Bill Aimed at Stopping Teacher Predators Signed Into Law

April 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the ...

Middle School Health Club Gets Visit from Woodland Park EMTs

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Memorial Middle School's Health Club, under its advisor, school nurse Teresa Carbonelli, received a visit at their April 11 meeting from five members of the WP First Aid Squad.

Capt. Andy Dillon explained to the students how the squad formed and how it operates. "A lot of us pick this up for many different reasons," he said, asking the students why they are ...

Woodland Park Schools Mark Autism Awareness Month

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - April is Autism Awareness Month. All month, district schools are working to spread awareness and teach students about Autism. There are fundraisers, poster contests, and - most importantly - raising awareness and acceptance for the cause. All proceeds will be given to the Woodland Park Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC) and the funds directly impact our students.

At ...

2018 American Legion Boys State Delegates Saluted In Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The 2018 American Legion Post 238 Boys State delegates were recently saluted. Passaic Valley High School juniors attending Boys State representing the Legion are ​Alex Papasavas, Peter Sahdou and Alex Perez, all of Woodland Park.

Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. A ...

Anti-Bullying Alliance Members Set Example With Their Leadership

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Memorial Middle School's Anti-Bullying Alliance is a voluntary group, offered for all students in grades 5 to 8. The goal of the group is to work to eliminate and/or reduce bullying on campus. Kids that take part work to create a positive environment at Memorial, according to Guidance Counselor Kerry McGlame.

Students meet during their lunch period in two sections, ...

Charles Olbon Marks Annual Music in Our Schools Month

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Charles Olbon Elementary School marked Music in Our Schools Month by the National Association for Music Education in March. The goal of the observance is to recognize the importance of music in all children's educational experiences.

All CO students took part in a number of ways, according to music teacher Mrs. Lisa Beirne. They each created and decorated a ...

Beatrice Gilmore's Jump Rope For Heart Campaign Raises $2,600

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Beatrice Gilmore School held its annual Jump Rope for Heart on March 28. The school had a goal to raise $1,600, however far surpassed that by raising $2,600.

Gym teacher Mr. Pomante thanked Mrs. Lori from the American Heart Association for the kick off assembly, nurse Mrs. Roehrich for organizing the collection, art teacher Mrs. Toole for the motivational poster, and ...

Scholastic Book Fairs Help To Fill Classrooms Shelves, Media Center

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Both Charles Olbon and Beatrice Gilmore Elementary Schools recently held Scholastic Book Fairs.  An annual tradition, Scholastic has been delivering literacy resources for kids and children's books to schools, teachers, and families for over 90 years.

At Charles Olbon, volunteer parents operated the fair. It was held during a week that had a parent teacher ...

First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University starts July 9

NUTLEY, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, on Prism's On3 campus, will begin accepting applications for its first class. The first class of 55 students will begin July 9 in the new school that aims to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey.

Along with opening the School of Medicine, Seton Hall University will relocate its ...

Passaic Valley Area Officials Press For Fair Share For Regional High School State Aid

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Thirteen of the 16 mayors from Passaic County recently met with Gov. Phil Murphy at the Wayne Public Library. One of the issues discussed was the disparity in state aid granted to Passaic Valley Regional High School.

There are three regional districts in Passaic County – Manchester HS, which serves Haledon, North Haledon and Prospect Park; Lakeland HS, which serves ...

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Little Falls Education Foundation Wins “Outstanding Education Foundation Partner/Superintendent” from New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership

April 15, 2018

The New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership (NJEFP) announces that the Little Falls Education Foundation (LFEF) has garnered the award for “Outstanding Education Foundation Partner/Superintendent” for the organization’s inaugural education foundation awards. NJEFP is a statewide organization dedicated to enhancing public education in New Jersey by growing and strengthening ...