• Lights, Camera, Cake Boss!

    Two years ago, Julia Harth turned tech ed at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School on its ear. Instead of having students make small popsicle-stick catapults, she turned them loose to build machines almost as tall as they were...

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  • Essex County Confirms Freschi BOE Win

    Essex County election officials confirmed today that Lisa Freschi won re-election to the Verona Board of Education last Tuesday. According to a review of provisional ballots, Freschi received a total of 1,710 votes to 1,699 for challenger...

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  • Teaching With Compassion

    I think all educators lose sight of the big picture from time to time, myself included. We are so busy doing what we think we MUST: grading the papers, making the copies, sending the emails, and perfecting...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • VHS Students Collecting Veterans’ Stories

    With Veterans Day coming this Saturday, Verona High School students wanted to find a way to honor and memorialize the people in their lives who have served in the Armed Forces. They had the idea of creating...

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  • Freschi Narrowly Wins Re-Election To BOE

    Lisa Freschi appears to have won re-election to the Verona Board of Education, beating Connor McCann by a slim margin of just 10 votes, according to unofficial results from Verona election officials. Freschi, the BOE’s current vice...

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  • Bingo Night At Laning

    On Friday, October 27, the students at Laning Avenue School participated in an SCA-sponsored Family Bingo Night. Fourth-grade students helped call bingo numbers at the sold-out event.

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  • Pushcart Players Receives Arts Education Grant

    Verona-based Pushcart Players received a generous grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to provide theater arts education to children on the Autism spectrum and with other cognitive and physical disabilities. The John F. Kennedy School...

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  • The 2017 Board Of Education Election

    The five-member Verona Board of Education oversees a district with six schools, more than 2,000 students and a $32 million operating budget. With a major referendum behind it, the BOE will focus next year on updating its...

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  • September 2017 VHS Students Of The Month

    Verona High School recognized its September 2017 students of the month at the October 10 meeting of the Board of Education.  The September 2017 students were Tawana Brown, grade 9; Jordan Warner, grade 10; Ryan McKeown, grade 11;...

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  • BOE Candidates Forum Set For October 24

    On Tuesday, October 24, the Verona Conference of SCAs will hold a forum for the two candidates running in the November 7 Board of Education election. There is one seat up for election. Lisa Freschi, the BOE’s...

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