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Township Schools Have Their Night At TD Bank Ballpark

Township Schools Have Their Night At TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER – June 23 at TD Bank Ballpark was all about Franklin Township schools. It was the annual Franklin Schools Night, and township students, teachers and staff showed their pride. Representatives from various township schools were able to parade around the ball park’s perimeter prior to the Somerset Patriots’ game. Later, a combined choir from […]

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Warriors On The (Academic) Move

Warriors On The (Academic) Move

Wheaton College student Aaron Policastro of Franklin Park recently performed in the 2018 Commencement Celebration Concert. Policastro played double bass with the Symphony Orchestra. Heather Attanasio of Somerset has been named to the President’s List at West Virginia University for the Spring 2018 semester. Attanasio just completed her freshman year and is majoring in Nursing. […]

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Photo Gallery: Central Jersey College Prep Graduates Told To ‘Reach For The Stars’

Photo Gallery: Central Jersey College Prep Graduates Told To ‘Reach For The Stars’

EWING – Graduating seniors of Central Jersey College Prep Charter School were told that they can “do anything, you can be anything, you can accomplish anything” at the school’s commencement held June 23 at The College of New Jersey. The words of encouragement came from their keynote speaker, township resident Randall Pinkett. In addition to […]

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MacAfee Road School Principal Gets ‘Pied’ By Super Readers

MacAfee Road School Principal Gets ‘Pied’ By Super Readers

A group of MacAfee Road School students on  June 22 were awarded a prize they’d worked for the entire school year: they got to throw a pie in their principal’s face. Some even got to throw more than one. It was all part of the school’s Grow a Garden of Readers program, which incentivizes students […]

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FHS Students Strut Their Stuff At 2018 Prom

FHS Students Strut Their Stuff At 2018 Prom

It was all glam and style on June 22 at the annual Franklin High School senior prom, held at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. Students – and some alumni – mingled in the expansive hallway outside the ballroom during the cocktail hour, during which they had their official prom pictures taken, and waitstaff circulated […]

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TEECS Students Cut A Rug At First End-Of-Year Dance

TEECS Students Cut A Rug At First End-Of-Year Dance

More than 70 students at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School participated in a first on June 15: an end-of-the-year dance. The party was held at Somerset Fire and Rescue Co. No. 1 on Hollywood Avenue, and was complete with food, a DJ and photo booth. The evening was split into two segments, with students in […]

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MacAfee Road School Celebrates Flag Day With Songs, Bagpipes And Lots Of Flags

MacAfee Road School Celebrates Flag Day With Songs, Bagpipes And Lots Of Flags

MacAfee Road School students held their annual Flag Day ceremony June 14, but this year there was a new element added: a bagpipes and drum duo. The duo was brought by the Franklin Township Police Department, whose Honor Guard helped raise the flag at the ceremony’s start. Principal Bill Grippo had a surprise of his […]

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Hundreds Attend First ‘Ties And Tiaras’ Dance At Franklin Park School

Hundreds Attend First ‘Ties And Tiaras’ Dance At Franklin Park School

The Franklin Park School cafetorium was transformed into a ballroom June 14 for the inaugural “Ties & Tiaras” father-daughter dance. More than 200 girls and their fathers or special man in their lives attended the event, hosted by the Franklin Park School PTO. “It’s going to be a good night,” PTO president Montese Anderson said […]

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District Bilingual, ESL Programs Honored By State DOE

District Bilingual, ESL Programs Honored By State DOE

The township school district’s bilingual and English as a Second Language education programs were recently honored by the state Department of Education. Named as a “model of best practice” were the bilingual program in Grades K-4 and the ESL program in Grades K-4 and at Franklin High School, according to a press release from the […]

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NASA Astronaut Visits TEECS For Science Fair

NASA Astronaut Visits TEECS For Science Fair

Students at the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School had a special guest at its June 13 Science Fair: a U.S. astronaut. Gregory Linteris, who served as a payload specialist on two NASA space shuttle missions in 1997, visited the school and talked about his experiences being an astronaut, as well as his academic accomplishments. Linteris […]

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