Education

May 27, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — With yesterday's announcement that in-person graduation ceremonies will be allowed starting in July, the path is now clear for Jonathan Dayton High School to potentially hold a ceremony, even if it will look wildly different from any other held in recent memory. While nothing ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Yesterday evening, Superintendent Michael Davino released an open letter on the Springfield Public Schools Website. In the letter, Davino went over the timeline for graduation, along with the new end date for the school year and other information. The full text of the letter is ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — After being selected as a finalist earlier this academic year, one Jonathan Dayton High School student was named among the many winners in a nationwide scholarship competition. Lillian Friedman is among the students chosen as one of the National Merit Scholarship winners ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At Monday night's meeting, the Springfield Board of Education announced that one of the district's available snow days would be added on to the end of the Spring Break period this school year. As part of the plan for the new, slightly lengthened Spring break, the day will be ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In a decision months in the making, the Springfield Board of Education officially voted to appoint a replacement for outgoing Springfield Superintendent Michael Davino at Wednesday afternoon's rescheduled meeting. Rachel Goldberg was voted in unanimously as the new ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an open letter released by the Springfield Board of Education (BOE) this afternoon, the announcement was made that as a result of the curfew starting this evening at 8:00 p.m., the BOE meeting initially scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The full text of the letter is ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an update to a story posted yesterday afternoon on TAPinto Springfield, Superintendent Michael Davino has announced that the district will now close starting this Tuesday in response t the threat of coronavirus. "As I promised in my letter of March 13, 2020, I have remained ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Although a number of school districts have closed in a proactive measure against the spread of coronavirus, Springfield Schools remain open. Now parents are asking school board officials why that is the case. In an open letter addressed from Superintent Michael Davino and ...

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UPDATE: Power was restored just after 10:00 a.m. at Caldwell. Students have moved back to their classrooms, and regular dismissal will take place from Caldwell at 3:00 p.m. SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an email to parents, James Caldwell Elementary School Principal David Rennie announced a change in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the first meeting of the new year, the Springfield Board of Education took a major step towards the proposed renovation of the instructional media center (IMC) at Florence Gaudineer Middle School (FMG). At the re-organization meeting, the BOE approved DI Group Architecture ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As part of the 2020 reorganization meeting, the Springfield School Board held its annual reorganization meeting last night. Hillary Turnbull and Scott Silverstein were sworn back in to continue their terms on the BOE. Silverstein served last year as the BOE president. They ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an effort to help teach coding in a fun and relatable to the next generation of the workforce, Jonathan Dayton High School students participated in the Hour of Code activity on Tuesday. Each year for the past few years, Jonathan Dayton holds the Hour of Code to coincide with ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In an effort to curb in school bullying and bring school children of all ages together, the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation has created an initiative called "Start With Hello" Week. At Monday's Springfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the board heard from administrators at ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For students at Jonathan Dayton High School, Wednesday morning brought the opportunity to learn firsthand about, writing publishing and more, directly from the source. Author Greg Neri, who goes by the pen name G. Neri, Skyped in to talk to the students. Neri is primarily a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — With recognition for the program now hitting mainstream media outlets, the Springfield Board of Education updated parents in attendance at Monday's meeting about what the overall success of the Kinful program has meant in terms of decreasing bullying in the district. As ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For the past five years, Alison Gillen has had a lock on sending experiments to the stars. This year, she was rewarded for her efforts. The science teacher at Florence M. Gaudineer's main focus has been her in class work and students, but in the extracurricular field, she also ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Students in the Springfield School District were recently spotlighted as part of CBS News This Morning piece, which looked at the ways the district is combating bullying. The story focused on students at Jonathan Dayton High School and Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School, who ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of Monday's Springfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the board took time to discuss the new culinary teacher who was hired this year. Chef Derrick Gagner joins Chef William Doring on staff, as the district works to expand its offerings in more career and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Less than three weeks after the intial presentation on the search for a new superintendent, consulting firm R-Pat Solutions LLC gave Springfield residents a chance to voice their opinions and receive feedback on the matter in a public forum. R-Pat was selected by the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Monday's Springfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the board recognized a district student with a selected writing in last month's Springfield Library writing contest. Sixth-grader Ahmad Khizar, who goes to Florence M. Gaudineer School, won the contest put on by the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In what has become an annual tradition, Springfield parents converged on Jonathan Dayton High School yesterday evening for the annual basket auction. As Springfield residents chowed down on food they brought from home, they also entered into a variety of contests, including ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the most recent Niche.com rankings, the Springfield School District was honored as one of the best in the best school districts in America. In honor of that recognition, all five principals in the district were celebrated at Monday's board of education (BOE) meeting, and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With the search for the soon-to-be new Springfield superintendent getting underway, the Springfield Board of Education (BOE) has taken the first major step in the process by hiring R-Pat Solutions LLC to conduct the search to fill the role. At Monday's meeting, two ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In an open letter circulated throughout various digital channels in town, Springfield Board of Education (BOE) President Scott Silverstein and Board Vice President Marc Miller released an open letter informing the public of their plans moving forward for the position of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In a move that shakes up the leadership of the Springfield School District, Superintendent Michael Davino will soon be leaving his position after the board declined to renew his contract past the end of this school year. Davino has served in his position as superintendent for ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Launched as an initiative by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation to combat social isolation at school, the week-long slate of activities can go by one of a few names. At Jonathan Dayton High School, it is known as "Say Hello Week," with yesterday marking the end of a full week of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After being announced as New Jersey semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholar competition, two Jonathan Dayton students got their moment in the limelight at Monday's Springfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Seniors Lillian Friedman and Becca Smith were both announced ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Earlier this week, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced a list of semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This year, two Jonathan Dayton students are among the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists. The high school seniors in the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield School District will officially welcome students back to a new school year on Thursday, and with it comes a host of back to school nights in buildings across the district. Each back to school night is a chance for parents in the district to meet the teachers ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With the results of a new Niche.com study released, Springfield Public Schools fared well in overall rankings. The district was seventh overall in the county and number 90 overall state-wide. It was ranked on a variety of categories, and was scored as such: Academics: A-, ...

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