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FHS Homecoming 2017: Meet The King And Queen Finalists

FHS Homecoming 2017: Meet The King And Queen Finalists

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate brought our live-stream camera to the Franklin High School Homecoming football game Nov. 3, where we caught up with the four Homecoming King and Queen finalists. Also announced at the game’s halftime were the Junior Homecoming Prince and Princess. The winners were to be announced at the Nov. 4 Homecoming […]

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Second SGS Ribbon Cutting Celebrates End Of Renovations

Second SGS Ribbon Cutting Celebrates End Of Renovations

A blue ribbon celebrating the end of a construction project was cut for the second time in two days Nov. 2 at Sampson G. Smith School. This time, the celebration was for the completion of multi-million dollar construction to the school, including renovations to three science labs, creation of a second gym, locker room renovations […]

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Video: Crowds Turn Out For 2nd Annual FHS Homecoming Bonfire

Video: Crowds Turn Out For 2nd Annual FHS Homecoming Bonfire

Warrior Pride was in full effect Nov. 2 at the second annual Franklin High School Homecoming Bonfire. The unseasonably warm weather amplified the heat thrown off the tower of hay and wooden pallets set afire in a fenced-off field next to the football stadium. The evening began with a congratulatory dinner in the high school […]

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New Sampson G. Smith School Cafeteria Unveiled To Cheers From Students

New Sampson G. Smith School Cafeteria Unveiled To Cheers From Students

Students, faculty and staff cheered Nov. 1 as a blue ribbon was cut at the entrance of the newly renovated Sampson G. Smith School’s cafeteria. The approximately $850,000 project is another step toward parity between what next school year will be the two township middle schools, a district official said. Like the Franklin Middle School […]

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Mixed Bag Of Results In School Violence And Vandalism Report

Mixed Bag Of Results In School Violence And Vandalism Report

Franklin High School experienced an increase in the number of student suspensions and the number of students pegged for policy violations in the 2016-17 school year, according to a report presented Oct. 19 to the Board of Education. Conversely, FHS experienced a sharp decrease in the number of students who skipped class, according to the […]

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Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Celebrates New Building With Grand Opening

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Celebrates New Building With Grand Opening

Faculty, staff and students at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School threw a little party for themselves Oct. 10, on the occasion of the grand opening of their new school building. The school, which for the past several years has been housed on Schoolhouse Road, has some more breathing room in its new digs at […]

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Nearly 100 Eli Lily Employees Help Spruce Up MacAfee Road School

Nearly 100 Eli Lily Employees Help Spruce Up MacAfee Road School

Nearly 100 Eli Lily employees converged on MacAfee Road School Sept. 28 on a “sprucing up” mission. It’s the third consecutive year that the group has visited the school, under the auspices of Jersey Cares and as part of the company’s “Global Day of Service.” This year, the volunteers worked on projects such as landscaping, […]

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Improvement In District Schools Is Noted By State DOE

Improvement In District Schools Is Noted By State DOE

Township education officials got a double-dose of good news about Franklin’s schools over the past several months. At the end of June, the district was told by the state Department of Education that Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School and Franklin Middle School were removed from the state’s so-called “watch list.” The schools had been designated […]

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Danielsen, PBA Donate Backpacks To Hillcrest School 3rd Graders

Danielsen, PBA Donate Backpacks To Hillcrest School 3rd Graders

Hillcrest School 3rd Graders received new backpacks and school supplies, courtesy of a local state legislator and township police. The backpacks were donated to the students Sept. 19 by staff from the office of state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) and members of Franklin Township Police PBA Local 154. Also on hand for the event were […]

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Schools Superintendent: ‘One Less Move’ Projects Are On Schedule

Schools Superintendent: ‘One Less Move’ Projects Are On Schedule

Projects conducted under the 2014 “One Less Move” referendum are coming along on schedule, the school district’s chief executive said. That includes the biggest part of the $85 million construction package, the new Claremont Road Elementary School, schools Superintendent John Ravally said at a Sept. 14 function. Ravally used the occasion of the ribbon cutting […]

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