Gregory’s ‘Great Kindness Challenge’ warms hearts and spirits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Gregory Elementary School “Great Kindness Challenge” warmed hearts throughout West Orange, sharing smiles, hugs, and words of inspiration and support. Organized by guidance counselor Sarah McIntosh, this year’s challenge was held the week of Jan. 22. Members of three branches of the military, Mayor Robert Parisi, Superintendent Jeff Rutzky, […]

West Orange alumnus stars in George St. Playhouse production

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2012 graduate Joe Piserchio is currently starring in the George St. Playhouse production of “Austin the Unstoppable,” an original musical written by Barry Wyner with music by Daniel Israel. The show, featuring four characters including Piserchio, focuses on addressing healthy eating and is currently on […]

Community meetings with the mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi will host community meetings, along with business administrator Jack Sayers and Police Chief James Abbott, on Wednesdays in September and October from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following locations: the all-purpose room at Gregory School, 301 Gregory Ave., on Sept. 27; the all-purpose room at […]

Codey leaves legacy of compassion in WOSD

After 16 years at Gregory School, former first lady of NJ retires, will focus on mental health initiatives

Codey leaves legacy of compassion in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 16 years in the West Orange School District and a career in the field of education spanning more than 30 years, Gregory School teacher Mary Jo Codey is ending her career as an elementary school teacher. Codey, who served as a basic skills teacher at the Gregory School, is well-known […]

West Orange community celebrates Arbor Day at Gregory School

West Orange community celebrates Arbor Day at Gregory School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township came together with Gregory Elementary School on April 28 to plant a Japanese lilac tree and celebrate Arbor Day. Mayor Robert Parisi, Assistant Director of Public Works Nick Salese, township forester John Linson and Councilwoman Susan McCartney joined with Gregory Elementary School Principal Michelle Thompson to acknowledge the […]

Gregory teacher combines literacy and physical education

Gregory teacher combines literacy and physical education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in kindergarten and first grade at Gregory Elementary School enjoyed some very special gym classes during the month of March, thanks to physical education teacher Lisa Asman. Asman wanted to complement the English language arts activities celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America activities at Gregory School and designed an […]

West Orange celebrates Earth Hour, vows to be sustainable

West Orange celebrates Earth Hour, vows to be sustainable

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Environmental Commission hosted its annual gathering to commemorate Earth Hour on March 23 at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park Visitor Center. Earth Hour is an initiative by the World Wide Fund for Nature that encourages people to turn off their lights for climate-change awareness. Days before a […]

Strawberry Festival returns for 79th year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Don’t miss Gregory Elementary School’s 79th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at the school, 301 Gregory Ave. in West Orange. The festival will include inflatable rides, games, crafts, live entertainment and face painting. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and fresh strawberry desserts. Questions? Contact […]

Gregory students participate in districtwide fitness combine initiative

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in Lisa Asman’s physical education class at Gregory Elementary School participated in a districtwide fitness combine initiative on March 9 that continues to foster West Orange School District’s partnership with the National Football League and the innovative “Fuel Up to Play 60” health and fitness program. The school district […]