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Students Go Back To School

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Back to buses, books and bagged lunches for students as summer vacation officially ends for the younger residents of Millburn and Short Hills.  

"Classes and test and homework, oh my," the High School front sign said, welcoming students back to a national Blue Ribbon School. Millburn High School has been one of top-ranked school throughout New Jersey for years.

The Millburn School District reopened its the doors to its almost 5,000 students on Tuesday to kick off the 2012-2013 school year. Over , which were in orientation last week. 

"The new year is here," Superindendent Dr. James Crisfield said. "It's always great to see the kids with smiling faces back in the classes."

The Board of Education has pushed for state of the art technology and this year it's finally all put into action.

"Now we finally get to utilize the technology we have," Crisfield said. "With the new wireless network we can use it in exciting ways."

In the summer, the board approved  to keep computers under 5-years-old in schools.Not only that, but in June. 

Over the summer the district has also been working hard to prepare the school grounds for the students' return

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susan n September 05, 2012 at 01:02 PM
We need to have a conversation about the drop off line at the middle school. Every year they try to get us out of the neighborhood and over to Papermill, but the streets / lights / crowds in that area can not handle the traffic! Cars were backed up by 30 cars in every direction this morning - Old Short Hills Road Going up and down; turning left onto Glen Avenue from Old Short Hills Road; Hobart Avenue had people making k-turns to get out of the jam These are some very major kinks that need to be worked out. Dropping all children off at Papermill just isn't viable, it's too far out of the way. PLEASE Millburn, fix this problem. And please don't suggest the bus, it's too late for that now.
millresident September 05, 2012 at 05:57 PM
When mine were in middle school I dropped them in the lot at the corner of Essex and Main street.
MarkDS September 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM
There is no "fix" for so many cars in such a tight area in so short a period of time. Middle schoolers can certainly walk a few blocks. So drop them somewhere not right at the school.
JShepard September 06, 2012 at 06:04 PM
If you're willing to go early (ie before 7:15), you can drop them either in or outside the circle, rather than by the Papermill. The kids in my carpool prefer that drop off, particularly with heavy backpacks, even though they have to get up a little earlier.

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