West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

West Orange schools create holiday cards for troops

WEST ORANGE, NJ — All 11 schools in the West Orange School District once again answered the call to create holiday cards for the troops with a resounding “yes,” as more than 1,000 cards were recently sent out to troops around the world. “We Love Our Heroes,” a local group comprised of friends and parishioners […]

WOHS cheerleaders qualify for national competition

WOHS cheerleaders qualify for national competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Another stellar season of competition for the West Orange High School cheerleaders continued with a first-place win in the Varsity Medium Non-Tumbling Division at the UCA Pocono Regional Competition in Kutztown, Pa., on Dec. 4. The win gave the team an automatic bid to the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship […]

Tony winner Benanti lends her skills to WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “I Like Musicals,” an original song penned by Tony winner and multiple Tony nominee Laura Benanti, will be a featured musical piece at the West Orange High School holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 8, and the trip from Broadway to West Orange is one of friendship and camaraderie that spans decades. […]

WOHS students participate in Disability Mentoring Day

EAST HANOVER, NJ — More than 100 high school students with disabilities visited Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for a day of career exploration on Oct. 19, National Disability Mentoring Day, according to a December press release from Novartis. Students from 11 schools, including West Orange High School, participated. This annual event at the company’s East Hanover […]

WOHS senior performs with New Jersey All-State Orchestra

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School senior Austin Bartola recently had the opportunity to perform with the New Jersey All-State Orchestra in Atlantic City on Nov. 11. Bartola, a battery percussionist, had previously performed with the all-state band in February. A number of string and wind musicians and percussionists were selected for the […]

Town gets cooking for WOHS Principal’s Scholarship Fund

Things heat up as community raises scholarship money

Town gets cooking for WOHS Principal’s Scholarship Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The heat was on in the West Orange High School Cafeteria on Friday, Nov. 18, as the West Orange High School Principal’s Scholarship Fund hosted its MasterChef Competition, with all proceeds going toward scholarships for graduating seniors. The five-judge panel for the competition included WOHS culinary teacher Derrick Gagner, professional chef […]

WOHS MasterChef competition guaranteed to ‘cook up’ a great time

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The excitement is building for this year’s West Orange High School MasterChef competition, and there are still a few spaces remaining to come out and enjoy the evening while supporting the principal’s scholarship fund. The five-judge panel for the competition will consist of WOHS culinary teacher Derrick Gagner, professional chef Jesse […]

Help Essex high schoolers learn ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt!’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Does your teenager know the warning signs of an abusive relationship? One in three teens experience verbal or physical abuse from a dating partner. This statistic is the reason that “safe dating” education is now required by law in New Jersey, according to a press release from NCJW/Essex. Essex County high […]

WOHS students view judicial process firsthand at Essex County Courthouse

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Over two weeks in October, West Orange High School U.S. History I classes traveled to the Essex County Courthouse in Newark to view the judicial process firsthand and up close. West Orange Township attorney Richard Trenk, a partner in the Trenk-DiPascuale Law Firm in West Orange, arranged the visits and served […]

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