• Berkeley College Experience Career Week

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 6/5/2020 10:45:00 AM

    Dear Parents & Students

    Berkeley College Summer Workshop Series

    Choosing a career is an important decision. This summer, Berkeley College offers a series of virtual workshops (approximately 90 minutes long) that will give you an overview of what’s involved in a range of exciting career fields. You’ll hear from accomplished experts in each field, including experienced professors from Berkeley College.

    Workshops will include engaging interactive projects, virtual tours of professional facilities, and much more.

    These valuable summer workshops are FREE, but you must register to participate. Speakers and agendas are subject to change but the current events for each day are below.

    FASHION:  JULY 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Speaker Panel:
    Masha Vainblat, Senior Digital Designer, Steve Madden
    Joline Mujica, Head of Trends & Tours, WindowsWear; Presentation:                                                                                                    “Sustainability in Fashion”
    Interactive Project: “Building a Sustainable Brand”
    Berkeley College Professor Nancianne Esposito
    Students will work in groups to create a sustainable brand.

    You will:

    • Develop a brand concept that focuses on sustainability and social responsibility
    • Develop a target market and create consumer profile
    • Discuss how your brand will give back
    • Create tagline and mission statement
    • Decide what social media you’ll use and chose influencers to represent your brand
    • Present your brand                                                                                                                                                                                         

    LEGAL/JUSTICE STUDIES:  JULY 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Speaker Panel:  
    Lt. Torres, S.W.A.T.
    Chief Kelley Zienowicz, Morris County Sheriff's Office
    Chief Ciro Chimento, Butler Police Department,
    Presentation: “Civil Service vs. Chief's Town, the process of becoming a local law                                                                                                  enforcement officer".
    Gary Krulish, Former Secret Service Agent

    Interactive Presentation: “Law & Order: Berkeley College”
    (including actual crime scene videos)
    Berkeley College Professors Richard Olivieri and Gary Krulish
    Review the facts! Solve the crime! Be the jury!

    Discussion points will include: 

    • Civil rights
    • Use of force and excessive force
    • Reasonable expectation of privacy
    • Burden of proof                                                                                                                                                                                               

    BUSINESS LEADERSHIP:  JULY 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Speaker Panel:
    John Taormina, Vice President, Securities Services, JP Morgan Chase
    Shantay Adkison, M.A., Talent Supply Chain Engagement, Sr. Team Lead, Amazon
    Nicholas Szpur, Director, Inside Sales, NY Mets
    Leadership & Motivation Presentation
    Berkeley College Professor Chris Christiansen
    As a leader in both athletics and business, Coach Christiansen challenges students on leadership                                                                              and motivation in school, work, and life.

    • Does a good leader have impact on human potential?
    • What motivates you to reach high levels of achievement?
    • How can you inspire others to reach maximum performance levels? 


    HEALTHCARE:  JULY 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Speaker Panel:   
    Terry Shelby, Talent Acquisition Partner, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
    Bridget Baldwin, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    Frances Palm, Chief Operating Officer, Zufall Health Center, (Virtual Tour)
    Video demonstration of mock surgery,
    Berkeley College Instructor Joseph Charleman, CST, CSFA, CRCST, LPN
    COVID19 Viral Structure Video Presentation,
    Dr. Jose Montalvo, CCMA, Berkeley College Instructor
    Medical Insurance Billing and Coding/How to Read an Explanation of Benefits
    Berkeley College Instructor Kelly Berge, CCS-P, CPC, CBCS
    Performing Venipuncture using Evacuated Tube System using virtual simulator
    Berkeley College Professor, Dr. Suzan Melik, RMA, CCMA, CBCS



    For more information Call 800-446-5400 ext. FFW, Chat Live Now or 

    Berkeley College


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  • Parent Wellness Series presents Webinar: COVID 19 Managing Our Mental Health During Uncertain Times

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 5/18/2020 2:25:00 PM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    The Consortium of Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, New Providence, and Summit School Districts invites you to attend on Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m., a presentation by Melissa Harrison, MA, LPC and Scott, a young adult in recovery.

    Please see the attached link for more information:  Information and access to webinar

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  • Governor's STEM Scholars Program Application for 2020-2021 School Year

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 5/14/2020 9:30:00 AM

    Good Morning,

    As part of an initiative to bolster New Jersey’s STEM education and career pipeline, the Governor’s STEM Scholars was created as a public-private partnership among the Research & Development Council, Governor’s Office, Department of Education, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, higher education institutions, and private industries that identifies and develops New Jersey’s next STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) thought leaders. Students are invited to apply to be Governor’s STEM Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year on the program’s website from now through June 20, 2020. 
    To qualify, students must:

    • attend school in New Jersey
    • Be in any grades from 10th through the doctoral level
    • Be enrolled in a program in the fields of STEM or show a demonstrated interest in STEM
    • Have a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher
    • Demonstrate leadership qualities either through participation in school programs or community activities (Leadership does not have to pertain to STEM, although this type of leadership would be helpful to a candidate.)
    If selected, each scholar will complete a research project under the mentorship of an undergraduate or graduate scholar over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholars will also be required to attend four annual Governor’s STEM Scholars symposiums that introduce them to STEM opportunities in industryacademia, and government to help connect them to professionals in their fields of interest. Highlights of the program also include field trips, such as to Celgene’s facilities in Summit, NJ

    Please complete this link in order to apply for this career-jumpstarting opportunity!

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  • Union County Sheriff's Office Youth Police Academy Program

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 5/6/2020 1:10:00 PM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    The 13th annual Youth Police Academy is still set to take place this July for all middle (7th & 8th) and high school (9-12th) students who attend Union County Schools. Each year our program receives applications from students throughout the Berkeley Heights school district and we want to be able to give them the same opportunity to apply for this year's program. 

    The attached message provides updated information regarding our program and  guidelines to submitting the application as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. If there are any concerns or questions, please contact:

    Officer Victoria Smith
    Union County Sheriff's Office
    10 Elizabethtown Plaza
    Elizabeth, NJ 07207
    Phone: (908)527-4954


    Youth Academy Message              2020 Youth Academy Application              









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  • ACT Testing Updates on future testing

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 5/6/2020 7:40:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,

    ACT to offer students summer test date options and ACT test online at home for future tests.  Please see the link below for more information from ACT:


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  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 4/30/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students                     


    May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Below please find the May 2020 Self-care Challenge.


    Be good to yourself!


     Mental Health Awareness Month May 2020

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  • Important Information for AP Exam Students

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 4/29/2020 3:15:00 PM

    Dear AP Exam Students:

    Please find below resources and Important information needed for taking your AP exams:

    Additional information is now available to help you guide your                through the AP® Exam day experience.

    New Resources

    2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.9 MB): The guide, designed for educators to walk their students through test day, provides information about:


    o   The AP Exam e-ticket


    o   Five steps to take before test day


    o   Understanding the test day experience            


    o    Exam scores, credit, and placement

    2020 AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/526 KB): Teachers should have their students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.

    Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.




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  • Free Parent Webinars hosted by High Focus Center

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 4/28/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents,


    Attached please find a flyer attached with many useful free seminars during this time:

    HFC Parent Seminars

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  • Dear Parents and Students

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 4/28/2020 9:15:00 AM

    Dear students and parents/guardians,

    As we continue with remote instruction and it becomes our new status quo, the school counselors continue to be just an email away for any support you need, whether it be academic or personal.  We are a resource to you and continue to send out important information each week.

    Within our Mountainside community, the Imagine Center continues to be a resource in times of loss.  They are offering services in a new format and have many resources for students and families experiencing grief due to myriad circumstances.  The following information was disseminated recently:

              Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, continues to offer grief support groups for families coping with the death or illness of a parent or child. 

              In this time of physical distancing, they are offering virtual support groups for children ages 3-18, young adults 18-30, and their parent or  guardian. 

               If you are interested in attending an Imagine support group, contact Imagine at info@imaginenj.org or 908-264-3100 to schedule your virtual orientation. 

    Understanding that parents are trying to figure out how to support their children as they cope with so many of the losses because of this pandemic, Imagine has created this 30 minute webinar, Loss, Grief and the Coronavirus: Supporting Adults, Teens and Children Coping with Loss , which can be found by clicking on the following link:


    Have a good week and be well.  We are here for you.


    The School Counselors

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  • Message from UVM

    Posted by Karen Talbot on 4/28/2020 9:00:00 AM

    Dear Parents and Students,


    Greetings from UVM,As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us both personally and professionally, I wanted to reach out and send our best wishes to you, your family, and your school community. I am writing to share answers to questions that we imagine you are getting from your students and their families. We are hearing them too, and it's our hope to share what can in this unprecedented time as we all attempt to navigate the ever-changing landscape together—as partners—in this process.  

    Acceptance Fee Deadline
    Our acceptance fee deadline will remain May 1, 2020. This decision was made in considering our earlier decision notifications (December for Early Action and February for Regular Decision) and in facing the reality that visits to campus will not be possible in the month of May. We have offered extensive virtual admitted student programming to introduce students to our community. It's our hope that these efforts will enable students to make a choice with confidence and provide closure to the decision process. 

    Recognizing that some students will not be able to decide by the May 1, deadline, enrollment fee extension requests will be considered on case by case basis, prioritizing cases of specific personal circumstance. We will be as flexible as possible, understanding that asks based on inability to visit, weighing competing offers, or general uncertainty are less likely to be granted.

    New Student Orientation 
    In place of our traditional fully residential Orientation, we are planning a re-imagined new student orientation, engagement, and transition program that will span the summer months and include live virtual events and self-paced elements. We will provide updates as information becomes available. 

    Virtual Visit Events
    While we wish that we were able to welcome visitors to Burlington right now,  we are committed to safety and will continue to follow public health guidelines. We have just wrapped up six Virtual Admitted Student Days, and we continue to offer our Virtual Information Sessions several times a week. You can learn more about our virtual visit options here.

    Transcripts & Standardized Testing
    We will accept pass/fail grades on transcripts during this time, including for graduating seniors. Enrolling students will still be required to send a final high school transcript with a graduation date, but we will consider extenuating circumstances as they arise.

    We will require either the SAT or ACT for all domestic, first year applicants in the Fall of 2021, but will continue to monitor the situation closely.

    Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) 
    At this time we will accept any College Board administered AP exam with official score report for course credit. UVM still requires an official IB or A-level Diploma with IB or A-level grades in order to be eligible for course credit.

    Extended Transfer Deadline 
    To ensure our Transfer students are still able to complete an application for Fall 2020, we have extended our Priority Transfer Application deadline to June 30 and are also accepting emailed PDF formatted High School Transcripts as official documents if sent directly from the high school counseling office or the Registrar. These can be emailed directly to admissions@uvm.edu. Prospective transfer students can still expect a timely review of their completed application and transfer credits.

    We know that your students will likely have lots of questions, and we will continue to stay in touch with you in order to provide updates as soon as we are able. I encourage you to contact us with any questions, as we look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully seeing you on campus soon.

    Be well, stay safe, and take care of each other.

    Ryan Hargraves

    Director of Admissions

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