Thursday, July 19, 2018

After Parkland, Hopewell students are taking a stand on school safety

When Ethan Block and his Hopewell Valley Central High School classmates heard about peaceful protests being planned around the nation — the National School Walkout and March For Our Lives — they wanted to get involved.

‘It could have been us’: Lawrence High students join national walkout for school safety

Students at Lawrence High School organized a walkout on March 14 in solidarity with the National School Walkout, held exactly one month after a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Ramos resigns from Lawrence school board, citing personal reasons

Lawrence Township Board of Education member Max Ramos has resigned his position on the board, citing personal reasons, according to a statement from the school district.

Hamilton school district’s Giving Trees provide lesson for students

The idea behind these Giving Trees—a Hamilton school district tradition that has been around longer than most staff members—is to help those in need.

New Lawrence Township Education Foundation director ready to work for her town

An old proverb instructs that it takes a village to raise a child, and Lawrence Township Education Foundation's new executive director Karen Faiman aims to take the historic adage to heart.

A century old, Yardville Heights expands with its community

Built in 1917, Yardville Heights Elementary School is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Robinson Elementary student gains praise for anti-bullying app, ZEBRA

Although she’s created an award-winning mobile app, Zoe Kurdakul is nervous about speaking this summer at the Zoho Creator’s 4th annual user conference in Pleasanton, California.

Steinert student creates GoFundMe to replace broken classroom skeleton

Steinert High School senior Juliana Bell started a GoFundMe page to raise money for a new skeleton to give to science teacher Patrick Hearney.

Hopewell 6th grade team excels in NASA satellite-launcher challenge

Kimberly Renick, a sixth-grade science teacher at Timberlane Middle School in Hopewell, will soon be traveling to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to test her students’ prototype of a satellite launcher.

West Windsor-Plainsboro superintendent says district schools are nearing capacity

The West Windsor-Plainsboro School District is running out of room for new students, and residents can expect to see a bond referendum for school construction at some point in the next few years.

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Acme set to close in Lawrence Shopping Center

The Lawrence Shopping Center will lose a major tenant next month when the Acme grocery store closes its doors in late August.