Gardens aglow at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Gardens aglow at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

MONTCLAIR, NJ — West Orange High School will participate in the Gardens Aglow Pumpkin Carving event along with other Essex County high schools at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave. in Montclair, on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.

WOBOE candidates debate scheduled for Oct. 24

WOBOE candidates debate scheduled for Oct. 24

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange African Heritage Organization and Maplewood-Oranges branch of the NAACP will hold a debate for West Orange Board of Education candidates on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the West Orange High School Media Center, 51 Conforti Ave. For more information, contact WOAHO President Althia Tweiten […]

West Orange holds fifth annual District Band Night

West Orange holds fifth annual District Band Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — More than 75 elementary and middle school students joined with the West Orange High School Marching Band on Oct. 11 for the fifth annual District Band Night, held under the lights at Suriano Stadium. Musicians from West Orange elementary and middle schools were grouped according to their instruments with Marching Band […]

WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2007 alumnus Dr. Joseph Ippolito has led a miraculous life, and he has dedicated his life to providing miracles for others. When Ippolito was 5 months old, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. “I underwent several surgeries and chemotherapy for the first few years […]

West Orange High School crowns Homecoming king and queen

West Orange High School crowns Homecoming king and queen

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kaia Baker and Julian Lee were crowned king and queen at the West Orange High School Homecoming game, held Oct. 11 in Suriano Stadium. School administration selected the candidates and seniors voted for the winners. Queen’s Court nominees were Baker, escorted by Gustav Hall; Natalie Nevins, escorted by Johan Atwell; and […]

WOHS AP test scores continue to rise, report concludes

WOHS AP test scores continue to rise, report concludes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at West Orange High School continue to excel in national testing, according to a report released by the school district’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. A five-year study showed an increase in the number of students scoring 3 or higher on AP tests. AP scores range from 1 to 5, […]

WOHS to debut ‘William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play’

WOHS to debut ‘William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Drama Department will present its fall play, “William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play (Abridged)” from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in the high school auditorium, 51 Conforti Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. Written by Reed Martin, the comedy opens with the discovery of an ancient manuscript in […]

National Merit Scholars named at WOHS

National Merit Scholars named at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students Jackson Edwards, William Shick, Vanessa LaFleur, Anika Fernandes, Kevin Ng, Nathan Daniel, Salam Makhdoom, Isabella Pappano and Chloe Mengden were named National Merit Scholars for 2020. Approximately 34,000 students nationwide received the honor, placing them in the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students […]

WOHS announces 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian

WOHS announces 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School has announced that the Class of 2020 valedictorian will be Anika Fernandes and the salutatorian will be Brett Zeligson.  “I wasn’t expecting this, but I’m glad I put in all the hard work,” said Fernandes, who has a grade-point average of 4.79. In addition to her academic […]