Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Poster created by Zachary Van Cleef and Noah Reeder highlights value of inclusive education.
Artwork created by a pair of Auten Road School students will be displayed at an upcoming conference for educators focused on including disabled students in regular classroom activities. The students—Zachary Van Cleef and Noah Reeder—created a poster which was selected for the first prize in the NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education's poster contest after art teacher Marissa Marton submitted it. The artwork created was entered into Category IV: A collaborative effort by two students, one of whom has a disability. There were over 650 entries and Zachary and Noah's piece won first place. Their artwork will be exhibited at the NJICE’s Summer Inclusion Conference 2013, which will be held at The College of New Jersey on June 26 and 27. The …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Saturday's event included workshops, competitions and a lot of imagination.
About 300 students participated in the annual STEM Summit, held at Auten Road Intermediate School on Saturday. The day's program included a number of workshops for the students to participate in, as well as egg drop, paper airplane and bridge building challenges. In the video, organizer Gizella Szegedy explains the origins of the summit and how the program ties in to the school's science and math curriculum, which also includes engineering and technology.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Students demonstrate skills learned in projection, duple and triple meter music.
A group of Auten Road Intermediate School students performed "T-E-A-M," from the Broadway musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Monday's Board of Education meeting, showcasing the skills learned preparing for a musical presentation. According to ARIS music teacher Deborah Kurisko, the students learned six songs to perform. "In this particular songs, one of the elements we learn about music is the difference between duple and triple meter," she said, introducing the students. You can hear the change in meter as the song moves from the verse to the refrain section—but stay for the students' added stage actions.
Monday, December 17, 2012
A frightening message and Connecticut shootings put parents on edge.
Local police and school officials are taking steps to respond to two incidents Friday that highlight the importance of security at schools. Police are continuing to investigate graffiti on a shed at Auten Road Intermediate School discovered Friday that seemed to threaten students, reportedly stating, "We are watching you, kiddies." Just as police responded to the graffiti incident, news spread of a young man who entered a Connecticut elementary school and killed 20 students and six adults. Further details about the graffiti are not available as police continue the investigation, but police are responding to these incidents with added presence around schools. "We take the security of our schools very seriously," Hillsborough Police Lt. …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Fifth-grade students research, portray historical figures in presentations
Auten Road Intermediate School fifth-grade students dressed as Albert Einstein and Marie Curry, Dr. Seuss and Leif Ericson and many more historical figures, concluding a project for their class. To complete the project, students were required to perform independent research on their characters, assembly information for the presentation, and create costumes or make-up appropriate to help them step into roles as their historical characters. Tuesday, the students filled the school cafetorium and posed as museum exhbits—until passers-by "pushed" a large start button to kick off a presentation. Students participating in the program, and their historical characters, included: Scott DeMouth (Neil Armstrong), Matt Conlon (Franklin D. Roosevelt), …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Picciottoli was honored as Middle Level Educator of the Year in New Jersey.
Michael Picciottoli, who was named the 2011 Middle Level Educator of the Year by the New Jersey Middle School Association, was appointed on Monday evening by the Board of Education to be the new vice principal at Auten Road Intermediate School. Picciottoli, who will be in a 10-month position, replaces Christine Smith, now a 12-month vice principal at the school. Smith replaced Steve Kerrigan who was named principal at Woodfern School in July. Picciottoli, who attended Monday’s school board meeting with his family and parents, will earn an annual salary of $85,200. Scott Rocco, assistant superintendent for personnel, said Picciottoli was selected from a field of about 150 applicants. That pool was narrowed to a group of 14 who were given 45…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Steve Kerrigan to replace Joseph Majka as elementary school principal.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Mike Deak
Monday, July 23, 2012
Steve Kerrigan, the assistant principal of Auten Road Intermediate School, has been named principal at Woodfern Elementary School. Kerrigan replaces Joseph Majka who resigned to become superintendent and principal of the one-school district in the Monmouth County community of Bradley Beach. The board of education unanimously approved Kerrigan’s appointment at Monday’s meeting. Kerrigan, who attended the meeting with his parents and brother, thanked all those involved in the selection process said he was “very excited” to take the new position. “I’m looking forward to continue my service in the Hillsborough school district,” Kerrigan told the school board. Kerrigan earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Rutgers. He has master's …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Those who were lucky enough to take home prizes are announced by HSAs.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Auten Road Intermediate School and Hillsborough Middle School Home and School Associations have announced the winners of a raffle that equally benefited both schools. The Auten Road-Middle School Raffle drawing was held on June 25 prior to the Board of Education meeting at ARIS. Hillsboorugh Middle School Principal Dr. Joseph Trybulski and Hillsborough Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jorden Schiff drew the winning tickets. The winners are shown in the attached document. The home and school associations would like to thank everyone who supported or assisted with the raffle.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The inaugural Hoppy was given out as 65 smiling faces cheered.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Adele Morgan, a Somerset Valley YMCA swim coach and registration coordinator of the Hillsborough Hop 5K, presented the first annual Hoppy Trophy to Auten Road Intermediate School students who ran in the race. The 65 kids cheered when the trophy was presented to principal Chris Carey in the school cafeteria last month. Many of the students who ran in the Hop were participants in the IRUN training and self-esteem program (I am Responsible, Unique and Noble), sponsored by the Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance and Youth Services. The trophy, designed by the Y and engraved with the name of the winning school, will travel each year to the district school with the highest percentage of participants in the Hop. The 12th annual Hillsborough…
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Residents celebrate 4th of July with display at Auten Road School.
After being cancelled last year, the Hillsborough fireworks went off without a hitch Friday evening with a large crowd watching the display at the Auten Road Intermediate School.