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Mixed Emotions As District Students Begin School Year

Mixed Emotions As District Students Begin School Year

There wasn’t  a lot of crying on the first day of school at MacAfee Road School, but that doesn’t mean emotions weren’t running high. “I’m holding back the tears,” Brittany McGuire said, after she left her son, Xavier, for his first day of Kindergarten. Sept. 4 was the first day of the 2014-2015 school year […]

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Students Start School Year With Supplies Donated By Zakee Bowser Foundation

Students Start School Year With Supplies Donated By Zakee Bowser Foundation

A number of school children in the township and surrounding area will start this school year with supplies donated by a local foundation. Gina Bowser, founder of the Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation, late last month held her annual giveaway of backpacks and school supplies at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Route 27. The […]

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FHS Model U.N. Club Looks For Continued Success In 2014-15

FHS Model U.N. Club Looks For Continued Success In 2014-15

It’s not just Warrior athletes who go home with trophies. Members of Franklin High School’s varied academic competition teams did well during the 2013-2014 school year, mostly without the publicity and accolades afforded champions of sport. One such organization is the Model United Nations club. High school teacher Louis Guglielmo is preparing to start his 20th […]

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FR&A Video: Franklin High School Coaches, Administrators Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

FR&A Video: Franklin High School Coaches, Administrators Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  Franklin High School’s fall sports coaches and some school administrators got drenched by their students Aug. 21 for a good cause. The students and staff took part in an ALS “ice bucket challenge” called by outgoing Athletic Director Kim Kenny, in honor of her mother. As is the custom with these events, Kenny also […]

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‘Books In The Park’ Mobile Lending Library Brings Books To Community

‘Books In The Park’ Mobile Lending Library Brings Books To Community

A 12-year-old program that brings a mobile “lending library” to school children during the summer is in full swing in the township. Called “Books in the Park,” the program targets summer recreation programs and the township’s rental communities. Several district teachers and a handful of Franklin High School students help children “take out” books and […]

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Township Student Selected For National Leadership Program

Township Student Selected For National Leadership Program

A Franklin High School student will join 49 other students from around the country in a leadership camp hosted by Gen. Tommy Franks (Ret.). Kishan Patel, 17, an incoming senior, was chosen to participate in the “Four Star Leadership Program” for his “demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding character,” according to a press release. The camp […]

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FR&A Pictorial: Franklin High School Class Of 2014 Graduation At Sun Bank Center

FR&A Pictorial: Franklin High School Class Of 2014 Graduation At Sun Bank Center

TRENTON – More than 500 Franklin High School seniors were challenged to “keep learning” and “change the world around you” at the 2014 graduation ceremony held June 17 at Sun Bank National Center here. In addition to addresses from class officers, Salutatorian Jay Prekh, Valedictorian Pratik Chheda and school and district administrators, the 2 1/2-hour […]

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UPDATED: MacAfee School Principal Keeps Promise To Students To Sleep On School’s Roof

UPDATED: MacAfee School Principal Keeps Promise To Students To Sleep On School’s Roof

UPDATE: MacAfee Road School principal Bill Grippo said he felt fine after spending the night of June 17 on the school’s roof. “It was very cool, and there weren’t any bugs,” he said the next morning, as students filed off buses below his perch. “I borrowed a futon from one of the teachers, and that […]

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Updated: Franklin Middle School Team Competes In ‘Odyssey Of The Mind’ World Championship

Updated: Franklin Middle School Team Competes In ‘Odyssey Of The Mind’ World Championship

UPDATE: The Franklin Middle School team placed 17th of the 50 teams competing.   By Emily Russoniello Special to the FR&A In the basement of the Hillsborough Reformed Church, six local students in grades 5 through 8 are dressing up as dairy products.  It’s not a taping of the next “got milk?” commercial, although that phrase will […]

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School Board Honors Teachers Of The Year, Harmony Day Award Winners

School Board Honors Teachers Of The Year, Harmony Day Award Winners

Sampson G. Smith’s Rhonda Stewart was honored as that school’s and the district’s teacher of the year at the May 22 Board of Education meeting. Stewart, an English teacher, was one of nine teachers so honored. Eileen Brett, Sampson’s principal, called Stewart “an amazing educator who really cares and inspires her colleagues.” “Her students quickly know […]

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