Friday, June 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen recently visited Morristown-Beard.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) visited students at Morristown-Beard School at the end of May during a stop on a three-day tour of several area schools. The congressman also met with eighth-graders in the Wilkie Technical Center before making his way to meet with students in Wanaque. "I have returned to Washington now but I spent...(time) visiting middle and high schools across Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Essex counties," he said. "I make it a priority to visit local public, private and parochial and charter schools and colleges and universities year-round. This year, at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges, I have attended large public assemblies, made presentations to entire grades, conducted dialogues …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Set up by Frelinghuysen MS students, the fundraiser runs from 4 - 10 p.m.
The youth in the Morris School District have a charitable head on their shoulders. After raising more than $15,000 and voting to benefit the Greater Morristown YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign, some middle schoolers are working hand in hand with a local business for another fundraiser. This time, the beneficiary is Morris Township PBA. "Some of the 8th graders at Frelinghuysen Middle School have worked in conjunction with The Famished Frog to complete a fundraiser for the Morris Township PBA," said PBA President Heather Jones. The fundraiser is from 4-10 p.m. on Thursday May 2 at the Frog. "Anyone who dines there and mentions the fundraiser to their server will have 10 percent of all profits donated directly to our union," said Jones. "This…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Morristown youth basketball team dominates in semifinal game.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Project expected to begin in the fall with first plantings in spring 2014.
Not only is Frelinghuysen Middle School going to be a little bigger this fall, it's expected to get a little greener, as well. In collaboration with Grow it Green Morristown, plans have been drawn up to create a 2,000 square foot garden on the sprawling West Hanover Avenue property, which will be used by students as both an outdoor classroom as well as a source of produce. Carolle Huber, one of the co-founders of Grow it Green and a landscape architect by trade donated her design services to the school after her and Shaun Ananko--the farm manager at Grow it Green Morristown's Urban Farm at Lafayette--discussed possible projects with FMS Principal Mark Manning last spring. "2012 was the first year Frelinghuysen students came to the Urban …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Six rooms expected to be ready by fall.
Frelinghuysen Middle School will look a little roomier this fall as the Morris School District plans to add six new classrooms to the West Hanover Avenue facility. Superintendent Thomas Ficarra discussed the plan at Monday's Board of Education meeting, saying plans were about to go out to bid for the project. The Wayne firm of Di Cara-Rubino Architects provided the design work for the new classrooms. The need to expand the West Hanover Avenue school in Morris Township became apparent, Ficarra said, when enrollment rose from 900 to 1,100 students over the past three years. "As we look down at the elementary school grades, enrollment is expected to sustain or get bigger," he said. Discussions between the district and FMS Principal Mark …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Partnership seeking interested volunteers for fall.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Morris Educational Foundation—which raises funds for programs and services in the Morris School District—will continue its community volunteer program at Frelinghuysen Middle School for the 2012-13 school year. "After launching a successful pilot program last year, leadership at both the middle school and the foundation are excited about increasing the impact of the program targeted to sixth-through-eighth-grade students," according to a press release. "The Morris Educational Foundation is pleased to invite members of our community who are interested in tutoring to participate." Eighteen community tutors and 30 students attended a recent celebration of the 12-week pilot program, where Frelinghuysen principal Mark Manning praised the 25…