2015 A.T.O.M.S Finals

Bridgewater, NJ – Each year the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association (B-REA) hosts an academic challenge competition for middle school students called the  Academic Tournament of Middle Schools (A.T.O.M.S.).  On Thursday, April 16, 2015 the final round of A.T.O.M.S was held between Crossroads Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School.  After three rounds of play, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School was […]

NJEA Demands Full Pension Funding

No further discussion’ with pension commission NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement today: “NJEA has notified the New Jersey Pension and Benefits Study Commission that our sole focus is on ensuring that our members’ current pensions are fully funded by the state, and that no further discussion will be occurring between NJEA and […]

Pen Ben Update

Pension and Benefits Update This past weekend March 20-21, I attended both the NJEA County President’s Council and Delegate Assembly meetings. As you might imagine, the issue of pension and benefits dominated the agendas. At both meetings, NJEA executive director, Ed Richardson, gave a PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of graphs and narratives, analyzing the […]


Members Need to Take Action Now Click the TAKE ACTION >>> button to send a message to your senator. Tell the NJ Senate: Park the PARCC! Please ask your senator to SPONSOR, SUPPORT and PUSH the following PARCC-pushback bills: A4165/S2767 Protects students from “sit & stare” and other punitive measures imposed when their families refuse […]

Is Pearson PARCC’d On Your Child’s Social Media?

PARCC & Your Child’s Privacy Were you worried about your school giving your child’s data to an international company? Pearson, PARCC test administrator, has been watching public posts made by students on social media. According to new outlets Pearson is now apparently using our childrens data to link their social media posts to specific students in our schools. […]

Hillside’s Valentine Dance

Students in the ABA program at Hillside Intermediate School invited their family, P.E. peers, students from the LLD/Life Skills program at Eisenhower Intermediate School and Bridgewater administrators to celebrate Valentine’s Day at a dance on Thursday, February 12, 2015. In the weeks leading up to the dance, the 15 students who are a part of […]

B-REA Hockey Night

Limited Seating for Devils vs. Oilers When: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 Where: The Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. Newark, NJ Price: Tickets $44.00 – Make checks payable to the BREA Limited number of tickets available. Questions: Contact mauriazk@comcast.net or 908-231-8661 ext 692 Please use attached Devils flyer -Return to your building’s CAR

NJ State BOE Listens to Steve Beatty about onslaught of testing

Steve Beatty recently spoke before the NJ state Board of Education about the burden of testing and the negative impacts that it has on student learning. As noted on NJ.com parents that have taken the new & “improved” PARCC assessment have found it confusing. The increased amount of time spent on testing is simply taking […]

BRMS – Community Awareness Club Sponsors- Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, December 14th, the BRMS Community Awareness Club is sponsoring a Flapjack Breakfast to benefit the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program of Somerville, NJ.  Come eat breakfast, meet Frosty!  Where:   Applebee’s Restaurant                    Promenade Blvd.                    Bridgewater, NJ When:   Sunday, December 14                  8:00am-10:00am Tickets:      $10.00 Please stop […]