Saturday, April 27, 2013
Students celebrate Arbor Day in River Edge--a Tree City USA.
The River Edge Elementary schools celebrated Arbor Day Friday with outdoor celebrations at the Cherry Hill School and the Roosevelt School. The Arbor Day Committee, comprised of the River Edge Shade Tree Commission and the Women's Club River Edge, helped to create annual event. River Edge has been awarded Tree City USA status for 14yrs. by the National Arbor Day Association. (pictures of Cherry Hill School, Roosevelt School, Principal Vouvalides with Women's Club member Barbara Christiansen)
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Catch up on the top stories in River Edge and Oradell this week.
Expert says the master plan puts affordable housing on 13-Acre United Water property. To mark this milestone, there will be a variety of programs and special events. Grab the leash and get ready for you and your four-legged friend for Sunday's K9 Karnival that the Oradell Special Events Committee is hosting at the Oradell Senior Center 1 pm to 5 pm. With the push of a button, notable figures came to life to share their stories.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
With the push of a button, notable figures came to life to share their stories.
Third graders at the Roosevelt School in River Edge chose a historical figure to research and dress up as while parents and other invited guests came to visit them in their wax museum. Notable figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein and Harriet Taubman came to life with a push of a button and shared their stories with the visitors.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Christie Administration released its new School Performance Reports for the 2011-2012 school year Wednesday.
Students at Oradell Public, Roosevelt and Cherry Hill elementary schools were found to be better performing than those at the Regional schools when compared to their new peer groups and the state according to the new School Performance Reports. Released Wednesday, the reports are a new version of the long-running School Reports Cards that have measured school performance on a variety of metrics since the 1990s. Oradell students academic performance is considered high when compared to their peer group (in the 73rd percentile) and statewide (92nd percentile). Roosevelt School was ranked in the 70th percentile (peer group) and 88th (statewide) for their academic achievement while Cherry Hill was 55th (peer group) and 82nd (statewide). …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Cherry Hill and Roosevelt Schools both fell in the rankings, according to schooldigger.com
Oradell Public School (OPS) was named among the top 40 elementary schools in the state in 2011-2012, according to school ranking website schooldigger.com. Drawing from performance data from the New Jersey Department of Education, OPS was ranked 35th out of 1,254 elementary schools in the state. Roosevelt and Cherry Hill both fell in the rankings to to 179 and 263 respectively. Third and fourth-grade students from all three schools showed high proficiency in mathematics, ranging from 88 to 97 percent on average in the ASK evaluation tests. Language arts proficiency for all three was between 80 to 86 percent. Oradell students averaged a 183.7 on the combined ASK tests, with Roosevelt (179) and Cherry Hill (168) trailing their neighbors. …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Maryann Durante, Kara Fenarjian and Joanne Haggerty were all honored as this year's River Edge Teachers of the Year
Each year, three members of the River Edge school district faculty are honored as Teachers of the Year and recognized by their peers at a Board of Education meeting. On Wednesday night, school psychologist Maryann Durante, fifth grade teacher Joanne Haggerty and second grade teacher Kara Fenarjian were celebrated as the 2012 River Edge Teachers of the Year. "It is a very difficult task to select the Teacher of the Year which is undertaken by a committee of parents, teachers, Board members and administrators who sit and deliberate every candidate," Superintendent Dr. Tova Ben Dov said. "We usually have quite a few very deserving ones but we can only pick three out of many." The Unsung Hero Maryann Durante is the district psychologist with …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Board of Ed looks to focus on improving language arts achievement and community relations
At Wednesday night’s meeting at Roosevelt Elementary School, the River Edge Board of Education found out the results of their annual self-evaluation survey and discussed both board-specific and district-specific goals for the next school year. Susan McCusker of the NJ School Boards Association presented the findings from the survey, which was completed about a month ago by board members. She observed that the board-superintendent relationship was highly rated, followed by policy, student achievement and finance. Those categories earned scores above 3.0, which McCusker said is considered to be positive. “When I see boards that have placed a lot of importance on the board-superintendent relationship and rated themselves highly on that, I …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Mandatory Spec Ed and Curriculum costs should remain the same
Last night, the River Edge BOE met to discuss the last remaining topics regarding next year's budget: Special Education and Curriculum. Previous discussions included Buildings & Grounds and Administration along with Instruction and Technology. Special Education Rosemary Kuruc, the district Supervisor of Special Services, led the discussion about special education, noting that very little has changed from last year. Items still considered "Mandatory" include all staffing and items like testing materials, instructional supplies, and special pre-school and speech classes. So far, all Special Education students have been able to remain in-district, which is a "huge development," according to superintendent Dr. Tova Ben-Dov, "both …
Thursday, November 11, 2010
School Children Honor Veterans of River Edge
Every day men and women put on the uniform, whether at war or at home, to protect the freedoms of the people. To honor their service and sacrifices, Americans across the country today honor those men and women for Veteran's Day. In River Edge, it was the children of Roosevelt School and Cherry Hill School that said 'thank you' during the Veteran's Day Ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park. "Today we honor and salute those veterans that placed their lives on the line for our freedom," veteran Joseph Maugeri said. "Veterans are men and women of various creeds and beliefs. Some become famous, but most are not because they answered the call to duty." Before the crowd of students, administrators from the River Edge district and local politicians …