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Union High Hosting Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day, Dec. 14

November 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 4th Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, December 14.

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 Plainfield vs. the Union Farmers at 4:00 ...

Battle Hill School Announces Class Representatives

UNION, NJ – Battle Hill Elementary School has announced their student council room representatives.

Room representatives for this year are:

Adriana Marques
Lola Paredes
Chiamaka Nwanonyiri
Isabela Caixero
Gianna Marlin
Rachael Kwarteng
Matthew Castro
Vincenzo Carr
Douglas Callanan

The Battle Hill Executive Board is:

President - Leyla Akin
VP - Angel Salcedo
Secretary ...

Battle Hill School Students Make PB&J Sandwiches for the Homeless

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill School students and parents pitched in Tuesday night to make sandwiches for the homeless and those in need.

Alex Rankin and Stacey Callahan from “Be the Change” helped coordinate the sandwich-making effort.  “Be the Change” is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Norma Bowe, a professor at Kean University.  Rankin said the group ...

Breast Cancer Awareness is Focus of Battle Hill School's Recent Philanthropic Efforts

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School continues their mission to help those in need. 

The school began their philanthropic endeavors this school year during the month of October, by recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  The fundraising efforts began with a t-shirt sale offered to the Battle Hill ...

Battle Hill School Students Celebrate Unity Day

UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School students and staff celebrated Unity Day by wearing orange and decorating orange ribbons.

The ribbons included messages and/or pictures of kindness, acceptance and inclusion. The ribbons were tied to the fence outside on the playground in the shape of the letter "U", for Unity and Union.

“This serves as a visual reminder that the ...

Battle Hill School's Hispanic Heritage Club Makes a Belizean Cream Cheese Treat

UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Battle Hill School had a chance at their after-school club on Tuesday to make a treat called Belizean Cream Cheese Dessert.

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said the students first watched a demonstration video in Spanish.  “The students totally understood what was going on in the ...

Connecticut Farms School's Hispanic Club Studies Ojo de Dios

UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School had an opportunity on Thursday to learn about and make Ojo de Dios (Eye of God), a spiritual object made by weaving a design out of yarn upon a wooden cross. 

Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said the students learned that the Ojo de Dios represents love, life, ...

Union Resident / Union Catholic Student Chosen "Artist of the Week''

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. – A Union resident was recognized at Union Catholic School on Thursday for being named “Artist of the Week” for a piece of artwork that was published to Union Catholic's Artsonia homepage, an on-line art gallery.

Victoria Pastore, a senior, received 832 votes from website visitors to win the 10-12 grade category for the contest conducted by ...

Boundless Talent on Display at Hannah Caldwell School

UNION, NJ –Talent was on full display last week as over 40 students participated in Hannah Caldwell School’s Talent Show, with singing, dancing, musical instrument performances, and even a comedian.

“This is a special performance because the children are in control.  All of the acts in the show were prepared outside of school by the students,” said music teacher ...

Battle Hill and Hannah Caldwell Students Celebrate Reading Accomplishments

UNION, NJ – Young readers in Hannah Caldwell and Battle Hill Elementary Schools enjoyed the fruits of their labor on Wednesday when they celebrated their accomplishments in this year's Olympic Reading Programs.

Librarian Karen Franciosa said, “I couldn't be more proud of the students who worked diligently throughout the year to accomplish their personal reading ...


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