Education

August 14, 2018

MADISON, NJ - Mark Schwarz, School Superintendent, schooled the Council on his State of the School Address which he had presented to the public on June 4. He explained that upon arriving at the district one year ago, he found there were huge variations in the opinions of the quality of the Madison ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison resident and author, Trish Lisa Wilson, is the recipient of Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, a repeat honor. Wilson’s work, A Penny For Piggy: A Tale of Save, Spend, Share was also honored by the publication in 2014. The book was reviewed by parents and ...

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MADISON, NJ- Madison High School’s Class of 2018 graduated this Friday. The ceremony took place on their home football field, a privilege that the rain seized last year. For 2018, however, it was a beautiful, sunny day as the students crossed the stage. The ceremony for the 121st graduating ...

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CONVENT STATION – The main level of the Annunciation Center at The College of St. Elizabeth was turned over to student art for the evening of Tuesday, June 5. The annual Student Art Show featuring Madison students in grades kindergarten through 12 took over the atrium and several ...

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Mayor Bob Conley often says Madison is a giving town, and it seems the same is true for its young students.  PJ Giglio’s giving nature can be traced back to two special people: his parents. As student council president at Madison Junior School, this eighth-grader has had a hand in almost every ...

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Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year, and three Madisonians have made the cut. Melissa Blount, a graduating senior; incoming senior Zach Lamb; and incoming sophomore Natalie Formica all ...

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MADISON, NJ – The Madison School Board reopened discussion on its updated athletics and extracurricular policy Tuesday at its regular meeting after the Huddle Club petitioned board members to reconsider the prohibition of all activities on days when school is closed for religious ...

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Registration is still open for the Madison Education Foundation’s 15th annual 5K run and walk, set for Sunday at 10 a.m. at Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave. Racers can run or stroll through the tree-lined streets of Madison as they raise money for borough schools. Those who wish to ...

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Madison Junior School eighth-grader Jonathan DeSimone was among four Morris County student musicians honored on April 21 as the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s Outstanding Violinists, part of the Music Students of the Month program.  Each student was recognized at the Mayo Center in Morristown ...

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When area Catholic school students were asked to write an essay on a real-life story about the church’s relationship with young people, one out of 75 came out on top: Elizabeth Kilgore, a Madison resident and student at the Academy of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown.  Established by Seton Hall ...

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MADISON, NJ – The Madison Board of Education unanimously approved its 2018-19 district budget on Tuesday at a special meeting, but some had reservations about the allocation of funds and the transparency of the budget process overall. Though an initial $500,000 deficit was anticipated for the ...

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MADISON, NJ – As a horde of young students flooded the halls of Torey J. Sabatini School on Thursday evening with parents in tow, each one had something to say. “I painted that!” they cried, showing off the flowers, grassy patches, rocks and other areas they painted in Torey J.’s main entrance ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Two Roxbury High School students were arrested Tuesday on multiple criminal charges after being taken into custody for a social media post in which they "implied acts of violence against the high school," police said. Authorities were first alerted to the threats at about 1:43 ...

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MADISON, NJ – The Madison Board of Education unanimously approved its tentative district budget for the 2018-19 academic year during a special meeting on Tuesday evening, and it appears the high school locker rooms may now receive a facelift.  If approved in the final budget, about $3.2 million ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The chant “enough is enough” could be heard across Morristown as over 10,000 people participated in the “March For Our Lives Morristown” walk on Saturday March 24. Organized by Bella Bhimani, a sophomore at West Morris Mendham High School, the walk was a non-partisan, student-led ...

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No one used the phrase “and a little child shall lead them,” but the adults who spoke at a rally on the steps of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Municipal Building on Saturday all praised the young people who inspired it. “You won’t be known as the ‘mass shooting generation,’ you’ll be known as the ...

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MADISON, NJ – Madison students and borough officials are speaking out against gun violence as thousands get ready to hit the streets on Friday morning for the March for Our Lives rally.  The borough will host a pre-march community send-off event at the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building on 50 Kings ...

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MADISON, NJ – As district expenses rise and revenue remains somewhat stagnant, Madison district officials have predicted a potential budget deficit of about $550,000 for the coming school year. Staffing reductions could occur districtwide to bridge the gap between revenue and spending, Madison ...

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MADISON, NJ – It began with a moment of silence. More than 300 students bowed their heads as frigid gusts of wind whipped around them outside the Madison High School gymnasium. Peri Munter, 17, a senior at the school, read the names of the 17 people who were killed one month ago in the Parkland, ...

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MADISON, NJ – Wednesday is the one-month anniversary of one of the most deadly school shootings in U.S. history. The Valentine’s Day killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took the lives of 17 people sent shockwaves throughout the nation.  Though Madison is more than 1,000 miles ...

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A Thursday evening announcement from district officials confirmed what Mayor Bob Conley said was likely: All Madison public schools will have a two-hour delayed opening on Friday.  All bus routes for students in Harding will be canceled on Friday, the announcement said, leaving students who live ...

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Though the snow has subsided, some Madison residents are still experiencing the wrath of Winter Storm Quinn. The borough is currently “facing immediate challenges” with the “extensive” post-nor’easter cleanup, according to a statement issued Thursday evening by Mayor Bob Conley.  Members of the ...

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Madison has been hit with some pretty heavy snow this year, prompting more school closures than expected and numerous delayed openings since January.  Though students may be getting a break from school this winter, these young learners will have to make up for lost time during spring break in ...

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All Madison public schools will be closed on Thursday due to impassable road conditions, including downed trees and power lines, district officials announced Wednesday night.  A two-hour delayed opening was originally declared for Thursday, but dangerous roads may still plague Madisonians during ...

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As another nor’easter buries the Rose City in a heavy blanket of snow, district administrators have announced a two-hour delayed opening for all public schools in Madison on Thursday morning.  Police and residents have reported downed wires and trees in roadways as of Wednesday at 6:39 ...

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Another Nor’easter has smacked Madison in the face yet again. After so many of us lost power for what seemed to be an eternity, it’s a good time to make up for lost productivity while you weather today's storm at home.  The famous Stephen Covey quadrant 2 activities can keep you busy on this ...

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Madison public schools will be closed Wednesday as another winter storm hits Morris County.  Bringing with it snow accumulations of between 8 and 12 inches, according to the National Weather Service, this is the second nor'easter to hit the Rose City in less than a week.  Snowfall will begin ...

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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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School shootings can affect how students and administrators view security throughout the country. And things are no different in Madison.  In response to the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland Fla., Madison Superintendent Mark Schwarz sent a letter to parents and students informing them about ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Superintendent of Schools Michael LaSusa sent out an email Monday night explaining that a Chatham Middle School student made "inappropriate posts to social media" and "referenced a school shooting." Chatham Police investigated the situation and had determined there was "no ...

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