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 […]

Public support saves librarian, chorus teacher positions in West Orange School District

Public support saves librarian, chorus teacher positions in West Orange School District

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange School District community spoke out at the April 19 Board of Education meeting against the elimination of Hazel Elementary School librarian Joyce Soto and Liberty Middle School chorus teacher Craig Sanphy in next year’s budget, advocating for the district to keep the positions on the payroll. […]

West Orange HS senior named Student Leader of the Year by NJASC

West Orange HS senior named Student Leader of the Year by NJASC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior and Student Council President Anya Dillard has been named the 2020-21 Student Leader of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Student Councils. The annual awards recognize outstanding student councils and leaders from around the state. According to the NJASC website, Dillard is active on […]

Stevens students to work with WOEC

Stevens students to work with WOEC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the February West Orange Environmental Commission meeting, held via Zoom, Councilwoman Susan McCartney explained how thrilled she is to have been asked to mentor a team of students in the Environmental Engineering Sustainability Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology, by environmental engineering professor Dibyendu “Dibs” Sarkar. According to Sarkar, […]

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