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FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Park School Dance Troupe Has Audience Dancing

FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Park School Dance Troupe Has Audience Dancing

They’re only in the 3rd and 4th grades, but one could tell by the looks on their faces April 3 that members of the Franklin Park School dance troupe love their art. The dancers gave a year-end performance before their fellow students and faculty at the school, followed by an encore in which school principal […]

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FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Park School Literacy Night

FR&A Photo Gallery: Franklin Park School Literacy Night

Activities designed to bolster reading and writing skills were offered to Franklin Park School students at the school’s annual Family Literacy Night April 1. The Pre-K to 4th Grade students spent about a half-hour in each of three activities during the night which tested their skills in in things such as creating stories on-the-fly to […]

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Rep. Holt Presents New U.S. Flag To Franklin Middle School

Rep. Holt Presents New U.S. Flag To Franklin Middle School

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) stopped by the Franklin Middle School March 31 bearing a gift. Holt presented the school with a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. He said a staffer last year noticed that the school’s flag “looked a little tattered,” so he requested that one be flown over the […]

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FHS Students Take Top Prizes In AT&T Student Innovation Competition

FHS Students Take Top Prizes In AT&T Student Innovation Competition

Ideas for devices that check surgically implanted mechanisms and provide a way to find lost items took the top two prizes in the fourth annual AT&T Student Innovation Competition. The ideas were created by Franklin High School senior Ajita Singh, who thought up the medical device, and junior Tom Kowalsky, who devised the search device. Singh, […]

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Rutgers Prep 3rd Graders Create Piece Of Jersey Shore

Rutgers Prep 3rd Graders Create Piece Of Jersey Shore

Rutgers Preparatory School students brought a little bit of the New Jersey shore into school March 11 with the opening of the 3rd Graders’ Argo Arcade. The “arcade” consists of a number of games designed and built by the students, arranged along a cardboard “boardwalk.” The project is the kickoff to the school’s RPS Innovation […]

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Township Residents To Strut Their Stuff In Immaculata Fashion Show

Township Residents To Strut Their Stuff In Immaculata Fashion Show

Eight township residents will hit the runway in the Immaculata High School Fashion Show and Luncheon set for 11 a.m. April 6 at the Doubletree Hotel on Davidson Avenue. Run by the school’s Spartan Club as a fundraiser for the school’s technology upgrades, the fashion show will feature formal, casual and active wear selections from […]

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FR&A Slide Show: MacAfee Road School Students Present ‘Living Museum’ For Black History, Women’s History Months

FR&A Slide Show: MacAfee Road School Students Present ‘Living Museum’ For Black History, Women’s History Months

Students at MacAfee Road School on Feb. 28 celebrated Black History and Women’s History month with a “Living Museum” program. During the half-hour presentation, students in the Kindergarten to 4th Grade school portrayed luminaries raging from Ameila Earhart to Boker T. Washington. The students dressed as their characters, then recited facts about their lives. Getting […]

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Winter Weather Forces District To Extend School Year By Three Days

Winter Weather Forces District To Extend School Year By Three Days

Thanks to all the recent snow days, the last day of school for the district is now June 27. The Board of Education voted to extend the school year by three days at the Feb. 20 meeting. The district has used 10 snow days – except for Elizabeth Avenue School, which has used 11 – […]

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Dignitaries Tour Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

Dignitaries Tour Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

A number of local and state dignitaries visited the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School, Cortelyous Lane, on Feb. 11. Among the visitors were Aaron Ford, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark office, Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, Mayor Brian Levine and Township Council members Rozalyn Sherman, Carl R.A. Wright, Ted Chase and James […]

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Franklin High School Business Psych Class Learns The Value Of Philanthropy

Franklin High School Business Psych Class Learns The Value Of Philanthropy

More than $4,400 in grants was awarded to three local charities Jan. 31 by students in a Franklin High School business psychology class. The students took part in a 10-week program run by Main Street Philanthropy, an organization comprised of financial planners which is dedicated to teaching students the value of philanthropic investing. Mendham resident […]

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