Thursday, May 23, 2013
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's prom is this week! Share your prom prep photos and prom pics with Patch readers.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory! Strike your best prom pose and upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "upload pics and clips."
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Union County fell from number 8 in the state to 9, though the news isn't all bad.
Union County's overall position dropped in the most recent New Jersey Kids County rankings, falling one spot among the state's 21 counties from eighth place last year to ninth. But data from the annual survey, which was accumulated by Advocates for Children of New Jersey and measures progress in improving the lives of children in 13 critical areas, found that despite some issues the news isn't all bad for Union County's school-aged children. Union County's one-spot slip is likely the result of an increase in unemployment as well as a drop in child care options for working parents. Despite the fewer child care options, however, which dropped from 675 per 1,000 children up to four years old in 2011 to 665 in 2013, Union County still has more…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bulldogs Best Raiders In Win 6-5
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Monday, May 13, 2013
The scholarship was established in 2009 by the Stagg family in memory of their daughter Sandra, a member of the Class of 1983 who passed away during her senior year at UC.
This release was submitted by Union Catholic Regional High School. Union Catholic High School is pleased to announce that freshman Allison McGee of Linden has been selected as this year’s recipients of The Sandra Stagg Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2009 by the Stagg family in memory of their daughter Sandra, a member of the Class of 1983 who passed away during her senior year at UC. The memorial scholarship is presented each year to one ninth grade student who has demonstrated a commitment to academic achievement and has contributed in a positive way to the Union Catholic Community. The $1,000 scholarship is renewable over the remaining years at UC. Congratulations, Allison! Pictured left to right: Sharon …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Jessie Klein, Alexandra Peluso, Samantha Renfree, Taylor Sebolao and Jessica Banasiak were honored.
This release was submitted by Ryan Miller, Assistant Principal-Athletics, SPFHS. Recently Union County College hosted their first Outstanding Women Leaders night to honor the 40th Anniversary of Title IX as well as outstanding student-athletes from Union County. From SPFHS, Jessie Klein, Alexandra Peluso, Samantha Renfree, Taylor Sebolao and Jessica Banasiak (not pictured) were honored. Athletes were selected by nomination from the coaches following the criteria of varsity participation, minimum 3.0 GPA, and community service. In these photos are of the SPFHS athletes along with (left to right) Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin (President, UCC), our athlete, Carol "Blaze" Blazejowski (Olympic Gold Medalist, former WNBA NY Liberty General Manager …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The weekend was packed with a variety of events, all with the goal of reconnecting alumni, former faculty, former parents, current faculty and students, and UC friends.
This release was submitted by Union Catholic. From April 26-29, Union Catholic High School celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The weekend was packed with a variety of events, all with the goal of reconnecting alumni, former faculty, former parents, current faculty and students, and UC friends. Events included a Wine and Cheese Reception on Friday night, Family Field and Fun Day on Saturday afternoon, the 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday evening, the 50th Anniversary Mass and Brunch on Sunday, and the Golf Classic on Monday. The weekend was a smash hit! The homily that Father James Massa ’78 gave at the 50th Anniversary Mass on Sunday really encompassed the 50th Anniversary mission. After referencing The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy’s saying, “…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The school ranked 65 in the US and 15 in the Northeast among public high schools.
The Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology has been named to Newsweek's America's Best High Schools list, ranking at 65 of 2,000 ranked in the US. The school was also highlighted in the top 25 schools in the Northeast, ranking at 15. According to Newsweek, UC Magnet has an average SAT score of 1974, an average ACT score of 29.4, an average AP score of 4.3, a 100 percent graduation rate and a 100 percent college matriculation rate. The school also ranked high in US New's recent list, at 26 in the state and 375 nationwide, earning the "gold" designation. Other Scotch Plains schools also made the top 2,000, ranking as follows: Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences - 202 Academy for Information …
Monday, May 6, 2013
About 30 athletes attended and had the chance to meet NFL Commissioner Roger
Goodell as well as a few pro athletes.
This release was received from the SPF School District. The SPFHS football program was able to attend the Saturday session of the NFL draft on April 27 as an extension of the NFL HSPD program that we host at the High School. About 30 athletes attended and had the chance to meet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as well as a few pro athletes.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Congrats to Marty Alexander Davidson II, UC Class of 2012.
This release was provided by Union Catholic High School. Marty Alexander Davidson II, UC Class of 2012, of Fanwood, New Jersey has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). “NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits and service projects both on campus and in the community,” says Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS Founder and Chief Executive Officer. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first-year and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS has nearly one million lifetime …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
For more information, visit www.christopheracademy.com or call 908-233-7447.
Christopher Academy, New Jersey’s oldest Montessori school is announcing its new extended care program for the school year 2013/14. Christopher Academy was founded 50 years ago by a group of Westfield residents who wanted Montessori education for their children, and today the school comprises two campuses, located in Scotch Plains and Westfield. The Montessori Method of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over a century ago, and it revolutionized the field of early childhood education by insisting that environments, in which children learn, reflect children’s natural development. Research throughout the last century demonstrates the deep and lasting effects of her method, from increased academic achievement to distinction in …