Teacher Discontent with Insurance Provider, Possibility of August School Start, Adoption of Focus Areas Highlight Summit BOE Meeting

April 20, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The centerpiece of the April 19 Summit Board of Education meeting was intended to be the approval of new 'Focus Areas' for the Summit Public Schools and, while that agenda highlight was indeed addressed, the meeting also included several unexpected developments, including an emotional plea from a parent and the attendance of dozens of District teachers who came to express ...

Healy Tabbed as Summit H.S. Athletic Director as Search for New Hoops Coach Begins

SUMMIT, NJ - Dan Healy, Summit High School Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach since 2014, has been selected as the next Summit High School Director of Athletics effective July 1. Healy will succeed Harvey Cohen, who was named interim Director in December of 2017 upon the resignation of then-AD Patrick 'PJ' Scarpello.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang will be formally recommending ...

College Readiness Topic of Fourth Installment of 17-18 Parent Wellness Series Apr. 24

SUMMIT, NJ - Licensed psychologist and Certified Master Coach Dr. Joel Ingersoll has a message scrolled on his whiteboard: 'College Admission Does Not Guarantee College Readiness!"

Ingersoll, President and founder of Oradell-based Take On College -- which helps students develop effective high school and college transition and career success skills, and helps their parents ...

Welsh Scholarship Application Process Now Open to Young Summit Women

SUMMIT, NJ - Applications for the Beverly Jeanne Welsh Scholarship Fund are now available through the guidance offices at Kent Place School, Oak Knoll School and Summit High School. The Welsh Scholarship is open to young women who demonstrate financial need, who are permanent residents of Summit, and who currently attend or have graduated from one of these Summit high schools.

The scholarship ...

School Board, Board of School Estimate Unanimously Approve $64 Million 2018-19 Summit Public School District Budget

SUMMIT, NJ - There were no surprises at either the special Board of Education meeting or the Board of School Estimate meeting held last night at City Hall to approve the $64 million final 2018-19 Summit Public Schools budget.  

The $64,005,589 budget was also confirmed and approved earlier on first pass by the County, so no modifications will be needed. The budget has a 1.4 ...

STEAM Carnival Set for Apr. 21

SUMMIT, NJ - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math -- STEAM for short -- will comprise a five-ring, fun festival for Summit students in grades K - 5, all of whom are invited to a free STEAM Carnival April 21 at Jefferson Elementary School.

From 10 a.m - 2 p.m., games, prizes and food will all be part of the activities available at the third annual event. Jefferson Elementary ...

NJ School Business Officials Organization Honors Lou Pepe with 'Distinguished Service Award'

SUMMIT, NJ - Louis Pepe, Assistant Superintendent for Business for the Summit Public Schools, has been honored by the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) -- an organization that he was formerly the president of -- with the NJASBO Distinguished Service Award.

The organization honored Pepe for his "dedication to the business administrator ...

Additional State Aid May Fund Part-Time District Security Position

SUMMIT, NJ - Projecting, based on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's budget proposal, that it will receive $350,000+ more than anticipated from the state next year, the Summit Public School District, its administrators and the Summit Board of Education welcomed the development.

“It’s all good news for Summit,” said Lou Pepe, Assistant ...

'Nobody Will Hear Our Voices if We Are Silenced Behind Walls': Students, Parents Critical of District's Handling of Summit Middle School Walkout

SUMMIT, NJ - Students and parents alike, with one exception, voiced their disagreement -- during the public comment section of last night's Board of Education Meeting -- with how the Summit Public School District handled the March 14 school walkout at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS).

District administrators and officials responded by saying ...

Students of All Ages Across Summit Participate in School Walkout

SUMMIT, NJ - Students across Summit walked out of their classrooms this morning at 10 a.m. in support of the National School Walkout to protest gun violence which was held on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, FL, high school shooting where 17 people were killed.  

The 17-minute walkout was intended to convince Congress to improve gun-control ...

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April 13, 2018

Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss is for anyone who wants to learn how to support a grieving child or youth.  While loss due to death will be the primary focus of this seminar, the concepts that will be presented are applicable to all types of loss.  It is especially important for parents and grandparents, teachers, members of community organizations, coaches, ...