West Orange High School Boys Step Team Wins Regional Title

February 17, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School boys step team took the regional crown at the Youth Step USA Regional Competition held at the high school last week.

The WOHS girls step team placed third in the competition.

The boys team will advance to the National Competition to be held at Newark Symphony Hall on May 25 and May 26.

Regional Stepping Championship to be Held at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The award-winning West Orange High School girls and boys step teams will be competing at the 2018 Youth Step USA New Jersey Regional High School Stepping Championship on Saturday at West Orange High School.

Winners of the regional competition will move on to the state competition in Harrisburg, PA, in May.

The event is sponsored by Youth Step USA. The West Orange High ...

Liberty Middle to Host 17th Annual West Orange Music Faculty Scholarship Concert

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 17th annual West Orange Music Faculty Scholarship Concert will be held on Feb. 6 at Liberty Middle School, beginning at 7 p.m. The anticipated event brings together the talented members of the music faculty performing a diverse array of musical genres and with multiple instruments.

The evening will feature a medley of songs from “In the ...

West Orange Third Graders Write and Illustrate Their Own Books

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Students in Paul Stefanelli’s third grade class at Redwood Elementary School had an opportunity to write and design their own books, recently presenting their work to family and friends at a Writing Celebration.

“After several weeks of reviewing fiction pieces and continuing to implement the writing process effectively, I challenged my class to write their ...

West Orange Theater Students Named Finalists at New Jersey Thespian Festival

TRENTON, NJ – Awards continued for West Orange High School theater students at the 2018 New Jersey Thespian Festival at Robbinsville High School in Trenton.

West Orange High School's Thespian Society Troupe 1530 and Theatre Advanced class members prepared monologues, scenes, films and musical pieces and competed against other acting students from New Jersey. Students ...

West Orange Italian Club Learns to Dance the Pizzica

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In order to reinforce curriculum studies on culture, students in the West Orange High School (WOHS) Italian Club learned the popular Pizzica dance last week.

Italian teachers Vincenza Amabile and Rosanna Zamloot, WOHS dance teacher Melissa Sande, and guest instructor Lisa Grimes of Montclair State University led the students in the step progressions required to learn ...

West Orange R&B Artist to Premiere First Music Video

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Carl Brister will officially release his first music video for his original song “Turning Point” on Thursday at Pink Cupcakes Bakery, the local small business featured in the music video portraying those at a turning point that pursue their passions, according to Brister.

Brister will showcase his song “Turning Point” ...

West Orange High School Sophomore Crowned as Poetry Out Loud Winner

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange sophomore Rachel Favetta was recently named the winner of the eighth annual Poetry Out Loud competition at West Orange High School (WOHS), and freshman Shanelle Chambliss was named first runner-up.

Favetta's performances of "The Albatross" by Kate Bass and "And If I Did, What Then?" by George Gascoigne resonated with judges and ...

West Orange Couple to Perform at NJ Jazz Society Social

MADISON, NJ — West Orange vocalist Kate Baker and her husband, guitarist Vic Juris, will be the headliners at the New Jersey Jazz Society’s next jazz social, to be held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Shanghai Jazz in Madison.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Baker is “one of the most impressive performers to come along in years,” and the Boston Globe said ...

West Orange High School to Host Winter Color Guard Invitational

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) Winter Guard Competition will be held in the Tarnoff Gymnasium at West Orange High School (WOHS), 51 Conforti Avenue, on Jan. 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. WOHS host the event and the varsity and junior varsity (JV) teams will perform in exhibition.

The varsity show title is "The Passing Storm," with musical ...

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A Call for Entries: New Jersey Teen Media Contest Celebrates Family and Diversity

February 6, 2018

The New Jersey Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Family Development recently issued a call for entries for the 23rd Annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which reinforces the department’s mission to celebrate and support families.

The statewide contest is open to all New Jersey middle and high school-aged students. In 2018, the contest will accept ...