Education

January 15, 2019

UNION, NJ – A Union High School student was one of two students on Saturday morning to participate in the second round of the National American Legion Oratorical Contest at Union High. Ayokunnumi (Faithful) Oluwakuyide, a junior at Union High School, competed and won against a student from the ...

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UNION, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Thursday a second round of state funding to create or expand preschool programs in 33 school districts, including Union, which is slated to receive over $2m in Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA).  Union will receive $2,293,150, the second ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Public Schools is holding early pre-school registration for the 2019-20 school year.  To be eligible, children must be four years-old on or before October 1, 2019.  Registration sessions will be: Battle Hill and Connecticut Farms Schools Area           ...

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UNION, NJ – The swearing in of three new School Board members at Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting went smoothly enough.  Sworn into office were Ronnie McDowell, who returns to the Board after a one-year hiatus and new Board members Kalisha Morgan and Kim Ruiz. But controversy arose ...

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UNION, NJ – The Township of Union’s Board of Education Reorganization Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 3, at 7:00.  The meeting will be held in the Union High School Library.  The 2019 schedule of Board of Education meetings is as follows: January 8                   Committee/Work ...

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UNION, NJ - Four months of the 2018-2019 school year have passed and the students in the Union Public Schools are benefiting from grants awarded to teachers by the Township of Union Education Foundation. Greg Pardo, Connecticut Farms School, was awarded a grant to refurbish a non-working pinball ...

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UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for long time Union resident, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical School, Peter Capodice. Capodice, 67, joined the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

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UNION, NJ – Eighteen seniors from Union High School attended a Future Teachers Academy event on November 30 at Kean University. The Future Teachers Academy event included an address by Dr. Anthony Pittman, Acting Dean for the College of Education.  Pittman spoke to students on topics related to ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School students could be headed to China in 2020. Union High School Counselor Patricia Bridges spoke at a recent Board of Education about the planning of an student trip to China.  “In 2020, we hope to embark on an international tour experience to China,” said Bridges.  ...

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UNION, NJ – A lengthy discussion about the importance of fully staffed media specialist positions in the schools took place at last week’s School Board meeting. Before reading her written comments at the meeting, Patricia Tumulty, Executive Director of the New Jersey Library Association, said ...

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UNION, NJ – A second lawsuit in as many weeks involving Union schools has been filed by an employee of the school district. Corey Lowery, currently on administrative leave as principal of Union High School, has filed a lawsuit against Vito Nufrio in his capacity as the Board of Education ...

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UNION, NJ – Three Union High School scholarship athletes signed letters of intent with colleges and universities on Wednesday morning in the high school library. “We are very proud of these students, academically and athletically,” said Athletic Director Linda Ionta.  “These students worked hard ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School student suspected of having a weapon caused a lockdown at the school Monday morning. According to a voice message sent out at just after 1:00 p.m. by Althea Bossard, Acting Principal of Union High School, at 9:30 Monday morning “the building went into a lockdown ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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UNION, NJ - Fourth grade students at Battle Hill Elementary School recently had the chance to get involved in the political process by way of the Student Council.  Students had the opportunity to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Student Council, at the fourth grade ...

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UNION, NJ – An explosive lawsuit, naming the Union High School principal and members of the administration as defendants, was filed late last week on behalf of Union’s Director of Athletics alleging harassment and discrimination. Township of Union Schools Athletic Director Linda Ionta, a Union ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Firefighter and New Jersey FMBA President Edwin Donnelly, Union Police Captain Chris Donnelly, and Union resident Michael Yesenko were the honorees Saturday night at the Union UNICO 38th Annual Humanitarian Dinner. UNICO, founded in 1922, is an organization that stands for ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union Schools Superintendent will be hosting several preschool community forums to provide updates on the initiatives of the Township of Union Public Schools Preschool Expansion Program. The Union School District was awarded the NJDOE Preschool Education Expansion Aid (PEEA) ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of Union’s police department paid a very special visit to the Deron School on Tuesday to help them celebrate the season and their Harvest Fest. “A lot of children from the school aren’t able to celebrate a typical Halloween because of the sights and sounds,” said Sgt. Dorothy ...

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UNION, NJ - Union High School students participated in Union’s 7th annual Student Government Day on Tuesday by assuming the roles of elected officials, administrators and department heads. Throughout the morning, students accompanied the mayor, committee members, the police director, fire chief, ...

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UNION, NJ – Connecticut Farms Elementary School students saw ‘beyond the laces’ when authors Bob Salomon and Rick Young visited the school on Friday to inspire through kindness. Salomon, a retired corrections officer, talked with students about “Beyond the Laces”, the book he co-wrote, as a ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – A Union County College honor student from Union shared her story and introduced Governor Phil Murphy at a recent press conference to announce the recipients of the Community College Opportunity Grant. Kaitlyn Veliz, of Union, was joined by New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education ...

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UNION, NJ – Union’s school district is set to receive over $2 million in additional funding for expansion of the preschool program. Union school's Superintendent Gregory Tatum announced the Preschool Education Expansion Aid at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.  “I’m happy to announce that ...

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UNION, NJ - More than 90 representatives from colleges and universities, vocational and technical schools, business and career schools, and the military will be available at College and Career Night on Wednesday, October 24, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. There will be an optional session for parents on ...

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UNION, NJ – Union resident Amanda Chiappetta’s very first film, “Stand as One” came in first place in the Overall Audience Award category  at the recent “FilmYoungFest” festival in Atlantic Highlands. “At the festival, I thought to myself, ‘there is some really good competition here.  I’m just ...

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(Editor’s Note: Elections for the Township of Union Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This year, three candidates are vying for three open seats. TAPinto Union will be running profiles on each candidate.   Candidate profiles are being published in the order in which they were ...

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UNION, NJ – Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.  Last week, Battle Hill School students heard from her uncle, Larry Scott, about kindness and about making a difference to help make school a better place.  The Columbine tragedy was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – An Oak Knoll student from Union was among two students selected by the College Board as a National Hispanic Scholars. Ana Bui-Martinez ’19, scored among the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino students who took the PSAT/NMSQT in the Middle States Region, which includes New ...

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(Editor’s Note: Elections for the Township of Union Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This year, three candidates are vying for three open seats. TAPinto Union will be running profiles on each candidate.   Candidate profiles are being published in the order in which they were ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic’s Victoria Pastore received great news this weekend when she was named “Artist of the Week’’ for a piece of artwork published to Union Catholic’s Artsonia homepage, an on-line art gallery. Pastore, a senior from Union, received 832 votes from website ...

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