WOHS jazz band to perform at Trumpets

WEST ORANGE / MONTCLAIR, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Jazz Band I will be performing at Trumpets Jazz Club, 6 Depot Square in Montclair, on Monday, April 4, beginning at 7 p.m. There will be one performance only. The fundraiser helps to support the jazz band and covers costs of competitive performances. […]

Badlani Foundation partners with WOHS to create murals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation, the Essex County Public Safety Academy and West Orange High School have partnered to create Traffic Safety Awareness artwork that will appear on NJ Transit buses beginning in May. The Nikhil Badlani Foundation was founded in 2011 following the death of 11-year-old Nikhil Badlani in an auto […]

WO Education Association to present Save Your Teen Driver event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Education Association, in partnership with the New Jersey Education Association, will present a unique and valuable opportunity to see what kind of driver West Orange teens and their parents are on March 23 at the “Save Your Teen Driver” event in the Library Media Center at West Orange […]

Talented WOHS senior paints WOFD logo at new firehouse

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange High School senior is donating her time and talents to the West Orange Fire Department — though her work has nothing to do with putting out fires. Siena Stanislaus is nearly finished painting a large WOFD patch on the floor of the recently converted Mount Pleasant Avenue Fire […]

District Jazz Concert wows crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The District Jazz Concert, held Feb. 23 at Liberty Middle School, played to a full house of appreciative family and community members who came away in awe of the musical talent in the West Orange School District. Students in grades six through 12 performed in the annual jazz concert with their […]

WOHS Adaptive iSTEM class to be featured on ‘Classroom Close-Up’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Adaptive iSTEM — Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — program will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning television series “Classroom Close-Up” on March 5. The class was filmed in December 2015 as part of the show’s series highlighting innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. […]

West Orange coming together for Team Jimmy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jimmy Tiernan, a senior at West Orange High School, has recently been diagnosed with leukemia, and his friends are rallying to help him and his family with upcoming treatments. A Go Fund Me page has been set up by his friend Paige Cooper where donations can be made: https://www.gofundme.com/fbqvrh38. In addition, […]

West Orange High School hosts visiting Chinese exchange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Six exchange students from the Hangzhou Foreign Language School in China were formally welcomed to West Orange High School on Feb. 11 for a one-week visit accompanied by their teacher and chaperone, Liang Chen. In 2010, the Asia Society and Hanban, the Central Chinese Education Committee, selected the Chinese program of […]

Chilton to represent WOHS at regional poetry competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Junior Elijah Chilton was named the 2016 Poetry Out Loud winner at the 10th annual competition at West Orange High School on Jan. 6. Senior Kyla Trinidad was named as runner-up. Chilton competed with nine other students to represent the high school at the regional competition at the South Orange Performing […]

Poetry Out Loud finals at WOHS on Jan. 6

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The spoken word will again be highlighted at the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud finals on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. in the West Orange High School auditorium. The Poetry Out Loud website describes the vision of the competition as “a contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry […]