202 schools participate in NJ Dept. of Agriculture fresh produce program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced that 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — the highest number since the program began in 2008. FFVP will be offered in 16 counties, including new additions Gloucester and Somerset, during the […]

Kean U’s Scholar Academy accepts 22 East Orange high school students

Kean U’s Scholar Academy accepts 22 East Orange high school students

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-two current East Orange high school students have been accepted into the Kean University Scholar Academy, a dual-enrollment program that offers qualified students the opportunity to earn college credits while still attending high school. The first cohort began learning earlier this summer, when select students from throughout the state attended a […]

Eighth-grade graduates reflect on their time at Cicely Tyson School

Eighth-grade graduates reflect on their time at Cicely Tyson School

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Eighth-graders at the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing Arts graduated on June 18 at Paul Robeson Stadium and are looking forward to the next stop on their academic journeys. Reflecting on their middle school years, students recently shared some favorite memories from their tenure at Tyson. “I was dancing […]

Hands-on projects in Cicely Tyson School classroom inspire students

Hands-on projects in Cicely Tyson School classroom inspire students

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Marrying lessons with hands-on projects is what teacher Paulette Thompson does best. Thompson, a mild cognitive impairment teacher for grades six through eight at the Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing Arts in East Orange, had her students plant hostas as part of a culminating activity for a science lesson.  […]

East Orange high schoolers accepted into Kean Scholar Academy

East Orange high schoolers accepted into Kean Scholar Academy

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-two East Orange high school students have been accepted into the Kean Scholar Academy, a dual-enrollment program that offers qualified students the opportunity to earn college credits while still attending high school. The first cohort starts this summer, when select students from throughout the state will begin a four-week summer orientation […]

Tyson School students learn about financial literacy, make donations

Tyson School students learn about financial literacy, make donations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Cicely Tyson Elementary School recently learned a great deal about financial literacy. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students made the decision to participate in charitable giving.  Student Sanai London gave a brief overview of her group’s experience with the Money Smart Program during the pandemic. Sanai shared concepts […]

East Orange elementary school holds successful back-to-school night

East Orange elementary school holds successful back-to-school night

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Six months in, COVID-19 continues to plague the nation, and children are continuing their virtual learning at home. As many school buildings in New Jersey remain closed, Cicely Tyson Elementary School in East Orange held its back-to-school night in the schoolyard. Able to reconnect with students and parents after months of […]

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