West Orange educator named Essex County teacher of the year

West Orange educator named Essex County teacher of the year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School special education teacher Kristen Dunleavy has been named the 2022 Essex County Governor’s Educator of the Year recipient. The announcement came Aug. 11 from the New Jersey School Boards Association in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education. “Of the 23 districts that comprise public education in […]

West Orange students benefit from summer enrichment program

West Orange students benefit from summer enrichment program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A record number of 503 students in grades two through eight enjoyed three weeks of academic and fine arts classes during the annual West Orange summer enrichment program, held at West Orange High School from June 27 through July 22. The program is run by fine arts supervisor Lou Quagliato, St. […]

Liberty Middle School in West Orange graduates 287

Liberty Middle School in West Orange graduates 287

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, 287 eighth-grade students graduated from Liberty Middle School at Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School. Despite rain toward the end of the ceremony, spirits were high and families filled the stadium. Student Council President Amelie Swayze, Vice President Ava Neretic and secretary Alexis Peprah led students, faculty […]

West Orange Scholarship Fund, township honor WOHS principal

West Orange Scholarship Fund, township honor WOHS principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore was honored by the West Orange Scholarship Fund for “20-plus years of extraordinary public service to the students of West Orange and our community” in a touching ceremony held at The Rock on June 9. Moore was surrounded by his family, including wife Sarahi […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education’s semiannual Parade of Honors was held on June 6, recognizing faculty, staff and students for service and accomplishments that have underscored the goals and vision of the school district. Interim Superintendent of Schools C. Lauren Schoen greeted award recipients, their family members and community members. […]

West Orange schools honored at NJDCIA awards ceremony

West Orange schools honored at NJDCIA awards ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa Tammone, recent graduate of Montclair State University who interned with the West Orange School District this past school year, and West Orange High School vocal teacher John Hellyer were recognized by the New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Awards during an online ceremony on June 9. The awards are sponsored by […]

At West Orange BOE meetings, community members express concerns about racism

At West Orange BOE meetings, community members express concerns about racism

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students and parents in West Orange expressed concern regarding allegedly racist incidents in the district at several recent Board of Education meetings, after a West Orange High School American history teacher reportedly taught a lesson on how the invention of the cotton gin entrenched slavery in the country by increasing the […]

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

Officials, leaders in Essex County call for stricter gun laws following massacre

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The nation was again plunged into despair on May 24 when a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, injuring many others. This was the third-deadliest school shooting in a U.S. school, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary […]