Wednesday, May 22, 2013
SOMS and MMS will host special night for rising sixth-graders and their parents.
South Orange Middle School (SOMS) and Maplewood Middle School (MMS) will both host the annual School-in-Action Night on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening is intended for parents of fifth-graders and their children who will enter middle school next year. (All students must be accompanied by an adult, unless students are part of a teacher-run activity.) School-in-Action night is an exciting evening that celebrates the schools' excellence in academics and the arts. At SOMS, for example, visitors can look at student work submitted for the science fair, experience a living wax museum, view digital portfolios of student writing and reflection, peruse the work of students in the art program, and visit teachers in their classrooms. "This is a …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Maplewood girl gets enough viewer votes to carry her through to the next round of the competition.
Update, 11/15: Beatrice Miller made it through another round of competition on Thursday night's THE X FACTOR, as two other acts were eliminated on the live show. Miller garnered enough viewer votes after her performance on Wednesday night's show to secure a position as a top ten finalist. She was ranked in 8th place in viewer votes, up two spots from last week. The Maplewood Middle School HSA is arranging a public screening of THE X FACTOR on Wednesday from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the MMS auditorium to show support for Maplewood resident -- and MMS 8th grader -- Beatrice (Bea) Miller, one of 13 finalists in the singing competition. "We'll be rallying and then voting for Bea and showing our Jersey Strong support for our hometown girl," …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
School will open for a shorter day
Maplewood Middle School students will have classes on Wednesday in three different locations. What follows is an email sent by Principal Jeff Truppo to affected families this evening: Dear MMS Community Member, As I write to you this evening, Maplewood Middle School remains without power. However, we have secured a place for each of our grade levels so that classes can resume tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7. The following locations, with corresponding times, will be used for each of our three grade levels until we can go back to MMS. Grade 6 will go to The Montrose School Building from 8:30am to 1:30pm, at 365 Clark Street, South Orange. Grade 7 will go to South Orange Middle School from 8:30am to 1:30pm, at 70 North Ridgewood Road, South …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
After-school program continues to grow for middle school students in Maplewood and South Orange.
Here in Maplewood and South Orange there’s a thriving, exciting after-school network advancing the social and intellectual development of our youth. YouthNet, now entering its fifth year, offers an after-school learning opportunity at South Orange Middle School and Maplewood Middle School, staffed entirely by district teachers. At YouthNet’s core are more than 30 after school enrichment activities offered free of charge, along with a fee-based developmental program for focus on homework help and tutoring. Far from being just custodial, YouthNet has measured its success by advancing the learning and life training skill sets of our students with its programs, helping them broaden their participation in both social and work settings. …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Local non-profit after school programs are attracting hundreds of students
- Drew Dix
Thursday, February 23, 2012
There’s a lot of life in the middle schools after 3 p.m. It was well after the final bell had rung at South Orange Middle School, but the inviting smell of popcorn was everywhere. But if you wanted to partake, the cafeteria was the wrong direction — the goods were to be had during the Animaniacs Club, one of YouthNet’s vibrant after school enrichment offerings. Diane Grant, a SOMS 6th grade science teacher and YouthNet instructor, delivers a movie and the traditional snacks to club members each Friday. “It really gives the kids time to unwind and socialize,” she said. “It let’s them see a movie and just have fun. It’s important to get together outside of the academic environment. It removes the formality of the regular day. Socialization …