Thursday, August 23, 2012
Administrators are in place for the start of school on Sept. 6.
With the hiring of a new principal and assistant principal at Raritan High as well as new district supervisers, school officials say they are looking to raise Raritan High's profile as a competitive choice for younger students choosing a high school, as well as prepare all students for more rigorous graduation requirements and life beyond. Raritan High School's brand new principal, William Smith, the former assistant principal at Red Bank Regional, is being charged with exploring ambitious new initiatives. Schools Superintendent Bernard Bragen said he has given Smith a to-do list that includes evaluating the potential benefits of block scheduling, the expansion of Advanced Placement course offerings, more opportunities for dual enrollment…
Monday, August 20, 2012
All are invited for the informal meet and greet with Hazlet's public high school administration.
Raritan High School will be holding an informal “Meet the Raritan High School Administration” event in the media center on Tuesday, August 21. There are two sessions: from 2-4 p.m. and from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Students, parents, community members and RHS staff members are invited.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
William Smith is leaving Red Bank Regional to take over as principal at Raritan High School.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Amy Byrnes
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Red Bank Regional's Assistant Principal William Smith, who has spent the last 10 years in various roles at the high school, is leaving the position this month to serve as the new principal of Raritan High School. Smith will assume the leadership role at Raritan on Aug. 20, according to a release from the Hazlet School District. "Obviously, we have mixed emotions about Mr. Smith’s departure," said RBR Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz. "While we are very happy for him, we are sorry to see him leave us." RBR Principal Risa Clay told Patch via e-mail, "We will certainly miss Will. He is a wonderful teacher and contributed so much to the fabric of RBR and was so much fun to work with." Over the course of his tenure at RBR, Smith taught …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The cars were parked on Concord Drive, across from Raritan High.
The owners of six cars reported their vehicles were "keyed" on June 13 while parked on Concord Drive in Hazlet, off Middle Road. The criminal mischief occurred sometime between 8 am. and noon, police said. Concord Drive is located directly across Middle Road from Raritan High School. On June 13, the last day of school, high school students were dismissed at noon and the 8th grade graduation ceremony was held there at 2 p.m. Police said the key scratches were deep in length and appear on both sides of the cars. Parking on Concord Drive is permitted, as long as it is not in front of a hydrant or in the nearby cul-de-sac, which has parking restrictions. Residents have complained to police in the past about issues related to high schoolers …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
A huge volunteer effort has big results. By Andrew LaBarbera.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, June 16, 2012
On June 2nd, Raritan High School in Hazlet hosted the 2nd Annual Relay for Life, coordinated by Andrew LaBarbera. The event was a huge success, with about 2,000 people participating in the event on the track whom all helped raise over $60,000 for the American Cancer Society. The day started with the Survivorship luncheon, which is focused on the main reason we relay. The event then moved to opening ceremony, followed by a wide variety of events and activities for all ages. Later in the night we had our Luminaria event, which is about celebrating, remembering and fighting back and even though there were 2,000 people on the track, you would not hear anyone as the ceremony was moving and touching. The committee would like to send out a huge …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Class of 2012 gathers at the athletic fields, for the last time together.
Two hundred and thirty seven seniors received their high school diplomas from Raritan High School in Hazlet today, in a remarkably pleasant day for an outdoor ceremony on the football fields. Speakers at the event included Jennifer Del Re, the President of the Class of 2012, Valedictorian Amanda Stabile, and Salutatorian Jaclyn Itzkowitz. In the event program, the names of 111 students who had received scholarships and awards were published. According to the schools, the students earned $7.5 million dollars through college grants, and academic and athletic scholarships. Superintendent Bernard Bragen said, "As you graduate Raritan High School today, take pride in all of your accomplishments, and use the things you have learned in the …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Participants at Raritan High School do something to make a difference.
The Hazlet Relay for Life fundraiser took place this weekend at Raritan High School in Hazlet. More than 600 people registered to be part of the event, coming from many neighboring towns. Here are some of the people who took part walking the track during the 24-hour team relay event that raised money for cancer research, remembering loved ones, celebrating survivors, and pledging support for the fight for a cure. Log into Patch and post your own photos to this story. Write a caption telling us about the photo. (Be sure to "save" the caption, its easy to miss that button.) Thanks! Holmdel-Hazlet Patch thanks Hazlet photographer and Relay-er Jennifer Quinn for her photos of the event!