Special Education Audit Applauds West Orange and Makes Recommendations for Improvement

December 5, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange Public Schools’ desire to maintain students with disabilities in general educational settings was commended in the Special Education Audit recently completed by Bryant, Gemza, Kennoy & Kozlik.

Educational consultants Patrick Keenoy, Jr. and Charles Bryant of the firm reported major audit findings to the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) at its ...

West Orange District Receives $14,680 “Fuel Up to Play 60” Grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange School District recently received a check from the National Football League (NFL) in the amount of $14,680 thanks to the “Fuel Up to Play 60” program, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council, the NFL, and the USDA to support young people in leading healthier lives.

This is the third grant ...

Science National Honor Society Donates Trees to West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) recently spent a morning planting six new trees to beautify the landscape on the Pleasant Valley Way side of West Orange High School (WOHS).

"We have wanted to do something for a while now," said SNHS Advisor Dr. Ronald Brandt. "We all decided to that we would purchase the trees for the high school ...

West Orange High Named NGPF Gold Standard School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School (WOHS) Business Department has been named a Gold Standard School by Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit advocacy organization that provides support to financial educators.

"We discovered that your school is one of the few delivering the 'gold standard:' a required, semester-long personal finance course," said Tim ...

West Orange Principal's Fundraiser Nets $2,000 for Graduating Seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School Principal's Scholarship fundraiser "Pocketbook Bingo" netted $2,000 for graduating seniors and put smiles on the faces of all who attended.

More than 65 attendees enjoyed an evening of bingo, desserts, and fun as numbers were called and winners collected their Coach or Michael Kors handbag at the Nov. 17 ...

Vocational Tech High School Students Participate in 10th Annual Disability Mentoring Day Program

EAST HANOVER, NJ – Students from West Orange High School (WOHS) were recently among the more than 100 high school students with disabilities to participate in the 10th annual Disability Mentoring Day program, hosted by Novartis for students from 14 area high schools in honor of National Disability Mentoring Day.

The annual event at the company’s East Hanover campus helps ...

Tri-M Music Honor Society Inducts 67 from West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sixty-seven students from theater, band, orchestra, marching band, glee club and choirs were inducted into the West Orange High School Tri-M Music Honor Society this month.

Tri-M Music Honor Society, formerly known as Modern Music Masters, is both a middle school and high school honor society and is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

West Orange Students Garner Top Scores at FCCLA State Competition

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students from West Orange High School (WOHS) attended the Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) state conference in Cherry Hill on Nov. 20 and returned with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

The annual conference brings together high school FCCLA students for competitions and information sessions in various areas of family and consumer ...

Our Lady of the Lake School Celebrates Second-Consecutive Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Our Lady of the Lake School Principal Benjamin Ronquillo recently led a Blue Ribbon Celebration highlighting the school’s second-consecutive Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award. West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi acknowledged Our Lady of the Lake (OLL) with a Mayoral Proclamation and Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan issued a Certificate of Achievement to the school.

Also ...

West Orange School District Collects Food for Needy Families

WEST ORANGE, NJ - As Thanksgiving approaches, public schools across West Orange have been collecting non-perishable food items that will be distributed to local families in need.

The township collects the donations from the schools and volunteers spearheaded by Social Services Director Patti Duffy box an entire Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and all the trimmings. Families are ...

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