PISCATAWAY, NJ - Were you a Conackamack student? Did you ever work at Conackamack?

If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions then you are invited to attend Conackamack’s 50th Celebration on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Several retired and current Conackamack teachers are organizing a unique reunion to celebrate the school’s opening fifty years ago. Most times graduates are offered an opportunity to attend a high school reunion, but rarely has a middle school held a reunion and that reunion will include faculty, staff and students across a 50 year period.

Conackamack opened its doors in October of 1964 as a junior high, and later became a middle school. One of the interesting facts about the school is that so many of the teachers who came within the first couple years of the school’s opening remained at the school for 35+ years until they retired. Others stayed teaching within Piscataway and moved up to the high school as the population in the school shifted.

Former students attending the reunion will get reacquainted with many of the teachers they remember from their junior high or middle school days. Most of the retired teachers attending will have a harder time recognizing the students because they are now adults.

Attendees must be 21 or older. The event is being held a local catering hall and there is a cost to attend. Details maybe obtained by contacting Barbara Rubin via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joan Wright This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For those who do not use email they may call the school at 732-699-1577 and leave a message for the principal, Mrs. Donna White. Students and faculty are invited to vist our Facebook page-Conack 50th-for details.

According to Co-Chair, Barbara Rubin, “the most difficult job is finding former students. We have been looking through old yearbooks and searching on Facebook, but older former students are less likely to use social media.”

Rubin also said, “If you know of anyone who attended Conackamack-a neighbor, sibling, parent, friend, please pass along this information.”

This reunion is not organized or sponsored by the Piscataway Board of Education; it is a private event.