School Security in New Providence: Parents Want Better Information Practices, Tighter Procedures

March 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The notion that nothing is more important that students’ safety was the unifying theme for approximately 200 parents who showed up at the March 20 town hall meeting to share their views on school security issues. The school security and students’ safety is an equally important issue for both the school and the borough administrations as well as the police ...

New Providence BOE Approves Tentative 2018-2019 budget; Accepts a Big Check from Education Foundation

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The school budget is shaping up and it is ready to be submitted to the County Superintendent for review, Board Member Ira Krauss said at the Monday, March 19 Board of Education (BOE) meeting.

At this point the proposed budget is in the draft stage, and some changes are likely. The budget presentation will take place in April pending approval of the tentative budget ...

New Providence Parents Scold, Praise BOE’s Stance on National Walkout

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – A roomful of parents and some students came to the Monday, March 19 Board of Education (BOE) meeting to voice their opinions regarding the district’s decision not to allow students to walk out for 17 minutes during the March 14 National Walkout Day.  

Board President Adam Smith opened the meeting explaining the school policies and expressing ...

Borough and BOE to Host Town Hall Meeting on School Security

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan announced at the March 12 council meeting that the borough and the Board of Education (BOE) will hold a town hall meeting regarding school security. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 pm at the high school/middle school Choir Room.

Borough officials and members of the Police Department had recently met with ...

200 New Providence Students Decide Participating in National Walkout Outweighs Risk of School Discipline

Updated, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:45 a.m.

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - About 200 students from New Providence High School and Middle School participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to protest gun violence which was held on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, FL high school shooting where 17 people were killed. 

Principal Lauren ...

New Providence High School Offers After School Alternative to National Walk-out

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Students across the nation will be walking out of school at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 for 17 minutes in solidarity and participate in the nationally planned response to the Parkland, Florida shooting.

On Friday, March 9, New Providence High School principal Lauren Zirpoli sent a letter to parents and guardians advising them the school will not ...

'The Addams Family,' The NPHS Spring Musical Spirits It’s Way to the Stage

Come out and see Wednesday on Friday (or Saturday).

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you were to wander into the New Providence High School auditorium early last week you would have found a hive of activity centered mostly around the main stage which is presently dominated by The Addams Family mansion, complete with a sweeping double staircase and stonework on either side. At the ...

New Providence's Allen W. Roberts School Gets Security Walk Through by Police Department after Bomb Threat

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department sent a letter to parents and guardians of students at Allen W. Roberts Elementary School after a non-specific bomb threat was reported on Monday afternoon.

It's the second threat  reported at a New Providence school in March. The first threat was reported on March 5th at New Providence High School.

Emergency ...

New Providence High School Spring Musical 'The Addams Family' Rescheduled to March 16 & 17

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence High School Spring Musical performances of The Addams Family will be rescheduled to Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th.

A message was posted on the District website stating:

Due to the extenuating circumstances and district schools being closed, the Spring Musical performances of The Addams Family will be rescheduled to next ...

New Providence BOE Reviews Student Safety Data System and NJ School Performance Reports

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Scott Hough, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, presented the Student Safety Data System (SSDS) report for the period of Sep. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017 at Thursday, Feb. 22 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. The SSDS report combines the Electronic Violation and Vandalism Reporting System (EVVRS) and the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying ...

NPHS Student's Response to After School Walk-out Plan at NPHS

March 14, 2018

A group of students file into a science classroom amid a nervous din of chatter, the air is electric with excitement and nervousness. This small group of approximately 30 students are a studious bunch, largely members of the sophomore class with squeaky clean administrative histories. They are currently preparing to defy authority and stand up for what they believe in, even though they had been ...

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New Providence Violinist Wins Seat in Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra

March 23, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE—Violinist and New Providence resident, Kingston Ho, 16, has won a coveted seat on the roster of young musicians in Carnegie Hall’s 2018 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). He is one of only five musicians from New Jersey to be selected for the highly competitive 100-member ensemble.

A junior at the Academy for Allied Health Sciences in ...