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Township Teachers Among Those Honored By Local Radio Station

Township Teachers Among Those Honored By Local Radio Station

Six township teachers and one private school teacher have been honored so far this year by local radio station WMGQ in its “Teachers Who Make Magic” promotion. The station, based in Franklin, picks winners on a weekly basis based on nominations submitted on their behalf. Winners receive tickets to an awards ceremony, set for April […]

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Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Receives 1,575 Applications, Sets Lottery Date

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Receives 1,575 Applications, Sets Lottery Date

Submitted by Asli Cebe. Thousands of families applied for enrollment for the 2018-19 school year at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School. Families attended open houses to receive more information and meet with CJCP staff. The open houses were hosted on different days and times of the week in an effort to accommodate the varying working […]

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MacAfee Road School Holds ‘Olympic Day Of Play’

MacAfee Road School Holds ‘Olympic Day Of Play’

Submitted by MacAfee Road School Staff. MacAfee Road Elementary School enjoyed its first annual Olympic Day of Play inspiring students to bring the gift of play back into their lives in an effort to celebrate the winter Olympic Games. As youngsters growing up in a time of turmoil, the joy of play is essential to […]

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Elizabeth Avenue School Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday With Readings

Elizabeth Avenue School Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday With Readings

Elizabeth Avenue School teachers and students capped off “Read Across America Week” March 2 with an assembly that featured staff performances. Read Across America is an annual celebration of the birthday of children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The week’s events were organized by school literacy coach Suzanne Oliver and Jennifer […]

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MacAfee Students’ Message To Florida High Schoolers: You’re Going To Be OK

MacAfee Students’ Message To Florida High Schoolers: You’re Going To Be OK

Students at MacAfee Road School have a message for Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas high schoolers: We’re sorry, and you will be OK. The elementary school students are writing letters to their older counterparts in the Parkland, Fl., high school, the scene of the Valentine’s Day shooting which left 17 students and faculty dead and 15 […]

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Township Residents Speak Out On Giving Teachers Guns, Overall Safety

Township Residents Speak Out On Giving Teachers Guns, Overall Safety

Editor’s Note: In light of the vigorous discussion about guns in schools and school safety in general following the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school, we became curious about the opinions of township residents – especially high school students – about those topics. We sent Arnav Tolat, our chief Franklin High School […]

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FR&A Video: Pillar College Hosts First Open House

FR&A Video: Pillar College Hosts First Open House

Pillar College welcomed the community on Feb. 23 in its first open house. About 60 people visited the evangelical college, located on Apgar Road, during the event. There were a number of different events planned throughout the day, said Amy Huber, Pillar’s vice president of student engagement. “We had stations where visitors could learn about […]

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Township Schools, FTPD Start ‘School Security Initiative’

Township Schools, FTPD Start ‘School Security Initiative’

Additional Franklin Township Police Officers have been deployed to the district’s elementary schools as part of a new “School Security Initiative” announced on Feb. 22. The program is effective now, said FTPD spokesman Phil Rizzo. The joint announcement came from FTPD Chief Richard Grammar and schools Superintendent John Ravally. The program will not only provide […]

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Franklin High School’s First TEDx Event Explores ‘Innovation Within’

Franklin High School’s First TEDx Event Explores ‘Innovation Within’

By PJ Parker. “Innovation Within” was the theme of Franklin High School’s inaugural TEDx event held Feb. 17. Based on the TED Talk concept, the event was organized by Franklin High School Future Business Leaders of America and Model UN student leaders Arnav Tolat and Sneh Patel, and their team. TED Talk, a media organization […]

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‘Disturbing Images’ In Middle School Students’ Edited Video Prompt District, Police Action

‘Disturbing Images’ In Middle School Students’ Edited Video Prompt District, Police Action

Two Franklin Middle School students face school disciplinary action after they modified a school-assigned video to include what district officials regarded as “disturbing images.” District spokeswoman Mary Clark said the students used some video footage created during a school assignment to create a new video, an action which schools Superintendent John Ravally labeled as “poor […]

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