Friday, January 25, 2013
2nd Annual Seth Boyden Spotlight shines a light on local talent that has made it big time.
From the Oakland Ballet to Broadway, some parents at Seth Boyden Demonstration School have serious creative credentials. Take Charlie Pollock, for example. Pollock has originated roles on Broadway including Dwayne Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical. He's also played Bobby Strong on Broadway in Urinetown. But the bright lights of Broadway haven't gone to Pollock's head. Indeed, he'll be playing Maplewood later this month, performing a song from the musical "Once" at the 2nd Seth Boyden Spotlight Parent-Staff Talent Show on Friday, January 25 at the Seth Boyden Auditorium. Starting last year, talented parents and staffers at Seth Boyden — both amateur and professional — put their performing talents to good use for the school through a "Spotlight…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Seth Boyden series to feature Project Runway star.
Wednesday, January 23
Hot on the heels of a sold-out event with "This American Life" star Ira Glass, the Seth Boyden Series: a conversation with culture has announced the upcoming appearance of Project Runway’s Tim Gunn live on stage in the Columbia High School auditorium on Sunday, March 17. Gunn will be featured in conversation with NY1-TV reporter and South Orange resident Budd Mishkin. Tim Gunn is the Fashion Dean at Fifth & Pacific Inc (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc). He also serves as co-host of the six-time Emmy-nominated "Project Runway," a reality-based fashion design incubator, the eighth season of which broke all previous seasons' ratings records. "Project Runway" received GLAAD Media Awards in 2007 and 2011 and a Peabody Award in 2008. Prior to …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The NJPAC program for fifth graders teaches ballroom dance and social graces.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Merengue. Rumba. Foxtrot. Swing. Polka. Tango. These are not necessarily the dance moves that Maplewood and South Orange parents are anticipating their children will be bringing home, but, for the last three years, Seth Boyden Demonstration School's fifth graders have been doing just that. Seth Boyden has been the beneficiary of NJPAC's Dancing Ballrooms program since the spring of 2011. Dancing Classrooms Director Pierre Dulaine explained during a visit in 2011 that the program is based on respect, compassion and humor. "You have to respect the children at their level," said Dulaine. "What is important is that one does not abuse the power of an adult" when teaching. Anthony Mazzocchi, South Orange-Maplewood School District Director of …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The students participated in NJ Student Art Exhibit.
Students from Seth Boyden Demonstration School in Maplewood were honored last week for participating in the Art Educators of New Jersey Student Art Exhibit at the Essex County Hall of Records. Students from throughout Essex County were recognized at a reception in the Hall of Records after their art work was shown on display in the county building during the month of March. Each year, Essex County - led by Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. - invites students to submit art work for display. The young artists display everything from pencil sketches, to oil paintings. The chosen art work lines the walls of the first floor lobby. “Essex County has some very creative and talented student artists at all age levels from elementary to high school…