Badlani Foundation awards $2K grant to Gregory School

Badlani Foundation awards $2K grant to Gregory School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Nikhil Badlani Foundation presented Gregory Elementary School with a $2,000 grant award at the PTA meeting on Oct. 10. The grant award was presented by Sangeeta and Sunil Badlani to Gregory Principal Makeida Estupinan. NBF had issued a challenge to West Orange public schools that the school team raising the […]

Kelly students celebrate International Walk to School Day

Kelly students celebrate International Walk to School Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School in West Orange joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Approximately 75 students from Kelly Elementary walked from multiple neighborhood meeting points to school along with parents, teachers, the West Orange Police Department and community leaders. A group […]

‘LivBits’ star to visit to West Orange elementary schools

‘LivBits’ star to visit to West Orange elementary schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The parents of students in grades K-6 are invited to attend two special information sessions featuring 11-year-old social media sensation Liv VanLedtje — #thelivbits — and her mother, literacy consultant Cynthia Merrill. The two sessions, “Tips for Staying Safe, Savvy, and Smart Online,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Monday, […]

Township, school district unite to fight bullying

Township, school district unite to fight bullying

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Human Relations Commission is partnering with West Orange School District to sponsor an anti-bullying campaign for the month of October. Bullying is generally defined as “an intentional act that causes harm to others, and may involve verbal harassment, verbal or non-verbal threats, physical assault, stalking, or other methods […]

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

Legionella bacteria found in several school district water fixtures

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After finding low levels of legionella bacteria in some water samples from Redwood Elementary School in August, West Orange School District contracted with Garden State Environmental to test all schools and district facilities for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease. According to a Sept. 25 update from the district, testing […]

Annual ‘Lefty’ Boland Golf Tournament to be Oct. 1

Annual ‘Lefty’ Boland Golf Tournament to be Oct. 1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Boland Golf Committee presents the 38th annual William “Lefty” Boland Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 1, at Essex County Country Club, 350 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. Proceeds from this year’s event will fund the “Boland Grants” for children with special needs in West Orange. The tournament will […]

West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to Kelly, Redwood schools

West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to Kelly, Redwood schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Rotary continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Kelly and Redwood elementary schools. Rotary members distributed backpacks at Kelly on Aug. 15 and at Redwood on Sept. 5. Kelly Principal Joanne Pollara and Redwood Principal Tim Beaumont, along with Redwood Assistant Principal Ana Marti, happily assisted the […]

West Orange students head back to school

West Orange students head back to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was back to the classroom for West Orange public school students on Sept. 6 and, despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles. Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the day visiting the district’s 12 schools, beginning his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff and […]