Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

After unanimous Board of Ed. vote on Oct. 19, Rutzky ceases being WO superintendent that midnight

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education approved a separation agreement with Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky at a special meeting Oct. 19, in which Rutzky agreed to voluntarily resign effective at midnight that evening. Complying with state law, Rutzky will be paid three months’ salary for each year remaining on his contract, which […]

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

Candidates warn against schools becoming like prisons

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The three candidates running for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education participated in a debate to discuss the issues facing West Orange School District on Oct. 11. Held at West Orange High School and hosted by the West Orange Council of PTAs, challengers Terry Trigg-Scales, Jeremias […]

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

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 […]

WOHS seniors named Board of Education student liaisons

WOHS seniors named Board of Education student liaisons

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Aarushi Bhatnagar and Sessina Dani have been named as the first-ever student liaisons to the West Orange Board of Education. The two will attend board meetings, provide input, and present student reports to the board and public. Bhatnagar is an active member of the West Orange […]

Homecoming king and queen crowned as WO tops CHS 44-7

Homecoming king and queen crowned as WO tops CHS 44-7

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a balmy night Sept. 21 in Suriano Stadium as the West Orange High School Mountaineers defeated the Columbia Cougars 44-7 and the Class of 2019 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned. The annual crowning of the Homecoming king and queen highlighted the halftime activities. In “one of the closest […]

WOBOE meeting moved to Wednesday

WOBOE meeting moved to Wednesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Please be advised that the Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24, has been changed to Wednesday, Sept. 26. The meeting location and time remains the same. The BOE’s public session will be held at the West Orange High School Library Media Center, 51 Conforti Ave., at 8 p.m.

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