Golda Och Academy Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

February 24, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Daniel Cohen and Kim Robins, seniors at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, have been named National Merit Finalists. Less than 1 percent of seniors (approximately 15,000) in the U.S. are named finalists.

The National Merit Scholarship Organization selects finalists based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores from October 2015 as ...

West Orange Board of Education Approves Special Education Audit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the West Orange Public Schools District is generally well-known for its excellent special education program, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) authorized a special education audit to review how it can be even stronger during its meeting on Monday.

The audit will be conducted over a 22-day period by EIRC (Educational Information and Resource ...

Superintendent Explains West Orange High School's 85-Percent Graduation Rate 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With only an 85-percent graduation rate this past year, West Orange High School fell well short of its goal of having a 95-percent graduation rate, according to Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky, who addressed this challenge head-on at the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting Monday.  

Rutzky said that West Orange is penalized for having an 18-21 ...

Academic and Artistic Success Stories Featured at West Orange Board of Education Meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange students who are considered to be succeeding brilliantly in academic, artistic and musical pursuits at both Mount Pleasant Elementary School and St. Cloud Elementary School as well as West Orange High School (WOHS) made special presentation to the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) and those in attendance at its meeting on Monday.

Students from ...

West Orange Fifth-Grader Atticus Horne Wins Gregory Geobee for Second Consecutive Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Fifth-grade Gregory Elementary School student Atticus Horne won for the second consecutive year and Ryan Hains was the runner-up at the National Geographic Bee ("Geobee") on Feb. 2.

The school bee, where students answered questions on geography, was the first round of the 29th annual National Geographic Bee.

Thousands of schools around the United States and in ...

Our Lady of the Lake One of 50 Private Schools to be Nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

Verona, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School (OLL), a 2011 Blue Ribbon School, received its second-consecutive nomination for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). 

OLL is one of 50 private schools throughout the nation to have its application submitted to the U.S. Department of Education for further review. The list of ...

Second Annual New Jersey PTA Reflections Art Show Recognizes West Orange Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The second-annual NJCPTA Reflections Art Show recently held at Liberty Middle School in West Orange awarded students placing in the national competition.

This year’s theme was “What is Your Story?” and featured several types of art to reflect West Orange students in grades K-12, including pencil, crayon, watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, ...

West Orange High School Principal's Bowling for Scholarship Dollars Rolls a Strike

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eagle Rock Lanes hosted the annual Bowling for Scholarship Dollars fundraiser on Saturday led by West Orange High School (WOHS) principal Hayden Moore. 

Moore could be seen throughout the event greeting guests and thanking them for their support as they came through the doors.

“We have at least 23 lanes and a line to the door,” said Moore.

Roosevelt Middle School Student Places Second In 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Program

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Roosevelt Middle School seventh grade student William Armstead received second-place in the Essex County 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Program in January.

Armstead competed against 27 chosen competitors from the Essex County area.

“We are very proud of young Will,” said Roosevelt Principal Lionel Hush. “He’s a great ...

Morris Museum Brings "Tree Tales" to Hazel Elementary School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Third-grade students at Hazel Elementary School received a visit in January from Dawn Esposito of the Morris Museum, who brought a curated collection of tree leaves and branches as part of the museum's "Tree Tales" visiting outreach program.

Students were able to explore the collection and learn about the lifecycle of trees, animals that depend on trees, ...

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Orange/West Orange UNICO to Host 43rd Annual Sports Breakfast

February 17, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO National will be hosting its 43rd Annual Sports Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School (WOHS).

The event, which typically attracts more than 300 people, honors the “unsung heroes” from West Orange High School, Seton Hall Prep, Golda Och Academy and Orange ...