Congratulations SOMS Teachers!

Congratulations to 6th grade Science teacher, Ms. Diane Grant, and SOMS Art teacher, Ms. Lisa MacPherson for being selected to participate in the Stevens Institute of Technology STEAM: Integrating Art into STEM through Engineering Design program. Both teachers attended training at Stevens this summer and will be collaborating in offering a STEAM: Engineering and Design club to SOMS students afterschool this fall.

At the September 16th BOE meeting SOMS librarian Ms. Malespina was recognized for the following accomplishments:

The New Jersey Association of School Librarians selected the South Orange Middle School Library and Elissa Malespina, South Orange Middle School Librarian as the recipient of the Jean Harris Progressive Library Media Program of the Year. As part of the award, South Orange Middle School will receive $500 to be used to purchase books or materials for the library. Ms. Malespina will be accepting the award on October 4th at their annual conference.

Ms. Malespina also won the Making IT Happen Award. Making IT Happen is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.

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