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High School Phone Lines Down, Repairs In Sight

High School Phone Lines Down, Repairs In Sight

The Franklin High School’s telephone lines are still down, but district officials are hopeful the system will be repaired quickly. The phone lines went down Dec. 18, schools Superintendent Edward Seto said at the Dec. 19 Board of Education meeting. “As of this afternoon, new parts were being located, we hope to have the service […]








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Four Rutgers Prep Students From Somerset Among ‘Galway Junior Flute Choir’ Performing at Carnegie Hall

Four Rutgers Prep Students From Somerset Among ‘Galway Junior Flute Choir’ Performing at Carnegie Hall

Four Somerset residents are among the 11 Rutgers Preparatory School flutists accompanying acclaimed flutist James Galway Dec. 5 in a Carnegie Hall performance. The students – Teresa Heath, Jennifer Rihacek, William Rubinstein, and Arthi Vaidyanathan – and their RPS classmates are among 20 student musicians accompanying Galway on “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Hall” during […]








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Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Aids Area Charities

Students at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School, Cortelyous Lane, Somerset, held a number of charitable fundraisers over the last few weeks. The school’s “Dress-Down Week,” in which a $10 donation was made to “dress down” for one day, raised $3,290, said school principal Oguz Yildiz. The school’s Student Council is also holding a canned food […]








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School Board Moves Ahead on Referendum, Energy Saving Projects

More than $9 million worth of contracts related to the proposed school referendum and energy saving program were approved at the Nov. 21 Board of Education meeting. The board awarded a $6,958,910 contract to SSP Architectural Group, Bridgewater, for architectural design and administrative services for the ambitious referendum projects and the Energy Savings Improvement Program. […]








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Substitute Teachers Again Press for Pay Hike Restoration Already Nixed by Superintendent

Substitute Teachers Again Press for Pay Hike Restoration Already Nixed by Superintendent

About three dozen of the district’s substitute teachers showed up at the Nov. 21 Board of Education meeting to once again ask that the pay hike they were promised last year be put into effect. The teachers have been showing up regularly since September, asking the board to reverse a June decision to cut their […]








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Rutgers Prep Team Places 18th in Harvard-MIT Math Tournament

Rutgers Prep Team Places 18th in Harvard-MIT Math Tournament

A team from Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, placed 18th out of 150 teams recently in the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament held in Cambridge, Mass. The school sent 24 students to the competition. Justin Pan of Somerset earned the 32nd place in the Individual General Test Round while Kevin Gui of Highland Park and Mo Ran of […]








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Sampson G. Smith Students Collect 2,200 Pounds of Food for Food Bank

Sampson G. Smith Students Collect 2,200 Pounds of Food for Food Bank

Students at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School, Somerset, collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Franklin Township Food Bank for the Thanksgiving holiday. The food was delivered to the food bank on Nov. 19, after the total poundage from each class was tallied. Teacher’s aide Maddy Michaylin said the school collected 2,214 pounds […]








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First Marking Period Awards Given at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

First Marking Period Awards Given at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

Photo courtesy of Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School. Mayor Brian Levine was on hand recently to help the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School, Cortelyous Lane, honor its first marking period award winners. Awards went to the Student of the Marking Period and the winners of the Accelerated Reader Bookworm Contest – class winners received a […]








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School for Learning Disabled Wins Zoning Board Aproval

School for Learning Disabled Wins Zoning Board Aproval

A school for learning-disabled children will have a new home in a former office building on Riverview Drive. The Center School, currently leasing space on Old York Road in Branchburg, received Zoning Board approval at the Nov. 13 meeting to renovate the vacant three-story structure. The 6-acre site is bordered by Apgar Drive and Weston […]








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FTHS ‘Project Graduation’ Committee Wins $1,000 in Let’s Yo Texting Contest

FTHS ‘Project Graduation’ Committee Wins $1,000 in Let’s Yo Texting Contest

The Franklin Township High School Project Graduation Committee won $1,000 in a contest sponsored by Let’s Yo yogurt stores. The group received their check on Nov. 11 at the Let’s Yo on Elizabeth Avenue. The contest involved schools getting credits for purchase points earned by customers after the customers texted a school-specific code to a […]








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