BOE outlines superintendent search process, feedback opportunities

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In August 2018, South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education launched the search for South Orange-Maplewood School District’s next superintendent, and hired William Librera of West Hudson Associates as the superintendent search consultant to assist in the search process. According to a press release from the district, the board chose Librera […]

New families reception at CHS for those new to the district

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you have a high school student new to the district, you are invited to a new families reception on Back to School Night, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5:45 p.m. in the Columbia High School Cafeteria. The official BTSN program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium; seats will be reserved […]

TC appoints inaugural members to Youth Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just because they can’t vote, doesn’t mean they don’t have opinions and ideas worth hearing. That is one of the main ideas behind the creation of the Youth Advisory Committee in Maplewood. At its Sept. 4 meeting, Maplewood Township Committee unanimously appointed YAC’s six inaugural members. From different backgrounds, schools and ages, […]

Pissarro painting nature

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning art history educator Janet Mandel will give a presentation on Camille Pissarro, “Have But One Master – Nature,” on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theatre, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood, as part of the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School fall lecture series. Pissarro […]

Party in ‘Red & Black’ with the CHSSF

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The trustees of the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund invite the public to Red & Black Party on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Club, 489 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live piano music. To purchase tickets, visit Thanks […]

Fischetti fired from Newark Academy for alleged CHS actions

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the wake of South Orange-Maplewood School District suspending Columbia High School Athletic Director Larry Busichio, Newark Academy has fired its head baseball coach, Joe Fischetti, who was the CHS head baseball coach until 2017. Fischetti, among other CHS baseball coaching staff members, were not rehired as coaches for the spring 2017 […]

SOMAS fall catalogs just hit mailboxes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Back to school is not just for the children! Be on the lookout in your mailboxes for South Orange-Maplewood Adult School’s fall catalog, which features a trove of exciting classes, lectures and events. “We’ve taken time to really streamline our course listings, giving some classes a break and adding new classes to […]

VolunTEENs learn from motivational speaker

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library’s VolunTEEN program kicked off with motivational speaker and Columbia High School graduate Coobee Darcelin, third row, far left. The VolunTEENS are running their summer food drive through Aug. 31 to benefit local food pantries through Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity. Non-perishable low-salt food can be dropped at […]

SOMA Board of Ed suspends Busichio

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District confirmed Aug. 27 that Columbia High School’s athletic director has been suspended indefinitely with pay. At its Monday, Aug. 20, meeting, the Board of Education voted to suspend five staffers — none of whom were named in the meeting’s agenda. According to the district in its Aug. 27 […]

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