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FHS Students Take Top Prizes In AT&T Student Innovation Competition

FHS Students Take Top Prizes In AT&T Student Innovation Competition

Ideas for devices that check surgically implanted mechanisms and provide a way to find lost items took the top two prizes in the fourth annual AT&T Student Innovation Competition. The ideas were created by Franklin High School senior Ajita Singh, who thought up the medical device, and junior Tom Kowalsky, who devised the search device. Singh, […]

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Rutgers Prep 3rd Graders Create Piece Of Jersey Shore

Rutgers Prep 3rd Graders Create Piece Of Jersey Shore

Rutgers Preparatory School students brought a little bit of the New Jersey shore into school March 11 with the opening of the 3rd Graders’ Argo Arcade. The “arcade” consists of a number of games designed and built by the students, arranged along a cardboard “boardwalk.” The project is the kickoff to the school’s RPS Innovation […]

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Township Residents To Strut Their Stuff In Immaculata Fashion Show

Township Residents To Strut Their Stuff In Immaculata Fashion Show

Eight township residents will hit the runway in the Immaculata High School Fashion Show and Luncheon set for 11 a.m. April 6 at the Doubletree Hotel on Davidson Avenue. Run by the school’s Spartan Club as a fundraiser for the school’s technology upgrades, the fashion show will feature formal, casual and active wear selections from […]

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FR&A Slide Show: MacAfee Road School Students Present ‘Living Museum’ For Black History, Women’s History Months

FR&A Slide Show: MacAfee Road School Students Present ‘Living Museum’ For Black History, Women’s History Months

Students at MacAfee Road School on Feb. 28 celebrated Black History and Women’s History month with a “Living Museum” program. During the half-hour presentation, students in the Kindergarten to 4th Grade school portrayed luminaries raging from Ameila Earhart to Boker T. Washington. The students dressed as their characters, then recited facts about their lives. Getting […]

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Winter Weather Forces District To Extend School Year By Three Days

Winter Weather Forces District To Extend School Year By Three Days

Thanks to all the recent snow days, the last day of school for the district is now June 27. The Board of Education voted to extend the school year by three days at the Feb. 20 meeting. The district has used 10 snow days – except for Elizabeth Avenue School, which has used 11 – […]

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Dignitaries Tour Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

Dignitaries Tour Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

A number of local and state dignitaries visited the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School, Cortelyous Lane, on Feb. 11. Among the visitors were Aaron Ford, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark office, Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, Mayor Brian Levine and Township Council members Rozalyn Sherman, Carl R.A. Wright, Ted Chase and James […]

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Franklin High School Business Psych Class Learns The Value Of Philanthropy

Franklin High School Business Psych Class Learns The Value Of Philanthropy

More than $4,400 in grants was awarded to three local charities Jan. 31 by students in a Franklin High School business psychology class. The students took part in a 10-week program run by Main Street Philanthropy, an organization comprised of financial planners which is dedicated to teaching students the value of philanthropic investing. Mendham resident […]

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Photo Gallery: Snow No Deterrent To St. Matthias Open House

Photo Gallery: Snow No Deterrent To St. Matthias Open House

About 100 people braved the snow the afternoon of Jan. 25 to attend the yearly open house for prospective students at St. Matthias School in Somerset. The school’s principal, Sr. Jean Laurich, said she was “nervous” when she heard the weather report for the day. “But everyone I’ve talked to so far thanked me for […]

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Franklin High School Cheerleaders Looking For Help To Get To Florida Championships

Franklin High School Cheerleaders Looking For Help To Get To Florida Championships

UPDATE: The cheerleaders’ fundraiser at Appleby’s has been changed to 8-10 a.m. Feb. 2. The Franklin High School cheerleaders won’t be getting any official help from the Board of Education in their effort to raise money to attend a national championship in Florida next month. The squad needs to raise about $12,000 in two weeks. […]

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Franklin Park Students Use Art To Bring Cheer To Hospitalized Children

Franklin Park Students Use Art To Bring Cheer To Hospitalized Children

Andre Hughes’ task was to draw a superhero that would bring inspiration to a hospitalized child. His choice? Max Steel. Why? “Because he’s the only superhero that really gives kids hope,” Hughes said. The Franklin Park School 4th grader was one of 50 who gathered in the school’s cafeteria Jan. 23 to begin a five-month […]

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