Departmentalization, new standards come to WOSD

WOSD continues work to modernize WO education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most West Orange students who recently returned to school were met with new initiatives designed to improve their learning experience and better prepare them for the future. The West Orange School District this year implemented departmentalization for grades four and five, meaning students at those levels will now report to multiple […]

Chief Gregory construction completed

Prior to school starting, addition of kiss-and-go lane and bus loop is finished at Gregory School

Chief Gregory construction completed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The long-debated bus driveway and parking lot expansion at Gregory Elementary School is now largely completed, though a few relatively minor items still have to be installed. Leonard Lepore, the township engineer, said all the work necessary to construct the looping driveway in front of the school and the enlarged staff […]

Sue Freivald withdraws from WOBOE race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — And the number drops to six. West Orange resident Susan Freivald announced Sept. 7 that she is withdrawing from the race for the two open West Orange Board of Education seats. This leaves six candidates in the race; they are: incumbents Mark Robertson and Sandra Mordecai, and challengers Chris Diaz, Tanya […]

WO School District confirms 37 HIB cases in 2015-2016 school year

WOSD pleased with low HIB number but still looks to improve

WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were 37 cases of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying confirmed to have taken place in the West Orange School District during the 2015-2016 academic year, according to data presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky during the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting. Each case was substantiated following an investigation conducted […]

WOSD set to adopt new strategic plan to improve learning

New strategic plan, feedback to inform district action plan

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The strategic plan presented to the West Orange Board of Education in August calls on the district to make changes to its facilities and curriculum so that its students will be safer, healthier and more prepared for life in the 21st century after they graduate. The plan, put together by the […]

WOSD jumps into action to keep lead out of school water

WOSD puts health first while working to keep costs low

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District has taken corrective action after testing found that water from 27 of the 304 district taps analyzed last April contained lead amounts exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. According to the district’s lead report, actions taken to address the situation […]

Get transportation worked out before school begins

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following is an announcement from Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky regarding busing for the start of the 2016-2017 school year on Sept. 6. For in-district students, all bus passes will have been mailed to the parents/guardians of eligible students by Aug. 24. Please ensure that your child is at the […]

Meet the supervisor: Stephanie Suriano, supervisor of science for grades K through 12

WEST ORANGE, NJ — STEM-related careers are expected to grow at a rate almost twice the rate of non-STEM-related careers through 2018, according to a release from the West Orange School District. In response, the West Orange School District is launching new curriculum, clubs and activities to prepare students for 21st-century jobs. Enter Stephanie Suriano, […]