Residents ‘adopt’ high school seniors in WO

Residents ‘adopt’ high school seniors in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the country inside out and upside down over the last two months, forcing the closure of workplaces, nonessential businesses and the humdrum of normal life. It also forced schools to close and pivot to online learning for the rest of the year. All students are missing […]

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange–West Orange Chapter of UNICO National recently held its 46th annual Sports Award Breakfast to honor the high school athletes who are unsung heroes from local schools in Orange and West Orange. Students honored are from West Orange High School, Orange High School, Golda Och Academy and Seton Hall Preparatory […]

Golda Och Academy’s literary magazine wins first place

Golda Och Academy’s literary magazine wins first place

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nuts & Raisins, Golda Och Academy’s literary magazine, won a first-place award in the annual national American Scholastic Press Association’s magazine competition for 2019. More than 200 schools entered the contest, which has been running since 1980. Entries are judged on content coverage, organization, design, presentation and creativity. Out of a […]

GOA CodeRunners excel at robotics tournament

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The CodeRunners, Golda Och Academy’s high school robotics team, advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge NJ State Championship after a qualifier the weekend of Dec. 8. The team won three out of five matches and was ranked No. 11 out of 30 teams. They also competed in the semi-final and final […]

Golda Och announces 2019-20 academic scholarship opportunities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the 2019-20 school year, the Och Scholars Academic Scholarship program at Golda Och Academy will offer six scholarships for newly-enrolled ninth-grade students for fall 2019 in the areas of writing, science and mathematics, and an additional six scholarships for newly-enrolled students in grades six through eight for science and mathematics. […]

GOA students participate in pilot theater program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last spring, the Educational Theatre Association selected 12, two-member teams for its Model Curriculum Framework Project. Jordan Herskowitz, Golda Och Academy’s Upper School dean of students and arts department chair, was chosen out of the more than 100 applicants for this prestigious program, which is supported by a grant from the […]

GOA graduates first STEM class, inspiring students to tackle real-world problems

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Last month, Golda Och Academy held its STEM Symposium at the Eric F. Ross Upper School campus, celebrating the achievements of high school students in the Dr. Lynne B. Harrison Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program and the award-winning robotics team, the CodeRunners, as well as showcasing middle school projects, such […]

Dennis Kozar named new Golda Och Academy athletic director

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Golda Och Academy is pleased to announce that Dennis Kozar will be taking over as the new athletic director, replacing Janet Herman, who will be retiring after 25 years of dedicated service to the school. Kozar has worked in the Upper School (grades 6-12) as a member of the health and […]

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