Monday, April 8, 2013
Nicole Sherrin Kessler, whose 4-year-old daughter has Celiac disease, will participate in 'Making Tracks for Celiacs' with her family in May.
Now more than ever Nicole Sherrin Kessler trusts her maternal instincts. When her daughter Sydney, a preschooler, began complaining that her stomach hurt a little over a year ago, Kessler said she had a feeling it was more than just a routine ailment. "Call it mother's intuition, something made me say, 'let me just get this checked out,'" recalled Kessler, a Wesfield resident who is principal at Madison Junior School. "She was bent over saying her belly hurt. She's a bright little girl; you just know something's not right. So I made an appointment with a pediatric gastrointerologist and she said 'I'll run the blood work for celiac and Crohn's' (diseases) and I got a call the next day. Her numbers were off the chart on the test for an …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Peer leaders and student government members traveled to borough that was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.
More than 60 Madison Junior School students visited Union Beach on Wednesday for a field trip to help with Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts as part of Madison's boroughwide efforts to help the shore town. The school previously had run a collection drive to help Hurricane Sandy victims. And on Friday, eighth-grade peer leaders held a movie night in the auditorium and raised $1,600 for relief efforts. Wednesday's field trip gave students the opportunity to deliver the check in person. They also cleaned up sections of beach and helped unload a delivery of $15,000 worth of supplies, including lumber, that was donated by Investors Bank, Principal Nicole Sherrin said. They also took a bus tour of the damage and saw the devastation firsthand. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Items can be dropped off in the main lobby of Madison Junior School during school hours.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Madison Junior School students and staff will be collecting cleaning supplies, food, blankets, toiletries and other items for Hurricane Sandy victims from Wednesday, Nov. 7, through Tuesday, Nov. 13, Student Council advisor Stephen Finkelstein said Tuesday. He said the school has compiled a list of needed items based on information from several organizations. According to a flier about the collection, items include Where will the items go? The flier says food items will be brought to the Interfaith Food Pantry which is currently distributing food to Morris County victims. The items will be delivered to the Hoboken and Staten Island cleanup efforts. The flier says they will accept any items from all community members, and are asking each …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jets Play 60 challenge wrapped up Tuesday and two students were picked to lead the team onto the field on Thanksgiving.
New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson jumped rope, played basketball and rode scooters with Madison and Harding sixth-graders on Tuesday morning at Madison Junior School to wrap up the Jets Play 60 Challenge, which challenged students to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day for four weeks. It is the fourth year the program, created by the NFL and the American Heart Association, was been presented in schools. Madison students Madison DePierro and Jack Hanson were randomly picked to lead the Jets on the field on Thanksgiving in their game against the New England Patriots.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Public meeting scheduled for Thursday evening in the Madison Junior School library.
The Madison Junior School Athletic Organization, which provides sports programs for Madison student-athletes, is seeking volunteers and board members, and is scheduled to hold an open-to-the-public meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Madison Junior School library. MJSAO President Thomas Haralampoudis said residents interested in the organization are welcome to attend the meeting. Last year, 10 sports were offered and more than 170 students participated. Students pay to participate, with an average cost of $265 per sport. A meeting agenda shows the board is expected to review last year's programs, plan for this year, and discuss feedback from partents. Surveys from parents showed they felt the program should place more emphasis on practice …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Governing body endorses lowering limit in front of Madison Junior School when students are present.
Madison's governing body approved a resolution Monday endorsing the creation of a 25 mph school zone speed limit in front of Madison Junior School when children are present, and asking the New Jersey Department of Transportation to respond expeditiously to the borough police department's request for the change to the state road. The resolution is part of ongoing efforts by the Madison Police Department, Borough Council, and Board of Education to increase pedestrian safety at the crosswalk in front of Madison Junior School, where the speed limit is 35 mph and students have been struck by cars. The Department of Transportation has said it trimmed trees to increase the visibility of pedestrian crossing signs and is reviewing the results of a …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Other recommendations were being reviewed, Department of Transportation says.
A regional maintenance crew has trimmed trees at a Main Street crosswalk in front of Madison Junior School where students have been hit by cars in previous years to increase the visibility of signs there, and the state Department of Transportation conducted a field investigation to determine if any other safety upgrades are called for, a DOT spokesman said last week. The state was reviewing the results of the study, spokesman Tim Greeley said. "We had a regional maintenance crew out to cut back some trees and overgrown vegetation along that stretch of the highway in the last week of July," Greeley said. "Around the same time we conducted a field investigation aimed at determining whether any safety upgrades were warranted, and feasible, at…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Madison hopes to have some of its traffic safety recommendations in place before school starts.
Madison's governing body hopes the New Jersey Department of Transportation will respond "exepeditiously" to a request from the Madison Police Department for authorization to have a portable "Stop For Pedestrians" sign on Main Street in front of Madison Junior School when school starts in September. The Borough Council registered its support for the sign and the police department's other traffic safety recommendations by approving a resolution endorsing them at Monday's Borough Council meeting. Council President Jeannie Tsukamoto said the Main Street crosswalk in front of the junior school is "a real traffic hazard" and a similar request made to the department last June never got a response. Councilman Robert Landrigan, a member of the …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Adam Klein is Mr. MJS and Andy Jung is Mr. Talent at fundraiser to benefit organization founded by a Madison resident.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Madison Junior School Student Council's seventh annual Mr. MJS competition last Saturday raised $5,400 for Good Grief, an organization with strong Madison ties that helps families cope with the loss of a parent or sibling, Student Council adviser Stephen Finkelstein said. The fun evening of competition featured performances by students. In the end, Adam Klein, who performed a rap, was crowned Mr. MJS while Andy Jung, who sang and played guitar, was Mr. Talent. Each year, the Madison Junior School Student Council supports the New Jersey Association of Student Councils' state charity for the year, which this year is Good Grief, an organization founded by Madison resident Mary Robinson. The keynote speaker at Mr. MJS was Fred Wynne, a …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Seventh annual event, set for Saturday, will benefit Good Grief.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Madison Junior School Student Council is scheduled to host the school's seventh annual Mr. MJS competition from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the school. This year, the fundraiser benefits Good Grief, an organization that helps families cope with the loss of a parent or sibling. The Student Council has raised over $2,000 for the charity already this year and hopes to eclipse $5,000 by the end of the night. A Madison resident who uses Good Grief's services is scheduled to speak at the event. In January, Mr. MJS won the prize for Top Ten Projects awarded by the New Jersey Association of Student Councils. In a class held at The College of New Jersey, Madison students taught other middle and high schools how to create their own Mr. MJS show.