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Registration for Annual Math Competition at Saint Joseph HS Open to All 7th and 8th Graders in New Jersey

November 12, 2018

METUCHEN, NJ — Know a student that soars through math challenges without hesitation?  Have a Math whiz in the family?  It's time to get them to sign up for the Saint Joseph High School Annual Mathematics Competition.   

The event is open to any New Jersey students in grades seven or eight. The 45-minute exam consists of 16 questions including algebra, ...

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center to Hold Open House Dec. 12

SUMMIT, NJ — The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on Dec. 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

Westfield Team ‘That Hertz’ Overcomes Quirky Robot In Tournament At High School

WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield Robotics Team “That Hertz” heads into a tournament in Livingston next month as it comes off of a strong bout with other robotics teams held at Westfield High School.

The group of 25 Westfield students competed against 16 other New Jersey teams at the “Robo Ruckus” Tournament at Westfield High School on Sunday, where student-built robots ...

Westfield Schools Review Seatbelt Requirement for Charter Buses

WESTFIELD, NJ – School officials are taking a second look at how they interpret laws surrounding a seatbelt requirement for students being transported on certain “coach” buses the district contracts with.

Although some privately chartered buses have seatbelts, the companies Westfield’s school district contracts with have a shortage of such buses equipped with the safety ...

After Swastika, Westfield Schools Refocusing Character Education

WESTFIELD, NJ – A conversation over character education brought home when a student scrawled a swastika into a bathroom panel at an elementary school last month continued with increased gravity at a school board meeting Tuesday.

With the weekend’s deadly Pittsburgh, Pa., synagogue shooting in the public’s eye, school officials sought to shift the focus away from the hate ...

Westfield School Board Candidates Discuss Full-Day Kindergarten, More at Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ – Full-day kindergarten, school security, charter schools and student stress were among the topics the six candidates running for three seats on the school board explored in a forum Wednesday night.

While the three incumbents raised concerns about fiscal responsibility and the availability of facilities when it came to discussion of full-day kindergarten, some of the ...

Intruder Sends Union County Vo-Tech Schools on Lockdown Friday; Student Got Threatening Texts, Authorities Say

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The five schools that comprise the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) campus went into lockdown for about two hours on Friday afternoon when an unidentified individual who admitted carrying a pocket knife entered the complex. 

Located on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains, the VoTech school district is comprised of Academy for Allied Health ...

Code Ninjas Celebrates Grand Opening in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Code Ninjas, a coding center for children ages 7 to 14, celebrated its grand opening in at 1006 South Ave. West in Westfield this weekend.

At Code Ninjas, kids can learn by designing their own video games, as well as through STEM activities.

“We’re not trying to make every child a programmer,” said Protima Pandey, who owns the franchise with her ...

Will Westfield’s Kehler Stadium Redo Sidetrack Spring Sports?

WESTFIELD, NJ – A $3.03 million renovation to Kehler Stadium has been moved up by one month to accommodate concern raised by track teams, who will have to practice elsewhere during the stadium’s overhaul.

The Board of Education on Tuesday amended its contract with Your Way Construction Inc., of Irvington. The company will replace the running track, resurface the turf field and ...

Swastika at Westfield School During ‘Week of Respect’ Prompts Call For Action

WESTFIELD, NJ – Officials defended the school district’s response to the second swastika found at an elementary school within two years as parents argued on Tuesday that the district’s response was not enough.

At the school board meeting, residents asked why the district was not more transparent in its communications about the incident in which an elementary school ...


Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting: Oct. 30, 2018

November 1, 2018

Board President Gretchan Ohlig opened the meeting with a moment of silence for the victims of the weekend shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.


On Sunday, I was among the hundreds who attended the vigil at Temple Emanu-El, along with members of the Board of Education and some of our administrators and staff.  It was a powerful show of ...


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Holy Trinity School Wins First Place Title in Scholastic Olympics

November 12, 2018

Holy Trinity eighth graders competed and won first place in the 47th Annual Scholastic Olympics held at Roselle Catholic High School. This brings Holy Trinity to a total of 13 first place wins in recent years. A team of 17 students from Holy Trinity beat out 200 other students from 14 area schools.

Subject area winners were: 

English: 1st Charlotte Gray; 2nd Evan Lee
History: ...