Longtime Bloomfield HS art teacher set to retire

Longtime Bloomfield HS art teacher set to retire

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Julie Cortese, a Bloomfield High School art teacher, primarily in computer art and photography, will be retiring at the end of this month. In a Friday, June 3, interview at the school, Cortese, who attended Brookdale Elementary, North Junior High and graduated from BHS in 1974, said she began teaching in 1997, […]

Foster selected as Bloomfield’s Teacher of the Year

Foster selected as Bloomfield’s Teacher of the Year

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — After 21 years in the district, Watsessing Elementary School second-grade teacher Laura Foster has been selected as the Bloomfield School District Teacher of the Year. A 1997 Bloomfield High School graduate, Foster attended and was promoted from the Brookdale Elementary and Bloomfield Middle schools. She graduated from Caldwell College in 2001 and […]

Watsessing School in Bloomfield has s-two-pendous day

Watsessing School in Bloomfield has s-two-pendous day

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Pun-tastic vibes brought the Watsessing Elementary School community two-gether on Feb. 22, aka Tuesday, 2/22/22. It was a happy day for numerologists, but Watsessing teachers were jumping for joy, too, because of the profusion of twos and the scholastic possibilities. Some teachers even came to work wearing tutus! On the first floor, […]

Little libraries remain stocked in Bloomfield

Little libraries remain stocked in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Libraries in New Jersey are just now beginning to open for curbside pickup after months of being limited to online activity. But it’s still not safe to browse through the stacks, a problem that the Little Free Libraries scattered about Bloomfield are here to solve. All nine of them have been being […]

Bloomfield schools go online with threat of coronavirus

Bloomfield schools go online with threat of coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For at least the next two weeks, Bloomfield School District teachers and students have embarked on an educational journey that thrusts remote learning into everyday education. Because of the coronavirus threat, Bloomfield schools will be closed until March 30, with classrooms being replaced by internet connections between teachers and students. “These are […]

Wingman Program builds inclusivity in schools

Wingman Program builds inclusivity in schools

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An activity encouraging the social and emotional development of Bloomfield public school students was introduced last month and will conclude at the end of the school year. It is called the Wingman Program and was developed by the parent of a victim at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., […]