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 […]

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 […]

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