West Orange High School Continues Successes; Drop Everything and Dance Programs to be Held at all West Orange Elementary and Middle Schools

Kneeling: Xuran Zhong, Emily Adelsohn, Susannah Crowell, Hannah Rudoltz, Raashmi Patalapati, Elizabeth Butler, Kristin Donadio, MarieClaire Langdon   First Row Standing: Asst. Principal  Annette Dade, Therese Dachille, Andrew Cumming, Matthew Roufaeal, Cory Wong, Mia Edelstein, Kevin Kapner, Schreya  Anand, Nireesha Sidduri, Mythili Kanagala, Nancy Jimenez, Annlynn Fernandes, Brianna Attamante, Teresa Ann Narduzzi, Alison Lawlor, Harper McVey   Back Row Standing: Principal Hayden Moore, Dylan Pennell, Harrison Blum, Conal Donagher, Michael Racanelli, Thomas Tran, Thomas Bradley, Michael Leonardis, Guidance Dir. Cheryl Butler   Not in Photo:  Rene Chalom,, Gavin Cohn, Markus Fonvil,                          Ethan Henley   Credits: Simon Says
Stefan Smith, Ezekiel Markin, Malcolm Iyizoba, Billy Pierre, Reggie Conserve, Zalen King, Marc Louis, (front row: Yvenson Monperousse, Jaynick Joseph) Credits: Simon Says
The West Orange School District Health and Wellness Committee: Cecilia Minton, Nancy Feldman, Laura Lab, Michele San-horstman, Nick Douglas and Lisa Apa. Also picture Mt Pleasant Principal Mike Schiavo. Credits: Simon Says

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.

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“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.




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