Education

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) ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - The giving season is fast approaching and students of Fairfield Adlai. Stevenson and Winston Churchill Schools are doing their part to pay it forward through charitable events. To kick things off, Adlai. Stevenson School Student Council members successfully collected more than ...

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MOUNT POCONO, PA – Jack Sullivan, the athletic director of County College of Morris (CCM), recently received the Region XIX Ron Case Athletic Director of the Year Award at the Region XIX Fall Meeting held at the Mount Airy Resort in Mount Pocono, Penn. This prestigious award is presented annually ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Juliann Hoebee, West Essex High School’s assistant principal, and Luisa Tamburri, West Essex Middle School assistant principal, presented a Violence and Vandalism Report to the West Essex Regional Board of Education during Monday’s meeting. In addition to presenting the data ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The month of October at Orchard School in West Caldwell sees the children settling into established routines throughout the day.   According to Education.com, “One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Keeping in mind that not all young children develop their social skills or learning ability at equal rates, Trinity Academy in Caldwell has begun offering Transitional Kindergarten this year. Students who miss the Oct. 1 cut-off date, who require more time, or who might not be ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Educators from across the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District who were recently awarded more than $17,000 from the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation were recognized by the board of education on Monday night.  “As money comes in, we would like the money to go out ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Ryan Gupta, director of curriculum and instruction for the West Essex Regional School District, presented the assessment report for the 2017-2018 West Essex school year, including the PARCC and AP scores, at Monday night's board of education meeting. He noted that the SAT, ACT ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - Approximately 50 residents attended the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting on Monday seeking information about a proposal to hire a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO).  Since 2009, Det. Paul Mazzeo of the West Caldwell Police Department has acted in the ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - The Orchard School has begun the 2018-2019 school year with a mission to help kids adjust to the changes that being back in class entails. According to "KidsHealth," some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Edward W. Ding, a senior at West Essex High School, has been named among the semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These students represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors who comprise the 16,000 semifinalists in the 64rd annual ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — As many attempt to savor the last couple of days of summer, West Essex Regional School District staff and administrators are already in full swing preparing for next week’s school opening.  Superintendent Barbara Longo apprised the members of the board of education during ...

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CALDWELL, NJ - In a unanimous vote by a quorum of Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education members on Monday, approval was given for a question to be presented to voters on Nov. 6 asking for the 2018-2019 school budget to be increased by $600,000 in order to “employ additional personnel and to ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the summer comes to an end, it’s time to prepare for a brand new school year. During this time, The Orchard School is reminding parents that it’s not all about trendy supplies, but about mentally preparing their children for a new environment. Starting or returning back to ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Venancio “Venny” Fuentes, professor and chair of the Department of Engineering Technologies and Engineer Science at County College of Morris (CCM), has been selected as the sole recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2018 Faculty Award for the Northeast ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – The County College of Morris (CCM) is offering two Career Showcases this month to share what the best careers are in information technology (IT) and manufacturing, including what they pay, the demand and what education is required to succeed in those fields. The first Career ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Over the last decade, Michael Downey has accumulated a substantial number of protegees and followers who swear by his photographic expertise. Downey recently celebrated 10 years as a photography instructor at Unique Photo in Fairfield, and both his takes and his extensive ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey today announced the launch of 30 new national Girl Scout badges exclusively for girls ages 5-18 at County College of Morris (CCM), a nationally designated center of excellence for cybersecurity education. The badges, which are immediately ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed West Essex Public Schools No. 26, and ranked West Essex High School No. 51 among traditional public high schools in the state. Niche gave West Essex Public ...

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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA— At Penn State University’s College of Information Sciences and Technology’s (IST) first-ever summer camp aimed at providing teachers with fundamental cybersecurity principles and its intersection with data science, the West Essex Regional School District was one of only two New ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The University Women of West Essex (UWWE) recently awarded five college scholarships to deserving women, which is the central aim of UWWE.   For many years, the UWWE has presented scholarships to area high school students, as well as to mature women returning to ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ - Cynthia Murren Di Giovanna, a Rockaway resident who grew up in Roseland and graduated from West Essex Regional High School, died suddenly on July 22 at 53 years old. Di Giovanna spent 15 years as a teacher in West Orange and was the recipient of several accolades for teaching ...

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