WOHS sees PD presence upped after Fla. massacre

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As news broke of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 were murdered and more than a dozen more injured Wednesday, Feb. 14, parents and guardians across the country once again were left feeling scared for their own children’s safety. West Orange was no exception. As such, West Orange […]

Annual WOSD faculty concert to honor Joel Perry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Schools music department will host the 17th annual Music Faculty Scholarship Concert in memory of beloved teacher Joel Perry on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive. The snow date is Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Incoming freshman families ‘Transition to WOHS’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incoming freshman and their families had the opportunity to meet with district supervisors, learn about freshman curriculum and course choices, and ask questions of guidance department personnel at the “Transition to West Orange High School” event on Jan. 9. The evening was a new approach to the “Curriculum Night” previously offered […]

Community meetings with the mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi will host community meetings, along with business administrator Jack Sayers and Police Chief James Abbott, on Wednesdays in September and October from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following locations: the all-purpose room at Gregory School, 301 Gregory Ave., on Sept. 27; the all-purpose room at […]

Liberty Middle School graduates 288 on June 20

Liberty Middle School graduates 288 on June 20

WEST ORANGE, NJ – It was standing room only at West Orange High School as 289 eighth-grade students graduated from Liberty Middle School. Principal Bob Klemt welcomed the crowd and reviewed some of the many achievements of this year’s graduating class. “Ceremonies such as this provide opportunities to reflect on achievements and memories from the […]

Sixth annual ‘Tribute for Nikhil’ brings tears and cheers

Sixth annual ‘Tribute for Nikhil’ brings tears and cheers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The sixth annual “Musical Celebration and Tribute for Nikhil” was held May 16 at Liberty Middle School, bringing together students, faculty and local musicians to celebrate the life of Nikhil Badlani and the work of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation. Nikhil, who died following a car crash in June 2011, would have […]

Parents continue to protest honors admission process

District defends process, though always looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the third straight year, several parents are speaking out against the admissions process for the West Orange School District’s honors program — specifically criticizing the emphasis the criteria puts on the placement test and writing sample. Much like last year, the parents believe that more weight should be placed on […]

Mt. Pleasant School celebrates students at annual Autism Awareness Carnival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Autism Awareness Carnival held at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School on May 12 celebrated district elementary, middle and high school autistic students with a ceremony, bubble-blowing, a carnival and a barbecue. The event began with comments by Mt. Pleasant Principal Julie DiGiacomo, Kelly Principal Joanne Pollara, Superintendent of Schools Jeff […]

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