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Rotating Drop Schedule Proposed for West Essex Middle School

December 12, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex Middle School (WEMS) principal Vee Popat presented a proposal to the West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday to incorporate a rotate-and-drop schedule beginning in September 2019. This schedule would be consistent with West Essex High School’s (WEHS) schedule that began in 2014, he explained.

Popat noted that the current schedule ...

Earn Extra Credit Through Online Winterim Courses at County College of Morris

RANDOLPH, NJ — Registration is still taking place for the Winterim semesters at County College of Morris (CCM).

Winterim classes, which are offered online in a condensed format, are a convenient way to earn some extra credit and stay on course to graduate. Two Winterim sessions are offered at CCM, a four-week session that begins on Friday, Dec. 21, and a two-week session that begins on ...

Young Entrepreneurs to Present at Roseland's "Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow" Holiday Bazaar

ROSELAND, NJ — Young entrepreneurs from Roseland will be selling their products on Saturday at the first “Kids Today, Entrepreneurs Tomorrow” holiday shopping bazaar, organized by Roseland resident Margaret Wohltmann after her 8-year-old twins, Joseph and Samantha, recently showed interest in “opening their own business.”

Wohltmann, a business teacher at ...

CCM to Host Hour of Code Event: Don’t Just Use Technology, Create It

RANDOLPH, NJ – Regardless of what field an individual is in or plans to pursue, County College of Morris (CCM) says knowing how to code can provide a distinct advantage.

To help people get started, the CCM Department of Information Technologies and Computer Science Club is hosting an Hour of Code event on Dec. 4, 6 and 8 as part of an annual global movement to expose people to ...

Trinity Academy Builder's Club Gives Back at Thanksgiving

CALDWELL, NJ - Trinity Academy’s Builder’s Club, the Junior High School division of the Kiwanis Club Organization, recently organized a school-wide collection of food to share with local families in need. 

Each class from the pre-kindergarten through eighth grades donated specific items to share.  Those items were then sorted and the members of the Builder’s Club ...

James Caldwell Announces Shop Rite Stars for Marking Period One

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School (JCHS) has announced that its ShopRite Stars for the first marking period of the 2018-2019 school year include Victoria Soder for community service, Jessica Rizzo for academics, Charles Pierce for athletics, Elizabeth Murray for leadership and Nicole Caracappa for arts.

All five winners were presented certificates of outstanding achievement ...

West Essex Area Recovering from Nightmare November Nor'easter

WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ - Schools in both the West Essex and Caldwell-West Caldwell districts were closed Friday, one day after an unexpectedly intense winter storm dumped about half a foot of snow on the region in a brief amount of time, making roads treacherous and snarling traffic for hours between the end of the school day and the end of an extended rush hour.

The storm's arrival, ...

Voters Approve Full-Day Kindergarten in Caldwell-West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - After nearly three years of planning and mobilizing by district parents and leaders, the Caldwell-West Caldwell school district will initiate a full-day kindergarten schedule beginning in September 2019.

A ballot question presented during last week's election asked if the voters would support an additional $600,000 annual school budget for full-day kindergarten.

Washington Elementary Principal Retires and More From Caldwell-West Caldwell

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education and Superintendent James Heinegg accepted Barbara Adams’ retirement as principal of Washington Elementary School during Monday's board of education meeting. Adams has been principal since 2001 and her retirement becomes effective on Jan. 31, 2019.

Ryan Stevens, a student at James Caldwell High School, was recognized ...


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Orchard Center for Learning Acknowledges November: 'National Bread Month'

November 28, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Naturally, when everyone thinks of November, the focus is on Thanksgiving – wonderful turkey dinners, time with family and friends, new and old traditions celebrated and handed down to future generations. 

However, there is also another reason to be thankful for this time of year. Orchard Center for Learning notes that November is Harvest time, and with that ...