School students enter Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision program
Smithville Elementary School
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Friday, June 1, 2012
Sonia Kaplan wrote a book and a movie was made about her experiences.
“I sat down on the snow with the intention of freezing to death. I was just sitting and looking, and I saw a light from a distance. I got up and I started walking toward it,” Holocaust survivor Sonia Kaplan told an assembly of sixth graders at the Smithville Elementary School Thursday afternoon, May 31. The light in the distance was a farm and it provided a safe haven for a lonely little Jewish girl in Poland whose family was killed during World War II. It did at least, for a little while. Kaplan, now 87 and whose life is documented in the book “My Endless War and My Shattered Dreams” and the movie “Broken Silence,” captivated the Smithville Elementary School students for about an hour and a half Thursday afternoon, as she has for the past…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The driver of a 1997 Ford Explorer was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The bus driver was uninjured.
Nineteen people were injured after an SUV collided with an Integrity Transportation school bus at Moss Mill and Old Port roads at 3:37 p.m. Thursday. The students on the bus attend nearby Smithville Elementary School, officials at the scene confirmed. The bus was carrying 30 students; 18 of them complained of injuries, most of them minor, officials at the scene said. They were taken to area hospitals—14 to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus and four to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus—for evaluation, authorities said. The male driver of the SUV, a 1997 Ford Explorer, was airlifted via NJSP Southstar helicopter to a Cooper University Hospital in Camden after he was extricated from his vehicle. According to …