Inclusive camp fair to be held in West Orange, vendors wanted

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parents Advisory Council, in conjunction with Parents Advocating for Special Services in Education, has announced an inclusive camp fair to be held Friday, April 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave. The event will provide […]

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 […]

WOSEPAC to present ‘What is PerformCare?’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Committee will present “What is PerformCare?” at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive, on Monday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. PerformCare provides access to the right care at the right time. PerformCare creates partnerships between parents, family support organizations, service providers and […]

BOE hears special ed. action plan update

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was updated at its May 7 meeting on the progress of the action plan resulting from the recent special education audit, with a presentation by Kristin Gogerty, the district’s director of special services. An audit of the district’s special education services began last year and […]

Special Needs Symposium highlights WOPD programming

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department hosted a Special Needs Symposium at Liberty Middle School on April 27, offering residents the opportunity to learn more about caring for someone with special needs. Officer Chris Jacksic told residents about the department’s Take Me Home program, which allows residents to register a family member […]

WOPD to hold special needs symposium

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department will hold a special needs symposium on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Liberty Middle School, 1 Kelly Drive in West Orange. The WOPD recently implemented Take Me Home, a registration and tracking program that helps law enforcement locate seniors, special-needs children and […]

WOSEPAC to hold egg hunt

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Council will hold a special needs egg hunt on Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Degnan Park, 650 Pleasant Valley Way. The event will include face painting, a sensory craft table and other fun activities. Also, from 4 to 5 p.m., […]

Expert report says WO special education is successful

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board Education heard a presentation on the recent audit of the district’s special education program at its Dec. 4 meeting, and received praise for the program’s successes and recommendations as to how the district can improve. The report was presented by Charlie Bryant and Patrick Keenoy, educational consultants […]