Archive for August, 2012

Newstead 5k race




The Newstead 5k race will be September 22 this year  at 9am.  I haven’t done a 5k in two years so I’m down for this one.  Twenty dollars in advance and twenty-five the day of, so register now.  The money goes to Achieve Foundation of South Orange and Maplewood, an educational organization supporting the district’s schools systems.  Last year 350 runners raised $14,000.  The race takes place at the South Mountain Annex – 112 Glenview Road in South Orange.  see link for more details.

Columbia High School rising





Columbia High School, the home of Maplewood’s and South Orange’s students continues to rise up the ranks of New Jersey’s High Schools.  It is up to #47 from #75 in 2010 and #89 in 2008 out of a total of 328 schools.

This gain comes despite the fact that  under Governor Chris Christie, the South Orange-Maplewood school district has seen its share of school aid drop 37.7 percent.

See the link for full list.