SOMSD teachers receive fellowships from Achieve for professional development

SOMSD teachers receive fellowships from Achieve for professional development

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For Amy Popp, a media specialist at Tuscan Elementary School, receiving a fellowship from the Achieve Foundation in March has special significance. She is one of five educators who were awarded Michelle T. Riecke Fellowships totaling $5,073 to pursue professional development programs this summer.  Popp will attend the week-long […]

SOMSD boasts 10 finalists in 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

SOMSD boasts 10 finalists in 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District has announced that 10 Columbia High School students have been selected as finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation honors students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Finalists will compete for […]

‘Extra! Extra!’ Columbia HS thespians to stage ‘Newsies’

‘Extra! Extra!’ Columbia HS thespians to stage ‘Newsies’

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Columbia High School’s theater department will be back in the school’s auditorium for its annual musical after a two-year COVID-19–induced hiatus. Triumphantly twirling across the stage, newspapers in hand, the students will bring “Newsies” to the stage, opening March 11. It’s the first big show to be staged since […]

Columbia HS Scholarship Fund accepting applications

Columbia HS Scholarship Fund accepting applications

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Attention Columbia High School seniors and graduates! Columbia High School Scholarship Fund applications are now available to be downloaded at chssf.org. In addition, a representative from CHSSF will be at Columbia High School from March 7 through 11 to hand out applications and answer questions. Applications must be postmarked […]

Maplewood photographer embedded with U.S. military speaks to CHS students

Maplewood photographer embedded with U.S. military speaks to CHS students

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Photographer Chad Hunt, of Maplewood, gave a presentation of his work to teacher Jon Fisher’s photography classes at Columbia High School on Feb. 14. Hunt discussed his work, which includes three tours of Afghanistan embedded with the U.S. military between 2006 and 2009, as well as his documentary photography of people, his […]

Charges brought against teens following Columbia High School affray

Charges brought against teens following Columbia High School affray

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Feb. 15, the Maplewood Police Department released an update detailing the incident that occurred at Columbia High School on Jan. 31 at approximately noon, in which the school entered a “code yellow,” aka shelter in place, in response to a fight between students. The MPD Detective Bureau conducted an investigation related […]