The South Mountain Elementary School and South Mountain Civic Association lend a hand to those hit by superstorm Sandy.
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Sunday, January 2, 2011
They marched as toy soldiers and sang songs for their families.
The school district's integrated preschool program held its annual holiday tea for parents, family and friends right before the Christmas break a little over a week ago. Students in the 3-year-old program had their tea in the morning, and the 4-year-olds students had theirs in the afternoon. Students dressed as toy soldiers and marched around the gym before singing festive songs for those who were assembled. The preschool is located at South Mountain Elementary School. Monday is back to school for Millburn-Short students after more than a week off for Christmas break.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Students are recognized for their good works with superstar bracelets.
Did you hold a door open for a senior citizen? Help a kindergartner find his classroom? Then you may be a superstar. South Mountain Elementary School Principal Scott Wolfe explained the school's superstar program during the Board of Education meeting Monday night. Students who help others in unexpected ways are recognized by receiving a green rubber bracelet that says "superstar" on it. Wolfe said students hear a lot about bullying and what not to do. But the program is about showing students ways to be better citizens and how to be better people. And the kids who are recognized are not those who come seeking the attention, he said. The act has to be seen by someone else and nominated to him for the bracelet. "They do it not because they …
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Schools Supt. James Crisfield said school space should be maximized for the 2011-12 school year.
Millburn school officials continue to examine the space issues at South Mountain Elementary School, but believe real solutions won't be ready until 2011. Schools Supt. James Crisfield said he and the staff investigated the issues raised at the last Board of Education meeting about the space issues at the school, but found there is nothing happening that is compromising the education of students. At the last meeting parents raised concerns about space issues at the school, pointing at the space used by the preschool and its special education program. They told the board it should not accept three out-of-district students for the preschool until the issues could be resolved. The board tabled accepting the students at its last meeting, but on…
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Twenty-five school district employees, including Schools Supt. Richard Brodow, retire from the district.
With the close of school and the end of the fiscal year, many Millburn School District teachers, administrators and staff have officially ended their time in the township. Several have retired, the most prominent being Schools Supt. Richard Brodow, who left the district after eight years. Below find a list, provided by the district, of retiring teachers and staff. Deerfield Connie Scutari Second grade teacher Glenwood Paula Swetley Kindergarten teacher Linda Toscano Kindergarten aide Hartshorn Lynn Petrino Second grade teacher Marlene Whalen Kindergarten aide Maureen Silver Fifth grade teacher Susan Goldberg Computer teacher South Mountain Diane Blackmore Lunch aide Wyoming Mary Russomano Strategies intervention Virginia Blacker Music …
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A teacher, a supervisor and a lunch aid all will retire at the end of the school year.
The Board of Education approved three more retirements during its meeting on Monday night. The group of three represents 45 years of service to the Millburn School District. The school board already has approved 20 retirements in previous meetings. For a list of previously approved retirements, click here and click here. Glenwood Elementary School Paula Swetley Kindergarten 19 years in Millburn South Mountain Elementary School Diane Blackmore Lunch aid 18 years in Millburn District Leonora Matyola Science supervisor Eight years in Millburn
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
There's a proposal for Wyoming and South Mountain schools to share a technology teacher.
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…
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Students from Glenwood, Hartshorn and South Mountain schools are involved.
Millburn-Short Hills students were among the 100 who were at the Essex County Hall of Records for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit this week. During the months of February and March the first floor lobby of the Hall of Records was transformed into a student art gallery. Employees and visitors to the building were treated to the colorful and lifelike portraits, paintings and drawings. This year's show featured original works of art created by 100 students who range in age from elementary school to high school level. The students came from 34 different Essex and Morris County schools. The Millburn-Short Hills students whose drawings and paintings were featured in …