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 […]

Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

Come and see what’s cooking at The Rock in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A pollinator garden? An apiary? A soon-to-be orchard, learning space and more? Welcome to The Rock, located on Mt. Pleasant Avenue directly across from Summit Street and right past the West Orange Recycling Center. Not too many people know about The Rock, as it’s fondly called, but they should.  West Orange […]

West Orange HS students earn the Seal of Biliteracy

West Orange HS students earn the Seal of Biliteracy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the 2020-21 school year, 21 West Orange High School students have excelled in multilingual language proficiency and have earned the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy.  “Students earn the Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating English language proficiency on state and local assessments to meet graduation requirements, as well as oral, reading, listening […]

West Orange to celebrate Fourth of July with food trucks, fireworks

West Orange to celebrate Fourth of July with food trucks, fireworks

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, July 4, West Orange will celebrate the Fourth of July in style with festivities featuring food, fun and fireworks, starting at 1 p.m. at West Orange High School campus on Conforti Avenue. Rain date is Monday, July 5; the weather hotline for the event is 973-243-1115. Bring your appetite […]

West Orange educators head off to teach in the Canary Islands

West Orange educators head off to teach in the Canary Islands

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Married West Orange teachers Jennifer and Erik Studnicky are embarking on the dream of a lifetime as they depart in July for a one-year teaching opportunity at the American School of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.  Jennifer Studnicky has worked in the West Orange […]

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 […]

277 students graduate from Liberty Middle School

277 students graduate from Liberty Middle School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — 277 Liberty Middle School graduated 277 eighth-grade students at Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School on June 18. The ceremony was split into two cohorts to keep within pandemic protocols as students sat with their families.  In the streamlined ceremony, the West Orange Mayor’s Award was given to Alexa Dias […]

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 228 students

Roosevelt Middle School graduates 228 students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School graduated 228 students under sunny skies in Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School on June 18.  The ceremony was divided into two cohorts to comply with pandemic guidelines and graduations; students were seated with their families.  Band teacher Roger Bryson performed “America the Beautiful” on his saxophone […]

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