BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education postponed a vote on the English Language Learners Program at its May 21 meeting, after board members decided they want to hear more feedback from parents and community members about the program changes proposed by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Eveny de Mendez and world language […]

West Orange students recognized by Essex County Education Association

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students across the West Orange School District were recognized for their Pride in Education essays in the annual competition sponsored by the Essex County Education Association. First-place winners received $75, second-place winners received $50 and third-place winners received $25. Students read their award-winning essays at the awards ceremony on March 1. […]

WO Boy Scout collects donations for Newark food pantry

WO Boy Scout collects donations for Newark food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Boy Scout Troop 6’s food drive culminated with its recent food donation to the pantry at St. James AME Church in Newark. The drive, a brainstorm of Eagle Scout candidate Logan Schustermann, helped to provide much needed food for the summer months to the organization. “We can’t do what we do […]

Hazel students plant flowers to celebrate Earth Day

Hazel students plant flowers to celebrate Earth Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hazel Elementary School celebrated Earth Day on April 24 by planting an assortment of colorful flowers along the Hazel Avenue side of the school and in front of the school in planter boxes. The PTA donated approximately 340 plants for the students to plant. “I want to thank the PTA for […]

Reflections Art Show recognizes West Orange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The second NJCPTA Reflections Art Show was held at Liberty Middle School on Jan. 28 to award students placing in the national competition. This year’s theme was “What is Your Story?” and featured several types of art to reflect West Orange students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including pencil, crayon, watercolor, […]

Morris Museum brings ‘Tree Tales’ to Hazel Elementary School

Morris Museum brings ‘Tree Tales’ to Hazel Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Third-grade students at Hazel Elementary School received a visit Jan. 25 from Dawn Esposito of the Morris Museum, who brought a curated collection of tree leaves and branches as part of the museum’s “Tree Tales” visiting outreach program. Students were able to explore the collection and learn about the lifecycle of […]

Boy Scout Troop 6 builds new fence for Hazel School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boy Scouts of West Orange’s Troop 6 showed how they could do their own part this fall, building a new garden fence for Hazel Avenue Elementary School. The project was led by Scout Nathan Gold as part of his community service requirement to reach the rank of Eagle Scout. “Nathan […]