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Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Pirates, Fall Activities and More

Happy weekend, everyone! It’s time for some fun, social distancing-style! Here are some activities we rounded up that the whole family can enjoy. On Saturday at 7:00 PM, check out Captain Blue’s Island, an...

School of Rock Montclair Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Donations to Toni’s Kitchen

To commemorate its 10th anniversary, School of Rock Montclair will donate $10 to Toni’s Kitchen for each student who signs up for its fall Performance Programs. “Since we opened in 2010, hundreds of young musicians...

Park Street Academy Takes A Pod-Style Approach to Back To School In A Pandemic

At Park Street Academy, a private pre-school and kindergarten in Montclair, parents, students and teachers were excited to be back in the classroom together for the the 2020/2021 school year. Park Street Academy (PSA) utilizes...

Montclair Parents Petition Montclair Public Schools To Adopt Outdoor Hybrid Education Plan

More than 300 Montclair parents have signed a petition urging Montclair Schools Superintendent Jonathan Ponds and the Montclair Board of Education to get creative and bring students in-person by utilizing outdoor space. The petition states:...

Getting Your Flu Shot Is Even More Important During A Pandemic. Here’s Why

You should get a flu shot every year (and we've been telling you for years), but even if you've never gotten one before, this is the year to start. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic makes...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Dinosaurs, DC, and More

Happy weekend! Schools are back in session (in one way or another, at least), so that means we have to make the weekends count. It’s time to relax and have some fun. Here are...

Superintendent Ponds Reviewing History of Equity Positions in Montclair Public Schools

Montclair parents are raising concerns about equity positions in the district, specifically the Student Equity Advocate position that seem to have disappeared without explanation. Montclair created a student advocate position back in 2016, but that...

Montclair Teen To Perform “Take it One Step at a Time” Thursday On ‘Today’...

Tune in to see Montclair teen Arabella Egan perform her original song “Take it One Step at a Time” live on "The Today Show with Hoda and Jenna" Thursday (between 10 - 11 a.m.). Arabella,...

Comedian Josh Pray Responds With Statement and ‘Dear Montclair School System’ Video

Comedian Josh Pray, who created a video that was shown by a Renaissance Middle School principal at a Montclair Schools convocation Wednesday and later deemed offensive by Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds and...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Dinosaurs, Animals, and More

How is it already Labor Day Weekend? It’s time for a weekend of fun to mark the unofficial end of summer! Check out these events and activities we’ve found to help you have a...

Montclair High Interim Principal Shares Remote Opening Plan Details; Discusses Video Shown At Convocation

Montclair High School's Interim Principal Terry Trigg-Scales, speaking at an NAACP Education Committee Meeting on Zoom Thursday, shared details of Montclair High School's remote reopening and her own reaction to a video shown at...

Montclair BOE: Major Jennings Named Acting Principal of Renaissance Middle School

Montclair is starting the school year with the challenges of continuing remote learning in a pandemic and some significant staffing changes as a result of a an offensive video that was played during a...

Offensive Video Shown at Montclair Schools Staff Convocation, Montclair NAACP Demands Action

Montclair Schools staff gathered online for a convocation over ZOOM Wednesday morning, but meeting attendees were shocked by a video that was part of a presentation

Hundred Of Montclair Students Get Free School Supplies at MEA Back to School Event

Montclair, NJ - Piedad Gutierrez, Hillside School Spanish teacher, was on hand to welcomes families to the Montclair Education Association’s Back to School Supplies Give-Away held at Nishuane School on Sunday. Hundreds of students received...