WEST ORANGE, NJ – The children of West Orange Public School District administrators, teachers and supervisors enjoyed a special day of luncheons and activities on April 27 as “Take Your Children to Work Day” brightened offices and classrooms.

Initially known as “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” in 1992 by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation, the program grew into a non-profit that encourages parents to bring both sons and daughters to school in the United States, Canada and Australia so children could see and learn about their parents’ jobs and different career opportunities.

Central Office held a special luncheon and activities in addition to all eleven public schools. Superintendent Jeff Rutzky and Assistant Superintendent Eveny De Mendez brought their children to work with Central Office staff, while at Liberty Middle School superheroes greeted the children and the day ended in a student-faculty basketball game that raised money for autism awareness.

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West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore turned over the reins for the day to Christopher Dahl and brother Andy, young sons of English teacher Jennifer Dahl, who became principal and assistant principal of the day. 

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