Other NJ News

Madison School District Celebrates 891 Years of Service

Caryn Elefante and Stacy Snider single the national anthem together during ceremonies on Thursday at Madison High Credits: TAP Madison
658dea5cdaac10e334fd_ded20d88f1fe19039007_891.JPG
The Madison School District celebrated employees with 20-plus years of service on Sept. 1, adding up to 891 years of experience  Credits: TAP Madison
7e6c4432a624684483e9_honor.JPG
Madison school District Employees honored for 20-plus years of service to the district on Sept. 1 Credits: TAP Madison
cac1fe4374c95f50b3cc_6088f6c5714dd17c3ae5_DianeS.JPG
Diane Schulthes, director of curriculum in Madison, organized and planned the celebration of the longtime Madison district employees held Sept. 1 Credits: TAP Madison
80f75fc62e7da35b3671_57e976bedbad1a610fc4_Rossi.JPG
Madison Superintendent Dr. Michael A. Rossi Jr. gives his "The Definition of a Great School" speech at gathering to honor long-time employees on Sept. 1 Credits: TAP Madison
972e043af5ef6cede37c_2c6a83d6ad89a513b433_MadTeach.JPG
Madison teachers and administrators react to the national anthem rendition sung by Stacy Snider and Caryn Elefante
658dea5cdaac10e334fd_ded20d88f1fe19039007_891.JPG

MADISON, NJ - When Diane Schulthes was hired this year to join the Madison School District, she did some quick math before she officially started on July 1.

The director of curriculum and instruction calculated that 33 teachers, secretaries, buildings and grounds personnel and teaching assistants represented 891 years of experience in Madison schools. The group averaged 27 years of service to the district.

"To me, in one district to have that much dedication to service is amazing," Schulthes said. 

Sign Up for E-News

That gave her the idea for a celebration that took place Thursday, celebrating the 33 employees with 20-plus years of service to Madison Schools. 

"If we don't have people to sign purchase orders and prepare the building, we can't teach the children," Schulthes said. "So everyone being recognized here today are the buildings and grounds, secretaries, teachers, the teaching assistants. It takes a village."

Teachers Stacy Snider and Caryn Elefante started the ceremonies off with a well-received duet rendition (see video) of the national anthem, followed by Madison High band members entering the auditorium and marching through the aisles as they played.

Followng his remarks, Superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi introduced each honoree and each was presented with a gift.

Madison Superintendent Dr. Michael A. Rossi Jr. mentions the honorees during his "Definition of Great Schools" opening remarks on the first day back for teachers in the district

Here is a list of the Madison School District staff honored for 20-plus years of service Thursday:

Joseph Cecala, B&G; Robert Coke, B&G; Steven Cosmen, B&G; Geoffrey Degroot, B&G; Edilberto Florez, B&G; Willie Gaskins, B&G; Herbert Locket, B&G; Guillermo Lopez, B&G; Kevin Carroll, CAS; Susan Corea, CAS; Mary Gibbons, CAS; Susan Klein, CAS; Marie McGuire, CAS; Belinda Pinckney, CO; Mary Lou Yocco, CO; Thomas Bentz, MHS; John Connolly, MHS; Ann Marie Davies, MHS; Felicia Fellows, MHS; Leslie Gentile, MHS; Robert Grundfest, MHS; Richard Lapierr, MHS; Suzanne Monkemeier, MHS; Marcella Prill, MHS; Carole Rawding, MHS; Michael Silvestri, MHS;Janice Corte, MJS; Linda Damiano, MJS; Joyce Kirkland, MJS; Marie Pehowic, MJS; James Stricchiola, TJS; Sherrie Taylor, TJS; Beverly DeFabiis, TJS/KRS/CAS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

East Hanover/Florham Park

Improvements Planned for Two Busy 90 Year Old Morris County Bridges, One in Florham Park

April 19, 2018

Morris County, in coordination with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation, is conducting studies to determine improvements needed for the Columbia Turnpike Bridge in Florham Park and the Valley Road Bridge in Long Hill and Bernards Township, at the Morris and Somerset counties’ border.

Columbia Turnpike ...

New Law Bans Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling in State Waters Off New Jersey’s Coast

April 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a ban on offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling off the immediate coast of New Jersey.

The law, which drew nearly unanimous support from the New Jersey Legislature, counters the Trump administration’s plan to extend its offshore reach for oil and natural gas activities in ocean waters from Maine to ...

Surf City Hotel's Application Rejected By the Surf City Land Use Board for Outdoor Dining

SURF CITY - There has been a lot of positive change going on at the Surf City Hotel the last two years and especially this off season. New owner Greg Gewirtz, his wife Colleen and other family members have been working hard completing renovations to improve the hotel, bar, liquor store, restaurant and night club.

The owners were hoping those improvements would include approval to set ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Baby Seal Waddles Its Way onto Belmar Beach

BELMAR, NJ — A baby seal waddled its way onto the Fifth Avenue beach earlier today to enjoy one of the warmest days of spring so far.

Around noon on April 12, photographer Nancy Orlowski took these snapshots, which have also been posted on the Belmar Facebook page where it states that the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey has been notified.

This is the second known instance ...

Save This Travel Date - The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival - April 27 - 29

TAPintoTravels - Asbury Park, New Jersey will host their 4th annual Music and Film Festival on April 27 - 29.

What is better than hanging out in a beach town while listening to good music, watching great films, and all while supporting some great charities? Okay, maybe doing in mid-summer is a little better.  We imagined they tried, but what ...

Travels - Friends of Belmar Harbor: Seeking Junior Sailors and Campers for Summer Programs

BELMAR, NJ — Children can learn how to sail or discover the wonders of the Shark River during two programs to be held weekly this summer by Friends of the Belmar Harbor.

Registration now is open for FOBH’s Junior Sailing and Discovery Camp programs, which will be held from June 18 through August 30 as weekly offerings. Sign up by April 1 and receive a 15 percent discount on ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, April 24, 4:15 PM

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison

After School @METC: Junior Museum Curators

Education

Carousel_image_b2b3c4a53cefb93611b8_4-25-18_of_headquarters_plaza_flyer_samller__1_

Wed, April 25, 10:00 AM

Morristown

Lucy's Gift features BJWLD Jewelry Designer from ...

Wed, April 25, 6:30 PM

South Mountain YMCA Civic House (in the Park), Maplewood

Lorraine Labonne-Storch

Business & Finance Health & Wellness Other

The Happy Hive Hallway Club Makes Over Hanover Park Hallways

April 22, 2018

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The Hallways of Hanover Park High School  are alive with the creativity of the Happy Hive Hallways Club.  Ms. Kristina Rovtar, founder and advisor explains how the club came about, “I decided to start the Happy Hive Club in the 2015-2016 school year because I wanted to add some color and further beautify the hallways at HP. Our first ...

Obituaries

Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
Read more

Take A Chance on the Livingston Library To Conclude

April 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Friends of the Livingston Library’s annual “Take A Chance on the Library” Auction & Raffle will be ending Tuesday, April 24  when the public is invited to the Library’s Program Room as winners are announced, beginning at noon. The event invites all members of the community to “take a chance on the library” by ...