Friday, August 14, 2020

Annual Congressional high school art competition opens virtually

For the first time ever, the annual Congressional Art Competition held by Rep. Chris Smith as part of a national competition for his district’s high school students, will be virtual.

Robbinsville class of 2021 to host Safe Driving Spirit Week

The class is participating in the U Got Brains Champion Schools Program, a peer-to-peer initiative focused on teen driving safety.

Robbinsville school board approves 2020-21 budget

The budget will result in no increase in school taxes. However, there is an increase of $455,816‬ over last year's spending package.

Area school districts continue meal programs for the food insecure

School districts have been working hard to continue free and reduced food programs to assist students during the ongoing health crisis.

April 22 update: 2,845 cases, 145 deaths in Mercer County due to virus

The latest Covid-19 update from the New Jersey Department of Health shows that 2,845 people in Mercer County have tested positive for coronavirus to date, and 145 people have died from Covid-19-related causes.

Princeton Learning Cooperative: real homeschooling doesn’t limit learning opportunities — it extends them

What is happening now for children throughout the nation is not homeschooling as we know it. Contrary to common perception, homeschoolers are generally not more isolated or cut off from resources, opportunities or interactions with peers, teachers and mentors

April 17 Covid-19 update: Mercer County reaches 101 deaths, Hamilton has 29

The effects of coronavirus continue to be felt throughout the county as deaths attributed to the virus rise 258% in a week

School superintendents reach out to their towns during COVID-19 crisis

Throughout this closure period superintendents throughout the area have been releasing regular updates to the community.

HomeFront’s annual run/walk will be virtual this year

A local charity has decided that it will still hold its annual summer run/walk fundraiser despite the ongoing pandemic. But there should be no worries about the participants maintaining a safe distance from each other—this years race will be be virtual.

April 16 update: Mercer County passes 2,000 Covid-19 cases with 87 deaths

Trenton has the most cases in the county as of Tuesday, with 447, followed by Hamilton and East Windsor.

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Lawrence Township Public Schools opt to begin school year remotely

Students will follow a set class schedule remotely, while teachers will report to school and instruct students from their classrooms.