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.  […]

West Orange middle schoolers hear from Liza Wiemer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

West Orange middle schoolers hear from Liza Wiemer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Liberty and Roosevelt Middle Schools recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 6 with a visit from Liza Wiemer, author of “The Assignment,” which is based on a true story.  Wiemer’s website describes the book: “Senior Year. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of students […]

Close of Lunar New Year celebrated at West Orange High School

Close of Lunar New Year celebrated at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year as it is also known, was celebrated in style in a diverse program held at West Orange High School on Feb. 15 that was sponsored by the school district and United Asian Voices of West Orange. United Asian Voices was formed in response […]

West Orange schools receive $14,500 grant for Italian language program

West Orange schools receive $14,500 grant for Italian language program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Italian language program in the West Orange School District has been named the recipient of a $14,500 grant from the Italian American Committee on Education. The education materials grant will be distributed to West Orange High School, Liberty Middle School and Roosevelt Middle School for use in the Italian language […]

West Orange HS tech department to receive Program Excellence Award

West Orange HS tech department to receive Program Excellence Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School technology department will receive a prestigious High School Program Excellence Award, sponsored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.  The award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering programs and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and […]

District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual District Band Night returned to West Orange High School on Oct. 15 as students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools joined forces with the award-winning Mountaineer marching band. Middle school band teachers Joe Romano, Ryan Krewer and Roger Bryson, along with high school band teachers Lew Kelly, Erin […]

West Orange Community Band to perform Oct. 27

West Orange Community Band to perform Oct. 27

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Community Band will perform Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Middle School auditorium, 1 Kelly Drive. The concert will feature Lynette Sheard as the guest narrator and vocalist, and Ralph Ciotti as the tuba soloist. Face masks are required for all audience members. The WOCB […]

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from preschool through senior year returned to school in West Orange on Sept. 9, many for the first time in nearly 18 months.  Mask protocols were in place in all schools. After months of planning, the district hopes to return to some level of normalcy. Though Hurricane Ida caused some […]

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