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Tony Winner Lends Song to West Orange High School Holiday Concert Thursday

December 6, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ – “I Like Musicals,” an original song penned by Tony winner and multiple Tony nominee Laura Benanti, will be a featured musical piece at the West Orange High School Holiday Concert on Thursday—and the trip from Broadway to West Orange is one of friendship and camaraderie that spans decades.

Benanti and WOHS Chorus Director John Hellyer have been close ...

Golda Och Academy to Host Programs for Families Interested in Transitioning from Public to Private School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Recognizing that families looking to switch their children from public school to private Jewish day school often have several questions about the transition process, Golda Och Academy is hosting two upcoming Coffee & Conversation meetings at the Wilf Lower School Campus in West Orange on Dec. 15 and Jan. 18.

Although students from a variety of Jewish ...

West Orange Students Explore Educational and Career Options at Disability Mentoring Day

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Ten West Orange High School students with disabilities were among more than 100 students from 11 schools that recently visited Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) for National Disability Mentoring Day, a day of career exploration for students with special needs.

The annual event in October, held at the company’s East Hanover campus, helped these ...

West Orange Whole Foods Donates Nearly $4,000 to West Orange Scholarship Fund

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange Whole Foods Supermarket, located at 235 Prospect Avenue, presented the West Orange Scholarship Fund with a $3,987.18 check on Nov. 1, following the “5 Percent Fundraiser” held at the store on Sept. 21.

The WOSF partnered with Whole Foods on Sept. 21 and five percent of the total sales of the day went to the fund.

WOSF President Rich Rizzolo ...

West Orange Rotary Club Provides Dictionaries to Third Graders

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Each year, members of the West Orange Rotary Club give dictionaries to all third-grade students in the West Orange Public School District as part of the organization’s community outreach.

Rotary volunteers recently stopped by Hazel Elementary School to distributed the dictionaries.

"The students are always excited to receive the dictionaries and learn ...

West Orange Scholarship Fund Hosts Successful 'Master Chef' Fundraiser

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of West Orange's school and local community gathered in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School (WOHS) on Nov. 18 for the Mountaineer Master Chef competition, all in an effort to benefit the Principal's Scholarship Fund. The event was also sponsored by the West Orange Scholarship Fund and underwritten by Sodexo.

The evening featured five teams ...

West Orange Board of Education Explores Improving Academic Achievement

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In addition to recognizing the West Orange High School (WOHS) girls volleyball and girls tennis teams for being league champions as well as the school for winning the NJSIAA Sportsmanship Award, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) turned its attention to ways its five-year strategic plan is being put into action to improve student academic achievement.

Assistant ...

West Orange High School Senior Performs with New Jersey All-State Orchestra

WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School senior Austin Bartola had the unique opportunity to perform with the New Jersey All-State Orchestra in Atlantic City, Nov. 9-11.

Bartola, a battery percussionist, performed with the all-state band in February 2016. A number of string and wind musicians and percussionists were selected for the Atlantic City performances, including ...

West Orange High School MasterChef Competition Friday Expected to “Cook Up” a Great Time

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Excitement is building for this year’s West Orange High School MasterChef competition, and there are still a few spaces remaining to come out and enjoy the evening while supporting the Principal’s Scholarship Fund.

The five-judge panel for the competition has been announced to include: Chef Gagner, WOHS Culinary Teacher; Jesse Jones, Professional Chef, ...

West Orange High School Alumnus Jordan Green Releases First Album “Needle in a Haystack” on Bongo Boy Records

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Less than six months after graduating from West Orange High School, Class of 2016 alumnus Jordan Green has released his first country album, “Needle in a Haystack,” on Bongo Boy Records.

At 18 years old, Green has already received steady radio rotation on stations across the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

“I'm very excited about ...

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Upcoming Events

Tue, December 13, 12:00 PM

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Turtle Tots Program Returns to the Cora Hartshorn ...

Education Green

Wed, December 14, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Introduction to Judaism

Education Religions And Spirituality

RU Entrepreneurs Work to Solve Refugee Crisis

Partisan pundits have spent the past year discussing the international refugee crisis to no end. But for some Rutgers University students, talk isn’t enough.

They’re trying to do something about it—and they might see a fat payday along the way.

Nine teams will detail their plans from 5-9:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 9, in the Busch Campus Center multi-purpose room, in an annual ...

Learning to Cope with Loss - A Win for Westfield High School Freshmen

While Westfield High School students certainly know how to win, the school’s health educators want them to be prepared for loss as well. Understanding the strain that entering high school could have on teenagers, the WHS Health Department continues to build on its support program for students. 

In addition to a transition program arranged by the WHS Counseling Department, the Health ...