BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education officially acknowledged that Thomas A. Edison Middle School’s “focus school” status has been removed and was notified that the school had met all eligibility requirements as of June 30. New Jersey defines a focus school as having “the overall lowest subgroup performance, a graduation rate […]

Sodexo and school district help out local food pantry

Sodexo and school district help out local food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sodexo, the food service provider for the West Orange School District, answered a call for help from the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry and provided several cases of food to be distributed to its members. Board of Education member Laura Lab saw a post on social media started by residents and […]

West Orange organizations provide backpacks to Kelly Elementary School

West Orange organizations provide backpacks to Kelly Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Second-grade students at Kelly Elementary School had a surprise visit on Sept. 7 from West Orange Rotary and the West Orange African Heritage Organization, who brought 140 backpacks for distribution. Rotarian Cynthia Hadley-Bailey, whose children attended Kelly — formerly Pleasantdale — Elementary School, brought 100 backpacks and WOAHO President Robert Simmons […]

Astronauts send special message to Kelly Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School received a very special back to school message from former West Orange residents astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly on Sept. 6. Pleasantdale Elementary School was renamed Kelly Elementary School to honor the school’s most famous graduates in May 2016. Principal Joanne Pollara was enthusiastic about the note from […]

Salimbeno to helm new pre-school named for colleague

Salimbeno to helm new pre-school named for colleague

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District’s pre-school program will open its doors to young children and parents on Wednesday, Sept. 6, when the new school year begins at a new location: The Life Christian Church on Northfield Avenue. Moving from Kelly and Redwood elementary schools, 70 pre-school students will now be attending […]

WOSD names interim principal for Redwood School

WOSD names interim principal for Redwood School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With the recent resignation of Bruce Arcurio, principal at Redwood Elementary School, Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky has named Heather Carr as the interim principal. The text of the letter sent to Redwood parents is below. Carr will assume the post effective Aug. 30. Carr has previously served as interim principal […]

New pre-school to be named the Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center

New pre-school to be named the Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education recently announced that its members have finalized a lease agreement with The Life Christian Church on Northfield Avenue and will be moving the school district’s pre-school program from Kelly Elementary School to the new facility. “For many years, and through several boards, the West Orange […]

More than 400 students attend popular WO enrichment program

More than 400 students attend popular WO enrichment program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District Summer Enrichment Program wrapped up July 28 after a week of musical and dance performances by students, teachers and high school helpers. A tech class slideshow by tech students highlighting the program was also presented. “Over 430 students participated in this year’s summer enrichment program,” St. […]

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