SOMS Website & Communication

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

  • Please click HERE to sign up for regular email blasts with important news about the school and district
  • Please click HERE to volunteer

Student Directory Opt Out deadline is 9/22

Each year the HSA creates a directory of students for the use of our Student Body. The password-protected directory will be posted on the HSA website using the information provided by the district: student’s name, as well asparent/guardian name, mailing address, email and phone #.

If for any reason you believe the district information is not up to date or if you DO NOT want your information published, please contact VP of Administration, Michele Lupton at 201-755-7641 or you can contact Michele Lupton or Carlo Caparruva at by September 22nd.

Back To School Night 9/18

Back to School night will be held on the evening of September 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Please note that this is a 4 hour day of school. School will end at 12:30 on September 18th.

Year-long Clubs, beginning the week of 10/6

There will be four year-long clubs, beginning the week of October 6th.  The clubs are as follows:

  • Mathcounts
  • Model U.N.
  • National History Day
  • Robotics

Click HERE for registration information about SOMS’ year long clubs.

YouthNet 6-week Clubs, beginning Monday, 9/29

YouthNet Clubs are beginning Monday, September 29th.  Students should review the brochure and then visit the Teacher running the club early next week (Monday through Wednesday) to pick up a permission slip. 

Signed permission slips with a $30 registration fee are due before the second session.  Please encourage your child to try something new!

Click Here for Club Descriptions

Book Fair


We are especially in need of people Monday and Friday.

The Allbook Book Fair will be open to sell after school Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be open before and after Back to School night, too!

Come volunteer and shop!

We will be set up in the Library. See you there!

Please click HERE to volunteer

Questions? Please contact Sharon 

BOE Candidates Debates

The quality of the Maplewood/South Orange School System affects all residents.  On November 4th, four candidates will be running for three positions on the Board of Education.  Attending a debate is an excellent way to learn the candidates’ positions on important issues facing education today.

The first debate will be held on Thursday September 18th, 7:30pm – DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave.  Click here for more details.

The League of Women Voters and the PTA/HSA Presidents Council will be hosting a second debate on Oct. 13th.  More details will follow.


The 12th Annual Newstead 5K: Saturday, 9/20

The 12th Annual Newstead 5K is on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Race starts and ends at South Mountain School Annex, 112 Glenview Road, South Orange, NJ.
For more information CLICK TO REGISTER

South Orange Stay & Play Weekend: 9/20-9/21

Picture Day is Tuesday, 9/23

South Orange Middle School
Picture Day: Tuesday, September 23
Picture Day ID: AL204251Q0

Picture Day is Tuesday, September 23!

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