WOBOE seeks community input for superintendent search

WOBOE seeks community input for superintendent search

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On March 25, the West Orange Board of Education approved R-Pat Solutions LLC as the firm that will conduct the superintendent search. The board is now seeking input from the West Orange community and will be holding a series of meetings to discuss what qualities and skills stakeholders want to see […]

West Orange students show pride at annual expo

West Orange students show pride at annual expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students displayed their talents at the annual Pride Expo, sponsored by the Essex County Education Association and held at the Livingston Mall from March 15 to 22. The West Orange High School award-winning boys’ and girls’ step teams performed at the opening ceremony on March 15 along with the […]

Full ‘STREAM’ Ahead at Edison Middle School

Full ‘STREAM’ Ahead at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School continued its cutting-edge access to STREAM opportunities at its first-ever STREAM Challenge Night on March 13. “Edison Middle School hasn’t had a science fair/challenge in the last 14 years and Principal Xavier Fitzgerald added it to his initiatives agenda for the school year 2018-19,” science teacher Chitra Ramchandani, […]

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual district jazz concert, held Feb. 26 at West Orange High School, showcased the talents of music students excelling in jazz from grades six through 12. The Edison Knights, Roosevelt Roughriders and Liberty Lion jazz bands performed several numbers with student solos highlighted throughout. Sixth-grade guitarist Jack Kimmel stunned the […]

Expert speaks on CO2 in WOSD

BOE hears recommendations to lower carbon dioxide levels in schools

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 […]

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

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 […]

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

Township and school district staff members go above and beyond

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 […]

Edison Middle School to host annual open house Nov. 14

Edison Middle School to host annual open house Nov. 14

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School will host its annual open house event for fourth- and fifth-grade parents on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The open house provides parents with the opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers, receive important information regarding EMS course offerings, and learn how the school assists […]

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