West Orange elementary schools hold ‘clap outs’ for graduating seniors

West Orange elementary schools hold ‘clap outs’ for graduating seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In what has become a new custom for graduating seniors in school districts across the country, West Orange High School students visited their elementary schools on June 17 to be recognized with “clap outs” from students and staff. Hugs, laughter, claps, and even a few tears followed WOHS’ graduating Class of […]

WOEA, WOSF honor Galante bros. for decades of service

WOEA, WOSF honor Galante bros. for decades of service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A combined 84 years of learning, teaching and coaching in the West Orange School District earned brothers Nick Galante and Pat Galante the West Orange Scholarship Fund and West Orange Education Association’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to them at a fundraising reception at the Rock Spring Golf Course on May […]

NJ Safe Routes to School recognizes area schools, towns

NJ Safe Routes to School recognizes area schools, towns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In May, NJ Safe Routes to School recognized various schools and communities in the state that have worked to promote the organization’s mission of enabling and encouraging students to safely walk and bicycle to school. The NJ SRTS Resource Center and New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center assist public officials, […]

West Orange students show pride at annual expo

West Orange students show pride at annual expo

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students displayed their talents at the annual Pride Expo, sponsored by the Essex County Education Association and held at the Livingston Mall from March 15 to 22. The West Orange High School award-winning boys’ and girls’ step teams performed at the opening ceremony on March 15 along with the […]

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 […]

Washington students Skype with popular Scholastic children’s author

Washington students Skype with popular Scholastic children’s author

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Third-grade students at Washington Elementary School were excited to Skype with popular children’s author Lauren Tarshis on Jan. 24. Tarshis is the author of the Scholastic “I Survived” children’s book series. “The kids at Washington School have told me their favorite ‘I Survived’ books are ‘I Survived the Sinking of the […]

West Orange community gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

West Orange community gathers to celebrate Kwanzaa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Friday, Dec. 28, the West Orange African Heritage Organization held its annual Kwanzaa celebration at Washington Elementary School. The celebration was held on the third day of Kwanzaa: Ujima, collective work and responsibility. This year’s theme was “Return, Reclaim, Restore and Rejoice,” for “Return to our roots, Reclaim our forgotten […]

Washington Elementary students participate in ‘Hour of Code’

Washington Elementary students participate in ‘Hour of Code’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Washington Elementary School were part of an international celebration of computer science on Dec. 7 at their “Hour of Code” events. Schools across West Orange and the world participate in “Hour of Code” activities, most taking place during Computer Science Education Week. CSEW is timed to […]

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