Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Education

Montclair Councilor Asks Residents to Tell BOE Members to Fix Urgent School Infrastructure Issues

Montclair Councilor at Large Peter Yacobellis has sent an email he describes as "rocking the apple cart." Yacobellis is urging Montclair residents to contact members of the Montclair Board of Education asking them to...

New Jersey Students, School Staff Will Be Required to Mask Up For Back To...

Start thinking about your back to school shopping list: Backpack, check. Notebooks, check. Masks, definitely. New Jersey's school staff and students from kindergarten to 12th grade will be required to wear masks in schools when...

Montclair Schools To Discuss Reopening Plans at Virtual Town Hall, Thursday, August 12

Montclair School's district administrators on the reopening committee will hold a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 to discuss the reopening plan for September. Parents and caregivers can send in...

BELA Summer Academy Students Take A Fresh Look at Lackawanna Plaza

For years now, the development of Lackawanna Plaza has been a passionate topic for Montclair residents. The very real need for a grocery store in the area and the desire to preserve the history...

Montclair Student to Study Korean on U.S. Dept of State NSLI-Y Scholarship

Christine Emanuelli, a high school student in Montclair, was awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Virtual Summer Intensive scholarship to study Korean language for six weeks. NSLI-Y is a program of...

Masks or No Masks? Districts To Decide For New Jersey Fall 2021 School Reopening

Masks will not be mandatory in New Jersey's schools in the upcoming academic year, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday, but school districts can decide to require masking as part of their own...

Montclair High School’s Blue Scrub Club Donates to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Blue Scrub Club at Montclair High School has donated $500 to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center’s Pastoral Care department through the Partners for Health Foundation. The Blue Scrub Club’s...

‘Second Semester Seniors’ Podcast Reflects on Pandemic Senior Year at Montclair High School

What was it like for Montclair High School seniors to go back to in-person school on June 1, 2021 for the first time since March 2020? MHS senior Maggie Borgen has created a podcast that...

Bye Tree: Watchung Playground Loses Shade Tree (VIDEO)

Watchung Elementary School kids can't finish out the school year playing on their playground because it is being torn down as construction begins on an expanded field. A parent shared this video of a...

MFEE To Host Toast to the Kids on Last Day of School

This past year, there have been honors for first responders, the teachers, the countless people who kept working and kept our world going. But, what about the kids? It's time we honor them! We honor...

Help Support Celebration for MHS Class of 2020 By Donating For Bus Transportation

Last year, the Montclair High School's class of 2020 didn’t get a prom, or a Project Graduation bus parade, or a graduation in the amphitheater. This class didn’t have any chance to properly bid...

Succeed2gether Announces 2021 Summer Program

Montclair, NJ – Succeed2gether’s summer enrichment program will return this year, with a combination of online and in-person classes that include violin, Mandarin, coding, writing, math, chess, and acting. In an effort to help students...

Watchung Field Construction Begins, But Playground Questions Remain

Construction on the Watchung Field and Playground has started, Montclair Schools Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds announced in his weekly message Friday. Dr. Ponds also shared a link to a fact sheet on the project...

18 LGBTQ+ Focused Books to Read All Year Long

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, and with rainbows and flag-raisings, it seems that support for LGBTQ+ residents is ubiquitous. However, it's important to ensure that the language we use...

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