WOHS seniors named scholar-athletes for ECADA and NJSIAA

WOHS seniors named scholar-athletes for ECADA and NJSIAA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School seniors Didi Mesfin and Brett Zeligson have received recognition as the school’s top scholar-athletes for 2020 by the Essex County Athletic Directors Association and Natalie Nevins has been named a New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association scholar-athlete. This is the 43rd year that the association has recognized the […]

Virtual exhibit showcases WOHS student artists

Virtual exhibit showcases WOHS student artists

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Through a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, the West Orange Arts Center’s latest show features rising stars of the arts community. The show was installed at the arts center March 8, but the center was closed shortly after due to the coronavirus. Shifting […]

Ten WOHS students receive ServSafe certification

Ten WOHS students receive ServSafe certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ten West Orange High School students have successfully taken and passed the ServSafe Food Handlers test, administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The ServSafe test will provide students with the opportunity to work in various capacities in the foodservice industry without the need for certification by their employers. This […]

T-shirt fundraiser supports Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

T-shirt fundraiser supports Mayor’s Sunshine Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School head football coach Darnell Grant had the idea for a T-shirt fundraiser where 100 percent of the proceeds would benefit the WO Mayor’s Sunshine Fund, which is currently working to help West Orange neighbors in need during COVID-19. Grant reached out to WOHS football assistant coach Andrew […]

Beloved West Orange track coach and educator dies from COVID

Beloved West Orange track coach and educator dies from COVID

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Legendary track coach and beloved West Orange High School English teacher Joseph Suriano, 73, died April 10 due to complications from COVID-19.  Married to his wife, Marlene (Melillo) Suriano, for 50 years, Suriano leaves behind daughters, Stephanie Suriano and Nicole Postiglione, with husband Joseph Postiglione Jr.; and granddaughters, Avery and Dylan. […]

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

O-WO UNICO praises local high school athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange–West Orange Chapter of UNICO National recently held its 46th annual Sports Award Breakfast to honor the high school athletes who are unsung heroes from local schools in Orange and West Orange. Students honored are from West Orange High School, Orange High School, Golda Och Academy and Seton Hall Preparatory […]

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WO kicks off Earth Hour with student presentations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Earth Hour isn’t happening until March 28, but West Orange kicked it off two weeks early at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, with West Orange High School and Liberty Middle School students showing off their environmentally friendly projects on March 11. The presentations were held in advance of Earth Hour, […]

West Orange School District aids in 2020 Census effort

West Orange School District aids in 2020 Census effort

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is raising awareness of the 2020 Census, especially during Statistics in Schools Week, which ran March 2 through 6. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Eveny de Mendez has worked with her team of educators to implement directed communication strategies that will help the West Orange […]

WOAC exhibit showcases advanced high school artists

WOAC exhibit showcases advanced high school artists

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Through a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, the West Orange Arts Center’s latest show features rising stars of West Orange’s arts community, from Saturday, March 7, through Sunday, March 29. A reception will take place Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. […]

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