WOHS wind ensemble invited to perform in Music for All National Festival

WOHS wind ensemble invited to perform in Music for All National Festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School’s wind ensemble has been invited to perform at the 2017 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, the nation’s most prestigious festival for school instrumental music ensembles. The 26th annual festival will take place in Indianapolis from March 9 to 11. WOHS wind ensemble is under […]

WOHS celebrates diversity, Black History Month

WOHS celebrates diversity, Black History Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The guest speaker for the West Orange High School Student Council’s annual Black History Month Dinner urged the young black people in attendance to never forget where they came from, stressing that “if you love a brother, help a brother.” Reggie Miller, a motivational speaker and youth mentor, told those in […]

Reflections Art Show recognizes West Orange students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The second NJCPTA Reflections Art Show was held at Liberty Middle School on Jan. 28 to award students placing in the national competition. This year’s theme was “What is Your Story?” and featured several types of art to reflect West Orange students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including pencil, crayon, watercolor, […]

12th annual winter guard competition at WOHS kicks off competition season

12th annual winter guard competition at WOHS kicks off competition season

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 12th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network Winter Guard Competition was held at West Orange High School on Jan. 28, kicking off competition season for the Mountaineers and more than 25 competing teams across the region. Hundreds of spectators attended the competition and enjoyed not only the performances but the intermissions, jumping […]

WOSD graduation rates fall behind state averages, report says

WEST ORANGE, NJ — According to recent information from the New Jersey Department of Education, while New Jersey’s overall graduation rates went up slightly, West Orange’s went down slightly. As reported by the DOE, West Orange High School’s adjusted cohort graduation rate has stayed fairly level for the past four years, though it hit a […]

WO Relay for Life kicks off, shows promise of success

West Orange prepares to launch into 10th Relay for Life

WO Relay for Life kicks off, shows promise of success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The buildup to the Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser in which teams raise money and awareness for cancer treatment by walking around a track all night, officially started in West Orange for the 10th year with a kickoff ceremony in the Codey Arena on Jan. 26. Approximately […]

Celebrate female athletes at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 7. Celebrate the WOHS girls’ basketball team and the team’s amazing undefeated season as they host Millburn High School for games. This is a family-friendly event and children enter for free. There will also be concessions, a […]

Actor Warner Miller visits West Orange High School

Actor Warner Miller visits West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in teacher William Farley’s choir classes got a special visit from actor Warner Miller on Jan. 12. Miller co-starred in “American Gangster” with Denzel Washington and most recently appeared as “Tone” in the Netflix series, “Luke Cage.” Students listened intently as Miller recounted his journey into acting and a career […]

WOHS cheerleaders take top honors at Roxbury competition

WOHS cheerleaders take top honors at Roxbury competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School varsity, junior varsity and gameday cheerleading teams all took first-place honors at the Roxbury High School “Roxy Rumble” on Jan. 28. In addition to its first-place win, the varsity squad was also named Fan Favorite by the judges. “This was a great warmup to the UCA […]

‘Chained: The Musical’ to be staged at WOHS on Feb. 8

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “Chained: The Musical,” an original production by West Orange resident Gina Keys, will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the auditorium at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. “Chained: The Musical” is a play-within-a-play focusing on a group of actors performing in a 17th-century historical drama […]

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