In The Schools

December 13, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School opened its doors last week to welcome 7th and 8th grade students and their parents. The annual Open House saw hundreds of attendees tour the school and meet with some of the high schools teachers, staff and students.  Union High School Acting Principal Althea ...

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UNION, NJ – Building upon their long and prestigious record, Union High School’s nationally-recognized Army JROTC Drill Team won the South Jersey Drill Invitational on Saturday in Franklinville, NJ. The competition included 20 schools from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  The Union High ...

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UNION, NJ – Battle Hill School students continued their philanthropy by helping families in need during the holiday season. The Battle Hill Student Council Board elected to collect monetary donations and toiletries for the St. Joseph’s Social Service Center in Elizabeth.  The Battle Hill Student ...

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UNION, NJ – Students at Connecticut Farms Elementary School continued their lessons on giving by bringing in and donating canned and dry goods for the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church Food Pantry. According to School Counselor Jennifer Parkhurst, students, teachers and staff collected 1,495 ...

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UNION, NJ – New student government officers and class representatives were inducted into office on Friday morning at Holy Spirit School. “It’s an honor to be here with this student government, said Township Committeeman Manuel Figueiredo.  “This is the beginning of a possible lifetime ...

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UNION, NJ – Some Hannah Caldwell Elementary School students recently participated in a presentation about pollution and how to care for the watershed. Students in Mrs. Jayne Minitelli’s second grade class and Ms. Angela Saavedra’s third grade class learned how to take care of the waterways by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. – Two Union girls were among six Union Catholic students who are recipients of the 2018 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Award. Royell Douglas and Nya Spencer of Union, along with Shemaiah Brackett, Jordan Dodson, Myaya Morton, and Maya Walker were honored in ...

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UNION, NJ - Connecticut Farms Elementary School held their 4th Annual Student Council Election Day on Monday, November 19.  Each year, fourth-grade students are given the opportunity each year to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. As part of the campaign process, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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UNION, NJ – Prom night for Union High School seniors means red carpet glamour.   And glamour was on full display at the annual red carpet walk Thursday evening, as Union High students walked the red carpet, alone or with their date(s), to a cheering crowd.  Sponsored by the Union Township ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union High School Army JROTC cadets are a proud group.  And they have every right to be. The unit has been ranked in the top ten percent out of 1,800 JROTC programs in the nation, achieving an Honor Unit with Distinction award.  “As you can imagine, we are extremely proud of our ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union High School Performing Arts Company will be performing their student-directed advanced theatre show, Avenue Q, on June 16 and 17. The Tony Award-winning, coming-of-age musical written by Jeff Whitty and conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is told through puppetry, ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union High School PTA and Counseling Department will be hosting a 'Career Explorations' workshop on Monday, May 14. Guest speakers will present a day in the life of their career and discuss training they have acquired.  A question and answer period will follow. The event ...

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Union, NJ – Burnet Middle School students in Erik Gabriel’s classes recently immersed themselves in the art form of figurative language to foster mastery of the tools of poetic writing. The students moved through the unit surveying classical poets; those poets students could identify with in the ...

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UNION, NJ - The Livingston School PTA will be hosting a Makeup Night on Wednesday, May 16. The event will include makeup tips and tricks for the summer.  Learn from professional makeup artists Erica Jubin from Laura Mercier, Karinna Cabangon from NARS and Livingston parent Nicole ...

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UNION, NJ - Meetings have been scheduled for incoming 5th grade students to Jefferson School.   Parents and students are invited (no siblings).  The meetings are set for Tuesday, June 5, in the Jefferson School Auditorium.  Sessions are scheduled by elementary school: 6:00 - 6:45 - Battle ...

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UNION, NJ - Battle Hill's Vendor Night is set for Friday, June 1, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Battle Hill auditorium, 2600 Killian Place. Table rental is $25 and includes two chairs.  Vendors are asked to donate a product to be raffled off that night.  Tables must be paid for by Friday, May ...

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UNION, NJ – There’s a lot more to Union High School’s baton twirling team than what most people see at football games.  There are 11 girls on the twirling team, but only five on the competition team.  This past weekend that team won another state championship title at the United States Twirling ...

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Union, NJ – Union High School students received a special treat recently when actress Brytni Sarpy, best known for her role as Valerie on ABC’s General Hospital, stopped by to discuss her career and provide insight on the entertainment industry. Sarpy grew up in Los Angeles and attended the ...

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UNION, NJ – The slate of officers for the Kawameeh Middle School PTA is set for the 2018-2019 school year.  The slate includes: President:                     Dalila Rengifo 1st Vice President        Nadyrah Amin Fenner 2nd Vice President       Akunna ...

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UNION, NJ - The 5th annual Tricky Tray at Connecticut Farms Elementary School will be held on Friday May 18. Door open for the CFESPTA Red, White and Blue Tricky Tray at 5:00 p.m.  Calling begins at 7:00.  Contact Kathy McGee (908) 377-1164 or email kathymcgee74@gmail.com for additional ...

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