Edison and Liberty schools receive Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants

Edison and Liberty schools receive Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison and Liberty middle schools were notified May 10 that they have each received $4,450 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants, to be used for the purchase of 3D printers for the Makerspace in each library media center, including a Makerbot 3D Education Bundle and additional filament. The printers will be used […]

Board of Education passes preliminary budget

West Orange School District budget for 2018-2019 school year will raise taxes by 1.67 percent

Board of Education passes preliminary budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at its May 7 meeting at Liberty Middle School. The preliminary operating budget totals $149,186,427. Salaries make up 63 percent of the district’s operating costs at $94,315,752. Benefits and special education services combined take up approximately 24 percent of […]

Codey announces teen suicide initiative at LMS

Codey announces teen suicide initiative at LMS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — State Sen. Richard Codey held a press conference at Liberty Middle School on May 9 in an effort to address the serious issue of teen suicide and to assist school employees in identifying at-risk students. Codey and his wife Mary Jo — a teacher for more than 40 years, 15 years […]

Liberty students take audience down the rabbit hole

Liberty students take audience down the rabbit hole

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” on May 3 and 4 was a carefree, spirited interpretation of the Disney classic movie that had enough giggles, laughs and inside jokes to entertain its audience of all ages. “‘Alice in Wonderland’ is a timeless classic,” Director Lissette Villalobos said. “It […]

Special Needs Symposium highlights WOPD programming

Special Needs Symposium highlights WOPD programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department hosted a Special Needs Symposium at Liberty Middle School on April 27, offering residents the opportunity to learn more about caring for someone with special needs. Officer Chris Jacksic told residents about the department’s Take Me Home program, which allows residents to register a family member […]

WOPD to hold special needs symposium

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department will hold a special needs symposium on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The WOPD recently implemented Take Me Home, a registration and tracking program that helps law enforcement locate seniors, special-needs children and […]

Liberty Middle to present ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School will present its spring musical, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the school, located at 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The classic Lewis Carroll tale of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland comes to life with a […]

Earth Day 2018 in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Join the township of West Orange in celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, with a tree maintenance and inventory gathering at 577 Mt. Pleasant Ave. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking will be available at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange, with shuttles to the site. […]

West Orange High School senior receives Unsung Hero Award

West Orange High School senior receives Unsung Hero Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Desiree Rivera received the Essex County School Boards Association Unsung Hero/Heroine Student Recognition Award at a ceremony held at Liberty Middle School on March 15. The recognition is open to students in Essex County high schools who make outstanding contributions to their schools and communities but […]

County recognizes student artists

NEWARK, NJ — The Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 109 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit on Friday, March 23. This is the 14th consecutive year the county has partnered with the Art Educators of New Jersey to present the […]