West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following on the heels of Kelly Elementary School, Liberty Middle School and West Orange Township, Redwood and Washington elementary schools have received gold and bronze recognition, respectively, from the Safe Routes to School program. The recognition is given in partnership with transportation management agency EZ Ride and in cooperation with West […]

WOHS alumna works for immigrant rights during COVID crisis

WOHS alumna works for immigrant rights during COVID crisis

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During the pandemic, West Orange High School Class of 2015 alumna Esther Davila has been busy at work, where she provides COVID-19 information and ensures the rights of immigrants during the pandemic. Davila graduated from Boston University in 2019 with honors and a degree in health science and a minor in […]

Redwood School packages 288 ‘kindness kits’ during day of service

Redwood School packages 288 ‘kindness kits’ during day of service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School rallied to collect supplies for a meaningful service project to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and successfully packaged 288 “kindness kits” that were donated to the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry. “In preparation for the event, students learned about Dr. King through videos, books, conversations and more,” guidance […]

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District social studies supervisor Mike Figueiredo presented the West Orange Board of Education at its Nov. 18 meeting with an update on the social studies curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and shared his vision for the future of the department. Figueiredo said the district’s seven-year […]

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WOSD emergency closing and delayed opening information

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of School Scott Cascone sent the following information regarding emergency closings and delayed openings to the school district community on Nov. 6: In the case of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions or other issues that could cause a delayed opening, early dismissal or school closing, there are multiple […]

West Orange holds fifth annual District Band Night

West Orange holds fifth annual District Band Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 75 elementary and middle school students joined with the West Orange High School Marching Band on Oct. 11 for the fifth annual District Band Night, held under the lights at Suriano Stadium. Musicians from West Orange elementary and middle schools were grouped according to their instruments with Marching Band […]

West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to Kelly, Redwood students

West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to Kelly, Redwood students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Rotary continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood elementary schools on Aug. 21. Held at Redwood, Principal Tim Beaumont, acting Assistant Principal Kimya Jackson and Kelly Principal Joanne Pollara were on hand to greet families and help the Rotarians. Students were able to select […]

Reading Buddies expands to Hazel and Redwood

Reading Buddies expands to Hazel and Redwood

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is expanding its Reading Buddies program, which connects volunteers age 55 and older with elementary school students in Essex County. The program is spreading to Hazel and Redwood elementary schools in West Orange. “We are delighted to be welcoming the Reading Buddies program to […]

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