Expert speaks on CO2 in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation about the carbon dioxide levels in the district’s schools at its Jan. 28 meeting, when a consultant updated board members and the public about the air quality at West Orange High School. The rest of the schools were also tested, and it […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]

Betty Maddalena ELC’s holiday concert brings cuteness and cheer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District’s littlest learners brought some holiday magic at their concert on Dec. 10. Led by teacher Tim Egan, the students performed favorites like “Jingle Bells,” “Dreidel” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” along with their teachers. Each class designed or wore a special hat: Santa, elf, reindeer […]

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After finding low levels of legionella bacteria in some water samples from Redwood Elementary School in August, West Orange School District contracted with Garden State Environmental to test all schools and district facilities for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease. According to a Sept. 25 update from the district, testing […]

West Orange students head back to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was back to the classroom for West Orange public school students on Sept. 6 and, despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the day visiting the district’s 12 schools, beginning his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff and […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund awards $92,000 to graduating seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund distributed $92,000 in scholarships to graduating West Orange High School seniors at Senior Awards Night on June 7. The evening began with a welcome from West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore, followed by student recognition for academic excellence and community service. A series of military […]

Maddalena ELC collects clothes for the needy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center in West Orange recently conducted its inaugural winter clothing drive. Pictured, students at the center show some of the winter clothes collected to help families stay warm during the winter months.

Maddalena ELC gathers donations for food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students and staff at the new Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center in West Orange show off food collected during the school’s fall food drive. The food collected will benefit the local West Orange Food Pantry. This is the first program in a yearlong effort to teach students the importance of giving […]