WO School District confirms 37 HIB cases in 2015-2016 school year

WOSD pleased with low HIB number but still looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were 37 cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying confirmed to have taken place in the West Orange School District during the 2015-2016 academic year, according to data presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky during the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting. Each case was substantiated following an investigation conducted […]

WOSD jumps into action to keep lead out of school water

WOSD puts health first while working to keep costs low

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has taken corrective action after testing found that water from 27 of the 304 district taps analyzed last April contained lead amounts exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. According to the district’s lead report, actions taken to address the situation […]

Get transportation worked out before school begins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following is an announcement from Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky regarding busing for the start of the 2016-2017 school year on Sept. 6. For in-district students, all bus passes will have been mailed to the parents/guardians of eligible students by Aug. 24. Please ensure that your child is at the […]

West Orange Scouts bring reading closer to home

West Orange Scouts bring reading closer to home

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Five West Orange boys originally from Cub Scout Pack 10 and now part of Boy Scout Troop 2 have given the gift of literacy to residents with the installation of five book-exchange libraries throughout the township. Harold Ross, Seun Ogun, Peter Teixeira Jr., Mekhi Graves and Kyle Bullard each helped design, […]

Redwood Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 builds signs for environmental center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in the Redwood Elementary School Junior Girl Scout Troop 20091 recently completed a months-long project that is likely to garner them a Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior can receive. In an effort to do something positive for the community, the troop responded to comments made last year […]

Third-grade students attend ‘Instrument Day’ at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents of third-grade students attending recorder concerts, take heart. The hours of practicing “Hot Cross Buns” and attending the prerequisite concert are going to pay off, perhaps sooner than expected. Third-grade students in the West Orange School District took a field trip on May 27 to West Orange High School for […]

Girls on the Run show their strength at the Florham Park Jaycees 5K

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — More than 600 Girls on the Run of New Jersey East participants will run in the Florham Park Jaycees 5K, held at 9 A.M. this Saturday, June 11, at the Holy Family Church in Florham Park. Race proceeds will aid the Jaycees Scholarship Fund benefitting local students, the Billy and Ashley […]

‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood School

‘Bubbles for Autism’ fill the sky at Redwood School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School recognized Autism Awareness Month on April 8 with its annual “Bubbles for Autism” event. Students, faculty, staff, parents and guests joined together to blow bubbles in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. Redwood has several special-needs students, some on the autism spectrum. Special-needs teacher Stacy Forte coordinated the event […]

WO students receive awards in Arts in Education competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seven students in West Orange have received awards from the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association 2016 National PTA Reflections Arts in Education Program. The theme of this year’s competition was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” In December 2015 the NJPTA held the Reflections Art Show at West Orange High School, displaying the […]