Mt. Pleasant Elementary to celebrate the life of Henry Chang

Mt. Pleasant Elementary to celebrate the life of Henry Chang

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mt. Pleasant Elementary School community will celebrate the life of student Henry Chang, who died in July following a long battle with cancer. A special event has been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the school, located at 9 Manger Road, in conjunction with West […]

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

After unanimous Board of Ed. vote on Oct. 19, Rutzky ceases being WO superintendent that midnight

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education approved a separation agreement with Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky at a special meeting Oct. 19, in which Rutzky agreed to voluntarily resign effective at midnight that evening. Complying with state law, Rutzky will be paid three months’ salary for each year remaining on his contract, which […]

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

Candidates warn against schools becoming like prisons

BOE candidates discuss diversity, school security at forum

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The three candidates running for the two open seats on the West Orange Board of Education participated in a debate to discuss the issues facing West Orange School District on Oct. 11. Held at West Orange High School and hosted by the West Orange Council of PTAs, challengers Terry Trigg-Scales, Jeremias […]

WOSD wins 2 NJ School Public Relations Association awards

WOSD wins 2 NJ School Public Relations Association awards

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has received two New Jersey School Public Relations Association awards, announced at the NJSPRA awards ceremony on Oct. 11. The district received a first place award in the Media Relations and Human Interest category for its “We are the Answer” video addressing tolerance and acceptance, and […]

‘Liv Bits’ star shares her story of hope and love

‘Liv Bits’ star shares her story of hope and love

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Olivia VanLedtje, age 11, has visited more than 30 schools, spoken to more than 25,000 people and traveled to 19 states to share her message of hope and love under her brand “The Liv Bits,” along with her mom, Cynthia Merrill, a literacy consultant. The dynamic duo are halfway through a […]

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WOHS Senior Night recognizes students, highlights music program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Senior Night on Oct. 12 recognized Class of 2019 fall athletes while the annual District Band Night welcomed students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools to play with the Marching Mountaineers. Athletes from the football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading, marching band, cross-country, boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer […]

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