SOMSD students display their art at annual exhibit in mall

SOMSD students display their art at annual exhibit in mall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This February marked the Essex County Education Association’s 23rd annual art exhibition at the Livingston Mall and several South Orange and Maplewood students were chosen to represent the district. The show ran from Feb. 28 through March 6. From South Mountain Annex and Clinton Elementary School, with art teacher Tara Kanter, participating […]

District holds public meeting to share integration plans for grammar schools

District holds public meeting to share integration plans for grammar schools

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange–Maplewood School District Superintendent Ronald Taylor and Business Administrator Paul Roth gave an update about the district’s planned elementary school integration at a Feb. 19 meeting at Jefferson Elementary School. According to Taylor’s presentation, the administration will recommend a plan to the Board of Education by June and will be ready […]

Town hall meeting to discuss SOMSD III

Town hall meeting to discuss SOMSD III

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Office of the Superintendent and the Parenting Center will present a community town hall event to discuss the South Orange-Maplewood School District Intentional Integration Initiative on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School, 518 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood. Superintendent Ronald Taylor and other members of district administration […]

SOMSD fifth graders hear from civil rights pioneer

SOMSD fifth graders hear from civil rights pioneer

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — District fifth graders had the opportunity to hear from civil rights pioneer Lynda Blackmon Lowery at a Jan. 16 assembly at South Orange Middle School. This was part of the district’s “One Book One Grade” program, under which every fifth grader in the school district read Lowery’s book “Turning 15 on […]

‘The ABCs of Kindergarten’ welcome event

‘The ABCs of Kindergarten’ welcome event

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District will hold an information session on “The ABCs of Kindergarten” on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Seth Boyden School, 274 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood.  This event will provide a brief overview of the kindergarten program by a panel of representatives from each of […]

Theodore Roosevelt to make dramatic return to Maplewood

Theodore Roosevelt to make dramatic return to Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Don’t miss Theodore Roosevelt’s resplendent return to Maplewood on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at Jefferson School, 518 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, sponsored by the Durand-Hedden House. Roosevelt once roamed the hills and meadows of Maplewood as a boy, exploring nature while visiting his Uncle Cornelius’s estate, now the Roosevelt Park […]

SOMSD Parenting Center speaker series

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Parenting Center, in conjunction with elementary school PTAs, will present a 2018-2019 speaker series as follows: Professor Edward Fergus will discuss “SOMSD 2020 – Intentional Integration and Innovation in Our Elementary Schools” on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Seth Boyden School, 274 Boyden Ave. […]

Former Jefferson employee faces charges for lewd acts

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Jefferson Elementary School paraprofessional, who worked at the school from February to September 2017, is currently facing criminal charges in Essex and Morris counties for alleged lewd acts. Kenneth Palmer, 21, of Randolph, is accused of masturbating in front of children and videotaping it, as well as taking inappropriate photos of […]

Jefferson hosts seventh annual Living Museum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Throughout the month of May, the fifth-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Maplewood researched influential persons of their choice. The students then held the seventh annual Living Museum on June 7. In front of many parents and staff, the students came alive as their influential person. At the event, the students were […]

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