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 […]

WOSD names interim principal for Redwood School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With the recent resignation of Bruce Arcurio, principal at Redwood Elementary School, Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky has named Heather Carr as the interim principal. The text of the letter sent to Redwood parents is below. Carr will assume the post effective Aug. 30. Carr has previously served as interim principal […]

‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood Elementary School

‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Autism Awareness Month culminated at Redwood Elementary School on April 26 with the school’s sixth annual “Bubbles for Autism” event. “Bubbles for Autism” was begun by Families for Autistic Children, Education and Support, or FACES, eight years ago. Redwood spent the month of April raising awareness for autism, beginning with a […]

Redwood classes celebrate women in history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Eileen Lambert’s mild cognitive impairment third-, fourth- and fifth-grade class worked during the month of March to research famous women as part of their Women’s History Month project. Students used books, computers and other sources to prepare their reports on women who have made contributions to our world and […]

Redwood fifth-graders kick off Read Across America

Redwood fifth-graders kick off Read Across America

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in Jennifer Paull’s English language arts classes had the opportunity to kick-off Read Across America at Redwood Elementary on March 1, and the unique opportunity was enjoyed by all. Along with Paull, reading specialist Lesley Diglio worked with the fifth-grade students, who visited all kindergarten, first- and second-grade classrooms […]

Redwood second-graders host ‘comic con’ to celebrate BHM

Redwood second-graders host ‘comic con’ to celebrate BHM

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Kimya Jackson’s second-grade class at Redwood Elementary School hosted a unique “comic con” on Feb. 28 featuring famous black inventors and scientists as part of their Black History Month project. Students spent the month not only researching their chosen scientist or inventor, but also creating actual comic books chronicling […]

Reflections Art Show recognizes West Orange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The second NJCPTA Reflections Art Show was held at Liberty Middle School on Jan. 28 to award students placing in the national competition. This year’s theme was “What is Your Story?” and featured several types of art to reflect West Orange students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including pencil, crayon, watercolor, […]

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Betty Maddalena Foundation, formed in 2011 following the death of beloved West Orange educator Betty Maddalena, has donated 63 Stand2Learn desks at a cost of $14,000 throughout all schools in the district. The initiative was begun by Christine Aker, a learning disabilities teacher consultant in West Orange who is also […]