Fitzhugh to host superintendent’s convocation on Sept. 1

Fitzhugh to host superintendent’s convocation on Sept. 1

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II will host a superintendent’s convocation on Thursday, Sept. 1, welcoming staff to the new school year. The convocation is an annual meeting presenting the State of the District address. During the meeting, the superintendent will recap the awards and accomplishments of the past school year […]

South Orange Performing Arts Center’s spring appeal raises $65,000

South Orange Performing Arts Center’s spring appeal raises $65,000

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s spring appeal for fiscal year 2022 raised $65,000. That sum includes $40,000 in donations and a $25,000 match from Edrington, a company based in Glasgow, Scotland, that makes and sells whisky and other spirits. “We are eternally grateful to Edrington for their ongoing generosity and […]

SOPAC receives grant from for arts education programs

SOPAC receives grant from for arts education programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center recently received a $5,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will help further SOPAC’s arts education programs, which invest in students and future artists by providing arts instruction in alignment with NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for the Performing Arts, enhancing the arts curriculum […]

Orange Public Schools holds professional development day

Orange Public Schools holds professional development day

ORANGE, NJ — To meet core focus areas three and four — “human capital and job embedded professional development” and “rigorous and relevant curricula and instruction” — of the Orange Public School District’s strategic plan, staff members gathered on March 24 for a day of professional development in collaboration with colleagues. Educators of students in […]

Orange public schools celebrate Governor’s Educator of the Year nominees

Orange public schools celebrate Governor’s Educator of the Year nominees

ORANGE, NJ — Orange Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II and Human Resources Executive Director Shebra Jones visited district schools on Dec. 10, making a special presentation to the nominees for the Governor’s Educator of the Year award. Accompanied by the school principals, they gave each nominee a certificate and balloon, congratulating them for their […]

202 schools participate in NJ Dept. of Agriculture fresh produce program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced that 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — the highest number since the program began in 2008. FFVP will be offered in 16 counties, including new additions Gloucester and Somerset, during the […]

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

Orange community welcomes new principal to Heywood School

ORANGE, NJ — The Aug. 26 meet-and-greet event for Dion Patterson, the new principal of Heywood Avenue School in Orange, was festive as families gathered to welcome him. Superintendent Gerald Fitzhugh II gave remarks, as did Executive Director Faith Alcantara, Board of Education Vice President Jeffrey Wingfield, and Heywood Parent Teacher Organization President Amber Montgomery. […]

Orange community welcomes new principal at STEM academy

Orange community welcomes new principal at STEM academy

ORANGE, NJ — A meet-and-greet event for Devonii Reid, the new principal at the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges, was a true celebration. Reid addressed attendees; received congratulatory remarks from Orange Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II, Assistant Superintendent Tina Powell, Board of Education President Shawneque Johnson and Mayor Dwayne Warren; and received gifts […]

Orange councilwoman helps provide essentials to college-bound students

Orange councilwoman helps provide essentials to college-bound students

ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, July 2, Orange South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson hosted her second bed-in-a-bag giveaway. Summers-Johnson made a wish list on Amazon.com and various individuals purchased bed-in-a-bag sets for Orange’s college-bound seniors.  A bed-in-a-bag set, or bedding ensemble, contains all the basic linens you need to outfit a bare mattress, including a […]

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