Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools Approve District Goals at Board of Education Meeting

September 21, 2016

WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Completing the next phase of the five-year curriculum plan, as well as an analysis of the short-term and long-term options for facility and staffing needs required to implement a full-day kindergarten program and in-district special education services, were among the major 2016-2017 district goals approved by the Caldwell—West Caldwell Board of Education at its ...

Best-Selling Author Shares Story of "A Blind Man, a Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero” with James Caldwell High School Students

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The morning after the nation observed the 15th anniversary of September 11th, James Caldwell High School invited “Thunder Dog” author and inspirational speaker Michael Hingson, a blind man whose service dog safely escorted him out of the collapsing World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, to give a presentation.

Hingson, who was also joined by a small group ...

West Essex Regional School District Welcomes 18 New Teachers

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — When West Essex Regional School Districts opens its doors on Sept. 6 for the 2016-2017 school year, the district will welcome 18 new staff members. From Aug. 22 thru 25, the new teachers attended an in-district orientation at Kean University, where they were officially welcomed by Superintendent of Schools, Barbara Longo, Director of Curriculum and Instruction ...

NJ Monthly Top High Schools Statistics Reveal James Caldwell High School's Jump to No. 34

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — When the online version of New Jersey Monthly’s ranking of the state’s best public high schools was officially revealed on Sept. 1, the statistics proved why James Caldwell High School jumped from No. 52 in 2014 to No. 34 in 2016.

The bi-annual ranking listed JCHS at No. 52 in 2014 after being at No. 46 two years prior. This year, based on several changes ...

Annual CubMobile Derby Attracts Record Number of Local Scouts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — More than 100 local scouts participating, more than twice the number from previous years, volunteers from packs in West Orange, Livingston, West Caldwell, Verona, East Orange, Maplewood, Montclair, Short Hills, Millburn and Newark recently collaborated on the annual CubMobile Derby in Maplewood.

In the CubMobile Derby, Scouts use gravity to race down the hill at Memorial ...

James Caldwell and West Essex High Schools Ranked in Top 100 Public High Schools by NJ Monthly

WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ – After being ranked at No. 52 in 2014, up from No. 46 in 2012, James Caldwell High School jumped to No. 34 when “New Jersey Monthly” magazine published its bi-annual “Top 100 Public High Schools” ranking this week. On the other hand, West Essex High School, ranked at No. 25 in 2014 and No. 16 in 2012, fell to No. 55 in 2016.

The online ...

Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education Considers School Facility Expansion Referendum

WEST CALDWELL, NJ—Caldwell-West Caldwell Superintendent of Schools James Heinegg outlined the parameters for a referendum on possible expansion of school facilities in the regional district at a board of education meeting on Tuesday.

Heinegg noted that one of the district’s proposed goals for 2016-2017 is to develop a proposal to submit a plan for new facilities in ...

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Tue, September 27, 12:00 PM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

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On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury

September 20, 2016

You’re cordially invited to attend On the Move: A Consumer Conference for People with Spinal Cord Injury on this Friday, September 23rd, 9:30am-4:30 pm, in West Orange, NJ.

The Kessler Foundation conference will provide a rare opportunity for the media to see people with spinal cord injury (SCI) demonstrating how to use various types of robotic ...

Meet Rutgers’ RADICAL Supercomputing Guru

Shantenu Jha is a RADICAL man.

The Rutgers professor wants to enhance personalized medicine, global health, science and engineering through high-performance computing.

Jha and his RADICAL (Rutgers Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory) team operate at the crossroads of computing and science, and their work has benefited research in the molecular ...

Westfield In-Service Readies School Personnel

Westfield Public School teachers and support staff returned to school early this year with an In-Service held on September 7.  The Curriculum, Instruction and Program Department outlined a full schedule for staff at all grade levels.

A variety of topics were covered, from curriculum development and technology to CPR.  For example, elementary teachers attended differentiated ...