West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Suicide awareness and intervention information session

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School, located at 36 Gilbert Place, will host a suicide awareness and intervention information session on Monday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Caring Contact will share national and state suicide statistics, highlighting “at risk” groups. They will share details about risk factors for suicide, protective factors and […]

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Senior Night on Oct. 12 recognized Class of 2019 fall athletes while the annual District Band Night welcomed students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools to play with the Marching Mountaineers. Athletes from the football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading, marching band, cross-country, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer […]

Badlani Foundation awards $2K grant to Gregory School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation presented Gregory Elementary School with a $2,000 grant award at the PTA meeting on Oct. 10. The grant award was presented by Sangeeta and Sunil Badlani to Gregory Principal Makeida Estupinan. NBF had issued a challenge to West Orange public schools that the school team raising the […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After finding low levels of legionella bacteria in some water samples from Redwood Elementary School in August, West Orange School District contracted with Garden State Environmental to test all schools and district facilities for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease. According to a Sept. 25 update from the district, testing […]

RMS to hold showing of ‘Screenagers’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School, 36 Gilbert Place in West Orange, will hold a special screening of the film “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the RMS Auditorium. The film explores the challenges both parents and students face in this increasingly digital world where […]

West Orange students head back to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was back to the classroom for West Orange public school students on Sept. 6 and, despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the day visiting the district’s 12 schools, beginning his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff and […]

RMS student attends Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador Summit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eighth-grade Roosevelt Middle School student Makhi Green had the opportunity to attend the Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador Summit in Atlanta, Ga., from July 16 to 19. Green was selected as West Orange’s student ambassador to represent the state of New Jersey. Ambassadors are student leaders who rally other students […]

West Orange mathematics teacher dies at 53

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cynthia Murren Di Giovanna, a former mathematics teacher at Edison Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School and Redwood Elementary School, died suddenly on July 22. She was 53 years old. Di Giovanna spent 15 years teaching in West Orange schools and was the recipient of several accolades for teaching excellence. She served […]

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