Union High School Performing Arts Company to Perform 'Peter Pan'

February 24, 2018

UNION, NJ – J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, is coming to life on the Union High School stage March 16 – March 25.

The story follows Peter Pan, the free spirited young boy that flies, on his non-stop adventures in Neverland.  Peter Pan has been told in a variety of different formats from the cherished Disney cartoon, to the timeless TV movie made popular by ...

Burnet Middle School Students Teach Peers About Advocacy Groups

UNION, NJ – Students in Erik Gabriel’s Language Arts class at Burnet Middle School had a unique opportunity on Tuesday to share with their peers the knowledge and understanding they recently obtained while learning about and interacting with advocacy programs.

Gabriel said as part of the educational unit ‘standing up for yourself, standing up for what’s right’, ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Reservations Now Available for Lunch with Peter Pan and Captain Hook

UNION, NJ – Captain Hook and Peter Pan will be hosting a luncheon in Neverland in anticipation of the Union High School Performing Art Center’s upcoming production of “Peter Pan”.

The event, scheduled for March 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Union High School, includes assorted sandwiches and baked goods, arts and crafts, a meet-and-greet with Peter Pan, Captain ...

Union Teachers to Rally on Rare Disease Awareness Day in Support of Dup15q Syndrome

UNION, NJ – February 28th is Rare Disease Awareness Day and teachers in Union are pitching in by wearing jeans and a blue shirt and donating $5 to '“RARE” your BLUE for Dup15q' Day.

Union High School Counselor Lauren Weissberg is sponsoring the district-wide dress down day in support of the Dup15q Alliance and her son Holden, who is diagnosed with the rare genetic ...

Jefferson School Teacher to Receive NJ PTA Outstanding Teacher Award

UNION, NJ – A Jefferson School teacher has been named the New Jersey State PTA Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Computer teacher Kristin Nunes has always been supportive of the PTA, said Jefferson School PTA President Heather Solares. 

“We, as a board, decided to nominate Kristin because we were so taken with the way she was so dedicated to the children, their families, and ...

Hannah Caldwell School and Rutgers University Team Up to Make Learning Fun

UNION, NJ – In support of Hannah Caldwell School’s initiative to bring more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to their students, two members of Rutgers University Center for Mathematics, Science and Computer Education (CMSCE) team paid a special visit to the school.

Dawana Schultz and Suparna Sinha customized a program just for the students of Hannah ...

Washington School PTA Hosts Heritage Night

UNION, NJ  - Heritage Night took place at Washington School Friday with countries from all around the world represented by parents and students.

Guests visited classrooms representing 13 countries, with cultural displays and traditional food.  Countries on display included China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Guyana, Ireland/Scotland, Italy, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, ...

Two Union High School Student-Athletes Sign to Play with Colleges

UNION, NJ – Two members of the Union High School football team signed to play for colleges next year.

On Friday, Andy Martin committed to ASA College and Arthur Pickney to Marist College.

Linebacker Pickney, 17, said, “when I visited Marist and met the coach and the coaching staff and some of the players, it was great.  It’s a young program and I’ll get a chance ...

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Union County Hosts First LGBTQ Roundtable

February 24, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the Office of LGBTQ Services, hosted a roundtable with over 20 leading LGBTQ advocacy and ally organizations that serve Union County and New Jersey. Facilitated by Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, more than 40 participants met to discuss LGBTQ-related programs, services, issues and ...