SOMS biology teacher opens studio following Emmy win

SOMS biology teacher opens studio following Emmy win

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Frank Guastella never imagined himself as a documentary filmmaker, let alone an Emmy Award-winning one. Guastella’s first documentary, “I Can’t, I Have Rehearsal,” which features six New Jersey high schools and their productions of “Mary Poppins,” opened his eyes to the world of filmmaking. The film takes an in-depth look at […]

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

BOE recognizes outstanding students, teachers

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At its Feb. 25 meeting, the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education recognized several students and employees for their recent accomplishments. Columbia High School senior Danielle Samake received an honorable mention at the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference. A National Merit Scholarship Program certificate of merit awarded to Michael A. Vernon, […]

AileyDance Kids residency culminates with SOPAC grand finale

AileyDance Kids residency culminates with SOPAC grand finale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center, in partnership with The Ailey Organization’s Arts In Education & Community Program, facilitated a 16-week AileyDance Kids residency culminating with a grand finale performance on Feb. 6. Students from South Orange and Maplewood middle schools performed on the SOPAC stage, launching the school district’s observance of […]

SOMAS Children’s Summer Program catalogs are out

SOMAS Children’s Summer Program catalogs are out

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School Children’s Summer Program offers more than 100 classes in creative arts, music, science and sports. Students get to choose their own classes — there are five periods in a day — and the day can be as long or short as you like. This […]

South Orange Symphony family variety concert features ‘Love for Three Oranges’

South Orange Symphony family variety concert features ‘Love for Three Oranges’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Listeners of all ages are invited to the South Orange Symphony’s free family variety concert on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. The eclectic program, conducted by Susan Haig, opens with Prokofiev’s “March” from “The Love for Three Oranges,” […]

Celebrate MLK’s legacy in South Orange

Celebrate MLK’s legacy in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Civic Organization presents its 49th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road. Rabbi Jesse M. Olitzky of Congregation Beth El will serve as keynote speaker. The Beloved Community Award recipients are community leaders Stacey […]

‘I Shall Not Be Silent’

‘I Shall Not Be Silent’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood Adult School will present “I Shall Not Be Silent: A Lesson For Today” on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at South Orange Middle School’s Little Theater, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. Speaking before Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at […]

Towns’ health depts. take close look at school bathrooms

Towns’ health depts. take close look at school bathrooms

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department recently completed an inspection of the Columbia High School bathrooms after Deputy Mayor Frank McGehee, who is chairman of the Board of Health, requested at a Nov. 7 Township Committee meeting that an inspection be conducted. In addition, the South Orange Health Department inspected the […]

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