WOHS alumna works for immigrant rights during COVID crisis

WOHS alumna works for immigrant rights during COVID crisis

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During the pandemic, West Orange High School Class of 2015 alumna Esther Davila has been busy at work, where she provides COVID-19 information and ensures the rights of immigrants during the pandemic. Davila graduated from Boston University in 2019 with honors and a degree in health science and a minor in […]

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earth Hour isn’t happening until March 28, but West Orange kicked it off two weeks early at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, with West Orange High School and Liberty Middle School students showing off their environmentally friendly projects on March 11. The presentations were held in advance of Earth Hour, […]

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In preparation for Earth Hour, the West Orange Environmental Commission will hold a kick-off event on Wednesday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Earth Hour is an annual event from the World Wildlife Federation in which communities around the […]

Liberty Middle School art teacher receives national award

Liberty Middle School art teacher receives national award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School art teacher Kristy Lopez has been awarded the Claire Flanagan Memorial Award, the top national award for New Jersey’s Youth Art Month; Flanagan founded Youth Art Month more than 50 years ago. Lopez is Youth Art Month co-chairwoman with Karen Mannino, an art teacher at George Washington Elementary […]

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students, community members, and outgoing Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson were recognized at the Dec. 16 meeting, held at West Orange High School. The Dec. 16 was Mordecai and Robertson’s final meeting as board members. The parade of honors included: Gregory School’s Gabrielle Flippen for being a […]

Liberty Middle School holds simulated climate summit

Liberty Middle School holds simulated climate summit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the international Conference of Parties Climate Summit in Chile from Dec. 2 to 13, students at Liberty Middle School held a simulated summit of their own on Dec. 13. The COP25 summit, which grew out of the Paris Climate Agreement, is organized by the United Nations. According to a press […]

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Staff recognitions highlighted the Dec. 9 Board of Education meeting, held in the West Orange High Auditorium. Family, friends and co-workers attended the meeting to celebrate their accomplishments. Recognitions included: The New Jersey Department of Education 2019 Exemplary Educator Award went to Mike Bridge, eighth-grade English teacher at Liberty Middle School; […]

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District social studies supervisor Mike Figueiredo presented the West Orange Board of Education at its Nov. 18 meeting with an update on the social studies curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and shared his vision for the future of the department. Figueiredo said the district’s seven-year […]

Garden State Equality rep helps WOSD prepare to implement new state law

Garden State Equality rep helps WOSD prepare to implement new state law

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has begun working with Garden State Equality in preparation for the 2020-21 school year and the implementation of S1569, a new law adopted in New Jersey on Jan. 31 that requires schools to “include instruction, and adopt instructional materials, that accurately portray political, economic and social […]

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