CHS filmmakers excel at 2019 SOMA Film Festival

CHS filmmakers excel at 2019 SOMA Film Festival

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School student Max Goldstein won Best Animation in the Cinema Education Young Filmmakers competition at the 2019 SOMA Film Festival. Goldstein submitted his film “Colors of The Spirit.” This is the third time in four years that a CHS student has won this award. Goldstein also won […]

SOMSD students show artistic excellence

SOMSD students show artistic excellence

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood students were recently recognized for their artistic prowess in several venues. For Youth Art Month, Jefferson Elementary art teacher Eva McNally had six student artists chosen to display their work at the Hall of Records in Newark. These top-knotch students are: Vogel Brutus Jr., Gillian […]

Parnassian Society to present ‘New Works/New Voices’

Parnassian Society to present ‘New Works/New Voices’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For a second year in a row, Columbia High School’s theater group, The Parnassian Society, has partnered with the American Theater Group, now in residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center; The Stages Festival; and New Jersey Theatre Alliance to present “New Works/New Voices,” original short plays written […]

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Feb. 25 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several students and employees for their recent accomplishments. Columbia High School senior Danielle Samake received an honorable mention at the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference. A National Merit Scholarship Program certificate of merit awarded to Michael A. Vernon, […]

Scholarships now available for CHS seniors and grads

Scholarships now available for CHS seniors and grads

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Applications for the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund’s 2019 season are now available. They can be can be filled out online or printed from the website at www.chssf.org. CHS seniors and graduates are encouraged to apply. The scholarships are need-based and can be used for any kind of post-secondary education from trade […]

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

Achieve’s ‘Nights of 100 Dinners’ returns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dinner parties will be happening all around Maplewood and South Orange throughout the month of March as part of Achieve Foundation’s “Nights of 100 Dinners” fundraiser, raising money for the South Orange-Maplewood School District. Volunteer hosts throw parties and, instead of bringing a host a gift or dessert, guests […]

6th annual Luminary Project raises more than $13K

6th annual Luminary Project raises more than $13K

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 6th Annual MLK Luminary Project, organized by the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, raised more than $13,000 for the organization — $2,500 more in donations than in 2018 — as a result of close to 1,400 homes, businesses and local institutions participating by lighting luminaries. This initiative […]

CHS helps students plan for future after high school

CHS helps students plan for future after high school

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School will hold a College, Career, Gap Year and Military Night on Wednesday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Main Gym, by the school’s Valley Street entrance in Maplewood. At this SOMA community event, which is sponsored by the CHS guidance department, students can meet with more […]