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 […]

Orange School District’s concrete plan for September openings

Orange School District’s concrete plan for September openings

ORANGE, NJ — In an expansive virtual meeting via Zoom on Aug. 14, Orange Superintendent of Schools Gerald Fitzhugh II and Director Tina Powell spoke about the impending school openings set for this September, despite the coronavirus scare plaguing the nation. “School starts Sept. 8,” Fitzhugh said. “I am extremely excited about that start of […]

Orange School District holds its usual celebrations virtually

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange School District has launched and continues to support distance learning, including distributing devices, and student access to the internet, and “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch for school families. Further, the district has not let COVID-19 guidelines stop many of its yearly activities, including Orange Week, school spring concerts and […]

Virtual preschool registration in Orange

Virtual preschool registration in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange Public School District’s Early Childhood Program is holding an additional virtual preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year from June 1 through 10. The registration process, outlined in the “Orange Township Public School Online Preschool Registration Process Guide for the 2020-2021 School Year,” is located on the district’s website at […]

Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

ORANGE, NJ — On May 13, Undersheriff Fitzgerald J. Figliuolo and Detective Lenny Jackson, from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, came to the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges to receive boxes of personal protective equipment from the Orange Township Public School District.  This contribution was approved by the Orange Board of Education at its […]

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