West Orange students head back to school

West Orange students head back to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was back to the classroom for West Orange public school students on Sept. 6 and, despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the day visiting the district’s 12 schools, beginning his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff and […]

West Orange junior tennis player earns top USTA ranking

West Orange junior tennis player earns top USTA ranking

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School seventh-grade student Rohan Belday, currently ranked No. 1 in the USTA Eastern Boys 12-Year-Old Division and No. 19 nationally, was honored at the United States Tennis Association Eastern Junior Awards Gala on Aug. 27. Rohan received his award at the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National […]

West Orange middle school students interview David Tyree and Jenny Vrentas

West Orange middle school students interview David Tyree and Jenny Vrentas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “The locker room is now open!” declared Montclair State University literacy professor and Write on Sports co-director and teacher Erik Jacobson. At these words, middle school students from across Essex County raced to interview former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree and Sports Illustrated reporter Jenny Vrentas. Twenty-six West Orange […]

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

Young talent to take the stage in Paper Mill show

MONTCLAIR, NJ — More than 100 young performers will be taking the stage at Montclair State University’s Memorial Auditorium on July 27 and 28 as the Paper Mill Playhouse puts on its annual “New Voices” concert, the culmination of the theater’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. The show has a new theme each year, and this […]

West Orange science teacher Susan Zaccaro dead at 54

West Orange science teacher Susan Zaccaro dead at 54

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beloved Liberty Middle School science teacher Susan Zaccaro, 54, died June 30 following an illness. Zaccaro was born in Edison and lived in Nutley. She taught science at Edison Middle School from 1990 through 2005 and moved to Liberty Middle School when it opened its doors in 2005, teaching until the […]

Liberty Middle School graduates 251 eighth-graders

Liberty Middle School graduates 251 eighth-graders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School graduated 251 eighth-grade students on June 19 in a midday ceremony at West Orange High School. Families of the graduates filled the auditorium as Principal Bob Klemt congratulated the students and parents on their accomplishments. “Ceremonies such as this provide opportunities to reflect on achievements and memories from […]

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian beacon signals were recently installed on Kelly Drive thanks to the efforts of a Liberty Middle School eighth-grader and a petition he started that amassed 395 signatures in support of the safety measure. Soham Bhatnagar decided to start the initiative while researching a school project on traffic safety. The project […]

Tribute to Nikhil to be June 12

Tribute to Nikhil to be June 12

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation will hold its annual Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil on Tuesday, June 12, at 6:45 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The celebration will feature performances by the students and instructors from the Music For Nikhil program. Admission is free. For […]

BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education postponed a vote on the English Language Learners Program at its May 21 meeting, after board members decided they want to hear more feedback from parents and community members about the program changes proposed by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Eveny de Mendez and world language […]

1 2 3 8