Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from preschool through senior year returned to school in West Orange on Sept. 9, many for the first time in nearly 18 months.  Mask protocols were in place in all schools. After months of planning, the district hopes to return to some level of normalcy. Though Hurricane Ida caused some […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 21 end-of-year Board of Education meeting featured its semiannual Parade of Honors recognitions for the notable achievements of staff and students.  Roosevelt Middle School students Rhianna Giuliano and Violet Kohlstein won the Outstanding Community Service Award for their environmental health work; Liberty Middle School students Natalia Feliz, Justin Lopez […]

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

Coming together to support Downtown West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Township boasts a storied history, dating back to the Revolutionary War and before. Downtown West Orange, located along the Main Street corridor from Eagle Rock Avenue to St. Marks and looping along Valley Road, is dotted with unique stores and shops with which perhaps newer residents are not familiar. […]

Keeping West Orange green by planting new trees

Keeping West Orange green by planting new trees

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, May 8, West Orange students joined Councilman Bill Rutherford in handing out 700 trees. The tree recovery event, which took place at Washington and Gregory elementary schools, was organized by Our Green West Orange to replace the trees lost during Superstorm Sandy.

Three JFS volunteers honored with Governor’s Jefferson Awards

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Three volunteers at Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ — Kathryn Maloney, Bob Gebroe and Bruce Tenzer — have been selected as honorees for the 2020 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards. The 2020 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards presentation ceremony and celebration of volunteerism was held virtually on Feb. […]

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

Redwood, Washington receive Safe Streets to School recognition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following on the heels of Kelly Elementary School, Liberty Middle School and West Orange Township, Redwood and Washington elementary schools have received gold and bronze recognition, respectively, from the Safe Routes to School program. The recognition is given in partnership with transportation management agency EZ Ride and in cooperation with West […]

Washington and WOHS school newspapers plan future collaboration

Washington and WOHS school newspapers plan future collaboration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Newspaper staff members from the Washington Elementary School Post and the West Orange High School Pioneer met on Jan. 16 via Google Hangout to brainstorm and plan a future collaboration. “Editors from the Post and the Pioneer began communicating about a month ago in the hopes of collaborating on a piece, […]

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Staff recognitions highlighted the Dec. 9 Board of Education meeting, held in the West Orange High Auditorium. Family, friends and co-workers attended the meeting to celebrate their accomplishments. Recognitions included: The New Jersey Department of Education 2019 Exemplary Educator Award went to Mike Bridge, eighth-grade English teacher at Liberty Middle School; […]

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District social studies supervisor Mike Figueiredo presented the West Orange Board of Education at its Nov. 18 meeting with an update on the social studies curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and shared his vision for the future of the department. Figueiredo said the district’s seven-year […]

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