Hillside’s Scientists

The students in Mrs. Tunkel’s class at Hillside Intermediate recently enjoyed a visit from special guest, Joe Fogarty. Joe is a graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, and currently attends Rutgers University while majoring in meteorology. The fifth graders first became excited about meteorology during their unit on Thinking Like a Scientist. Students learned about computer […]

B-REA & BOE Reach Contract Deal

The BREA Negotiations team and the Board of Education reached a settlement and signed a memorandum of agreement on Thursday, January 14th at 3:55pm. It may still take several weeks to work out the specifics, such as salary guides, contract language, etc. As soon as we have all of these items finalized we will share the […]

BRHS PE Partners Program Featured in December’s NJEA Review

BRHS PE Partners program and faculty Jim Casey and Bill Nivison are featured in December’s NJEA Review article, Supporting All Students in all Places.   The program provides an opportunity for atypically developing adolescents (partners) to work with typically developing adolescents (peers) to learn together and reach goals. The article can be found in  the December […]

NJ Constitutional Amendment to Fund Pensions

TODAY THE SENATE PRESIDENT SWEENEY INTRODUCED SCR-184 to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot requiring the state to makes its pension contributions and further would require those contributions to be made on a quarterly basis. This is the next major step in our fight to get our pensions funded! And it is a big step. […]

Staff and Parents Continue to Rally for a Fair Contract

For the fourth time in two months, staff and parents of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School district packed the Board of Education meeting and spoke at length, assailing the board for their lack of willingness to come to terms with the reality of fact and settle on terms for a new contract. “You tell us again […]

We Need The Help From Our Parents & Community

We appreciate your support by directly emailing your BOE members and urging them to settle a fair contract now. Bridgewater-Raritan schools have consistently ranked among the top schools both state and nation-wide. Bridgewater-Raritan educators & esps ‘go the extra mile’ because we value our students’ love for learning and their families’ support for great public schools. Unfortunately, the […]

Teachers and Parents Assail Board of Education over Stalled Contract

Taking to the microphone at 9:30 pm and not relenting until midnight, teachers and parents spoke with passion, emotion, and anger over the stalled contract talks between the boe and the teachers and staff of the district. “I documented all of my extra hours for last year,” said Avani Kotak, primary teacher at Crim elementary. […]

NJEA Members Lead Huge Election Victory

NJEA PAC-endorsed candidates score upsets Click Here to read the Original NJEA News Release Following a strong campaign supported by NJEA members making phone calls and knocking on doors, Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling are the first Democrats to represent Legislative District 11 in Monmouth County since 1991. Here they are congratulated by NJEA member […]

Hillside School Participates in Nationwide National Anthem Sing-A-Long

On September 11, 2015, at 1:00 at Hillside Intermediate School in Bridgewater, NJ, several classrooms and teachers participated in the National Anthem Sing –A- Long sponsored by the American Public Education Foundation. In Room 121, Mrs. C. Lewis and Mrs. S. Griswold’s homeroom hosted Mrs. J. Heinbach and Mrs. L. Schrenk’s students.  Several teachers and administrators joined together in […]

Welcome Back for 2015-16

Welcome back to everyone, I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer. Even with the schools on break, it’s been busy enough, with action on all fronts; national, state, and local. The big issue that we’re looking ahead to nationally is the SCOTUS case of Friederichs v. CTA in which the plaintiffs ultimately seek […]