West Orange organization holds Black Lives Matter demonstration

West Orange organization holds Black Lives Matter demonstration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, Aug. 28, some 40 residents of West Orange lined Northfield Avenue with “Black Lives Matter” signs. The peaceful event was organized by the West Orange African Heritage Organization.  It has been more than a year since police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, sparking outrage, protests, marches and calls […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 21 end-of-year Board of Education meeting featured its semiannual Parade of Honors recognitions for the notable achievements of staff and students.  Roosevelt Middle School students Rhianna Giuliano and Violet Kohlstein won the Outstanding Community Service Award for their environmental health work; Liberty Middle School students Natalia Feliz, Justin Lopez […]

WOSD plans for full-time in-person lessons in the fall

WOSD plans for full-time in-person lessons in the fall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the West Orange School District’s safe–return-to-schools plan for the fall at its June 21 meeting, planning for the full reopening of the district and the first normal school year since the COVID-19 pandemic closed the buildings in March 2020. The plan was submitted […]

WOSD, WOAHO recognize Anna Easter Brown during Juneteenth celebration

WOSD, WOAHO recognize Anna Easter Brown during Juneteenth celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 19, the Library Media Center at West Orange High School was filled with fashionable women of all ages dressed in shades of pink and green, celebrating not only the unveiling of the portrait of West Orange–born educator Anna Easter Brown, but the day itself. The West Orange School District […]

WOAHO to celebrate Juneteenth, honor Anna Easter Brown

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization, in partnership with the West Orange Board of Education, will honor historical figure Anna Easter Brown, a West Orange native, on Saturday, June 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at West Orange High School’s Library and Media Center, 51 Conforti Ave.  Brown graduated from West […]

West Orange School District seeks community/staff input on district goals

West Orange School District seeks community/staff input on district goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is seeking community and district staff input to develop its 2021-2022 district goals.  District goals are the major focus for the year. According to the district, the opinions of the community matter and will influence priorities and long-range planning. A survey has been distributed to assist […]