Edgar Middle School on Saturday, June 12th hosted an anniversary event celebrating the first decade of the “new” middle school. In September of 2000, Edgar Middle School opened its doors to a student body which included grades 5-8. Previously, Edgar was a 6/7 school. The fifth graders were at Campbell Elementary School and the eighth grade was part of an 8-12 Metuchen High School.
For the complete set of photos, click here.
The reorganization of the Metuchen Public School District to provide a true middle school experience has been beneficial to middle level students. The opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is responsive to the needs of this unique age level has been rewarding for all involved.
It was a fun filled day which celebrates what has been accomplished over the past ten years. There were activities and events on Edgar Field from 11:00 – 4:00 with past and present students, teachers and staff having fun and coming together as a school community.
The good weather and varied musical numbers provided for a wholesome backdrop where visitors dined to local food vendors who participated in the event. Food vendors included La Rosa’s Pizza, Hailey’s Harp and Pub, What’s the Scoop, and Meiying’s Chinese Restaurant.
Here’s to more fruitful years Edgar Middle School!
Community gives school an ‘A’ on first 10 years
It was only 10 years ago when Edgar Middle School in Metuchen truly became a middle school.
“We opened a few days late, and some classrooms weren’t ready. Classes were held in the gym, but as the year went on, classes became right on line,” he recalled during the school’s 10- year anniversary celebration June 12. “Every time I come and visit, with [current Principal] Kathy Glutz’s leadership, the building looks better and better. The original structure lasted 80 years, and with periodic maintenance, I see no reason why this new building cannot be around for 100 years.” Full Story