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Registration for Kindergarten 2017-2018 Opens Feb. 13 in West Orange

January 15, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin February 13th, 2017. Resident children born on or before Oct. 1, 2012 are eligible to be registered.

To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be five years of age on or before Oct. 1, 2017. West Orange residents must call the Registration Office at 973-669-5400, ext. 20505, 20506, 20507, 20508, ...

World Climate Change Negotiations Simulation Held at Liberty Middle School

This article was written by Liberty Middle School eighth graders Brianna Dannemiller and Wilnica Destine. It originally appeared in “The Liberty Ledger” and was shared with TAPinto West Orange. 

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Students in the Eighth Grade Science Honors program at Liberty Middle School recently participated in the World Climate Change Negotiations Simulation. To date, ...

Poetry Out Loud 2017 Winner Crowned at West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Bianca Trinidad was named the winner of the Eleventh Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition held at West Orange High School last week, and Elijah Chilton was named runner-up with only two points separating the two seniors.

Trinidad recited “I Felt a Funeral in My Brain,” by Emily Dickinson and “Dear Reader,” by Rita Mae Reese, to capture the ...

West Orange Board of Education Reorganizes; Parents Rebuke Handling of Contract Negotiations

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the election of Sandra Mordecai as president of the West Orange Board of Education and Irv Schwarzbaum as the board’s vice-president, a dozen parents and teachers rebuked the board for its handling of contract negotiations with the teacher’s union—the West Orange Education Association (WOEA)— on Thursday.

Mordecai and Mark ...

Parents React to Unexpected Closing of Livingston's KinderCare Learning Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston KinderCare Learning Center, located on the St. Barnabas Hospital Campus, unexpectedly closed its doors on Dec. 16, leaving many parents upset and confused as to why it would close its doors so abruptly.

Initially, according to parents, they were informed that this was because the center's lease had expired. However, when asked for further information, ...

West Orange High School Intergenerational Program Continues at Daughters of Israel

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Daughters of Israel Retirement Home, located at 1155 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, is once again hosting the West Orange High School Intergenerational Program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Students in Doug Drabik’s Ninth Grade Honors World History met their senior citizen partners in late October and quickly established relationship with each ...

American Heart Association Delivers CPR Kit to West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A brand new CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) instructional kit valued at $649 was delivered to West Orange High School by the American Heart Association in December.

Katie Kinney, CPR Schools Manager for the AHA, contacted Health and district Physical Education Supervisor Kevin Alvine in October to offer the free kit for the 12th grade CPR program. The ...

Redwood Elementary School Fourth Graders Display “Map in a Month” Projects

WEST ORANGE, NJ – “Mathland,” “Sweetopia,” “United States of Technology,” and “Xbox Nation.” These created countries, along with over forty others, were on display in Jessica Morano’s fourth grade Redwood Elementary School classroom on Dec. 22 as part of the annual “Map in a Month” project.

The project is a long-time ...

Poetry Out Loud Finals to be Held at West Orange High School Jan. 4

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The spoken word will be highlighted at the Eleventh Annual Poetry Out Loud finals at West Orange High School on Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium located on the Pleasant Valley Way side of the campus at 51 Conforti Ave.

The vision of Poetry Out Loud is described by organizers as “a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn ...

Betty Maddalena Foundation Donates Stand2Learn Desks to West Orange School District

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Betty Maddalena Foundation, formed in 2011 following the death of West Orange educator Betty Maddalena, recently donated 63 Stand2Learn desks at a cost of $14,000 throughout all schools in the West Orange district.

The initiative was started by Christine Aker, a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) in West Orange, who is also actively involved ...

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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Summer Internships for High School Juniors

January 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced this week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program.

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Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Offers Summer Internships for High School Juniors

January 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced this week that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO) is seeking high school juniors to participate in the ECPO’s annual summer internship program.

The five-week program is designed to expose high school students to careers in law, law enforcement and government. The summer internship program will ...