Sunday, January 20, 2013
The South Orange - Maplewood school district opens its doors to realtors on Wednesday
Columbia High School opens its doors on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 10 am until 11 am. for its first Realtor Open House. Intended to familiarize realtors with what's new at Columbia, the program will: highlight exciting things taking place at Columbia High School, answer questions most frequently asked by potential buyers about Columbia, and provide resources to provide potential buyers who seek more information about our schools. The Open House will feature: Introduction from Dr. Brian G. Osborne, Superintendent Q&A Session on Columbia High School with Panel Including — Dr. Lovie Lilly, Principal of Columbia High School Dr. Jennifer Giordano, Director of Guidance Mr. Larry Busichio, Director of Activities and Athletics No need to …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ill students cannot attend school until symptoms have passed.
Columbia High School has seen a number of students diagnosed with varicella, or chicken pox, in recent days. The district released the following notification via email on Wednesday: Dear Parents and/or Guardians: Five (5) students at Columbia High School have recently been diagnosed with chickenpox, also known as varicella. Chickenpox causes a skin rash of itchy, blister-like lesions all over the body. Often there is a fever before the rash. Chickenpox is usually not serious; however, it may cause a more severe illness in some children. It is very contagious and spreads easily from person to person through the air by coughing and sneezing, or by direct contact with the fluid from a chickenpox lesion. It usually takes 14–16 days to develop…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Guildscript hosts a poetry reading -- all are welcome -- on Thursday, Dec. 13
Within the halls of Columbia High School exists tremendous poetic and literary talent, a fact that is duly represented in the Writer’s Group of Guildscript, CHS’s award-winning literary magazine. The Writer’s Group meets once a week, with writers spanning all grade levels gathering to participate in poetry prompts, share work, and receive and administer feedback in the form of both praise and constructive criticism. After attending, a sophomore student remarked the following day that, “I went home right after and wrote for an hour.” In addition to both poetry and fiction prompts, members are invited to bring work written individually to share. Says Guildscript advisor and CHS English teacher Lauralee Lubrano, “I love seeing students grow …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Uniformed officers are a presence at CHS
Columbia High School may have noticed police officers in the school lately. Maplewood police are present at high school thanks to a South Orange and Maplewood Municipal Alliance program. The Alliances fund a part-time school resource officer (SRO) at Columbia High School, whose job is to build positive bridges between the police department and the community. "We are grateful to the Municipal Alliance programs and to the Maplewood Police Department for their ongoing support of our schools and for fostering proactive and positive connections with our students," said South Orange - Maplewood School District Communications Director Suzanne Turner.