In The Schools

December 6, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is launching a new 'UC Night at the Theatre' grant program for high schools, an initiative to help cover the costs of high school theatre productions and provide arts enrichment for the community at large. “High school students have an ...

Read more »

EAT HANOVER, NJ - An estimated 100 students from 14 New Jersey schools -- including a group from Summit High School -- recently participated in Novartis' 11th annual 'Disability Mentoring Day'. The “I CAN” theme was incorporated into onsite activities, designed to increase confidence and help ...

Read more »

PRINCETON, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team -- competing against an impressive and massive field comprised of 117 schools -- took the second place sweepstakes trophy at the Princeton University Tournament. The team advanced 20 students to the elimination rounds and seven to the ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Demonstrating depth and geographic diversity, the Summit High School Speech and Debate Team -- despite having several of its Varsity team members participating in the fall play -- successfully competed in two separate tournaments more than 108 miles apart. At the St. Joseph's ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School senior Nicole Lee has been selected to receive a New Jersey Governor's Award in Arts Education. She is being recognized for her violin performance in the New Jersey All-State Orchestra and upcoming performance in All National Honor's Orchestra. Lee has attained ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC), the private nonprofit that provides essential funding for Summit Public Schools' theatre and performing arts programs, Speech and Debate teams, TEDx, STEP team and other initiatives, will host a holiday shopping fundraiser ...

Read more »

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ - Caroline Griffith and Jane DiSibio -- both Summit High School senior scholar athletes -- were among a group of Class of 2019 members celebrated at the 5th annual 'Complete Athlete Showcase' at Rider University. Griffith (gymnastics) and DiSibio (lacrosse) were joined by ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ -  Summit High School junior and senior class participants in the Providing Educational Possibilities (PEP) program, a Summit-based nonprofit that offers academic support, college and career readiness to Summit public middle and high school students with demonstrated financial need, have ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The State of New Jersey, via a Joint Legislative Resolution, has honored the national title-winning Kent Place School 'Ethics Bowl' Team, which captured the crown this past April. New Jersey State Senator Thomas Kean recently visited Kent Place School to present the Resolution, ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The second Parent Wellness Series Event for 2018-19 is entitled 'Vaping and Marijuana: What You Need to Know', and will be held November 13, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Governor Livingston High School Auditorium. The session will be presented by Michael DeLeon, the founder of ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child has become a partner of 'STOP. THINK. CONNECT.', a global cybersecurity education and awareness campaign. The initiative Launched in October of 2010 with messaging created by a coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government and leadership ...

Read more »

WARMINSTER, PA - The Summit High School Speech and Debate Team -- propelled by a slew of first-place finishes -- brought home the Speech crown and the top spot overall in a field of 25 schools competing at the William Tennent High School Tournament. Hilltoppers reaching the finals ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Theatre Department will perform Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' November 30 and December 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening, in the school's Auditorium. Minimalist, sparse and symbolic in its staging by design, 'Our Town' is set in the ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit High School music students will once again spend the afternoon marching across the Hilltop City as they embark on the Summit Music Parents Association's 'Annual Pledge Day' on November 4, from 12 - 4 p.m. This fundraising tradition sees Band, Orchestra and Chorus students ...

Read more »

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate powered to a second place Sweepstakes finish in a field of 20 teams in their first local tournament of the year at Phillipsburg High School. Top Hilltopper performances included: Varsity Public Forum Debate Alex Supran and Eray ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Summit resident Declan Alvidrez, Saint Peter's Prep Class of '18, was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, one of 50 Marauders who were named AP (Advanced Placement) Scholars. The AP Scholars awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Theatre Department will present 'Peter and the Starcatcher', a swashbuckling adventure that upends the age-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be Peter Pan -- the boy would not grow up. The play, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice based on the book ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ -  More than 150 colleges / universities, the Armed Forces, gap years, and technical schools will be in attendance when the Summit High School Counseling Department hosts its annual 'College Night' October 24, beginning at 7 - 8:30 p.m. Representatives from the post-secondary ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Speech and Debate team, getting myriad top performances, grabbed third place at the highly-competitive Bronx Science High School national circuit tournament. Individual student awards and highlights ncluded: Public Forum Debate Nick Clements and Anthony ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Inspired by Summit-based nonprofit 'Don't Hide It, Flaunt It', two Hilltop City parents initiated a project with Jefferson Elementary School 4th and 5th graders designed to promote positive self-image and celebrate the students' unique qualities. ‘The Best Part of Me’ is a photo ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's Michaela Markels and Isabella Racioppi of Morristown -- both members of Kent Place School's Class of 2019 -- have been named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, eligible for the recognition by scoring in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Traditional Bavarian food and music will highlight the Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee's twist to it its biggest fundraiser when the organization hosts 'SPARCtoberfest' October 20, from 7:30 - 11 p.m., at The Grand Summit Hotel. 'SPARCtoberfest' will also feature a silent ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Food, Friends, Games and Fun will all be in season when Jefferson Elementary School hosts its 'Fall Festival' October 13, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. A cornucopia of interactive delights await attendees, including pumpkin decorating, pony rides, photo booth, bounce house, dunk tank, and ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Some folks are just born to create drama -- like teenager Anna Jeffries. Now, before one thinks this is a stereotypical case of that kind of teen drama, guess again. Jeffries, an Oak Knoll School junior, spent her summer in Summit creating a drama program for the Central Arts ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - For the fourth consecutive year, the Public School Districts of Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, New Providence and Summit -- led by their superintendents and school assistance counselors -- have joined to host a series of programs focusing on the challenges and needs of students ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Three Summit residents -- Megan Brennan, Kayleigh Massengill and Carmen Van Volkenburgh -- are among the 23 members of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Class of 2019 seniors who have earned AP Scholar Awards for their performance on Advanced Placement tests. In addition, several ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - Encouraging students to keep an open mind and let their passions drive their paths relative to their futures, FOX News anchor Martha MacCallum spoke to Oak Knoll students and their parents in two presentations at the school. Presented as part of the school's Parents Association ...

Read more »

NEW HAVEN, CT - A 40-student strong contingent -- including several freshman -- competed against counterparts representing more than 200 schools from throughout the country at te Yale Invitational Tournament. Hilltoppers advancing to the elimination rounds included: Junior Varsity Public ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - A $1.5 million project to replace and update certain athletic field surfaces on Oak Knoll School's Summit and Chatham Township campuses with artificial turf -- -- which began at the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year -- is nearing completion, with work at the Chatham Township ...

Read more »

  MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nineteen high school students from New Jersey and New York spent five days engaged in learning the process for ethical innovation as part of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School’s Ethical Leadership and Entrepreneurship program, held at -- and in partnership with -- the ...

Read more »