Education

November 16, 2018

MADISON, NJ -- Madison students were treated to a three day weekend Friday whe road conditions forced the district to close,   Morristown and Chatham public schools are is also closed today.

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MADISON, NJ - At the Board of Education meeting on October 30, board members and members of the public were given a tour of the athletic facilities at Madison High School. Leading the tour was Sean Dowling, the school’s Director of Athletics. The first stop on the tour was a visit to the training ...

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MADISON, NJ - Short Stories was the venue Sunday for an informal meet-and-greet with three candidates for the Board of Education. Candidates Sarah Fischer, David Steketee and incumbent Thomas Piskula were joined by inquiring residents and current Board member Pam Yousey. For over two hours, the ...

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MADISON, NJ - The League of Women’s Voters of the Morristown Area hosted a debate on October 24 among three out of the four contenders vying for two positions on the Madison Board of Education. The position on the board is for a three-year term. The candidates present at the debate were newcomers ...

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MADISON, NJ - Board of Education Superintendent Mark Schwarz thanked students and staff for the great start of school at the Board of Education meeting held September 26. He also thanked the community for its flexibility in dealing with the excessive heat over several days early in the school year ...

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Madison, NJ - The Madison Education Foundation (MEF) has awarded 20 new educational enrichment grants totaling $61,000 for their Winter and Spring 2018 grant cycles. “These were a fantastic group of grants,” said MEF Co-President Diane Ryan. “Madison District teachers continue to think outside ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison’s own Emma Andersson was named a semifinalist on September 12, 2018 by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 students nationwide were named National Merit semifinalists this year. Over ...

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MADISON, NJ  - Mark Schwarz, Superintendent of Madison schools, in an interview with Tapinto Madison, discussed three main goals for the coming school year, which represent a consensus of the Board of Education and school administration. These goals are promotion of academic equity, promotion of ...

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MADISON, NJ —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Madison High School No. 26 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, Madison High School was ranked No. 32.  New Jersey Monthly says it creates its “Top Public High Schools” ...

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MADISON, NJ - On the day of his one-year anniversary as Superintendent of Madison schools, Mark Schwarz discussed full-day kindergarten being introduced in the 2019-2020 school year. He stated that full-day kindergarten had been on the Madison Board of Education’s radar for many years and in July, ...

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MADISON, NJ - Drew University welcomed the Class of 2022 to its Madison campus on Saturday with a program hosted by Drew’s Orientation Committee, with a guided tour of downtown Madison, and with a free lunch at one of the town’s many restaurants funded by the Downtown Development Commission.

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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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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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MADISON, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed The Madison School District No. 30, among public schools in the state. Millburn ranked No. 1 and Princeton secured the No. 2 spot. Locally, Summit is No. 4, the School ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams issued a written response to the recent court ruling in which District Court Judge Kevin McNulty denied the district's motion for dismissal of the federal lawsuit brought by Chatham mother Libby Hilsenrath and her son, C.H., stemming from a 7th ...

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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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Preschool Advantage held its annual Preschool Director’s Luncheon on March 28 at the Parish House of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. This annual event brings together area preschool directors with Preschool Advantage staff and volunteers in an informal environment to share successes, ...

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Exploring helps young people make more informed decisions about future careers and learn about different jobs within a particular field.  In that vein, Aviation Explorer Post 523 will hold its first meeting for young men and women, ages 14-20, on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m., at DM Airports, 8 ...

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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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