Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Annual "Day With the Characters" event brings seniors and middle school students together for a day of music.
As the songs of Elvis Presley rang through the room, students from Crossroads South Middle School chatted with local seniors as part of an ongoing effort to join various generations together through the love of music. Last week's 8th annual "A Day With the Characters" event offered township senior citizens a chance to view the Crossroads musical "All Shook Up," before returning to the South Brunswick Senior Center for lunch, a raffle and a sing-along. "You can see the joy on the seniors' faces as the kids are performing," said social worker Caryl Greenberg. "This event just lifts their spirits. We try to link the kids and seniors together and maintain that link each year." The seniors aren't the only ones who benefit from the program, as …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Catch the talented students of Crossroads South Middle School performing the Elvis Presley inspired musical Thursday through Saturday.
A large cast with some of South Brunswick's most talented kids will bring the songs of Elvis Presley to the community this week. Crossroads South Middle School will present the Broadway hit "All Shook Up" after being chosen by the show's production company to present an age-appropriate version of the musical. "This is basically the middle school version of the show that was on Broadway," said Phyllis Kristjanson, who co-directed the play with Lisa Lepore. "The company was looking for a school who was willing to re-work the script and we were chosen, so we're very excited." The music of Elvis provides the backdrop for the tale of a mysterious leather jacket wearing stranger who rocks a small Midwestern town in the 1950's, with a story …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey will hold a Navratri Garba celebration in South Brunswick on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey has organized a Navratri Garba celebration at Crossroads South Middle School auditorium in South Brunswick on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Navratri celebration marks the festival of nine nights, during which Hindus worship the Goddess of Shakti Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Hindus believe Goddess Durga destroys all the evil propensities lurking the minds of her devotees, Goddess Lakshmi implants divine qualities in the devotee’s minds and Goddess Saraswati bestows true knowledge to her devotees. The tenth day also known as Vijay Dashami, commemorates the victory of good over evil. The IACFNJ will hold this year’s Garba in a state of the art gymnasium at …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Indian Fields Elementary School and Crossroads South Middle School hosted separate events this week where students, parents and staff donated their hair to be turned into wigs for cancer patients.
A lineup of hairdressers were busy at work cutting the locks off dozens of girls from various age groups, but this was not some hot new salon opening in South Brunswick. Both Indian Fields Elementary School and Crossroads South Middle School held special events this week that saw about 75 combined women donate their hair to be turned into wigs for cancer patients. At Indian Fields on Monday, over 20 donors signed up to cut their hair for the Locks of Love program. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged kids under 21-years-old suffering from hair loss due to any diagnosis. This is the second year in a row Indian Fields has held a hair donation event. "It's really important for kids to feel that they can help other…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Parents, students and staff will honor the contributions of Crossroads South Principal Raymond Tucholski, who is retiring after 36 years in the South Brunswick School District .
South Brunswick will honor a lifetime of service to township students Tuesday evening during a farewell ceremony for a longtime district educator. A tribute will be held at Crossroads South Middle School to honor Principal Raymond Tucholski, who will be retiring after 36 years in South Brunswick. “It has been an amazing journey,” Tucholski said in his farewell letter home to parents. “I hope I have left a thumbprint and impact on child’s lives that I have served and that I have been instrumental in kid’s success." After receiving his Bachelor’s in Education from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, Tucholski went on to Rutgers and gained a Masters in Administration and Supervision. During the 1976-77 school year, the veteran educator …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monmouth Junction Elementary School will be holding its annual flea market on Saturday with tons of vendors at Crossroads South Middle School.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Come out and support the Monmouth Junction Elementary School PTO on Saturday with the second annual Community Flea Market and Garage Sale at the Crossroads South Middle School lawn. Funds are needed to raise money for the PTO in order to purchase "Independent Reading" books. Hundreds of buyers came to last year's sale. Over 80 parking spaces at Crossroads South will be filled with vendors, as households will be selling their "stuff," in addition to crafters and companies selling goods as well. There will also be two ice cream trucks selling treats. The Rescue Mission of Trenton will have a truck on hand to take donations. So if just want to drop stuff off, feel free. If you don't want to take any of your unsold stuff back home, then you …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Crossroads South Principal Raymond Tucholski will retire in June after spending his entire career in South Brunswick.
It was a little league coaching job that led Crossroads South Principal Raymond Tucholski down his chosen career path, a journey that will come to an end at the close of the school year. While playing high school baseball at Rutherford High School in northern New Jersey, Tucholski mentioned that he was also an assistant coach for a local little league team. He said that he loved working with kids in that capacity. By the time college came, it was this experience that helped Tucholski realize he wanted to work with children. Now after 36 years in the South Brunswick School District working with kids, Tucholski will be retiring in June. “It has been an amazing journey,” Tucholski said in his farewell letter home to parents. “I hope I have …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Crossroads South Middle School will perform "Beauty and the Beast" this week with a huge cast of students.
In a darkened auditorium at Crossroads South Middle School on Tuesday, a huge cast of students and staff were preparing a dazzling display of talent for the community with the musical "Beauty and the Beast." As students practiced their choreography and singing for the musical number "Be Our Guest," staff members worked on prepping the cast and crew of 180 students for opening night on Thursday. "This is a Disney musical so everyone knows it. The music is beautiful and the costumes are extraordinary," said director Lisa Lepore. "The great thing about this play is the message that beauty is not skin deep, and that there is beauty inside everyone. It plays into the character education themes we teach in the district. Plus there are so many …