Maplewood Basketball All Star Night 2013
On Friday night May 17 at Maplewood Middle School, the best of the best of Maplewood Basketball will be performing in an All Star Game event. Featured contests will be 3 on 3 team shooting, skills challenge, 3 point shootout and the finale of the evening, the all star game itself. Featuring players of all Maplewood boys and girls basketball teams, this is sure to be a fun filled event that will showcase the stars of the Maplewood Basketball program. Players of the program, and children 10 and under are free. Admission for all others is $5. Tickets will be available at the door. Please come out and support the Maplewood Basketball program!! Doors open at 6:00pm and the events will kick off at 6:30pm. For questions or inquiries please contact coach eddie at 973 518 4510 or coach oj at 973 392-3802.
Thank You The Maplewood Basketball Coaches
Dear parents, staff, and students!
The 2012 MMS Spring Band Concert is just around the corner. Our students have spent the past 5 months busily preparing music to perform for you. All family, friends, teachers, brothers, sisters, and relatives are invited for this evening of performances. Here’s the information you need to know!
Who: 6th, 7th,8th Grade Bands and Jazz Ensemble
When: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Maplewood Middle School Auditorium
Concert Dress: White shirt or blouse, Black Pants or Skirt, Black shoes and socks. (No Jeans or Sneakers!!!)
Arrival Time: All band students must be at MMS no later than 6:30 PM!!
The Bands of MMS look forward to seeing you on May 22nd!!
If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Balas at email@example.com.
The Achieve foundation’s Administrator Grant is being awarded to Maplewood Middle School Principal Jeffrey Truppo. The Riecke Fellows and Administrator Grant recipient were announced last week at a reception honoring all teachers who received Achieve grants this school year.
Each spring, Achieve awards its Administrator Grant to enhance the educational program of a school, grade level or department. Truppo’s grant will help teachers put technology into the hands of students to create learning experiences that would not have been possible without these devices.
A sixth-grade teaching team at Maplewood Middle has worked on this effort for two years, according to the grant application. Students maintain digital notebooks in social studies and access their notes from any connected device. In language arts, students get teacher comments through a Google “doc” that also shows changes each student has made as writing is refined. Math and science teachers post content-based questions on Web pages that let them measure student comprehension so they can plan instruction.
With this grant, the district’s technology department will be able to purchase Chromebooks during the summer for use beginning September 2013. Each student on the sixth-grade team will have access to a Chromebook for their team classes and use Cloud-based applications and storage for their assignments, notes and academic interactions, Truppo said.
The Achieve Foundation of South Orange and Maplewood raises money to promote exemplary public education for all students and educators in the community. These funds provide classroom grants, volunteer tutors, professional development, family outreach and technology and facility improvements to enrich the learning experience of students at all grade levels.
Online registration for the 2013-2014 Columbia High School Cougar Marching Band is now open. Here is a link to the form, which can be found on my SOMSD website (please copy and paste into your browser):
Please note that this is the only way to register for next season, and that this form also includes show and glove orders, uniform measurements, and t-shirt orders. Basically, everything that I normally send over the summer is here, so please take your time, complete the form carefully, and please forward the link to anyone you know who isn’t in the band this year and is planning to march.
Contact Peter Bauer with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Teens Read to Kids
Grade 6 & up
Main Library Tues. May 14 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Join with other teens to provide a story time to a group of kids ages 4 and up. Each teen will read one or two picture books to the group. This month we will be celebrating Children’s Book Week. Please arrive at 3:30 pm to choose a book and allow time for practice. The storytime will begin at 4:00 pm. Sign up to be a reader in the Main Library Teen Zone or email email@example.com. For more information call: (973)762-1622 ext. 5018.
Maplewood Memorial Library
Flash Fiction Club
Grades 6 & up
Main Library Tues. May 7 3:30–4:30 pm
Flash fiction is very short stories. You will get to choose a story, read it aloud and then the group will talk about it. We usually have time to read a few stories each month. Refreshments will be served. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973)762-1622 ext. 5018.