WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WOHS sophomore gathers community for Aug. 15 flag raising to celebrate Indian independence

WO teen honors Indian roots through event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents gathered on the front steps of Town Hall to celebrate Indian Independence Day, raising India’s flag in a ceremony organized by 14–year-old Riya Goel on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The event brought members of West Orange’s Indian community together, something Goel said she hadn’t often seen. “I didn’t think the Indian […]

First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

First Engineering Explorations Summer Camp at WOHS a success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first Engineering Explorations Summer Camp, held July 9 through 27 at West Orange High School, was considered a success by instructors, students and parents alike. “I was beyond pleased with Engineering Explorations,” parent Tracey Palmer said. “STEM concepts were presented and applied in a practical yet captivating manner such that […]

CORESSWC awards $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships

CORESSWC awards $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness awarded $17,090 in financial literacy scholarships to students in grades five through 12, as well as to college students, in a ceremony held at West Orange Township Hall on July 26. CORESWCC founder Maritza Brown welcomed students and parents along with member Nicole […]

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 9 WOHS seniors

Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship awarded to 9 WOHS seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When Donald and Lisa Shauger founded the Timothy Groves Memorial Scholarship with the West Orange Scholarship Fund in 2014, they dreamed it would both make a difference in the lives of West Orange youth and continue to honor the memory of their friend, former West Orange Police Officer Timothy Groves. Four […]

Local poet publishes inaugural book, offers new voice

Local poet publishes inaugural book, offers new voice

WEST ORANGE / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School English teacher and South Orange resident Victor Alcindor recently made his entrance into the publishing world with the release of his first book, “Stand Mute.” The collection of poetry came out of Alcindor’s creative writing classes during his doctoral work at Drew University, when […]

WOHS seniors present at Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology

WOHS seniors present at Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School rising seniors Max Dickman and Morriel Kasher have been participating in the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University, and on July 27, presented to hundreds of invited guests at the program’s research symposium. “The entire group is quite small,” said WOHS […]

West Orange High School launches first summer school session

West Orange High School launches first summer school session

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School launched its first-ever summer school cohort, “The West Orange Public Schools Summer Institute Credit Recovery,” on July 2. The program is free to West Orange residents and includes algebra I, geometry, and English 9 and 10. This summer’s course teachers are Lori Bollotta, Young Kim, Charlene Muldrow […]

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

West Orange School District is looking to build new athletic bubble after the old one collapsed

WOBOE discusses plans for new bubble

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to rebuild and expand the athletic bubble at West Orange High School after a snowstorm caused it to collapse, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and the West Orange Board of Education announced at the July 16 BOE meeting. The bubble is a covering that allows the fields […]

Ailing Mt. Pleasant student passes away

Ailing Mt. Pleasant student passes away

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary student Henry Chang, age 7, passed away on July 21 after a valiant battle with childhood cancer. Henry is survived by his mother, Heather Young, an art teacher at West Orange High School; his father Henry, an instructional aide in the West Orange School District; 5-year-old brother Derrick; […]