Cali School gets grant to continue partnering with SOMSD

Cali School gets grant to continue partnering with SOMSD

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair State University John J. Cali School of Music’s Arts Institute Partnership Grant was renewed for a second year. The grant is designed to provide music lesson services to South Orange-Maplewood School District music students. Last year, South Orange-Maplewood School District’s fine arts department and Montclair State University embarked on one […]

Cooperman honored with prestigious Max Sobel Award

Cooperman honored with prestigious Max Sobel Award

MILLBURN, NJ — The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey has chosen Neil D. Cooperman as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Max Sobel Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership in mathematics education. Cooperman is currently a mathematics teacher and department chair at Millburn High School; formerly, Cooperman, a graduate of Columbia High School, […]

South Mountain YMCA welcomes new youth sports dynamic duo

South Mountain YMCA welcomes new youth sports dynamic duo

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Jason Kelly, aka Coach Kelly, has been named the new director of youth sports and wellness at South Mountain YMCA in Maplewood. After playing football in college, Kelly pursued his passion for sports and wellness through a career coaching college football, while simultaneously earning his master’s degree in athletic administration from Springfield […]

Interns keep Memorial Park neat, healthy, sustainable

Interns keep Memorial Park neat, healthy, sustainable

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In the center of Maplewood are 25 acres of recreation space; playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, and a duck pond can all be found in Maplewood Memorial Park. The town’s Department of Public Works is normally tasked with maintaining the park, but this summer the Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy’s internship […]

Estupiñan named new principal of Gregory Elementary School

Estupiñan named new principal of Gregory Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Makeida Estupiñan has been named the new principal of Gregory Elementary School following Board of Education approval on July 16. Estupiñan, the former assistant principal at Gregory, will replace retiring Principal Michele Thompson beginning Sept. 1. Estupiñan was selected from a broad field of candidates during multiple levels of interviews with […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

MONTCLAIR, NJ — More than 100 young performers will be taking the stage at Montclair State University’s Memorial Auditorium on July 27 and 28 as the Paper Mill Playhouse puts on its annual “New Voices” concert, the culmination of the theater’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. The show has a new theme each year, and this […]

WOHS students win film award for ‘Deadlines’

WOHS students win film award for ‘Deadlines’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following their state win on April 13 for their student-produced film “Deadlines,” West Orange High School students took home the first-ever “World’s Best 10 Day Film of 2018” at the Ten Day Film Challenge awards on June 10. The team also received the “Best Performances” award. Held at the National Constitution […]

‘The Winning Edge’ at MSU

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Monday, June 18, an informative business conference, titled “The Winning Edge,” will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair. This conference will address and provide real solutions for the most pressing challenges facing every business today, according to a press release. […]

Seth Boyden School performs at John J. Cali School of Music

Seth Boyden School performs at John J. Cali School of Music

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On May 24, music ensembles from Seth Boyden Demonstration School in Maplewood traveled to Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music to perform for parents and other school community members. This performance was a demonstration of students’ cumulative growth as participants in the MSU Music Grant Residency Partnership with South […]

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