Humans winning battle of traffic flow at Pequannock Township High School

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Humans winning battle of traffic flow at Pequannock Township High School
News from NorthJersey.com:

Humans are winning battle of traffic flow at township’s H.S.

In the ongoing conflict between humans and machines in front of Pequannock Township High School, humans may have been gaining some ground in the past few months as some order has come to the morning drop-off period.

Board of Education President Kim Quigley said new guidelines that were issued to students and parents in January have for the most part been followed.

“We’ve been able to streamline the drop-off in the morning,” Quigley said. “Drivers realize there are three drop-off points in front of the high school.” From the main parking lot in the front of the school, students may be dropped at the main entrance, the doors at the 400 corridor, and the entrance at the 500 corridor.

“Each entrance is an equal distance to the parking lot,” she said.

The traffic situation in front of the high school has been a challenge for many years. The school is located adjacent to Chilton Medical Center, and traffic to and from that facility is adding to the mix of students, parents and staff arriving at the high school. It is also the route for emergency vehicles headed for Chilton.

The backlog of cars waiting to turn left into the high school parking lot often backs up on Sunset Road, resulting in traffic bound for Chilton and other points beyond the…………… continues on NorthJersey.com

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Maryville Christian to expand into high school
News from Belleville News Democrat:

For 11 years, Maryville Christian School has taught kids from kindergarten through eighth grade. But starting in the fall, MCS will become a high school as well.

Maryville Christian School began with five kindergarteners, adding a grade each year as the program grew. Now they have three kindergarten classes and two classrooms of each grade, including 240 kids. In the last two years alone, MCS has grown by 36 percent, with even more lining up for next year.

It seemed the time was right to expand into high school, according to principal/administrator Brian Kamadulski. “We’ve gotten to a point where we’re ready to go to the next phase,” Kamadulski said.

Freshmen will enroll for this coming fall, and they plan to add one class per year, Kamadulski said. They do not plan to limit the number they will accept, taking all the students who meet the criteria, Kamadulski said.

While Madison County does have some private Lutheran and Catholic high schools, Maryville Christian encompasses students from 41 churches from across the metro-east and St. Louis, Kamadulski said. It is affiliated with First Baptist Church of Maryville and housed in its building at the moment, but is not specific to any particular denomination, he said.

“We feel there is a big need in the community,” Kamadulski said. “We want to create leaders for the future who will lead…………… continues on Belleville News Democrat

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