COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

Township, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and schools have moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March 19, […]

West Orange School District aids in 2020 Census effort

West Orange School District aids in 2020 Census effort

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is raising awareness of the 2020 Census, especially during Statistics in Schools Week, which ran March 2 through 6. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Eveny de Mendez has worked with her team of educators to implement directed communication strategies that will help the West Orange […]

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual McDonald’s Salutes Faces of Black History Tour made an appearance at Roosevelt Middle School on Feb. 18. The tour is a free performance, month-long tour consisting of a talented five-member cast that travels to local schools to teach children about the influential figures of black history through music.  […]

Liberty Middle School art teacher receives national award

Liberty Middle School art teacher receives national award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School art teacher Kristy Lopez has been awarded the Claire Flanagan Memorial Award, the top national award for New Jersey’s Youth Art Month; Flanagan founded Youth Art Month more than 50 years ago. Lopez is Youth Art Month co-chairwoman with Karen Mannino, an art teacher at George Washington Elementary […]

WO students and counselors recognized for ‘Locker Slam’

WO students and counselors recognized for ‘Locker Slam’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students and Student Assistance Counselors Amadeo Chirichiello and Jacklyn Headlam were recognized at the Jan. 27 Board of Education meeting for their participation in the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking “Locker Slam” project. In recognition of January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month,” students received stickers from […]

Superintendent gives report on progress for diversity, access and equity in district

Superintendent gives report on progress for diversity, access and equity in district

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent Scott Cascone and Assistant Superintendent Eveny de Mendez gave members of the West Orange Board of Education an update on the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee at the board’s Jan. 27 meeting. The committee, formed last year, comprises parents, staff members and administrators who brainstorm about changes the district can […]

TC honors former Board of Ed members at meeting

TC honors former Board of Ed members at meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council honored former Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson at the council’s Jan. 22 meeting. Both Mordecai and Robertson chose not to run for re-election and ended their service on the BOE this winter. Council President Michelle Casalino, who herself previously served on the […]

Tunnicliffe, Rothstein sworn in at BOE reorg meeting

Tunnicliffe, Rothstein sworn in at BOE reorg meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 6, swearing in new board members Jennifer Tunnicliffe and Gary Rothstein. Ken Alper was elected board president and Terry Trigg-Scales as vice president for the 2020 school year. The following board assignments were approved: Tunnicliffe and Rothstein to the […]

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students, community members, and outgoing Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson were recognized at the Dec. 16 meeting, held at West Orange High School. The Dec. 16 was Mordecai and Robertson’s final meeting as board members. The parade of honors included: Gregory School’s Gabrielle Flippen for being a […]

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; […]

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