Three separate proposals on the table for the Somerset Hills school district and/or Bernardsville Borough.
Somerset Hills School District
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Event held for first year at Tranquillity Farms in Chester.
The 10th year of the Somerset Hills Education Foundation's Chili Cook Off attracted almost 500 people to a new location at Tranquillity Farms in Chester, who tasted recipes for chili and voted for their choice for best from among nearly 20 chefs, said event planner Bridget Kevorkian. "The Chili Cook Off was a great success," Kevorkian said this week. "Fun was had by all dancing to the music of Catz and Dawgz and enjoying the beautiful new venue." SHEF is a major source of funding contributions to the Somerset Hills School District. Projects vary, but range from smaller programs or contributions to the installation of wireless access throughout the school district, as mentioned at Wednesday's 2013-14 budget hearing for Somerset Hills. SHEF …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Dr. Frances Wood, currently superintendent at Highland Park school district, is scheduled to move to Somerset Hills on July 1.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Fundraiser for Bernards High each year attracts chili cooks from Basking Ridge and throughout area.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Bernards, Bedminster and Somerset Hills school districts returned the Martin Luther King holiday to calendar after Sandy.
The prolonged absence from school that Superstorm Sandy caused in school districts in the Somerset Hills area had school officials scrambling afterward to find scheduled holidays to take off the school calendar — and the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was uniformly put back on the schedule. But that doesn't mean that holiday, and King, will go unrecognized. The public school systems in Bernards Township, Bedminster and for the Somerset Hills regional school district are each planning events and educational presentations about the slain civil rights leader. And The Pingry School, which is located in the Martinsville section of Bernards but draws students from the region, will through The Pingry School Parents’ …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Elementary and middle school to share Bedwell since Bernardsville Middle School without power.
The Somerset Hills School district will reopen on Friday, with Bernards High School scheduled for a regular school day, and elementary and middle school students are set to attend split sessions at the Bedwell Elementary School, which has had power restored. A regular lunch will be served at the high school, said the school website, which also has detailed transportation information. The website stressed that any student without a safe route to school is excused, and attendance modifications will be made for those not able to attend school on Friday. All Bedminster routes will operate to the high school, along with Somerset Hills routes HM4, HM5, HM6 and HPG8. Students who normally take the train from Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone will …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
And it is likely they will be closed Tuesday as well.
All Somerset Hills Schools and Bedminster Township School will be closed Monday because of a continued lack of power. According to the Somerset Hills School District website, the schools in the district are still without power, and many roads are not passable for school buses at this time. The website says that it is likely the schools will also be closed Tuesday, but an update will be given by 5 p.m. Monday. Bernardsville police chief announces Halloween has been postponed Meanwhile Bernardsville Police Chief Kevin Valentine announced on Sunday afternoon that Halloween in the borough has been postponed until further notice, after power has been restored and streets are considered safe. However, many borough children had participated in "…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The district has not extended the days off beyond that yet.
The Somerset Hills School district—which includes Bernards High School, Bernardsville Middle School and Bedwell Elementary School—will be closed Thursday. Bedminster Township School will be closed Thursday and Friday. The district websites reported the closures, saying they are due to weather conditions. There is no information yet on whether the districts will be closed Friday as well.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Hurricane Sandy's awaited arrival will close Bedminster Township schools for two days, Somerset Hills on Monday.
With Hurricane Sandy expected to arrive by Monday, Bedminster Township Public School has announced that the elementary school will be closed Monday and Tuesday of this week. The Somerset Hills Regional School District on Sunday posted an announcement on its website that the three schools in Bernardsville, including Bernards High, which is attended by students from Bedminster, will be closed on Monday.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Honecker says suggestion came from unsolicited report by recreation committee.
Bernardsville Mayor Lee Honecker on Wednesday night assured the Somerset Hills Board of Education that the municipality has no intention of charging the school district to use the turf field at the borough property known as the polo grounds. Honecker said that the borough's recreation committee brought up the idea of renting out the field during a Borough Council meeting, but that that the municipality has no intention of charging rent to the school district. Honecker said the borough is "extremely aware of our reciprocal arrangement" with the school district. He also said such sharing of facilities benefits taxpayers. "We really appreciate that," School Board President Donna Coons said following Honecker's remarks. She said she hoped that…