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 […]

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 […]