Saturday, May 11, 2013
The BRMS students entered the National eCybermission Contest.
Eighth graders at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School received an honorable mention in the recent National eCybermission Contest with their plans on turning wasted food scraps into compost. Those involved were Hemang Dama, Jack McManus, Morgan Nelson and Amit Nitin, as well as science coordinator and team advisor Rob Ambrose. Ambrose said the team was looking to develop an experiment that could solve a problem in their local community. “The problem they decided on was turning wasted food scraps and paper from the school cafeteria into compost which could be used to supplement the soil in the school’s gardens,” he said. Ambrose said they conducted a survey in early January to figure out how much food was being wasted in the school cafeteria …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The science team competed in Washington D.C.
Students at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School ranked as one of the top 16 teams in the country at the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. Under the direction of science coordinator and team coach Rob Ambrose, eighth graders Akash Kumar, Brian Wei and Patrick Wu, and seventh graders Jerry Kong and Irene Qiao participated in the science bowl after qualifying to attend at the regional competition held at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. “After winning the New Jersey Regional Science Bowl in February, the team began practicing and preparing for the National Science Bowl, which took place in Washington D.C.,” Ambrose said. The team practiced at least three times a week until the competition, Ambrose said, which took place at the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The eighth graders opened the recent show at the library.
Road Kill, a band made of Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School eighth graders, opened the Bridgewater Township Library’s Open Mic night April 11. The band opened the evening by performing three songs—“Brain Stew” by Green Day, “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. The members of the band are Chris Borell on electric lead guitar and lead vocals; Mike Avin on drums; Marcus Carollo on electric bass; and JJ Rosario and Ethan D’Alessandro on rhythm guitar. This was the second time the band had performed publicly, following a recent performance at the BRMS talent show in March.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The play will be held Friday at the school.
The Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School will be performing "The Little Mermaid Jr." as its spring musical Friday at the school. The 60-minute musical will be held at 7 p.m., and is based on the 2008 Broadway show—which was based on the 1989 animated feature film. A total of 60 students will be performing in the musical, which is being directed by Fran DiFazio and Ken Nadzak, and choreographed by Phil Solomon. "This is one of the most talented group of students I've ever had," DiFazio said in a release about the play. The show contains songs from the 1989 feature film, as well as a few from the Boradway musical. The show is about a young mermaid who leave her home under the sea to live in the world above the sea. The performance is open to …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Joe Casey became a two-time state champion in March.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Students are recognized for achievement across the district.
Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District students have been busy over the past month winning awards and showing off both their talents and their knowledge in competitions around the state. Cheryl Dyer, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, made mention of many of these achievements at a recent board of education meeting. First, Dyer said, fourth graders participated in the vocal portion of the festival of the arts March 13, the first time they had done so in several years. “It was a nice addition to the program and provided the young vocalists with an opportunity to see the talent of the older students as they performed,” she said. The Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School ATOMS team beat Warren Middle School in the …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The event was held recently at the middle school.
The Bridgewater Middle School recently played host to Author's Literary Day, welcoming local authors sharing their young adult and children's works. Featured authors were B.G. Kain, born and raised in Bridgewater, and Warren resident Corey Rosen Schwartz. During the evening, the authors spoke about their books and answered questions. "It was informative and fun for the children of all ages," said Laura Waitze Zuckerman, who attended the event. "I think it was a wonderful way for children to not just see a name on a book, but learn about the author, who they are, where they came from and how they were inspired to write books. It also put a face to a name." Books were sold at the event, and authors signed them and wrote special messages to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The fair was held at Hillsborough High School.
Wednesday, March 20
The Somerset County Science Fair was held March 9 at Hillsborough High School, and several Bridgewater students took home top prizes. The fair was organized and hosted by the Hillsborough High School Robotics Team 75, RoboRaiders. Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School eighth graders Hasith Bomma, Maanav Patel and Sreeakhil Pulipaka worked together as a team to model and test different types of alternative energy sources, including wind energy, solar energy and geothermal energy. The team won first place in the seventh and eighth grade age bracket. BRMS eighth graders Katie Derderian and Meghan Sheasley presented "Robots That Could Change the Future," and showcased an RCX robot that they built and designed to help people. BRMS 8th grader …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
They will compete in the nationals in April.
The Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School took home first place at the Department of Energy’s science bowl, held Feb. 22 at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The middle school students participating were Jerry Kong, Akash Kumar, Irene Qiao, Brian Wei and Patrick Wu, and they were led by Rob Ambrose, grade eight science teacher. For the middle school, 16 teams of five students each competed in a double elimination contest with oral questions from the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy and mathematics. Ambrose said the team played five matches with a final victory over the JDroids Science Club, an independent team. “In a double elimination tournament of 16 teams, BRMS did not lose a single match,” he said. “The team’s …
Monday, February 25, 2013
It is through a partnership between The Jointure and Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park.
With a partnership between The Jointure and the Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park, a total of 35 adult classes are coming to Bridgewater-Raritan schools. According to Charlene Peterson—director of the Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park—this is a pilot program with classes being offered at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Hillside Intermediate School, with computer classes, Spanish, photography, cake decorating, yoga, tai chi, cardio boot camp, grant-writing, jewelry making, crochet and watercolor painting, among others. The Jointure, Peterson said, has been providing educational opportunities in Somerset County since 1914. “In recent years, the impact of the economy and changes in adult …