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Bullying, Looping Questions Continue to Dominate Springfield School Board Meetings

November 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Controversies on alleged bullying and the use of class looping in the township’s public schools continued as the major topic at Monday’s board of education meeting.

Residents continued to present instances where their children have reported being bullied to township schools, and many of them feel the district’s administration has not done enough to ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of November 20: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and Board of Education Meeting Monday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This is Thanksgiving week and it features the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  This year it is at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael. 

There is also a Board of Education meeting and an Environmental Commission meeting Monday, while the Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday morning. 

Please look at the calendar for other events.

Monday – November ...

Samantha Tush of Springfield is one of a Record Number of Mount Saint Mary Academy Athletes to Sign a Letter of Intent

WATCHUNG, NJ –  Inside the Mother Mary Patrick McCallion Gymnasium on the campus of Mount Saint Mary Academy, six seniors signed letters of intent from their respective colleges/universities of choice as family, friends, faculty and staff looked on and offered well wishes.

One was Samantha Tush of Springfield who signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse for Saint Jospeph’s ...

Part II: Introducing the Cast of the Dayton Fall Drama ‘Superior Donuts’

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Friday and Saturday, November 17 & 18, Jonathan Dayton High School presents its fall drama “Superior Donuts” in the just renovated auditorium.  The play starts at 7 p.m. each night and tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. 

The Jonathan Dayton High School Halsey Hall Auditorium renovation will be done.  The ...

Introducing the Cast of the Dayton Fall Drama ‘Superior Donuts’ – Part I

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – On Friday and Saturday, November 17 & 18, Jonathan Dayton High School presents its fall drama “Superior Donuts” in the just renovated auditorium.  The play starts at 7 p.m. each night and tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. 

The Jonathan Dayton High School Halsey Hall Auditorium renovation will be done.  The ...

December 8 & 9: Florence M. Gaudineer's Musical is Aladdin JR

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School’s winter musical production is Disney’s “Aladdin JR.” and it will be performed at Jonathan Dayton High School.  There will be two shows with opening night Friday December 8 at 7:00 p.m. and then Saturday December 9 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  The prices are $5 for students ...

Springfield Community Forum: “Bullying and Our Children”

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The issue of bullying in the schools was a contentious topic at the November 6 Board of Education meeting. The overflow crowd of 100 plus parents filled the Jonathan Dayton Media Center. While the main topic under public comments was the concept of “looping” in the schools many parents spoke of the instances of bullying in the schools.

In response to their ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of November 13: NJSIAA Group 1 Boys Soccer Championship and Dayton Fall Drama

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week features Tuesday’s NJSIAA Group 1 Championship semifinal game with Jonathan Dayton High School facing Pompton Lakes High School.  This is the second year in a row Dayton made it to the NJSIAA Group 1 Championship. 

On Wednesdy the annual Bulldog Auction will be held at the High School.

On Monday, the Township Committee will have its first ...

Jonathan Dayton High School PTSO Bulldog Basket Auction is Wednesday November 15 at 6 PM

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The annual Bulldog Auction will be on Wednesday, November 15 at Jonathan Dayton High School.  You buy tickets for a table tickets at a cost of $80 for a table of eight or you can buy an individual ticket for $10. 

The proceeds from the auction support the Jonathan Dayton High School PTSO and Project Graduation for the Class of 2018.

The baskets being ...

Springfield Parents Turn Out En Masse to Protest Bullying, Urge School Superintendent to Give Them Greater Voice in Looping

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—A crowded Jonathon Dayton High School Media Center was the setting on Monday evening as Springfield residents told stories of bullying in the township schools. They also once again urged the school district administration to allow more flexibility and a greater parent voice in the looping system used in many Springfield elementary school classrooms.

Much of the discussion ...

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November 21, 2017

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