BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education postponed a vote on the English Language Learners Program at its May 21 meeting, after board members decided they want to hear more feedback from parents and community members about the program changes proposed by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Eveny de Mendez and world language […]

WOCC honors top community members

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Awards Dinner at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on May 9, honoring the hotel as the Business of the Year in addition to handing out awards for Educator of the Year, Police Officers of the Year and Firefighters of the Year. Philip […]

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

Rotary donates money to 23 nonprofits

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Continuing its tradition of providing financial support to worthy organizations, the West Orange Rotary Club gifted nearly $20,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations at its annual Community Service Awards Luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 16. The funds for the awards, ranging in amounts from $350 to $2,500, were raised through the […]

St. Cloud School holds Dr. Seuss STEM activities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange elementary schools not only participated in Read Across America activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but several schools also held science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges as well. St. Cloud Elementary School combined elements of Dr. Seuss’ books into STEM-related activities. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students participated in age-appropriate activities […]

St. Cloud fifth-graders serve as safety patrol and peer leaders

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fifth-grade students in the West Orange School District’s seven elementary schools have the privilege of serving as safety patrol and peer leaders. This is a responsibility taken seriously by the principals, teachers and students. Safety patrol students are selected by their teachers and principal to assist younger students to and from […]

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

Betty Maddalena Foundation donates Stand2Learn desks to WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Betty Maddalena Foundation, formed in 2011 following the death of beloved West Orange educator Betty Maddalena, has donated 63 Stand2Learn desks at a cost of $14,000 throughout all schools in the district. The initiative was begun by Christine Aker, a learning disabilities teacher consultant in West Orange who is also […]

West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ — All 11 schools in the West Orange School District once again answered the call to create holiday cards for the troops with a resounding “yes,” as more than 1,000 cards were recently sent out to troops around the world. “We Love Our Heroes,” a local group comprised of friends and parishioners […]

WO fifth-grader gets chance to defend his title

NUTLEY, NJ — The annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw North Central District Finals were Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Nutley Recreation Center. West Orange St. Cloud fifth-grader Gabriel Strassman took first place in the 10- and 11-year-old boys group. Gabriel advances to the state competition, to be held Feb. 12, where he will defend […]

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

West Orange schools recognize ‘Week of Respect’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange schools commemorated the New Jersey state-mandated “Week of Respect” Oct. 3 through 7 with a series of events meant to create self-acceptance and respect for others. Following the passage of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act in 2010, with amendments in 2011, a new series of Harassment, Intimidation and […]