A series of public meetings have been scheduled to address the declining enrollment in Hopewell Valley Schools. The first meeting is TODAY AT 9 AM. Will our elementary schools be consolidated? Let’s get the latest scoop together!

To find out more, here’s the meeting schedule:

  • Dec. 10, 9 a.m. at Toll Gate Grammar
  • Dec. 10, 7 p.m. at Stony Brook Elementary
  • Dec. 17, 7 p.m. at Bear Tavern Elementary
  • Dec. 18, 9 a.m. at Hopewell Elementary
  • Jan. 8, 9 a.m. at Stony Brook Elementary
  • Jan. 22, 9 a.m. at Bear Tavern Elementary
  • Jan. 22, 7 p.m. at Hopewell Elementary
  • Jan. 29 – 7 p.m. at Toll Gate Grammar

If you attend a meeting and want to share your experience with MercerMe, please comment here or email Mary at

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.


    • Toll Gate Grammar Elementary Enrollment Meeting with Dr. Smith – Rescheduled to December 13th, 9:30am in the Toll Gate cafeteria

    • Stony Brook Elementary Enrollment Meeting with Dr. Smith – Rescheduled to December 11, 7:00pm in the Stony Brook Cafeteria