Thursday, January 17, 2013
South Mountain Elementary hosts Third Annual auction night in South Orange school.
South Mountain Elementary School held its third annual auction night to celebrate the school and raise money to help enhance school services and amenities on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7-11 pm at the Orange Lawn and Tennis Club in South Orange. "Wine. Dine. Give., is a great way for the community to come together and help support the school's PTO to underwrite the costs of field trips, equipment and supplies that benefits every student," said event co-chair Robyn Handwerger. There was varied selection of auction items including vacation getaways and tickets to the Yankees, Mets, and Broadway shows. There's also a wide selection of gift baskets to be raffled and a delicious array of hors d'oeuvres and desserts, along with unlimited wine, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Millburn elementary school holds third annual auction night.
Thursday, January 10
South Mountain Elementary School is gearing up for its third annual auction night to celebrate the school and raise money to help enhance school services and amenities. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7-11 pm at the Orange Lawn and Tennis Club in South Orange. "Wine. Dine. Give., is a great way for the community to come together and help support the school's PTO to underwrite the costs of field trips, equipment and supplies that benefits every student," said event co-chair Robyn Handwerger. There will be a fabulous selection of auction items including vacation getaways and tickets to the Yankees, Mets, and Broadway shows. There's also a wide selection of gift baskets to be raffled. A delicious array of hors d'…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Millburn hires 25 new staff members to the district this year.
After a three day teacher orientation last week at the Education Center inside Board of Education building, 25 new teachers and staff joined the district for the 2012-2013 school year. The teachers vary from brand new, first-year teachers, to those with a decade of experience, said Assistant Superintendent Christine Burton, in last week's Board of Education meeting. The high school had the most new teachers overall with nine teachers that started this week. The teachers and their position are as follows: The elementary schools, Hartshorn, Deerfield, Glenwood and South Mountain, and the Middle School also added staff. The new teachers are as follows: Four administration employees also attended orientation:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A discussion at the Board of Education meeting centers around accepting out-of-district students.
The Board of Education has put off a vote on accepting out-of-district students so it can receive more information about space needs at South Mountain Elementary School. South Mountain parents at Monday's meeting expressed concerns about accepting the students because of a crowded situation at the school. The proposal would accept seven out-of-district students, and three of them would attend South Mountain in the integrated preschool that is located there. The students already are in the schools. Sue Scheiner, speaking with Clare Garber, said the problems center around the integrated preschool, which has expanded over the years. A small group of students are in a room that is normally used for a large number of students. Other parents …
Friday, August 6, 2010
Vote for your school and submit an idea on how the money should be spent to help give it a chance to win it.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Millburn-Short Hills residents have the chance to raise some money for their schools with a click of the mouse. Kohl's Cares for Kids, sponsored by the department store with the same name, is giving away $10 million to schools across the country. Twenty schools will receive $500,000 each through the campaign on Facebook. And to get the money, a school needs the most votes and the best ideas. Millburn-Short Hills public schools already are on the list with a handful of votes, but some schools are still waiting for votes. Millburn High School has eight votes, Millburn Middle School has two, Deerfield Elementary School has none, Hartshorn Elementary School has one, Glenwood Elementary School has none, South Mountain Elementary School has one …
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The elementary schools hold stepping forward ceremonies for the fifth graders.
Monday was graduation for Millburn High School seniors, Tuesday was moving up day for Millburn Middle School eighth graders and Wednesday was the day for fifth graders to take their steps forward. Each of the elementary schools held moving up ceremonies for their fifth graders. The students will move on to Millburn Middle School for sixth grade, but they've already met some of their future classmates at field day and TGIF night. Readers Larry Claman, Jude Huang and Lisa Helmacy submitted these photos from Hartshorn, South Mountain and Deerfield. Want to submit photos from your elementary school's ceremony? Send them to email@example.com or login and post them here.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Fifth graders from all five elementary schools perform to end the school year.
Fifth graders from all five elementary schools performed at the high school to close out a year of work. The townwide band, comprising of strings, opened the concert with three numbers, followed by the chorus and finally the band members closed the night with a few numbers including the finale "Don't Worry, Be Happy."
Friday, May 21, 2010
In a rainbow of colored t-shirts, they competed in a variety of races and athletic competitions.
"You better not pour too much water on your heads and not in your mouths," a parent volunteer warned a girl in an orange shirt. "If we run out of water, it'll be another hour before field day is over." As the temperature topped 81 degrees and the sun beat down on the fifth graders, Millburn High Schools' football field looked as though it was full of human Popsicles. Children from all five elementary schools were milling around in teams of red, orange, yellow, blue, purple and green as part of the annual Fifth Grade Field Day. There is no distinction between schools, only colors. "This is such a great way for them to meet kids they are going to be going to school with next year," said parent volunteer Elizabeth Belzer. "I love that they …
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The event is Thursday at 5 p.m. at South Mountain Elementary School.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Millburn Integrated Preschool will hold a Family Fun Night on Thursday. The night of fun with dinner and entertainment is scheduled for 5-7:30 p.m. at South Mountain Elementary School. There also will be a silent auction with 50 baskets, and magician Michael Ickle will entertain the children. Proceeds from the silent auction will enhance the education of Millburn Integrated Program preschoolers. The auction will close promptly at 7 p.m., and winners will be announced shortly after. Payment for auction items will be accepted at the event by cash or check. Family Fun Night admission is $12 per family in advance and $15 per family at the door and includes pizza, drinks and entertainment. All are welcome to attend. Contact Simon Westfall…
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
There's a proposal for Wyoming and South Mountain schools to share a technology teacher.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
To the Editor: In response to the announcement made at the March 22, 2010 Board of Ed meeting, I wonder why the current problem facing Wyoming and South Mountain schools—specifically the sharing of a technology teacher between South Mountain and Wyoming schools—has not been openly covered by the Item and Patch. Lisa Levine (a parent at Wyoming School) eloquently addressed this problem. The Item chose to ignore her presence and position. We understand that with the financial aid cuts made by Trenton we have to make sacrifices. However, I ask if the sacrifice is equally borne by all schools in the district? We have already had losses not experienced by the other schools.
The Washington School neighborhood lost its school when it was sold to…