Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, West Orange teachers and administrators, and even the West Orange High School JAFROTC helped to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of local children during a toy giveaway at Washington Elementary School on Dec. 12. The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, under the leadership of Rodolfo […]

West Orange joins NJ Pedestrian Safety Campaign

West Orange joins NJ Pedestrian Safety Campaign

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Jerry Guarino announced Dec. 10 that West Orange will be conducting a Street Smart NJ pedestrian-safety education campaign aimed at changing unsafe behavior and reducing pedestrian–motor vehicle crashes at the intersection of Eagle Rock Avenue and Harrison Street during the months of December to April. Street Smart NJ was developed […]

WOBOE postpones reopening of school buildings

WOBOE postpones reopening of school buildings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone announced that the district would delay the implementation of its hybrid learning plan, pushing back the reopening of the school buildings indefinitely, in a letter to the community on Nov. 5. Originally scheduled to open the buildings on Nov. 9, Cascone cited the ongoing […]

WO School District considering reopening

WO School District considering reopening

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a letter sent to West Orange School District students, staff and parents on Monday, Nov. 2, Superintendent Scott Cascone said he is reconsidering the reopening of district school buildings for hybrid learning, as was originally planned, on Monday, Nov. 9. He cited the increasing number of COVID-19 cases West Orange […]

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

West Orange schools move forward with diversity, equity and access

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As issues regarding systemic racism continue to figure prominently across the nation, the West Orange School District has been working diligently to change the landscape through education, research and inclusivity. In 2019, the district began laying the foundation to form the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee. Chaired by the district assistant […]

West Orange installs marker to remember Thompson

West Orange installs marker to remember Thompson

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new historical marker honoring Anthony Thompson was unveiled Sept. 27 at Tory Corner in downtown West Orange. Thompson was the last surviving enslaved person in Essex County. He lived in West Orange across from this location as a freeman from 1833 until his death in 1884. From left are Superintendent […]

A good virtual first day of school in West Orange

A good virtual first day of school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Months of planning and preparation were put to the test on Sept. 14 when West Orange schools opened virtually for students in grades K through 12 and, by most accounts, things went smoothly. One parent noted, “My WOHS freshman had a great first day. From what I’m seeing/hearing from other districts, […]

Students, staff prepared for West Orange schools’ opening

Students, staff prepared for West Orange schools’ opening

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students and staff are preparing for a unique start to the semester via Zoom and in-person orientations. West Orange High School hosted its freshman orientations a few weeks ago, following safety protocols. The orientations serve as a way to begin integrating students new to schools and create connections for […]

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

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