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 […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 21 end-of-year Board of Education meeting featured its semiannual Parade of Honors recognitions for the notable achievements of staff and students.  Roosevelt Middle School students Rhianna Giuliano and Violet Kohlstein won the Outstanding Community Service Award for their environmental health work; Liberty Middle School students Natalia Feliz, Justin Lopez […]

Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A pollinator garden? An apiary? A soon-to-be orchard, learning space and more? Welcome to The Rock, located on Mt. Pleasant Avenue directly across from Summit Street and right past the West Orange Recycling Center. Not too many people know about The Rock, as it’s fondly called, but they should.  West Orange […]

West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy helps foster community policing

West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy helps foster community policing

​ WEST ORANGE, NJ — A ceremonial sendoff was held for 90 cadets of the 2021 West Orange Junior Public Safety Academy at Liberty Middle School on July 2. Proud parents and family members filled the gym in support during the hour-long ceremony. Town officials were also on hand to congratulate the cadets.  The free […]

West Orange educators head off to teach in the Canary Islands

West Orange educators head off to teach in the Canary Islands

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Married West Orange teachers Jennifer and Erik Studnicky are embarking on the dream of a lifetime as they depart in July for a one-year teaching opportunity at the American School of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.  Jennifer Studnicky has worked in the West Orange […]

277 students graduate from Liberty Middle School

277 students graduate from Liberty Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — 277 Liberty Middle School graduated 277 eighth-grade students at Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School on June 18. The ceremony was split into two cohorts to keep within pandemic protocols as students sat with their families.  In the streamlined ceremony, the West Orange Mayor’s Award was given to Alexa Dias […]

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