Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In preparation for Earth Hour, the West Orange Environmental Commission will hold a kick-off event on Wednesday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Earth Hour is an annual event from the World Wildlife Federation in which communities around the […]

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual McDonald’s Salutes Faces of Black History Tour made an appearance at Roosevelt Middle School on Feb. 18. The tour is a free performance, month-long tour consisting of a talented five-member cast that travels to local schools to teach children about the influential figures of black history through music.  […]

WO man medals at Special Olympics

WO man medals at Special Olympics

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eleven years after he learned how to ski, Jordan Cohn took home two medals in the sport at the Special Olympics Winter Games at Mountain Creek ski resort. The 21-year-old West Orange native, who was classified as being on the autism spectrum when he was 3 years old, started training for […]

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

Three Essex County schools receive grants for greener classrooms

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Forty-two New Jersey public schools and districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association. Twelve $10,000 grants and thirty $2,000 grants were distributed to support a variety of projects including hydroponic garden towers, outdoor classrooms, school gardens, water bottle refilling stations, school wellness […]

Scholarship fund to be established in memory of Jodey Teller

Scholarship fund to be established in memory of Jodey Teller

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In memory of Jodey Teller, who died Dec. 25, the West Orange Scholarship Fund, along with Teller’s family and friends, are creating a scholarship in her honor to help future generations of West Orange students. Teller and her husband, Charles, lived in West Orange for more than 30 years, raising their […]

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 […]

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