Departmentalization, new standards come to WOSD

WOSD continues work to modernize WO education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most West Orange students who recently returned to school were met with new initiatives designed to improve their learning experience and better prepare them for the future. The West Orange School District this year implemented departmentalization for grades four and five, meaning students at those levels will now report to multiple […]

WO School District confirms 37 HIB cases in 2015-2016 school year

WOSD pleased with low HIB number but still looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were 37 cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying confirmed to have taken place in the West Orange School District during the 2015-2016 academic year, according to data presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky during the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting. Each case was substantiated following an investigation conducted […]

WOAHO to host annual membership meeting Sept. 21

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization will hold its general membership meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Edison Middle School library at 75 William St. At this meeting, all current members will vote by secret ballot to elect the next president, vice president and financial […]

WOSD jumps into action to keep lead out of school water

WOSD puts health first while working to keep costs low

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has taken corrective action after testing found that water from 27 of the 304 district taps analyzed last April contained lead amounts exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. According to the district’s lead report, actions taken to address the situation […]

Get transportation worked out before school begins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following is an announcement from Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky regarding busing for the start of the 2016-2017 school year on Sept. 6. For in-district students, all bus passes will have been mailed to the parents/guardians of eligible students by Aug. 24. Please ensure that your child is at the […]

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The annual “Write On Sports” Oranges summer journalism camp for middle school students was held from July 5 through 15 at Montclair State University, and continued to facilitate literacy and love of writing for West Orange students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools. Thirty-four students participated in the Oranges Write on […]

West Essex YMCA leads charge for a healthier West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A community coalition is using a $10,000 grant from Partners for Health Foundation to run a community garden and improve the town’s walkability, according to a press release. “We’ve launched efforts that encourage families to eat healthier and would allow them to safely walk from one end of town to the […]

WOAHO sponsors third annual ‘Fun with STEM’ program at Edison Middle School

WOAHO sponsors third annual ‘Fun with STEM’ program at Edison Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The third annual “Fun with STEM” program, sponsored by the West Orange African Heritage Organization, was held June 17 at Edison Middle School. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies have become increasingly popular over the past several years in high schools and college campuses across the country. The U.S. Bureau of […]

Edison Middle School annual honor roll breakfast recognizes academic achievement

Edison Middle School annual honor roll breakfast recognizes academic achievement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Edison Middle School honors breakfast on May 31 recognized 187 students for their exceptional academic accomplishments throughout the school year. Students were recognized in three categories: 14 on the principal’s list, reserved for those achieving an “A” in all subjects in all semesters; 69 on the AB honor roll, […]