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 […]

Local campers learn to protect themselves in cyberspace

CyberCamp teaches Web safety, security

Local campers learn to protect themselves in cyberspace

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Hanging out in a computer lab for a week in the summer might not sound exciting to some, but for the 13 middle schoolers enrolled in the weeklong Air Force Association CyberCamp at the East Orange YMCA’s Capital One Computer Lab and Learning Center, it was an unforgettable experience to see […]

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

Middle school students interview Eric LeGrand and Kim Jones at Write on Sports Camp

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The annual “Write On Sports” Oranges summer journalism camp for middle school students was held from July 5 through 15 at Montclair State University, and continued to facilitate literacy and love of writing for West Orange students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools. Thirty-four students participated in the Oranges Write on […]

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 246 students

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 246 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Two-hundred and forty-six eighth-graders bade farewell to Roosevelt Middle School and hello to high school at their graduation ceremony on June 20, attended by family members and honored guests Superintendent Jeff Rutzky and retiring Assistant Superintendent Donna Rando. Graduating students, parents and guests were greeted by RMS Principal Lionel Hush, who […]

Roosevelt Middle School students meet Eric LeGrand

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School students had the opportunity of a lifetime on June 8 as Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers star football player who has become a voice of inspiration for those with spinal cord injuries, paid them a visit. The RMS students traveled to the West Orange High School Tarnoff Gym […]

Annual Roosevelt Middle School environmental assembly takes stand for Planet Earth

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual environmental assembly at Roosevelt Middle School on May 27 drove home the serious issues of pollution, deforestation, animal endangerment and more through entertaining student musical performances, dances, songs and skits. Seventh- and eighth-grade science teachers Ken Darcy, Karen Gleason, Tracy Gordon, Kimberly Nguyen, Linda Pallazolo, Martine Pope, Pete Tourian […]

District stands by honors program admittance protocol

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange middle school honors program is once again the subject of controversy on the eve of its second year, with many parents voicing concerns about the criteria the school district uses to accept students entering the sixth through eighth grades. Though some parents acknowledged that the transparency issues of […]