In The Schools

May 23, 2020

UNION, NJ – As students and their families sat in and around their cars in the parking lot, Union High School’s Athletic Department celebrated senior athletes Wednesday night with a firework display on the field. “I know this is not the way we planned it, but as strong athletes we deal the cards ...

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UNION, NJ – A third-grade Hannah Caldwell Elementary School teacher wanted to write a song for her students, letting them know “we are all trying our best to navigate through these strange times. In all of this madness, one thing remains the same – we care.” Angela Saavedra, who co-teachers a ...

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UNION, NJ – Among the twenty-seven New Jersey students who advanced to the National PTA Reflections Program, a Union High School student received an Award of Excellence in Photography. Barbara Exilus won the award with her photograph “Look Within”.   “The photograph I took is of my brother ...

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UNION, NJ – Washington Elementary School students and families participated in the making of a video to honor their teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. “As the PTA President, I feel it is important we show our appreciation for the hard-working and dedicated staff, not just today, but ...

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UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School Student Council members wanted to send a message and spread a little joy to their peers, teachers and the Union community:  We miss you!    Teacher Phyllis Neshimka, Student Council organizer, said it’s hard not to be able to have meetings and plan ...

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UNION, NJ – Burnet Middle School teachers and staff shared some fun in a video to their students, sending a message of hope and love. The Positive Behavior Support in Schools (PBSIS) Team wanted to put together a video that would showcase a little humor and positivity to the students, said Tara ...

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UNION, NJ - Kawameeh Middle School teachers miss their students and want to say hi. They will form a car parade on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., leaving from the Kawameeh School parking lot and driving through school neighborhoods.  Students are invited to listen for the honking and come out to say hi ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union High School Performing Arts Company has announced the continued postponement of their planned production of "Once On This Island".  There are currently no plans about a possible rescheduled production. Patrons who have tickets will receive an email from BookTix explaining ...

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UNION, NJ - Battle Hill School third and fourth grade students raised money during February for the American Heart Association in memory of Christopher Kiser. Kiser was the son of longtime and much beloved Battle Hill School teacher Donna Kiser.  He died last year due to a heart related issue.

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UNION, NJ – Connecticut Farms School’s fourth-grade Student Council members completed a community service project to help celebrate Kindness Month during February. Student Council members sold kindness candy grams to staff and students and donated the proceeds to the Union Animal Shelter, said ...

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UNION, NJ – Nine Union students will be moving onto the state competition of the National PTA Reflections Program.  They were  honored at the National PTA’s Founders Day dinner at the Gran Centurion in Clark last week.  The National PTA Reflections Program is the PTA’s cornerstone arts ...

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UNION, NJ – Jay Mitetsky, author of “Ricky, the Rock That Couldn’t Roll”, visited Connecticut Farms School on Wednesday with a lesson on friendship and kindness. In the morning, third- and fourth-grade students met with Mitetsky for writing workshops.  “We discussed how to construct characters ...

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UNION, NJ - A second-grade class at Battle Hill Elementary School received a special visitor on Tuesday when Kyla, a Union County Sheriff's K-9 Officer, and her handler, Officer E. Ramirez, stopped in. In their social studies unit, students in Stephanie Branco's class have been learning about ...

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UNION, NJ - Battle Hill Elementary School Student Council members organized a recent school-wide fundraiser called The Snowflake Project. The fundraiser allowed the families of the Battle Hill community to decorate unique snowflakes and give a donation to The Children's Specialized Hospital ...

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UNION, NJ - A Paint 'N Sip fundraiser for the Relay for Life of Union on Friday, March 20, will be held at the Colombian Club of Union. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. with artist Jill Rible.  Wine and appetizers will be served.  RSVP by March 1 to Lisa Padden at 908-447-8130.  The Colombian ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union High School Fashion Show, a benefit for and organized by the senior class, was held on Jan. 10, showcasing their talent and hard work on the stage and behind the scenes. This year’s fashion show featured 22 models from all four Union High School grade levels, with lighting ...

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UNION, NJ – A  generous donation on behalf of Union High School, the result of week-long fundraising events last month, was made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the advancement of cures and prevention of pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. A check for ...

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UNION, NJ - The 2nd annual volleyball match between staff members at Burnet Middle School and Kawameeh Middle School is schedule for Thursday, Jan. 23.   The match-up will be held in the Kawameeh Middle School gym, 490 David Terrace.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  There is an entrance fee of $3.00 ...

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UNION, NJ – Two special Washington Elementary School students received a huge surprise on Friday when their military dad, who they had not seen in almost a year, made a special surprise appearance at the school. Kindergarten student Ian DeAquino and his brother, third-grader Aedan DeAquino ...

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UNION, NJ – Holy Spirit School Student Council executive members and class representatives were officially inducted on Monday during a school program. “You will be the voice for all of us here at Holy Spirit,” said Principal Armand Lamberti.  “Today, upon being inducted officially as student ...

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UNION, NJ - Due to the impending severe weather and possible hazardous road conditions, all Township of Union Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Monday, December 2. The Half-Day Dismissal Schedule is as follows: Union High School  -  11:35 Burnet and Kawameeh Middle Schools  -  ...

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UNION, NJ – Some Union elementary school students will be the beneficiaries of the generosity of a  group of Bedminster eighth-grade students who wanted to find a way to ensure that all kids can celebrate their birthday and make it a special day.  The daughter of Connecticut Farms Elementary ...

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Essex County, NJ – “Preparing the Next Global Servant Leader” is this year’s theme for the Essex County (NJ) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated’s ~ 2019 Debutante Leadership Program and 14th Biennial Emerald & Ivory Debutante Cotillion. Janeyce Soncerea McCray of Union, who attends Kent ...

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UNION, NJ - In celebration of Hispanic heritage month, Spanish Club students at Burnet Middle School got creative and painted flags of Spanish-speaking countries on ceiling tiles.  Teacher Patricia Frazier covered cross curricular topics including geography, Spanish and incorporated SEL (social ...

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UNION, NJ – A new hallway display promoting kindness is now enhancing the corridors of Battle Hill School in recognition of School Violence Awareness week. Battle Hill teachers Francesca Minnoia and Alison Brehm worked together to create the newest addition and staff members participated by ...

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UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School made some Venezuelan cream cheese dessert at their after-school club on Thursday. Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader Gina Lisa-Fernandez said she walked through the process with the students, ...

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UNION, NJ - Kawameeh Middle School PTA is hosting a Clothing Drive on Saturday, October 12.  The event will run from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and be held in the Kawameeh middle parking lot. Items accepted for collection include: wearable and usable clothing shoes belts handbags, ...

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UNION, NJ – Fourth grade Hispanic Heritage Club members at Connecticut Farms School had a chance at their after-school club on Thursday to paint Talavera pottery, a Mexican and Spanish pottery tradition named from Talavera de la Reina, Spain. Spanish teacher and Hispanic Heritage Club leader ...

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UNION, NJ - A new food service company will be providing Union school students with meals for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents can apply for online meal applications at www.myschoolapps.com.  Online account payment/transaction history can be found at www.myschoolbucks.com.  More information is ...

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UNION, NJ – Sixth grade students Burnet Middle School were treated to a special visit from four New York Giant players who came to school to them moving as part of the American Heart Association’s Play 60 initiative.  As an extra bonus at the event, Modell’s Sporting Goods donated $1,500 to the ...

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