Saturday, March 16, 2013
North End students participated in Read Across America to collect money donations for schools effected by Super Storm Sandy.
North End Elementary School Principal Traci Dyer posed students with a reading challenge for Read Across America with a special bonus if they met the goal. Pre-k and kindergarten classes were challenged to reach 25 books while grades one through four were challenged to read 50 books between Jan. 9 and Feb. 15. When the students met the challange at the close of Read Across America week at North End School, Dyer was required to don a princess outfit, perform princess tests and kiss a frog. Students, teachers and parents also participated in the Read to Restore the Shore program by sponsoring students to read. North End School had 170 students sign up and collected more than $2,000 for schools effected by Super Storm Sandy. All the proceeds …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Nick DeCorte spoke to North End students about transitioning to the middle school.
On Thursday, March 7, Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Nicholas DeCorte visited North End Elementary School to read to fourth grade students for Read Across America and to answer any questions about transitioning to the Middle School. The students asked many questions ranging from remembering locker combinations to extracurricular activities and what to do without recess. DeCorte answered all the questions to help ensure all the students are ready to transition into being middle schoolers.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Cedar Grove residents will host 'Family Fun Day' American Cancer Society benefit at Snapology of Northern New Jersey.
Parents at Cedar Grove's North End and South End schools have come up with a unique way to not only raise money for the American Cancer Society, but to raise awareness and provide a day of fun activities for local children. They’ve agreed to team up with Little Falls-based Snapology of Northern New Jersey on Saturday, March 2, to host a “Family Fun Day” of building activities for children from 12 to 6 p.m. There will be a $10 charge to participate, with half the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Melissa and Paul Skabich of Cedar Grove are organizing the event and partnering with Donna Meccia, also of Cedar Grove, who opened Snapology of Northern New Jersey in November 2012. Snaology, located at 195 Paterson Avenue
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Four principals identify ways to improve state-mandated test scores during Tuesday night's board of education meeting.
Tuesday night, Cedar Grove principals told the board of education the district must improve the way they teach certain math and language arts skills if the district is to improve on state-mandated proficiency tests. Principals Tracy Dyer of North End Elementary, Brian Cavanagh of South End Elementary, Rick Mangili of Memorial Middle School and Michael Fetherman of Cedar Grove High School made a presentation for the board on how the district can improve in certain areas of both the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) and High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). The principal’s analysis found there is room for improvement for the district’s students in working with text, analyzing text and writing in the Language Arts …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cedar Grove opens the 2012-2013 school year.
As kindergartener John Cicero raced down Stevens Avenue in Cedar Grove to his first day of school at the North End School, his father, also named John, struggled to keep up while he tried to shoot video of the day. His father was not the only parent trying to keep up the delicate balancing act. "His sister, who is in fourth grade, has been putting stories in his head about how fun it is,” said Cicero. “He is very excited to make new friends.” Jake Sinski, another new kindergartener, was lucky to already know some of his classmates but was also looking forward to meeting some new friends, he said. But students like Cicero and Sinski weren’t the only newcomers on the first day of school. North End Principal Traci Dyer is also new to the …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Verona, Cedar Grove prepare for first day of classes with new staff, new principal at North End School.
Verona and Cedar Grove students won’t be the only ones going through growing pains this fall when school returns. Both districts will feature new administrators and especially new teachers when school opens shortly. The most notable Cedar Grove change was the retirement of North End Elementary School principal Dr. Lawrence Neugebauer. Cedar Grove Superintendent Dr. Gene Polles named Traci Dyer as his replacement, describing Dyer in a letter to parents as “extremely knowledgeable and experienced in elementary education” and welcoming Dyer as “an integral member of the administrative team here in Cedar Grove.” In his letter, Polles praised Dyer as someone who has held educational positions as an Early Childhood and Elementary Education …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mark your calendars with these important reminders.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Verona students go back to school on Thursday, Sept. 6. Cedar Grove students return the following Monday, Sept. 10. Here are a few dates to keep in mind for both districts as you plan the next few months. If you have anything to add, please let us know in the comments section below or email email@example.com. The Verona school district is closed on Monday, Sept. 17 and on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Students have half-days for teacher professional development on Monday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Oct. 31. In November, schools are closed on Nov. 6, 8, and 9, and for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22 and 23. On Dec. 21, there will be another half-day for teacher professional development. Schools also are closed starting Monday, Dec. 24, re-opening on …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Cedar Grove projects include replacement of roofs, windows and doors at high school, Leonard R. Parks Elementary School, North End Elementary School and South End Elementary School.
While Cedar Grove students have spent their summer going to camp, swimming, spending time outdoors and relaxing, the Cedar Grove School District has been hard at work on four new projects to revitalize the schools for September. Four schools — Leonard R. Parks Elementary School, North End Elementary School, South End Elementary School and Cedar Grove High School — are each undergoing roof facelifts. In fact, work on the new roof on the Leonard R. Park School has already been completed, at a cost of $685,392. Additional work at the North End School will include replacing windows and both interior and exterior doors will cost $1,393,000. “The current doors are the original doors from when the school was built in 1955, same with the windows…
Monday, May 28, 2012
$4.5 million will be used for projects at Cedar Grove High School, South End School and North End School.
The Cedar Grove School District was recently named the recipient of more than $4.5 million worth of grants from the Christie Administration for projects at three Cedar Grove schools. The $4,597,995 grant, via the state’s Schools Development Authority, will help pay for work at Cedar Grove (Memorial) High School, South End Elementary School and North End Elementary School. At the high school, the grant will help pay for replacement of windows, doors, ceilings and roofs, as well as the installation of a new rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. At both elementary schools, the monies will help pay for window replacement, doors and a roof. The local share for the projects will be $6,896,993.