‘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

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

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

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 […]

WO athletes take gold at Elks Hoop Shoot competition

WO athletes take gold at Elks Hoop Shoot competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Elks Lodge 1590 held its annual Elks Hoop Shoot basketball free throw contest at West Orange High School on Dec. 3. In the 10 and 11 age group, Gabriel Strassman took first place, Matthew Salmeron took second and Nesim Roy took third. One week later, on Dec. 10, at […]

Edison Middle School open house highlights student opportunities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Edison Middle School Central Sixth open house event on Nov. 15 highlighted student opportunities in academics, curriculum and co-curricular activity and the arts. Several fourth- and fifth-grade parents and students attended the event, which included a brief overview of course offerings and operations by Principal Xavier Fitzgerald and Assistant Principal […]

Gogerty to head special services in WOSD

BOE approves promotion for longtime special ed. educator Gogerty to serve as director in district

Gogerty to head special services in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Oct. 16 West Orange Board of Education meeting, board member Ron Charles voted twice during the staff appointments section of the night’s agenda — one yes and one “absolutely yes.” The second affirmative vote was to voice his support for Kristin Gogerty as the district’s new director of special […]

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education officially acknowledged that Thomas A. Edison Middle School’s “focus school” status has been removed and was notified that the school had met all eligibility requirements as of June 30. New Jersey defines a focus school as having “the overall lowest subgroup performance, a graduation rate […]