Saturday, April 6, 2013
Over 65 students perform on stage and in the crew to present this musical spectacular.
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her home and carries her away—over the rainbow. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Students at EIS are excited about the upcoming spring production of 'The Wizard of Oz.' The script has been edited to incorporate much of the well known movie as well as the not so familiar stage play. There will be over 65 students performing on stage and in the crew to present this musical spectacular. The show will be presented on Thursday, April 11th at 4:00 as an elementary student matinee and on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 for the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students were evacuated to Kehler Field then to Lincoln School Thursday afternoon due to a threat written in the school's bathroom.
Edison Intermediate School students said they feel comfortable going to school Friday despite being evacuated for an hour Thursday afternoon after a threat was found in the bathroom of the Rahway Avenue school. EIS seventh grader Jack Dobosiewicz explained that the evacuation initially felt like a fire drill until students were moved to Kehler Field, which doesn't normally happen. Although the middle schoolers saw police cars and canine units, they were never told what was going on, he added. As students stood outside during 8th and 9th period, rumors swirled that the words "I'm going to bomb the building" had been found in a bathroom, Matthew Siroty, an EIS sixth grader said, but added that no one knew if those rumors were true. After 45…
EIS parents will ibe nformed by Edison School administrators regarding false alarm
Edison Intermediate School students were evacuated toward the end of the school day Thursday due to a false alarm. "EIS participated in a temporary evacuation today," said Westfield School District spokesperson Lorre Korecky. "Police officials permitted students back in the school, and students were dismissed safely and on schedule. The authorities are conducting an investigation regarding a false alarm at the school." Westfield police were on the scene shortly after 2 p.m. and closed Rahway Avenue between Grove Street and Washington Street. Sources told Patch that graffitti in the bathroom, indicating a bomb threat, led to police being alerted. Korecky said Edison parents will be contacted by EIS administrators this afternoon. "It was a …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Program begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Edison School.
Monday, February 11
The Counseling Department at Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools will be hosting the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) 15 Minute Child Break program on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Edison School. The 15 Minute Child Break is a ONE-HOUR multi-media presentation offered by the PDFNJ. The presentation will include the importance of the parent or caregiver’s role on substance abuse prevention; as well as how to talk to children about drugs, signs of use and abuse to look for, current terminology, and trends of use. The presentation is based on New Jersey specific research conducted by the PDFNJ’s Center for Prevention Research. This presentation is an opportunity for all parents and caregivers in all schools to come out and find…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Eighteen EIS students competed against hundreds of other students from 21 middle schools in 13 events.
Tuesday, February 5
At a regional Science Olympiad competition held at Union County College, Edison Intermediate School (EIS) eighth graders Natalia Zeller MacLean and Evan Binder won 2nd place in Experimental Design, and Sydney Gordner and Mark Fico placed 4th in the Mousetrap Vehicles event. Eighteen EIS students competed against hundreds of other students from 21 middle schools in 13 events. The Science Olympiad class, which is offered as an eighth grade elective, is taught by EIS Science teacher Willa Schaefer. “Throughout the class we work on activities that are centered on concepts similar to those at the competition, where students are given objects and a task and create an experiment,” stated Schaefer.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Students were struck by a car in front of Edison Intermediate School Thursday morning.
Two students were hit by a car at approximately 7:50 a.m. Thursday on their way to Edison Intermediate School. Both were taken by ambulance to the hospital. The following message was sent to parents by Edison Intermediate School Principal Matt Bolton Thursday afternoon: Dear Edison School Families, I know that you are all very concerned for the two students who were involved in this morning’s accident. I have spoken with the parents of both students and would like to provide you with an update on their status. Both students are doing very well. One student has already returned to school. The other student is expected to be released from the hospital shortly and plans on returning to school tomorrow. Mr. Duelks and I have addressed all of…
Accident occurred just before 8 a.m. Thursday.
Update: This story was updated at 11:27 a.m. to include comments made by Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger. Westfield Police Capt. Scott Rodger said a crossing guard was present and actively directing traffic when the collison occurred near the intersection of Rahway Avenue and Grove Street. Rodger said students who were hit were crossing in the crosswalk during the time of the accident. The driver who struck the children--both students at Edison Intermediate School--had been directed to stop by the crossing guard but claimed that due to sun glare she was unable to see the crossing guard nor the children. Rodger added that both children suffered injuries, one to the head and one to the arm. Both children's parents were contacted and …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
One World United Service Club is sponsoring this year's Giving Campaign to raise money for Hurricane Relief.
This is the third piece in a multi-part series about the Westfield School District coming to the aid of Superstorm Sandy victims. Check back with Patch throughout the week to learn more about how students and staff are making a difference in Westfield and beyond. To read Monday's story, click here, and click here for Tuesday's feature. Edison Intermediate School French teacher Shannon Stone said she has always felt that her number one job was to teach and encourage students first and foremost "how to be kind, compassionate people who believe that they can make a difference in this world with the gifts that they have been given." Practicing what she preaches and teaches, Stone has been working with EIS's One World United Service Club in …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Westfield Special Education Committee discussed changes in the district over the summer and what to look forward to in the future.
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the members of Westfield’s Special Education Committee met for the first time this year at Edison Intermediate School. The meeting’s purpose was to highlight the accomplishments and goals of special education programs within the district. To begin, committee representatives highlighted the changes within Westfield public schools. The year’s budget focused on advancing technology. Now, wireless internet has been added to all the buildings, along with updated computers and refurbished tech rooms. In addition, lockers were added to many of the schools and parking lots were expanded. Next came the guest speakers: Dr. Michael Weissman—assistant superintendent of pupil personnel services—and Andrea Lo—supervisor of …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Is the new parking arrangement improving conditions around the schools?
After a summer of construction at the Westfield High School and Edison Intermediate School parking lots, Westfielders were able to give the new parking arrangement a test drive as schools opened Wednesday, Sept. 5. Following years of complaints by neighborhood residents who found the high concentration of cars and traffic in the area both inconvenient and unsafe, the Westfield Town Council and Board of Education worked together with the public to arrive at a solution that they believe represents a compromise on all sides. Changes in and around WHS included the high school lot expansion along Rahway Avenue, which was expected to add 33 new parking spots. Restriping in the Westfield Armory parking lot was anticipated to yield 19 new parking…