Sunday, April 7, 2013
Screening also begins this week for Morris Plains Schools Kindergarten. Joyful Noise has started accepting registrations as well. Also, the Borough School Website is experiencing temporary problems.
Morris Plains Public Schools will hold their annual Kindergarten Registration and Screening Monday - Wednesday, April 8 - 10 at Mountain Way School. Any parents who have Kindergarten age children should contact Cristie Bruhn at Mountain Way School (973 538-0339, extension 10) to be added to the registration list. Registration packets and appointment times will be mailed out in March. Children must be residents of Morris Plains and five years of age on or before October 1, 2008, to be eligible for a September entrance into kindergarten. A birth certificate, proof of residence and health information are required are required at the registration. --- Those with even younger kids should know that Joyful Noise Preschool and Daycare is …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The school is in a contest to win money for school related items.
Borough School has a chance at winning $15,000 for the Morris Plains School District, and students have the opportunity to help make it happen. The school is participating in a nationwide contest sponsored by the ink and printer cartridge franchise Cartridge World. Anyone can vote for the school by going to SaveVoteWin.com and selecting Borough School. Voting started on March 15 and will be open until March 31 at midnight. You have to register an e-mail in order to vote, and you are allowed to vote once a day per e-mail. According to the Art Petitt, the owner of the Morris Plains store on Route 10, the school is currently in the top 10 in nationwide votes out of approximately 800 schools. If the school is selected as a winner, the money …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Morris Plains Borough Schools are in the middle of Energy Savings Week.
Energy Savings Week is sponsored by the Borough School student council. 1) Monday: The first day was "Use Less Light" day 2) Tuesday: The second day was about saving paper by using recycled paper and writing or drawing on both sides. 3) Wednesday: Today, Wednesday, Feb. 8, is "Shut it Down Day." Remember to turn off printers and computers not in use. 4) Thursday: Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 9 is "Waste-Free Lunch Day." Students are encouraged to bring lunch in reuseable containers in order to reduce trash collection. 5) Friday: Friday, Feb. 10, is "Wear green and Blue Day." Students wear green and blue to show support of the Earth and environment.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Celebration with family and friends followed.
The eighth grade graduation at Borough School in Morris Plains took place Wednesday evening, followed by a celebration with family and friends.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Spanish teacher Maria Diaz loves sharing the gift of language.
For Maria Diaz, the Borough School's Teacher of the Year, seeing her students grow and flourish has been its own reward. Teaching Spanish for the past six years, Diaz said, in a career filled with many highlights, it is hard to select just one. "For me, (the highlight) is finding out that something I said in class inspired them to go to a Latin American country or that they have used what they learned in my class to help their parents or themselves," Diaz explained. Hearing that her students were placed in honors Spanish in high school or seeing a student who struggled in third grade fall in love with the language by eighth grade, are just a few of the moments that Diaz has treasured. The 30-year old from Dover, who said she always …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Ken Newman had a clever idea for local girls to work on basketball while enjoying summertime treats.
Ken Newman doesn’t mind that his 9-year-old daughter Evie loves pizza and ice cream, because he has figured out a healthy way for her to enjoy these snacks. Instead of loading up the van, he, his daughter and a few of her friends dribble basketballs into downtown Morris Plains on their way to get a slice from Tony’s, Primavera’s or Lovey’s, or perhaps a scoop of ice cream from Friendly’s. By adding a little "fast break" to the fast food, Newman has found a way for the girls to exercise and have fun at the same time. The hoopsters meet at the Newman’s home with money in hand, and dribble basketballs for a few miles on the way to their much anticipated treat. Knowing how to dribble effectively is an important aspect of the game, and this …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Morris Plains students held a pep rally to show their school spirit.
Thanks to Mother Nature, students at the Morris Plains Borough School found their annual Spirit Week stretched to "Spirit Two-Weeks." When the concluding pep rally finally occurred on Friday, following yet another snow day, Principal Sean Dolan joked to the assembled students, "I'm glad to see everyone got plenty of rest. Great to see you're all here showing support for your school!" From the screams, cheers and furious waves of maroon and white pom-poms coming from the bleachers, this well-rested student body was eager for the celebration. Spirit Week consisted of various activities geared toward boosting school pride and community awareness. Each day had a theme. On "Inside-out day," students wore their clothing inside out. On "Show off…
Friday, December 31, 2010
Unique classes will begin in early January.
Morris Plains students in kindergarten through grade five will have the opportunity take part in several engaging after-school activities in early January. Borough School: On ten Monday afternoons, kids in grades three to five can channel their inner movie stars with "Drama and Acting." Tuesdays are reserved for ceramics in the "Clay Creations" workshop. On Friday, it will be time for "Junior Lego Architects" to practice their building skills. Mountain Way School: On ten Tuesday afternoons, kids in grades three to five can become Junior Lego Architects." Wednesdays are reserved for "Martial Arts." On Thursdays, ceramics will be the focus in the "Clay Creations" workshop. Enrich and Grow Academy of Parsippany, the company running the …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friends and family gather for annual event.
Photographer Warrren Westura stopped in at Borough School in Morris Plains, where eager parents and friends gathered on Dec. 15 for a concert by students in kindergarten through grade two from Mountain Way School.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Shooting master will host a basketball clinic at Borough School.
Dave Hopla, master of the basketball shot, will hold a shooting clinic and demonstration on Saturday at Borough School in Morris Plains. Hopla has been helping players of all ages–Kobe Bryant included– to conquer the court since 2006. While NBA great Michael Jordan shot .539 from the field in his best season, Hopla's average hovers around .990. In the summer of 2007, he made 11,093 shots out of 11,183 attempts while instructing at 31 different camps—a stat of 99.19 percent. Think he was just shooting lay-ups? Hopla was 260 for 281 from the three-point line, giving him a 92.52 percent average from no man's land. On Saturday, Hopla will bring his game to the Morris Plains Borough School gym from 10 am to 1 pm. The clinic is …