End-of-year schedule for SOMSD

End-of-year schedule for SOMSD

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As long as the South Orange-Maplewood School District does not see any more emergency closing days, the following is the end-of-year calendar for the 2018-19 school year: Monday, May 25: all schools to be closed for Memorial Day; Thursday, June 20, Friday, June 21, and Monday, June 24: four-hour […]

Annual Holocaust service moves 2 towns

CHS teachers receive Thering Award for education contributions

Annual Holocaust service moves 2 towns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange and Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee sponsored the 42nd annual remembrance service at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange on Sunday, May 5, co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Holocaust Council. The event was co-hosted by the First Presbyterian and Trinity […]

Columbia HS seniors presented with Essex County Scholastic Award

Columbia HS seniors presented with Essex County Scholastic Award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School seniors Leah Miller, left, and Cecilia Munoz, right, were presented with the Essex County Scholastic Award, which recognizes the top two students at each public high school in Essex County. Munoz, a co-captain on the CHS girls soccer team, will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Miller will attend […]

U.N. Indigenous Peoples delegates visit CHS

U.N. Indigenous Peoples delegates visit CHS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School held an Indigenous Peoples Celebration on the evening of May 2, welcoming members of the Indigenous Peoples Committee at the United Nations. The event was organized by CHS Indigenous Peoples Organizing Committee Chairman Hikaru Hayakawa, along with Vice Chairpersons Jeremy Giles and Isabel Wolter, and CHS student volunteers Jasmine […]

CHS students complete cross-content project

CHS students complete cross-content project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School physics teacher Allan Tumolillo, who heads the school’s robotics program, teamed up with CHS art teacher Curtis Grayson to have their students create five new robots. While the robotics students created the actual robots, students from Grayson’s Art 2 class were given the estimated measurements of the robots and […]

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

Annual SOMA baseball and softball parade this Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The annual parade celebrating the kickoff of the 2019 baseball and softball season for South Orange and Maplewood children will be Saturday, April 27. The parade, led by members of the Columbia High School marching band, will leave CHS’ Ritzer Field at 9 a.m. sharp and walk a route along Valley Street […]

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 51st annual Maple Leaf Award Ceremony and brunch on Sunday, May 5, will honor Mike David, Robert McCoy and Mike Summersgill with Maple Leaf Awards for volunteer and community service; Bardin Levavy will be honored posthumously. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients includes both relatively long-time and more recent residents of […]

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