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Preschool Open House
Looking for a pre-school or day-care center for your little one? Representatives from more than 15 preschool and child-care agencies will be available to answer questions! For the 11th year, the Community Coalition on Race is hosting a Pre-school Open House for South Orange, Maplewood and neighboring parents. The event opens with a brief presentation from 7:00 to 7:30 PM with tips on how to select a pre-school/childcare service that supports kindergarten readiness given by Tina Lehn, principal of South Mountain Elementary School in South Orange.
More About Columbia High School
Columbia High School (CHS) has students from South Orange and Maplewood. Dr. Lovie Lilly is the principal. Famous grads (and inductees to the CHS Hall of Fame) include Lauryn Hill ('93), Elisabeth Shue ('81), Andrew Shue ('85) and Paul Auster ('65). School statistics are taken from the state Department of Education's school report card for 2006-2007.
One of the most recent improvements to the school was converting the industrial arts section in the B-wing into a Black Box Theater used by the school's Parnassian Society for theater productions. Columbia competes in the Iron Hills Conference and is historically strong in soccer and track and field.