West Orange HS tech department to receive Program Excellence Award

West Orange HS tech department to receive Program Excellence Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School technology department will receive a prestigious High School Program Excellence Award, sponsored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.  The award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering programs and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and […]

District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual District Band Night returned to West Orange High School on Oct. 15 as students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools joined forces with the award-winning Mountaineer marching band. Middle school band teachers Joe Romano, Ryan Krewer and Roger Bryson, along with high school band teachers Lew Kelly, Erin […]

West Orange students paint mural at Love and Unity Fest

West Orange students paint mural at Love and Unity Fest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Love and Unity Fest, held Sept. 24 at Edison Middle School, brought the West Orange community together to promote unity and love in facing the many challenges in today’s world. The event was organized by Carl Brister and supported by West Orange Township and the West Orange School District. As […]

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from preschool through senior year returned to school in West Orange on Sept. 9, many for the first time in nearly 18 months.  Mask protocols were in place in all schools. After months of planning, the district hopes to return to some level of normalcy. Though Hurricane Ida caused some […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 21 end-of-year Board of Education meeting featured its semiannual Parade of Honors recognitions for the notable achievements of staff and students.  Roosevelt Middle School students Rhianna Giuliano and Violet Kohlstein won the Outstanding Community Service Award for their environmental health work; Liberty Middle School students Natalia Feliz, Justin Lopez […]

Don’t miss ‘Inspirational Voices: A West Orange Choral Festival’

Don’t miss ‘Inspirational Voices: A West Orange Choral Festival’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Get ready to be uplifted as chorus West Orange students and staff from sixth through 12th grades present “Inspirational Voices: A West Orange Choral Festival,” debuting virtually on the www.woboe.org YouTube channel on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. Music/chorus teachers Bonnie Pomeroy from Edison Middle School, Craig Sanphy from Liberty […]

West Orange student Nava Brickman donates to those in need

West Orange student Nava Brickman donates to those in need

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Rising Edison Middle School student Nava Brickman wanted to make sure that the Sustainable Development Goal project in her gifted-and-talented class came to fruition and, as a result, several book bags, items of clothing and food were distributed this summer to the community in need. “Nava did not want to see […]

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

WOHS alumna works for immigrant rights during COVID crisis

WOHS alumna works for immigrant rights during COVID crisis

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During the pandemic, West Orange High School Class of 2015 alumna Esther Davila has been busy at work, where she provides COVID-19 information and ensures the rights of immigrants during the pandemic. Davila graduated from Boston University in 2019 with honors and a degree in health science and a minor in […]

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