Sunday, May 19, 2013
Jefferson Township Middle School announces high achieving students for third marking period.
Jefferson Township Middle School has announced its honor roll list for the third marking period in the 2012-13 school year. High honors and honors were doled out to students in grades six through eight by the school for achieving exemplary grades. Attached to this article is a PDF of the students' names that made their mark on the third period of the school year. Congrats to all students!
Oak Ridge's Andrew Sperber recognized for achievements in graphic design.
Andrew Sperber is a pretty good graphic designer. Let's try that again. Andrew Sperber is a really good graphic designer. So good, in fact, the Oak Ridge resident and County College of Morris student was recently awarded a scholarship for a two-year student from the Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ) for the quality of his design work. Seventy-five student portfolios were submitted this year from two and four-year students, according to County College of Morris. The awards were given based on the creativity and functionality of the work. “It’s a great honor for both Andrew and the graphic design department at CCM,” said Stephen Longo, professor and special projects leader of the graphic design program at CCM in a statement. Longo is …
"Never allow yourselves to say ‘I’ve done my part,'" Shakespeare scholar tells grads.
Diplomas were awarded to 599 Drew University graduates Saturday on the school's campus in Madison. Michael Bressman, communications associate and special assistant to the president at Drew, shared this account of the ceremony. Drew University’s 145th annual Commencement was held Saturday, marking the graduation of its Class of 2013. The open-air ceremony, which began at 10:30 a.m., was held on the rear lawn of Mead Hall, Drew’s iconic 19th-century campus centerpiece. With University President Vivian A. Bull presiding, graduates heard from keynote speaker Frank Occhigrosso, an acclaimed scholar of Shakespeare who retired this spring after 43 years on the Drew faculty. Speaking to graduates, Occhiogrosso paraphrased Ernest Hemingway, urging…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Students in all four grades commended for high marks.
Jefferson Township High School has announced its honor roll list for the third marking period in the 2012-13 school year. High honors and honors were doled out to students in grades nine through 12 by the school for achieving exemplary grades. Attached to this article is a PDF of the students' names that made their mark on the third period of the school year. Congrats to all students!
Fundraisers planned for Hudson Maxim’s Nancy Pascarella.
Editor's note: This article originally ran April 15. Hudson Maxim school nurse Nancy Pascarella is known around the Hopatcong School district for the care she gives to the children who aren’t feeling well. Now, as Pascarella faces her own health challenge in the form of a battle with cancer, the community is working to ease the burden of her fight. “Nancy is presently undergoing chemo therapy and is in need of immediate financial support,” said Hudson Maxim faculty member Cynthia Parello. “She is not feeling well right now but she is so appreciative of our support.” That support, according to Parello, has come in the form cards, emails, kind words, meals, donations and moral support that Parello has said “are a tremendous comfort to her.” …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
SteppingSTONE BAND is debuting 'I'll Be Coming Home' June 1st at the St. Moritz.
Teachers by day, musician by night. Three teachers are celebrating their CD with a release party at the St. Moritz in Sparta on June 1. Brad Marullo is a teacher at Thomas Jefferson and Sussex Avenue and plays guitar, keyboards and lap steel in SteppingSTONE BAND. He's looking forward to celebrating the release of their debut CD, I'll Be Coming Home in Sparta because his band has a strong presence in area. "We have played a number of clubs and bars in North Jersey including the Sparta Elk's Club, Beach 4, Krogh's and the St. Moritz," said Marullo. Sparta residents Ryan Schultz, who is a consultant with an energy conservation company in Oak Ridge, and Tommy Casperson, an art teacher in Mountain Lakes, are the local connection in …
Just nine of Morris County's schools makes Newsweek's annual rankings list.
While ranking the nation’s top 2,000 public high schools, including 93 from New Jersey, Jefferson Township High School didn’t make Newsweek’s annual list of standings. Nine schools in Morris County made the top 2,000, eight of which stand at number 625 or higher. Jefferson Township High School went unranked in 2012 as well. Newsweek prefaced the list by saying the schools were ranked by how effective they were in turning out college-ready graduates. There are six components that factored into the listing methodology: Morris County schools ranked in the report are as follows: Graduation Rate (%) What do you think of the report? Does Jefferson Township, based on this methodology, deserve to be in the rankings?
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Three charity walks set for May 18 and 19.
There will be a lot of walking for charity in Hopatcong the weekend of May 18 and 19. Three charity events are scheduled in the borough : The Relay for Life, the Seventh Annual Hudson Guild Charity Walk and the Walk for Hunger sponsored by the Association of Churches of Hopatcong. School board president Clifford Lundin said Monday that Hopatcong High School will host the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. He urged his fellow board members to agree to participate so the board would have a better showing thaN the Hopatcong Borough Council. The Relay for Life will be held May 18 and 19 beginning at 4 p.m. May 18. According to the event’s website 24 teams have already signed up and 117 participants have pledged $9,358. The Hopatcong Spring …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Alexandra Elizabeth Kazimir makes the University of Rochester's Dean's List for the Fall of 2012.
Alexandra Elizabeth Kazimir, a sophomore majoring in biology at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the fall 2012 semester. Kazimir, a resident of Oak Ridge, is the daughter of Audrey E. Kazimir, and a graduate of Jefferson Township High School in Oak Ridge. The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a private research university located in Rochester, N.Y., on the south shore of Lake Ontario. The University offers a unique undergraduate curriculum, with no required courses, that emphasizes a broad liberal education through majors, minors, and course “clusters”—a Rochester innovation—in the three main areas of knowledge: humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences/…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Jefferson Township Middle School team finished successful year strong.
The Jefferson Township Middle School MATHCOUNTS Team finished off a successful year that saw them placing in two major math competitions. At the Chapter Competition on Feb. 2, the school team consisting of Dan Zhao, Stefan Knapik, Shalin Mehta and Adi Bhatt placed third out of schools from Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Essex and Warren Counties. At the State Competition at Rutgers University on March 9, the JTMS MATHCOUNTS Team finished in the top 10% out of 139 participating schools in NJ. Other members of the MATHCOUNTS Team are Dan Zhao, Stefan Knapik, Shalin Mehta, Adi BhattKapil Bhavsar, Shaun Bishop, Tristen Deleshaw, Kalen Luciano, Liam Tedford, and Nikhil Thirunagari. Eighth grade math teacher, Mrs. Christina Hardin is the …