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 […]

Meet to discuss proposed elementary school changes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange elementary school parents and guardians are invited to an informational meeting to discuss the proposed K-5 report card revisions, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, and departmentalization, which will begin in September 2016 for grades three through five. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and […]

Edison student is one of five Mars Writing Contest winners

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Anay Badlani, a sixth-grader at Edison Middle School, was named one of five winners in Scholastic Science World magazine’s Mars Writing Contest. As a prize, Anay received a signed copy of the book “Welcome to Mars,” written by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Science World is an educational magazine published by the Scholastic […]

Alumna Marley Dias visits St. Cloud to donate classroom books

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison Middle School student Marley Dias returned to St. Cloud Elementary School on March 3 to deliver several sets of classroom books provided by Scholastic as well as books from her internationally successful #1000blackgirlbooks campaign. Marley, dressed in pink bunny pajamas to celebrate with St. Cloud students for Read Across America […]