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 […]

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Betty Maddalena Foundation, formed in 2011 following the death of beloved West Orange educator Betty Maddalena, has donated 63 Stand2Learn desks at a cost of $14,000 throughout all schools in the district. The initiative was begun by Christine Aker, a learning disabilities teacher consultant in West Orange who is also […]

West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ — All 11 schools in the West Orange School District once again answered the call to create holiday cards for the troops with a resounding “yes,” as more than 1,000 cards were recently sent out to troops around the world. “We Love Our Heroes,” a local group comprised of friends and parishioners […]

West Orange Rotary provides dictionaries to third-graders

West Orange Rotary provides dictionaries to third-graders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Each year, members of the West Orange Rotary Club give dictionaries to all third-grade students in the West Orange public schools as part of the club’s community outreach. Rotary volunteers recently stopped by Hazel Elementary School to distribute the dictionaries to the enthusiastic students. “The students are always excited to receive […]

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange schools commemorated the New Jersey state-mandated “Week of Respect” Oct. 3 through 7 with a series of events meant to create self-acceptance and respect for others. Following the passage of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act in 2010, with amendments in 2011, a new series of Harassment, Intimidation and […]

Hazel, Washington students learn robotics thanks to grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Hazel and Washington elementary schools had the opportunity to code and program their own robots during the summer through a special grant award, “The Innovate NJ Summer Blended & Learning Grant,” targeted for Title I schools. West Orange was one of only 12 school districts to receive the $98,200 […]