BOE approves new superintendent

BOE approves new superintendent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Scott Cascone became the new superintendent of the West Orange School District on July 10, when the West Orange Board of Education voted unanimously to approve his contract. Cascone comes to West Orange from Old Bridge Township Schools, where he was executive director of academics. In Old Bridge, Cascone oversaw curriculum, […]

Kindergarten registration began Feb. 4

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kindergarten registrations for the 2019-2020 school year began Monday, Feb. 4. Registration packets for kindergarten are available at the West Orange Board of Education, 179 Eagle Rock Ave. in West Orange. To begin the pre-registration process online before scheduling an appointment, visit here. To register for kindergarten, the student must turn […]

Expert speaks on CO2 in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation about the carbon dioxide levels in the district’s schools at its Jan. 28 meeting, when a consultant updated board members and the public about the air quality at West Orange High School. The rest of the schools were also tested, and it […]

West Orange Music Faculty Concert to benefit student scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District will hold its 18th annual Music Faculty Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive. Vocal, instrumental and group performances spanning contemporary, classical and Broadway music will be performed by members of the West Orange School District faculty. Donations […]

Alper selected as president of BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education kicked off the new year at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 at West Orange High School, swearing in two new members and electing a new president and vice president. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales took the seats previously held by former board members Ron […]

WOSD special ed. to see more changes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kristin Gogerty, the West Orange School District’s Director of Special Services, detailed updates to the district’s special services department at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11. The changes stem from the results of a special education audit presented in January; Gogerty and staff in the department have […]

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to the caring students in West Orange schools. For the past few years, students and teachers have created beautiful and unique handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after WOHS Class of […]