CHS’ Parnassian Society to raise curtain on ‘Duplicity’

CHS’ Parnassian Society to raise curtain on ‘Duplicity’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Parnassian Society, the award-winning drama club of Columbia High School, will continue its longstanding tradition of fall performances, opening “Duplicity,” by Stephen J. Stubelt, this Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. Performances will be conducted virtually and will be free to the public. Additional performances are Friday, Nov. […]

Achieve Foundation awards $43,623 in educator grants districtwide

Achieve Foundation awards $43,623 in educator grants districtwide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Achieve Foundation has awarded $43,623 in grants to educators in the South Orange–Maplewood School District.  The 36 grants, designed to be used for professional development, software, materials and programs, ran the gamut of topics, proving that the educators in the SOMSD are as individual and creative as the grants themselves. Themes […]

Taylor presents on inequity in South Orange–Maplewood School District

Taylor presents on inequity in South Orange–Maplewood School District

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood Superintendent of Schools Ronald Taylor attended the South Orange board of trustees meeting on Sept. 29, giving the trustees a presentation on equity in the school district, as was requested by trustee Donna Coallier. During the presentation, Taylor shared statistics on equity in high school AP classes and outlined […]

Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Black Parents Workshop has announced two new members to its board of trustees: former South Orange Village Trustee Deborah Davis Ford and former interim Columbia High School Principal Kalisha Morgan.  “With the addition of Ms. Davis Ford and Dr. Morgan to our board of trustees, we continue to anchor the work […]

Four new members join Maplewood Community Board on Police

Four new members join Maplewood Community Board on Police

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four new members were unanimously appointed to the Maplewood Community Board on Police at the Township Committee’s Sept. 1 meeting, joining the seven other members on the board meant to review police activity in town and to work with Maplewood on improving the relationship between the community and the Maplewood Police Department. […]

SOMSD to begin school year virtually

SOMSD to begin school year virtually

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four days after the South Orange–Maplewood School District presented its fall reopening plan, with three options to choose from as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent the normal back-to-school fanfare September would usually bring, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing New Jersey school districts to begin the […]

CHS Midnight Madness Committee donates to senior families in need

CHS Midnight Madness Committee donates to senior families in need

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When a group of Columbia High School senior parents signed on to help coordinate Midnight Madness, the annual substance-and-phone-free mystery trip held on the night of graduation, they thought they’d be following in the footsteps of their predecessors. Midnight Madness is a more than 30-year tradition at Columbia, and […]

CHS welcomes new principal Frank Sanchez

CHS welcomes new principal Frank Sanchez

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A pandemic might have closed the South Orange–Maplewood School District’s school buildings in March, but Frank Sanchez has been walking the halls of Columbia High School since July 1. He’s allowed to, though — he just became the school’s new principal. “I’ve been there every day getting to know […]

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