Montclair BOE issues response to superintendent candidate withdrawals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education issued a response Wednesday night to reports that two of the three candidates for superintendent had withdrawn their names from consideration.In a prepared statement, BOE President Laura...

Bleachers meet with mixed reviews at MHS graduation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School’s solution to the seating shortage for graduation — to set up bleachers outside the amphitheater on Park Street — appears to have been met with mixed reactions from some...

Montclair High School students describe disruptions after staircase collapse

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWith four staircases and two floors blocked off at Montclair High School, students and staff have had to adjust to a change in routine.A staircase collapse this month has caused 31 classrooms...

Stair repairs needed at Nishuane, Montclair schools inspection finds

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree staircases at Nishuane Elementary School were found to be in need of repairs and reinforcements in December.Montclair’s school buildings are undergoing inspections prompted by the partial collapse of a Montclair High...

Absenteeism still a problem for Montclair schools, report cards say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District still has some work to do with its student absenteeism rate, according to data recently released from the New Jersey Department of Education.The state released the 2017-2018 school...
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State, township give kudos to Drums of Thunder bandleader

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsLook around the walls of the first-floor hallway of Hillside Elementary School, and you’ll find photo after photo of Drums of Thunder out on the road: in front of the Washington Monument,...

Montclair Science Teachers take part in Wipro Fellowship Program

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSome Montclair science teachers who had an opportunity to work with their peers on a fellowship project for science educators are beginning to see the fruits of their labors.For four years, Montclair...

MHS students present BOE with list of concerns, suggestions for class offerings

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School needs to better publicize its academic courses, some of its students say.But the school also needs to teach practical, life-based skills, like balancing a checkbook, figuring out car insurance...
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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 family starts compassion project in memory of son

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAlex Patenaude’s gift for reaching out to other children was evident from the first day he started kindergarten at Nishuane.During the first parent-teacher conference of the year, the teacher told his parents,...