West Orange celebrates National Walk to School Day at Kelly School

West Orange celebrates National Walk to School Day at Kelly School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi greeted students as they arrived for school during National Walk to School Day on Oct. 6. The event was celebrated locally at Kelly Elementary School and recognizes the benefits of biking and walking to school while raising awareness for street safety.  During the event, groups of walkers, referred […]

West Orange students paint mural at Love and Unity Fest

West Orange students paint mural at Love and Unity Fest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Love and Unity Fest, held Sept. 24 at Edison Middle School, brought the West Orange community together to promote unity and love in facing the many challenges in today’s world. The event was organized by Carl Brister and supported by West Orange Township and the West Orange School District. As […]

West Orange remembers former student during Suicide Prevention Month

West Orange remembers former student during Suicide Prevention Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A serenity bench honoring the memory of Zach Massader was dedicated in a brief ceremony at the senior courtyard of West Orange High School on Sept. 24. Massader was a former student who committed suicide in 2018. The effort was spearheaded by Councilwoman Tammy Williams working closely with Abdel and Lauren […]

202 schools participate in NJ Dept. of Agriculture fresh produce program

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher has announced that 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program — the highest number since the program began in 2008. FFVP will be offered in 16 counties, including new additions Gloucester and Somerset, during the […]

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

Students thrilled as they head back to school in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students from preschool through senior year returned to school in West Orange on Sept. 9, many for the first time in nearly 18 months.  Mask protocols were in place in all schools. After months of planning, the district hopes to return to some level of normalcy. Though Hurricane Ida caused some […]

Collaborative effort focuses on student vaccinations

Collaborative effort focuses on student vaccinations

​WEST ORANGE, NJ — A partnership between the West Orange Health Department and the Montclair State University School of Nursing provided a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The clinic was open to the community but specifically geared toward students age 12 and older for […]

West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to area elementary schools

West Orange Rotary donates backpacks to area elementary schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Rotary continued its charitable efforts with donations of backpacks to Redwood Elementary School students on Aug. 17 and Kelly Elementary School students on Aug. 18. Redwood Principal Kimya Jackson and Kelly Principal Joel Castillo were on hand to greet the Rotarians and soon-to-be-returning students, who were able to select […]

Pollins assumes newly created position in West Orange School District

Pollins assumes newly created position in West Orange School District

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Tamika A. Pollins has been named the director of assessment, accountability and intervention for the West Orange School District. Pollins began work in this newly created position on Aug. 2 and is looking forward to making a positive impact in areas that include student achievement and assessments, grant writing, and equity. […]

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