West Orange teacher named New Jersey Department of Education Exemplary Educator

West Orange teacher named New Jersey Department of Education Exemplary Educator

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School teacher Keri Orange-Jones has been named an Exemplary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. The prestigious award is given to educators who “exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a positive impact on students, colleagues and the school community,” according to the NJDOE website. […]

WOSD to move ahead with hybrid learning

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District began Phase 1 of its reopening plan on Jan. 19, welcoming back all staff members to the school buildings, along with cohorts of special-needs students. In a letter to district stakeholders on Jan. 13, Superintendent Scott Cascone said the “soft opening” is an important step in […]

Kelly Elementary School welcomes new principal

Kelly Elementary School welcomes new principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Joel Castillo has been named the new principal of Kelly Elementary School in West Orange following the retirement of longtime Principal Joanne Pollara. Castillo arrives in West Orange with 15 years of experience in the educational field and boundless enthusiasm for the task ahead. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts […]

Nikhil Badlani Foundation awards $2,000 grant to West Orange High School

Nikhil Badlani Foundation awards $2,000 grant to West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation awarded West Orange High School with a $2,000 grant on Dec. 15 in recognition of the school’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the organization. Each year West Orange High School helps to raise funds for the Nikhil Badlani Foundation, whose focus on traffic safety has helped to […]

Liberty Middle School science teacher recognized by National Hockey League

Liberty Middle School science teacher recognized by National Hockey League

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Liberty Middle School science teacher Maria David was named “Future Goals Teacher of the Month” in November by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association. The recognition was given by “Future Goals,” an interactive STEM program sponsored by the NHL and NHLPA that provides gameplay and real-world […]

Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

Toy distribution brings cheer to West Orange children

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, West Orange teachers and administrators, and even the West Orange High School JAFROTC helped to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of local children during a toy giveaway at Washington Elementary School on Dec. 12. The West Orange Hispanic Foundation, under the leadership of Rodolfo […]

WOHS alumni gather for good-natured rivalry at Army-Navy game

WOHS alumni gather for good-natured rivalry at Army-Navy game

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 2020 Army-Navy game on Dec. 12 was well represented by several of the West Orange High School alumni currently attending West Point and the United States Naval Academy. From left are West Orange alumni Colin Morgan, Vanessa Letman, Wes Rideau-Winds, Elijah Millington, Andrew Amoyaw and Andrei Rosu. Army took the […]

West Orange joins NJ Pedestrian Safety Campaign

West Orange joins NJ Pedestrian Safety Campaign

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Jerry Guarino announced Dec. 10 that West Orange will be conducting a Street Smart NJ pedestrian-safety education campaign aimed at changing unsafe behavior and reducing pedestrian–motor vehicle crashes at the intersection of Eagle Rock Avenue and Harrison Street during the months of December to April. Street Smart NJ was developed […]

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