Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The board presented some adjustments to athletic field scheduling during a public meeting on Tuesday.
School field space will be easier to come by, now that the Cedar Grove Board of Education is adjusting the way sports organizations reserve the athletic fields. Previously, an organization would put in a request for field space at a certain school and would reserve every field on that property even though they weren't utilizing all of it. In addition, different offices were handling the scheduling of sports, with indoor courts going to the business office and the outside fields going to the athletic director. The board began re-examining some of its policies after Cedar Grove Soccer Club Vice President Greg Dilley approached the board and explained the difficulty the soccer club was having securing field space. “Other organizations often …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Both the Verona and Cedar Grove School Districts will have early dismissals due to the snow storm, superintendents said.
Both Verona and Cedar Grove will have early dismissals on Friday due to the impending snowstorm. Both Verona Superintendent Steven Forte and Cedar Grove Superintendent Dr. Gene Polles confirmed the schools will be on half-day schedules. Cedar Grove will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Our Lady of the Lake School will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. Verona schedules are as follows:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A new bill working its way through the state Assembly would require New Jersey schools to link a panic button to local police departments.
A new bill, introduced by Assemb. Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) requiring New Jersey schools to have a panic button to alert local authorities of potential life-threatening emergencies is working its way through the state Assembly. Assembly bill A3691 was introduced on Monday, Jan. 14 and referred to the Assembly Education Committee. Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D-18), chairman of the Education Committee, is one of the primary sponsors of the bill. The bill comes a month after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 people, including 20 children dead. Verona and Cedar Grove Schools have been re-evaluating their safety guidelines since the Dec. 14 shooting. Verona Chief of Police Douglas Huber compared the panic button …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Jump rope-a-thon held for American Heart Association.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Students at the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School in Verona recently participated in a rope-jumping fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Students in fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade jumped rope to show support for their own heart health and their role in saving countless lives because of their efforts. Last year, the school was ranked number 1 in the state, raising $34,729 to support lifesaving research and programs of the American Heart Association. In addition, the school was ranked number 9 in the country out of more than 30,000 schools participating in the program. Through March 28, the school has raised $38,529.42 to support the work of the American Heart Association.