CHS community has an ‘Uncomfortable Conversation’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Video re-enactments of realistic social scenarios and a discussion panel including Columbia High School students, administrators and faculty opened a dialogue about how to navigate difficult topics like sexual assault and sexual violence during an interactive event presented by The Uncomfortable Conversation Inc. and hosted at the school on Oct. 11. The […]

SOMAS presents ‘Humanity in Harmony’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Award-winning art history educator Janet Mandel will present “Art Nouveau: Humanity in Harmony with the Natural World,” as part of the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School fall lecture series, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theatre, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood. Art nouveau is […]

CHS students attend Sphinx Virtuosi concert

NEW YORK CITY — On Thursday, Oct. 11, students from Columbia High School traveled to Carnegie Hall for the 11th annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert. The Sphinx Virtuosi, a self-conducted ensemble of top black and Latinx soloists, annually tours nationwide to reach new audiences with diverse programming. This year’s program, “Music Without Borders,” illuminated works by […]

Lehren earns Eagle Scout rank for project benefiting SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Stephen Lehren, a senior at Columbia High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America’s highest recognition, during a Court of Honor ceremony on Sept. 22 at South Orange Public Library. For his Eagle Scout project, Lehren, a member of local Troop 60, created “Heroes of South […]

Hitchcock’s villains with SOMAS

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Stephen Whitty, a writer, film critic and lecturer, will discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s villains on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 7:30 to 9 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. The Master of Suspense was known for […]

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 […]

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