Friday, May 10, 2013
This month's winners will have their photos displayed in the school throughout May.
The nominations are in for the Students of the Month at Grover Cleveland Middle School. May's award winners at the middle school for academic excellence are sixth-grader Will McCann, seventh-grader Veronica Czyzewski and eighth-grader Devan O'Sullivan. “These students must achieve academic success; exhibit positive behavior; have a positive and friendly attitude; be understanding, honest, and caring; and be a creative thinker,” said middle school Principal James Brown. “These are the requirements to be nominated as Student of the Month.” The middle school awards Student of the Month honors to one student from each grade every month during the school year. The students’ photos will be displayed in the school throughout the month with a …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Caldwell-West Caldwell students bring home 14 trophies and two first place overall finishes from Lancer Invitational Tournament.
Grover Cleveland Middle School’s Forensics Team walked away with 14 individual trophies and first place finishes in both declamation and interpretive reading at the Lancer Invitational Tournament held last month at Livingston High School. The competition awards students for their public speaking ability. “Practicing to compete in both declamation and interpretive reading during a single competition takes a lot of dedication and hard work,” said Claudia Douris, teacher and forensic team coach for the Caldwell-West Caldwell middle school, in a release. Douris said the students rose to the challenge, practicing for months to perfect their performances. Representing Grover Cleveland in the varsity competition were eighth graders Megan West and…
Monday, April 22, 2013
White powder found in boys bathroom at Grover Cleveland Middle School last week reported to school administrators, police.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 22
A white powder discovered at a Caldwell middle school last week was determined to be Alka-Seltzer used in a science classroom, Caldwell-West Caldwell officials said Monday. Caldwell police evacuated Grover Cleveland Middle School Thursday around 4:30 p.m. as a precaution while police and Nutley Hazmat investigated a suspicious substance found by a custodian in a boys bathroom. The investigation determined the substance was harmless and possibly a vitamin powder. "Principal James Brown investigated further on Friday, and determined that some powdered Alka-Seltzer from a science lab experiment had been left in a bathroom," district officials said Monday. Caldwell police were updated and are "satisfied with the outcome of the investigation," …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Substance found by custodians said to be harmless.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 19
A substance discovered by custodians at a Caldwell middle school Thursday was investigated by local police and deemed to be harmless, according to Caldwell-West Caldwell district officials. The white powder was reported at 4:30 p.m. about 90 minutes after Grover Cleveland Middle School on Academy Road was let out. The school was evacuated while Caldwell Police and Nutley Hazmat conducted an investigation which determined the substance was a harmless type of vitamin powder. "A GCMS custodian discovered a small bag containing a powdery substance in the boys bathroom," the school's principal James Brown said in a letter emailed to parents Friday morning. "The custodian immediately brought this to the attention of administration and the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Members of Caldwell middle school Forensics Team bring home five trophies.
Ten students from Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell participated last month in the Countywide Forensic Tournament in Declamation. The “forensicators” brought home five trophies, including first, second and fourth place in the varsity competition, according to the district. Representing the local middle school in the varsity competition were eighth graders Megan West, Lydia Wielgus and Roxanne Wilcox; seventh graders Ashvin Nagarajan, Brendan Padover Alexandra Wertz and Oliva Carrara. In the varsity competition, Wieglus earned first place, Wertz earned second place and West earned fourth place. Junior varsity participants included sixth graders Julia Tuck, Nicole Tanelli, Jessica Rizzo and Natasha LaChac. Tuck earned second place…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Grover Cleveland Middle School students driven to collect books after visiting Caribbean island last summer with their families.
Sixty-one boxes of books are on their way to make a difference for students on a Caribbean island this week thanks to the efforts of two Grover Cleveland Middle School seventh graders. Kaitlyn Kinsella and Emma Scott presented the results of their service project, “A Book Can Make a Difference,” to the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education Monday night. The students explained how on a trip they took to Anguilla with their families last summer they met a woman named Claire who homeschooled children. Through Claire and friends they met while vacationing they learned about the scarcity of books on the island. “A lot of children don’t have access to books like we do,” Kaitlyn explained in their presentation. There is a library, but not …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Students will perform at Parsippany Hills High School on Sunday.
Thursday, February 28
Seven Grover Cleveland Middle School students have been accepted into the North Jersey Music Educators Association Junior High School Region I Chorus, Scott Chamberlain, Supervisor of Music for the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District, announced. Under the guidance of chorus director Deana Larsen, seventh graders Ken Axe, Ashvin Nagarajin, Brian Reilly and Jordan Whiting, and eighth graders Isabella Bellomo, Meredith Donlin and Jennifer Garamella auditioned and were accepted into the chorus. Auditions were held on Feb. 2, where the students from the Caldwell-West Caldwell school auditioned with hundreds of performers from North Jersey. Performers had to demonstrate a variety of vocal skills, including diatonic major scales and perform a…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Teachers, staff wore read on Valentine's Day to raise awareness about heart disease.
Sunday, February 17
Valentine’s Day took on a double meaning at Grover Cleveland Middle School, Caldwell, when the school's teachers and staff wore red to celebrate the day and support healthy heart month. With nearly 700,000 people dying of heart disease in the U.S. each year, or about 29 percent of all U.S. deaths, the American Heart Association has designated February as American Heart Month. “Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability for both men and women,” said school nurse Betty Gakos, adding, “This was a day to both celebrate the holiday and remind ourselves about how important heart health is."
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sixth graders hold seventh annual Immigration Day.
Monday, February 4
Sixth graders at Grover Cleveland Middle School transformed into immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Great Britain and many other countries last month for the seventh annual Immigration Day. Some students dressed up as their ancestors, while others created a fictional immigrant, to experience the process of immigration at the turn of the 20th century. “Immigrants” were greeted by the Statue of Liberty, processed and treated to an international feast consisting of eggplant parmesan, kugel, Irish soda bread, shepherd’s pie, and other dishes created by Caldwell-West Caldwell middle school parents. Immigration Day started more than eight years ago in teacher Mike Teshkoyan’s class and became a grade-wide …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Free barn dance Thursday kicks off series of introductory lessons at Grover Cleveland Middle School.
The Cross Trail Squares square dancing club is offering a free barn dance Thursday at Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend and learn more about an upcoming series of introductory dance lessons. Square dancing is done to all kinds of music, including country, rock, classical, folk, Broadway show tunes and more. Participants will learn to follow a pattern of steps created by a live caller. The series of 12 lessons costs $48. Lessons run for three hours on Thursday evenings. A partner is helpful but singles are also welcome at lessons. The Cross Trail Squares are celebrating their 45th anniversary. “Many recent students have included empty nesters, couples looking for a joint…