CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

CORESSWC presents $24K in scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection presented $24,052 in scholarships and awards to three age groups during its third annual Financial Literacy and Awards Ceremony on July 19 at West Orange Town Hall. Students across the state were recognized for successfully completing courses and projects in the […]

Engineering Explorations camp concludes 2nd year at WOHS

Engineering Explorations camp concludes 2nd year at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Engineering Explorations Summer Camp, held July 8 through 26 at West Orange High School, completed another successful season, offering students multileveled STEM projects and opportunities. The camp provided different levels of instruction broken down into age groups. Students were able to keep all their projects and documented their learning in […]

KemperSports appoints general manager for Rock Spring Golf Club

KemperSports appoints general manager for Rock Spring Golf Club

WEST ORANGE, NJ — KemperSports has appointed Chris Parker to serve as general manager at Rock Spring Golf Club in West Orange, according to a July 26 press release. As general manager, Parker will be responsible for overseeing golf course operations and managing guest experiences at the club. “We are excited to welcome Chris to […]

WOHS alumna Melody Ector on tour with King Princess

WOHS alumna Melody Ector on tour with King Princess

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Back in 2015, then West Orange High School senior Melody Ector received the Faculty Scholarship Award for her plans to study popular music at the University of Southern California; at the time, she had no idea she would wind up playing venues like Coachella with King Princess, but that’s exactly what […]

Ten WOHS seniors receive Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship

Ten WOHS seniors receive Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the fifth consecutive year, the West Orange Scholarship Fund presented graduating West Orange High School seniors with the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship, which was established by Lisa and Donald Shauger in 2014 in memory of former West Orange police officer Timothy Groves. On June 13, the scholarship was awarded to […]

West Orange High School hosts second summer session

West Orange High School hosts second summer session

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School welcomed its second cohort of summer school students into the district’s Summer Institute Credit Recovery program on July 1. The Summer Institute affords high school students the opportunity to recover course credits toward graduation. Courses offered this year are algebra I and II, and English courses for […]

Dump truck hits police troopers, pedestrians on Route 280

Dump truck hits police troopers, pedestrians on Route 280

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A major accident on the eastbound side of Route 280 shut down traffic and sent two New Jersey State Police troopers to the hospital on Tuesday, July 30. At approximately 11 a.m., NJSP tweeted: “At 10:22 a.m., a dump truck struck two troopers outside of their patrol cars & multiple pedestrians […]

Reading Buddies expands to Hazel and Redwood

Reading Buddies expands to Hazel and Redwood

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is expanding its Reading Buddies program, which connects volunteers age 55 and older with elementary school students in Essex County. The program is spreading to Hazel and Redwood elementary schools in West Orange. “We are delighted to be welcoming the Reading Buddies program to […]

2019 Summer Enrichment Program in WOSD comes to a close

2019 Summer Enrichment Program in WOSD comes to a close

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2019 West Orange School District Summer Enrichment Program has come to a close, having involved 456 students in athletics, academics and the arts. The program ran from July 1 through 26.  The enrichment program first began more than 20 years ago as a way to provide music, art and educational […]