Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is dedicating its outdoor classroom Friday, a collaborative two-year effort that will give students a chance to learn outdoors.
After a two year "labor of love", Thomas Jefferson Middle School will open its outdoor classroom Friday afternoon. Creation of the outdoor classroom was a collaborative effort of teachers Susan Goldstein, Laura Goldberg, the school's environmental club, the district, the borough and the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. Goldstein, a seventh and eighth grade science teacher at TJ, used two $1,000 Bergen County Utilities Authority grants to create an outdoor raised planting bed and now, an outdoor classroom for use by the entire middle school, according to a district release. She was assisted in the process by the school's administration and the district's building and grounds staff. "I am so excited to have been able to add an outdoor …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Fair Lawn Green Team announced its first-ever Going Green Awards at Tuesday's council meeting
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Fair Lawn Green Team announced Tuesday the inaugural winners of the Fair Lawn Going Green Awards. The awards program, modeled after the Property Maintenance Committee's House Beautiful Award, recognizes local businesses, schools and residents for committing to sustainable, environmentally friendly initiatives. This year's individual winners were Michael and Pat LaRocco, who have done tremendous work to "green" their home. The LaRoccos have placed a hydronic baseboard heater in their basement, installed rain barrels to collect water runoff from their roof, installed compost bins in their backyard and even added a toilet tank handwashing basin in their bathroom to save on potable water. Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Warren Point …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tokyoflash, a designer of unique limited edition watches, has turned one Fair Lawn teacher's creative concept into reality.
(Ed. Note: Before reading this article, see if you can make out the time displayed on the watch in the main picture. Don't feel bad if you can't) At first glance, Heather Sable's watch display reads like an incomprehensible cipher of line segments and dots. "I don't get how you tell time with that watch," a friend flatly said to me when I showed him. Yet within seconds of revealing to him the proper, and in hindsight, ridiculously easy method for cracking the watch's code, his internal light bulb clicked on. "THAT IS AWESOME," he shouted at me through cyberspace. "How much are they???" The response is typical. Only Sable's brother, the first person whom she showed the design, was able to read it from the start. "He knew what time it was …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The night of holiday singing is presented by the Fair Lawn Recreation Department
The sonorous stylings of children's choral groups from multiple Fair Lawn schools will be on display next Thursday, Dec. 15 at the town's Winter Holiday Music Festival. This year's music festival, presented by the Recreation Department, will be held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and begins at 7:30 p.m. All Fair Lawn residents are encouraged to attend and enjoy a night of Fair Lawn's children singing traditional winter classics The program is conducted in cooperation with the Fair Lawn Public Schools and Saint Anne’s School/Parish.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Students displaced from Memorial School due to flooding received council's approval Tuesday to relocate to the Fair Lawn Community Center
Fair Lawn council Tuesday approved use of the Community Center for housing displaced Memorial School students until their school building is ready. Flood waters inundated Memorial School last week, causing serious damage to its boiler room and the equipment stored there. Superintendent Bruce Watson originally estimated students would be able to resume classes at the school on Monday, Sept. 12, but revised those estimates after contractors provided increased damage assessments. Now the school is aiming to be ready by the end of September. Effective Friday, Sept. 9 through Sept. 30, the Community Center will exclusively house approximately 150 sixth grade students from Memorial Middle School during the hours of 6:30 a.m to 4 p.m., Monday …