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CCM to Conduct Online Commencement Ceremony to Honor the Class of 2020 YouTube Video Will Premiere on June 12 at 7 p.m. to Recognize Graduates

May 23, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, but with the college’s move to a remote teaching and learning ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Randolph Board of Education Meeting Includes Planning for End of School Year and Student Mental Health

RANDOLPH, NJ- The superintendent outlined the six areas the district will focus planning efforts on as the district closes out the school year and plans for the 2020 – 2021 school year:

Governance, Wellness, Instruction, Facilities, School Operations, and Technology.

She advised that the district’s leaders and previously established committees will continue to work in each of ...

Class of 2020 Petition to Gov. Murphy: NJ Seniors Deserve a Proper Graduation Ceremony

NEW JERSEY -- As graduation day approaches for high school seniors across the Garden State, one parent has started a petition on Change.org calling on Governor Murphy to "find a creative way for the class of 2020 to graduate in a traditional matter."

Petition organizer Lisa Gyongyosi believes it is "unreasonable for you to ban all graduation ceremonies other than virtual ...

NJ State Police, Dept. of Education Advise School Boards That HS Graduation Ceremonies, Parades Violate 'State at Home' Orders

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

CCM Launches Several End-of-Semester Projects Online Art and Design Portfolios, a Game Gala and Photography Projects

RANDOLPH, NJ – The end of the academic year traditionally is a time when students at County College of Morris (CCM) are able to exhibit their work on campus and other locations, demonstrating the knowledge and skills they acquired in their programs of study. While that is not possible this year, several professors have turned to online formats to display the work created and produced by CCM ...

Murphy: Schools to Remain Closed

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our educators, administrators and staff," said Murphy. 

The governor's ...

Randolph Township Schools Board of Education Virtual Meeting Lays Out Next Steps During School Closure

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is a summary from Randolph Schools of the Tuesday night Board of Education Meeting:

"This executive summary is not the official Board meeting minutes. The official minutes are typically approved by the Board and posted within thirty days of the meeting and are available on the District website."

Board of Education FFT Chair Jeanne Stifelman provided ...

CCM Moves All Summer Sessions Classes Online Allowing Students to Better Plan for Continuing Their Education

RANDOLPH, NJ – To protect the health of its students and to allow them to better plan for moving forward with their college education, County College of Morris (CCM) is moving each of its five Summer Sessions to an online format this year. Registration is now open for both the summer and fall with classes starting as early as May 26. A decision regarding the format for Fall ...

Randolph and all NJ Schools to be Closed At Least Through May 15, Murphy Says

NEW JERSEY — It won’t be safe to re-open New Jersey schools until at least another four weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday afternoon during the state’s daily press conference. 

“We need to be guided by where the facts on the ground, science, and public health take us,” Murphy said.

Ahead of the new cut-off on May 15, the state will reassess whether ...

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Township of Randolph COVID-19 Update May 19, 271 Confirmed Cases

May 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The following is an update from Randolph Township:

STATE INFORMATION

Governor Murphy on May 18th signed Executive Order No. 147 authorizing certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses such as archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting, ranges, tennis clubs, community gardens, and more effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 22nd.

Randolph VFW Post 7333 Celebrates Memorial Day While Honoring Jack Sassaman

May 25, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph VFW Post 7333 hosted their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25.  The service certainly had a different feel however, as well as a more somber tone for a variety of reasons. 

The current state of affairs around the world resulting from COVID-19 closed the event to the public and shrunk its typical attendance.  Those who did ...

Memorial Day Tribute: Randolph Army Veteran Jack Sassaman 1946 - 2020

May 24, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- In an unexpected turn of events - the Bugler played “Taps” in honor of him this Memorial Day Weekend.

Randolph lost one of its finest this past Wednesday, May 20, when the face of the Township’s VFW Post 7333, Jack Sassaman, passed away unexpectedly at his home.

At all the Randolph VFW ceremonies for our nations patriotic holidays, Sassaman was always the man ...

Randolph Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

May 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

Randolph Library Offers New Online Resource: Creativebug

May 21, 2020

Crafters and would-be crafters will LOVE Creativebug!

Creativebug has thousands of award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Visit www.randolphnj.org/library to take advantage of this wonderful resource.  You will need a Randolph Library card.  If you don't have one or need help, call us at 973-895-3556 Monday through ...

Randolph High School Sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu Honored as Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Board of Education Meeting

May 21, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School proudly announced that sisters Jacqueline and Josephine Wu are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Randolph High School Debbie Iosso was honored to present these students achievements at the board meeting. “I am so impressed with not only the academic achievement of these young adults, but of their stated commitments to making this world a ...

Randolph High School Engineering Teacher Helps Combat COVID-19

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School engineering teacher Duncan Crannell is one of the many leaders in our learning community helping to combat COVID-19. Recognizing a need to assist, he borrowed a 3D printer from the high school to manufacture personal protective equipment. With the technology, Mr. Crannell has been producing mask relief straps intended to relieve chafing and irritation of ...

Randolph High School Community Helps Seniors Overcome Challenge of Committing to College During COVID-19

RANDOLPH, NJ--Seniors at Randolph High School found it more challenging than ever to commit to college with confidence this year, given the constraints that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the college selection process. In light of this, members of the Randolph community came together with creative ideas to help ease the college process, and May 1, aka National College Decision Day, became a ...

Director of Campus Life at County College of Morris Receives International Award from Industry Peers

May 19, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – Don Phelps, director of Campus Life at County College of Morris (CCM), is the sole recipient of the 2020 Two Year College Professional Service Award presented by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The award acknowledges a professional at a two-year institution who exemplifies excellence in the enhancement of college life and is recognized by ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

May 21, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

IRS adds phone operators to answer Economic Impact Payment questions

WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.

IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to Economic Impact Payments are available on IRS.gov. The IRS anticipates bringing back ...

Treasury is Delivering Millions of Economic Impact Payments by Prepaid Debit Card

WASHINGTON— This week, Treasury and the IRS are starting to send nearly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check. EIP Card recipients can make purchases, get cash from in-network ATMs, and transfer funds to their personal bank account without incurring any fees. They can also check their card balance online, by mobile app, or by phone ...

10 Ways to Overcome Overwhelm

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I hear the word “overwhelmed” regularly, especially now. Sometimes people describe it as feeling as though they’re drowning. They have too much responsibility resting on their shoulders or too many thoughts racing through their heads.

Overwhelm can leave us feeling exhausted, unfocused, unproductive, and even sometimes out of ...

Are Touchless Plumbing Fixtures The Future?

Due to the global pandemic and the search for safe alternatives to everyday life, touchless plumbing fixtures will be the future. More businesses, homes, and offices are looking for ways to conduct simple tasks without spreading diseases or infections. Touchless plumbing fixtures are the perfect solution within the plumbing industry. You already see them stationed at football stadiums, bars, and ...

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What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

May 21, 2020

What You Need To Know About Your Children’s Teachers

The majority of your children’s teachers have children of their own. They are parents whose concerns, worries, and responsibilities are exactly like yours. In other words they get where you’re coming from, and they care.

Being parents, they’re balancing homeschooling their own children while simultaneously distance ...