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School Board Accepts Adams Resignation, Stays Mum On Why Agenda Changed In Closed Session

School Board Accepts Adams Resignation, Stays Mum On Why Agenda Changed In Closed Session

The Board of Education May 12 accepted the Franklin Middle School principal’s resignation, but decided in closed session to change the special meeting’s agenda and not appoint an acting principal for the school. The board did not announce that the agenda had been changed before voting on it, and afterword members and a district administrator […]

Franklin Middle School Principal Resigns; District Releases Few Details

Franklin Middle School Principal Resigns; District Releases Few Details

Franklin Middle School principal RaShwan Adams resigned May 11. RaShawn’s resignation was confirmed in a brief email statement sent by school district spokeswoman Mary Clark. “Earlier today, Dr. RaShawn Adams submitted his resignation as the Principal of Franklin Middle School,” Clark wrote. “Until such time as the Board of Education appoints an Acting Principal, our […]

Cedar Hill Prep Students Score Big In National Spanish Examinations

Cedar Hill Prep Students Score Big In National Spanish Examinations

More than a dozen middle school world language students at Cedar Hill Preparatory School earned medals in the 2015 National Spanish Examinations. In total, 16 students won medals in the online test of Spanish skills: four gold, 10 silver and two bronze. Another 20 students won honorable mentions. The National Spanish Examinations are “online, standardized […]

Seitz: Quick Action By Middle School Staff Saves Life Of 7th Grader

Seitz: Quick Action By Middle School Staff Saves Life Of 7th Grader

Quick response by staff at Franklin Middle School May 5 likely saved the life of a 7th grade student who collapsed, interim schools Superintendent Lee Seitz said. Speaking at the May 7 Board of Education meeting, Seitz said the student – who was not identified – collapsed during his gym class. Seeing that the student […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: Busy Night At Township Schools

FR&A Photo Gallery: Busy Night At Township Schools

A dance recital, two fundraisers and a social event were among the “happenings” April 24 in township schools. MacAfee Road School’s administration and staff staged a “pasta night” to help raise money for a new playground. The event was attended by more than 200 people, and generated about $6,000, according to school principal Bill Grippo. […]

New Foundation To Administer MLK Scholarship Program

New Foundation To Administer MLK Scholarship Program

A foundation has been formed to administer the annual Martin Luther King Community Breakfast and scholarship fund. Previously run through the Board of Education, the 18-year-old scholarship fund has awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships to Franklin high school graduating seniors. Called The Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation, the group’s Board of […]

FHS Players Put Final Touches On ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

FHS Players Put Final Touches On ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

The FR&A dropped in on the Franklin High School players’ dress rehearsal of “Jekyll & Hyde,” the award-winning Broadway musical based on a book by Robert Louis Stevenson. The show is about a doctor who brings out the dark side of himself through conducting experiments with chemicals. As part of the “Children Helping Children to […]

Report: PARCC Test Creator, State DOE Monitoring Social Media For Student Posts (Updated)

Report: PARCC Test Creator, State DOE Monitoring Social Media For Student Posts (Updated)

(Updates at end of story). Social media is being monitored by the company that created the PARCC test, in an apparent effort to stop students from posting about the tests, according to a published report. According to that report, at least three Watchung Hills Regional High School students were found to have posted about the test […]

Franklin Middle Schooler Wins State, National Awards In SIFMA Stock Market Game

Franklin Middle Schooler Wins State, National Awards In SIFMA Stock Market Game

Arnav Tolat got a pretty big surprise March 4 when he walked into the Franklin Middle School library. Waiting for the 8th Grader were a number of his classmates, teachers and school and district administrators,  all of whom gathered to congratulate Tolat on wining two major awards in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s […]

Professional Wrestlers – Including FHS Graduate – To Converge On FHS For Charity Fundraiser

Professional Wrestlers – Including FHS Graduate – To Converge On FHS For Charity Fundraiser

Tickets are on sale now for a charity fundraiser presented by the Independent Wrestling Federation, set for 7:30 p.m. May 1 at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave., and which stars an FHS graduate. The fundraiser will benefit the FHS freshmen class and the DeSarno Family Fund. Called the “IWF Loud and Proud Extravaganza,” the […]