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June 28, 2022

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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WATCHUNG, NJ – Mount Saint Mary Academy is currently accepting registrations for its 2022 Summer Academy Enrichment and Sports Program. 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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A standing-room-only crowd at the opening of the Summit Board of Education’s February 10 meeting was due to two factors: many in attendance were there for a National Merit Scholar ceremony, but even after that contingent cleared out, there remained around 50 audience members – many of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On the heels of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announcing that the state's mask mandate for schools and daycare settings would be lifted effective March 7, Summit Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has informed parents that face masks will become optional for Summit Public Schools ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Utilizing a theme of "What My Municipal Government Does Best,” the New Jersey State League of Municipalities will again offer three, $1,000 awards through the 'Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition'. Three winners will be chosen from throughout the state by The ...

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NEW JERSEY - In a move that the College Board describes as "student-friendly," the SAT, and the tests allied with it, will be delivered in a digital format beginning in 2024. This move will affect students currently in Grade 10. In a pilot program delivered in last fall, students who took the test ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The PEP Program, a Summit-based college-access program that offers both academic and social-emotional support, and provides college tuition assistance to select students, is now accepting applications from eligible and motivated Summit Public School sixth graders for the 2022-23 school ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education started the new calendar year with a new business administrator / board secretary as Derek Jess helmed his first meeting on January 13. Jennifer McCann, director of education, presented the District’s Fall 2021 'Start Strong' assessment data. These ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools' COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated to show that there were 472 cases of COVID-19 across all campuses during the month of December 2021. There were 387 student cases and 85 staff cases. December's total is nearly 17 times the number of cases (28) that were ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough has told parents of Summit Public Schools students that "about 14 percent" of the more than 1,000 people tested by Mirimus at the District's COVID-19 Testing Day on January 3 have tested positive for the virus. In an emailed communication ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - On the day that the Summit Public Schools returned to full-day, in-person learning, the District detailed that there are 290 cases of COVID-19 across all campuses. More than 61% of the cases -- 178 cases -- are attributed to two schools, with Summit High School's (93 cases) and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - After a week that included a COVID Testing Day, an icy streets-caused schools cancellation, one single-session day, and two all-remote instruction days, Summit Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough informed parents that Hilltop City schools will return to full-day, in-person ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools will pivot to full days of remote learning for the remainder of this week, instead of the single-session, in-person model that the District previously announced on December 22. In an emailed communication to the "Summit Public Schools Community" from ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Their Winter Break nearly over, students in the Summit Public Schools are set to return to the classroom beginning January 4, albeit for a revised, single-session schedule that will continue through January 7. Classes were originally intended to begin on January 3, however the Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There are now 181 COVID-19 cases in the Summit Public Schools, according to information updated December 29 on the District's COVID-19 Dashboard. Ninety-nine (99) of those cases are at Summit High School and 24 are at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. Every Summit Public ...

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