Students speak of everyday racism at CHS

Following district incidents on social media, high school students spoke out during BOE meeting

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This month, the South Orange-Maplewood community was shocked by acts of racism and anti-Semitism on social media from local students. In response, several students and teachers spoke out at the May 12 Board of Education reorganization meeting, proposing ways to rectify the situation and begging the school district to […]

District struggles with intolerance online

Incidents at Columbia High School, South Orange Middle School create backlash in community

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As social media spreads one’s words globally and instantly, it has become much easier for foolishness and cruelty to be dispersed. The South Orange-Maplewood School District knows this all too well, especially following the two incidents that came to light last week involving racist and anti-Semitic social media postings […]

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

Jefferson School aids children with ‘Pencils For Ethiopia’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — For the third straight year, an enthusiastic group of Jefferson Elementary School fifth-graders have participated in the “Pencils for Ethiopia” program, as part of a community service project. This year, 20 students chose to devote their time to collecting pencils for the cause. The service project teaches children about the hardships faced […]

HIB investigation at CHS is delayed

With initial ‘two- to four-week’ inquiry time passed, Seitz has yet to speak to main players

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A parent of one of the former Columbia High School baseball players who was allegedly bullied by the coaching staff said he has not yet been interviewed by the independent investigator employed by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into the matter, although the investigator was hired Feb. […]

Baseball HIB investigation results will not be made public

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Some feathers were recently ruffled when it became known that the results of the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation, conducted by Parsippany-Troy Hills interim Superintendent LeRoy Seitz into the Columbia High School baseball program will not be made public. Seitz has been hired as an independent professional to conduct […]