West Orange School District to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Aug. 31

West Orange School District to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Aug. 31

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In conjunction with the West Orange Department of Health and the Montclair State University School of Nursing, the West Orange School District will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for any eligible students, those 12 and older; staff; and West Orange community members on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 6 p.m. […]

West Orange Summer School ends on high note

West Orange Summer School ends on high note

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sixty-five West Orange High School students completed studies on July 27 in algebra, English, U.S. history, biology and chemistry, to comply with graduation requirements. The minimum passing grade was 60 percent, or a D. This year’s course offerings, taught by district teachers, were: algebra I with Lori Bollotta, algebra II with […]

West Orange School District gives away hundreds of books at event

West Orange School District gives away hundreds of books at event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first-ever “Summer Book Dash” at West Orange High School on July 30 provided children going into kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to take home a wide variety of free offerings, and several hundred readers, novels and story books were happily taken.  Organized by English language arts supervisors Beatrice Hanratty […]

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

West Orange BOE holds Parade of Honors to recognize outstanding individuals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The June 21 end-of-year Board of Education meeting featured its semiannual Parade of Honors recognitions for the notable achievements of staff and students.  Roosevelt Middle School students Rhianna Giuliano and Violet Kohlstein won the Outstanding Community Service Award for their environmental health work; Liberty Middle School students Natalia Feliz, Justin Lopez […]

WOSD plans for full-time in-person lessons in the fall

WOSD plans for full-time in-person lessons in the fall

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the West Orange School District’s safe–return-to-schools plan for the fall at its June 21 meeting, planning for the full reopening of the district and the first normal school year since the COVID-19 pandemic closed the buildings in March 2020. The plan was submitted […]

West Orange educators head off to teach in the Canary Islands

West Orange educators head off to teach in the Canary Islands

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Married West Orange teachers Jennifer and Erik Studnicky are embarking on the dream of a lifetime as they depart in July for a one-year teaching opportunity at the American School of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.  Jennifer Studnicky has worked in the West Orange […]

WOSD, WOAHO recognize Anna Easter Brown during Juneteenth celebration

WOSD, WOAHO recognize Anna Easter Brown during Juneteenth celebration

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 19, the Library Media Center at West Orange High School was filled with fashionable women of all ages dressed in shades of pink and green, celebrating not only the unveiling of the portrait of West Orange–born educator Anna Easter Brown, but the day itself. The West Orange School District […]

West Orange School District seeks community/staff input on district goals

West Orange School District seeks community/staff input on district goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is seeking community and district staff input to develop its 2021-2022 district goals.  District goals are the major focus for the year. According to the district, the opinions of the community matter and will influence priorities and long-range planning. A survey has been distributed to assist […]