ELIZABETH –On Oct. 13, Elizabeth Public Schools held a kickoff event at John E. Dwyer Technology Academy, celebrating the launch of the Oyster Project. Elizabeth Public Schools has become one of 25 secondary school districts in the United States to receive the 2009 Hewlett Packard (HP) Innovations in Education grant.
CLARK—Senior Megan Brattole is Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Student of the Month for October.
RAHWAY—The Downfront Jazz series, a partnership of Arts Guild New Jersey and the Union County Performing Art Center, will feature the Yotam Silberstein Trio with special guest, Sharel Cassity on Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at the UCPAC, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway.
RAHWAY—Renee Jernigan’s class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway learned all about the power of Put-Ups.
RAHWAY—On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Blue and Gold Club from Franklin Elementary School in Rahway volunteered to help clean up the Milton Lake area of Rahway.
ELIZABETH — Benedictine Academy, a Catholic college preparatory secondary school for young women in Elizabeth, recently honored the students of the month for September.
RAHWAY—The Taste, Rahway’s “Food Event Of The Year” will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Rahway Recreation Center on Milton Avenue. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will run until 9:30 p.m.
RAHWAY—Money, Bucks, Dinero, Cash, Clams, Greenbacks, Booty, Pelf, Geld, Dough, Gold, Jack, Wampum, Lucre, Chips – we have a lot of words for the stuff they say makes the world go round…
UNION – Award-winning poet, writer, anthologist and educator, Naomi Shihab Nye, will examine multiculturalism in a lecture, “Variety is the Solution: A Look at How Literature Brings Us All Together in the World,” on Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. in Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union.
UNION – The Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University will host historian, award-winning author and Holocaust scholar, Dr. Samuel Kassow, on Monday, Nov. 30, at 7:50 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union.