Liberty Middle School walkout says ‘enough’

Liberty Middle School walkout says ‘enough’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School held a 17-minute walkout on March 14 in memory of the 17 students and teachers killed in the Parkland, Fla., shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Teachers and staff felt the walkout was powerful for those who participated. The student-led safety team that was […]

Middle school STEM program expands

Middle school STEM program expands

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is expanding in West Orange middle schools, according to a press release from the school district. Currently the middle school has programs operating in sixth and seventh grade. Discovering STEM is now in its second year at Edison Middle School. Investigating with STEM is […]

West Orange students recognized by Essex County Education Association

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students across the West Orange School District were recognized for their Pride in Education essays in the annual competition sponsored by the Essex County Education Association. First-place winners received $75, second-place winners received $50 and third-place winners received $25. Students read their award-winning essays at the awards ceremony on March 1. […]

Music Faculty Scholarship Concert features touching tribute to Joel Perry

Music Faculty Scholarship Concert features touching tribute to Joel Perry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual Music Faculty Scholarship Concert showcased the talents of the West Orange School District’s music faculty and paid tribute to Redwood Elementary School music teacher Joel Perry, who died in September 2017. The Feb. 6 concert was held at Liberty Middle School and featured solo, duet and group performances […]

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’

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 […]