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.

NJ law mandates up to 20 min. of recess

WO School District looks at schedules, policies to ensure compliance with new state recess law

NJ law mandates up to 20 min. of recess

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed New Jersey’s new recess legislation and how the law will affect the school day at each of the district’s seven elementary schools at its Aug. 27 meeting at West Orange High School. The law, P.L. 2018, c. 73, which was signed by Gov. Phil […]

Three to run for two open seats on WOBOE

BOE election to see three challengers, no incumbents

Three to run for two open seats on WOBOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Election season in West Orange is going to be exciting. Not only will residents be voting for two open seats on the West Orange Township Council and for mayor, but residents will have three challengers to consider for two open seats on the Board of Education. On Election Day, Nov. 6, […]

Estupiñan named new principal of Gregory Elementary School

Estupiñan named new principal of Gregory Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Makeida Estupiñan has been named the new principal of Gregory Elementary School following Board of Education approval on July 16. Estupiñan, the former assistant principal at Gregory, will replace retiring Principal Michele Thompson beginning Sept. 1. Estupiñan was selected from a broad field of candidates during multiple levels of interviews with […]

BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

BOE pleased to see increase in state aid

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District will be receiving $3.5 million in state aid, Board of Education member Sandra Mordecai announced at the BOE meeting on July 16. The funding comes after years of advocating for increased state aid and for implementation of the School Funding Reform Act, a 2008 law that […]

Grace period for WO taxes extended

Grace period for WO taxes extended

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The third-quarter tax bills for West Orange were mailed out July 30 and are now available online for payment. Due to the delay in sending out the bills, the grace period for the third-quarter payment has been extended to Tuesday, Aug. 28. Payments must be received in the tax office no […]

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