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 […]

West Orange School District seeks survey respondents

West Orange School District seeks survey respondents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is providing the opportunity for public school parents, guardians and caregivers to take part in an equity and inclusion diagnostic survey. According to the district, it is hoped that the data collected from this survey helps West Orange along a pathway that supports a culturally, racially […]

District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

District Band Night rocks Suriano Stadium in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual District Band Night returned to West Orange High School on Oct. 15 as students from Edison, Liberty and Roosevelt middle schools joined forces with the award-winning Mountaineer marching band. Middle school band teachers Joe Romano, Ryan Krewer and Roger Bryson, along with high school band teachers Lew Kelly, Erin […]

West Orange Community Band to perform Oct. 27

West Orange Community Band to perform Oct. 27

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Community Band will perform Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Middle School auditorium, 1 Kelly Drive. The concert will feature Lynette Sheard as the guest narrator and vocalist, and Ralph Ciotti as the tuba soloist. Face masks are required for all audience members. The WOCB […]