Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The schools regained power Wednesday night.
UPDATE, 10 p.m. Crim Primary and Eisenhower Intermediate School will be open Thursday after both buildings regained power Wednesday evening. An alert will be sent out Thursday morning if school is cancelled or delayed because of inclement weather. 6 p.m. Crim Primary School and Eisenhower Intermediate School will remain closed Thursday after power was not restored by the end of the day Wednesday. All other schools in the district will be open Thursday, according to a message on the district website as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. According to a message from Superintendent of Schools Michael Schilder, buses will do their best to pick up the students, but some delays will be expected because of road blockages. The district, he said, is asking that …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Crim Primary and Eisenhower Intermediate will remain closed.
With nine of the 11 schools in the district now having power, they will reopen Wednesday, while the remaining two schools that don't have power will stay closed. All schools but Crim Primary and Eisenhower Intermediate School will be open Wednesday. Those two schools have not regained power yet, and will stay closed. According to board of education president Evan Lerner, the Harmon V. Wade Administration Building also does not have power as of Tuesday night.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The board of education approves a plan to account for non-used snow days.
Despite concerns from board of education member Jeffrey Brookner that it is too soon to give back all unused snow days, the board approved a resolution that provides vacation days to account for the lack of snow days needed since January. According to the plan, the board of education has decided to give back April 9, May 29 and May 30, which means students will not attend school on those days. Eisenhower Intermediate School, Van Holten Primary and Hamilton Primary will be on a slightly different schedule because they used extra snow days due to power outages around the October snowstorm. Those three schools only have the opportunity to have two give back days instead of three. Those three schools will still have to attend school on May 30—…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Language arts test scores at the middle and intermediate schools cause concern.
Bridgewater-Raritan students are performing better on the state’s annual standardized tests in language arts and math—but there is still room for improvement. That was the message Cheryl Dyer, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, delivered in an hour-long presentation at Tuesday’s board of education meeting. “It’s not the programs,” she said. “It’s what happens in the hands of the teachers.” “The difference is the people, not the programs,” she added. Overall, Dyer said, district students are performing much better than the state average in language arts and math, and also better than students in school districts with similar demographics. The tests are given in grades three through eight and 11. The high school and all …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The members will choose from among six options.
The board of education will decide Nov. 22 how to make up for the school days lost because of power outages in the wake of the Oct. 29 snowstorm. Because of power outages, Eisenhower Intermediate and Van Holten Primary schools were closed for three days while Hamilton Primary and the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School were closed for two days. State law requires that schools be in session for 180 days. The district’s official calendar has already designated Feb. 17, April 2, April 3, April 4 and April 5 to be used as extra school days to make up for more than three emergency closings. If schools do not have more than three unanticipated closings, additional days off are added to the Memorial Day recess. Superintendent of Schools Michael …