Achieve’s Maker Madness ‘Take and Make’ edition

Achieve’s Maker Madness ‘Take and Make’ edition

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year, the Achieve Foundation’s popular, family-friendly Maker Madness event moves from the Columbia High School cafeteria to each participant’s kitchen table and beyond, with free hands-on activities for children of all ages, on Saturday, April 24, beginning at 10 a.m.  The event will include:  Take-home maker kits. Pick […]

CHS Scholarship Fund extends its application deadline to May 17

CHS Scholarship Fund extends its application deadline to May 17

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund has extended its application deadline to Monday, May 17.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the CHSSF will not be distributing scholarship applications in person at the high school this year. Those interested in applying for a scholarship are urged to visit www.chssf.org, where applications […]

SOMSD once again named a ‘best community’ for music education

SOMSD once again named a ‘best community’ for music education

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District was once again recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation as a “best community” for music education. According to SOMSD fine arts supervisor James Manno, this is at least the ninth consecutive year that the district has received this recognition. In all, […]

Taylor presents on inequity in South Orange–Maplewood School District

Taylor presents on inequity in South Orange–Maplewood School District

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood Superintendent of Schools Ronald Taylor attended the South Orange board of trustees meeting on Sept. 29, giving the trustees a presentation on equity in the school district, as was requested by trustee Donna Coallier. During the presentation, Taylor shared statistics on equity in high school AP classes and outlined […]

Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

Davis Ford, Morgan join BPW board of trustees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Black Parents Workshop has announced two new members to its board of trustees: former South Orange Village Trustee Deborah Davis Ford and former interim Columbia High School Principal Kalisha Morgan.  “With the addition of Ms. Davis Ford and Dr. Morgan to our board of trustees, we continue to anchor the work […]

Four new members join Maplewood Community Board on Police

Four new members join Maplewood Community Board on Police

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four new members were unanimously appointed to the Maplewood Community Board on Police at the Township Committee’s Sept. 1 meeting, joining the seven other members on the board meant to review police activity in town and to work with Maplewood on improving the relationship between the community and the Maplewood Police Department. […]

SOMSD to begin school year virtually

SOMSD to begin school year virtually

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Four days after the South Orange–Maplewood School District presented its fall reopening plan, with three options to choose from as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent the normal back-to-school fanfare September would usually bring, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing New Jersey school districts to begin the […]