SOMSD symposium on equity in integration on Jan. 8

SOMSD symposium on equity in integration on Jan. 8

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Office of the Superintendent will present a symposium on equity in integration on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood, featuring Elise Boddie, a civil rights expert and legal scholar; Edward Fergus, an author and educational equity expert; and […]

CHS students learn from ceramics masterclass

CHS students learn from ceramics masterclass

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 13, Jeff Rottman, owner and founder of GR Pottery Forms, provided masterclasses to Columbia High School students taking ceramics courses. Rottman demonstrated the craft of creating plates and bowls and discussed starting his business and the value of entrepreneurship. Rottman explained how he applied a new material, medium-density fiberboard, […]

CHS student wins Best Fiction Film Award at festival

CHS student wins Best Fiction Film Award at festival

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School film student Jordan Miller won the Best Fiction Film Award for his movie, “You Have The Right To Remain Silent,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the fifth annual High School Film Festival hosted by Ramapo College of New Jersey. Other students who worked on the film included Jordan Young, […]

Teen improv to take over the Burgdorff on Dec. 14

Teen improv to take over the Burgdorff on Dec. 14

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Teen ’Prov at the Burgdorff on Saturday, Dec. 14, consists of two shows featuring teen improv troupes, Fire in the Theater and Cobra Clan. Each troupe’s show will be entirely improvised, creating made-up characters and scenarios never seen before — and never to be seen again! Cobra Clan’s show will be from […]

SOMSD alters security drill policy to address community concerns

SOMSD alters security drill policy to address community concerns

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Dec. 4, Superintendent of Schools Ronald Taylor sent a letter to the South Orange-Maplewood School District community regarding changes to the district’s security drill policy. The letter is below: “Student and staff safety continues to be a top priority for our school district and practicing safety drills is […]

Holiday concert to benefit Achieve’s music program

Holiday concert to benefit Achieve’s music program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Don’t miss the Achieve Foundation’s annual holiday concert with Broadway’s “Charlie Pollock & Friends” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood.  Sponsored by the Pollock Properties Group, this concert features an incredible rock band that brings down the house with magical […]