WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

High school confers diplomas on 524 graduating seniors on June 21 at Codey Arena commencement

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The seats of the Richard J. Codey Arena were packed with family and friends of the 2018 graduating class of West Orange High School on Thursday, June 21. Their cheers and applause echoed throughout the arena as the seniors walked onto the transformed hockey rink, united with their blue caps and […]

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange. The upgrades to the intersection will enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near West Orange High School and make it easier […]

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2018 municipal budget of $83,225,484 at its June 12 meeting with a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak casting the only opposing vote. Under this budget, taxes will be raised by 2 percent, an increase of $5 per month for the average West Orange […]

WOHS juniors design bus shelter powered by solar energy

NJ Transit looks at sustainable tech designed at WOHS

WOHS juniors design bus shelter powered by solar energy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Transit facilities planners got a sneak peek of a West Orange High School engineering project June 13, when juniors Mya Bembry and Bryce Nelms showed off the prototype of a solar-powered bus shelter they have been working on in their engineering and design solutions class. The project was developed […]

WOSF announces new scholarship to honor Patricia Villarosa

WOSF announces new scholarship to honor Patricia Villarosa

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund has announced the establishment of a new scholarship to honor the memory of beloved Washington Elementary School teacher Patricia Villarosa, who died in March. Villarosa was a first-grade teacher at Washington Elementary School for more than 20 years, a long-time resident of West Orange and an […]

Diversity Job Fair on June 9

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District invites community members to a Diversity Job Fair on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The West Orange Board of Education is seeking talented, multicultural applicants to join a diverse team of professionals in […]

BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education postponed a vote on the English Language Learners Program at its May 21 meeting, after board members decided they want to hear more feedback from parents and community members about the program changes proposed by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Eveny de Mendez and world language […]