Schools work to inspire love of reading

Schools work to inspire love of reading

WEST ORANGE — Although the White House proclaimed National Read Across America Day to be March 2, West Orange Elementary Schools celebrated the week of March 4 with special events and guest readers from the community. English Language Arts Supervisor for grades K-5, Beatrice Hanratty, oversees and supports literacy educational activities and programs. Hanratty collaborates […]

Board honors retiring teacher, dancers, poet

Board honors retiring teacher, dancers, poet

WEST ORANGE — To end Black History Month on a high note, the West Orange Board of Education recognized the award-winning Step teams, a published poet, and a beloved mathematics teacher retiring after three decades of teaching at Edison and Roosevelt Middle Schools during the Feb. 26 meeting. Conflict Resolution and Student Affairs Coordinator and […]

Holiday season kicks off in West Orange

WEST ORANGE — West Orange rang in the holidays on Dec. 2 with an all-day Holiday Open House featuring family-friendly activities and culminating in the lighting of the Township Christmas tree. The fun began at Washington Elementary School, where West Orange High School Mountaineer Mentors and JAFROTC cadets donned wintry character costumes for the Character […]

Ten are inducted into Hall of Fame

Ten are inducted into Hall of Fame

Nearly 350 people attended the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the West Orange Scholarship Fund and saw the first 10 people inducted into the West Orange Scholarship Hall of Fame. Since its inception in 1923, the West Orange Scholarship Fund has provided more than $1.8 million to graduates of both West Orange and Mountain High Schools. […]

CJ Morgan foundation hits goal

CJ Morgan foundation hits goal

WEST ORANGE — The CJ Morgan Foundation reached its fundraising goal of $50,000 to fully fund the CJ Morgan Law and Legal Studies Endowment at West Point. A golf outing and additional events held at Rock Spring Golf Club on Monday, Aug. 28, and Tuesday, Aug. 29, helped the foundation with its goal. “CJ was […]

WOHS grad working with Cleveland Browns

WOHS grad working with Cleveland Browns

WEST ORANGE — Jordan Velez has had an interesting run since graduating from West Orange High School in 2014. He’s worked with the New England Patriots, gotten a degree in athletic training from Sacred Heart University in 2018, earned a master of science degree in sports management from Florida State University in 2020, a doctorate […]

West Orange celebrates beloved music teacher

WEST ORANGE – Long-time music teacher William Farley has retired from West Orange High School but he was sent off with tributes from his colleagues, students and the township council. Nearly 200 family, friends, educators, township officials, former and current students, and community members gathered to honor Farley and celebrate “30 Years of Excellence” at […]

WOHS program boasts 100% college acceptance rate

WEST ORANGE – The curriculum at West Orange High School includes a unique elective called the Collegiate Institute that addresses the needs of average students that have the potential for greatness. “We have about 88 students in the program,” said Patricia Aldworth, who has been an educator in the program for 12 years. “There are […]

West Orange HS’ Lucinda Edwards named NJSIAA Scholar Athlete

West Orange HS’ Lucinda Edwards named NJSIAA Scholar Athlete

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School girls volleyball star Lucinda Edwards was named a New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar Athlete for 2023.  Edwards and her peers from other schools in New Jersey were honored at a reception on Sunday, May 21, held at the Pines Manor in Edison.  In addition to […]