West Orange elementary schools hold ‘clap outs’ for graduating seniors

West Orange elementary schools hold ‘clap outs’ for graduating seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In what has become a new custom for graduating seniors in school districts across the country, West Orange High School students visited their elementary schools on June 17 to be recognized with “clap outs” from students and staff. Hugs, laughter, claps, and even a few tears followed WOHS’ graduating Class of […]

Strawberry Festival returns to Gregory School

Strawberry Festival returns to Gregory School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 81st annual Strawberry Festival is set for Saturday, June 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at Gregory Elementary School, 301 Gregory Ave. in West Orange. The iconic event has drawn the community and entertained families for more than 80 years, generating community spirit and big smiles. There will be inflatable […]

SHP tutors thanked for service

Grade schoolers gain SHP homework help, role models

SHP tutors thanked for service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall Prep students received lapel pins Tuesday, April 2, to commemorate their time working with students at Gregory and Hazel elementary schools, after each student spent one afternoon each week tutoring the younger students after school. The 68 SHP juniors and seniors have worked with students in second through fifth […]

‘Future Chef’ Competition Held at Gregory Elementary School

‘Future Chef’ Competition Held at Gregory Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first West Orange Sodexo “Future Chef” was crowned March 20 at Gregory Elementary School when fifth-grade student Piper Stephens whipped up a winning batch of sweet potato tacos. The national competition is sponsored by Sodexo, the school district’s food service purveyor. This year’s theme was “Fiesta Fit,” calling for a […]

Expert speaks on CO2 in WOSD

BOE hears recommendations to lower carbon dioxide levels in schools

Expert speaks on CO2 in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation about the carbon dioxide levels in the district’s schools at its Jan. 28 meeting, when a consultant updated board members and the public about the air quality at West Orange High School. The rest of the schools were also tested, and it […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to the caring students in West Orange schools. For the past few years, students and teachers have created beautiful and unique handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after WOHS Class of […]

Santa to visit West Orange schools

Santa to visit West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Every year, Santa Claus tours the various neighborhoods of West Orange just after Thanksgiving to “ring in the season.” This year’s event will be Sunday, Nov. 25. In past years the tour wound its way through various neighborhoods in town, but this year’s Santa Tour has scheduled stops at each of […]

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