West Orange High School lacrosse program ends season on strong note

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School lacrosse team, under the direction of first-year head coach Pete Tourian, continues to develop and grow, finishing above .500 for the second year in a row. The team finished 9-8 and took fourth place in the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division, competing against Millburn, Columbia and […]

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WO holds vigil for Orlando shooting victims

WEST ORANGE, NJ — One week ago on June 16, the West Orange community gathered at the South Mountain Recreation Complex to mourn the victims of the Orlando, Fla., massacre. Attendees at the event, which drew a crowd of more than 100, grieved for the lives lost, celebrated the township’s diversity and called for change […]

Rotary Club presents scholarships to 18 graduates

Rotary Club presents scholarships to 18 graduates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Rotary Club of West Orange granted $15,000 in scholarships to 18 graduating seniors from West Orange High School, the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and the Mount St. Dominic Academy during the club’s annual luncheon at Mayfair Farms on June 17. The recipients were selected following a process that saw the […]

West Orange High School students shine in Essex County Bar Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seniors in the West Orange High School Advancement Via Individual Determination program swept the Essex County Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ annual Disability Awareness Essay Contest. Wendy Deer and Nina Peckman of the ECBA visited West Orange High School on June 9 to present awards for […]

Preserving history at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Spearheaded by the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey in conjunction with Daughters of Israel’s Recreation Department, students from West Orange High School conducted oral histories on the lives of 15 residents at the nursing home. The yearlong project was part of the students’ ninth-grade world history honors class, taught by […]

West Orange High School math and science honor societies hold inductions

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The math and science honor societies at West Orange High School held their induction ceremonies on May 31. Graduating seniors also received their cords for the June 22 graduation. “There are some young men and women sitting here tonight that will change the world,” Superintendent Jeff Rutzky said, according to a […]

Roosevelt Middle School students meet Eric LeGrand

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School students had the opportunity of a lifetime on June 8 as Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers star football player who has become a voice of inspiration for those with spinal cord injuries, paid them a visit. The RMS students traveled to the West Orange High School Tarnoff Gym […]

Music department awards ceremony strikes perfect chord at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Parents, family and friends filled the Tarnoff Cafe on June 6 for the annual West Orange High School Music Department Awards and they were treated to a special evening of entertainment. Seniors in the Tri-M Music Honor Society received their pink cords to wear at their June 22 graduation and musical […]

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