Golda Och Academy to Host Programs for Families Interested in Transitioning from Public to Private School

December 5, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Recognizing that families looking to switch their children from public school to private Jewish day school often have several questions about the transition process, Golda Och Academy is hosting two upcoming Coffee & Conversation meetings at the Wilf Lower School Campus in West Orange on Dec. 15 and Jan. 18.

Although students from a variety of Jewish ...

Vocational Technical High School West Caldwell Campus Students Explore Educational and Career Options at Disability Mentoring Day

EAST HANOVER, NJ — A handful of students with disabilities from the West Caldwell Campus of Essex County Vocational Technical High School were among more than 100 students from 11 schools that recently visited Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) for National Disability Mentoring Day—a day of career exploration for students with special needs.

The annual ...

Trinity Academy of Caldwell to Host Sixth Annual 5K Reindeer Run/Walk and Jingle Jam

CALDWELL, NJ — Trinity Academy, a Catholic School for children Pre-K- eighth grade, is hosting its sixth annual “5K Reindeer Run/Walk” on Saturday, followed by the “Jingle Jam” holiday festivities for the whole family.

Over the past five years, Trinity has its participation each year with more than 1,000 runners in 2015. The before and after celebrations on ...

West Essex Middle School Students take on Thanksgiving Food Drive

CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex Middle School is thanking all those in the community who recently participated in the Caldwell Pantry Food Drive before Thanksgiving Break.  

According to West Essex Regional Schools, the middle school was able to donate boxes and boxes full of food donations. Special services teacher Seton Ahearn's class was able to bring in the ...

West Essex Regional Board of Education Approves Eight Coaching Positions & Congratulates Girls Hockey Team

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional Board of Education on Monday approved the appointment of eight coaches, in both winter and spring activities and in both stipend-supported and volunteer positions.

In addition, the board congratulated the West Essex Regional High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey Team, which, on Nov. 18, snapped the 144-game-winning streak of No.1 ...

James Caldwell High School Announces First-Quarter ShopRite Stars

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — James Caldwell High School (JCHS) this week announced the first-quarter ShopRite Stars of the 2016-2017 school year. Recognized for their excellence in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, leadership and community service, the senior students are nominated every marking period in each of the areas, and the students are then notified and their photo displayed at ...

James Caldwell Football Coach to Step Down after 53 Years

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Ken Trimmer, long-time football coach at James Caldwell High School, announced his retirement this week after 53 years.

Trimmer graduated from Montclair State College in 1964, and began teaching and coaching in Caldwell-West Caldwell (CWC) that fall. He retired as a teacher in 2010, but has continued to serve as head coach of the football team. 

In his 53 ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell District Reviews Short-and Long-term Plans for Facilities and Full-Day Kindergarten

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – A presentation by Caldwell-West Caldwell (CWC) Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg and Assistant Superintendent Scott Klepesch on Monday about facilities planning, instructional programming and the potential for initiatives like full-day kindergarten reviewed the ways that the district has handled the need for space in recent years, and what the short-range and long-range ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell K-Kids Engage in Community and International Service Projects

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — K-Kids, an international student-led organization and a program of Kiwanis International providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership locally run in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell-West Essex, had Caldwell-West Caldwell elementary school students engaged in several projects this fall.

Jefferson ...

Grant to Support Purchase of Greenhouse and Hands-on Gardening Experience Grover Cleveland Middle School

CALDWELL, NJ — A $50000 grant from BASF Corporation recently awarded to Principal James Brown of Grover Cleveland Middle School (GCMS) in Caldwell will be used to purchase and install a GCMS Greenhouse Garden for students, teachers, families and community members to connect learning with living as responsible citizens of Earth.

The awarded grants, given each year in support of ...

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Upcoming Events

Thu, December 8, 5:30 PM

Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell

Milk and Bookies


Tue, December 13, 12:00 PM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Turtle Tots Program Returns to the Cora Hartshorn ...

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Essex County College's West Essex Campus Open House Set for Saturday

December 6, 2016

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex campus of Essex County College will conduct an open house for prospective students Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The campus is at 730 Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell.

Prospective students who attend the open house will have their application fee waived. If qualified, they will receive an on-the-spot admission decision.

What's going on at Rutgers this week?

The semester might be winding down, but Rutgers still has plenty to offer students and New Brunswick residents alike. Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets on campus.

Monday, Dec. 5

Rutgers women’s basketball team will square off against James Madison University at 7 p.m. in The RAC. Tickets are free for students.

If you’re ready ...

Tamaques Elementary Launches New 'Makerspace' Initiative

With the objective of fostering students' critical thinking, imagination and creativity, Westfield Public School librarian Christine Pitarresi has spearheaded a new program at Tamaques Elementary, called "Makerspace." Observing current trends and needs for growing minds, Ms. Pitarresi enthusiastically noted, "We used to be a society of makers, now we are ...