Longtime Bloomfield HS art teacher set to retire

Longtime Bloomfield HS art teacher set to retire

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Julie Cortese, a Bloomfield High School art teacher, primarily in computer art and photography, will be retiring at the end of this month. In a Friday, June 3, interview at the school, Cortese, who attended Brookdale Elementary, North Junior High and graduated from BHS in 1974, said she began teaching in 1997, […]

Area school districts named Best Communities for Music Education

Area school districts named Best Communities for Music Education

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As schools across the nation regain their cadence with the return to in-person learning and the reduction in mandates, the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation celebrates its 2022 list of Best Communities for Music Education. Now in its 23rd year, the 2022 program has recognized 738 school districts across 44 […]

Gifted and talented students in Bloomfield show what they can do

Gifted and talented students in Bloomfield show what they can do

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In the Bloomfield Gifted and Talented Program for elementary school students, lunchtime can also be an opportunity for nourishment of the mind for students who excel beyond the standard core curriculum. According to Paul Alban, a fifth-grade teacher at Brookdale Elementary School and the district coordinator for the Gifted and Talented Program, […]

Backstop program helps Bloomfield students fight learning loss

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Faced with a disruption of student progress because of pandemic-related school closures, the Bloomfield School District administration and the Bloomfield Board of Education have initiated a program to provide help to eligible students. Simply called “Backstop,” the program began in September. According to Bloomfield Assistant Superintendent of Schools Joseph Fleres, what distinguishes […]

Foster selected as Bloomfield’s Teacher of the Year

Foster selected as Bloomfield’s Teacher of the Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After 21 years in the district, Watsessing Elementary School second-grade teacher Laura Foster has been selected as the Bloomfield School District Teacher of the Year. A 1997 Bloomfield High School graduate, Foster attended and was promoted from the Brookdale Elementary and Bloomfield Middle schools. She graduated from Caldwell College in 2001 and […]

Watsessing School in Bloomfield has s-two-pendous day

Watsessing School in Bloomfield has s-two-pendous day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Pun-tastic vibes brought the Watsessing Elementary School community two-gether on Feb. 22, aka Tuesday, 2/22/22. It was a happy day for numerologists, but Watsessing teachers were jumping for joy, too, because of the profusion of twos and the scholastic possibilities. Some teachers even came to work wearing tutus! On the first floor, […]

Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

Bloomfield School District obtains bronze level from Sustainable Jersey

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District science supervisor Lou Cappello presented the Sustainable Jersey Certification results to the Bloomfield Board of Education and district administrators at the BOE meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 21, saying that schools in the district have achieved the bronze level certification. The district as a whole does not apply to be […]

Bloomfield emergency responders welcome students back to school

Bloomfield emergency responders welcome students back to school

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield police and fire personnel greeted town children as they headed back to school on Sept. 8. The emergency personnel also reminded residents to drive slowly and stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

Bloomfield School District discusses sustainability at BOE meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Administrators in the Bloomfield School District addressed sustainability in the schools at the July 20 Board of Education meeting, after residents wrote in to the public comment portion of the meeting to ask about green initiatives. Solar panels were mentioned several times, with Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres saying that, in order to […]

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