Banning Books in Warren? Parents Question English Curriculum at Watchung Hills

May 23, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Two parents took the opportunity for public commentary at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education to express concern about a book in the senior English curriculum.

The book at issue is Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, a 2006 graphic memoir by the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel. 

The book chronicles ...

Different is not Deficient, says Eighth Grader to Warren Township Board of Education

WARREN, NJ - Different is not synonymous with deficient and autism does not need to be cured, a Warren Middle School student told the Warren Township Board of Education at its meeting on Monday, May 21.


Johannes Wellerding, an eighth grade student at Warren Middle School, took the opportunity for public commentary at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting to ...

Watchung Hills Announces 2018 Teacher of the Year

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Health Education Teacher Jill Gleeson has been selected as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

Gleeson began teaching health and physical education at WHRHS in September 2004. From 2004 to 2009, she coached varsity softball and junior varsity girls’ basketball.  

WHRHS Principal George Alexis ...

North Plainfield Middle School Hosts Holocaust and Genocide Open House

NORTH  PLAINFIELD, NJ - All are invited to the 2018 North Plainfield Middle School Holocaust/Genocide Open House on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Students and staff will be on hand to serve as docents for a unique exhibit.

It is a museum in a school, created by the school, constructed by the school and for everyone in the community. featuring  over 400 posters, memorabilia and artifacts ...

Green Brook Board of Education Appoints New Principal

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Paul Fornale was appointed to principal at Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School (IEF) at Monday’s meeting of the Green Brook Board of Education. 

Fornale is currently teaching English at Green Brook Middle School, serves as the Director of Programs for the Green Brook Education and Athletic Foundation( GBEAF), and has been a teacher in the district ...

Kristallnacht Survivor Speaks to Warren Middle School Students

WARREN, NJ - “America saved my life,”  Erwin Ganz expressed to the entire eighth grade class at Warren Middle School (WMS), on Tuesday, April 17.  Ganz, one of the last survivors of Kristallnacht, came to share his personal story with the 8th graders at Warren Middle School.

Ganz was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1929. He lived there until he was three, then his family ...

Warren Middle School Students Present to Board of Education

WARREN, NJ - Warren Middle School students showcased their skills and talents at the last meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education.

Art was displayed in the library for viewing.

Mrs. Banks' 7th Grade Language Arts classes presented Victorian England projects, Daniel Zeng performed on the clarinet, and 8th Grade Public Speaking students, encouraged by teacher Mrs.

50 Watchung Hills Students Receive Seal of Biliteracy, 242 Students Inducted into Five World Languages Honor Societies

WARREN, NJ -– Some 242 students studying one or more of 5 World Languages at Watchung Hills Regional High School were inducted into those languages’ academic honor societies at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 11, in the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC).

According to World Languages Supervisor Brad Commerford, the numbers of students honored ...

Holocaust Survivor tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Warren Township Superintendent Addresses Walkout Incidents at Warren Middle School, Police Called

WARREN, NJ - Social media and in person discussions over the weekend regarding incidents during a walkout at Warren Middle School on Friday stirred up the Warren community. Warren Township Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Matt Mingle read the following statement at Tuesday’s meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education:

There are allegations being discussed in the ...

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