West Essex Class of 1984 to Host 30th Reunion "Oktoberfest" Saturday, Oct. 4, at Lombardi's in Fairfield
WEST ESSEX, NJ - The West Essex High School Class of 1984 is hosting its 30th Reunion this fall at Lombardi's Bar & Restaurant in Fairfield. The theme of the event is "Oktoberfest" and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4; the restaurant is located at 94 Fairfield Road, Fairfield.
All West Essex High School alumni are welcomed to attend. The party will begin at 1pm with pizza, a beer truck, music, photos, a shot table and at 6pm will move inside for more food and entertainment.
Guests traveling from out of town may want to consider staying at these establishments which have blocks of rooms set aside for the Class of 1984:
Teaching Instructional Supervisor of Mathematics, Business and Technology Dana Longo is Newest Edition to West Essex
by Allison Freeman
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Dana Longo, a math teacher at Millburn High School, will be the new Teaching Instructional Supervisor of Mathematics, Business and Technology for the 2014-15 school year. Longo taught in Millburn Public Schools for nine years. She is a resident of Madison. Longo will succeed Diana Schoenblum who retired in June.
The West Essex Regional Board of Education approved Dana Longo’s appointment at its June 23 meeting.
“I graduated with a math degree from Lafayette College,
Besides her degree from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, Longo also has a
master’s in leadership and mathematics education from Bank Street College of Education in New York. Longo is a graduate of Madison High School.
“I am very excited about joining the West Essex school community,” Longo said. “I have heard wonderful things
by Allison Freeman
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - It was a wonderful senior breakfast on Wednesday, June 18. The West Essex PTO catered the event as a gift to seniors with bacon and eggs, pastries etc. Seniors signed yearbooks, spent time with friends and received short notes that they wrote to themselves in elementary school and then letters and gifts they put in envelopes for themselves back in the eighth grade. Some seniors burst out laughing reading about their friends and things they liked to do. "I used to watch the television show "Full House" after school," David DeRosa laughed about with Matt Dignazio, both of Fairfield. Matt's letter brought back memories of his love of being a baseball pitcher. "I blew out my arm in the eighth grade," he said, adding now he enjoys wrestling and football and misses being a baseball pitcher.
"This is so weird," Nicolette De Vincenzo of Fairfield laughed at her eight-page letter. "It is so weird to see how my friends have changed."
Bernice Atienza of Roseland laughed and read her letter with Zaira Boranukara of Fairfield. Bernice wrote her letter in Tagalog, her native language from the Philippines.
"Some students put money in their letters," said Middle School English Teacher Susan Giordano, who handed out the eighth grade letters with Middle School English Teacher James Massa. Others put gifts like jewelry.
Afterwards, it was time for graduation practice with the big day approaching on Sunday, June 22.
From left: Max Schmulewitz of North Caldwell, Anderson Wang of Roseland and Chris Bolger of Roseland enjoy the senior breakfast together.
Allison Freeman is the Manager of Communications and Community Outreach for the