New store donates $5,000 to West Orange elementary school

New store donates $5,000 to West Orange elementary school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Burlington store in West Orange recently celebrated its grand opening Sept. 9 at Essex Green with a $5,000 donation to Washington Elementary School. The donation will be divided among the teaching staff to purchase needed supplies for their classrooms.  Pictured with the check, from left, are Nicole Dicanio, interim Superintendent […]

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly 1,300 staff members from the West Orange School District gathered together for a first-of-its-kind “Infinite Possibilities” celebration on Sept. 1 to provide an uplifting start to the school year. The award-winning Marching Mountaineers made an appearance to perform “We Are the Champions” and members of the boys step team danced […]

Hayden Moore announced as next superintendent of West Orange schools

Hayden Moore announced as next superintendent of West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Board of Education President Jennifer Tunnicliffe announced Aug. 22 that the board has “suspended” its superintendent search, as current interim Superintendent of Schools C. Lauren Schoen has agreed to remain through the 2022-23 school year, to be succeeded by longtime West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore.  “We are […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education’s semiannual Parade of Honors was held on June 6, recognizing faculty, staff and students for service and accomplishments that have underscored the goals and vision of the school district. Interim Superintendent of Schools C. Lauren Schoen greeted award recipients, their family members and community members. […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Schoen excited to lead West Orange schools as interim superintendent

Schoen excited to lead West Orange schools as interim superintendent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The departure of former Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone brought an interim leader to the West Orange School District; C. Lauren Schoen assumed the position on March 16. A 33-year education veteran who previously served as superintendent in three other school districts and as interim superintendent in one other, Schoen spent […]