BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education postponed a vote on the English Language Learners Program at its May 21 meeting, after board members decided they want to hear more feedback from parents and community members about the program changes proposed by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Eveny de Mendez and world language […]

Edison and Liberty schools receive Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison and Liberty middle schools were notified May 10 that they have each received $4,450 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants, to be used for the purchase of 3D printers for the Makerspace in each library media center, including a Makerbot 3D Education Bundle and additional filament. The printers will be used […]

‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ to debut at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School will perform its spring musical, “Willy Wonka Jr.,” on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. The school is located at 75 William St. The show is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which became the smash movie […]

Giants tackle Adam Bisnowaty visits Edison Central Six

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Giants tackle Adam Bisnowaty paid a visit to students in the Write on Sports after-school program at Edison Middle School on March 19 to help students hone their writing and interviewing skills. He was joined by sportswriter Matt Stanmyre from NJ Advance Media. The Write on Sports program was begun in […]

Edison students hold peace march for Parkland students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On March 14, students and faculty at Thomas Edison Central Sixth Middle School held a peace march to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which had occurred exactly one month prior. Students held up heart signs to show their love and […]

Middle school STEM program expands

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is expanding in West Orange middle schools, according to a press release from the school district. Currently the middle school has programs operating in sixth and seventh grade. Discovering STEM is now in its second year at Edison Middle School. Investigating with STEM is […]

West Orange alumnus stars in George St. Playhouse production

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2012 graduate Joe Piserchio is currently starring in the George St. Playhouse production of “Austin the Unstoppable,” an original musical written by Barry Wyner with music by Daniel Israel. The show, featuring four characters including Piserchio, focuses on addressing healthy eating and is currently on […]