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November 21, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - A sparse audience and a short agenda helped the Summit Board of Education move through its November 17 meeting in just over an hour. Board Member Dr. Joseph Porac was absent. The District welcomed three new hires. Shea Williams will be a media specialist at Jefferson Primary Center ...

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MONROE TWNSHP., NJ - The New Jersey School Public Relations Association (NJSPRA) has named the Summit Public Schools a winner in the 2022 School Communications Awards Contest. The Hilltop City District received third place in the Video category. Laurene Callander, Communications Officer of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The parents / guardians of prospective Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students for the Summit Primary Centers at Jefferson and Wilson are invited to tour the facilities. Tours will be provided at both the Jefferson Primary Center and Wilson Primary Center.  All tours begin at ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School jazz combo provided the overture to the October 13 Board of Education meeting. But once the meeting started, things turned more introspective. Crystal Marr, director of student personnel services and the District’s new anti-bullying coordinator, presented the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Jenna Colineri has been named Assistant Principal at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS), filling the vacancy created when John Ciferni was named the school's Principal. The hire is subject to the formal approval of the Summit Board of Education at its upcoming October ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - School’s back in session, and so is the Summit Board of Education, which met on September 8 after taking a break in August. Board Members Donna Miller and Joseph Porac were absent and, with no public comments, the meeting clocked in at a relatively brisk 75 minutes. There was a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter addressed to "Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Parents/Guardians," subsequently obtained by TAPinto Summit from a third party, Summit Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough this afternoon announced that the school's current Assistant Principal John Ciferni has been ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter to the school's parents and guardians sent just over a week prior to the start of classes, a copy of which was subsequently obtained by TAPinto Summit from a third party, Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) Principal Dr. Donna Gallo has announced her ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, the Shell station -- located at the intersection of River Road and Passaic Avenue in Summit -- has selected the Summit Educational Foundation (SEF) as a beneficiary of its 'The Giving Pump' program. Through the end of October, for every gallon of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Jennifer G. Landis, Head of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, has been appointed to the governing Board of Directors of the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools. Landis will join girls’ school educators from around the world in guiding the vision, purpose, principles, and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Summit resident Jim Della Sala is among three individuals recently elected to serve as officers on the Union (County) College Foundation Board of Trustees. The trio was installed July 1 and will serve through June 30, 2023. Della Sala, who is the Board's new treasurer, is joined ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - School may be out for the summer, but the Summit Board of Education was still in session. In an 80-minute meeting held July 18, the Board and a scant audience were updated on the Summit High School Class of 2022 student outcomes. High school started conventionally for the class’s ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nataly Farias has been selected as the new Principal of Jefferson Elementary School. The hire is pending the approval of the Summit Board of Education, which is likely to occur at the Board's July 18 meeting. Farias will fill the vacancy created when Dr. Joseph Cordero was named as the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a 59-minute meeting, the Summit Board of School Estimate unanimously approved the Board of Education’s $37 million bond project proposal at a meeting at the high school on July 7. In addition to a handful of school administrators, there were only a few members of the public in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education unanimously approved a $37 million bond issuance to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and facilities projects at its June 23 meeting.  Board members voted 6-0 on the bond issuance resolution, with Board Member Joseph Porac absent ...

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Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage. "These communities ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Current Jefferson Elementary School Principal Dr. Joseph Cordero has been selected to become the District's Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Cordero, who will remain Jefferson's principal through the summer, replaces Jennifer McCann, whose departure -- due to her acceptance of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit High School Class held its 139th Commencement Ceremony on a summery evening before an overflow crowd at Tatlock Park. While the temperature hovered around 80 degrees when the festivities got underway shortly after 6 p.m., Mother Nature relented just a bit compared to the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Registration for the 2022 Mount Saint Mary Summer Academy Enrichment and Sports Program is open to rising sixth through eighth grade girls.  The two-week program, which features half and full-day options, is designed to empower girls to try new things in a safe and fun ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education presented its $37 million bond request for 'Investing In Our Future' at a Community Forum May 23 at Summit High School. The presentation and question-and-answer session was attended by about three dozen residents, with about the same number watching the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools will host a public forum on its planned bond issuance on May 23, from 7 - 9 p.m., in the Summit High School Auditorium.  The event is intended to provide an opportunity for members of the Summit community to ask questions about the District's planned bond ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education met on May 12, with the business of reorganizing for the upcoming school year just one item on a jam-packed agenda. The resulting meeting clocked in at nearly three hours. Board Secretary Derek Jess called the meeting to order and swore in two new board ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Esther Loor has been selected as the next principal of Franklin Elementary School. After the Summit Board of Education formally approves her selection at its upcoming meeting on May 12, Loor will begin her role on August 1. She replaces current Franklin Principal Janice Tierney, whose ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Summit High School has moved up one spot -- to 16th in the state of New Jersey -- in the latest U.S. News & World Report 'Best High Schools' Rankings. Nationally, U.S. News ranks Summit High School 363rd and 147th in STEM. In 2021, U.S. News slotted Summit 17th in New ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - While it may have been tempestuous outside, it was calm inside at the April 7 meeting of the Summit Board of Education, which lasted just over an hour. It was the final meeting for Board President Chris Bonner and Member Vanessa Primack, both of whom are completing their second ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education (BOE) and Board of School Estimate held back-to-back special meetings March 28 to adopt the 2022-23 school budget, which introduced and tentatively approved by the BOE on March 14. The meetings, held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, attracted ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It took just over an hour for the Board of School Estimate (BOSE) to review the proposed 2022-23 school budget and the Summit Board of Education to approve that budget in back-to-back meetings on March 14. The tentative budget of $80,033,119 would result in a tax levy of $69,767,778, a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 55-minutes-long Summit Board of Education meeting held March 10 felt different, and not just because it clocked in under an hour. The gathering was the first such meeting in months wherein face masks weren’t required, and one of only a few in recent months without a roomful of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of School Estimate will meet tonight -- at 7:30 p.m. in the Summit High School Media Center -- to discuss the Summit Public Schools 2022-23 budget. The meeting comes days after Governor Phil Murphy introduced a state budget that would increase the Summit District's ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Less than a week before the statewide face mask mandate in New Jersey's schools comes to an end, Summit Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has sent an electronic message to students' in which the District expands on, and clarifies, how the Summit Public Schools will handle related ...

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