Municipal Alliance Works to Educate Kids, Parents About Vaping Trend

February 22, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - It touts itself as a “smart, simple and genuinely satisfying vapor experience designed for smokers. JUUL is not a cigarette and it’s unlike any e-cigarette."

Its creators, based on their research, learned that smokers who want to switch are looking for something that does not look or feel like a cigarette. What JUUL does look like, however, is an everyday ...

Memorial School Students Take Part in 'Reality Check' Program

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Eighth graders from Memorial School recently paid a visit to the Passaic County Jail, where they received a tour and learned about the facility and the inmates that it houses as part of the “Reality Check” program.

The program gives them a closer look and a taste of what the consequences are of making poor decisions.

The  program is designed, not so much ...

Woodland Park School's Collection Effort Brings in 579 Cans of Food

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Charles Olbon School community collected 579 cans as part of their Souper Bowl effort, which is sponsored by CUMAC: Feeding People and Changing Lives. The class that brought in the most donations and won a pizza party was Ms. Tonti's class.

CUMAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding people and changing lives. Our team works to alleviate hunger and its ...

Passaic Valley High School Salutes Students of the Month

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Students of the month in the field of social students were recently honored by the Passaic Valley Board of Education. 

They are Devyn DiPasquale, Catherine Fergensen, Saqlain Satar and Brian Lewis.

Charles Olbon Students Aim to Be Heroes

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Each month at Charles Olbon School, students work to be named among the winning Hero Classes of the Month.

During lunch periods, the students must work together as a class to follow the rules, such as cleaning up their tables and lining up quietly. By doing so, they can earn “Chipmunk Chips.” The classes with the most chips from each grade win each month.

Woodland Park School Donates 531 Cans of Food To Little Falls Food Pantry

WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Beatrice Gilmore School community donated 531 cans of food as part of the "Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger" collection drive.

The donations were given to the Food Pantry at St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, located at 65 Union Ave., Little Falls.

"This couldn't come a a better time," Pat Keating, a vestry member of St.

Beatrice Gilmore Recognized for Inclusion Efforts

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - One day each month, the third and fourth graders take part in Mix It Up at Lunch day at Beatrice Gilmore School.

As students enter the cafeteria for lunch that day, they are given a colored card, which signifies which table they will sit at that day. On this day, they will be out of their comfort zone, sitting with students in different classes.

The aim is to foster ...

Woodland Park Schools Take Part in 'Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger'

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Charles Olbon School and Beatrice Gilmore School are participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger and they are asking the community to help supply food to the less fortunate in the area.

"As the upcoming NFL Super Bowl is approaching many of us prepare with celebrations of food and snacks. It is important during these times to think of others that do ...

Woodland Park Students Take Part in 'No Name Calling Week'

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This past week, Jan. 16-19, Charles Olbon School and Beatrice Gilmore School marked “No Name Calling Week.” A number of initiatives were planned with the theme of students respecting one another.

At both school, specialized morning announcements were made daily with reminders and tips.

At Charles Olbon, students received a visit from author Lisa ...

Local High Schools Crack Down on Teen Vaping Use

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - On the heels of Passaic Valley High School's presentation "Hidden in Plain Sight," which focused on raising awareness about teen substance use, local high school officials are cracking down on the rise in vaping and its devices in delivering nicotine. 

Devices that deliver nicotine and other additives are a growing trend in school districts statewide, ...

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Passaic County 200 Club's 2018 Scholarship Program Underway

February 12, 2018

The Annual Passaic County 200 Club scholarship program is underway for 2018.

Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors of those who serve Passaic County through police/fire or EMT at the club's Valor Awards dinner on May 7.

Applications must be postmarked by March 16.

For an application or more information, visit

The 200 ...