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TEECS Holds Annual Lottery For 2019-2020 School Year

TEECS Holds Annual Lottery For 2019-2020 School Year

More than 1,000 applicants vied for 26 open spots in the annual lottery held Feb. 2 by Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School. The 26 slots are in the school’s Kindergarten, said Oguz Yildiz, the school’s Lead Person. TEECS currently has 510 students, Yildiz said. The class breakdown is 50 students in each grade from Kindergarten […]

Warriors On The Academic Move

Warriors On The Academic Move

Alyssa Kowalsky of Somerset, a Hospitality Resort and Tourism Management Pre-Major major was one of more than 2,400 students at Coastal Carolina University who were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. Amanda Lake of Somerset was honored for academic achievement by being named to the Dean’s List at Delaware Valley University […]

At Central Jersey College Prep, Demand Far Outweighs Supply

At Central Jersey College Prep, Demand Far Outweighs Supply

Applications for admission to Central Jersey College Prep Charter School once again far outnumber the available open slots, a school official said. As of the end of January, the school has received about 1,300 applications, said Namik Sercan, the school’s chief educational officer. That’s as compared to the 1,600 it received by the end of […]

Franklin Park School Holds Annual ‘Family Math Night’

Franklin Park School Holds Annual ‘Family Math Night’

More than 100 Franklin Park School students and parents gathered at the school the evening of Jan. 24 for the school’s annual Family Math Night. The night is “an opportunity for the families to come and enjoy math with their kids and really get to see how the children learn math in school,” said school […]

State Attorney General Headlines ‘Stand Up For The Other’ Program At Rutgers Prep

State Attorney General Headlines ‘Stand Up For The Other’ Program At Rutgers Prep

Hundreds of Rutgers Preparatory School students, faculty and administrators on Jan. 16 took a pledge to “Stand up for the Other’ after attending a program on racism and hatred keynoted by state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. The program was attended by RPS middle and upper schools’ students. The pledge, created by New Jersey Interfaith Advisory […]

Rutgers Prep School Students Celebrate Diwali

Rutgers Prep School Students Celebrate Diwali

More than 90 students at Rutgers Preparatory School participated in the annual Diwali celebration on Nov. 18. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals and is celebrated in the Autumn. The students, representing all three school levels, created and performed dances and spoken-word presentations, as well […]

Central Jersey College Prep Hosts Regional Robotics Competition

Central Jersey College Prep Hosts Regional Robotics Competition

Robotics teams from around the region gathered Nov. 17 at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School to earn a berth in the state championship round of the FIRST Lego League competition. The international competition is sponsored by FIRST, a Manchester, N.H.-based organization dedicated to inspire and encourage young people’s participation in science, and the Lego […]

Army National Guard Flies In For Visit To Franklin High School

Army National Guard Flies In For Visit To Franklin High School

Members of the New Jersey National Guard dropped in on Franklin High School students on Nov. 14. Literally. The soldiers arrived in a Blackhawk helicopter, landing it on the auxiliary football practice field, next to the school. The occasion for the visit was “Military Opportunities Day,” said Heather Danberry, the high school counseling department’s military […]

Franklin Park School ‘Safety Patrol’ Formally Sworn In

Franklin Park School ‘Safety Patrol’ Formally Sworn In

More than two dozen Franklin Park School 5th Graders were formally sworn in as members of the school’s Safety Patrol at  the Nov. 13 school PTO meeting. The 29 students each received a special badge and green Safety Patrol belt. Helping out with the ceremony were Sgt. Sean Hebbon and Officer Dawn Flanders from the […]

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held For Claremont Elementary School

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held For Claremont Elementary School

It’s been open since Sept. 20, but the Claremont Elementary School was officially opened Nov. 1 with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school is the newest building on the district’s roster, having been the centerpiece project in an $84 million facilities referendum in 2014 that also resulted in the realignment of the district. “This has […]