SOMS Website & Communication

Welcome to the SOMS HSA website! Please check back regularly for updates.

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All School Musical Informational Meeting 10/31

The 2014-2015 Musical is “Once Upon A Mattress” produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein.

There will be a 15-20 minute informational meeting today, October 31 after school in Sterling Hall.

Any students interested in participating on stage for this year’s all school musical should attend! Information about auditions will be distributed. If you can’t make the meeting, pick up the information next week from Ms. Harris, Mr. Tighe or Mrs. Knasel.

Auditions will take place the week of November 17th and young Actors MUST have a permission slip in order to audition.

Show dates are March 27, 28, & 29, 2015 (7pm, 7pm, & 2pm respectively). The fundraiser will be February 20, 2015 6:00-9:00pm.

Please check HERE for important information and dates and email Ms. Harris with any questions.

Sign up HERE for Remind Updates for the All School Musical to receive periodic updates through text or email.

For more information about the production visit


Middle School Schedule & Electives

Click HERE for information regarding the Middle School schedule, HERE for news about Performing Arts and HERE for Electives offered at SOMS.

BOE Election is 11/4

The Board of Education election is Tuesday, November 4th. Four candidates are running for three open positions. Click HERE and HERE and HERE to watch the debates. Don’t forget to vote!

Female Singers Wanted (6th & 7th Grade)

Beginning October 15th, Mr. Jacob Ezzo is introducing an after-school Women’s choir for SOMS 6th and 7th graders. The Women’s choir will provide an opportunity for those who really love to sing to get even better. No auditions are necessary but good attitude, good performance in choir class, and dedicated participation are a must. Mr. Ezzo is looking for all voices, big and small. Students currently not in choir can meet with Mr. Ezzo for more information regarding participation. 6th and 7th grade girls’ who are interested in joining the Women’s Choir, please see Mr. Ezzo for more details.

November Q&A with Principal U

Each month the HSA co-Presidents have an opportunity to solicit questions from the SOMS community to present and discuss with Principal Uglialoro. Please click HERE for Principal U’s answers to this month’s questions.  If you have questions for next month, please submit your questions to,

2014-15 Yearbook Orders

Please order your SOMS Yearbook online by October 31st at a reduced price of $35. The yearbook price increases November 1st.

Click HERE to order your yearbook online, or contact Ms. Corino at

Click HERE for more information.

No More Meltdowns 11/20

Click HERE for information about No More Meltdowns, Dealing with Challenging Behaviors & Developing Resilience, with child behavior expert Jed Baker, Ph.D. on November 20th at 7:30 pm at South Mountain.

SOMS Community Food Drive

Please Help Address Food Insecurity in New Jersey

During the month of October, every SOMS student is asked to contribute one food item to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. The 8th grade Art 2D class will be engaging in art and other learning activities designed to heighten awareness about this serious and often hidden crisis that thousands in New Jersey struggle with daily. Click HERE for more information about this effort and click HERE for a list of the most needed foods.  Donations can be left in students’ first period classrooms, the main office, or Room 360.

Community Flyers

Click HERE for October Community Flyers including information from SOMSD World Language Department, The Loft at CHS, 
Girl Scouts, The Learning Academy, Lydia Johnson Dance School, Maplewood Memorial Library, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange Dept. of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Village of South Orange & Township of Maplewood Departments of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Village of South Orange & Pierro Gallery, South Orange/Maplewood Adult School, South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race, StartUpBoardGames.Com, Summit Community Programs & South Mountain YMCA.