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Montclair, NJ 07042


Montclair High School

100 Chestnut Street
Montclair, NJ  07042
Fax: 973-509-4098

Grades: 9-12
Map and directions

Mr. James N. Earle, Principal

Ms. Shirlene Powell Sanders – Team 1
Mr. Damen Cooper – Team 2
Mr. John Jeffries – Team 3
Ms. Eileen Gilbert – Team 4 (Annex)
Mr. Jeff Gannon – Athletics/Activities
Ms. Krista Voorhis
, Assistant Principals

Calendar Events

The following are upcoming events for the next 14 days. PTA events in red. See full calendar for all schools.

9/2/2014 Teacher workshops; schools closed for students
9/4/2014 First day for students
6:30 PM
9th Gr. Orientation for Parents and Guardians
@ MHS Auditorium
6:45 PM
PTAC Meeting

Open: 8:00 a.m.
Close: 2:33 p.m.

Dismissal Time on Abbreviated Days 1:07 p.m.

Mr. Earle would like to remind MHS students to be good neighbors and to dispose of trash in the containers provided around MHS. Be respectful of private properties and to the residents surrounding the school, especially on your way to and from lunch.

We have been contacted by the Montclair Police Department regarding a safety issue concerning our students. There are reports of students walking in the middle of the streets surrounding MHS, especially James Street, during the lunch periods. The police have received numerous complaints from the public about the potential for serious injury to the students as well as the inconvenience and frustration to drivers navigating the area. With the start of school, officers of the Traffic Division will be out in the area concentrating on this issue. They will be giving warnings to the students as well as issuing summonses.

Under the NJ-Motor Vehicle Code Title 39 the following will be issued:
39:4-34-Failure to use sidewalks where provided.

The cost of this infraction is $54.00.There will also be a mandatory court appearance.

We are giving you advanced notice of this upcoming change and ask that you speak with your child and join us in encouraging them to follow the rules to avoid receiving a summons.

No Turns Map for Montclair High School


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 New Parking, Stopping, & Turning Rules Enacted!

 AP Newsletter

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 CIP Information
 CIP Mentor Packet

Good News! 

Please Join Us for Our Next Monthly SEPAC Meeting
Thursday, May 22nd from 7pm - 9pm
Nishuane School Library, 32 Cedar Avenue in Montclair

A panel of incredibly knowledgeable and dynamic veteran Montclair School District parents and their adult children with Special Needs will share STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS with Montclair Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC).
The young adults will share their unique educational journeys that led to success, as well as the challenges they had to overcome along the way.  Each parent will share strategies they utilized as they worked with the district to develop their children’s strengths to meet their unique needs as learners.
Each young adult is a unique contributing member of his or her community.  They represent a range of disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome as well as other disabilities.  
Panelists will address areas including: attending college, work/career, friendships, using public transportation, obtaining a drivers license, banking, cooking, independence skills, being an active part of the Montclair Community and advocating for themselves etc. They are anxious to share their rich lives (complete with ongoing everyday triumphs & challenges) with the Montclair SEPAC.
The panel includes:
Alev & Kaan Ardi
Susan & Sarah Bongiorno
Ellen & Allie Boyle  
Chris & Alex Delaunay
Dawn & Chelsea Fabbro
Steve & Lucas Singer
Joan & Betsy Smith
All are welcome!
Child Care Will Be Provided*
*Due to potential food allergies, we request that no food be brought into the child care room.  Thank you!--

Montclair SEPAC (Montclair NJ Special Education Parent Advisory Council)

Content regarding programs or services is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent a specific endorsement by Montclair SEPAC.

 Latin Success

On Saturday, April 5, twenty-seven students joined us at the New Jersey Junior Classical League State Convention in which Latin students from all over the state participated in various Classical-themed competitions.  These students got on a bus at 6:45 am and traveled for 2 hours to compete with their peers not only athletically, but also artistically and academically.  Montclair High School students, levels 1-4, took 38 awards in areas such as art, poetry, grammar, and culture as well as athletic events such as the 200 meter run, and of course, the chariot race in which we took first place!  Our students have been preparing for this day for months studying, planning, and even building a chariot which they raced (and won)!  These students are to be commended for their enthusiasm and dedication to their study of the Classics. 

Ex animo,

JoAnne Manse and Katie Yurga-Graf


Montclair High School Dance Company Leaps the Gap


Congratulations to 30 world language students from Montclair High School who  attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2014 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Montclair High School earned a total of 3 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze medals along with 18 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 154,000 students participating in 2014.”

The Gold medal winners were Paula Cano, Michael Cubeddu and Matias Hahn. Matias Hahn also won first place statewide and Michael Cubeddu, second. The Silver medal winners were Marguerite Pacheco and Johathan Estes. Katherine Brown, Liam Kaplan, Natalia Blaustein, Miriam Linaugh, Mia Ellis, Nikiforos Daniskas  and Noah Slon won Bronze. The following students won Honorable Mention: Chris Fabian, Owen Daly-Smith, Hallie Meisler, Lynday Wright, Lucy Aley, Anna Gottesman, Zachary Schuman, Christine Deep, Alessandro Borgo, Lucia Surraco, Emma Axelrod, Tajreen Ahmed, Nathaniel Hickok, Gabrielle Isola, Sanjay Mukherjee, Camilo Montano, Josephine Emanuelli, James Feinberg and Margaret Goldberger.

Students from Montclair High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams. This year’s participants are the students of Silvia Jankowski, Monica Lavosky, Elizabeth Reyes, Beatriz Romero and Maribel Tarrillo.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Congratulations to Sinai Davy!

The Eta Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc of Montclair, in collaboration with the Montclair High School would like to congratulate Sinai Davy on winning the 66th District Talent Hunt Competion in Linthicum, Marland. Ms. Davy won First Place in the category of Vocal Contemporary and was selected as the overall Champion of the entire competition.

Sinai Davy (pronounced suh-NIGH) is the only child of Shannon Cook, a music journalist/talent manager, and Kevin Davy, a reggae artist/musician who performs with The Wailers. They raised their daughter in an artistic environment and she embraced the opportunity to perform whenever she could. “My father would always have a band in the basement and I used to burst into the studio and take over the session,” she laughs. “I remember singing for my father’s friends when I was three. Back then it was probably something from Sesame Street.”

A triple-threat, Sinai has flexed her musical, acting and dancing muscles in everything from off-Broadway productions (Keep on Walking) to guest appearances on Nickelodeon shows (Naked Brothers Band Season 2 County Fair) to astonishing crowds at the acclaimed Apollo Theater Amateur Night and has even appeared in various television commercials.

She achieved this accomplishment by first winning The Montclair High School African American History Program and Talent Hunt competition facilitated by the Eta Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc., held on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, at the George Inness building, in Montclair, New Jersey. Sinai Davy of Montclair NJ, won her category of Vocal Contemporary and was named the competition winner. The categories of competition were: Dramatic Interpretation, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, (Classical or Contemporary) and Visual Art. The Master of Ceremony was NBC’s EXTRA, and former host of BET’s 106 and Park, Mr. AJ Calloway.

Long before, American Idol, X-Factor, The Voice, and or any other show we see today that features performing artist, there was the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Talent Hunt program. This program was created 64 years ago in 1945 to provide an outlet for young high school age African Americans to perform their talents. The Eta Pi Chapter (Montclair NJ) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., has been hosting a local Talent Hunt for over 30 years sending past winners to the cities of Dover DE, Paterson NJ, Baltimore MD, Philadelphia PA, Rochester NY, Pittsburg PA, Atlantic City, NJ, Westchester NY, Syracuse NY, Buffalo NY, and Raleigh NC, to compete in the competitions.

Major sponsors like MFEE and Music Choice donated gift bags and lunch to all the contestants participating in the local program.  Each contestant received a certificate for participation, and cash prizes were given to every category winner, and from this group an overall winner was selected. The overall winner will competed at a 5 state District competition where chapters from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland were competing.

The District competition was Saturday, April 25, 2014, at Lindale Middle School; in Linthicum Heights, Md. Cash prizes were awarded to all category winners and the overall winner (Sinai Davy) will be provided an all expense paid trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be featured in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., National Talent Showcase, during week of July 11, 2014.

This is the first Talent Hunt collaboration with the City of Montclair, Montclair High School and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Based on the results of this one we should all look forward to many more. Congratulations Sinai Davy, we are all very proud of your accomplishments.






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