Education

May 18, 2020

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Board of Education recently held a public hearing for and adopted its 2020-2021 school district operating budget. The total budget is $20,018,859. The local tax levy, the amount to be raised by taxation is $17,097,768, which is up 3.1%, from the current ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Community Health Connections is a partnership program between the Alfred Baumann Library and the Woodland Park Board of Health. The weekly program includes a “Fitness Minute” featuring Joan Pagano. The author of best-selling fitness books and informational speaker on health ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark and School District Dr. Michele Pillari hosted a Town Hall virtual Facebook Live Thursday, May 7 where they spoke about a number of topics. The School District is working to plan an in-person graduation for Memorial Middle School’s 8th grade class of 2020, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ –This week, the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library invites all community members to find the library at their place by visiting the website www.abwplibrary.org to access virtual services and resources. While the library’s physical spaces may be temporarily closed due to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Even though they are not physically together, doesn’t mean that they still can’t make music together. That was the idea behind the creation of the Passaic Valley Choir virtual performance of "I Sing Because I'm Happy."  View the video here. Hoping to bring some brightness ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Little Falls families and families nationwide are now able to take advantage of Scholastic's free, open access digital hub. In a press release, Scholastic stated that the "Learn at Home" program will support virtual learning plans. The free open access learning hub is divided ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - As part of the Borough of Woodland Park team, the staff at the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library is working hard for the residents through this difficult time. The staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer your questions and help with digital ...

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PASSAIC VALLEY, NJ - All four school districts in the Passaic Valley region have announced closures related to the coronavirus. School officials note that while there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Passaic Valley towns at this time, the action is being taken in an effort to slow the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Beatrice Gilmore School is again this year participating in the Young Audience Arts for Learning of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania program. The program brings arts experiences by professional teaching artists directly to students. Beatrice Gilmore has two "artists in ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The local school communities recently concluded their annual Souper Bowl of Caring - Tackle Hunger" collection drives.  The Charles Olbon School community collected 1,178 non-perishable food items. With the generosity of the students and staff, the total almost tripled the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ – The One School, One Book program, sponsored by the Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, has concluded. The entire student body and staff at Beatrice Gilmore School read “Friendship According to Humphrey” by Betty G. Birney together, one a chapter a ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Center for Prevention has brought the Footprints for Life program back to Charles Olbon School this year. The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has funded the program for all second grade classes. The six-week early prevention program ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department has launched LEAD - Law Enforcement Against Drugs - a new program, similar to now defunct DARE program, in local schools. Officers Omaira Carino and Derrick Morrison recently underwent training to become LEAD program instructors. The ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is sponsoring a six-part workshop called "We're Not Buying It," which is currently running for Memorial School sixth graders, given by the Center for Prevention, based in Newton. The program aims to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park school district will hold registration for the 2020-2021 year for children entering kindergarten at Charles Olbon School, 50 Lincoln Lane, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. Children entering kindergarten must ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Seven student teams, comprised of 3rd to 8th grade students, competed on Jan. 29 and 30 against dozens of others in the virtual NJ Perennial Math Tournament. This virtual math challenge competition is open to all students across the state. Each participating school has one ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Memorial Middle School fifth grade science classes and the Animal Club were treated to an educational program by ReClam the Bay, a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that oversees the birth, growing, and replanting of clams and oysters in the bay areas of New Jersey.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council on Jan. 22 recognized the Passaic Valley High School Marching Band for taking first place in its division in the USBands New Jersey State Championship. The band took the state title, its first in 34 years, competing against five others in division Group 1A.

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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 canned and dry, boxed goods to the less fortunate in the area. Can and dry pet food is also welcome. As the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal will be given an honorary degree from Montclair State University on January 17. According to a release, the Board of Trustees at Montclair State University has named Grewal as the honorary degree recipient for its January 2020 Graduate ...

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'The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse sponsors a number of initiative in the three borough schools each year. One such initiative is the “One School, One Book” program, which began this week  at Beatrice Gilmore School. The Municipal Alliance purchased copies of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park School District announced the recipients of the annual New Jersey Governor's Teacher/Educational Services Professional of the Year for 2019-2020 prior to winter break. These awards are voted on from nominations from parents and students. The winners, chosen ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This holiday season, a number of charitable efforts were held in the local schools. Both Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools took part in the annual Giving Tree initiative for the Family Reach Foundation.  This is the 15th year that teachers have organized this charitable ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Board of Education on Dec. 16 saluted two outgoing members who are finishing up their terms - Dina Bargiel and Dr. Mark Salemi, who both have served for over nine years. Their fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Michele Pillari lauding both trustees for their ...

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Due to the inclement weather, all local schools will be have delayed openings tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Should conditions change, updates will be posted in the morning.  The Little Falls Public Schools start times are as follows: School #1 at 9:58 a.m., School #3 at 10:15 a.m. and School ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Last past week, elementary school students from Little Falls, Woodland Park, and Totowa had a chance to visit Passaic Valley High School to view the production "Charlie Brown's Christmas Spectacular," Passaic Valley's Theater Department's annual winter holiday production. The ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Rotary Club of Passaic Valley members Maria Martini Cordonnier and Sonia Roman and club President Gregory Liss visited Beatrice Gilmore School on Dec. 4 as part of the annual Dictionary Project. The club provided every third grader with their own dictionary. Students learned ...

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Due to the expected conditions today Monday Dec. 2, 2019, local schools will be closed. The Little Falls Public Schools, Totowa Public Schools, Woodland Park Schools and Passaic Valley Regional High School have all announced that they will be closed.   

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park distributed 30 turkeys and the fixings to local families who need a helping hand this Thanksgiving. The Borough sends its thanks to Fairway Market, who generously donates turkeys every year to the collection drive. Thanks to School ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The results are in for the Libraries = Success program at Memorial Middle School.    The program, sponsored by the NJ State Library, is a joint collaboration with the Alfred Baumann Public Library. The initiative is geared toward encouraging middle schoolers to sign up for a ...

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