West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District recognized Green Ribbon Week, held Sept. 19-23, in an effort to educate young people about ways to maintain good mental health practices, encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with young people, and make conversations about mental health as common as conversations about physical […]

Joyful Diwali celebration held at West Orange High School

Joyful Diwali celebration held at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A light-hearted and joyful Diwali celebration was held at West Orange High School on Sept. 25, organized by United Asian Voices of West Orange. The light rain that fell for a portion of the event did not deter the colorful and animated Bollywood and cultural performances, including mother-daughter team team Saayani […]

West Orange BOE approves new principal for West Orange High School

West Orange BOE approves new principal for West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Oscar Guerrero, a West Orange resident and current principal of Memorial High School in West New York, N.J., was approved as the new principal of West Orange High School during the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 19. Guerrero will take the reins beginning Nov. 20 as current Principal Hayden Moore […]

West Orange HS Marching Mountaineers debut 2022 routine

West Orange HS Marching Mountaineers debut 2022 routine

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning Marching Mountaineers debuted their 2022 routine, “Postcards from New York,” during the West Orange High School game opener on Sept. 16. The Marching Mountaineers staff includes band director Lewis Kelly; associate band director Erin Lagatic; assistant band directors Michael Denburg, Christina Doherty and Katie Westerlund; Nasir Foster and Kaitlin […]

West Orange High School celebrates Senior Fun Day

West Orange High School celebrates Senior Fun Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The weather was picture-perfect for the West Orange High School Class of 2023’s Senior Fun Day, held Sept. 16 on the Conforti campus. Rides, inflatables, games, shirts, face painting, temporary tattoos, popcorn and more greeted the seniors. Photos Courtesy of Andrew Guglielmo and Cynthia Cumming

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly 1,300 staff members from the West Orange School District gathered together for a first-of-its-kind “Infinite Possibilities” celebration on Sept. 1 to provide an uplifting start to the school year. The award-winning Marching Mountaineers made an appearance to perform “We Are the Champions” and members of the boys step team danced […]

CJ Morgan Foundation meets $50,000 fundraising goal

CJ Morgan Foundation meets $50,000 fundraising goal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The fourth annual CJ Morgan Foundation golf outing and brunch reached its $50,000 goal to ultimately provide a $100,000 endowment to West Point at an event held at Rock Spring Golf Club on Aug. 29. The endowment is in memory of Christopher “CJ” Morgan, a beloved member of the West Orange […]

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While parents and students are rushing around to get supplies together for the coming school year, so are teachers. In the West Orange School District, teachers from across the district have created Amazon wish lists containing various items expected to enhance the learning experience for students during the upcoming school year. […]

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