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Kevin Cummo to Attend Drexel University in Fall
SCOTCH PLAINS – Kevin Cummo, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cummo of Scotch Plains, will attend Drexel University this fall.
Kevin, who plans to major in computer science, is a 2000 graduate of Scotch PlainsFanwood High School.
ENERGY EFFICIENT AT WESTFIELD HIGH… This summer, 475 new energyefficient windows were installed at Westfield High School. In the last year, over 950 modern windows have replaced original installations dating back to the 1920s and 1950s in the Westfield Public School District. Roosevelt Intermediate School had 275 windows installed last summer and 206 were replaced at Edison Intermediate School in the spring. Another feature of the new windows is the builtin mini blinds to allow varied degrees of light for each classroom’s needs. The new windows also come equipped with screens. The window replacement project was made possible as a result of the school bond referendum approved by the public in December 1998.
Monique Payne Joins Cooperative Ed. Program
At Montclair State Univ.
WESTFIELD – Monique Payne of Westfield is participating in the Cooperative Education Program at Montclair State University in Montclair.
Monique, a broadcasting major, is employed at ARF & Company of Hoboken.
Serving as a bridge from the classroom to a career environment, the program serves over 500 Montclair State University pupils annually and has partnerships with 600 businesses, social services, government offices and laboratories.
Cristin Luck Receives Bachelor of Arts Degree
WESTFIELD – Cristin Luck, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Luck of Westfield, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History at the 124th Commencement of Boston College on May 22.
Cristin is a graduate of Westfield High School’s Class of 1996. She is continuing her studies in graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and works as an assistant at an art gallery in Boston.
Cristin resides in Brighton, Mass.
Patricia A. O’Donnell Earns Dean’s List Standing for Semester
WESTFIELD – Patricia A. O’Donnell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed O’Donnell of Westfield, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2000 semester at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
A member of the Class of 2001, Patricia is a sociology major.
Allyson Luck Awarded Juris Doctor Degree
WESTFIELD – Allyson Luck of Devon, Pa., formerly of Westfield, has earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Villanova University School of Law.
While completing her law degree, Ms. Luck also pursued her Master in Business Administration from Villanova’s College of Commerce and Finance. She will complete her Master of Business Administration next spring.
Ms. Luck is employed as an associate with a financial services firm in Philadelphia. She is a member of the Westfield High School Class of 1993. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Luck of Westfield.
Pingry School Names Alexander Bregman To Honor, Effort Roll
WESTFIELD – The Pingry School in Martinsville has announced that Alexander Bregman of Westfield was named to the school’s Year End Honor Roll. Alexander, an 8th grader, was also placed on the Middle School Effort Roll.
Marjorie Madresh To Attend Drexel
WESTFIELD – Drexel University in Philadelphia has announced that Westfield resident Marjorie Madresh will join the freshman class this fall.
The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Madresh and a 2000 graduate of Westfield High School, Marjorie will major in general humanities and social science.
The Winston School Offers WellRounded Curriculum
SHORT HILLS – The Winston School, located in Short Hills, is an independent day school for pupils from grades 1 to 8 who, through intellectually capable, have experienced problems in school due to learning disabilities.
Offering a wellrounded curriculum which emphasizes reading, language arts, communications and mathematics, The Winston School also instructs comprehensive programs in science, social studies, writing, computer literacy, art, music, physical education and health.
The Winston School seeks to foster the potential and optimism in each child by addressing intellectual, social and emotional growth in a positive and stimulating environment, while striving to educate students and enable them to meet the academic and social challenges of life with confidence after the Winston School experience.
For more information, please call Dr. Pamela R. Bloom at The Winston School, 100 East Lane, Short Hills, 07078; or call (973) 3794114; or email: pbloom1@ cybernex. net.
SPF Seventh Graders Win Quiz Bowl Event
SCOTCH PLAINS – Twentynine seventh grade pupils from the Scotch PlainsFanwood Public School district who competed in the “Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl” were recognized recently by the Scotch PlainsFanwood Board of Education for finishing first in the state in the computerized academic competition.
A resolution was passed by the school board honoring the seventh grade team and copies of the resolution were distributed to team members.
Those members include: Jonathan Altman, Byard Bridge, Matthew Capadicasa, Stephen Carroll, Christopher D’Annunzio, David DeMair, Alexandra Fredas, Nicole Hagerty, Shannon Hassett, Matthew Hassett, Abe Hiatt, Aaron Klemow, Michael Leighton, Jason Livingston and Jonathan Lorenzini.
Other members include: John Mangan, Sara McArdle, James McKenna, Alan Neuhauser, Michelle Regg, Sean Robinson, Joanna Rosenberg, Michael Ross, Jeremy Sanders, Matthew Scibek, Shrenik Shah, Samuel Slaugh, Ryan Thompson and Katie Zaleski.
The team advisors are Patricia Noerr and Carol Smith.
NJEA’s Frederick L. Hipp Foundation Gives Grant to Evergreen School Theater Workshop
SCOTCH PLAINS – The New Jersey Education Association Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education recently supplied a $913 grant for the Theater Workshop at Evergreen Elementary School in Scotch Plains.
The creative efforts of Scotch PlainsFanwood staff members Bar bara Prestridge and Dr. Beverlee
Kaminetsky, and the grant will make the workshop successful.
Incorporating all disciplines and multiple intelligences into the production of sixth grade specific plays, the workshop will allow students to serve as cast members and design crew. They will memorize music and scripts, learn how to interpret the play, design the sets, scenery, props and costumes to enhance their vision of the story.
The literary and historical contexts of the plays will be studied to help develop critical thinking skills and an appreciation of literature, history, music and art.
An additional benefit of this project includes a parent outreach component. Parents and community members will aid in the productions, which will be videotaped for showings in the school library and on the local
cable channel. For more information about this workshop, please call Ms. Prestridge at Evergreen School, (908) 8895331.
SPF Public Schools To Hold Phone Survey Alfred Twu, Shrenik Shah
Earn Top Math Performances
SCOTCH PLAINS – Scotch PlainsFanwood Public School students participate in a variety of competitions during the year to test their mettle in mathematics. In 19992000, students posted outstanding individual and collective results.
Scotch PlainsFanwood High School (SPFHS) junior Alfred Twu was the top scorer in the state on the 2000 American Mathematics Contest AMC 10, a program of the Mathematical Association of America. The contest was designed to identify and encourage students with an interest in and talent for mathematical problem solving.
Alfred’s accomplishment is of special note because he was also the number one scorer in the state this year in the New Jersey Science League’s Chemistry I competition.
The Mathematical Association of America also invited seven SPFHS students to participate in their American
Invitational Mathematics Exam which was conducted in the spring. Only 5 percent of students from around the country are invited to participate. Among these students were Ankur Dalal, Jay Harris, Amanda Rice, Justin Ross, Kevin Grinberg, Jennifer Seto and Alfred Twu.
District pupils also participated in the Mathematical Association’s American Mathematics Contest AMC 8. Approximately 225,000 eighth graders take this test nationwide. SPF eighth graders who scored in the top 3 percent of national test takers include Robert Fusco, Zachary McGuire, Nancy Twu, Christopher Wallden, Rupnath Chattopadhyay, Alexander Clark, Vani Kilakkathi, Peter Miller, Vaidehi Patel and Allyson Salisbury.
In Continental Mathematics League contests this year, Shrenik Shah, a Park Middle School seventh grader, was one of only three students in the nation to achieve a perfect score on this series of problemsolving tests. This was also the second consecutive year that Shrenik accomplished a perfect score.
Also in the Continental Math League contests, Terrill Middle School sixth grade math students collectively finished second in the New York/ New Jersey region and seventh in the nation out of 357 competing schools. Other individual students who registered outstanding cumulative scores on the Math League tests were sixth graders David Ginsberg, Gary Herzberg and Ryan Samuel and eighth gradrs Rupnath Chattopadhyay, Nancy Twu and Andre Baruch.
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SCOTCH PLAINS – In an effort to assess the knowledge, attitudes and educational values of Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents regarding school facilities and the bond referendum which has been scheduled for December 12, a 125person random sample telephone survey will be conducted during the week of August 28.
The Scotch PlainsFanwood Board of Education requests the cooperation of all citizens who are contacted as part of this survey which will be conducted by IE Communications of Somerdale in conjunction with the Communications Institute at Rowan University.
THE WINSTON SCHOOL “so that children may succeed” WINSTON is an independent day school for intellectuality
capable elementary and middle school age children with learning difficulties. THE WINSTON SCHOOL helps students reach their full
potential in a welcoming and stimulating environment. To inquire about our unique program located in Short Hills
please call or email Pamela R. Bloom, Ed. M.
Head of School THE WINSTON SCHOOL
100 East Lane Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
(973) 3794114 email: pbloom1@ cybernex. net
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