Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange–West Orange Chapter of UNICO National recently held its 46th annual Sports Award Breakfast to honor the high school athletes who are unsung heroes from local schools in Orange and West Orange. Students honored are from West Orange High School, Orange High School, Golda Och Academy and Seton Hall Preparatory […]

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earth Hour isn’t happening until March 28, but West Orange kicked it off two weeks early at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, with West Orange High School and Liberty Middle School students showing off their environmentally friendly projects on March 11. The presentations were held in advance of Earth Hour, […]

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 […]

WOAC exhibit showcases advanced high school artists

WOAC exhibit showcases advanced high school artists

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Through a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, the West Orange Arts Center’s latest show features rising stars of West Orange’s arts community, from Saturday, March 7, through Sunday, March 29. A reception will take place Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

Help West Orange kick off Earth Hour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In preparation for Earth Hour, the West Orange Environmental Commission will hold a kick-off event on Wednesday, March 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St. in West Orange. Earth Hour is an annual event from the World Wildlife Federation in which communities around the […]

Three WOHS musicians perform with N.J. All-State Band

Three WOHS musicians perform with N.J. All-State Band

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange High School musicians performed with the New Jersey All-State Concert Band at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Feb. 23. They were: trumpeter Stanley Lim, euphonium player Matthew Veal and percussionist Vincent Egan. Hundreds of talented students from across the state underwent the rigorous audition process for acceptance […]

WOHS delegation attends Pan Africanism lecture with Newark mayor

WOHS delegation attends Pan Africanism lecture with Newark mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Student representatives from the West Orange High School Unity Club, Student Council and African American Heritage Club attended the ninth annual Garvey/Nkrumah Lecture Series on Feb. 19, featuring Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. West Orange resident Akil Khalfani, director of the Africana Institute and associate professor of sociology at Essex County College, […]

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WOHS senior commits to West Point prep school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Jonathan Roberson has committed to West Point Military Academy Preparatory School. Cadets committing to the prep school spend one year honing their academic and athletic skills and then enter the military academy. “Before I could remember, the military has been a big influence in my life,” […]

WOHS step teams will head to national competition

WOHS step teams will head to national competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ab-Salute, the West Orange High School boys step team, and Nu Theta Omega, the girls step team, took first and fourth place, respectively, at the Youth Step USA New Jersey Regional High School Stepping Championship, held Feb. 15 at West Orange High School. Both teams will now compete at the 2020 […]

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