West Orange High School alumnus starring in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has a new superstar and his name is Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan, who is currently starring in the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Already a Grammy winner as “Best Musical Theater” album and a recipient of seven Drama Desk Awards, “Hamilton” received a Pulitzer Prize on April 18 and is poised […]

WOHS world languages department holds honor society inductions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The world languages department at West Orange High School held its annual honor society inductions April 5 in front of proud parents and family members. “I like to open every forum that includes the study of languages by saying that I believe proficiency in a second or third language is one […]

WOHS wind ensemble receives gold rating at music festival

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School wind ensemble, under the direction of Lewis C. Kelly, received a gold rating for their performances of “Hymn for the Lost and Living” and “Incantation and Dance” at the Region I Concert Band Festival held at West Orange High School on April 7. In addition, the […]

West Orange High School students Skype with sister school in France

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students in French 2, 2 Honors, and I Honors participated in a Skype teleconference in the auditorium with their pen pal friends from the Gustave Monod High School in Enghien-les-Bains, France, on March 24. Students had previously sent posters and letters of encouragement to students at Gustave […]

WO students receive awards in Arts in Education competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seven students in West Orange have received awards from the New Jersey Parent Teacher Association 2016 National PTA Reflections Arts in Education Program. The theme of this year’s competition was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” In December 2015 the NJPTA held the Reflections Art Show at West Orange High School, displaying the […]

‘Enchantment Passing Through’ at WOHS

‘Enchantment Passing Through’ at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School students worked for four months with drama teacher Wendy Mapes and vocal teacher John Hellyer to put on their production of ‘Aida,’ which ran this past weekend. Amazing sets, sound and lighting set the mood that transported the audience to ancient Egypt ‘during a time of war.’ […]

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 […]