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 […]

West Orange organizations provide backpacks to Kelly Elementary School

West Orange organizations provide backpacks to Kelly Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Second-grade students at Kelly Elementary School had a surprise visit on Sept. 7 from West Orange Rotary and the West Orange African Heritage Organization, who brought 140 backpacks for distribution. Rotarian Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, whose children attended Kelly — formerly Pleasantdale — Elementary School, brought 100 backpacks and WOAHO President Robert Simmons […]

Astronauts send special message to Kelly Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School received a very special back to school message from former West Orange residents astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly on Sept. 6. Pleasantdale Elementary School was renamed Kelly Elementary School to honor the school’s most famous graduates in May 2016. Principal Joanne Pollara was enthusiastic about the note from […]

Community meetings with the mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi will host community meetings, along with business administrator Jack Sayers and Police Chief James Abbott, on Wednesdays in September and October from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following locations: the all-purpose room at Gregory School, 301 Gregory Ave., on Sept. 27; the all-purpose room at […]

New pre-school to be named the Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center

New pre-school to be named the Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education recently announced that its members have finalized a lease agreement with The Life Christian Church on Northfield Avenue and will be moving the school district’s pre-school program from Kelly Elementary School to the new facility. “For many years, and through several boards, the West Orange […]

Town, BOE and county work together for new traffic light

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After years of advocacy by residents, the West Orange Board of Education and township officials, a traffic signal will finally be erected at the busy intersection where Pleasant Valley Way meets Alisa and Lakeview drives. According to the agreement and resolution unanimously passed by the West Orange Township Council on May […]