SPRINGFIELD – According to a Harris Interactive Poll, Halloween is America’s third favorite holiday, trailing only Christmas and Thanksgiving. Unlike those other holidays, Halloween falls on a Monday this year and school will be in session. But in Springfield, it won’t be celebrated at the district’s two elementary schools.
CLARK – Students in second grade at St. John the Apostle School in Clark love “hands on” science. To explore the concepts of solid and liquid, the students made goo. They enjoyed learning, working cooperatively, and best of all, they had a take-home project to share with their family.
NEWARK – The American Cancer Society had a little help from the Newark Bears baseball team staff at their recent Making Strides against Breast Cancer event in Military Park.
NEWARK – Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund through its 2011 New Jersey grant initiative.
TRENTON — The Department of Education today announced the formation of the College and Career Readiness Task Force, a group of K-12 and higher education practitioners and business community representatives that will have two main responsibilities: clearly articulating the knowledge and skills that students should master to be “college and career ready,” and ensuring that New Jersey has the appropriate graduation requirements and high school assessments in place to evaluate the mastery of these readiness standards.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff recently reminded taxpayers to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Monday, Oct. 31, deadline.