District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual District Band Night returned to West Orange High School on Oct. 15 as students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools joined forces with the award-winning Mountaineer marching band. Middle school band teachers Joe Romano, Ryan Krewer and Roger Bryson, along with high school band teachers Lew Kelly, Erin […]

West Orange High School crowns its ‘Homecoming Royalty’

West Orange High School crowns its ‘Homecoming Royalty’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Kiley Capstraw and Ayush Narain were selected as the first-ever “Homecoming Royalty” during the West Orange–Montclair football game in Suriano Stadium on Oct. 15. After discussions with WOHS students, faculty and administration, the WOHS Class of 2022 elected their top two choices for “Homecoming Royalty,” rather […]

Eighth Annual WOHS Marching Band Invitational delights crowd

Eighth Annual WOHS Marching Band Invitational delights crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The eighth annual West Orange High School Marching Band Invitational, held on Oct. 9 in Suriano Stadium at WOHS, entertained crowds throughout the day as Class A, AA, AAA and AAAA bands performed. The invitational welcomed bands in the New Jersey Marching Band Directors Association circuit, sending the competition season into […]

Meet the nominees for West Orange HS ‘Homecoming Royalty’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After many discussions with students, faculty and administration at West Orange High School, the WOHS Class of 2022 will elect their top two choices for “Homecoming Royalty,” rather than electing a king and queen. WOHS is making the move to a gender-neutral, nonbinary selection be more inclusive of the diverse student […]

West Orange remembers former student during Suicide Prevention Month

West Orange remembers former student during Suicide Prevention Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A serenity bench honoring the memory of Zach Massader was dedicated in a brief ceremony at the senior courtyard of West Orange High School on Sept. 24. Massader was a former student who committed suicide in 2018. The effort was spearheaded by Councilwoman Tammy Williams working closely with Abdel and Lauren […]

STOP for Nikhil exceeds $50,000 fundraising goal

STOP for Nikhil exceeds $50,000 fundraising goal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thirteen-year-old Ronan Carter finished first overall and the Nikhil Badlani Foundation surpassed its $50,000 fundraising goal as the 11th annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run returned to Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School in person on Sept. 19 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to go virtual last year. The […]

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from preschool through senior year returned to school in West Orange on Sept. 9, many for the first time in nearly 18 months.  Mask protocols were in place in all schools. After months of planning, the district hopes to return to some level of normalcy. Though Hurricane Ida caused some […]

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