Education

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.  The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision.  “We know that reaching a high vaccination level ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — West Essex Board of Education President Maryadele Wojtowicz began last Monday's meeting with the announcement that the board has received the Carol E. Larsen Master Board Certification from New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA).  The certification is the highest ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Grover Cleveland Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for May: Grade 6 - Malia Yedan Grade 7 - Luis DaCosta Grade 8 - Annabella Grosso   

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — For the first time since March 2020, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education, in an attempt to return to normalcy, met in person at the Harrison School with social distancing measures in place.  It was reported by Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg that the board would ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex Regional School District’s Supervisor of Social Studies, World Languages and ESL, Laura Drago presented an update to the Board of Education during the meeting held on May 10.  This is an ongoing initiative whereby the academic supervisors report on highlighted ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ - In a statement just released by Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg, the Caldwell-West Caldwell school district’s elementary schools will begin a full day, with lunch effective June 1.  This will be the first time since March 2020 the students will have a full day of live ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 104 juniors in a ceremony last week. The ceremony was held  on Thursday, May 6 under the large tent outside the West Essex High School Gymnasium.    Special awards were given to: Caroline Blanchard-Educator ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional School District has been honored with the designation for Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).  This designation “recognizes and celebrates school districts for their support and commitment to ...

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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 April. Receiving recognition were seventh-graders Carly Levitt, Guilia Zampano and Emily Greczek; and eighth-graders Liciana Musano, Ryan Bisaccio and Alexis Apolito.

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The budget for the 2021-2022 school year, effective July 1, was approved by a quorum during the board of education meeting held on May 3. In attendance President Dan Cipoletti, Vice-President Julianne Gross and board member Chris Elko approved the budget that has a local tax ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex high school STEM Club has been planning an outdoor classroom for the past few years. In 2019, the club launched its Green Team initiative with members from the student body to the upper administration. While COVID-19 temporarily put many of its plans to the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The following pupils have been names as the Students of the Month for April at the Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell: Sixth Grade - Caterina Coutinho Seventh Grade - Gabriela Adams Eighth Grade - Avery Geher

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Members of the West Essex High school WEuKNIGHT peer leadership program volunteered their time to facilitate a day of fun with the seventh-graders.  Activities included get-to-know you games, team-building activities, a building scavenger hunt and more. Events were held ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional Board of Education unanimously passed the 2021-2022 school budget during their meeting on April 26. The total budget is $44,510,032 with a local tax levy of $40,892,168 which represents an increase of $46,448 or .10% from the current ...

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NEW JERSEY — In the year of coronavirus, school district superintendent salaries increased 2.9% statewide to a median cost of $174,689, up from $169,689 the year before, recently released state Education Department data show. West Essex Superintendent Damion Macioci made $174,620, statewide ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield residents overwhelmingly voted against the $30 million school expansion and renovation referendum in Tuesday’s election. There were 206 votes in favor of the referendum and 787 against it, 20.75 percent of voters to 79.25 percent, respectively.  Fairfield Board of ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education met Monday night and presented multiple reports to the community.  Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg’s report provided an update from Director of Special Services Jessica Abramovich, who shared an overview of district initiatives ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — If residents do not vote for the Fairfield Public School’s $30 million referendum for additions and renovations in Tuesday’s election, the state’s debt service aid will not be available to offset the cost to Fairfield taxpayers, said Lisa Gorab, referendum bond counsel advisor, at ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex Regional Board of Education began its meeting on April 14 recognizing two high school seniors who reside in Essex Fells, Avery Shaw and Emma Saccone, for their volunteerism and work with the West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS).   Joining the board was Peter ...

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ESSEX COUNTY. NJ — When the pandemic began in March 2020, direction regarding the school day and instruction from the New Jersey Department of Education to local public-school districts was issued in broad strokes with little specifics, leaving much of the details to the individual districts until ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The reopening of Stevenson School presented some traffic complications that have caused the Fairfield Police Department to institute some changes to the traffic flow outside the school. "When planning anything, sometimes things look good on paper but in practicality, they do not ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Three students from Grover Cleveland Middle School have been chosen as official entrants into the 2021 Count Basie Center Teen & College Film Fest. Eighth-grader Charlie Cosgrove entered a film entitled "The Aliens of Titan Episode One." He created a stop-motion film on the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The following students have been honored as West Essex High School ShopRite All-Stars for the third marking period: ACADEMICS - Joseph Bejjani ATHLETICS - Carson Barry THE ARTS - Grant King LEADERSHIP - Isabella DeRose SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY - Avery Shaw

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CALDWELL, NJ — The following pupils have been names as the Students of the Month for March at the Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell: Sixth Grade - Sonia Jagen  Seventh Grade - Morgan Manriquez Eighth Grade - Dylan Bornstein

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CALDWELL, NJ — Grover Cleveland Middle School will be honoring its late former principal James Brown with a day of service, now entitled “Make a Difference Day,” on April 1. Brown passed away last spring due to complications from COVID-19. To honor Brown, Principal John Bertollo announced ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — On March 15-16, Dr. Paul Wichansky visited Washington School in West Caldwell, New Jersey, to share his experiences with his disabilities: cerebral palsy and hearing loss. Dr. Paul is a motivational speaker who travels between different schools to speak about his disabilities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education unanimously approved architectural plans to be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Education for the James Caldwell High School Courtyard Dining Project.  The project was approved during the March 8 meeting as part of the ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The valedictorian and salutatorian have been named for the West Essex High School Class of 2021. Jonah Finkelstein will be the valedictorian. Morgan Sindle has been named the salutatorian.  

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