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Randolph Middle School opens new life skills classroom

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Randolph Middle School recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to reveal a newly renovated classroom space with the purpose of teaching life skills such as household tasks, organizing a home, social skills, and collaboration.

Through generous community donations from both individuals and Suburban Furniture, the middle school staff was able to fully furnish the new apartment space.

The RMS apartment replicates a kitchen and living room for students to practice life skills.

“Our teachers are looking forward to teaching lessons in this new space as well as the middle school’s culinary arts classroom,” officials said.

Students will then have the opportunity to generalize these skills through community-based instruction.

“The newly renovated classroom showcases a modern and vibrant learning environment, fostering creativity and enhancing the overall educational experience for our students,” Randolph Middle School Principal Dave Kricheff said.

Teachers Krista Mennella, Rebecca Lory, and Joan Cirella said, “Our dream for creating this space came from a belief that social and emotional learning, as well as life skills are essential for our students. We hope to give the students life-long skills and memories that will extend beyond RMS. The look on our students’ faces as we teach meaningful life lessons makes the development of this program so rewarding. We can’t wait to see what our students accomplish in our new space.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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