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West Orange Township and Schools Partner on Sustainable Jersey Grant Project

May 28, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sustainable Jersey Directors Samantha McGraw, Randy Solomon and Kaitlyn Vollmer recently announced that the Township of West Orange has been awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant to work with West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) students to construct artificial floating islands at Vincent's Pond in Degnan Park.

According to WOPS Superintendent Dr. Scott ...

West Orange Superintendent Addresses Challenges of On-Site Graduation Ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to allow in-person graduation ceremonies after July 6 with social-distancing requirements in place, West Orange Superintendent of Schools Dr. J. Scott Cascone acknowledged the challenges that would accompany such an event and addressed the district’s standpoint on graduation plans for the Class of 2020.

As he awaited ...

West Orange Arts Council Virtual Exhibit Features High School Students

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the annual art exhibition featuring Advanced Placement (AP) art seniors from West Orange High School was canceled this spring, the West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) made sure that the students received their well-deserved accolades through a virtual art show.

“I walk into my classroom each time excited to see what new things will be created that day,” ...

Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

West Orange High School Counselor Recognized by NJSCA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Cheryl Butler, Director of Student Personnel Services at West Orange High School (WOHS), was recently recognized by the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA) as a 2020 High School Scholarship Nominee.

Butler received the recognition following nomination by WOHS senior Darlene Folas for recognizing the important role of the school counselor. Folas also ...

Video: West Orange AP Recognition Ceremony Honors Academic Excellence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Advanced Placement (AP) students at West Orange High School (WOHS) were recently honored at the 18th annual Advanced Placement Recognition Ceremony, which was broadcast locally on TV 36/45. The ceremony, which can be viewed in its entirety below, highlighted the academic accomplishments of students taking AP exams during the 2019-2020 school year.

AP students, who ...

65 West Orange High School Students Awarded NJDOE Seal of Biliteracy

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Sixty-five West Orange High School (WOHS) students have received the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Seal of Biliteracy, with several receiving trilingual and quadrilingual proficiency. 

According to the website, the Seal of Biliteracy award is granted by a school, district, organization or state “in recognition of students who have ...

West Orange School District Presents New Allergy Management Policy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Among a series of mandated policies approved on first reading during last week’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) was the new “Management of Life Threatening Allergies in Schools” policy, which coincided with Allergy Awareness Week from May 10 to 16.

West Orange Schools Superintendent Dr. J. Scott Cascone expressed hope that the board would ...

West Orange Alumna Works for Immigrant Rights During Pandemic

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2015 alumna Esther Davila has been busily at work during the global health crisis, providing COVID-19 information and ensuring the rights of immigrants over the last several weeks.

Davila graduated in 2019 with honors from Boston University with a degree in health science and a minor in sociology.

Both of Davila’s parents ...

West Orange Student Named Finalist in Drug-Free Folder Contest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kelly Elementary School fourth grader Sophia Ventura has been named a finalist in the 2019-2020 Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Folder Contest. Sophia was one of 32 finalists selected from a field of more than 3,600 entries from 140 schools statewide.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) "was created in 1992 as a substance abuse ...

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Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

May 25, 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

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West Orange State Wrestling Champion Sandra Guerrero Continues to Make History

May 12, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City University (NJCU).

NJCU, which is one of the few universities in the country to feature a ...

Pompton Plains Man Admits to 2017 Bomb Threat at Livingston Temple

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty on Tuesday to an indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information ...

Introduce Your Kids to Musical Instruments on May 22

May 22 is Buy a Musical Instrument Day and in today’s climate, most of us have some time to take up a new hobby like learning a new instrument and/or creating our own music. These days, there is also plenty of time to introduce your little ones to songs and music genres you like and to help them find their inner musician. And, right now, while you cannot just walk into a store to purchase a ...

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Congratulations Our Lady of the Lake Class of 2020

May 25, 2020

VERONA, NJ - Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake School Class of 2020.

Coronavirus Pandemic Adds to the Admiration as Hospital Honors Local EMS Members

Overlook Medical Center celebrated the work of the dedicated EMS first responders throughout the communities it serves with awards, gifts and other recognition as part of the national EMS Week, May 18–22.

“The first responders throughout our region have been our steadfast partners through the height of the pandemic, and their collaboration in caring for our patients during this ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...