Red Oaks Middle School students collected data on the lake, presenting findings to public and the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee.
Monday, February 18
The Red Oaks Middle School is a recipient of a William E. Simon Foundation grant after presenting their research observations of Speedwell Lake to citizens and members of the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee on Feb. 6. The students studied water quality, flora and fauna of the lake under the leadership of science teacher Liz Murphy. In April, the students will also participate in a clean-up of the lake.
Sixth-grade students now report to 340 Speedwell Ave.; the new 6,000 square foot space will ultimately serve sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.
Once upon a time, Red Oaks School served only preschool-aged children in a small space leased on Martin Luther King Avenue. How times have changed. In 1968, the private school—then called The Montessori Children's House of Morristown—moved to its Cutler Street location, which the original structure had been built in 1799 by Joseph Cutler for Silas Condict, two very historical names in Morristown. Over the years, the school, changing its name to "The Red Oaks School" in 2006, continued to grow. One-by-one new grades were added. The school now serves children through sixth-grade, with plans to ultimately reach eighth grade in two years. Obviously, an expansion was in order. Fifteen years in the making, The Red Oaks School opened its …