Columbia High School PARCC Testing Delayed to Wednesday and Thursday

April 24, 2018

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Columbia High School (CHS) Principal Elizabeth Aaron sent an email to the school community at about 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, stating that PARCC testing was suspended on Tuesday due to "errors in our testing administration plans."

Students and staff will now "work on PARCC practice items and other work for the duration of testing time" ...

South Orange Development Committee Considers Student Housing Project on Valley Street; Neighbors Raise Concerns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Development Committee heard a proposal from Stolar Capital to create a student housing development on Valley Street, between 3rd Street and 4th Street, the current site of All Star Motors.

In addition to the Development Committee members, the meeting on Thursday, April 19, was attended by about 20 residents of the Academy Heights neighborhood, the new ...

Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival to Feature Talk and Signing with Keith Hernandez

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez will be having a talk and signing in honor of his memoir, I'm Keith Hernandez, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Avenue, Maplewood) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, according to a press release from the Maplewood-South Orange Book Festival.

Hernandez will be in conversation with longtime NY1 personality Budd ...

More than 1800 Apply to First Class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in Nutley

NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9.

Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey and forge a new path in medical education that addresses profound changes in health ...

Columbia H.S. Principal Sends Email About Friday's Protest; Unexcused Absences for Participants

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An email from Columbia High School (CHS) principal Elizabeth Aaron was sent to the school community at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday, addressing the National School Walkout that took place earlier that day, and noting that students who missed class to participate in the protest will be marked with an unexcused absence.

Aaron's full email is below:

Dear CHS Families,

This ...

Columbia H.S. Students Walkout of School on Friday as Part of National April 20 Protests

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention legislation.

Students begin exiting the CHS building at about 10 a.m., with student leaders, who were ...

Nine Columbia H.S. Students Sign National Letters of Intent on Spring Signing Day

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Nine Columbia High School (CHS) students have confirmed their continued commitment to athletic competition by signing early National Letters of Intent on April 19, stated Larry Busichio, Director of Athletics and Student Activities at CHS.

The students and the schools they will play for are as follows:

Briana Reckling (South Carolina: Track)
Catherine Jordan (NAPS ...

Friday, April 20, 'Regular School Day in SOMSD' States Superintendent

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An email on Thursday from South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) Interim Superintendent Thomas Ficarra states that "Friday, April 20th, will be a full and regular day at all SOMSD schools."

Friday, April 20, is planned as a day of action in some school communities, and Students Demand Action Essex County has an event planned in ...

Seton Hall Fire Survivors Present "After The Fire" to Bloomfield H.S. Seniors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Fire Department presented "After The Fire" to Bloomfield High School's senior class.  "After the Fire" is an award winning documentary about the arson fire on the campus of Seton Hall University in 2000. Three students were killed and over fifty were injured in a fire started as a prank but rapidly spread in a common area at Boland ...

SOMA Students and Local Officials Participate in 'Town Hall for Our Lives' in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - SOMA Action Student Leadership Committee members organized a "Town Hall for Our Lives" in partnership with Essex County College, SOMA Action, and Moms Demand Action, on Saturday, April 7.

The Town Hall, which according to event materials, focused on sensible gun reform and ending gun violence in schools and communities, was the third event from the group, ...

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