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May 15, 2022

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- During the public comment portion of last week's Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting, parent Liz Hart questioned the process for presenting the new school budget and providing opportunities for questions prior to the budget being approved by the board.   Hart ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education this week accepted the resignation of Jenna Hawkswell, principal of Washington Elementary School, effective June 30.  Hawkswell had been approved in May 2020 and began in September of that year.  Other personnel items at the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex Regional Board of Education unanimously passed the 2022-2023 school budget during its meeting this past Monday.  The total budget is $45,523,626 with a local tax levy of $41,635,870 which represents an increase of $1,013,594 from the current school budget.

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CALDWELL, NJ -- Grover Cleveland Middle School held National Junior Honor Society induction on Wednesday. The following students were inducted: Ryan Anderson Alexis Capaccio Emily Chomko Roselyn Goodgold Julia Kornberg Angelica Parathath Benjamin Pedrazzi Matthew ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- James Caldwell High School was rated No. 70 in New Jersey by U.S. News on Apr. 26.  Students at JCHS have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. U.S. News reported that the high school's AP® participation rate is 63%. The total minority enrollment ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools Superintendent Dr. Christopher Conklin advised parents and guardians that the Health and Physical Education curriculum is being updated to be in line with the current New Jersey state standards. At issue is the introduction of curricula ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex Schools Superintendent Damion Macioci provided an update to the district’s strategic plan on Monday.  Macioci confirmed that all the stakeholder meetings have been completed including the administrators, parents/guardians, students, employees, and board of ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex School District has named its choices for the Middle School Students of the Month of April. Receiving recognition were: Thomas Bertonaschi Gaetano Iavarone Gianna Magliarditi Nikolas Trigo LeeAna Lojek Gabriella ...

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ESSEX FELLS, NJ -- A GoFundMe page has been established for the family of John P. Viggiano, a phys ed and health teacher at Essex Fells Elementary School. Viggiano, 45, was a resident of Basking Ridge. He died suddenly on Friday, April 1. He was married with one son and one daughter. “John ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The National English Honor Society hosted its annual Spring Showcase on March 30. It featured students' spoken word, poetry and musical performances. This event is one of the main fundraising opportunities for the charity of the students' choice. This year, the NEHS ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex School District has named its choices for the Middle School Students of the Month of March. Receiving recognition were: BAND: Aaron Klaff ORCHESTRA: Maggie Simon CHORUS: Christian Waitt ART: DJ Fiore ITALIAN: Sal Sperrazza FRENCH: Ethan Pak SPANISH: ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Frank Lincoln was unanimously approved as principal of Wilson Elementary School during the recent Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting, effective March 22 to June 30. Lincoln became the interim principal in February after serving as vice-principal of James ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- At Monday's meeting of the West Essex Board of Education on Monday, representatives from St. Elizabeth University presented an overview of the school climate assessment and improvement process which is an outcome of the district’s five-year strategic plan.  Elizabeth Hansen ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education was presented a five-year projection of demographics Monday night by Dr. Richard Grip, executive director of Statistical Forecasting LLC. The analysis is inclusive of a historical perspective as well as projections for the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- In April 2020, the Caldwell-West Caldwell community lost James Brown, principal at Grover Cleveland Middle School. On April 1, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the school's annual “Make A Difference Day” will commence. The event will be taking place in person this year with more ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Local police officers Frank Tracy and Chris Niemiec and therapy dogs from Creature Comfort Therapy visited Winston Churchill School. Their visit was in honor of the last day of Reading Across America Week. Ray Santana, the school principal, shared his excitement about the event.

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FAIRFIELD, NJ – Parents told Fairfield Board of Education President Pat Freda and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Ciccotelli that they felt the new changes to take place next September in the school system is a “punishment” for the defeat of the referendum. Speaking at the Feb. 15 meeting, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Fairfield Public Schools received a grant dedicated to professional, social and emotional culture and climate for the entire district. Fairfield’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Ciccotelli said, “I am really excited about the day’s schedule. I think the staff will find it to ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Superintendent of Schools Damion Macioci announced that West Essex Regional Schools will become mask optional effective March 7 following Governor Phil Murphy’s recent announcement regarding masking requirements in public schools.  Macioci confirmed that since the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Although members of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Association have been attending Board of Education meetings regularly for the past several months to voice systemic concerns, their attendance during the meeting held on Valentine’s Day proved to be an ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The following students have been honored as West Essex High School ShopRite All-Stars for the second marking period. All five are seniors: ACADEMICS - Sofia Wissert  ATHLETICS - Chris Corbo  THE ARTS - Ava Buccino  LEADERSHIP - Molly Simon  SERVICE TO THE ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Major changes will be made in the Fairfield Public Schools come next September since the referendum to address the lack of space was defeated last spring.   These changes were discussed at an informational Fairfield Board of Education (BOE) meeting last week. These changes have ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex School District has named its choices for the Middle School Students of the Month of January. Receiving recognition were seventh-graders Thomas Maulbeck, Serena Rauscher and Belmina Kolenovic, and eighth-graders Charlotte Stevens, Sophia Saccone and Maggie ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- As the new Board of Education convened this past Monday, committee appointments and delegates were approved unanimously for 2022.  The curriculum and instruction committee members are Bethany Buccino and Cynthia Egan and will be chaired by Jill Marcus.  Finance and physical ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex Regional Schools Superintendent Damion Macioci updated stakeholders during Monday’s Board of Education meeting with a prepared statement regarding COVID-19 protocols, in-person learning, extra-curricular activities, upcoming events and how decisions are made ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools Superintendent Dr. Christopher Conklin addressed the community with a prepared statement during Monday's Board of Education meeting.  The statement in part responds to recent comments by members of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Association ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education held its reorganization meeting on Monday. Brian McCarthy, business administrator/board secretary, began the meeting by certifying the results of the Nov. 2 election and administering the oath of office to the board members who ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ -- In an email to TAPinto West Essex late Tuesday evening, Fairfield Schools Superintendent Susan Ciccotelli reaffirmed her intention for the district's schools to be reopened for in-class instruction by next Monday. "We are full-day remote for the week of January 3. The reason for ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex Regional Board of Education held its last meeting of the calendar year on Monday and bid goodbye and offered thanks as longtime board member Anne Fahey concludes her ninth year and third term on the board representing Essex Fells.   Fahey has served as policy ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Paula Getty, a resident of West Caldwell who had previously served on the Board of Education from 2009-2015, was appointed unanimously during Monday’s Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting to complete the term of board member Marie Lanfrank, who recently passed ...

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