WEST ORANGE NJ - On June 4, 34 West Orange High School students were recognized for their achivement of attaining all As in all four marking periods for the 2012-2013 school year. Hayden Moore, Principal, Annette Dade, Assistant Principal, and Cheryl Butler, Director of Guidance, all congratulated the teens and shared their pride in such an outstanding achievement. Each student received an "A Team" Certificate of Achievement and a "Straight As" pin. After the ceremony, students had a Pizza Party.
The West Orange High School Boys Step Team took Second Place in the Youth Step, USA High School Step Competition in Harrisburg, Pa. during the Memorial Day weekend, making them the Number 2 Step Team in the United States.
The boys competed against teams from across the country including, Florida, New York, and Virginia, who won first place this year. The WOHS team took first place last year with their "Nerd" routine. This year the theme was "A day in High School." The team took home a gift prize of $2,000.00 dollars which will be used for scholarships for graduating senior members and uniforms for next year.
“The team is very excited about their 2nd place showing since all teams were very outstanding in their performances,” said William Farley, Music Educator
The West Orange Board of Education Health and Wellness committee is sponsoring the Drop Everything and Dance program in all elementary and middle schools in West Orange.
“Many of our students enjoy dancing. It is a great way for them and individuals of all ages to get and stay in shape,” says Health and Wellness committee chairman Steve Melendez, Vice Principal at Edison Middle School. “Besides being fun, dancing has numerous health benefits such as better cardiovascular endurance and an overall positive sense of well being.”
During the week of June 10, all elementary and middle schools in West Orange have selected a day to hold their own Health and Wellness dance day to the Cha Cha Slide. Staff and Administrators will speak to students about the importance of physical fitness, with dancing one of the ways to remain healthy.
Drop Everything & Dance Dates and Times - June 2013
Gregory – June 11 @ 2 p.m.
Hazel – June 13 @ 9:00 a.m.
Mt Pleasant School June 13th 10am
Pleasantdale – June 10 @ 9:15 a.m.
Redwood – June 13 @ 2:00 p.m.
St. Cloud – June 10 @ 2:30 p.m.
Washington – June 10 @ 9:20 a.m.
Liberty Middle – June 5 @ 8:30 a.m.
Edison Middle – June 11 @ 8:30 a.m.