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

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

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 […]

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 […]