Friday, June 27, 2014

MMS Principal to Leave for Passaic, Parts of Orange and South Orange to Lose Power

Jeffrey Truppo, the principal of Maplewood Middle School, has announced his resignation from the South Orange Maplewood School District. Truppo will become the Director of Elementary and Secondary Education in Passaic, Passaic County.

Truppo issued the following letter to parents:
"The purpose of this letter is to inform you of my resignation as Principal of Maplewood Middle School. Since joining the Maplewood Middle School faculty in January of 2009, I have been privileged to learn alongside our community and engage in discussions about what constitutes an excellent middle school experience. As I prepare for another position in a different school district, I continue to believe that MMS is one of the most thoughtful communities an educator will ever encounter. When we speak about school preparing students for life, we must also consider the way in which a school community operates, and how the way we go about our business can influence students. At MMS, families and staff have demonstrated interest and action for students and families in need. Community members have shown a concern for the learning of all students, and worked to support and enhance the classroom learning experience. I believe that students leave MMS in 8th grade not just prepared academically, but aware that their middle school experience was created by their community, and they are better for it. I will be at MMS working on my usual summer responsibilities until the middle of August. There will be communication to you from our central office administration regarding the search for a new MMS Principal. As always, please contact me with any questions pertaining to your child and their MMS program, and enjoy the summer. Thank you for your interest and support".

PSE&G has announced that electricity will be shut down in parts of South Orange and Orange. South Orange Village reports that "planned power outages will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for some residents, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for others". Affected areas include the southern part of Orange's Seven Oaks Neighborhood, and the Montrose and West Montrose sections of South Orange. A map is available on

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