CHS string students play with the American String Quartet

CHS string students play with the American String Quartet

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School String Orchestra Program hosted masterclasses with American String Quartet members Peter Winograd and Wolfram Koessel. Students from each of the high school’s string ensembles had the opportunity to receive coaching and musical words of wisdom from Winograd and Koessel, a violinist and cellist respectively. Internationally recognized as one […]

End-of-year schedule for SOMSD amended after water main break

End-of-year schedule for SOMSD amended after water main break

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The end-of-year calendar for the South Orange-Maplewood School District has been amended following a water main break on May 22 that canceled classes at the high school. 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 […]

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 […]