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, […]

District stands by honors program admittance protocol

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange middle school honors program is once again the subject of controversy on the eve of its second year, with many parents voicing concerns about the criteria the school district uses to accept students entering the sixth through eighth grades. Though some parents acknowledged that the transparency issues of […]

WO students receive awards in Arts in Education competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seven students in West Orange have received awards from the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association 2016 National PTA Reflections Arts in Education Program. The theme of this year’s competition was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” In December 2015 the NJPTA held the Reflections Art Show at West Orange High School, displaying the […]

West Orange middle schools ‘Fuel Up to Play 60’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-seven lucky Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle school students enjoyed a trip to the Jets Training Camp facility in Florham Park on March 16 to taste smoothies, do a little dancing and learn about the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program that will be added to their schools beginning in September. […]

Edison Central 6 spreads sports combine districtwide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sit-ups, push-ups, running and learning game rules can be activities that young teens dislike doing in gym class. What if physical education teachers could come up with a program that students would actually want to do? Robert Berke, Corinn Giaquinto, Bryan Azzato and Meredith Schwartz, the physical education and health teachers […]