Friday, May 3, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on East Windsor Patch.
Are you a regular at Hightstown High School sports events? Do you follow your local Princeton Little Tigers or The Peddie School and keep track of results? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on East Windsor Patch, we'd love to hear from you! Send me an email at email@example.com and tell me a little about yourself. And if you're already blogging on your own, send a link and we'll take a look. Blogging is easy on East Windsor Patch. Just click here to learn more.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all East Windsor, Hightstown and Cranbury seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Are you getting ready to graduate from Hightstown High School? Are you a Princeton Little Tiger? Or is your time winding down at one of the area private schools? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here too.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The men's team won almost every event.
Tuesday, February 26
The Peddie Men's Swim Team had a historic weekend at the 113th Easterns Interscholastic Swim and Diving Championship winning every event in the two-day meet, except the 50-yard freestyle, according to Peddie School website. Michael Nunan '13 won his second Easterns title, capturing the 500 freestyle in 4:18.88 and setting a new school record. Nunan broke the record which was originally set in 1991 at Easterns by Jim Wells '92 in a time of 4:21.98. Nunan also swam a 1:36.56 in the 200 freestyle and broke the 1991 meet and school record of 1:36.69, also established by Wells, the former USC All-American and member of the Peddie Sports Hall of Fame. Nunan received the Male Swimmer of the Meet Award. Peddie finished with 459.5 points, well …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Cenker visited Peddie School earlier this month and explained the tasks and conditions he faced on his space shuttle mission in 1986
Since the space shuttle took its final laps around the earth last year, space travel these days has become more of a privatized venture, as evidenced by the recent Red Bull Stratos mission. But in 1986, space travel was a different experience from what it is now explained East Windsor resident and retired astronaut Robert Cenker during a visit to Peddie School earlier this month. During Space Shuttle Mission 61-C, a six-day mission from January 12 to 18, 1986, Cenker served as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia. The then senior engineer with RCA Astro-Electronics Division performed a variety of physiological tests, observed the deployment of a satellite, and operated experiments using an infrared imaging camera. The …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
As part of their pre-season training, Peddie School athletes conceived and implemented community service projects
Back to school meant something special for Peddie School athletes this year. When Peddie athletes returned to campus on August 28 to begin training for the 2012 season, they brought to fruition a new school initiative aimed at community service. Conceived by the school’s new athletic director, Marc Buchner, the initiative was a means for many athletic teams to participate in community clean-up projects as a group and dedicate a day during preseason to service in the community. According to the school, Buchner empowered each team to identify its own project, allowing the students to develop their own community service missions. Students spread out around campus and into Hightstown to assist in various ways. The field hockey team assisted …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
"Lifting the Wheel of Karma" is Paul Magid's first book.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Paul Magid has the bug. The bug that only artists know about. The bug to inspire, teach, create and express through a work of art and the desire to have people appreciate it. After writing his debut novel about a young man’s spiritual journey, Magid has just embarked on a journey of his own promoting his debut novel at over 600 bookstores across the country. Magid, who grew up in Manalapan and currently lives on a horse farm in Englishtown, has been welcomed with open arms by the bookstore owners so far on his trip; promotion has lapsed into poetry readings at some stores with patrons gathering around him while he reads the Epilogue Poem to his novel, “Lifting the Wheel of Karma”. The spiritual novel follows Joseph Connell, a 17-year-old …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Green will be leaving at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
Peddie School’s top administrator, who has developed the school over the past 11 years, will retire next year. Head of School John Green, 54, delivered the news to the student body during a regularly scheduled all-school chapel meeting Friday morning, and a letter was emailed to parents and alumni. The board of trustees were also notified. “My time at Peddie I consider the privilege of a lifetime,” Green told Patch on Friday afternoon. “I have loved my work and loved the place.” Green said his departure comes from an institutional standpoint and personally – his tenure is almost twice the average as someone in his position and he has worked tirelessly to give everything he has to the school. Since joining Peddie in 2001, Green said he has…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Hawaiian Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro held a workshop with students at the Peddie School on April 13 before playing an all-school concert later in the evening. The 10 students, one teacher and one adjunct music faculty member who attended the workshop talked ukulele playing with Shimabukuro and asked questions on his performance and technique. Shimabukuro said he has been doing many school visits and was inspired by the students. “A lot of times I feel like I get more out of it than they do because they’re so inspiring, and just to see their passion and enthusiasm to learn is just so uplifting,” said Shimabukuro, who started playing at age 4. The Allentown Morning Call called him the 'Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele', and his 2006 YouTube …
The event is free and open to the public.
Speaker Tony Wagner will talk to parents and teachers of public and independent schools on revolutionary ideas about education reform Thursday night at Peddie School. “I think both parents and teachers need to understand that we’re not teaching the skills that matter most,” Wagner said in a phone interview Wednesday. He explained that in the new global economy there’s no advantage for an individual in the workforce to have more knowledge than his competitor. “It’s not how much you know but what you can do with the information you possess,” he said. According to Wagner, teachers no longer have access to more information than their students. “The current education system is based on knowledge scarcity but now entire curriculums are online…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Peddie professors says it's a 1.3 billion chance to send that many students there for D-1 basketball over 3 years.