West Orange BOE recognizes local 2022-23 Governor’s Educators of the Year

West Orange BOE recognizes local 2022-23 Governor’s Educators of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education recognized its 2022-2023 Governor’s Educators of the Year honorees during its Jan. 23 meeting at West Orange High School. The Governor’s Educator of the Year Program highlights educational innovation, student achievement, exemplary teaching and important services outside the classroom environment that lead to student success. […]

West Orange HS para named district’s educational support professional of the year

West Orange HS para named district’s educational support professional of the year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School paraprofessional Ferdinand “Freddy” Christian III has been named the West Orange School District’s educational support professional for 2022-2023. Christian serves as a paraprofessional in the self-contained classrooms. He works one-on-one with students while assisting the classroom teacher in whatever capacity is needed. He has worked in the […]

Safe Routes to School recognizes local schools and municipalities

Safe Routes to School recognizes local schools and municipalities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This year, the EZ Ride Bike & Pedestrian Program team hosted more than 450 events in 300 communities, including safety presentations, poster contests, bike safety presentations, walk assessments and walk-to-school days to promote safety and biking.  Approximately 40,000 students attended these events. The result: 154 schools and municipalities were recognized as […]

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a year filled with challenges, the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry was able to provide more than 400 turkeys and Thanksgiving side bags to needy families via its distribution on Nov. 21 and 22, mainly due to the generosity of the West Orange community. “Don’t believe the naysayers that have […]

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While parents and students are rushing around to get supplies together for the coming school year, so are teachers. In the West Orange School District, teachers from across the district have created Amazon wish lists containing various items expected to enhance the learning experience for students during the upcoming school year. […]

Liberty Middle School in West Orange graduates 287

Liberty Middle School in West Orange graduates 287

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, 287 eighth-grade students graduated from Liberty Middle School at Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School. Despite rain toward the end of the ceremony, spirits were high and families filled the stadium. Student Council President Amelie Swayze, Vice President Ava Neretic and secretary Alexis Peprah led students, faculty […]

West Orange schools honored at NJDCIA awards ceremony

West Orange schools honored at NJDCIA awards ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa Tammone, recent graduate of Montclair State University who interned with the West Orange School District this past school year, and West Orange High School vocal teacher John Hellyer were recognized by the New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Awards during an online ceremony on June 9. The awards are sponsored by […]

‘The Wizard of Oz’ brings magic to Liberty Middle School

‘The Wizard of Oz’ brings magic to Liberty Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Magic happened at Liberty Middle School in the form of a colorful production of “The Wizard of Oz” from April 28 through 30. Directed by Lisette Villalobos with vocal coaching by Craig Sanphy, the ebullient show contained all the songs and lines everyone has come to love from the classic movie.  […]

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