What's Happening at MHS

Madrigal Choir Performs at WSY Dedication Ceremony
Posted on 05/13/2019
On Saturday, May 18, the students of the Montclair High School Madrigal Choir along with Bro. Boyce Ennis Ed.D, of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., helped the Township of Montclair NJ dedicated the site of the 1926 Washington Street YMCA site to the township with the gift of song.

For many, the WSY severed as a place where children felt safe and protected. It has been described as a "Beacon of Light" and a "North Star" in the Black community of Montclair, providing a complete array of programs and services that improved the well-being of individuals, families and Montclair African American Community as a whole. It is a little-known fact that for five cents, a non-member could get a clean towel and shower. This was significant because most Black families did not have showers in their homes.

The WSY also had the only local pool where Black people could swim, and it is believed that as many as 700 Black Soldiers learned to swim there before going to World War II.

Present was Mayor Jackson of Montclair, State Senator Nia Gill, Town Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville, Washington Street YMCA Chairman Elvoid A. Christmas, Loan N. Christmas and Committee Chairman. The student had a stellar performance and brought the entire crowd to their feet.

MHS Senior Eva Calabrese wins 3rd place in Visual Arts at Omega Psi Phi District competition
Posted on 05/01/2019
MHS Senior Eva Calabrese wins 3rd place in Visual Arts at Omega Psi Phi District competition

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. held its 71st Second District Talent Hunt competition at Martin Luther King Student Center on the campus of Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. Invited were 37 students from around the Second District, which is made up of five states, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The students competed in seven categories for trophies, cash prizes and a chance to represent their host chapter and districts at Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Leadership Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.

The categories were Classical Instrumental and Vocal, Contemporary Instrumental and Vocal, Dance, Dramatic Interpretation and Visual Arts. The winners of the competition were chosen by a stellar panel of judges from the local Dover and Philadelphia area. The contestants received their invitation to the Second District competition by winning their local chapter Talent Hunt competition.

We are thrilled to announce Eva Calabrese, a senior at Montclair High School of Montclair, New Jersey as this year’s 3rd place winner in the category of Visual Arts. Her pieces caught the eye of a stellar panel of Judges, according to MHS Music Director and Omega Psi Phi’s Eta Pi Chapter Talent Hunt Chairman, Boyce Ennis. Miss Calabrese was in a group 11 students competing in her category. We are all proud of our Montclair High School graduating Senior who will be attending Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pa in the fall.


SVPA Presents Oliver!
Posted on 04/18/2019

The School of Visual & Performing Arts at Montclair High School presents

May 3, 4, 10, 11 @ 7:30pm
May 12 @ 2pm

The Little Theater at the George Inness Annex, 141 Park Street

Tickets on sale online or one hour before each show at the box office. $15 for adults, $10 for students/teachers/seniors

Congratulations Montclair Robotics!
Posted on 04/02/2019
Congratulations to MHS Robotics Team 555 for the Winning the First Mid-Atlantic District Competition in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

The team also won the Judges Award and was second runner up for the Safety Award.
Ginger Zee Speaks to STEM Students
Posted on 03/26/2019

Chief Meteorologist for ABC Network, Ginger Zee, visited Montclair High School to speak to the STEM students about her career in meteorology for Women’s History Month. She spoke about her interest in science as a child  and how it led her to become the first female chief meteorologist ever. Students were able to ask questions and interact with Ginger throughout the presentation. The STEM small learning community president, Isabella Kasegrande, worked all year to help secure this guest speaker with the help of Ms. Leschak.

Ginger Zee with STEM 
Ginger Zee with STEM Students

SVPA Holds Auditions for Spring Musical
Posted on 02/04/2019
SVPA will be holding auditions for “Oliver” in the Annex Little Theatre on Monday Feb 11 at 3:15pm [there is a sign-up sheet located on the door of the Little Theatre].

Dance portion first - Wear comfortable clothing to dance

 Vocal portion second - Be prepared to sing 16-30 bars of a song from any musical – bring sheet music.

Auditions end at approximately 6:30 pm. Callbacks will be Tuesday, Feb. 12.


2019 Essex County Prosecutor's Office Summer Youth Internship Program
Posted on 01/30/2019

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is offering a five-week summer internship program beginning July 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019 for students completing their junior year by June 2019. During this exciting five-week internship program, students will be exposed to a comprehensive curriculum that includes: learning about the role and function of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; participating in the New Jersey State Trooper Youth Week, a five day long residential program; participating in a mock trial; and interfacing with the corporate and the community-based partners on the ECPO Community Justice Advisory Board.

Throughout the summer internship program, interns will be exposed to various careers in law, law enforcement and government. Interns will also participate in cultural events.

Thirty students will be chosen for the program and the ECPO Community Justice Advisory Board will make the final student selections based on the following criteria:

  • Must reside in Essex County.
  • Nomination by a teacher, school resource officer, religious leader etc.
  • Completion of Junior year by June 2019
  • Positive attitude, good reputation and sound moral character
  • Good academic standing
  • The ability to participate in a structured professional environment
  • Good attendance
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (1 Academic and 1 Personal)

Completed application packets are due no later than March 11, 2019 to Mrs. Nicole Graves-Watson, Community Justice Coordinator, Office of the Essex County Prosecutor, 50 West Market Street, Third Floor, Newark, New Jersey 07102. Recommendation letters must be included with your application. Incomplete and faxed applications will not be considered.

If you require additional you can feel free to contact Mrs. Watson at (973) 621-4317 or via email. Please note that this application and/or program may be subject to change.

SVPA Presents "Ordinary People"
Posted on 01/28/2019

Announcing the winter drama from SVPA:

a story of teenage loss and survival and family dynamics in the 1980s.

Jan 31, Feb 1, Feb 2 @ 7:30pm
Tickets available now online or 1 hour before showtime at the box office.

The Little Theater, George Inness Annex
$15 for adults, $10 students/teachers/seniors

Please note, this play contains adult themes of teenage depression and suicide. Not suitable for young children.

*Artwork by MHS senior Eliza Whipple

Mardi Gras Montclair benefiting Montclair Scholarship Fund
Posted on 01/28/2019

A casual evening of fabulous fun! Cajun Food, Music, Beads and King Cake to benefit the Montclair Scholarship Fund's 2019 scholarships for MHS seniors

Saturday, February 2nd
7 to 10 pm
18 Label Street, Montclair

Co-chairs Susann Connors, Shari Fox and Lisa Prince

Silent Auction and Raffle
Entertainment by blissedout beats and Food by morso

MHS Band & Orchestra presents A Winter Concert
Posted on 12/19/2018
The MHS Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra performed their annual Winter Concert on December 19th in the MHS Auditorium.

The Chamber Orchestra prepared William Boyce's Symphony No. 1, Toss the Feathers by Sean O'Loughlin, and Mozart's Overture of The Magic Flute (adapted for strings by James Wasko).

The Concert Band performed The Gateway City March by Karl L. King, the Finale from William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini, I'm Shipping Up to Boston as recorded by Dropkick Murphys, arranged by Sean O'Loughlin, and a medley of Tower of Power tunes arranged by Victor Lopez, which included What is Hip?, You're Still a Young Man, and​ ​Down to the Nightclub.

MHS Sunshine Club Hosts Staff Holiday Gathering
Posted on 12/18/2018

The Montclair High School Sunshine Club hosted its annual Holiday Gathering after school on Monday, December 17th.

A huge thank you to the School Action Team parents, the Montclair Education Association, and the Athletic Department for all of their help in making this event a success!

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Project Graduation Holiday Bazaar
Posted on 12/03/2018

2018 Holiday Bazaar
Benefiting Project Graduation

Saturday, December 15
9am - 3pm
Annex Atrium (Cafeteria)

Vendors, Food Trucks, Poinsettias, Baked Goods, MHS Spirit Wear

Project Graduation Holiday Bazaar Flyer

Boys Soccer Advances to NJSIAA Championship
Posted on 11/05/2018
Boys Soccer Advances to NJSIAA Championship
November 8th vs. Morris Knolls
Fortunato Field, 2pm
Girls Soccer Advances to NJSIAA Semi-Finals
Posted on 11/05/2018
Girls Soccer Advances to NJSIAA Semi Finals
November 7th vs. Livingston
Fortunato Field, 2pm
MHS Football Advances to 2nd Round of NJSIAA Tournament
Posted on 11/05/2018
MHS Football Advances to 2nd Round of NJSIAA Tournament
November 10 vs. North Bergen
Woodman Field, 1pm
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