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Montclair High School Students Earn Commendations

Twenty-five Montclair High School students earned Commended Student honors in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. These talented seniors received a letter of commendation and congratulatory letter from MHS and National Merit Scholarship Corporation...

Weekend Family Fun: At Home and In Person!

Here we are, the last weekend in September! We’ve rounded up fun online events and activities, and we’re also including the first in-person event for Weekend Family Fun since March! So, are you ready...

Montclair Schools: Outdoor Learning, Reopening, Principal Search, Student Equity Advocate

Montclair, NJ - Six hours in front of a computer is tough for anyone, but Montclair's youngest students are suffering the most with remote learning, something Montclair parents made very clear at Monday's Board...

Montclair High School Sports: 600 Athletes Competing; Tennis Team Quarantines Due to Possible COVID-19...

Montclair High School athletic director P.J. Scarpello announced the return to fall sports for Montclair High School athletes at Monday's Board of Education meeting. Scarpello, who thanked Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Ponds and Interim MHS...

Where To Go Apple Picking in New Jersey This Fall

It’s apple season! Apple picking is a time-honored tradition for many each autumn. Whether this will be your first year trying it or you’re looking for the best spot for your annual outing, we’ve...

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...