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Wake Me Up When It’s Done: West Morris Regional and Mendham Township School Districts Continue to Contemplate Shake-Up

By: Roxy on 12/19/08 @ 6:41 pm

I know the discussions to shake up various school districts, including West Morris Regional and Mendham Township, have been going on for quite some time, but I’ve been unable to bring myself to either attend the meetings or write about the various combinations under consideration.  The headline in this week’s Observer-Tribune reads:  “District Shakeup Gains [...]

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Attention Mendham Township Parents: End Hunger in Our Community — Holiday Food Drive for Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/29/08 @ 8:27 am

Our quiet Thanksgiving for four here in the Roxiticus Valley was the perfect remember of how much our family has to be thankful for, and particularly as the Christmas holidays approach, we are reminded of those who are less fortunate.  Just before the Thanksgiving break, London and Maddie brought home a flier in their backpack [...]

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Short Report from the Mendham Township School Board Work Session Meeting Tonight — Tuesday, November 18, 2008

By: Roxy on 11/18/08 @ 11:02 pm

At the Mendham Township Home and School Association (HSA) meeting following Elementary School Principal Michael Craver’s resignation, School Board President Mark Ford urged interested parents, “If you want to know what’s going on with the School Board, what issues we’re addressing, go to the School Board meetings.  They’re open to the public.”  Before tonight, I [...]

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Mendham Township Elementary Principal Job Posting from the Star-Ledger (NJ.com)

By: Roxy on 11/13/08 @ 10:22 pm

As Mendham Township School Board President Mark Ford discussed at last week’s HSA meeting, the recruitment ad for our new principal was posted in the Star-Ledger and on NJ.com.  The job description is pretty basic, but it doesn’t really get to the heart of what we are really hoping for in a new principal for our children’s elementary [...]

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Roxy’s Report from the Mendham Township Home & School Association Meeting on Elementary School Principal Transition and Recruitment

By: Roxy on 11/5/08 @ 9:36 pm

Since we received the news on Halloween that our Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver had resigned suddenly, there’s been a great deal of concern and discussion among local parents, both about the reasons behind his departure, and the transition process. The leaders of our Home & School Association reacted quickly to our concerns, [...]

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Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver Resigns

By: Roxy on 10/31/08 @ 8:29 pm

It started with rumors whispered at the Mendham Township Elementary School Halloween Parade this afternoon, and I confirmed it with Principal Craver himself after the parade. Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver has resigned. He intends to pursue a doctoral program that will lead to greater opportunities within education in the future.
I’m disappointed to [...]

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Maddie’s First Grade Class Trip to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 10/28/08 @ 12:01 am

Last week, I had the good fortune to chaperone Maddie’s first grade class trip to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, New Jersey. The first graders, teachers, and a handful of moms and dads boarded the school buses in front of Mendham Township Elementary School at 9:00am on Tuesday, October 21st and made the quick trip [...]

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Roxy’s Best Of… Early Childhood Education: Westmont Montessori Open House Scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2008

By: Roxy on 10/4/08 @ 6:29 pm

For anyone in the Mendham, Chester, and Bernardsville, New Jersey area looking for a terrific pre-school (”early childhood education”), our family (and many of the other Roxiticus Desperate Housewives) wholeheartedly endorses Westmont Montessori School in Mendham, NJ.  We’ve been done here since Maddie started Kindergarten at Mendham Township Elementary School last year, but we had [...]

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Rex and Roxy Attended Our First Mendham Township School Board Meeting Last Night to Welcome New Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison

By: Roxy on 09/24/08 @ 5:07 pm

Last week, London and Maddie came home with a memo in their “backpack mail” announcing the good news that the Mendham Township Board of Education has hired a new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Kristopher Harrison will join us on November 16th, directly from the South Orange/Maplewood School District, a district with over 5, 000 students, [...]

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Mendham Township School District Welcomes New Superintendent Kristopher Harrison

By: Roxy on 09/18/08 @ 9:27 am

Last night, London and Maddie came home with the following exciting memo from the Mendham Township Board of Education in their “backpack mail”:
In the Spring of 2008, the [Mendham Township] Board of Education embarked on a mission to hire a new superintendent. At that time, we solicited input from the community, faculty and staff to [...]

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