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 […]

District Jazz Concert wows crowd

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The District Jazz Concert, held Feb. 23 at Liberty Middle School, played to a full house of appreciative family and community members who came away in awe of the musical talent in the West Orange School District. Students in grades six through 12 performed in the annual jazz concert with their […]

WOHS Adaptive iSTEM class to be featured on ‘Classroom Close-Up’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Adaptive iSTEM — Integrative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — program will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning television series “Classroom Close-Up” on March 5. The class was filmed in December 2015 as part of the show’s series highlighting innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. […]