Year of the Rabbit is celebrated at West Orange High School Lunar Gala

Year of the Rabbit is celebrated at West Orange High School Lunar Gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Year of the Rabbit was celebrated by the West Orange community on Jan. 20 in an evening of entertainment by middle and high school students. The event, which also served as a fundraiser for the World Languages Scholarship Fund, was sponsored by West Orange High School, the Chinese Club and […]

West Orange BOE recognizes local 2022-23 Governor’s Educators of the Year

West Orange BOE recognizes local 2022-23 Governor’s Educators of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education recognized its 2022-2023 Governor’s Educators of the Year honorees during its Jan. 23 meeting at West Orange High School. The Governor’s Educator of the Year Program highlights educational innovation, student achievement, exemplary teaching and important services outside the classroom environment that lead to student success. […]

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

Local food pantry gives thanks for generous West Orange community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a year filled with challenges, the Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry was able to provide more than 400 turkeys and Thanksgiving side bags to needy families via its distribution on Nov. 21 and 22, mainly due to the generosity of the West Orange community. “Don’t believe the naysayers that have […]

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While parents and students are rushing around to get supplies together for the coming school year, so are teachers. In the West Orange School District, teachers from across the district have created Amazon wish lists containing various items expected to enhance the learning experience for students during the upcoming school year. […]

West Orange middle schoolers learn about the story behind ‘Defiance’

West Orange middle schoolers learn about the story behind ‘Defiance’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On the eve of Yom Hashoah, the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Rachel Bielski Cayne and Jessica Bielski Akhavan spoke to David Perez’s Roosevelt Middle School history class about their grandfather Zus Bielski and the partisan Bielski Brigade’s heroic efforts that rescued 1,200 Jews in the Novgorod forest during Wolrd War II. The […]

West Orange middle schoolers hear from Liza Wiemer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

West Orange middle schoolers hear from Liza Wiemer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Liberty and Roosevelt Middle Schools recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 6 with a visit from Liza Wiemer, author of “The Assignment,” which is based on a true story.  Wiemer’s website describes the book: “Senior Year. When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of students […]

Close of Lunar New Year celebrated at West Orange High School

Close of Lunar New Year celebrated at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year as it is also known, was celebrated in style in a diverse program held at West Orange High School on Feb. 15 that was sponsored by the school district and United Asian Voices of West Orange. United Asian Voices was formed in response […]

West Orange schools receive $14,500 grant for Italian language program

West Orange schools receive $14,500 grant for Italian language program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Italian language program in the West Orange School District has been named the recipient of a $14,500 grant from the Italian American Committee on Education. The education materials grant will be distributed to West Orange High School, Liberty Middle School and Roosevelt Middle School for use in the Italian language […]

West Orange Elks to hold annual hoops contest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Elks will hold its annual Elks Hoop Shoot Contest for children ages 8 to 13 on Sunday, Nov. 28, in the Roosevelt Middle School gym, 36 Gilbert Place in West Orange. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the contest begins at 2 p.m. The contest is free; each contestant […]

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