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West Orange Students Enjoy Successful First Week of School

September 10, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - It was back to school for West Orange Public School students last week, and despite the sweltering temperatures, there was excitement and smiles.

Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky spent the first day visiting the district's 12 schools. He began his morning at Gregory Elementary School, where he welcomed students, staff, and parents along with new Principal Makeida ...

Long-Awaited Traffic Light Installed at Alisa Drive in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A busy intersection near the West Orange High School (WOHS) just became safer after a long-awaited traffic light was put into operation on Tuesday.

The light will control traffic on major thoroughfare Pleasant Valley Way and side road Alisa Drive near Degnan Park and the high school’s student parking lot and athletic fields. The traffic light cost roughly ...

Freshman Orientation at West Orange High School a Success

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Incoming freshmen from the West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2022 recently wrapped up a two-day orientation program.

"Over 420 students attended the two-day program focused on readying our incoming ninth graders and upperclassmen transfers for successful careers at WOHS,” said Stephan Zichella. “Ice breakers, guided tours, and several small ...

West Orange Schools to Implement Breakfast After The Bell Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington and Hazel Avenue Elementary Schools in West Orange will be implementing the Breakfast After The Bell (BATB) program after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new legislation on May 30 requiring schools to serve breakfast if 70 percent or more of the school’s student population is considered eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. The program will be ...

District Works to Eliminate Legionella Found at Redwood Elementary

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Low levels of Legionella pneumophila, the cause of the Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and often lethal form of pneumonia, have been found at Redwood Elementary, according to the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE).

During Monday night’s WOBOE meeting, Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky explained that a Redwood parent approached him about the ...

First West Orange Engineering Explorations Summer Camp is a Success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first Engineering Explorations Summer Camp held at West Orange High School over the summer was considered a success by instructors, students, and parents alike.

One parent, Tracey Palmer, noted that she was “beyond pleased” with the enrichment program and would highly recommend it.

"STEM concepts were presented and applied in a practical yet ...

West Orange Students Receive $17,090 in Financial Literacy Scholarships

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Circle of Rainbow Sisters Seeking Spiritual and Wellness (CORESSWC) recently awarded $17,090 in Financial Literacy Scholarships to students in grades 5-12 as well as college students in a ceremony held at West Orange Township Hall.

CORESWCC founder Martiza Brown welcomed students and parents along with member Nicole Williams. Council president Susan McCartney ...

Gregory Elementary School Welcomes New Principal

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Makeida Estupiñan has been named as the new principal of Gregory Elementary School following Board of Education approval over the summer. Estupiñan, the former assistant principal at Gregory, will replace retiring Principal Michele Thompson beginning on Sept. 1.

Estupiñan was selected from a broad field of candidates during multiple ...

West Orange Seniors Present at Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School seniors Max Dickman and Morriel Kasher, who have been participating in the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology at Rutgers University, presented to hundreds of invited guests at this summer’s research symposium.

“The entire group is quite small,” said West Orange High School Chemistry ...

Golda Och Academy Graduates First STEM Class

First STEM Class at Golda Och Academy Inspires Students to Tackle Real-World Problems

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy (GOA) recently held a STEM symposium at the Eric F. Ross Upper School campus, celebrating the achievements of high school students in the Dr. Lynne B. Harrison STEM program and the award-winning robotics team, the CodeRunners, as well as showcasing ...


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