Education

August 20, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ –  Whether it’s getting a job, obtaining a better job or succeed in an existing one, County College of Morris (CCM) is here to help individuals achieve their personal career aspirations.  CCM has been serving the greater Morris County region for 50 years, including offering workforce ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- On Tuesday, July 17th 2018, in the middle of  summer vacation, some of the most important people to our community were spending their summer day training for a real life crisis. Thirty  staff members of the East Hanover School District, including the Districts Principals, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE – To hear “Miss Laurie” tell it, it is never too soon to introduce a child to the wonders of birding, even before he or she knows how to say the names of the species. Children as young as one are becoming bird sleuths. The upcoming World Series of Birding (WSB), on Saturday, May ...

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Students from Randolph, Morristown, Florham Park and Madison were honored as Mayo Performing Arts Center's Music Students of the Month - Outstanding Violinists -- prior to the Saturday, April 21 performance by Itzhak Perlman. The students were recognized for their achievements ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For Evie Shockley, poetry – and her professorship at Rutgers University–New Brunswick – are central to her engagement with a world that needs change and central to the ways she prepares students to do their own engagement. This week, Shockley was selected as a finalist for ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -  According to the taskforce facing addiction in the State of New Jersey, addiction to opioids affects people of all genders, races and adults of all ages. In 2015, more than 33,000 people in the United States died as result of opioid overdose, stated the agency. The Youth ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Wednesday launched onto Lake Hopatcong its long-awaited "floating classroom" educational vessel. The launch took place at Lake Hopatcong State Park in Landing. The 40-foot covered catamaran pontoon boat seats 40. It will be used to teach area ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three proud Somerville High School seniors have something tangible to show for their participation in a competitive project in Linda Conklin’s communications design class. Emily Hickson, Gillian Belkin and Junior Ramirez combined their artistic talents to design a limited ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The East Hanover PTA is sponsoring The Scholastic Book Fair at Frank J Smith School this week, Wednesday and Thursday. Opportunities are still available to volunteer and donations will go directly to books for the school as all donations will be matched by Scholastic. Shopping ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – There are plenty of kids living in Roxbury who’ve never been on Lake Hopatcong, says lake buff Marty Kane. He’s even confident many don’t realize their town borders the big lake. That’s one of the reasons Kane, chairman of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Board of Trustees, is ...

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Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated as invisible. It is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and within our schools. Feb. 5-9 was "Start with Hello" week. An initiative of the Sandy Hook Promise, the week taught children how to reach out and include those ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Daniel Czepiga, who had been the offensive coordinator at Ewing High School for the past four years, will become the new head football coach at Chatham High if approved by the board of education at Monday's meeting. The 34-year-old Czepiga served as a freshman coach, varsity ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, who is well regarded in the community and a retired vice principal from Passaic Valley High School, continues to suffer from end stage renal failure, also known as end stage kidney disease, and is still in need of a living kidney donor to undergo a successful kidney ...

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  FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J.-Police arrested a Franklin Township High School senior who had been sitting in a class with a loaded 9 MM handgun in his backpack, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The 17-year-old was escorted from the class with his backpack and searched ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A student at Memorial Middle School reportedly made a "concerning" post on Instagram Live on Monday that resulted in a police investigation.     According to the Cedar Grove Board of Education, the incident was thoroughly investigated by Cedar Grove police who determined that ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Nick Capone, a high school senior in the Academy for Culinary Arts at the Morris County School of Technology (MCST) in Denville, was one of four young aspiring chefs who competed to make their dreams of attending culinary school a reality in Rachael Ray’s “Cook Your Way to Culinary ...

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The massacre at a Florida high school on Wednesday is hard for adults to wrap their head around, but it can be completely overwhelming for children who hear about it or see images of the carnage. Parents need to help guide their children through the fear, anger, upset and helplessness such a ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Julia Delorenzo, 18, of East Hanover has been named  a distinguished finalist among New Jersey's top youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.             ...

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The Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park announced on Monday the opening of its spring registration. Classes are offered in a diverse range of subject areas, including computers, foreign languages, arts and crafts, food and cooking, dance and music, career and finance, home and ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Morris County School of Technology teacher Jennifer Skomial has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Tanvi Daita, a 4th grade student at Brooklake Elementary School & Christian Peterson, an 8th grade student at Ridgedale Middle School won their schools’ competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.  The school Bee, at which ...

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The Madison Area YMCA joined several nonprofit organizations and social justice groups to lead breakout sessions in Madison Junior School’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Day at the school’s third annual "Compassion Through Action" event Jan. 15.  Students attended the sessions to hear how ...

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Preschool students at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA gathered to share their cultural heritages during the annual preschool heritage lunch. Each student brought in culinary specialties from their cultures or their family’s favorite food to share with classmates. This ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Kerry Kuboski Foote, a first-grade teacher at Van Derveer School, has been nominated for the prestigious Life Changer Award for 2017-18. Life Changer of the Year is an annual program recognizing K-12 educators and school employees nationwide. The program celebrates those who are ...

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The Madison Area YMCA is pleased to announce its receipt of a $5,000 grant from BASF that will be used for STEM programming at the Y’s Family Center and F.M. Kirby Children’s Center. “STEM is an important part of youth development at the Madison Area YMCA and Kirby Center because it creates ...

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It’s always a good day when an F.M. Kirby Children’s Center preschool alumnus comes to read to his little brother’s class. Finley Frieder visited the Kirby Center to share a story with his brother, Brady, and his class. The F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA is one of the ...

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MADISON, N.J.- At least 100 guests enjoyed festive holiday crafts, games, sweet holiday snacks and hot cocoa at the Madison Area YMCA’s first Holiday Hooplah event on Dec 16. Aaron the Elf led game playing, and the “Gymnastics Elves” had activities for little ones in the Gymnastics Center. Kids ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - ​Solutions to the state's opiod crisis has landed in the lap of Rutgers University. ​The ​university's ​New Jersey Healthcare Development Center ​is being armed with $1.3 million to launch a statewide Certified A​l​cohol and Drug Counselor apprenticeship program​, in the latest ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement. The ...

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