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MacAfee Road School Goes Up, Up And Away With Science Fair Spectacular

MacAfee Road School Goes Up, Up And Away With Science Fair Spectacular

The third annual Science Fair Spectacular kicked off June 7 at MacAfee Road Elementary School with the theme of “Up, Up and Away.” Highlighting the fair was a hot air balloon set up behind the school. As in the past, students during the day attended workshops about various aspects of science – ranging from the […]

FR&A Photo Gallery: Bill Grippo Retirement Roast

FR&A Photo Gallery: Bill Grippo Retirement Roast

Nearly 400 people came out to The Marigold on Hamilton Street May 30 to honor a man who, over the past four decades, has left an indelible mark on the township. In the process, they raised money for a new arts scholarship. Bill Grippo, MacAfee Road School’s principal, has worn many hats over the last […]

Franklin High School Amnesty International Club Raises Money For Syrian Refugees

Franklin High School Amnesty International Club Raises Money For Syrian Refugees

Students in the Franklin High School Amnesty International Club on May 23 held a fundraiser for a local Syrian family that recently relocated to New Jersey. The family includes two high school-aged children, with the mother pregnant, organizers said. The club raised money through its annual dinner with an eye toward buying the family a […]

Innovative Program Helps FHS Special Needs Students Transition Out Of High School

Innovative Program Helps FHS Special Needs Students Transition Out Of High School

The Franklin High School library was the setting May 14 for a year-end presentation of an innovative, yet not new, program aimed at special needs students. Funded by the state Department of Education’s Office of Special Education, the Person Centered Approaches in School and Transition (PCAST) is a project of Rutgers University  – The Boggs […]

Franklin High School Winter Guard Completes Inaugural Competition Season

Franklin High School Winter Guard Completes Inaugural Competition Season

Submitted by Pam Attanasio. Most people are familiar with the Franklin High School Color Guard, part of the award-winning Franklin High School Warrior Marching Band, that performs at football games and competitions in the fall. You are probably not familiar, though, with the Franklin High School Winter Guard, an indoor color guard that performs to […]

Warriors On The Move In Academia And The Military

Warriors On The Move In Academia And The Military

Thomas Vanderbeek, a University of Richmond received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant. He will assist in teaching English in a German school in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. Vanderbeek will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and German Studies. During his time at UR, he studied abroad in Freiburg im […]

Elizabeth Avenue School Referendum Work Celebrated With Ribbon Cutting

Elizabeth Avenue School Referendum Work Celebrated With Ribbon Cutting

In what may be the last such ceremony, the end of renovation and new construction work at Elizabeth Avenue School was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 8. School principal John Haney and school’s Superintendent John Ravally led the celebration, thanking Board of Education members old and current, staff, teachers, parents and students for the […]

Central Jersey College Prep Displays Student Art Work

Central Jersey College Prep Displays Student Art Work

More than 500 pieces of art were displayed May 3 at the annual Central Jersey College Prep Upper School Art Show. The pieces were done by the school’s middle and high school students. Most of the art on display was done in pastels, watercolors, pencils and charcoal, said Melissa Gibbs, the school’s art teacher. There […]

Parents Get Sneak Peek At Franklin High School’s New ‘Health Care Professions Academy’

Parents Get Sneak Peek At Franklin High School’s New ‘Health Care Professions Academy’

Students who enroll in the inaugural year of Franklin High School’s new Health Professions Academy will take a minimum of 10 college credits with them when they graduate in 2023, a group of parents was told on April 17. And while those 10 credits – which eventually could expand to more than 30 – will […]

Central Jersey College Prep 4th Graders Learn About Saving Energy

Central Jersey College Prep 4th Graders Learn About Saving Energy

Fourth graders at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School on April 16 learned different ways they could help save energy. The assembly on sustainability was presented by members of a team from Legrand, a worldwide manufacturer of electrical components which has offices in the township. The team came in at the invitation of the school’s […]