Education

December 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.   To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, WHRHS had to, since 2016, increase the number ...

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WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in Freshman World History Classes had the added benefit of having their lesson titled, “United Against Hate,” guest-taught by New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean Jr, former Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Chief and K-9 Unit officer ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Robert P. Wise of Clinton Township has been re-elected chair of the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees. The Chair was re-elected to a one-year term during the Board’s reorganization meeting, held Dec, 4. Caren Bateman of Readington was chosen to continue serving ...

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  WARREN, NJ- Contrary to the popular notion that “Vaping” might be the safer alternative to smoking tobacco, guest speaker Melissa Tasse warned Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) parents that in fact e-cigarettes often deliver multiple-times more concentrated dosages of the highly ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The notorious nor'easter that swept through NJ on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 created some transportation obstacles for Warren Township Schools.  Many Warren Township Schools staff members stepped up to provide assistance in ways large and small to ensure that every student was ...

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  WARREN, NJ – One of the highlights of the first part of the 2018-2019 School Year at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) was the opportunity for students to meet, hear from, and ask questions of novelist Hilary Reyl, author of the “school-wide read,” “Kids Like Us.”  Reyl, of New ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township students wrote almost 1000 letters,  paying tribute to all American veterans and those in active service who have served their country, Superintendent Matthew Mingle shared at the last meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education. Warren Middle School students ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has extended its association with a private agency assisting undocumented students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and will accept those students on the New Brunswick campus In an announcement Friday, the ...

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LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Goddard School located in Long Hill Township plans to install a state-of-the-art sanitization cabinet to ensure faculty members can effectively sanitize toys and other objects used by children to help keep classrooms as germ free as possible. Sumara and Imran Ahmad, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Middle School (WMS) recently welcomed  new Peer Leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. Peer Leaders are 8th Grade students who play an important role in mentoring younger students within the Warren Township School District. They are a select group of student leaders who are ...

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  WARREN, NJ. – Some 97 members of the Class of 2019 at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) during a ceremony, Thursday, Oct. 25, at the school. Parents, families and guests witnessed the ceremony in the school’s Performing Arts ...

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WARREN, NJ - Safe Havens International, a school security firm, recently completed an audit of the Warren Township School District and commended the district for addressing 80 percent of issues found in 2014. Ron Berry, the security compliance manager for Warren Township Schools presented an ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Healthy Edge will present  ‘VAPING: Clear the Air’ at the Watchung Hills South Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov.  13. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for participants to peruse a display of vaping paraphernalia. The formal presentation begins at 7 p.m. - Understand how the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year.  Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories ...

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In addition to casting votes in statewide, county and local election on November 6, New Jersey voters will also be asked one public question on whether to increase financial aid to New Jersey’s educational institutions. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey, a nonpartisan political ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  You’re never too young to flex your muscles when it comes to the power, responsibility and rights associated with voting. That’s the message that the Greater New Brunswick Area chapter of the NJ League of Women Voters tried to get across with its first-ever student essay/video ...

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WARREN, NJ -Dr. Robert J. Massa, Senior Vice president for Enrollment and Institutional Planning at Drew University, Madison, shared with Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) parents “what really matters in the search for a college by students and parents,” on Wednesday night Oct. 10, in the ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Mock ACT and SAT tests sponsored by the Watchung Hills PTO and scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 have been canceled due to the forecasted Nor’easter.    “There is a Nor’easter storm forecast to hit tomorrow morning.  As soon as we have rescheduled the test date, we’ll let ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting.    “The ...

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WARREN, NJ  – Six Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in the Class of 2019 have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Another 27 WHRHS students have been named National Merit Commended students, the category just before Semifinalists. These ...

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WARREN, NJ - All Warren Township Schools celebrated a “Week of Respect”, Monday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 5. Character Education is a learning process that promotes good character and a positive school environment.  Throughout the “Week of Respect”, each School Counselor made visits to every ...

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WARREN, NJ -  “Fun Home, A Family Tragicomic” by Allison Bechtel, “We Are Okay” by Nina LaCour, and “Speak No Evil” by Uzodinma Iweala were approved at the last meeting of the Watchung Hills Board of Education as the three options in the senior English unit on LGBTQ literature. The board voted ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – More than 200 school teachers and support staff from school districts throughout Somerset County gathered downtown late Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about several issues that continue to stall negotiations over new contracts. Carrying signs reading “We All Deserve ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Susan W. Ober of Millington to represent Long Hill Township on the Watchung Hills Regional High School District Board of Education, replacing Christopher Collins who tendered his resignation in August. Ober fills the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Frustrated by years of stalled negotiations and watching their take-home pay decline as their benefits contributions go up, as well as watching their colleagues lose their jobs to privatization, educators and educational support professionals from Somerset County’s public schools ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Mingle, will call for a district wide homework free weekend, Friday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct.14 in conjunction with Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past. The event will offer free family fun ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education appointed a new vice president at Tuesday’s meeting to take the place of long time board member and board Vice President  Christopher Collins of Long Hill who resigned at the last meeting. The board unanimously approved Rita Barone of Long Hill ...

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