MSD Students Organize 'March For Our Lives Event on Saturday

March 24, 2018

PARKLAND, FL – Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student body, their parents and friends will “March For Our Lives” on Saturday.

The march will honor the 17 students and staff that died during the February 14 shooting at the high school, according to an event press release.

“We are marching to make it clear that we refuse to be silenced, we refuse ...

Nutley Public Schools Calendar Update March 23

Dear Nutley Parents,

Please be advised that at this point in the school year, the Nutley Public Schools have used six emergency closing days, two more than our allotted four.

Although we, along with many other New Jersey school districts, have asked Governor Murphy to waive the two days we closed due to the States of Emergency, we have not received exemption thus far.

As per the school ...

Yantacaw's Curiosity Shop Makes After School Hours a Time of Discovery

NUTLEY, NJ - Are you curious about what Yantacaw K - 6th graders are doing Thursdays and Fridays after school in March? If it is up to them they are participating in the parent run classes know as 'Curiosity Shop!'

Students are able to choose from a variety of classes such as gardening, knitting, bio-art and jewelry making. Classes change from year to year depending on the talents ...

Details Emerge about Nutley Resident's Rally to Add Armed Guards to Public Schools

NUTLEY, NJ - Details of the 'Rally to Protect Our Children,' a citizen organized effort to add armed guards to all Nutley Public Schools are emerging. The rally will take place at the same time as the '#NeverAgain March for Our Lives' taking place in cities across the country. 

TAPinto Nutley first broke the news of the rally March 13 in a report about ...

Nutley High School Students Remember the 17 Gunned Down in Parkland Florida

NUTLEY, NJ - This week students from Nutley High School walked out the school, across Vincent Place, into Yanticaw Park where they gathered on the basketball court.

Students walked quietly, in reverence to the 17 students and faculty gunned down at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida on February 14. The carillon at Vincent United ...

Rutgers Student on Front Lines of Orangutan Conservation, Research

NEW BRUNSWICK - Deep in a tropical forest in Borneo 15 years ago, Rutgers student Didik Prasetyo first encountered a young male orangutan that he named “Jerry.”

The great ape was one of several orangutans that Prasetyo and other researchers followed at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station in the Mawas Conservation Area in Indonesia. Prasetyo was skeptical when colleagues said ...

Bed Bugs Suspected in Second Verona School

VERONA, NJ - Verona school district reported a suspected case of bed bugs at Laning Avenue School to parents on Friday.  This comes after bed bugs were found at Verona High School, which was resolved by a pest management company. 

A letter from school principal Howard Freund stated:  "In an effort to be proactive and transparent, we would like to inform you of a ...

Across New Jersey, Students 'Walk Out'

FLEMINGTON, NJ – It’s been one month since the shootings at a Parkland, Florida high school that left 17 dead and another 17 injured.

“Our community is still grieving and healing,” said Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky.

“People will choose many different ways to acknowledge this day. Some will walk out, some will walk up, some will do both and some will do ...

Nutley High students join thousands of others across the country for the National School Walk Out

NUTLEY, NJ -Nutley High School students joined thousands of other students across the state and around the country by walking out of classes as a part of the National School Walk Out. 

Students walked out of the back of the school, across Vincent Place, into Yanticaw Park where they gathered on the basketball court. Students walked quietly, in reverence to the 17 students and faculty ...

Demand for Armed Guards in Public Schools dominates public comments at Nutley Board of Ed meeting

NUTLEY, NJ - The demand to add armed guards to Nutley Public Schools immediately dominated the public comment portion of the Monday March 12 Board of Education (BOE) meeting. 

In each BOE meeting, there are two opportunities for public comment, one for agenda items only, and another near the conclusion of the meeting the public to make statements to the board. Comments are made to ...

An Open Letter to Steven Rogers, and Anyone Else Misguided About NHS’s Participation in the National School Walkout

March 19, 2018

To Commissioner Steven Rogers, and whomever else it may concern,

My name is Gabrielle Mackiewicz, and I am a 15-year-old sophomore at Nutley High School. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I took part in the National School Walkout at 10:00 a.m., and I have seen a lot of your ideas about the event on several different social media platforms. I am writing this to address some of these concerns.

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