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 […]

Garden State Equality rep helps WOSD prepare to implement new state law

Garden State Equality rep helps WOSD prepare to implement new state law

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has begun working with Garden State Equality in preparation for the 2020-21 school year and the implementation of S1569, a new law adopted in New Jersey on Jan. 31 that requires schools to “include instruction, and adopt instructional materials, that accurately portray political, economic and social […]

Roosevelt Middle School donates food to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

Roosevelt Middle School donates food to Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seventh-grade students in teacher Jay Wecht’s class at Roosevelt Middle School greeted Mayor Robert Parisi on Nov. 21 as they boxed up their donations to the Mayor’s Sunshine Fund. The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund provides Thanksgiving baskets to needy families in the West Orange community, and West Orange schools have long-participated by […]

Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

Gregory wins $2K grant from Badlani Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s 12 schools competed in the Nikhil Badlani Foundation’s fundraising competition in the lead-up to the STOP for Nikhil 5K in September, and the winner was crowned at Gregory Elementary School’s PTA meeting on Nov. 13. With $3,680 raised for the NBF, Gregory families and staff won a $2,000 grant […]

CORESWCC recognizes two principals from the Oranges

CORESWCC recognizes two principals from the Oranges

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush and East Orange Campus High School Principal Ronnie Estrict have been named the recipients of the Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness Connection 2019 Financial Literacy Advocacy Award for Teens. Both principals will be recognized at the fourth annual CORESWCC Recognition […]

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 […]

8th grader begins conversation on WOSD dress code

8th grader begins conversation on WOSD dress code

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The dress code and what constitutes a violation to the code in the West Orange School District was brought to the West Orange Board of Education’s attention at its Oct. 7 meeting when a Liberty Middle School eighth-grader and her mother described citations she received a few weeks earlier. Justice Cillo-Smith […]

WOSD to present special community event on teen suicide awareness

WOSD to present special community event on teen suicide awareness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is offering all district parents and the extended community an important opportunity to attend “Raising Resilient Teens in Challenging Times,” a presentation providing information on the warning signs of suicide, on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Place. […]

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