Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

Maple Leaf Awards to honor local volunteers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 51st annual Maple Leaf Award Ceremony and brunch on Sunday, May 5, will honor Mike David, Robert McCoy and Mike Summersgill with Maple Leaf Awards for volunteer and community service; Bardin Levavy will be honored posthumously. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients includes both relatively long-time and more recent residents of […]

Maker Madness is back … and madder than ever

Maker Madness is back … and madder than ever

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It’s science fair meets craft fair as the Achieve Foundation’s fifth annual Maker Madness fair returns to Columbia High School on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event reveals the exciting world of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — education to students and their […]

CHS art teachers to receive Thering Award

CHS art teachers to receive Thering Award

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The 42nd annual South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service will be Sunday, May 5, at Our Lady Of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Ave. in South Orange. The Sister Rose Thering Award will be presented to CHS language arts teachers Janet Bustrin and Suzanne Ryan for developing the school’s Holocaust […]

CHS launches ‘Chromebook & Mobile Hotspot Loaner’ program

CHS launches ‘Chromebook & Mobile Hotspot Loaner’ program

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District, in partnership with the Achieve Foundation, has launched the “Chromebook & Mobile Hotspot Loaner” program at Columbia High School. CHS students with limited access to technology at home may borrow a managed mobile hotspot and/or Chromebook from the CHS library. Many projects and assignments […]

Pop-up prom shop at CHS is huge success

Pop-up prom shop at CHS is huge success

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Cougar Cares and Columbia High School hosted a free pop-up prom shop on March 26 for students wishing to attend the annual dance. For many students, events like prom and graduation are key events of their high school experience, and preparing for these special milestones is half of the fun; for those […]

SOMA BOE recognizes students, teachers

SOMA BOE recognizes students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its March 18 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several outstanding students and faculty members for recent accomplishments. The Columbia High School girls’ fencing team won the bronze medal in the State Championship. Fencing sabre are Valentina Aquino, Janine Bacchus-Joseph, Shaine Hammarberg, Christina Wright and Mia Zuckerberg; fencing epee […]

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 […]