Don’t Miss Annie at SOMS

Posted March 21st, 2011 by PTA

For 140 South Orange Middle School students “tomorrow” will bring
another rehearsal for their upcoming production of Annie. The musical
boasts the largest cast of any SOMS musical and the actors have been
working hard for months on what promises to be an extremely
entertaining production.There are many former Clinton students in the

Based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip, Annie is set in
Depression Era New York City at a time when the economy was grim. With
its hopeful message and strong belief that tomorrow will be a better
day, Annie became one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the

South Orange Middle School’s Annie will be performed on Friday, April
1st at 7 pm, Saturday, April 2nd at 7 pm, and Sunday April 3rd at 2
pm. Tickets ($15/$10 for reserved seats and $10/$7 for general
admission) are available through South Orange Middle School (contact
Kathy Hester at 973-378-2733 ext. 2000 or, a
few local shops including Kitchen a la Mode and Stony’s in South
Orange, and also at the door if the shows are not sold out.

A Group for Siblings of Children with Special Needs – Event

Posted March 18th, 2011 by PTA

A Group for Siblings of Children with Special Needs
[Facilitated by Kristen Materek, Social Work Intern]

Who: A program just for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs!
What: This K-5 group will meet for 4 weeks. Through fun games and activities we will focus on dealing with the joys and challenges of having a sibling with special needs.
Where: Tuscan Elementary School
Social Work Room (G16)
25 Harvard Ave Maplewood, NJ 07040
(973) 378 – 5221 x7101
When: Mondays at 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Author Visit Featured on District Website

Posted March 3rd, 2011 by PTA

Our recent author visit with Pamela Swallow is featured on the school district website:

It was a wonderful day sponsored by the Clinton PTA and expertly selected, organized, and facilitated by Ms. Jen Latimer of the Clinton School Library.

Community Information/Columbia High School Scholarship Fund

Posted March 3rd, 2011 by PTA

1. Support the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund

On TUESDAYS, beginning March 1st, Eden Marketplace will donate 5% of Prepared Food Sales to the Columbia High School Scholarship Fund which provides needs- based scholarships to CHS students moving on to college. If you
*Deli Meats & Sides
*Hot & Cold Bar Items
5% of the proceeds will be contributed to the scholarship fund.

2. Book Event at Sparkhouse Kids

You are cordially invited to a colossal children’s book event with The Book Maker’s Dozen.
The Book Maker’s Dozen is a group of award-winning children’s book illustrators and authors whose mission is to raise awareness of the art and craft of producing extraordinary picture books. The group

Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Peter Brown, Brian Floca, David Gordon, Brett Helquist, Boris Kulikov, Aileen Leijten, John Bemelmans Marciano, Sean Qualls, John Rocco, Sergio Ruzzier, Dan Yaccarino

The Book Maker’s Dozen will be at Sparkhouse (15 Scotland Road, South Orange – 973-821-5227) this Sunday, March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Are you following our school district on Twitter?

Posted February 5th, 2011 by PTA

Just click the link to add them or you can sign up for an account:

Of course, you’re already following us, but just in case

State of the District

Posted January 18th, 2011 by PTA

State of the District 2011 (stats from 2009-2010) report can be found here.