South Orange Maplewood Education Association

May 17, 2017
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SOMEA showcasing Pride on Monday, May 1, 2017

SOMEA showcasing Pride on Monday, May 1, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 is the official start of contract negotiations between the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA) and the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. As a show of unity and support for all 700+ members of SOMEA, whose voices will be represented at the negotiations table, SOMEA leadership is asking that members wear their official SOMEA t-shirts in their respective buildings and worksites on various dates throughout the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. This action is meant to be a demonstration of support and solidarity among our membership, as we embark on our negotiations with the Board.  It is meant to celebrate the many things that the members of SOMEA make happen in and outside of the classroom on a daily basis. It is important for us to be unified and to acknowledge our contributions to making the School District of South Orange and Maplewood one of the most sought after school districts in the state.”

 

April 27, 2017
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It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Robert Sutherland who retired from the district in 2015

 

It is with our  deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Robert Sutherland who retired from the district in 2015. He passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017. He was a Physical Education Teacher at Columbia High School. He taught the Project Adventure and Swim classes. He also coached lacrosse and football. He enjoyed biking kayaking and sailing.

Updated: Viewing and Funeral Arrangements for Robert Sutherland

A viewing and visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at Branchport Methodist Church, 3870 Guyanoga Road, Branchport.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at Branchport Methodist Church. A luncheon celebrating Bob’s life will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center Pediatric Cancer Department.

 

Please keep his family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time.

 

April 27, 2017
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SOMEA Scholarship Fund Information

It’s that time of year again. Each spring at our retirement party, SOMEA will show that we really do make a difference by awarding a number of scholarships to college-bound Columbia seniors. Please consider making a donation now to honor a colleague or a loved one or in memory of someone who made a difference in your life by making a donation today. With your support, several students will be eased of some financial burden. Due to your generosity, SOMEA has been able to award thousands of dollars to worthy students.

Please use the form attached below to submit with your donation

 

SOMEA Scholarship form

April 25, 2017
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SOMEA showcasing Pride on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SOMEA showcasing Pride on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 is the official start of contract negotiations between the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA) and the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. As a show of unity and support for all 700+ members of SOMEA, whose voices will be represented at the negotiations table, SOMEA leadership is asking that members wear their official SOMEA t-shirts in their respective buildings and worksites on various dates throughout the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. This action is meant to be a demonstration of support and solidarity among our membership, as we embark on our negotiations with the Board.  It is meant to celebrate the many things that the members of SOMEA make happen in and outside of the classroom on a daily basis. It is important for us to be unified and to acknowledge our contributions to making the School District of South Orange and Maplewood one of the most sought after school districts in the state.”

 

April 25, 2017
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Calendar Update via SOMSD: District Closed Friday, May 5/26 and Delayed Opening Tuesday, May, 30th for STUDENTS ONLY!

4/25/17
 
Last night, the Board of Education approved some adjustments to our calendar, prompted by the discovery that an extra day had mistakenly been scheduled for June.
Therefore, unless we use an emergency closing day in the meantime, the district will be closed on Friday May 26th.
In addition, students at all South Orange Maplewood Schools will have a delayed opening on Tuesday, May 30th.  Elementary and middle schools start two hours later than their usually scheduled start times (see schedule below). All CHS students should report to school at 10:00am.  If your child usually takes a bus to school, the bus will arrive approximately two hours later than the typical pick up time.  Before-care will be available at all elementary schools, for those students enrolled in the YMCA’s before-care program.
Staff will have a full day, which will begin with a faculty meeting at Columbia High School.  More details will be sent to staff directly.
School
Delayed Opening Start Time
Columbia High School
10:00am
Maplewood Middle School
10:15am
South  Orange Middle School
10:15am
Clinton Elementary School
10:05am
Jefferson Elementary School
10:05am
Marshall Elementary School
10:45am
Seth Boyden Elementary School
10:45am
South Mountain – Big School
10:10am
South Mountain – Annex
10:00am
Tuscan Elementary School
10:45am
Montrose Early Childhood Center
11:00am
South Orange Maplewood School District

March 27, 2017
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SOMEA showcasing Pride on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SOMEA showcasing Pride on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 is the official start of contract negotiations between the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA) and the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education. As a show of unity and support for all 700+ members of SOMEA, whose voices will be represented at the negotiations table, SOMEA leadership is asking that members wear their official SOMEA t-shirts in their respective buildings and worksites on various dates throughout the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. This action is meant to be a demonstration of support and solidarity among our membership, as we embark on our negotiations with the Board.  It is meant to celebrate the many things that the members of SOMEA make happen in and outside of the classroom on a daily basis. It is important for us to be unified and to acknowledge our contributions to making the School District of South Orange and Maplewood one of the most sought after school districts in the state.”

SOMEA Leadership

SOMEA President,Paula Bethea and Vice President, Hannah Edelman

Picture courtesy of SOMEA Pride Facebook Page

Picture courtesy of SOMEA Pride Facebook Page

Picture courtesy of SOMEA Pride Facebook Page

Picture courtesy of SOMEA Pride Facebook Page