Head of Stuart Country Day School Receives Columbia Fellowship

Head of Stuart Country Day School Receives Columbia Fellowship

Patty Fagin, head of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, has been awarded a fellowship by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership to attend a 12-day program for independent school leaders at the Teachers College at Columbia University. The award, established in 1991, provides 20 independent and international school leaders each year…

Two Princeton Day School Lego Robotics Teams Win First Place in Lego League Competition

Two Princeton Day School teams won the first place awards at the Lego League competition held at Salem Community College on January 9. The teams, coached by Wei-hsing Wang and Dean Acquaviva, will advance to the championship competition at Delaware State University on Feb. 20. “The group has been on quite a journey over the…

Princeton Day School Student Named 2016 YoungArts Photography Merit Winner
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Princeton Day School Student Named 2016 YoungArts Photography Merit Winner

  Princeton Day School senior Helen Healey has been named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner in photography. Healey, a Princeton resident, was selected from more than 12,000 applications. She joins with 819 young artists from 42 states across the literary, visual, design, and performing arts who are being presented with this year’s honor….

Princeton Friends School Completes 25th Anniversary Campaign

Princeton Friends School Completes 25th Anniversary Campaign

The Princeton Friends School has raised $5.5 million as part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebration. The funding will be used to grow the school’s endowment and carry out two capital projects. Two buildings on the Quaker Meeting property will be renovated — the historic schoolmaster’s house and its adjacent barn — and a new…

Science on Saturday Series Kicks Off on Jan. 9
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Science on Saturday Series Kicks Off on Jan. 9

The U.S. Department of Energy’’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will ring in the New Year with the start of its popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture series at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 9. For more than 30 years, the series has attracted hundreds of science enthusiasts ranging from high school students to retirees….

Electronic Access for All: Princeton Public Schools Launches New Computer and Wifi Lending Program for Students in Need

Electronic Access for All: Princeton Public Schools Launches New Computer and Wifi Lending Program for Students in Need

Students from low-income families who do not have computers or Internet access at home are at a disadvantage when it comes to doing homework and increasing their computer skills. Recognizing the importance of the issue, the Princeton Public Schools district, in partnership with the Princeton Education Foundation, has launched a new lending program in an…

Princeton Day School Chess Teams Place First in NJ Championships for Three Grade Levels

Princeton Day School Chess Teams Place First in NJ Championships for Three Grade Levels

    Twenty chess players from Princeton Day School competed in the New Jersey Grade Championship on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. PDS players Winston Ni, a fifth grader, and Eric Wu, a fourth grader, each won championship trophies. The PDS teams took first place in the first grade, second place…

Princeton Community Forum on Fake Bomb Threats Set for Oct. 29
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Princeton Community Forum on Fake Bomb Threats Set for Oct. 29

The Princeton Police Department and the Princeton Public Schools will host a community forum this month on the bogus phone threats known as “swatting.” The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the John Witherspoon Middle School. Since the start of the school year, four threats have been called in to…

Police Investigating Bomb Threat at a Princeton Elementary School
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Police Investigating Bomb Threat at a Princeton Elementary School

Police investigated a bomb threat that was called in to the Johnson Park School in Princeton this morning, Oct. 20. No bomb was found and the threat was deemed not credible. The bomb threat is the fourth threat called in to a school in the Princeton Public Schools district since the start of the new…

A Survey: Talking Walking in Princeton
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A Survey: Talking Walking in Princeton

Recent “alternative transportation” conversations in Princeton have tended to emphasize improvements for bicycling. However, events such as last October’ shocking accident at Washington Road and the canal towpath call for additional attention to pedestrian needs in and around the town. Last June, Planet Princeton readers provided lively feedback on a survey about bicycling issues. I thought I’d…

Princeton School Board Bans Homework During Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks
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Princeton School Board Bans Homework During Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks

The school board for the Princeton Public Schools passed a resolution last night banning homework for both the winter and spring breaks for this academic year. “It’s about time!” was the reaction from many parents in the district, who agreed that students need a true break from school work during major holidays. The resolution points…

Lawrence High School Announces 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Lawrence High School’s 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a dinner on Sat., Oct. 10 at the Mercer Oaks Country Club. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. The 2015 inductees are: ●Sarah Beaber-Fujioka – 1994 ●Brett Brackett – 2006 ●Vernon Hicks – 2000 ●Christie Icenhower MacDonald…

Lawrence Teachers and School Board Reach Tentative Settlement

Lawrence Teachers and School Board Reach Tentative Settlement

The Lawrence School Board and the Lawrence teachers’ union have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, school officials announced this afternoon. The agreement comes a few weeks after the Lawrence Board of Education and the Lawrence Township Education Association negotiations teams met with a state-appointed fact finder. Both the union and the school…

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Princeton High Evacuated After Bomb Threat (Updated)

Students and faculty at Princeton High School were allowed to return to the school at about 1:45 p.m. today after police searched the school for a bomb, and that determined the school was safe and a threat phoned into the school was bogus. The main office at Princeton High School received a telephone call just…

Two Princeton Entrepreneurs Pledge $200,000 to Send 10 Princeton High School Students to College
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Two Princeton Entrepreneurs Pledge $200,000 to Send 10 Princeton High School Students to College

Princeton businessman Scott Sipprelle has joined forces with Robert Carr to help send more local kids in need to college. Sipprelle, the president of investment firm Westland Ventures, told Carr, the CEO and Chairman of Heartland Payment Systems, a Princeton-based credit card processing company, he would donate $100,000 to send five Princeton High School students…

Princeton School Board Approves New Pact with Teachers’ Union

Princeton School Board Approves New Pact with Teachers’ Union

The school board for the Princeton Public Schools unanimously voted tonight to approve a new four-year contract with teachers. The teachers’ union ratified the agreement last week. The contract is retroactive to July 1 of last year. The contract expires on June 30 of 2018. Teachers will receive the following salary increases as part of…

Princeton Teachers, School Board, Reach Agreement on a New Contract

Princeton Teachers, School Board, Reach Agreement on a New Contract

The Princeton Public Schools teachers’ union and the school board  announced this afternoon that an agreement has been reached for a new teachers’ contract. Princeton Public Schools Board of Education President Andrea Spalla and Joanne Ryan, president of the Princeton Regional Education Association, issued a join statement announcing the agreement. “We are pleased to inform…

Contract Negotiations `Teach-In’ With Princeton Teachers’ Union Leaders Cancelled

Contract Negotiations `Teach-In’ With Princeton Teachers’ Union Leaders Cancelled

The group Save Princeton Public Schools has cancelled the event “Teach in with the PREA that was scheduled for Monday night at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Friday morning, organizers announced that the forum has been cancelled due to the sensitive state of current negotiations between PREA and the Board of Education. After a 12-hour negotiating…