Thursday, May 9, 2013
The 2013 New Jersey Marathon at the shore took place this past weekend in Long Branch with 24 residents of Millburn-Short Hills participating.
More than 11,000 runners participated in this year's New Jersey Marathon in Long Branch this past weekend, where five Millburn-Short Hills residents ran the marathon and 19 finished the half. Oz Pearlman, 30, of New York, won the marathon on May 5 with a time of 2:28:23. Finishing behind Pearlman was Eddie Valentine, 33, of Arlington, VA, with a time of 2:36:35. In the woman category, Elizabeth Drews, 43, of Warren, finished with a time of 3:00:11. The top finishing local in the marathon, Stephen Pitt, 37, placed 1135 with a time of 4:11:06. Even more impressive, 48-year-old Peter Wick finished the half-marathon 163rd out of 5,350 participants with a time of 1:35:44. Check out the times of the five locals in the full 26.2-mile race below…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Superintendent Dr. James Crisfield will give a presentation on the recently published NJ State Performance Reports and the high school rankings.
Superintendent Dr. James Crisfield will give a presentation at next week's school board meeting to address the recent rankings and reports published, the Millburn school district announced. The presentation will include an explanation of the new state Performance Reports, how they differ from the former NJ state report cards and what they mean for Millburn Schools, according to the announcement. He will also be reviewing recent national and state high school rankings and looking at where the schools stand and why, according to each publication’s methodologies. In the recent rankings and report cards: "We don't really use this report the way the state thinks we use it," Crisfield said previously, referring to the state school report cards…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Photo gallery of Bergen County Tech vs Millburn Freshman softball game Saturday, May 4.
Two Short Hills college students achieve the honors at Washington and Lee University.
The following Washington and Lee University students have earned Dean's List status for the recently ended winter term 2013: Veronica Durando, of Short Hills, a member of the class of 2016 at Washington and Lee University Anna Murphy, of Short Hills, a member of the class of 2016 at Washington and Lee University Dean's List status at W&L represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
District achieves its highest rank in the last few years — 69th in the country and ranked highest among open enrollment schools in New Jersey.
In the most recent Newsweek America's Best High School rankings, Millburn High School was rated 69th, the highest ranking the district achieved in the last few years and also the highest among open enrollment schools in New Jersey. In the last few years the school has moved up more than 150 spots, having come from 227th nationally in 2010. In 2009, the school ranked 170th and 151th in 2008, respectively. In 2011, Millburn did not participate in Newsweek's survey and therefore did not make the rankings. The publication gave the high school an overall score of 3.64. The top school in the country, Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, was given 4.84. Newsweek ranked the high schools based on six components: 25 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The championship cup travels to Millburn High School after a close match.
On Sunday afternoon, Millburn’s varsity boys’ tennis team overcame archrival Newark Academy in the finals of the 40th annual Newark Academy Invitational Tennis Tournament, after having vanquished Delbarton in the quarterfinal round and Livingston in the semifinals. Having lost the Essex County championship title to Newark Academy only two weeks earlier, the Millers found the victory extra sweet. Early-round play The Delbarton match went 5-0 to Millburn on Saturday. In the Livingston match Sunday morning, Millburn’s first and third singles, Tyler Schick and Jason Ginsburg, defeated Anthony Caputo and Spencer Luster,respectively. Miller first doubles Teddy Moskovitz and Keith Knopp beat Sam Farber and Justin Patel, and second doubles Andrew…
Runners, sponsors being sought for May 11 event.
McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange has once again partnered with The Griffin Bridges Program at Seton Hall Preparatory School in hosting their Second Annual “Building Bridges 5K,” which is set to begin with a 1-Mile Kids’ Fun Run at 9 a.m. and the official 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 on Saturday, May 11th. The event will be held at the South Mountain Reservation certified course on Crest Drive in Maplewood. Pre-registration can be done online; on-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the venue. The event will also feature an awards ceremony and post-race reception immediately following the race at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange. Proceeds from this event will go to support academically talented inner city scholars attending Seton Hall …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Millburn-Short Hills committee awards scholarships to high school students Charles Ehrenfried, Viraj Khetani, Jonathan Duan, Lilly Blum, Natasha Baskin, Carly Pancer, Devikia Kanagaraj and Chloe Chan.
Millburn-Short Hills Art Advisory Committee announced the winners of this year’s Eighth Annual Scholarship Awards this past week. Under the guidence of Ms. Kathleen Harte Gilsenan, AP Art Instructor, the following students won the Senior Scholarship or Award of Merit: This year, the scholarship reception is being held at Contemporary Art and Editions on Essex Street in Millburn on May 23. The eight winners will share art supplies, framing, and gifts at this year's event. The Art Advisory Committee supported by art professionals and community businesses: Jerry's Artist Outlet, Rotary, CSM Frame and Design, Caryn Krueger, Cathy Scorsese, David Gary Gallery, Steve Suskauer, Contemporary Art and Editions, Greg Smith, Jalm &Co, Stahl Del Ducca…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A second-grade class from Hartshorn Elementary School presented their retelling of the story 'Stone Soup' as an international project with a Canadian school.
The Millburn Board of Education was given a look into a unique project Monday night that a second-grade has been working on at Hartshorn Elementary School — a musical retelling of 'Stone Soup' as an international project. "What started with this little video conference with this school in Canada turned into this really unique project," Eric Demel, the elementary school's computer science teacher and video conferencing corodinator, said. Using its studies on folklore and fairy tales the class retold the story "Stone Soup" in song, the second-grade teacher Amy Blake explained. The project was an international collaboration with a school in Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian school put out a calling for a project that would retell a story …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Donate your unwanted items to the 16th Annual Middle School Gently Used Sale May 1-3 for the event set for this Saturday.
Are you starting your spring cleaning, even though the winter seems like it won't go away? If you're looking to get rid of old clothes, electronics and more, donate your unwanted items to the 16th Annual Middle School Gently Used Sale . The event is slated for May 4 at the middle school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Donation can be dropped off at the middle school from May 1-3. See all the details in the PDF attached. For the 16th year of the sale, the PTO is asking residents to start cleaning out their closets and put aside unwanted: The PTO asks for no adult clothing or stuffed animals. The PTO is also looking for more than 90 volunteers to set and and work the event. Click here to sign up.