Kelly library blasts off with space theme

Library media center to be renovated with design plan in line with school’s astronaut namesakes

Kelly library blasts off with space theme

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Administrators of Kelly Elementary School and Soyka Smith Design Studios presented a design plan for renovations to the school’s library media center at the April 16  meeting of the West Orange Board of Education. The renovations will transform the current library into a space-themed learning center during the course of the […]

Kelly Elementary School student overcomes adversity to inspire others

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Saniyah Williams is a fifth-grade student at Kelly School who loves math and loves to run 5K races with her Girls on the Run group. Her favorite running shoes are turquoise and pink. She also loves gym classes, recess and jumping rope. The only difference between Saniyah and her fellow students […]

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. […]

Kelly PTA to hold tricky tray

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Kelly Elementary School PTA will hold a Mardi Gras Tricky Tray on Friday, Feb. 23, at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets for this adults-only event from dmistry82@gmail.com or at the door.

Annual Kelly Elementary fifth-grade international lunch celebrates diversity

Annual Kelly Elementary fifth-grade international lunch celebrates diversity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Kelly Elementary fifth-grade international lunch was held Dec. 14, much to the delight of students, parents and teachers. “What a wonderful way to celebrate our annual international luncheon,” Principal Joanne Pollara said. “I would like to commend our fifth-grade teachers, Amy Pacifico, Anthony Carsillo, Kelly Clancy, Patty Quinn, Nick […]

Expert report says WO special education is successful

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board Education heard a presentation on the recent audit of the district’s special education program at its Dec. 4 meeting, and received praise for the program’s successes and recommendations as to how the district can improve. The report was presented by Charlie Bryant and Patrick Keenoy, educational consultants […]

Kelly, Giffords pay surprise visit to Kelly Elementary School

Kelly, Giffords pay surprise visit to Kelly Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School had some very special surprise visitors on Nov. 2 when astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife, U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, stopped by to say hello. Students were enjoying their “NED” assembly promoting kindness to others when Principal Joanne Pollara was called into the office for an ill student. […]

Gogerty to head special services in WOSD

BOE approves promotion for longtime special ed. educator Gogerty to serve as director in district

Gogerty to head special services in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Oct. 16 West Orange Board of Education meeting, board member Ron Charles voted twice during the staff appointments section of the night’s agenda — one yes and one “absolutely yes.” The second affirmative vote was to voice his support for Kristin Gogerty as the district’s new director of special […]

Week of Respect kicks off at Kelly School

Week of Respect kicks off at Kelly School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the annual “Week of Respect” began Oct. 2 in the West Orange School District, Kelly Elementary School kicked off its week with a special “Omega Man” assembly featuring feats of strength and serious anti-bullying messages meant to teach students about becoming a true H.E.R.O. — Helping Everyone Respect Others. Principal […]