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Woodland Park Students Take Part in Kindness Adventure

September 19, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last spring, Charles Olbon School hosted a school-wide character education assembly called The NED Show. NED is a cartoon character whose name is an acronym for "Never give up," "Encourage others," and "Do your best." The program used humor, audience participation, yo-yo and magic tricks to bring forth its message.

NED, and his human friend ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ - Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and ...

Redesigned Spaces in Woodland Park Schools Offer Students More Opportunity

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Students at Charles Olbon (CO) and Memorial School have seen some changes in their buildings that occurred over the summer. CO had a complete renovation to its media center and Memorial School’s cafeteria received air conditioning and a movable partition to create a new class space.

CO’s media center is part of a wing constructed in 2000. The carpeting was ...

Rutgers Raises Record Amount of Donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

Stigma Free Awareness Campaign Kicks Off with Passaic Valley High School Game, Banners

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Members of the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force were on hand at Passaic Valley High School's varsity football home opener on Sept 8.

The varsity players were recognizing the Borough's and the high school's Stigma Free initiative by wearing lime green socks and laces, courtesy of Mayor Keith Kazmark. Task Force members handed out brochures ...

Woodland Park Home & School Associations Plan Fall Fundraisers

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The three local Home & School Associations have been getting ready for the school year and have been busy planning lots of events for the students. These volunteer groups rely on the support of parents, guardians, teachers and the community to accomplish their goal of providing educational programs and fun activities for the students to enjoy throughout the school ...

Woodland Park Library To Celebrate Accomplishments Of Summer Readers

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Public Library will hold its annual End of Summer Party on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 12 to 3 p.m. The party is a celebration of all of the reading that was done over the summer months by those children that participated in the Summer Reading Program at the library. It will be held on the library grounds, 7 Brophy Lane, where there will be games, a bounce ...

Gov. Murphy Praises Passaic County Technical Institute’s Investment in New Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy

WAYNE, NJ - Lauding the importance of investing in STEM education, Gov. Phil Murphy participated in a ribbon cutting for the Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy at the Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) on Aug. 25.

Gov. Murphy is committed to expanding STEM education in New Jersey, investing in the “Computer Science for All” initiative, providing support for STEM early college ...

Passaic Valley Regional High School Plans Second Community Forum

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Community forums are a new initiative in which the Passaic Valley Regional High School Board of Education will be seeking community input on a variety of issues that affect the facility.

The board is planning its second Community Forum on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss its strategic planning process and gather information from the community. All ...

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