West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

Scholarship fund to be established in memory of Jodey Teller

Scholarship fund to be established in memory of Jodey Teller

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In memory of Jodey Teller, who died Dec. 25, the West Orange Scholarship Fund, along with Teller’s family and friends, are creating a scholarship in her honor to help future generations of West Orange students. Teller and her husband, Charles, lived in West Orange for more than 30 years, raising their […]

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students, community members, and outgoing Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson were recognized at the Dec. 16 meeting, held at West Orange High School. The Dec. 16 was Mordecai and Robertson’s final meeting as board members. The parade of honors included: Gregory School’s Gabrielle Flippen for being a […]

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District social studies supervisor Mike Figueiredo presented the West Orange Board of Education at its Nov. 18 meeting with an update on the social studies curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and shared his vision for the future of the department. Figueiredo said the district’s seven-year […]

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

Thanksgiving lunch highlights community, strength, giving

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, West Orange Lions Club, West Orange Rotary Club and Orange/West Orange UNICO hosted their annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 27, bringing residents together at Mayfair Farms to celebrate the holiday and hear guest speaker Barbara Warter. Mayor Robert Parisi also spoke at the event. […]

Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s 12 schools competed in the Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s fundraising competition in the lead-up to the STOP for Nikhil 5K in September, and the winner was crowned at Gregory Elementary School’s PTA meeting on Nov. 13. With $3,680 raised for the NBF, Gregory families and staff won a $2,000 grant […]

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of School Scott Cascone sent the following information regarding emergency closings and delayed openings to the school district community on Nov. 6: In the case of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions or other issues that could cause a delayed opening, early dismissal or school closing, there are multiple […]

West Orange holds fifth annual District Band Night

West Orange holds fifth annual District Band Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 75 elementary and middle school students joined with the West Orange High School Marching Band on Oct. 11 for the fifth annual District Band Night, held under the lights at Suriano Stadium. Musicians from West Orange elementary and middle schools were grouped according to their instruments with Marching Band […]

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20262, which serves fifth-graders at Hazel and Gregory elementary schools, recently took the first step in its “Take Action Project.” For their Junior Girl Scout ranks, the girls voted to install a community garden outside the West Orange Public Library. On Monday, Sept. 9, they planted fall mums […]

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