BOE commends students and staff for myriad accomplishments

BOE commends students and staff for myriad accomplishments

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 3 Board of Education meeting highlighted the accomplishments of students and staff in the West Orange School District from January through June. Twenty-five different commendations were distributed for a wide variety of academic, faculty and sports successes. Students and faculty members were honored for the following achievements: Liberty Middle […]

Holocaust survivor visits Roosevelt Middle School

Holocaust survivor visits Roosevelt Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Holocaust survivor and West Orange resident Fran Malkin visited Roosevelt Middle School on May 22 to share her memories of a dark time in history, along with an excerpt from the documentary chronicling her experiences, “No. 4 Street of Our Lady.” “Once you’ve experienced Fran’s story you will never forget — […]

WOBOE seeks community input for superintendent search

WOBOE seeks community input for superintendent search

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On March 25, the West Orange Board of Education approved R-Pat Solutions LLC as the firm that will conduct the superintendent search. The board is now seeking input from the West Orange community and will be holding a series of meetings to discuss what qualities and skills stakeholders want to see […]

BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez presented the West Orange Board of Education with an update on the curriculum change for the middle school math program and the elementary school English-language arts program at the April 8 BOE meeting. De Mendez also updated the BOE on the middle school honors program, after […]

WO community to remember Zaccaro on Arbor Day

WO community to remember Zaccaro on Arbor Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange community will gather on Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, to celebrate Arbor Day. At this event, Mayor Robert D. Parisi, the West Orange Township Council, the West Orange Board of Education and all LMS students will dedicate a tree in […]

District presents budget to BOE

Preliminary budget to raise taxes by $151 per year for average homeowner

District presents budget to BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez and Business Administrator John Calavano presented the West Orange School District’s 2019-2020 preliminary budget to the West Orange Board of Education at its March 25 meeting, sharing the budget before submitting it to the county for approval on March 26. The district’s total operating budget for […]

West Orange student honored as ‘Unsung Hero’

West Orange student honored as ‘Unsung Hero’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County School Boards Association honored 27 of the county’s high school seniors at its annual “Unsung Heroes Student Recognition Program,” held March 14 at Liberty Middle School in West Orange. “In my role as president of the Essex County School Boards Association, we brought the Student Recognition Program ‘Unsung […]

WOBOE hears 2017-18 district audit

WOBOE hears 2017-18 district audit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was presented the district audit for the year 2017-2018 at its March 11 meeting, hearing several recommendations for how to improve in the future. The audit was presented by Donna Japhet, a partner at the firm Lerch, Vinci & Higgins. Japhet said the audit would […]

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore presented a plan to change the traffic patterns around the school, making morning drop-off safer for students, staff and parents at the Feb. 25 West Orange Board of Education meeting. Moore and the high school administration worked with the West Orange Police Department to […]

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