Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Junior Maria Bychkov scored a 35 out of a possible 40 on the national exam and earned the Gold Summa Cum Laude award.
A James Caldwell High School student was recognized this week for her high score on the National Latin III exam. High school junior Maria Bychkov scored a 35 out of a possible 40 on the national exam and earned the Gold Summa Cum Laude award. The national average for the exam, which is a voluntary exam initiated by student request, is a 25. “This was something I wanted and thought I could do,” added Bychov. “With [high school Latin teacher] Dr. [Christoper] Trause as a teacher and mentor, I knew I could do well.” Trause credited Bychov's success to her commitment to the material. “This is not an exam for which we prepare in class,” said Trause. “Preparing for this exam was something that Maria had to do on her own time. We worked …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Students will bring Broadway songs to the local high school's stage on June 8.
James Caldwell High School students in the theater arts club will take the stage and star in its first ever Cabaret. The cabaret will be a fundraiser for the theater club and feature more than 30 high school students. Mark your calendars for the show on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. The students will put on an elegant evening of Broadway songs while ticket holders can also enjoy coffee and dessert. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $100 for a table of six with preferred seating. For ticket information, send an email to JCHStheatre@yahoo.com. For more information on the theatre arts club, visit www.cwcboe.org/theatrearts.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Caldwell Chiefs Camp will run from July 8-12.
Give your child the extra edge this fall football season by sending him to the Caldwell Athletic Club's week-long summer football camp. The Caldwell Chiefs Camp will run between July 8-12 from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kiwanis Oval. The football camp is for students entering grades four through nine and the cost is $125 per child. The camp is designed to give every athlete a solid foundation in the basic fundamentals of the sport, whether he is playing offence, defense or special teams. The drills and techniques taught during the camp will help the young athletes in the upcoming football season in the fall. Students will be instructed by local high school football coaches, current James Caldwell High School football players also …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
These stories made headlines in the Caldwells this past week.
The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education will join other school districts in opposing the salary cap Gov. Chris Christie placed on superintendents. The Caldwell Police Department launched a crackdown on drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks this past weekend. Local editor Teresa Akersten stepping down to cover Montclair for Patch. Hundreds of people gathered on James Caldwell High School's Bonnel Field Friday, May 10, to join the fight against cancer. A gas line was ruptured early Friday morning on Fairmount Road, evacuating two homes, according to West Caldwell Police. Pot holes on Smull Avenue will be a thing of the past after crews repave the roadway this summer. Women's Club of Caldwell is now taking …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
How do you think the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District measures up when it comes to technology in the classroom?
Schools Superintendent James Heinegg will hold a public meeting about how technology can be better utilized in the district. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in the Board of Education conference room at Harrison School, 104 Gray St. Heinegg is asking for public input on what direction the district should go regarding technology. The newly appointed district Supervisor of Technology Don Markese will also attend the meeting. "The idea of this meeting is that it is an opportunity for the public to ask questions, make suggestions and give their experiences with educational technology in the district," said Heinegg. What grade would you give Caldwell-West Caldwell School District for its use of technology in the classroom…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
'Something is wrong with the system that we have going right now,' said Board member Thomas Adams, 'and something needs to be done. The cap is just not the way to go.'
The Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education will join other school districts in opposing the salary cap Gov. Chris Christie placed on superintendents. A majority of members on the local board of education voiced their disapproval of the governor’s cap, saying it disenfranchises school districts. The governor’s statewide cap limits superintendents’ salaries to $175,000, and bases earnings on district size and other factors. “School boards have been disenfranchised,” said Board member Rosanne Hansen. “... Some districts are really struggling to hire a superintendent ... and in some cases, they couldn’t even retain [the superintendent] they already had.” Do you agree that there should be no salary caps for superintendents? Vote now in …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Check out the top stories in the Caldwells from this past week.
The Caldwell Borough Council introduced a $11,532,789 municipal budget on Tuesday that included 1.4 percent tax hike. This means the average Caldwell home assessed at $421,455 will pay about $42 more in municipal taxes than in 2012. Wharton-based sewer cleaning company paid nearly $150 for overbilling to borough. The camp will be for students in pre-K through fifth grade and extend from July 8 through Aug. 16. The board of education renewed the district’s board administrator's contract and hired a new technology supervisor at its reorganization meeting. Caldwell College will award its first-ever doctoral degrees on Saturday, May 11, at the college’s 71st annual commencement. West Essex Regional High School was ranked among the top 1,…
Monday, May 6, 2013
James Caldwell High School a contender in the Educational Impact category in prestigious statewide competition.
James Caldwell High School's recent spring musical production of "Kiss Me, Kate" has been nominated in the Educational Impact category in the Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Awards, the Millburn theater announced Monday. The awards, modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, serve the entire state of New Jersey with nearly 100 entered productions from public, private and parochial high schools. Some of Broadway’s biggest stars began as Rising Stars, including 2011 Tony Award winner, Nikki M. James who grew up in Livingston and won for Book of Mormon. Presented by the Investors Foundation, the 2013 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony is set for June 5 at the theater. Schools nominated for Outstanding Overall Musical and Leading …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Chiefs baseball advances in county tournament.
The James Caldwell High School baseball team advanced to the Essex County Tournament quarterfinals after a 7-6 win against Columbia Saturday at home. The Chiefs host Nutley on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
New committee formed to induct a Class of 2014.
Members of the James Caldwell Athletic Hall of Fame include the high school’s longtime athletic director and an Olympic gold medalist. But the last time anyone was inducted was 1997. That is about to change thanks to a newly formed committee, which plans to resurrect the Hall of Fame and announce a Class of 2014 later this year. Tom Caravela, a lifelong resident of West Caldwell, has been selected to chair the 2014 James Caldwell High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Caravela was a standout football player and wrestler for the Chiefs. After graduating from James Caldwell in 1986, he went on to wrestle for Rutgers University. When Caravela learned recently that an induction had not been made in 16 years, he said, “That’s too long. …