School bells are ringing. Class is in session. Or half session, if it’s kindergarten. Things in that department are the same as they ever were for at least more than half a century. That’s more than a little snapshot in time.Continue reading Retro Kindergarten Class Photo Session
Once upon a time, in those school days right before summer, when Knollwood School kids gathered on Sportsman’s Field for, well, some Field Day fun, let’s just say it was a bit hard to keep them focused.
It was truly terrifying. The mandatory square dance at the Fair Haven sixth graders’ Stokes State Forrest trip.Continue reading Retro Stokes Hip to Be Square Dancing
Tragedy has struck the Fair Haven community. A 21-year-old member of the longtime Fair Haven Riley family has been killed in an accident while serving as a calvary scout in the U.S. Army.Continue reading Condolences: Fair Haven Mourns Hometown Hero Jamie Riley, 21
The following is a statement from Fair Haven Schools Superintendent Sean McNeil regarding today’s accident involving a Knollwood School student …
An accident on Hance Road in Fair Haven today involving a Knollwood school student and a vehicle prompted a flood of social media speculation and commentary.
While school officials and emergency response authorities said they are cognizant that all in the community are concerned, the comments generated on Facebook caused too much of a stir and a spread of misinformation before the facts are available from the proper sources.
There’s nothing quite like a final class trip — with class clowns, friends, foes and teachers. Yes, teachers.
This particular trip was taken in 1974 to a dude ranch somewhere with Fair Haven’s Knollwood School soon-to-be grads and teachers. Where, none of the old folks in the pictures can remember. Hey, some of us don’t even remember the trip.
It’s not just about the walk and the diploma. It’s about the milestone moments — the before, during and after — of eighth grade graduation. It’s the graduation that puts students on a new plane to growing up — getting set to go to high school.
Last week, Fair Haven’s Knollwood School eighth graders shared many of those milestone moments. They met at their alma mater to take a trip to the high school where most of them will be launching their teen education experience. They graduated. They took a walk of tradition down Third Street, cheered on my family and friends, all the way back to where their Fair Haven educational experience started — at Viola L. Sickles School. They celebrated with a dance. They said goodbye to their elementary and middle school years.
A few Fair Haven moms sent their photos to offer a glimpse into the moments. Take a look at our slideshow and photo gallery …
Thanks to Joanne Joanne Mitchell Formisano, Courtney Kemler, Beth Solin, Lauren Steets, Melina Calabretta, Erin Simpson and Lynn for providing the photos!
Eighth graders in the Rumson-Fair Haven area have graduated.
Photos are popping up all over social media. And these crews of grade school cronies seem to have a panache we eighth graders of the 1970s lacked. There they all are … posing, arms wrapped around one another, sporting stylish clothes, tans and toothy grins.
There’s a new photo on the Wall of Honor at Knollwood School in Fair Haven. Another former student is being honored at his alma mater for serving his country.