The holidays are all about giving. But instead of handing out neatly-wrapped presents with shiny bows, the Michael Aymar Foundation gifted something life-changing this season: a $5,000 scholarship. The Michael Aymar Foundation is a non-profit organization that honors Mr. Michael Aymar, a former English teacher who taught at Catholic schools across New Jersey. Mr. Aymar […]
Montclair Dispatch student-writer Joe Michalitsianos reflects on the accountability role of local media in keeping the community informed. A journalist’s job is hard. It is not the deadlines, the writing or the uncomfortable conversations needed to occur in the pursuit of information. No, a journalist’s job is hard because a journalist must hold everyone […]
Joe Michalitsianos, a student journalist for The Montclair Dispatch, was awarded the E.M. Kennedy scholarship for investigative reporting. Joe is a rising senior at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. The Montclair Dispatch is pleased to announce that Joe Michalitsianos is the 2017 recipient of the E.M. Kennedy Scholarship, which is awarded to a […]
Athlete and Educator, Roosevelt ‘Dr. Speed’ Weaver, has a distinguished career of inspiring students to great heights – and great speeds.
Coach Roosevelt Weaver trained Track and Field Scholarship Recipient, Melanie Rodriguez of Bloomfield. Montclair resident, Roosevelt Weaver, has always had a love of running. Growing up in Atlanta, Ga., he realized that he had a talent for running very early, when he could outrun boys much older than he was. But he didn’t begin his official […]
Listen to the phenomenal stories that will be unfolded at the MAF fundraiser. The Michael Aymar Foundation will be hosting a special event, Stories, Memories, and Laughter in the Gardens, on Sun. Apr. 30, 2017. The event serves as not only a fundraiser to support their NASHDO scholarship, but to also inform the supporters of what […]
More than just a teacher, Michael Aymar was an inspiration to so many; now the Michael Aymar Foundation continues to help the students he loved.
A beloved teacher’s legacy lives on through Michael Aymar Foundation. Michael Aymar was one of those teachers, the ones that aren’t just doing a job but following a passion. It’s easy to spot them if you’ve ever been lucky enough to be in one of their classrooms. It’s a blessing and privilege to be in […]
In loving memory of Michael Aymar, a Catholic teacher for 22 years, we remember his ultimate legacy of fulfilling a lifelong gift to his students.
Michael Aymar’s motto is “Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats Michael Aymar was an influential man, working with what he called “God’s best thing” – children. As a Jersey City native, he was educated by St. Anthony of Padua School and St. Peter’s Preparatory […]
It's a great day to be a Montclarian as Montclair High School commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic visit.
Montclair’s best kept secret: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited and spoke at MHS in 1966! Exclusive at The Montclair Dispatch. On Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, the proud students of the Montclair High School Civics and Government Institute (CGI) will unveil a new bronze plaque commemorating the visit by the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King, […]
Sharron Miller and her dance academy will host their annual Scholarship Benefit Dance Concert on June 9 at 3 p.m. at Hillside School in Montclair.
Sharron Miller Academy awards those who truly love dancing. This year, the Sharron Miller Academy for the Performing Arts will be performing a concert that will also double as a “Salute to Our Teachers,” this year’s theme. This theme was chosen to honor the SMAPA faculty “for their dedication and incredible talent in passing on the […]