‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood Elementary School

‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Autism Awareness Month culminated at Redwood Elementary School on April 26 with the school’s sixth annual “Bubbles for Autism” event. “Bubbles for Autism” was begun by Families for Autistic Children, Education and Support, or FACES, eight years ago. Redwood spent the month of April raising awareness for autism, beginning with a […]

Redwood classes celebrate women in history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Eileen Lambert’s mild cognitive impairment third-, fourth- and fifth-grade class worked during the month of March to research famous women as part of their Women’s History Month project. Students used books, computers and other sources to prepare their reports on women who have made contributions to our world and […]

Redwood fifth-graders kick off Read Across America

Redwood fifth-graders kick off Read Across America

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in Jennifer Paull’s English language arts classes had the opportunity to kick-off Read Across America at Redwood Elementary on March 1, and the unique opportunity was enjoyed by all. Along with Paull, reading specialist Lesley Diglio worked with the fifth-grade students, who visited all kindergarten, first- and second-grade classrooms […]

Redwood second-graders host ‘comic con’ to celebrate BHM

Redwood second-graders host ‘comic con’ to celebrate BHM

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Kimya Jackson’s second-grade class at Redwood Elementary School hosted a unique “comic con” on Feb. 28 featuring famous black inventors and scientists as part of their Black History Month project. Students spent the month not only researching their chosen scientist or inventor, but also creating actual comic books chronicling […]

Reflections Art Show recognizes West Orange students

Reflections Art Show recognizes West Orange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The second NJCPTA Reflections Art Show was held at Liberty Middle School on Jan. 28 to award students placing in the national competition. This year’s theme was “What is Your Story?” and featured several types of art to reflect West Orange students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including pencil, crayon, watercolor, […]

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Betty Maddalena Foundation, formed in 2011 following the death of beloved West Orange educator Betty Maddalena, has donated 63 Stand2Learn desks at a cost of $14,000 throughout all schools in the district. The initiative was begun by Christine Aker, a learning disabilities teacher consultant in West Orange who is also […]

Redwood fourth-graders display ‘Map in a Month’ projects

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Mathland,” “Sweetopia,” “United States of Technology” and “Xbox Nation.” These created countries, along with more than 40 others, were on display in Jessica Morano’s fourth-grade Redwood Elementary School classroom on Dec. 22 as part of the annual “Map in a Month” project. The project is a long-time favorite at Redwood. Students […]

West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ — All 11 schools in the West Orange School District once again answered the call to create holiday cards for the troops with a resounding “yes,” as more than 1,000 cards were recently sent out to troops around the world. “We Love Our Heroes,” a local group comprised of friends and parishioners […]

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange schools commemorated the New Jersey state-mandated “Week of Respect” Oct. 3 through 7 with a series of events meant to create self-acceptance and respect for others. Following the passage of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act in 2010, with amendments in 2011, a new series of Harassment, Intimidation and […]

Departmentalization, new standards come to WOSD

WOSD continues work to modernize WO education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most West Orange students who recently returned to school were met with new initiatives designed to improve their learning experience and better prepare them for the future. The West Orange School District this year implemented departmentalization for grades four and five, meaning students at those levels will now report to multiple […]

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