Edison Middle School officially exits Focus School status

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School was notified that they “have met all the eligibility requirements to exit Focus School status” as of June 30 in a letter from Kimberly Harrington, acting commissioner of education in the state of New Jersey, according to a press release from the West Orange School District. The state […]

WOAHO sponsors annual STEAM event at Edison

WOAHO sponsors annual STEAM event at Edison

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual “Fun with STEAM at Edison Middle School” event on June 2 featured a wide array of professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics professions that introduced students to their careers and what they do. Each year, the anticipated information program and guest speakers are presented by the West […]

Edison Middle School holds annual honor roll breakfast

Edison Middle School holds annual honor roll breakfast

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Edison Middle School honors breakfast signaled the end of the school year as 178 Central Sixth students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement on June 9. “You are here today because you have worked hard and done your best,” Principal Xavier Fitzgerald told students. Fitzgerald and Assistant Principal Steve […]

Parents continue to protest honors admission process

District defends process, though always looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the third straight year, several parents are speaking out against the admissions process for the West Orange School District’s honors program — specifically criticizing the emphasis the criteria puts on the placement test and writing sample. Much like last year, the parents believe that more weight should be placed on […]

Mt. Pleasant School celebrates students at annual Autism Awareness Carnival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Autism Awareness Carnival held at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School on May 12 celebrated district elementary, middle and high school autistic students with a ceremony, bubble-blowing, a carnival and a barbecue. The event began with comments by Mt. Pleasant Principal Julie DiGiacomo, Kelly Principal Joanne Pollara, Superintendent of Schools Jeff […]

WOHS spring choral concert showcases student talent

WOHS spring choral concert showcases student talent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School spring choral concert was a spectacular representation of the commitment to the arts long supported by the school district as talented students performed a wide array of musical offerings, according to a press release from the school district. John Hellyer and William Farley lead all the […]

WOAHO to host annual STEM Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization is preparing for its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program at Edison Central Six School in West Orange on Friday, June 2. This event is part of the organization’s Black History Series in West Orange. During the past four years, the organization has engaged […]

County recognizes student artists at Hall of Records

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 96 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the AENJ student art exhibit on Monday, March 20. This is the 13th consecutive year the county has partnered with the AENJ to present the student […]

Edison students celebrate Black History Month

Edison students celebrate Black History Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange High School Jubilee Choir, boys’ step team and girls’ step team visited Edison Middle School on Feb. 28 to celebrate Black History Month, much to the delight of students and staff. The annual event brings together the Edison choir and Jubilee Choir, who together sang the […]

Parents express concern regarding Edison honors program

Edison parents worry over self-esteem of non-honors pupils

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several parents are speaking out against the way the honors program is organized at Edison Central Six School, arguing that grouping all the honors students together is stigmatizing to those not involved with the program. The root of the issue is Edison’s three-team approach to scheduling, in which students attend classes […]

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