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. […]

RMS library gets donation to buy more sports nonfiction

RMS library gets donation to buy more sports nonfiction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Roosevelt Middle School Library is swimming in books about sports, thanks to media specialist Meara Franowicz’s request for donations and an extra $419 from Sonic Drive-in, after the company launched a matching donations program in May in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month. Franowicz was reevaluating the collection of books at […]

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

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

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

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 […]