Vincent Martyr School here started to resemble real physical classrooms. The teachers and students quickly got acclimated to the dynamics of online classes — like learning how to ask and answer questions in the virtual space — all while continuing to miss the classrooms that they left temporarily seven weeks ago when New Jersey closed schools due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even before N. Phil Murphy ordered the closing of all schools in the state on March 15, St. At St.
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Aspiring engineers from two area middle schools have designed their own futuristic cities and will put them to the test Saturday in the Future City Challenge regional finals at Rutgers University. Since returning to school this fall, student teams from the St. Vincent Martyr School in Madison and the Sparta Middle School have been hard at work, preparing their own model cities for Future City, a national engineering competition. The Future City Competition, produced by DiscoverE, a network of volunteers and corporations dedicated to spreading student awareness of engineering, presents themes that highlight a current issue and asks kids to investigate and develop solutions. This year's challenge is to explore today's urban agriculture; from rooftop farms to recycled gray water to the sustainability-driven farm-to-table movement, and develop a futuristic solution to growing crops within the confines of their city. Students build a scale model of their city and they have to write a technical essay, as well.
Catherine of Bologna, the year-old Catholic elementary school near the Wanaque Reservoir, announced it will not reopen in September. Parish pastor Father Pawel Szurek sent a letter to school parents July 5 explaining an expected drop in enrollment was the basis for the closure. Extended efforts to increase enrollment in recent weeks were unsuccessful, said Richard Sokerka, communications director for the diocese. As of May 15, the expected enrollment was down to from in , according to a letter sent by Szurek to parents at that time.
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