Education

Mt. Pleasant School Donates Blankets and Saves the Rainforest

May 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Mt. Pleasant Elementary School First graders celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by giving a "Big Gift to the Earth," donating $150.00 to preserve over 3 acres of the Peruvian Rain Forests. After completing a rain forest unit in Science, the three classes students voted to actively conserve this valuable resource and generously donated funds to the non-profit organization Earth’s Birthday Project, which has been protecting rain forests in all parts of the world since 1991.

“It’s important for students to connect their learning to the real world,” says library media specialist Jenna Bleeke, who has organized collections to preserve rain forests for more than 5 years. “They are excited about making a difference and we are proud of them.”

On May 3, Mt. Pleasant made blankets for "NJ Cares" day. NJ Cares is an organization that recruits volunteers across the state to make New Jersey a better place. On Saturday, volunteers were in 14 counties worked on more than 30 different projects painting murals, planting flowers, sorting food, cleaning beaches, making blankets, and creating play dough.

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Deadline Announced for 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest

January 14, 2017

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — The deadline for Essex County seniors to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest is Monday, March 27.

Seniors ages 60 and older are encouraged to participate, as Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo these individuals have led ...

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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Summer Internships for High School Juniors

January 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced this week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program.

The five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will ...

Man vs. Waze

A lot of strange cars are traveling through my quiet neighborhood these days.  They are not driven by my neighbors.  Some mornings I even have trouble getting out of my driveway.  

Waze.

Ever since bridge repair closed a major thoroughfare near my house, the traffic on my sleepy street has increased dramatically.  And it is not by accident that commuters have figured out ...