Thursday, April 25, 2013
The rankings consider students' performance on state exit exams, student-teacher ratio, proficiency in college-level and Advanced Placement courses and participation in Advanced Placement classes.
According to U.S. News and World Report's "Best High Schools" ranking for 2013, these Scotch Plains schools are tops. - The Academy for Allied Health Sciences ranked #7 in the state, #159 nationwide and earned the "gold" designation. - The Academy For Information Technology ranked #12 in the state, #191 nationwide and earned the "gold" designation. - The Union County Magnet High School ranked #26 in the state, #375 nationwide and earned the "gold" designation. - The Union County Vo-Tech High School was unranked, but earned the "bronze" designation. The rankings take several factors into consideration, including students' performance on state exit exams, student-teacher ratio, proficiency in college-level and advanced placement courses and …
The students will work with an Emmy-winning TV producer on a professional public service announcement.
Thursday, April 25
Update: Several dozen students and teachers at Scotch Plains – Fanwood High School will participate in the filming of a public service announcement written by students of the SADD Chapter at the school. The filming is the prize in a national competition by SADD and The National Road Safety Foundation. Filming runs from 10 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m., Thurs., April 25 at the high school and nearby locations in Fanwood. (10 a.m. filming at King St. & Tanglewood St. and noon to 2:30 filming is at the high school.) Original Story, Feb. 17, 2013: The following information was provided by SADD and the National Road Safety Foundation. Six students in the Scotch Plains–Fanwood H.S. SADD Chapter submitted a storyboard for a public service message in …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A letter from Margaret Hayes in the wake of Tuesday's bomb threat at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.
Thursday, April 18
A letter from Superintendent Margaret Hayes in the wake of Tuesday's bomb threat at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.
Rachel Mack took home second place in the contest.
Thursday, April 18
Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte congratulated the winners of the 2013 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers. The contest is open only to fourth-graders in the county. Rachel Mack of St. Bartholomew Academy in Scotch Plains took home second place.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The high school will celebrate its big 5-0 with a wine and cheese reception, family fun day, mass and brunch, and an anniversary dinner at Shackamaxon Country Club.
Wednesday, April 17
This press release was received from Union Catholic. Union Catholic High School will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary “Golden Weekend” from Friday, April 26 to Monday, April 29. There are a number of exciting events that are planned. The Wine and Cheese Reception is Friday, April 26 from 7-10:00pm. The cost is $20 per person and guests must be at least 21 years old with valid photo ID. Attire is business casual and the price includes wine, beer, water, soda, cheese, and other light appetizers. Union Catholic memorabilia of the past and present will be on display and building tours will be available from 6:30-7:30pm. Limited tickets will be available at the door; call (908) 889-1600 ext. 351 for availability. There will be a free, …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The school will have a normal dismissal today.
Update, 1:15 p.m. Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School students and faculty have been let back into the building after the police investigation into a bomb threat found no evidence of a bomb or any other danger. Sally Rowland, assistant to Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hayes tells Patch that parents have just received an alert notifying them that no threat was found by police and all students and staff have returned to school. The high school will also have a normal dismissal. Scotch Plains Police Capt. Brian Donnelly tells Patch the threat was an anonymous note left in a common area of the school that stated a bomb would go off in a certain time frame. "Scotch Plains and Fanwood police secured the area, and the Union County Sheriff's Office …
No devices were found at Woodbridge or Edison High Schools, but for Edison students, it was the second time in as many days that a threatening letter was attached to the door of the building.
In a rash of bomb threats plaguing central New Jersey schools, Woodbridge High School students were evacuated from the building after the school received a phone threat. Students were briskly escorted out of the building at approximately 11:30 am as police swarmed over the school The Woodbridge bomb threat was apparently one of several that had hit central New Jersey schools today, including Scotch Plains and Edison High School. There, school officials had gotten a threatening letter attached to one of the door buildings, saying a bomb was going to detonate at 7:30 am, according to Edison Police Lieutenant Sal Filannino. In Edison, it was the second letter in as many days. Yesterday, another letter attached to a different door at Edison …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District has information available for those interested in a seat on the Board of Education.
The following press release was submitted by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District has announced it has information available for citizens interested in running for a vacant seat on the board of education. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education will have two full three-year terms open for Scotch Plains and one full three-year term open for Fanwood in the November annual school election, Deborah Sardaki, spokesperson for the school board, announced. Candidates must file a nominating petition with the Office of the Union County Clerk located at 2 Broad St., Room 113 in Elizabeth to get their name on the ballot for the annual school election. The current deadline to submit the nominating …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Members of the UCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa were honored at the recent Middle States Convention.
Union County College’s award-winning chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Iota Xi, continued its achievement of excellence at the Middle States Regional Convention held in Baltimore from March 9-11. Maria Del Cid, the chapter’s president, and Gisella Maldonado, the chapter’s vice president of fellowship, each received the Distinguished Chapter Officer award. Student Emy Quipse won the Distinguished Chapter Member Award and the Hall of Honor Chapter Member Award. In addition the chapter received its Fifth Star Gold Chapter Award and Professor Sherry Heidary received the Paragon Advisor Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, (PTK) the honor society of two-year colleges, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The recently-held science fair drew some remarkable entries
The 12th annual Science Fair at Park Middle School, held on March 8, 2013, showcased the efforts of 165 students in 5th through 8th grades. Working alone or in pairs, students investigated questions of physics, chemistry, the environment, and other scientific disciplines using materials ranging from tongue depressors to potatoes. Peggy Brown, 6th grade teacher and coordinator for the Science Fair said, “Students really grasped the idea of using the scientific method to investigate things that interest them – things like electrolytes found in sports drinks, absorbency of paper towels, and the strength of bridges. It’s exciting to see them learn to make their own discoveries.” Park science teachers Richard Minerley, Amy Johnson, Jennifer …