Education

November 15, 2018

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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(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 – The Hispanic Organization for Peoples Empowerment (H.O.P.E.) hosted a graduation ceremony for 13 students of the ESL (English as a Second Language) classes sponsored by them. “Multiple cultures worked together toward a common goal,” said H.O.P.E. Founder/President Patricia ...

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UNION, NJ – Former NFL players will take to the court at the Celebrity Basketball Game to play Union students, parents, teachers, and community members for a Project Graduation fundraiser on October 27. Dreams for Kids, Inc. will host members of the NFL Alumni Association to play basketball and ...

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UNION, NJ – Awards were presented to the schools with the most participation in the Union Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at the last Board of Education meeting by Board member and Friends of the Union Library President David Arminio. “The Friends of the Union Library gave a monetary ...

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UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School will be hosting a community event entitled "Rachel's Challenge" on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:00 p.m. Rachel Joy Scott's life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.  Battle Hill School presents the inspiring true ...

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UNION, NJ – Parents of Union High School students were notified via an email from Superintendent Gregory Tatum Friday afternoon that Principal Corey Lowery began an administrative leave on September 13. When asked directly about Lowery's status at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting, ...

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UNION, NJ – The players are ready.  The field is primed  And the weather is going to be perfect for the 6th Annual Burnet vs. Kawameeh Alumni Softball Rumble set for this weekend. The friendly rivalry between Kawameeh and Burnet Middle School alumni has heated up over the years.  Kawameeh’s team ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of the Union High School History Club were recognized at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting and accepted a New Jersey State Resolution, celebrating their accomplishments and contributions. History Club President Emily Nunez, Vice President Ayokunnumi Oluwakuyide and ...

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UNION, NJ - Amid rumors and speculation about the status of Corey Lowery, principal of Union High School, Superintendent Gregory Tatum assured the public at the Tuesday night Board of Education meeting that Lowery is still at the helm of the school.  It's been reported that Lowery has not been ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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UNION, NJ – Due to the extreme heat forecasted for tomorrow, Union students will have just a half-day of school on Thursday, Sept. 6 -- their first day back this year. A recorded message was sent to township parents Wednesday afternoon: "As we welcome our students back to school for the ...

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