Grammy-winning jazz bassist teaches masterclass at Columbia High

Grammy-winning jazz bassist teaches masterclass at Columbia High

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Jazz students from Columbia High School and Maplewood and South Orange middle schools gathered in CHS’ auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 20, for a free jazz masterclass event hosted by New Jersey Performing Arts Center and made possible by support from TD Bank.  Six-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride interacted with student […]

District NJSLA results above state averages, but show persisting achievement gap

District NJSLA results above state averages, but show persisting achievement gap

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Ronald Taylor reviewed the results of last school year’s standardized testing at the Oct. 28 Board of Education meeting, showing that South Orange-Maplewood School District students did better than state averages in nearly every category. Last year, students across the state took the New Jersey Student […]

CHS string musicians play in Atlantic City as NJSBA convention

CHS string musicians play in Atlantic City as NJSBA convention

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The Columbia High School Virtuosi Ensemble was honored to perform at the New Jersey School Boards Association State Convention on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Atlantic City Convention Center. Per the recommendation of arts supervisor James Manno, Columbia High School String Orchestra instructor Todd Van Beveren sent in a video excerpt […]

CHS students visit Carnegie Hall for 2019 Sphinx Virtuosi Concert

CHS students visit Carnegie Hall for 2019 Sphinx Virtuosi Concert

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Students from Columbia High School traveled to New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Friday, Oct. 11, to attend the 2019 Sphinx Virtuosi Concert. The fourth annual trip was coordinated and chaperoned by James Manno, the school district’s fine arts supervisor, with additional chaperone support provided by parent and cellist Sarah Hewitt-Roth. The […]

South Orange Symphony’s free fall concert

South Orange Symphony’s free fall concert

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Symphony will perform its free fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road.  Join South Orange’s resident community orchestra to hear the music of the spooky and the sublime. Columbia High School’s Symphonic Choir joins the orchestra for Haydn’s […]

CHS teachers display their own art in Domareki Gallery

CHS teachers display their own art in Domareki Gallery

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School’s Domareki Gallery, where students usually display their artwork throughout the year, is showing the work of their teachers until Monday, Oct. 14. “Fantasy & Figures” features the work of all eight CHS art teachers: Kate Dodd, Jon Fisher, Curtis Grayson III, Cindy Malhotra, Kirk Maynard, Paul Morigliano, Karen Murphy […]

Annual Red and Black Party supports CHS scholarships

Annual Red and Black Party supports CHS scholarships

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund’s annual Red and Black Party fundraiser was held Sept. 21, raising money for scholarships for CHS graduates for their higher education tuition. Former CHS students returned to Maplewood to talk about how the scholarships they received helped them in their college careers and beyond, and to […]