Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The annual “Write On Sports” Oranges summer journalism camp for middle school students was held from July 5 through 15 at Montclair State University, and continued to facilitate literacy and love of writing for West Orange students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools. Thirty-four students participated in the Oranges Write on […]

West Orange to host iCan Bike camp for the disabled

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Recreation Department will give people with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to learn to ride a bicycle when it hosts a five-day instructional camp at Liberty Middle School from Aug. 1 through 5. The department’s “FOOTSTEPS for the Exceptional Child” program has partnered with the national iCan […]

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

Liberty Middle School graduates 210 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents and family members filled the auditorium at West Orange High School on June 20 as their eighth-grade Liberty students bade farewell to middle school and looked forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives. Following the processional, Principal Robert Klemt welcomed families and congratulated students on their accomplishments over […]

Concert in memory of Nikhil Badlani wows audience

Concert in memory of Nikhil Badlani wows audience

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation held its fifth annual Musical Celebration and Tribute to Nikhil inside the Liberty Middle School Auditorium on June 13. Dozens of music students taking lessons through the foundation’s Music for Nikhil program showed off what they have learned with an eclectic range of songs. From Nikhil’s younger […]

LMS students share love of reading at Washington Elementary

LMS students share love of reading at Washington Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School students in the Helping Hands Service Club paid a visit to the four kindergarten classes at Washington Elementary School on May 17 for the annual “Love of Reading” event. Club adviser Jane Horwitz supervised LMS students as they took turns reading several books to each class. Kindergarten students […]

Liberty MS colorfully celebrates 10 years

To celebrate a decade of service, LMS community participates in Color-A-Thon, raises $3,000

Liberty MS colorfully celebrates 10 years

WEST ORANGE, NJ — To say that the attendees of Liberty Middle School’s 10th anniversary celebration were a colorful bunch would be an understatement — by the end of the PTA-hosted Color-A-Thon on May 14, participants were covered head-to-toe in a thick patina of rainbow dust. But it was all in good, not-so-clean fun as […]

District stands by honors program admittance protocol

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange middle school honors program is once again the subject of controversy on the eve of its second year, with many parents voicing concerns about the criteria the school district uses to accept students entering the sixth through eighth grades. Though some parents acknowledged that the transparency issues of […]

Astronaut encourages scientists of tomorrow

Astronaut encourages scientists of tomorrow

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A NASA astronaut urged a group of seventh- and eighth-grade students assembled in the Liberty Middle School Library Media Center to work hard in school, stressing that the future of the U.S. space program depends on it. Speaking as a guest of U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen on May 6, Commander Victor Glover […]

LMS to present ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School will debut its annual spring musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” on May 5 and 6, beginning at 7 p.m. “We are performing the revised Broadway version of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’” Director Cynthia Rowberg said in a release. “It is the actual award-winning Broadway […]

West Orange middle schools ‘Fuel Up to Play 60’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Twenty-seven lucky Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle school students enjoyed a trip to the Jets Training Camp facility in Florham Park on March 16 to taste smoothies, do a little dancing and learn about the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program that will be added to their schools beginning in September. […]