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 […]

78th annual Gregory Strawberry Festival makes a splash

78th annual Gregory Strawberry Festival makes a splash

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A brief sun shower did nothing to dampen the spirits of the estimated 800 people attending the Gregory School PTA’s Strawberry Festival on the afternoon of June 11. Children enjoyed a bounce house, inflatable slide and obstacle course, pony rides, face painting, sand art and games. Also on hand were the […]

Third-grade students attend ‘Instrument Day’ at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents of third-grade students attending recorder concerts, take heart. The hours of practicing “Hot Cross Buns” and attending the prerequisite concert are going to pay off, perhaps sooner than expected. Third-grade students in the West Orange School District took a field trip on May 27 to West Orange High School for […]

Planning Board votes yes, 6-3, on Gregory improvements

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board approved the final plan for the proposed bus driveway and expanded parking lot at Gregory Elementary School during a courtesy review at the board’s June 1 meeting. The board voted 6-3 to pass the plan, with members Jerry Eben, Gerald Gurland and Gary Wegner deciding against […]

Topic of Gregory School improvements remains heated

Topic of Gregory School improvements remains heated

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The final plan for the proposed bus driveway and expanded parking lot at Gregory Elementary School was presented to a decidedly split audience of residents, educators and township officials assembled in the school’s cafeteria, with one half of the room praising the design for its potential to keep children safe and […]

St. Barnabas Hospital donates playground equipment to 3 West Orange elementary schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ – St. Cloud, Gregory and Washington elementary schools were the lucky recipients of hula hoops, balls, chalk, jump ropes and other playground equipment from St. Barnabas Hospital on April 20. Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at St. Barnabas; Andrea Cuellar, supervisor of physical therapy and lift team services; […]

Meet to discuss proposed elementary school changes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange elementary school parents and guardians are invited to an informational meeting to discuss the proposed K-5 report card revisions, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, and departmentalization, which will begin in September 2016 for grades three through five. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and […]

Gregory School celebrates Black History Month with inspirational assembly

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gregory School students and staff joined together in the gymnasium Feb. 11 for a Black History Month assembly featuring students in kindergarten, first and second grades. Kindergarten classes opened the assembly with a memorized reading of a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, bringing applause […]

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