BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education postponed a vote on the English Language Learners Program at its May 21 meeting, after board members decided they want to hear more feedback from parents and community members about the program changes proposed by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Eveny de Mendez and world language […]

Redwood principal receives 2018 Allan Morehead Memorial Award

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Redwood Elementary School Principal Timothy Beaumont received the 2018 Allen Morehead Memorial Award from Montclair State University’s College of Education and Human Services at the CEHS annual awards ceremony on April 25. The Allan Morehead Memorial Award is given to an MSU alumnus or alumna “committed to education and service, especially in […]

Sleeping Redwood student found aboard bus in depot

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following a busing snafu, an elementary school child was driven to the bus depot instead of school Friday, March 16. A bus driver employed by the Hunterdon County Education Service Commission, which performs certain busing duties for West Orange, reportedly failed to perform the mandatory inspection of his bus after delivering […]

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

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 […]

Redwood Elementary School to welcome new principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Educator and administrator Timothy Beaumont has been appointed as the new principal of Redwood Elementary School. He will take over the reins from interim Principal Heather Carr on March 26. Beaumont was selected during a search process that included administrators, teachers and parents. “Outside of West Orange, the West Orange Schools […]

Redwood third-grade students write and illustrate their own books

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Paul Stefanelli’s third-grade class at Redwood Elementary School had an incredible opportunity to write and design their own books, presenting their work to family and friends at their Jan. 19 Writing Celebration. “After several weeks of reviewing fiction pieces and continuing to implement the writing process effectively, I challenged […]

Musically celebrating life of beloved Redwood teacher

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the beginning of the school year, Redwood Elementary School lost longtime vocal music teacher Joel Perry. Perry, who had been with Redwood for more than a decade, led the fifth-grade and chamber choruses, and taught the guitar club. He was also the 2017 recipient of the NJ Association of Jazz […]