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 […]

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

West Orange School District is looking to build new athletic bubble after the old one collapsed

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to rebuild and expand the athletic bubble at West Orange High School after a snowstorm caused it to collapse, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and the West Orange Board of Education announced at the July 16 BOE meeting. The bubble is a covering that allows the fields […]

BOE votes to join Fair Funding Action Committee

BOE votes to join Fair Funding Action Committee

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Board of Education voted unanimously at its June 18 meeting on a resolution to join the Fair Funding Action Committee, a school-funding activist organization, in an effort to bring more funding to the students of West Orange. Joining the committee will allow the West Orange School District to connect with […]

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

High school confers diplomas on 524 graduating seniors on June 21 at Codey Arena commencement

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The seats of the Richard J. Codey Arena were packed with family and friends of the 2018 graduating class of West Orange High School on Thursday, June 21. Their cheers and applause echoed throughout the arena as the seniors walked onto the transformed hockey rink, united with their blue caps and […]

Phase I of ‘Legacy Walkway Project’ unveiled at WOHS

Phase I of ‘Legacy Walkway Project’ unveiled at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first phase of the ongoing “Legacy Walkway Project” was unveiled at West Orange High School as the community gathered to celebrate on June 11. The West Orange High School PTA created the ongoing project to raise funds for the high school. Mayor Robert Parisi, Principal Hayden Moore, Board of Education […]

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange. The upgrades to the intersection will enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near West Orange High School and make it easier […]