SOMA Board of Education approves appointment of four new administrators

SOMA Board of Education approves appointment of four new administrators

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Aug. 22 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education approved the appointment of four new administrators to the South Orange-Maplewood School District: Dara Gronau, Maplewood Middle School principal Gronau received her master’s degree in administration and supervision from Montclair State University and her bachelor of arts degree […]

Cougar Prep graduates 23 students from high school readiness program

Cougar Prep graduates 23 students from high school readiness program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Twenty-three teenagers and their parents gathered Thursday, July 28, at Columbia High School to graduate from Cougar Prep, a four-week high school readiness program for incoming freshmen. Cougar Prep is a collaboration between the South Orange-Maplewood School District and The Loft, managed by FAMILYConnections, preparing rising eighth-graders for the transition from middle […]

Gold resigns as Maplewood Middle assistant principal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District administrators seem to be traveling through a revolving door. The latest SOMSD administrator to announce his resignation is Maplewood Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Gold. In the fall, Gold will be assistant principal at Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, where former South Orange Middle School Principal Joseph Uglialoro […]

Maplewood Middle School principal resigns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Middle School Principal Jerrill Adams has resigned from his position, effective Aug. 31. The former principal’s name was included on the list of resignations within the personnel fiscal resolutions approved by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education at its meeting Monday, June 20. His departure comes less than two years after […]

SOMA students to perform with Broadway professionals

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood students will perform in Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret on Sunday, May 22, at South Orange Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The cabaret will also showcase Broadway professionals from shows including “Hamilton,” “Aladdin,” “School of Rock” and “The Color Purple,” among others, who, through Vanguard’s […]

Shed some tears over ‘Tragic Lovers’ at Maplewood concert

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Society of Musical Arts presents a free orchestral concert on Sunday, June 5, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Maplewood Middle School, 7 Burnet St. in Maplewood. The “Tragic Lovers” program will feature classics by Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Faure. For more information, visit or call 973-763-4939. Photos Courtesy of […]

MMS sends students to Model U.N. conference, two win award

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Thirty-one members of the Maplewood Middle School Model UN Club participated in the largest middle school Model U.N. conference in the world on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2. The conference took place in New York City at the Grand Hyatt, and closing ceremonies were held on Saturday in the General […]

‘Water Music, Revisited’ comes to Maplewood Middle School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Society of Musical Arts Orchestra continues its concert season Sunday, March 6, at 4 p.m. at Maplewood Middle School Auditorium, 7 Burnett St. in Maplewood. “Water Music, Revisited” will feature the music of Bernstein, Smetana, Elgar and Frazelle. The program will feature distinguished soprano soloist Katy Sumrow in Elgar’s “Sea Pictures.” […]