Annual ‘Taste of the World’ raises more than $25,000

Annual ‘Taste of the World’ raises more than $25,000

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Rotary’s “Taste of the World,” held at Mayfair Farms on Feb. 24, raised more than $25,000 for scholarships and will benefit local and international organizations and charities. Administrators, board members, faculty and staff from the West Orange School District, local dignitaries and elected officials, and members of […]

Superintendent gives report on progress for diversity, access and equity in district

Superintendent gives report on progress for diversity, access and equity in district

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent Scott Cascone and Assistant Superintendent Eveny de Mendez gave members of the West Orange Board of Education an update on the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee at the board’s Jan. 27 meeting. The committee, formed last year, comprises parents, staff members and administrators who brainstorm about changes the district can […]

Tunnicliffe, Rothstein sworn in at BOE reorg meeting

Tunnicliffe, Rothstein sworn in at BOE reorg meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 6, swearing in new board members Jennifer Tunnicliffe and Gary Rothstein. Ken Alper was elected board president and Terry Trigg-Scales as vice president for the 2020 school year. The following board assignments were approved: Tunnicliffe and Rothstein to the […]

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

Students and community members recognized at BOE meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students, community members, and outgoing Board of Education members Sandra Mordecai and Mark Robertson were recognized at the Dec. 16 meeting, held at West Orange High School. The Dec. 16 was Mordecai and Robertson’s final meeting as board members. The parade of honors included: Gregory School’s Gabrielle Flippen for being a […]

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

Staff recognitions highlight West Orange board meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Staff recognitions highlighted the Dec. 9 Board of Education meeting, held in the West Orange High Auditorium. Family, friends and co-workers attended the meeting to celebrate their accomplishments. Recognitions included: The New Jersey Department of Education 2019 Exemplary Educator Award went to Mike Bridge, eighth-grade English teacher at Liberty Middle School; […]

Moore changes the culture at WOHS, grows leaders to change the world

Moore changes the culture at WOHS, grows leaders to change the world

By Cynthia Cumming / Correspondent  WEST ORANGE, NJ — When West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore received the “Administrator of the Year” award Oct. 8 from the New Jersey Association of Student Councils for the 2019-20 school year, his recognition was celebrated by students, staff, parents and the community at large. This came as no […]

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

Social studies supervisor discusses department’s future with BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District social studies supervisor Mike Figueiredo presented the West Orange Board of Education at its Nov. 18 meeting with an update on the social studies curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and shared his vision for the future of the department. Figueiredo said the district’s seven-year […]

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

West Orange community rallies to provide Thanksgiving meals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Once again, the West Orange community rallied to provide Thanksgiving meals to struggling families.  The Mayor’s Sunshine Fund distributed more than 120 baskets that included turkeys and trimmings, and West Orange Public Schools collected nonperishable food items for the fund. The Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry was able to purchase turkeys […]

Mountain High School Class of 1979 holds 40th reunion

Mountain High School Class of 1979 holds 40th reunion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 1979 Class of Mountain High School held its 40th reunion celebration at the Hanover Manor on Nov. 15, bringing alumni together for a nostalgic evening of fun and memories. Approximately 110 alumni attended the event. “We had an amazing time,” said Karen Damgen Carnevale, a member of the Class of […]

Garden State Equality rep helps WOSD prepare to implement new state law

Garden State Equality rep helps WOSD prepare to implement new state law

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has begun working with Garden State Equality in preparation for the 2020-21 school year and the implementation of S1569, a new law adopted in New Jersey on Jan. 31 that requires schools to “include instruction, and adopt instructional materials, that accurately portray political, economic and social […]