Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

Celebrating MLK Jr. Day in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission will host the township’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at West Orange High School Auditorium, located at 51 Conforti Ave.  The keynote speaker will be Maurice Stinnett, the first black male vice president of diversity and […]

Students receive awards at FCCLA competition

Students receive awards at FCCLA competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Several West Orange High School students from the Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America Club attended the annual Fall State Leadership Conference in Edison and returned with medals. The theme of this year’s conference was “Action for a Better World.” Students competed against other schools in several areas of family […]

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

West Orange High School percussion band performs at Juilliard

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Percussion Ensemble had the incredible opportunity to perform at Juilliard School of Music on Dec. 14 during the Juilliard Pre-College Inaugural Percussion Ensemble Festival. The ensemble performs under the direction of Michael Denburg. In addition to West Orange, Mantra Youth Percussion, Percussion on the Sound, […]

WO native heads to Thailand with Peace Corps

WO native heads to Thailand with Peace Corps

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Matthew Eng has a few more finals and three weeks at home before he gets on a plane to Thailand to spend two years there. The 21-year-old West Orange native will be a Youth in Development volunteer with the Peace Corps on Jan. 8, just after he graduates from George Washington […]

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Staff recognitions highlighted the Dec. 9 Board of Education meeting, held in the West Orange High Auditorium. Family, friends and co-workers attended the meeting to celebrate their accomplishments. Recognitions included: The New Jersey Department of Education 2019 Exemplary Educator Award went to Mike Bridge, eighth-grade English teacher at Liberty Middle School; […]

Moore changes the culture at WOHS, grows leaders to change the world

Moore changes the culture at WOHS, grows leaders to change the world

By Cynthia Cumming / Correspondent  WEST ORANGE, NJ — When West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore received the “Administrator of the Year” award Oct. 8 from the New Jersey Association of Student Councils for the 2019-20 school year, his recognition was celebrated by students, staff, parents and the community at large. This came as no […]

West Orange schools create 1,000 cards for troops

West Orange schools create 1,000 cards for troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students and community members across West Orange took a few moments to create beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards for active-duty servicepersons deployed or stationed away during the holiday season around the world, resulting in nearly 1,000 reminders of love and support. In addition to the cards from West Orange, neighboring towns […]

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District social studies supervisor Mike Figueiredo presented the West Orange Board of Education at its Nov. 18 meeting with an update on the social studies curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and shared his vision for the future of the department. Figueiredo said the district’s seven-year […]

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Once again, the West Orange community rallied to provide Thanksgiving meals to struggling families.  The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund distributed more than 120 baskets that included turkeys and trimmings, and West Orange Public Schools collected nonperishable food items for the fund. The Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry was able to purchase turkeys […]