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May 15, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic will once again be offering several exciting summer sports camps and educational programs this summer. The educational programs being offered are: Chinese Culture, Speech & Debate Program, College Application Boot Camp, Robotics, Art Journaling ...

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UNION, NJ – Teachers from the Union school district and members of the Union Township Education Association (UTEA) attended a rally Tuesday evening outside the district administration building to bring attention to and gather support for ongoing teacher contract negotiations. “We are not below ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident and Union High School Student Assistance Counselor Jill Hall was awarded the 2022 Union County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year award at the Union County LACADA Volunteer Recognition Dinner earlier this week. “I think that volunteer work remains a critical part ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School junior represented his school and the state at the American Legion National Finals in Indianapolis last weekend. Benjamin Duvelson advanced to the 2022 National Finals after winning the American Legion Oratorical State Championship in March.  On Tuesday, John ...

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UNION, NJ – A multitude of Union police, firefighters and EMS personnel responded to reports of a huge fight at the high school midday Monday and arrested three students involved in the brawl. Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor said an unspecified number of students were involved in the clash, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union Catholic High School has announced its Honor Roll for the third marking period for the 2020-21 school year. The students are listed below by grade and are listed alphabetically. FIRST HONOR ROLL Seniors Andrew Abrantes Yvonne Agyapong Ramy ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s 2022 Teachers of the Year, one from each of the township’s ten public schools, have been announced.  ·      Battle Hill Elementary School – Nicole McGuire ·      Burnet Middle School – Laura Cococcia ·      Connecticut Farms Elementary School – Colleen ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s average taxpayer will see an increase of about $138 next year in school taxes, according to a presentation from the district’s school superintendent and business administrator Tuesday night. In a budget that shows no reductions in staff, Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor and ...

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UNION, NJ – In a message to high school parents, students and school personnel last week, Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor said the high school, like schools throughout the country, is experiencing incidences of physical violence as students attempt to resolve disputes. “All of the actions we’ve ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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UNION, NJ – In a state aid package proposed by Governor Phil Murphy last week, the Township of Union School District is expected to receive an increase of nearly $3.4 million for 2022-2023.  At an event held March 10 in Edison, Murphy announced details of his school funding plan for FY2023, ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School junior has won the American Legion Oratorical State Championship and is headed to the 2022 National Finals in Indianapolis in April. Benjamin Duvelson “blew the judges away with his dynamic oratorical skills and his prepared oration,” said one of his academic ...

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UNION, NJ - In line with Gov. Murphy's repeal of the mask mandate beginning March 7, Union school children will not be required to wear a mask beginning then, Superintendent Scott Taylor told parents in a message Thursday afternoon. In his message, Taylor said several steps were taken to ...

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UNION, NJ – Results of standardized test scores indicate Union students, regardless of demographic group, struggle with math and science, said Union’s Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor in a presentation to the Board Tuesday night. Taylor is required to share the standardized testing results with ...

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UNION, NJ – On Monday Gov. Murphy announced the lifting of the state's mask mandate in schools and daycare settings beginning March 7.  The Governor said each individual school district can enforce its own mask rules moving forward.  Whether Union schools will lift the mask mandate is yet to be ...

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UNION, NJ - International bookseller, Frantz Charles, came back home to his alma mater, Union High School, to visit his Young Adult Literature teacher, Sandra Mangarella, and to speak to and inspire her students, as he was inspired years ago. He also donated two copies of his novel, The GCP: The ...

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NEW JERSEY - In a move that the College Board describes as "student-friendly," the SAT, and the tests allied with it, will be delivered in a digital format beginning in 2024. This move will affect students currently in Grade 10. In a pilot program delivered in last fall, students who took the test ...

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UNION, NJ – In response to a hallway brawl at Union High School on Monday with several students engaged in an intense fight in the school’s C wing, Superintendent Scott Taylor said the district will be increasing the number of security personnel at the high school “to elevate visibility in all ...

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UNION, NJ - Union school children will resume full-day, in-person learning beginning on Monday, school Superintendent Dr. Scott Taylor said in a letter to parents Thursday afternoon. Taylor said the district leadership team and the health department unanimously agreed all schools can return to ...

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UNION, NJ – Union school kids will be back in their school buildings come Tuesday morning, albeit for half-day sessions, said Superintendent Scott Taylor. In a message to parents Thursday afternoon, Taylor said the number of COVID-19 cases among the student body and school personnel “has dropped ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union school district has paid over $885,000, plus benefits, to three employees on paid administrative leave from as far back as May 2018, payroll records show.  That amount does not include years worth of legal fees. Almost $483,000 in gross wages has been paid to former Union ...

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UNION, NJ – Two of Union’s three new Board of Education members were sworn into office Thursday night by New Jersey’s Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver and a third by State Senator Joseph Cryan.  Marissa McKenzie and Kimberly Scott-Hayden took the oath of office from Oliver.  Both McKenzie and ...

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UNION, NJ – Parents of Union school children were notified Thursday evening that the virtual learning taking place this week will continue through next week.  In a letter to parents, Superintendent Scott Taylor said after meeting with members of the health department and members of the ...

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UNION, NJ - All Union schools will go virtual following the holiday break, said Superintendent Scott Taylor in a message to parents and students Thursday morning. "Rising cases of COVID-19 are keeping school facilities around the country closed, and more and more districts around the region are ...

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UNION, NJ - Burnet Middle School is the third district school to be switched to all-virtual learning, said Superintendent Scott Taylor in a letter to Burnett School parents Tuesday afternoon. Taylor said the Burnet School's average percentage of students who are quarantined for either being ...

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UNION, NJ - Students at a Union elementary school will begin full-day virtual learning Tuesday, and students at another elementary school will begin half-day sessions starting tomorrow. In a letter to Franklin and Hannah Caldwell Elementary School parents, Superintendent Scott Taylor said a ...

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UNION, NJ – A college student from Union has been named the recipient of the McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden scholarship, selected from a group of 35 Historically Black Colleges and Universities students’ worldwide. Jordan Boyd, 18, said he was the only student from New Jersey and the ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School junior took home first place at Saturday’s annual American Legion Oratorical Contest at the school. With his speech, “In Memoriam:  Our Democracy”, Benjamin Duvelson won first place in the contest.  Junior Indeyah Hester took second place (“Gun Control Laws and ...

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UNION, NJ – Amid rising exposure to, or positive cases of COVID-19, Union High School students will move to all-virtual learning next week, said the district’s superintendent. In a letter to high school students and parents on Friday morning, Superintendent Scott Taylor said the five-day average ...

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