St. Cloud welcomes storyteller Queen Nur for BHM

St. Cloud welcomes storyteller Queen Nur for BHM

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Karen Abdul-Malik, better known to appreciative audiences as “Queen Nur,” enraptured students at St. Cloud Elementary School on Feb. 22 with her captivating storytelling program, “Sweet Potato Pie and Such.” The visit was part of St. Cloud’s Black History Month celebrations, which lasted throughout February. The program features Queen Nur and […]

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 […]

St. Cloud Elementary celebrates annual Diversity Night

St. Cloud Elementary celebrates annual Diversity Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — St. Cloud Elementary School held its annual Diversity Night on Jan. 25, much to the delight of students and families. The annual event highlights the diversity of West Orange as families bring dishes that reflect their cultural heritage. A small entrance fee supports the PTA. After checking in with their dishes […]

Ready, set, go! Pinewood Derby thrills

And they’re off! Cub Scouts show creative skills at derby

Ready, set, go! Pinewood Derby thrills

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Cub Scout Pack 107 turned the St. Cloud Elementary School Gymnasium into a racetrack Jan. 26 to host the annual Pinewood Derby race, giving the Scouts a chance to show off how fast their handmade wooden cars could roll down a wooden track. Eighteen winners were crowned — three […]

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 […]

Santa to visit West Orange schools

Santa to visit West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Every year, Santa Claus tours the various neighborhoods of West Orange just after Thanksgiving to “ring in the season.” This year’s event will be Sunday, Nov. 25. In past years the tour wound its way through various neighborhoods in town, but this year’s Santa Tour has scheduled stops at each of […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

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 […]

West Orange students head back to school

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 […]

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