Gregory School traffic upgrades appear to be working

Gregory accident doesn’t appear to be related to bus loop

Gregory School traffic upgrades appear to be working

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The controversial bus driveway and kiss-and-go lane that were constructed at Gregory Elementary School during the summer are operating as efficiently as hoped for, according to school officials. Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky told the West Orange Chronicle that the school’s four large buses have been able to move into and […]

Departmentalization, new standards come to WOSD

WOSD continues work to modernize WO education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most West Orange students who recently returned to school were met with new initiatives designed to improve their learning experience and better prepare them for the future. The West Orange School District this year implemented departmentalization for grades four and five, meaning students at those levels will now report to multiple […]

Chief Gregory construction completed

Prior to school starting, addition of kiss-and-go lane and bus loop is finished at Gregory School

Chief Gregory construction completed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The long-debated bus driveway and parking lot expansion at Gregory Elementary School is now largely completed, though a few relatively minor items still have to be installed. Leonard Lepore, the township engineer, said all the work necessary to construct the looping driveway in front of the school and the enlarged staff […]

WO School District confirms 37 HIB cases in 2015-2016 school year

WOSD pleased with low HIB number but still looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were 37 cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying confirmed to have taken place in the West Orange School District during the 2015-2016 academic year, according to data presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky during the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting. Each case was substantiated following an investigation conducted […]

WOSD jumps into action to keep lead out of school water

WOSD puts health first while working to keep costs low

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has taken corrective action after testing found that water from 27 of the 304 district taps analyzed last April contained lead amounts exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. According to the district’s lead report, actions taken to address the situation […]

Get transportation worked out before school begins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following is an announcement from Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky regarding busing for the start of the 2016-2017 school year on Sept. 6. For in-district students, all bus passes will have been mailed to the parents/guardians of eligible students by Aug. 24. Please ensure that your child is at the […]

Gregory work moves ahead, with a few serious hiccups

Unauthorized tree removal, no silt fence — snags in work

Gregory work moves ahead, with a few serious hiccups

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Construction on the long-awaited and hotly debated parking project at Gregory Elementary School began July 7, with work currently focusing on the drainage system for the staff parking lot. Leonard Lepore, the township engineer, told the West Orange Chronicle that contractor JTG Construction Inc. has been concentrating on the installation of […]

Annual Gregory School spelling bee crowns 2016 winner

Annual Gregory School spelling bee crowns 2016 winner

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Gregory Elementary School spelling bee on June 8 had students in grades three, four and five on the edge of their seats cheering on their finalists. Fourteen finalists from the three grades nervously appeared before their fellow students, each representing their classes where competitions were previously held. “Thirty-eight rounds […]