West Orange Scholarship Fund, township honor WOHS principal

West Orange Scholarship Fund, township honor WOHS principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore was honored by the West Orange Scholarship Fund for “20-plus years of extraordinary public service to the students of West Orange and our community” in a touching ceremony held at The Rock on June 9. Moore was surrounded by his family, including wife Sarahi […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education’s semiannual Parade of Honors was held on June 6, recognizing faculty, staff and students for service and accomplishments that have underscored the goals and vision of the school district. Interim Superintendent of Schools C. Lauren Schoen greeted award recipients, their family members and community members. […]

West Orange schools honored at NJDCIA awards ceremony

West Orange schools honored at NJDCIA awards ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa Tammone, recent graduate of Montclair State University who interned with the West Orange School District this past school year, and West Orange High School vocal teacher John Hellyer were recognized by the New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Awards during an online ceremony on June 9. The awards are sponsored by […]

At West Orange BOE meetings, community members express concerns about racism

At West Orange BOE meetings, community members express concerns about racism

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students and parents in West Orange expressed concern regarding allegedly racist incidents in the district at several recent Board of Education meetings, after a West Orange High School American history teacher reportedly taught a lesson on how the invention of the cotton gin entrenched slavery in the country by increasing the […]

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

West Orange HS Senior Awards Night distributes scholarships totaling nearly $400,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on June 2, recognizing students for academic successes, athletic achievements, community service and more, and distributing scholarships totaling nearly $400,000. The West Orange Scholarship Fund, overseeing several community scholarships, distributed a record $140,900 to 142 students. Formed in 1923, the fund […]

For first time ever, West Orange HS hoists pride flag

For first time ever, West Orange HS hoists pride flag

WEST ORANGE, NJ — History was made on June 1 at West Orange High School when the LGBTQ pride flag was proudly flown for the first time. School counselor Jaclyn Headlam and Officer Karen Mango of the West Orange Police Department helped to organize the event, while Maj. Joseph Marchesini and cadets from the AFJROTC […]

Math and science honor societies hold induction ceremonies at West Orange HS

Math and science honor societies hold induction ceremonies at West Orange HS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Science National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society at West Orange High School held their annual combined event on May 25, recognizing new inductees and distributing cords to graduating seniors. Both societies worked together to organize the event, which welcomed guest speaker Dr. David Straker, […]

West Orange HS fine arts teacher receives Governor’s Award

West Orange HS fine arts teacher receives Governor’s Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School theater educator Wendy Mapes has been awarded the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teacher of Theater by the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey. Mapes received the award on May 26 in Trenton.  Established in 1980, the Governor’s Awards in Arts Education program celebrates […]