Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Morris County residents are invited to come, learn and share ideas about making schools safer.
Since the Newtown shootings, school safety has been on the minds of many throughout the nation and here at home. In an effort to generate community discussion on the topic, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office wants to get citizens talking. In partnership with the East Hanover School District, the New Jersey Department of Education and the Morris County Superintendent of Schools, the prosecutor's office is sponsoring a Morris County School Safety and Security Summit. The event is scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy at 500 W. Hanover Ave. in Parsippany. “Community-wide partnerships and efforts that focus on leveraging all of our support systems, both in the educational …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Substitute teacher launched effort to send survivors and their families to Disney World.
NORTHERN JERSEY -- Miles away from Newtown, CT, a New Jersey resident said she felt personally impacted by the elementary school shooting in which 20 children were killed last month. Sarah Cox, 22, a substitute teacher in Butler, said she spends a lot of time around children who are similar ages to those who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "I enjoy working with the younger kids, I love children and I could not believe it," Cox said. "I'm sure everyone in America's heart is breaking for these families." While Cox has spent some time reflecting on the tragedy, she has also spent time planning for a way to bring some sort of relief to the survivors and their relatives. Cox said she instantly thought of Disney and launched the Dreams …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Morris County Arts Workshop collecting notes of support and encouragement to send to the families who lost loved ones in Newtown.
The Morris County Arts Workshop (MCAW) in Chester is channeling their creativity and compassion into a project to pay tribute to those who are suffering in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. Jane Shatz, director of MCAW has organized a tealight tribute to the children of Newtown. MCAW is dedicated to making arts participation an integral part of everyday life. The goal of this project for the people of Newtown is for the community to come together to share their grief, as well as wishes for healing and peace. "This is something we can do. From one community to another," Shatz said. "That is what the soul of it is." During MCAW’s Thursday night fundraiser at their new storefront at the Chester Springs Shopping center, guests …
Friday, December 14, 2012
School district sends message pledging school safety to Kinnelon parents.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Kinnelon Public Schools district sent a textcaster message to parents Friday afternoon acknowledging the shooting massacre in a Sandy Hook, Conn., elementary school and promising parents the district would work to keep Kinnelon students safe. "We mourn with the students and families in Newtown, CT and can resonate with the extreme anxiety that this type of senseless and violent act can provoke. As horrible as this event is, it was extremely rare and unusual," the district said. The message continued with a reflection on how the event affects Kinnelon. "When these tragedies occur we wonder about our own children and community. Please be assured that our schools continue to be a safe and secure with staff well trained in emergency …