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Former South Orange Middle School Librarian Runs for Board of Education

Former South Orange Middle School Librarian Runs for Board of Education

Elissa Malespina, a 19-year South Orange resident, says the district is at a 'crossroads.'
SOMA Schools Plan Focus Groups to Aid Superintendent Search

SOMA Schools Plan Focus Groups to Aid Superintendent Search

Parents and guardians of special needs children are invited to a focus group Thursday night at the district meeting room.
Donna Smith Seeks South Orange-Maplewood School Board Seat

Donna Smith Seeks South Orange-Maplewood School Board Seat

Longtime South Orange resident has held numerous volunteer positions in the district.
Send Us Your Graduation Photos!

Send Us Your Graduation Photos!

Share photos of your student's graduation with Patch.
BOE President: We Will Seek Community Input for New Superintendent

BOE President: We Will Seek Community Input for New Superintendent

Search firm expected to hold community forums over the next few weeks.
Columbia High Seniors Recognized for Achievements

Columbia High Seniors Recognized for Achievements

More than 100 students honored during the 2014 Senior Recognition Night.
Board of Education's Gaudelli Will Not Seek Second Term

Board of Education's Gaudelli Will Not Seek Second Term

Bill Gaudelli says he expects increased demands in his new role as chairman at Teachers College at Columbia University.
SOMA Schools Begin Search for New Superintendent

SOMA Schools Begin Search for New Superintendent

District expects to have a new permanent superintendent in place by Jan. 1, 2015.
SOMA Schools Superintendent Resigns to Lead NY District

SOMA Schools Superintendent Resigns to Lead NY District

Brian Osborne has accepted a position in New Rochelle, one year after rejecting an offer to head a Michigan school system.
North Jersey Pride, Jefferson Elementary School Host Anti-Bullying Day

North Jersey Pride, Jefferson Elementary School Host Anti-Bullying Day

North Jersey Pride and Jefferson Elementary School are conducting a series of three age-appropriate anti-bullying seminars.
Columbia High's Performance Of 'Cats' Nets Nine Award Nominations

Columbia High's Performance Of 'Cats' Nets Nine Award Nominations

This will be Columbia High School's first time competing in the outstanding overall production of a musical category.
Seth Boyden Fifth-Graders Put On 'North Star' Musical

Seth Boyden Fifth-Graders Put On 'North Star' Musical

'The North Star' will run at Seth Boyden Elementary School next Friday, May 30 until Sunday, June 1.
Columbia High Dance Co. Thrives in Annual Show

Columbia High Dance Co. Thrives in Annual Show

The performance over the weekend featured student-choreographed routines.
Columbia High School Senior Recognized At Youth Awards

Columbia High School Senior Recognized At Youth Awards

Cha’Nel Tyler Ellis was recognized by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for her contributions to the community at its annual youth event.
Top 20 High Schools in New Jersey

Top 20 High Schools in New Jersey

Patch has listed the top 20 schools listed on U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the top high schools in the nation.
Columbia High Shakespeare Festival Draws More Than 300 Students

Columbia High Shakespeare Festival Draws More Than 300 Students

Record number of students participated in the 12th annual event last Friday.
Local Students Among Montclair Film Festival Winners

Local Students Among Montclair Film Festival Winners

Group of Columbia High School students and a Maplewood resident recognized in the third annual Kidz Shortz Filmmaking Competition.
SOMA PTA's Hold Successful MLK Day Celebration

SOMA PTA's Hold Successful MLK Day Celebration

Mauri Myers-Solages pens Patch Letter to the Editor recounting the SOMA PTA's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
SOMA Schools Closed Wednesday For Snow Day

SOMA Schools Closed Wednesday For Snow Day

Schools and district offices are closed for a snow day Wednesday.
Early Dismissal Announced for SOMA Schools

Early Dismissal Announced for SOMA Schools

All South Orange and Maplewood schools will have early dismissal, Tuesday, due to the snow storm.