West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District recognized Green Ribbon Week, held Sept. 19-23, in an effort to educate young people about ways to maintain good mental health practices, encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with young people, and make conversations about mental health as common as conversations about physical […]

West Orange BOE approves new principal for West Orange High School

West Orange BOE approves new principal for West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Oscar Guerrero, a West Orange resident and current principal of Memorial High School in West New York, N.J., was approved as the new principal of West Orange High School during the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 19. Guerrero will take the reins beginning Nov. 20 as current Principal Hayden Moore […]

District cuts ribbon on West Orange Early Childhood Learning Center

District cuts ribbon on West Orange Early Childhood Learning Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 21 to celebrate the opening of the West Orange Early Childhood Learning Center at the Community House on Main Street. With the recent announcement that the West Orange School District would receive annual state aid to establish a preschool program, the Community House is one […]

Kelly Elementary School in West Orange welcomes new principal

Kelly Elementary School in West Orange welcomes new principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Longtime educator David Marion has been named the new principal of Kelly Elementary School in West Orange. He began work in mid-August to prepare for the start of the new school year. Marion, a Verona resident, worked in the Dover School District for 20 years and served as principal of Academy […]

New store donates $5,000 to West Orange elementary school

New store donates $5,000 to West Orange elementary school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Burlington store in West Orange recently celebrated its grand opening Sept. 9 at Essex Green with a $5,000 donation to Washington Elementary School. The donation will be divided among the teaching staff to purchase needed supplies for their classrooms.  Pictured with the check, from left, are Nicole Dicanio, interim Superintendent […]

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

‘Infinite Possibilities’ celebration welcomes district staff back to West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Nearly 1,300 staff members from the West Orange School District gathered together for a first-of-its-kind “Infinite Possibilities” celebration on Sept. 1 to provide an uplifting start to the school year. The award-winning Marching Mountaineers made an appearance to perform “We Are the Champions” and members of the boys step team danced […]

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

Help West Orange teachers ‘clear the list’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — While parents and students are rushing around to get supplies together for the coming school year, so are teachers. In the West Orange School District, teachers from across the district have created Amazon wish lists containing various items expected to enhance the learning experience for students during the upcoming school year. […]

Hayden Moore announced as next superintendent of West Orange schools

Hayden Moore announced as next superintendent of West Orange schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Board of Education President Jennifer Tunnicliffe announced Aug. 22 that the board has “suspended” its superintendent search, as current interim Superintendent of Schools C. Lauren Schoen has agreed to remain through the 2022-23 school year, to be succeeded by longtime West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore.  “We are […]

West Orange educator named Essex County teacher of the year

West Orange educator named Essex County teacher of the year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School special education teacher Kristen Dunleavy has been named the 2022 Essex County Governor’s Educator of the Year recipient. The announcement came Aug. 11 from the New Jersey School Boards Association in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education. “Of the 23 districts that comprise public education in […]

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