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West Orange High School Dance Program “Raises the Barre” for 2017-18 School Year

August 9, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The inaugural year of the West Orange High School Dance program “raised the barre” for students and dancers, and even more is planned in the 2017-18 school year.

Dance teacher Melissa Sande is more than up to the task of developing the program, which completed its first year of Dance I.

Sande received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montclair State ...

West Orange Board of Education Remembers Former Board Member

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) this week acknowledged the passing of former WOBOE member Warren Fuller, who died on Monday.

According to the board, Fuller served the community from 1996-2004 with great distinction. He was a Certified Board Leader, receiving the highest accommodation from New Jersey School Boards Association, and provided ...

More Than 400 Students Attend West Orange Summer Enrichment Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange School District Summer Enrichment Program wrapped up on July 28 after a week of musical and dance performances by students, teachers and high school helpers. A tech class slideshow by tech students highlighting the Enrichment Program was also presented. 

“Over 430 students participated in this year’s Summer Enrichment program,” ...

Hundreds of Essex County Children Benefit from NCJW Back 2 School Store

Hundreds of economically disadvantaged children in Essex County shop at no cost for brand-new school items   

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The faces of hundreds of economically disadvantaged children living in Essex County were lighting up on Sunday as they shopped at no cost for brand-new items for school at the ninth annual National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)/Essex Back 2 ...

Outstanding Meal Account Balance Grows in West Orange School District

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The outstanding meal account balance is currently $29,000 from the Township or West Orange's ten public schools, according to Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky.

During Monday's West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting, Rutzky said that children who do not have the money to pay for lunch are given the food, and their families are ...

West Orange Board of Education to Allocate $500,000 Back to Taxpayers

WEST ORANGE, NJ – After an often heated discussion about how to divide up the additional $1.5 million in state aid the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) received this month, the members of the board voted on Monday to give $500,000 of the aid back to the township’s taxpayers.

Voting in favor of giving back a third of the aid to the taxpayers was board president Sandra ...

New Preschool Still On Hold in West Orange  

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) is still trying to work out a lease agreement with The Life Christian Church, which would be the site for the township’s preschool if an agreement can be reached soon, according to Jeffrey Rutzky’s superintendent report at Monday’s WOBOE meeting.

“We are very close to an agreement,” said ...

Local Teens Learn From Chinese Visitors at West Essex YMCA Teen Camp

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Teens from Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells and Roseland have spent the last two weeks learning from and enjoying the company of 19 teens from Zhuhai, China at the West Essex YMCA’s Teen Adventure Camp.

YMCA employee Lisa Zhang recently connected the Y with a Chinese organization called EduAcross AmeriChina, which has US representatives who organize overseas ...

West Orange Educator Receives Excellence in Education Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange educator Ryan DelGuerico, dean of students and sustainable technology and engineering studies director, recently received the Excellence in Education Award from the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) for his work developing an innovative curriculum that teaches students to design and create solar light circuits.  

According to the NJCCC, ...

West Orange High School Artists Design Mural for CPR Room

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Graduating seniors at West Orange High School (WOHS) recently completed a creative mural in the CPR room to send a message to future students of the importance of certification in CPR. Seniors can receive credits for CPR classes by taking the class for one semester and taking the exam.

Physical Education (PE) teacher Ozzie Diaz, who also spearheaded this year’s blood ...

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"All Jewish History in One Hour…Really!" at Livingston's Temple B'nai Abraham

August 15, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple B'nai Abraham Congregational Learning presents "All Jewish History in One Hour…Really!" with Professor David N. Myers, President, Center for Jewish History, Sadie and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History, UCLA.

Myers returns this fall to discuss his just-published Jewish History, part of the ...