CHS Hall of Fame alumni congratulate Class of 2020 on graduating

CHS Hall of Fame alumni congratulate Class of 2020 on graduating

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of Columbia High School’s graduating Class of 2020, alumni members of the CHS Hall of Fame recorded messages of congratulations, optimism and pride for the school’s newest alumni. To watch the video, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gcPFOO57VKMQQsWXWL5PmH-vwUJeGfXq/view?usp=sharing. “In light of extended school closure and virtual learning as a result of […]

Maplewood hosts ‘Awareness to Action’ discussion

Maplewood hosts ‘Awareness to Action’ discussion

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee and the Township Committee hosted an online forum with three sets of panelists on June 19, addressing law enforcement accountability, mass incarceration and the treatment of black people in the Maplewood community. The Zoom meeting, titled “Awareness to Action,” featured members of the Maplewood Community Board on Police, […]

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

NJSIAA recognizes graduating Scholar-Athletes

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — For the 2019-20 school year, the 27th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards initiative of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has provided a certificate of recognition to 354 high school student-athletes. Under this ongoing program, each NJSIAA member school — nearly every high school in the state — has the opportunity to […]

13 area high school athletes earn best teammate honors

13 area high school athletes earn best teammate honors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center honored 34 student athletes from member high schools of the Super Essex Conference in a celebration of the qualities that made Yogi Berra a national treasure. This is the eighth year in a row that the museum along with the SEC have presented the Best […]

CHS teacher goes on ‘I Miss My Students’ tour

CHS teacher goes on ‘I Miss My Students’ tour

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School teachers and staff have been working around the clock to implement distance learning, and to ensure that the 2020 CHS seniors complete their necessary subject credits for graduation. CHS U.S. history teacher Stephanie Rivera has spent her weekends on an “I Miss My Students,” tour, visiting more than 100 […]

Departing guidance head at CHS lists perceived failures

Departing guidance head at CHS lists perceived failures

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As schools navigate remote learning, a departing South Orange–Maplewood School District employee wrote a scathing letter detailing what he perceives as the district’s failures and shortcomings. “Over the past two years, I have observed a district that has accomplished some important goals but has fallen well short on others. […]

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 […]

CHSSF extends application deadline

CHSSF extends application deadline

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Due to current circumstances, the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund has extended the deadline for scholarship applications. For CHS seniors and students enrolled in college/technical school, the application deadline has been extended to be postmarked by April 30. The CHSSF will also accept 2018 taxes if 2019 taxes have […]

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

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