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Roosevelt Middle School Teacher Named Winner of Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest

April 28, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Aliki Salamone from Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange has been named the local winner of the Livingston Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest.

Students were invited to nominate their favorite teacher by writing essays, poems, or thank-you letters that explain how their teacher has influenced their life and reveal why they appreciate and admire him or her.

West Orange Senior Citizen Prom Rocks the House

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With a great turnout of senior citizens and a large group of enthusiastic students from the Student Council, National Honor Society, musicians, and Boys Step Team, the West Orange High School (WOHS) Senior Citizen Prom rocked the house on April 19.

“This is the first time the National Honor Society and Student Council worked together on the event,” said WOHS ...

West Orange High School Freshman Orientation Offers Co-Curricular Opportunities

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Freshman Orientation Night at West Orange High School (WOHS) on April 20 drew hundreds of eighth-grade students and their families, who were given the opportunity to find out about sports, clubs, marching band, step teams, theater and more.

From the National and World Language Honor Societies, to technology, debate, sound design, Gay Straight Alliance, and so much more, the ...

West Orange Mayor Reads to Mt. Pleasant Elementary Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi recently participated in Mayor’s Day at Mount Pleasant Elementary School, where he visited the classes and read a story to a Kindergarten class.

The RSVP Center of Essex County, which is sponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ, currently has 51 “RSVP Reading Buddies” volunteers visiting elementary schools in West ...

West Orange Board of Education Addresses Miscommunication Regarding Staffing and Budget Cuts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Board of Education President Sandra Mordecai released the following statement regarding the budget and staffing cuts:

“The board members have been receiving emails stating how important librarians are in our schools district. We could not agree more. There has been some misinformation that has been shared and we need to clear up the ...

Tensions Arise at West Orange Board of Education Meeting Amidst Calls for Community Healing

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Even with a tentative agreement for teachers’ salary and health benefits now providing hope for a new contract between the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) and the West Orange Education Association, tensions were still running high at the WOBOE meeting on Tuesday.

Among the items that generated the most heated comments were Superintendent Jeffrey ...

West Orange High School Students Walk Out With a Purpose

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following a "walkout" demonstration organized and attended by hundreds of West Orange High School (WOHS) students at Suriano Stadium on Monday, the West Orange Education Association and Board of Education have announced a tentative agreement regarding healthcare benefits and salary increases.

According to an email sent to district teachers, “there ...

West Orange Superintendent of Schools Makes Announcement Regarding Budget Cuts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Rutzky made the following announcement on Tuesday regarding budget cuts:

"Based on the tentative agreement for health benefits and salary with the West Orange Education Association, the additional $1.3 million dollars in budget cuts will no longer be needed. Therefore, the library media specialist positions ...

West Orange Board of Education Announces Tentative Settlement with Education Association

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) and the West Orange Education Association announced today that a tentative agreement with regard to health benefits and salary increases has been made.

There are still some important issues to resolve, according to the WOBOE, but health benefits and salary increases have been the major issues to agree upon.

More information ...

Awesome Marchers of West Orange to Host “Paint ‘n Sip” for Autism Awareness

ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Awesome Marchers is hosting a “Paint ‘n Sip” fundraiser on April 23 at Artfull Bean Artisan Café in Orange with all proceeds going toward the PASSE (Parents Advocating for Special Services in Education) Scholarship Fund of West Orange.

The members of PASSE volunteer their time, energy and knowledge to ...

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