John L Costley Middle School

Developing Leaders One Student At A Time


  • East Orange School District will be closed:


    Tuesday, March 17th until Tuesday, March 31st


    Please make sure to read this


    important letter from East Orange School District




    If you can't read the images

    click the link: ***Very important***


    Please Refer to this if any Questions:


    Frequently Asked Questions


    If any parents need the information


    in Spanish, you may email


    Ms. Diaz at


    Parents here are the teacher


    emails to reach them:


    Click here: 



    Parents here are the Google Classroom codes

    if you need them to help your child

    Google Classroom Codes

    Google Classroom Codes


    Additional Resources:

    Managing Stress Anxiety 

    Talking to Children about COVID-19

     Coping with Stress


    Parents who may be interested: Take a look at the link for event information

    to help your children while the library remains closed.

    Library Event














    Let's Celebrate Woman History Month




    Dress Down for $1 every Friday

    Clubs on Thursday from 3 - 4 pm






    June 17th - Grade 8 Social

    Brookside Banquets

    Bloomfield, NJ


    June 9th - Class Trip

    Forest Lodge

    Swimming, Sports,


    ***APRIL 20th: Final Deadline for all Activities Fee***


     Need Practice for Interviews

    If you have an interview coming up and want help on knowing what to say, then come to
    the media center for a mock interview with Ms. Chatman.  She has done this in the past
    with many students and they have reported that it made them feel less nervous and
    better prepared for the questions that were asked during the actual interview.  You can
    come in the morning, during your lunch period, or after school as long as Ms. Chatman
    knows in advance)


    Thank you letter from Student Council


    Thank You



     8th grade activities



    After School Tutoring

    is every week on

    Tuesdays & Wednesdays

    2:55 - 3:55


    Clubs every Thursday

    from 3 - 4 pm

    School Hours: 


    8:15 AM - 2:40 PM


     *Breakfast is at 7:30*

    *Very important to get to

    school on time, or you are

    missing out on your Education*


    Famous Quote: "Education is

    the passport to the future, for

    tomorrow belongs to those who

    prepare for it today"

    by Malcolm X


    Fridays are

    Parent Conference Meetings:

    parent teacher conference times


      School Uniform

     Navy Shirt / Khaki Pants

    navy khaki

    Also... Navy Sweatshirts and

    Navy Sweaters


     New This Year! Gym Uniform:

     Gray T Shirts / Gray Shorts

    gray shorts





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  •  Mr. Idonije Arumemi

    HIB Specialist

    School Number - 74

    New Jersey Department of Education

    School Self-Assessment for

    Determining Grades under the

    Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act




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