Thursday, April 11, 2013
Volunteer thanks Kinnelon school, and others, for donating to those in need.
Kiel School was thanked for a generous donation of books to Superstorm Sandy-ravaged Union Beach in a letter to the editor in the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Jacqui Hillmann wrote about her gratitude for various donations from across the state which were distributed to 80 families in the Bay Shore area. Among the donations were about 500 books that were donated by Scholastic to Kiel and then donated by the school to help students in South Jersey.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Students use Scholastic donation to spread joy of reading to those in need.
Thursday, February 28
The following was submitted by Paula Kelly from Kiel School. Have something you'd like to share with the community? Upload it here. Mrs. Yago's first grade class received approximately 500 books donated from Scholastic. The students wanted to help children in schools in South Jersey that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The books were distributed among children that were hardest hit in Union Beach and Atlantic Highlands.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Kiel School students celebrate their birthdays by giving back.
Kiel School students' birthdays will not be so easy to forget after the dates will live on inside the covers of books the kids donate to the school library on their birthdays. Once donated, each book, purchased by the student's family, is added to a special section in the library and marked with a book plate that has the donating student's name and birthday written inside. This is the first year the school has implemented the Birthday Book Donation program, according to Principal Jodi Mulholland. "It's just a creative and special way to add to our library," she said. Parents of the students whose birthdays are coming up that month receive a letter explaining the program. "Each month, on the day of the birthday book selection, a section of …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
First day of class for the 2012-13 school year was Thursday.
Kinnelon students went back to school Thursday, kicking off the 2012-13 school year. At Kinnelon High School, teens talked with their friends about the upcoming school year (and how sleepy they were) as they walked in from the senior parking lot. Have photos of your kids' return to school? Upload them to this article or to our Back to School gallery here.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Rain did not stop Field Day fun for Kiel students Friday.
The rainy weather did not stop annual Field Day festivities for the Kiel School Friday, as students sported colorful t-shirts for their grades and participated in various activities in the school gym. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Kiel school students work to mentor peers.
Several Kiel School students have had the opportunity to see how autism affects their peers firsthand through a special role model program currently in place at the school. The Kiel School Role Model program is lead by special education teacher Colleen Bruscino and involves first grade "role models" working one-on-one with students in the Kiel autism class on projects. "These role models participate on a rotating basis to help facilitate motor (skills), social (skills) and art imitation. Mrs. Bruscino, Mrs. Miller, and teacher assistants Mrs. DeMaio, Mrs. DeLillo and others work (with) the students, facilitating the process," Kiel Principal Jodi Mulholland said. "These meetings help Mrs. Bruscino’s students as well as the first and second …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Principal hopes to return in May.
Kiel School Principal Jodi Mulholland will be going on a medical leave immediately following spring break, at which time Noreen LaFergola, the Kinnelon school district's supervisor of elementary instruction, wil be assuming the role of principal. The Kinnelon Board of Education approved the leave of absence during Thursday's meeting. Mulholland said Friday she is "having a medical procedure and is looking forward to being back in early May."
Monday, March 12, 2012
Students scribble on desks, floors.
In Annika Levitt's first grade class at Kiel School, it's OK to write on the walls. And the desks, and the lockers and part of the floor. At least now it is after her classroom has gotten a makeover from IdeaPaint and is mostly covered in dry-erase surface. The class competed for the makeover in a contest on the company's website and asked the community to vote for their video submission in order to win. The first graders received over 2,500 votes and found out in December that they had won. The company's directors visited the classroom several times this winter and even included students in the design work, having them help with blueprints. On Thursday, the fully re-done classroom was debuted to teachers and parents in a "ribbon-cutting…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Councilman talks to students about donating to less fortunate families.
Kiel School kindergarteners learned the meaning of giving back Tuesday when Kinnelon Councilman Gary Moleta visited a group of three classes to accept a donation of 116 cans of soup for the Kinnelon Food Pantry. Moleta, the council liaision to the Kinnelon Health Department, started his presentation by listening to the students tell him what they think a councilman is. "Someone who tells everyone what to do," one student said. "Another word for boss," another answered. But Moleta explained that the mayor and council work to make sure the students, and all members of the community, are safe and happy. He then told the group that thanks to the donation they were making, families that cannot afford food will be able to eat. The students …