Even in uncertain times, Cicely Tyson School helps families

Even in uncertain times, Cicely Tyson School helps families

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Spurred by phone calls received from teachers and counselors about family members of students getting sick with COVID-19, Cicely L. Tyson Middle School/High School Assistant Principal Ameenah Poole wanted to make a difference. During an instructional leadership team meeting, along with Principal John English, she suggested the staff make care packages […]

Stay-at-home order inspires assistant principal

Stay-at-home order inspires assistant principal

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The 30-day extension of the public health emergency in New Jersey inspired Cicely L. Tyson High School/Middle School Assistant Principal Elvin Williamson to host a virtual karaoke event for staff.  “I thought that it would be a great activity to uplift our staff,” Williamson said. “Karaoke is fun, entertaining and good […]

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

Area schools, thespians nominated for Foxy Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Each year Montclair State University hosts the Theatre Night Awards ceremony to promote and advance the commitment to high-quality straight play production in New Jersey’s secondary schools. The awards honor the accomplishments of individual achievement of both students and educators in the areas of performance, direction, design and technical theater, as […]

EO mayor delivers second State of the City address

EO mayor delivers second State of the City address

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green gave his 2020 State of the City address on Feb. 24 to a standing-room only audience at the Jean L. James Theater at Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts. Green celebrated the administration’s progress, including receiving an A+ Standard & Poor’s […]

Vanguard to present ‘For the Love of Charlie Brown’ at Montclair Art Museum

Vanguard to present ‘For the Love of Charlie Brown’ at Montclair Art Museum

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Students from Montclair, South Orange, West Orange, Newark and other towns in Essex County will present “For the Love of Charlie Brown” at the Montclair Art Museum this weekend. The musical features all of the beloved “Peanuts” characters and songs from “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy” and various Peanuts television […]

Cicely Tyson School hosts MLK Day celebration 

Cicely Tyson School hosts MLK Day celebration 

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Each January, it is customary for schools to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Together with East Orange City Council, the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Division of Senior Services and the East Orange School District, Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing & Fine Arts remembered Martin Luther King […]

Cicely Tyson School initiates 2019 anti-bullying campaign 

Cicely Tyson School initiates 2019 anti-bullying campaign 

EAST ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Oct. 7, Cicely L. Tyson Elementary School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange kicked off its anti-bullying campaign during the “Week of Respect” with a pep rally about HIBs and WIGs, which refer to harassment, intimidation and bullying and wildly important goals, respectively. Principal Passion Moss-Hasan shared […]

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