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Summer Tutors Sought For County Schoolchildren

Summer Tutors Sought For County Schoolchildren

Residents who can spare a few hours a month and would like to tutor underperforming county schoolchildren are being sought by the Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services and the Somerset County Superintendent’s office. Volunteers are not required to be teachers, but they must possess knowledge in areas such as reading, math, language arts, science […]

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Thomas Edison EnergySmart 3rd Graders Win Robotics Award

Thomas Edison EnergySmart 3rd Graders Win Robotics Award

A team of 3rd Graders from the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School won a “Disaster Blaster” award at the Junior FIRST Lego League World Expo in St. Louis, Mo. The team won for its robot design to help people during a natural disaster. The league is for students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd to show […]

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The Center School Prepares For September Opening

The Center School Prepares For September Opening

A private school for the learning disabled is preparing its new home in the township for a September grand opening. The Center School last week closed on its new home at 2 Riverview Drive. The K-12 school had been operating out of a Branchburg building after its original school in Highland Park was destroyed by […]

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FR&A Pictorials: Arbor, Earth Day Observances at Pine Grove Manor, MacAfee Road schools

FR&A Pictorials: Arbor, Earth Day Observances at Pine Grove Manor, MacAfee Road schools

Students throughout the school district celebrated Arbor Day and, belatedly, Earth Day on April 25. New trees were planted and tree saplings were given away at MacAfee Road School and Pine Grove Manor School, where students also read compositions about the importance of Arbor Day and trees in general. MacAfee Road students and staff were joined […]

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Edison Charter School 3rd Graders Compete In Robotics Competition

Edison Charter School 3rd Graders Compete In Robotics Competition

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School 3rd Grade robotics team is competing through April 25 at the Junior FIRST Lego League World Expo. The league is for students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd to show off their talents in building a Lego creation that moves. The TEECS tea will represent New Jersey at the Expo, which […]

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‘High School Heroes’ Teach Financial Literacy To Hillcrest School Students

‘High School Heroes’ Teach Financial Literacy To Hillcrest School Students

Hillcrest School students got a reprieve from their regular curriculum April 9 to spend the day learning about financial literacy. The lessons were provided by Franklin High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Club and members of Rutgers University’s Phi Beta Lambda organization, under the auspices of the Junior Achievement program. “This is the first […]

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Township Resident Wins National Scholarship

Township Resident Wins National Scholarship

Obianuju A. Enworom, a senior at Mt. St. Mary’s Academy in Watchung, is one of 700 students nationwide to win a National Achievement Scholarship. Enworom, whose probable field of study is law, was awarded $2,500 by the program, which is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Enworom was part of the 2013 Mt. St. […]

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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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