Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has written extensively about school segregation, will lead a discussion titled “Divided in a Diverse Community: Why Intentional Integration Matters.”
The show marked the start of our district’s music partnership with the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.
As part of #ChooseKind week, students in our district have a chance to buy discounted tickets to see the new movie “Wonder.”
We hope this list of resources will help you learn about the candidates and their positions on the issues facing our district.
The district’s Special Services Department is holding its Third Annual SOMA Back to School Night on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 7-8:30 pm in the Columbia High School cafeteria.
The Community Coalition on Race is hosting a forum for candidates for the Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 PM at Marshall Elementary.
The School District of South Orange and Maplewood is seeking parental input on the course selection process and available academic supports.
All eight candidates for the SOMSD Board of Education will participate in a debate in the Little Theater at South Orange Middle School at 7pm on Tuesday.
Major takeaways from the school district’s meeting on Saturday to address the nine water outlets throughout the district that were recently found to have high levels of lead in their water.
On Monday night, a consultant to the district will present possible options for addressing issues of racial imbalance, socioeconomic imbalance, and overcrowding in our district.
Our “It Takes Two Towns” Old School Hip Hop Party at the Woodlands is open to the entire SOMA community. Just $10 at the door!
Please attend our PTA Meeting this Saturday, April 22, at 10am in the Seth Boyden cafeteria to learn about redistricting changes the BOE is considering.
Uncompetitive, unorganized and uncommonly fun, the UnRun 5K will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 9am to benefit Maplewood and South Orange PTAs.
Our district is working to advocate for increased financial support from the state, and we can all get involved in that advocacy by writing to our representatives and by voting!
The meeting will focus on a Maplewood/South Orange demographic report from the Community Coalition on Race.
Due to fundraising success last year and this year, the PTA was able to fund $5,000 in Seth Boyden teacher grants through the Achieve Foundation!
The district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) will meet on Monday at 7:30pm at the Columbia High School library.
The Community Coalition on Race is inviting kids to take part in the MLK Observance on Monday, Jan. 16, at 2pm at Columbia High School.
We have one more opportunity to hear directly from the Action Planning Teams, this Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 9:15-1-:30am at the Montrose Early Childhood Center.
On Tuesday night, you can hear about the initiatives proposed by the district’s nine action planning teams as part of the district’s strategic plan.