Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

ORANGE, NJ — The Aug. 26 meet-and-greet event for Dion Patterson, the new principal of Heywood Avenue School in Orange, was festive as families gathered to welcome him. Superintendent Gerald Fitzhugh II gave remarks, as did Executive Director Faith Alcantara, Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Wingfield, and Heywood Parent Teacher Organization President Amber Montgomery. […]

Orange third-grader wins NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021

Orange third-grader wins NJAGC Distinguished Student Award for 2021

ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Association for Gifted Children is honoring Avien Abney, of Orange, as the 2021 NJAGC Distinguished Student of the Year in the grades three through five grouping. Avien, age 10, is an honor student at Heywood Avenue Elementary School in Orange. He plays basketball with the Jersey Angels basketball team, […]

SONIC Drive-In thanks local teachers with donations to aid distance learning

SONIC Drive-In thanks local teachers with donations to aid distance learning

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students’ distance learning needs during this difficult time, SONIC Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day. Through Limeades for Learning, SONIC donated $1 million to public school teacher requests across the country on May 5, supporting their endeavors […]