Montclair High School students plan overhaul of Chestnut Street murals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn 1996, it stood as a sign of hope in the face of gun violence.Twenty-two years later, the mural beneath the Chestnut Street trestle bridge is faded, peeling and covered in graffiti....

Montclair BOE gives go-ahead to special education assessment

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district will be going ahead with an assessment of its special education program.At its Monday, Dec. 18 meeting, the board approved a resolution that lays out the guidelines for...
amphitheater

Montclair High School graduation to get 600 additional seats, video screen

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School may have found a solution to its shortage of graduation seating.The school will set up bleachers around the school's amphitheater for the June 21 ceremony, including on Park Street....
BOE

Montclair BOE: No new superintendent yet

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair still does not have a new superintendent, and the Township Board of Education expects the district may not have one until January at the earliest.During Wednesday night's meeting at the George...

Montclair Board of School Estimate talks facilities, budget process

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's schools have at least $20 million in "priority" capital improvements and repairs that ought to be accomplished over the next several years, according to a report compiled by the district's architects.Facilities...
whooping

Third case of whooping cough identified at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA total of three people at Montclair High School are reported to have tested positive for pertussis, or whooping cough.Katya Wowk, the township communications director, said Wednesday that a third case at...

Montclair High graduation: Class of 2018 graduates with reminder to work for better world

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was a festive night Thursday as 516 members of Montclair High School's Class of 2018 began the next chapter of their lives.Amid the pomp and circumstance of the traditional graduation ceremony...
Black Student Union

Rejuvenated Black Student Union a positive force at Montclair High

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsBehind the harmony that seemingly exists between black and white students at Montclair High School, being black can still be lonely.No one wants to be the only black girl in a...

Academy at Glenfield takes center stage at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsGlenfield Middle School is the home of a pilot counseling program for students.The Academy at Glenfield started last school year, as an in-house program to help students address issues that they might...

Montclair teen wins $25,000 scholarship for air quality research

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsEeshan Tripathii is working on a project that may make it safer to breathe indoors.It has earned the Montclair resident $25,000 and he is not even out of high school yet.Tripathii came...