Roosevelt MS to present ‘The Addams Family’

Roosevelt MS to present ‘The Addams Family’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School will present its annual spring musical, “The Addams Family Jr.,” on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the school, located at 36 Gilbert Place. The musical centers around creator Charles Addams’ quirky and macabre family: Gomez, […]

Roosevelt Middle School holds Invention Convention

Roosevelt Middle School holds Invention Convention

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School held its seventh-grade Invention Convention on March 28, amazing and impressing staff, parents and family members with unique designs and innovations. Student creations were judged by seventh-grade science teachers Tracy Gordon, Karen Gleason, Kim Nguyen and Julian Rodriguez. The following questions were included on the score sheet used […]

Nikhil Badlani Foundation teens teach traffic safety

Nikhil Badlani Foundation teens teach traffic safety

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Advocates from the Nikhil Badlani Foundation Youth Advisory Board presented an interactive information session on traffic safety to middle school students at Liberty School on March 20 and Roosevelt School on March 27. With the support of the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, the NBFYAB was formed in November 2018 to provide teens […]

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

Student artists celebrated at Hall of Records in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Art Educators of New Jersey welcomed 103 students from throughout Essex County to the Hall of Records for the AENJ student art exhibit on March 21. During the month of March, the first-floor lobby of the Hall of Records was transformed into a student […]

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

District jazz concert swings at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual district jazz concert, held Feb. 26 at West Orange High School, showcased the talents of music students excelling in jazz from grades six through 12. The Edison Knights, Roosevelt Roughriders and Liberty Lion jazz bands performed several numbers with student solos highlighted throughout. Sixth-grade guitarist Jack Kimmel stunned the […]

Expert speaks on CO2 in WOSD

BOE hears recommendations to lower carbon dioxide levels in schools

Expert speaks on CO2 in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation about the carbon dioxide levels in the district’s schools at its Jan. 28 meeting, when a consultant updated board members and the public about the air quality at West Orange High School. The rest of the schools were also tested, and it […]

‘Transition to High School’ meeting informs, supports

‘Transition to High School’ meeting informs, supports

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Incoming freshman and their parents received critical information and support from Director of Student Personnel Services and School Counseling Cheryl Butler and guidance counselors Margaret Fahey and Olivia del Spina at the Jan. 8 “Transition to High School” presentation. “I cannot stress enough how important signing up for Naviance is,” Butler […]

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to the caring students in West Orange schools. For the past few years, students and teachers have created beautiful and unique handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after WOHS Class of […]

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