Governor remembers beloved WOHS coach Joe Suriano

Governor remembers beloved WOHS coach Joe Suriano

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy remembered beloved West Orange High School coach and teacher Joe Suriano in a broadcasted tribute on Friday, Sept. 18. Suriano retired on Jan. 29, 2016, as teachers and staff lined the halls of West Orange High School. A scholarship in his name was founded that same year and […]

West Orange High School football looks to state championship

West Orange High School football looks to state championship

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School football is looking to the state championship this season, and this could be the year they do it. During last week’s practice, Rich Chrampanis of New Jersey Sports Zone was on hand to interview head coach Darnell Grant and West Orange’s own version of the Four Horsemen […]

A good virtual first day of school in West Orange

A good virtual first day of school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Months of planning and preparation were put to the test on Sept. 14 when West Orange schools opened virtually for students in grades K through 12 and, by most accounts, things went smoothly. One parent noted, “My WOHS freshman had a great first day. From what I’m seeing/hearing from other districts, […]

Students, staff prepared for West Orange schools’ opening

Students, staff prepared for West Orange schools’ opening

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students and staff are preparing for a unique start to the semester via Zoom and in-person orientations. West Orange High School hosted its freshman orientations a few weeks ago, following safety protocols. The orientations serve as a way to begin integrating students new to schools and create connections for […]

WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation from the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee at its Aug. 31 meeting. Acting Chairwoman Kimya Jackson, the assistant principal at Redwood Elementary School, said that during the summer the committee created a student survey focused on race. Students will take the survey […]

STOP for Nikhil wherever you are this year

STOP for Nikhil wherever you are this year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — September in West Orange usually sees hundreds of people gather at West Orange High School for the annual STOP for Nikhil 5K Run and 3K Walk organized by the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, an event to honor Nikhil Badlani, a West Orange middle school student who died in a car crash in […]

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

Mountain HS Class of ’64 holds virtual reunion

Mountain HS Class of ’64 holds virtual reunion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In 2014, the West Orange Mountain High School Class of 1964 held its 50-year reunion at West Orange High School. Now that a site-based reunion is not possible, a member of that class wondered if it would be possible for his boomer classmates to attend, and enjoy, an online reunion.  So, […]

WOHS alumnus to be ordained as Episcopal priest

WOHS alumnus to be ordained as Episcopal priest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2012 graduate Raul Ausa will be ordained as an Episcopal priest by Bishop Carlye J. Hughes. He currently serves as a deacon and is working with the diocesan staff in Newark through Aug. 31. The diversity of West Orange schools is demonstrated not only culturally, […]

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