Thursday, April 25, 2013
The only subgroup of students who missed the state's proficiency target in language arts was white students. They were 79 percent proficient — below the state's 87 percent goal.
Northeast Elementary School passed most of its academic benchmarks in a recent state report, but schoolwide proficency in language arts was low and the school ranked "about average" when compared to schools throughout the state. The New Jersey Department of Education’s “School Performance Reports" found the 457 students attending Northeast School in kindergarten through fifth grade in 2011-12 met 100 percent of their targets for academic growth and college and career readiness, but fell short in academic achievement — meeting 80 percent of their target. The report found that students taking the state standardized test New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge were 68 percent proficient in language arts — below the target of 77 …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Find out when Montclair's three pools and tennis courts will open.
Monday, March 18
Pool Badges for the Montclair municipal pools will go on sale on Monday, April 8. Essex Pool will open for the season on Saturday, May 25, and will remain open during the weekends only until June 27. All three pools — Essex, Nishuane, and Mountainside — will open full time for the summer season on Thursday, June 27. Essex Pool will close Aug. 18 for the season. Nishuane and Mountainside pool will close on Sept. 2 for the season. 2013 Permits and Fees Caregiver badges are valid Monday through Friday, but not during weekends nor holidays. Caregiver badges must be registered with a Montclair resident or family. The caregiver must accompany a child or senior for admittance to the pool. Participants may register for pool permits Monday …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Mary Pope Osborne and her sister Natalie Pope Boyce spoke to students at the school on Monday.
Tuesday, February 26
Authors of the children's book series "The Magic Treehouse" dropped by for a special visit at Nishuane Elementary School this week. Mary Pope Osborne and her sister Natalie Pope Boyce, authors of the children's books, were welcomed by excited students on Monday who asked them questions about their writing. "The kids really treated them like rock stars!" said Wendy Lacey, co-chair of the School Action Team. Osborne writes the fiction books in the series and Boyce writes the partner nonfiction "Magic Treehouse Fact Trackers." The Nishuane School Action Team for Partnership’s Literacy Committee arranged the visit and other events to coincide with the National Education Association’s Read Across America event on Friday, March 1. Osborne …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Someone broke into the school after Hurricane Sandy knocked out its power.
More than two dozen computers were stolen from Nishuane Elementary School soon after Hurricane Sandy rolled through town. Between Oct. 30 and 31, someone broke into Nishuane School and stole 27 iMac computers valued at $27,000, according to the Montclair School District. The school was one of many that had its power knocked out by the storm. The school was locked and someone broke a window to enter a door, said Superintendent Penny MacCormack. The stolen computers were used daily by students for classroom instruction. The Montclair Police Department is leading the investigation, and the district has provided the serial numbers of all the computers in order to track them. “We are asking that if anyone knows anything to call the […