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Union High Hosting Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day

December 13, 2017

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 3rd Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, Dec. 15.

The St. Jude Classic consists of three varsity basketball games held in Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium.  The first game will feature the state ranked Patrick School vs.

Battle Hill Elementary School Donation Will Provide 700 Meals to Those in Need

UNION, NJ – November was a busy month for fundraising at Battle Hill Elementary School.

Students and teachers raised $845 for St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.  “Battle Hill’s donation will provide 700 meals to those in need this holiday season,” said Bernadette Murphy, a representative for St. Joseph’s, who visited the school and talked with students ...

Union County College to Host Healthcare Job Fair on Dec. 13

PLAINFIELD, NJ – If you are interested in working in the healthcare field, visit Union County College’s Plainfield Campus (232 East Second St.) on Dec. 13, 2017.

A Healthcare Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in UCC's Logos Building. This employment opportunity is being hosted by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training ...

Lock-Down at Union High School; Threat Deemed 'Not Credible'

UNION, NJ – Union High School was placed on lock-down Tuesday afternoon for about an hour.

A High School Resource Officer received information of a student possibly armed with a handgun, according to Union Police Director Dan Zieser.  At 1:35 p.m. the school was placed in “lock-down, shelter in place” mode.

According to Zeiser, no weapon was found upon ...

Student Council Election: Battle Hill Students Vote for Executive Board

UNION, NJ – The political season came to Battle Hill Elementary School in November with Student Council campaigns and elections.

Fourth grade students got involved in the school political process and had an opportunity to campaign for Student Council President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Student Council, at the fourth grade level, is an introduction to student ...

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Recruiting Students for 2018-19 School Year

SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH Program at Overlook Medical Center, a one-year intensive employment training program for young adults with disabilities, has begun recruiting students for Cohort #3, which begins in September of 2018. 

Student interns spend an entire year inside Overlook Medical Center rotating through three different internship experiences where they ...

Union High School Celebrates Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

UNION, NJ – Union High School’s newest members of the Athletic Hall of Fame were recently inducted in a ceremony at Galloping Hill Caterers.

Inductees and their families gathered for an evening hosted by former Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ted Jakubowski.  A committee of eleven members including current and former coaches, teachers and athletes, choose the inducted ...

Election News: Higgins Confirmed Winner of Union's Third Board of Ed Seat

UNION, NJ – A recount of the Township of Union Board of Education ballots from the November 7 general election took place Wednesday morning by the Union County Board of Elections.

Prior to this morning’s recount, challenger Sharon Sherry Higgins had 29 more votes than Township of Union Board of Education President Ronnie McDowell for the third Board of Education seat.  ...

Union High School Alumni and Teacher Attend 'The Root Gala'

UNION, NJ – Union High School teacher Nicholas Ferroni and former Union High student and Feminist Club founder Mickeala Bland recently attended The Root 100 Gala in New York City.

The Root 100 honors individuals who are truly impacting the African American community.  Ferroni and Bland have worked with The Root on various projects impactinf minority youth.

"It was such a ...

Union High School Students Help Make Adoption Day a Little Easier for Adoptees

UNION, NJ – Some Union High School seniors were part of the celebration last week during adoption ceremonies at the Union County Superior Courthouse.

Every child adopted during Adoption Day received board games for family game night and fleece blankets for getting cozy, thanks to Union High School students and staff who donated the items to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of ...

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Tori Hayes Chosen as Union Catholic’s Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient

December 2, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Tori Hayes recently received a great honor when she was chosen as Union Catholic’s Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient, which recognizes students who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

For being selected, Hayes, a senior from Union, will receive a Certificate of Achievement and she advances to the state level ...