Sunday, October 28, 2012
Public schools and other schools in the area announced they will be closed Monday.
As Hurricane Sandy makes it way to New Jersey the following Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools have announced closings for Monday, Oct. 29. Don't forget to submit your photos of Hurricane Sandy to the photo gallery!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Program, Rachel's Challenge, named after first victim of Columbine Shooting.
On Monday, Oct. 1, the anti-bullying program, Rachel's Challenge will take place at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. Rachel's Challenge is a program dedicated to making a safer learning environment for students. The program was created by Rachel Joy Scott's father and step-mother who lost Rachel as the first victim of the Columbine Shooting. Rachel was 17 at the time of her death. She left behind several journals describing her idea for a better world that is now shared with millions of students, including those of Scotch Plains-Fanwood this Monday. The event will be held at the high school beginning at 7p.m. Students are admitted for free(grades 7-12), while parents pay $2. Babysitting is also available for younger children. To …
Friday, September 14, 2012
SPFHS Football Coach gets $1,000 for team
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Soon to be high school senior Emily Ho learned about the stock market and how to create a winning portfolio in Mass-based Bentley University.
If Wall Street is to rebuild its reputation as the as financial center of the world, it will likely do so with eager young people like Scotch Plains Fanwood High School senior Emily Ho. This summer, Ho attended a unique week-long residential business camp - known as Wall Street 101 - that introduced her to the stock market and investing and portfolio management while also helping to develop leadership and teamwork skills. “Wall Street 101 made me want to pursue something business related because it gave me a deeper understanding of what I will get myself into if I did choose to pursue a business path,” Ho said after completing the 00 week course. Wall Street 101 is the brainchild of Waltham, Mass-based Bentley University, which developed …
Friday, May 4, 2012
District plans training and surveys to help students deal with those being bullied — and the kids who pick on them.
As part of a statewide initiative against bullying in schools, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District hosted a forum to inform the community about the measures it has taken against bullying, as well as measures for preventing bullying in the future. The forum, led by District Anti-Bullying Coordinator Cailin Taggart, covered steps the district has taken — including the addition of her position — that is meant to curb bullying and prevent incidences in the future, she said. In the past year, the district has assigned anti-bullying supervisors in each school, developed recording keeping systems for bullying incidences, training for the entire staff and held parent and community education about the steps the district has taken. Taggart …
Monday, December 26, 2011
SPFHS Chamber Choir performs at latest BOE meeting, directed by Choral Director, Jan Allen.
In their final number of the night, this select group of extraordinarily talented students brought a healthy dose of Christmas cheer to the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education, lighting up the faces of all in attendance. Members Include: Kelsey Boyea (Senior) Nikki Bray (Senior) Julie Busch Chris Centinaro Connor Cheney Alyssa Christian (Senior) Jon Dawson Panayiotis Dimopoulos Julia Mendes Emily Miller Ross Mulcahy Varshini Narayanan (Senior) Nick Poulios (Senior) Chandler Reeson Hansel Romero Sam Zimmerman (Senior)
Saturday, December 24, 2011
In this video, the talent choir sings "Light the Legend: A Song for Hanukkah."
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Chamber Choir is a select group of students directed by Choral Director, Jan Allen. Members include: Kelsey Boyea (Senior) Nikki Bray (Senior) Julie Busch Chris Centinaro Connor Cheney Alyssa Christian (Senior) Jon Dawson Panayiotis Dimopoulos Julia Mendes Emily Miller Ross Mulcahy Varshini Narayanan (Senior) Nick Poulios (Senior) Chandler Reeson Hansel Romero Sam Zimmerman (Senior)
Monday, December 19, 2011
Raiders will try to rebound Thursday vs. Westfield
Before the Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls’ basketball team hosts Watchung Division arch rival Westfield Thursday at 4 p.m. the Raiders will be working on trying to break a full court press without turning the ball over. Because of an inability to push the ball up court against a swarming-from-every-angle full court defense put forth by Morris County power Randolph Saturday night, a nip-and-tuck game turned into a rout well before halftime. Buoyed by an inside game that led to easy layups and then an immediate hand-in-the-face defense, Randolph – after trailing by one point following the first quarter – scored the first 15 points of the second quarter to take the lead for good en route to a commanding 67-39 non-conference triumph. Scotch …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Athletic Director Ryan Miller selected junior goalie for the Boys Varsity Soccer Team as the Athlete of the Week.
As an outstanding season for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Boys Varsity Soccer team came to a close, it seemed only fitting that Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Ryan Miller selected Vinne Bianco, junior goalie as Athlete of the Week. Miller commented not only on Bianco’s superior athletic skill, but also on his character. “Bianco is simply one of the best young men I have encountered in athletics,” Miller stated. Coach Tom “Brez” Breznitsky also commented on Bianco’s performance this season. “He had 15 shutouts and allowed only seven goals while he was the goalkeeper [this season.] Vinnie just started playing goal full time last year so his accomplishments are tremendous. He was one of the hardest working players on the …
Friday, November 18, 2011
A series of photos highlighting the 2011 team.
Although the Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team didn't make it to the state finals, none can deny that these boys had an incredible season. Celebrate this team by enjoying this series of photos highlighting their achievments. Congratulations also to the seniors on their contributions to SPFHS athletics: Eli Silverstein, Anthony Difrancisco, Travis Cortez, Gio Tobin, Kevin Skully, Zack Carow, Kwamir Philipe, Alex Markovits, Ryan McKenna, Seth Schlisserman, Dan McMillian, Mike Daly, Billy Babis, Zack Lenoff. Best of luck in all that you do.