created by students at John F. Kennedy Elementary are on their way to active and retired military service members throughout the United States.  From Feb. 1 through Feb. 14, pre-K through fourth graders worked during class time, at ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On Jan. 27, South Plainfield Middle School History Teacher Joe Blondo was named the Department of New Jersey Citizenship Teacher of the Year for 2020 by the Middlesex County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and will represent District 8. With 21 Districts of the VFW in the state of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On Jan. 27, South Plainfield Middle School History Teacher Joe Blondo was named the Department of New Jersey Citizenship Teacher of the Year for 2020 by the Middlesex County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and will represent District 8. With 21 Districts of the VFW in the state of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Varsity Soccer Player Amanda Yuill will play soccer at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) for the next four years. Yuill signed to play for the Division 3 school on January 19 with the support of her family, coaches, Principal Robert Diehl, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Spirit Night at the South Plainfield Chick-Fil-A will take place on Monday, January 25, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. This fundraiser will benefit South Plainfield Middle School National Junior Honor Society . To participate in this fundraiser you MUST provide the attached flyer ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – In efforts to keep students engaged, South Plainfield Middle School has been holding a series of virtual events. A virtual game night of Kahoot, visit from an author, and a new partnership with the South Plainfield Public Library help students and staff stay involved.  “A lot ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The time to apply is now!  High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.  Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 10th, 2021. To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the school year, the Edison Rotary Club recognizes the academic achievements of South Plainfield High School seniors based on their dedication and contribution to bettering the community in which they live. While academic information may be taken into ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Music Department did not disappoint this holiday season. Determined to perform their much-anticipated holiday concert, students created videos that aired online for the South Plainfield Senior Center on Dec. 21 and for the elementary ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield High School Varsity Field Hockey team members Sarai Adams #15 and Madison Geis #28 received first-team GMC all-conference honors for the 2020 season. Both juniors are team captains and midfielders for the Tigers. “These young women are the definition of a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – Franklin Elementary School held a special Storytime with Santa on the evening of Dec. 18. Students logged on and were able to virtually visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who read them stories. Franklin’s PTO arranged for the special evening of holiday fun since Santa was not able ...

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