Education

Grimshaw Hired as LCJSMS Assistant Principal; School Provides Construction Update

4bf0cd41e66ad2278fed_th-64.jpeg
4bf0cd41e66ad2278fed_th-64.jpeg

SUMMIT, NJ - In a comprehensive letter e-mailed to parents, Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) Principal Matthew Block has announced that Nicholas A. Grimshaw has been hired as Assistant Principal, Student Affairs.  Grimshaw joins the district from Ridgewood Public Schools, where he has served as a seventh and eighth grade Social Studies teacher, Lacrosse coach, and administrative intern.  

Grimshaw replaces Jeffrey Heaney, who is leaving LCJSMS to accept a principal position in Warren.  Heaney's last day in Summit is August 15.
 
Block said, "After conducting many interviews in the first round, selected candidates were interviewed by a committee made up of LCJSMS teachers and staff members, a guidance counselor, a parent, a supervisor, administrators, and members of the Central Office team.  Mr. Grimshaw impressed the committee with his background in middle school education, his creativity and new ideas, his experiences in Ridgewood, his ability to communicate, and his thorough, thoughtful, and student-centered responses to many challenging questions and scenarios."
 
 
Block said he is. "Hopeful that Mr. Grimshaw will be able to join us full-time before the end of August.  He is still working out some logistical details in Ridgewood, so we should have a clear picture of his exact starting date soon."
 
In the letter, Block also detailed the construction projects ongoing at the school, which he described as. "A major overhaul of the entire building.  There is work being done...everywhere!"  The projects include:
 
Former Science Labs Becoming Classrooms
 
The new classrooms are almost complete and will be ready for opening day.  They are on schedule, but cleaning and preparation of the building for the school year will take us right up until September 4.  As a result, the school will not be open to visitors before September 4.
 
New Science Labs
 
The labs are slated to be completed for the beginning of the second marking period.  They remain on schedule for on-time completion.  Block noted that LCJSMS  teachers have done a lot of planning to make sure that students get the highest level of instruction in Science during the first marking period, even in the absence of physical laboratory spaces.  
 
Auditorium
 
The circa 1922 facility will have its historical charm preserved, while becoming a high-tech state-of-the-art performance space.  The school has been preparing for a year to have the auditorium off-line for most of this school year.  Alternate plans have been made, and there will be just as many concerts, a Fall play, and a Spring musical.  

 
Find Your Homeroom Program

Due to the extensive construction happening throughout our building, the school will be hosting a special program for any incoming sixth grader who would like to participate.  The program will take place at LCJSMS at 3 p.m. on September 3.  
 
Sixth grade students are encouraged to gather near the front door of the school prior to 3 p.m.  At that time, school administrators will gather sixth graders by homeroom, and a seventh or eighth grade guide will take each homeroom group of students to see their homeroom space only.  A brief welcome reception will follow in the cafeteria.  Students will be dismissed at approximately 3:30 p.m. The program is not required, and students can elect to find their homerooms on the first day of school.

Students will receive their schedules during the last week of August, and should come to the event knowing their homeroom number and/or homeroom teacher's last name.  Parents are welcome to wait at the school while their students participate in the program.
 
Block concluded by noting that there will be a September PTO Welcome Back Coffee event held on September 18, at 8:30 a.m. in the school's cafeteria.  The event provides a forum for parents to ask questions, and Block will also provide a construction update.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_9a5deedfa0719c5c7c68_35c2f75239e5a57bb71f_tricia-walker

Sun, February 25, 9:30 AM

Calvary Church, Summit

Tricia Walker-Three Chords and the Truth: A ...

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_2e2e4830042112095f66_94f09724857a937db1ac_d6404e0a-7afd-4279-b56f-19b0f9b2138c

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend Open House

Carousel_image_087643a04f42d6d72cbf_tapevents_rockette

Sun, February 25, 11:00 AM

The Connection, Summit

Rockette Style Workshop Series

Arts & Entertainment

Summit Fire Department Blotter

01/01/2018 9:26 am     FD dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, car vs. pole in front of 196 GLENSIDE AVENUE.  On arrival occupant was out of the vehicle.  Summit EMS assumed patient contact. FD made notification to the power company to make repairs.  Summit PD remained on scene for traffic control and road closure until repairs were made.

01/02/2018 7:36 pm ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

2/5 - ...

Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

February 23, 2018

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:

video.foxbusiness.com

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?

Investors love to rally around a stock story. Today it’s all about the FAANG stocks. Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) are a major reason why the S&P 500 rallied so much in 2017. Mr. Market is convinced the FAANGs are impervious to a sell-off. “Its different this time” is ringing loud and clear, but will the outcome really be that ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...