Education

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration on Aug. 6. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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The Passaic County Clerk's Office has announced the names of the candidates running for local school Board of Education seats. LITTLE FALLS Lauren Verdi Frederick "Fred" DeMarco Douglas Jandoli                                                           ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library's annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens, “Libraries Rock!” ends on Aug. 19. It’s not too late to join! The library encourages all children and teens to participate. "Participating in summer reading at the library is one of the best ...

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WOODLAND PARK - The Woodland Park Police Department graduated its first ever Junior Police Academy on July 20. The week-long academy was held at Memorial School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Thanks to the academy sponsors – which included the American Legion Post #238, Anthony ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year. The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - THe Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library and On the Border Restaurant have joined together for a special family reading initiative. Come to the library beginning on Aug. 1 to pick up a free copy of "The ...

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TAPInto Fair Lawn & Glen Rock is pleased to announce a new column, “Conversations with Joan Herrmann,” that will premiere in June. Herrmann is a Woodland Park resident. Most people know Joan as a national radio host who brings inspiring knowledge from experts in a vast range of fields. Her ...

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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 first Community Forum on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - On June 26, four former Passaic Valley Regional High School Board of Education members were honored for their contributions to the school.  Retired Board of Education members Rich Greco, Carlo Spinella, Laura Van Winkle and Anthony Sgobba, who currently serves as Little Falls ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Business Association, at the June 20 Borough Council meeting, presented a check to the recipient of its annual scholarship. Marie Mac Leod, a senior at Passaic Valley High School from Woodland Park, was given a check for $500. Scholarship criteria is heavily ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Thursday, June 14, the Memorial Middle School Student Government conducted a very successful outing. With the help of the Borough of Woodland Park’s Department of Public Works, the Memorial Middle School Faculty and Administration, the New Jersey Water Environment ...

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Prom 2018 was definitely a night to remember. This year it was held at the brand new Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains on June 8. Everyone had a great time as a DJ provided live music, the venue served great food, and a photo booth captured memorable moments amongst friends. Furthermore, the weather ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The winners of the West Paterson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #238's 2018 Americanism Essay Contest were honored at a special program on June 13. The post also held its annual Flag Day ceremony outside prior to the program. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse sponsored a six-part workshop called "We're Not Buying It" over the last two weeks for Memorial School sixth graders, given by Jen Boyle from the Center for Prevention, based in Newton. The program aims to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library kicked off its annual summer reading program in Municipal Council Chambers on June 13 with a visit from Turtle Dance Music. The summer reading theme for this year is “Libraries Rock!” Library Director Linda Hoffman encouraged the kids in attendance ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Summer Camp held a parent meeting on June 11 where attendees could meet the directors and other staff members, learn about their child's daily schedule, and get answers to any questions they had. The camp will be led by director Shannon Marren and assistant ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library saluted the winners of its 23nd annual poetry contest at a reading event on June 7. The staff sends its thanks to all those that submitted poems. Winners in attendance at the event read their poems. All winning poems will be published and bound in a ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Memorial Middle School held an orientation night for parents with incoming fifth graders for September on May 24. An orientation for the students was held earlier that day. Mr. Charles Silverstein, principal, Vice Principal Lisa Barreto, school nurse Teresa Carbonelli and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A team of students and staff members from Berkeley College worked to clean up a local park as part of the school's annual Community Service Week. A team of volunteers, which included the college's Chairman of the Board, Kevin Luing, performed several tasks at Zaccaria Park on ...

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