Close of Lunar New Year celebrated at West Orange High School

Close of Lunar New Year celebrated at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year as it is also known, was celebrated in style in a diverse program held at West Orange High School on Feb. 15 that was sponsored by the school district and United Asian Voices of West Orange. United Asian Voices was formed in response […]

West Orange School District receives recognition for reducing carbon footprint

West Orange School District receives recognition for reducing carbon footprint

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In May 2020, the West Orange School District partnered with Cenergistic to reduce its carbon footprint and recover additional funding for students through energy conservation and organizational behavior change. Through the efforts of Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and members of the senior finance team, operations team and school board, the […]

Cascone assures that West Orange schools will take time to consider thoughtful mask policy

Cascone assures that West Orange schools will take time to consider thoughtful mask policy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone discussed the end of the state mask mandate in schools at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, saying that the district will not make knee-jerk decisions and will use corresponding local health guidelines to decide whether or not to […]

Following shooting at Michigan school, Cascone discusses West Orange School District security

Following shooting at Michigan school, Cascone discusses West Orange School District security

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone discussed school security at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 6, following the Nov. 30 fatal school shooting in Oxford, Mich., in which four students were killed. “Every time a community in our country experiences the tragedy of a school shooting, it has […]

Redwood Elementary holds schoolwide Social-Emotional Learning Day

Redwood Elementary holds schoolwide Social-Emotional Learning Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Redwood Elementary School held its first schoolwide Social-Emotional Learning Day on Nov. 23, integrating activities into the daily curriculum and underscoring the importance of social-emotional learning to students and staff.  The SEL Day was conceived by Redwood teachers Paul Stefanelli and Jennifer Paull and supported by Principal Kimya Jackson. A guide […]

Community helps West Orange food pantry help community

Community helps West Orange food pantry help community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Holy Trinity–West Orange Food Pantry distributed 400 turkeys and bags with other food items ahead of Thanksgiving with the help of the West Orange community and volunteers.  In addition to every individual turkey, food item and monetary donation that made this all happen, United Presbyterian Church assisted with food bag […]

West Orange HS junior chosen by NJSBA to give student keynote speech

West Orange HS junior chosen by NJSBA to give student keynote speech

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School junior Maura Baker had the unique opportunity to deliver the student keynote opening speech at the 2021 New Jersey School Boards Association virtual workshop, held Oct. 26 to 28.  Baker is the second WOHS student elected to the New Jersey Association of Student Councils as a State […]

West Orange schools receive $14,500 grant for Italian language program

West Orange schools receive $14,500 grant for Italian language program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Italian language program in the West Orange School District has been named the recipient of a $14,500 grant from the Italian American Committee on Education. The education materials grant will be distributed to West Orange High School, Liberty Middle School and Roosevelt Middle School for use in the Italian language […]

West Orange HS tech department to receive Program Excellence Award

West Orange HS tech department to receive Program Excellence Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School technology department will receive a prestigious High School Program Excellence Award, sponsored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.  The award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering programs and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and […]