NEW BRUNSWICK – In poll after poll, Americans have voiced concern over the deterioration of civility in every corner of life, from angry discourse in the halls of Congress to cell phone use at the local movie theater. Even President Barack Obama has remarked on the need to maintain “a basic level of civility in our public debate.”
EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison recently sent its varsity cheerleaders to the Pine Forrest Cheerleading Camp at Chestnut Lake in Beach Lake, Pa.
RAHWAY — The sun was shining almost as brightly as the smiles of students, teachers and parents at Roosevelt Elementary School in Rahway as the school year officially got under way.
RAHWAY — Students from Kathleen Harris’ pre-kindergarten class at Franklin School in Rahway presented a gift to their new superintendent, Edward Yergalonis.
EDISON — Abigail Rogers of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison, seized the opportunity to advance her enthusiasm for photography while attending a National Geographic On Campus Expedition in Monterey Bay, Calif. from June 27 to July 6.
PERTH AMBOY — Kerry Dyke, a student at Perth Amboy Catholic School, has won a billboard contest held by The Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey. Dyke’s artwork, expressing the message “Choose a Bright Future, Avoid Alcohol” was selected from thousands of entries.
EDISON — Project Connections, a program at Middlesex County College that provides intensive support services for college-able students with learning disabilities, has received a five-year federal grant.
Remember those back to school commercials from a few years ago that featured ecstatic parents gliding along on a shopping cart in a school supply store? Their darling children stood frozen and expressionless as a voiceover could be heard singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation will host its 18th Annual Gala on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at The Villa at Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes. This year’s gala will honor Dr. Thomas H. Brown on the occasion of his retirement.
TRENTON – New public awareness and education materials, designed to reinforce the life-saving importance of school zone safety, are now available to help parents learn more about the role they play in ensuring their children get to and from school safely, officials announced