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Franklin High School Readies ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’

Franklin High School Readies ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’

The rock comedy-horror “Little Shop of Horrors” is the fall offering from Franklin High School’s theater program. The show, about an alien plant with dreams of taking over the world, runs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Theater at Franklin High, 500 Elizabeth Ave. Tickets are $12 and […]

St. Matthias Third-Graders Create Veterans’ Honor Wall

  A third-grade class at St. Matthias School, John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Somerset, remembered veterans in their families with a special project. The students, in Miss Allegro’s history class, created an honor wall of names of their families’ veterans. The veterans’ names were read and photos shared during a prayer service, and veteran dolls […]

FR&A Pictorial: New Owners At Little Gems Academy Welcome Fall With Festival

FR&A Pictorial: New Owners At Little Gems Academy Welcome Fall With Festival

There were plenty of ghosts and goblins – and a few princesses – at the Fall festival open house held Oct. 31 by Little Gems Early Learning Academy on Weston Road. The pre-school was acquired by its new owner, Sujatha Alladi, in August. The school adheres to the teaching principles espoused by the Montessori system founder, […]

Grandparents Celebrated By Cedar Hill Prep Kindergarteners

Grandparents Celebrated By Cedar Hill Prep Kindergarteners

Kindergarteners at Cedar Hill Preparatory School on Cedar Grove Lane celebrated their grandparents Sept. 30 with songs, poems and food. The annual “Grandparents’ Day” is held at the end of September to “show the grandparents how much we love and respect them,” said Ruth Sulitzer, a Kindergarten teacher and the school’s admissions director. After singing two […]

FR&A Video: ‘Dancing Scientist’ Entertains, Teaches At Cedar Hill

FR&A Video: ‘Dancing Scientist’ Entertains, Teaches At Cedar Hill

  What do you get when you combine a biochemistry Ph.D. candidate with some hip hop dance moves and an explosion or two? You get Jeffrey Vonkur, also known as “The Dancing Scientist.” Vinokur, a Montvale native, brought his 45-minute science and dance show to Cedar Hill Preparatory School on Cedar Grove Road Sept. 22. […]

FR&A Pictorial: Franklin Park School Welcomes New Year With Ice Cream

FR&A Pictorial: Franklin Park School Welcomes New Year With Ice Cream

The Franklin Park School PTO held its annual back-to-school ice cream social on Sept. 19. PTO co-president Kimberly Stephens said the social is a way to greet new students and welcome back returning students. The PTO supplied the ice cream, parents were free to bring other food, she said. “They come with chairs and they […]

FR&A Pictorial: Cedar Hill Prep Hosts Summer Picnic

FR&A Pictorial: Cedar Hill Prep Hosts Summer Picnic

Students, parents and staff at Cedar Hill Prep School on Cedar Grove Lane held their annual summer picnic on Sept. 6. Among the offerings were music, food and games for the children. Photos are courtesy of Cedar Hill Prep School.    

The Center School Cuts Ribbon At New Facility

The Center School Cuts Ribbon At New Facility

The Center School, a private school for learning-disabled students, formally opened its new facility Sept. 10 at 2 Riverview Dr. The school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Brian Levine, state Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17) and representatives from the Somerset County Business partnership and the Tri-County Chamber. Founded in 1971, the school operated out […]

Mayor Levine, School District Administrators Take ALS Bucket Challenge

Mayor Levine, School District Administrators Take ALS Bucket Challenge

From left, Orvyl Wilson, the school district’s director of school management, Mayor Brian Levine and interim schools Superintendent Dr. Lee Seitz take the ALS ice bucket challenge during halftime of the Sept. 12 football game against Hillsborough. Kim Kenny, the district athletics director, challenged the mayor earlier this summer. Kenny and other athletics department members […]

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 […]