West Orange Board of Education Members Express Concern About Falling Math Scores in PARCC Standardardized Test

October 21, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Declining math scores by West Orange High School (WOHS) students who are taking the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) standardized test was a focus of concern expressed by several members of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) at the board’s meeting on Wednesday.

“The big drop off in the math scores in grades 9-12 ...

West Orange High School Names 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School has announced the names of its 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

Derek Lim was named the 2017 West Orange High School Valedictorian. Lim is the captain of Cross-Country Track and hopes to start a Science Olympiad team at the high school. He hopes to major in mathematics and attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Mariel Go ...

VGo™ Robot is First of its Kind to Help West Orange Student Attend School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Ailing Mt. Pleasant kindergarten student Henry Chang is now able to attend school while undergoing medical treatment, thanks to VGo™, a device controlled remotely by the user that allows them to interact in another location. It is the first robot of its type to make an appearance in a West Orange School.

Kindergarten students recently gathered in Ms.

West Orange High School Student Wins SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Conference Statesman Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) student Shaurya Sangvi won the coveted Statesman Award at the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) Conference, held in Washington, DC, Sept. 17-21.

SkillsUSA is one of the national student organizations at West Orange High School that is funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, which ...

West Orange High School Homecoming King and Queen Crowned

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Bryce Millington and Emma Scalora were crowned the 2016 West Orange High School Homecoming King and Queen during halftime activities in Suriano Stadium on Oct. 14.

Junior Ogoke and Ashley Velasquez were crowned Honorary Homecoming King and Queen.

Halftime activities also included performances by the SEC Champion Cheerleaders and the award-winning Marching ...

Kelly Elementary School Participates in International Walk to School Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Kelly Elementary School students, parents, teachers and community leaders once again joined together for International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5. Begun in 1997, “International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.”

International Walk to School day has become ...

West Orange Public Schools Recognize “Week of Respect”

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange Schools commemorated the New Jersey state-mandated “Week of Respect” Oct. 3-7 with a series of events meant to create self-acceptance and respect for others.

Following the passage of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act in 2010, with amendments in 2011, a new series of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying requirements were established ...

Golda Och Academy Bids Bon Voyage to Security Team Member Michael Mault on Fundraising Mission

WEST ORANGE, NJ— Golda Och Academy (GOA) Lower School students and faculty recently bid bon voyage to Michael Mault, a member of the GOA security team, who is embarking on a 44-day transatlantic voyage to raise funds for glioblastoma, an illness that took the lives of his mother, brother and dear friend.

Mault will set sail on board the Europa, a 105-year-old tall ...

Golda Och Academy Announces National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Scholars

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy recently announced that Daniel Cohen and Kimberly Jo Robins were named as National Merit Semifinalists, and Lindsay Biebelberg, Aviva Kamens, and Hannah Sturm were awarded a "Letter of Commendation" after more than 1.6-million high school juniors took the the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

In ...

West Orange School District Responds to "Creepy Clown" Social Media Threats to High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School administration was made aware of a posting on Instagram on Oct. 3, made by an unknown individual known as “Bobby the Clown,” who posted a picture of the high school and wrote, “this school next hahaha.”

On Oct. 3, Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky assured parents and guardians that the West Orange Police ...

Sandra Mordecai for West Orange Board of Education

October 20, 2016

Dear Editor,
I am writing to express my strong support for the re-election of Sandra Mordecai to the West Orange Board of Education.  

I have known Sandra for eight years and worked with her during President Obama's campaign. She was then, and still is, a compassionate and tireless fighter for fairness and those who need "a voice". Since serving on the board, Ms. Mordecai ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It’s been a remarkable 12 months for Rutgers.

In May, President Barack Obama punctuated Rutgers’ yearlong 250th birthday celebration, becoming the first sitting president to deliver the university’s Commencement Day address.

A series of memorable activities throughout the year focused the university community on students, faculty, staff and ...

97% of Westfield High School Graduates Continuing Education

A total of 97 percent of the Westfield High School (WHS) graduates of 2016 are pursuing a higher education this fall. According to a report released by the WHS Office of Counseling Services, 450 students are continuing their education with 91 percent attending four-year colleges and universities, 5 percent attending two-year colleges, and 1 perecent entering vocational, business ...