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Teen Dating Abuse Experts Visit West Orange High School Health Classes

January 17, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Experts from the Center for Women, National Council of Jewish Women/Essex, presented on the topic of teen dating abuse in West Orange High School health classes last week, where students used lessons taught in their “Relationships and Abuse” health unit to analyze real-life scenarios that were presented. 

All students were given an informative catalog ...

West Orange Principals' Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Feb. 2

WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange Education Foundation will be sponsoring Principals' Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Feb. 2.

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Rock Lanes, and proceeds will benefit the West Orange Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to eligible graduating seniors from West Orange High School.

Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, ...

West Orange Dungeons & Dragons Club Promotes Youth Development and Education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Elves, Giant Spiders and bow-wielding Bandits have taken over the West Orange Public Library on Friday afternoons—not through the fantasy novels lining the shelves or the latest J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation of Peter Jackson waiting to be rented off the library's DVD rack, but through the teenage Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) club’s weekly ...

Orange/West Orange UNICO Announces Scholarship Opportunities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange UNICO Chapter has announced that it will award seven scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students of West Orange High School (WOHS) and West Orange residents attending Seton Hall Prep as well as an Italian Language Award in the amount of $500 to one student at each school.

Scholarships are open to all students regardless of race, creed or ...

West Orange Student Requests More Representation on Board of Education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange student who spoke at the board of education’s reorganization meeting on Monday stressed the importance of having better student representation on district decisions, as West Orange students are often the ones being directly affected, he said.

Acting Superintendent of Schools Eveny de Mendez praised Sam Selikoff, who spoke with the support of his ...

West Orange Board of Education Welcomes New Members for 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) welcomed two new members at its meeting Monday night as the board reorganized its members and positions after the departure of former board president Ron Charles and former member Irv Schwarzbaum.

Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales, a former educator who brings 38 years of experience in education, were sworn in as the ...

Washington Elementary Students Learn Computer Science Through Hour of Code

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Fourth and fifth grade students at Washington Elementary School recently joined in an international celebration of computer science by hosting their own "Hour of Code" events.

Washington was one of many schools across West Orange and the world to participate in these activities, most taking place during Computer Science Education Week (CSEW). CSEW is timed to ...

West Orange 14-Year-Old Named to Time Magazine's "25 Most Influential Teens of 2018"

WEST ORANGE, NJ — International activist Marley Dias, a freshman at West Orange High School (WOHS), was recently named to “Time” magazine's list of "Top 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018” in addition to being previously named to “Ebony 100's” Power 100 list as a Community Crusader.

Dias, who at 14 years old is the youngest person to be ...

Liberty Middle School Holds Simulated Climate Summit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the international Conference of Parties (COP24) Climate Summit held in Katowice, Poland earlier this month, students at Liberty Middle School (LMS) held a simulated summit of their own on Dec. 17.

LMS students used a rubric created by Climate Interactive to hold their own climate summit. Eighth grade science teacher Vince DeJesus organized the ...

Parade of Honors Recognizes Achievements of West Orange Schools and Community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — During the second annual “Parade of Honors” held on Monday at West Orange High School (WOHS) auditorium, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) ended the year by recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding students and faculty members as well as members of the community at large.

The event, which was established in 2017 by outgoing WOBOE President Ron ...


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