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West Orange Board of Education Delays Vote on New Program for Multilingual Learners

May 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With more than 50 languages spoken in the homes of West Orange Public School students and more than 1500 students coming from homes that speak languages other than English, strengthening the English Language Learners program (ELL) in the district has become a major priority. Following Monday’s “Preparing Multilingual Learners for Global Competence” ...

Redwood Principal Receives 2018 Allan Morehead Memorial Award

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Redwood Elementary School Principal Timothy Beaumont recently received the prestigious 2018 Allen Morehead Memorial Award from Montclair State University’s (MSU) College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) at the CEHS Annual Awards Ceremony.

The Allan Morehead Memorial Award is given to an MSU alumnus who is “committed to education and service, ...

West Orange Students Receive Visit from Division I Athletes

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Thanks to the West Orange school district’s participation in the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program, students at Edison Middle School (EMS) recently enjoyed a visit from Seton Hall University (SHU) Division I athletes.

The American Dairy Association sponsored the event to enhance nutrition and physical fitness messaging at EMS through SHU’s Wellness ...

West Orange Seniors Celebrate College Decision Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — May 1 is College Decision Day across the country, and seniors at West Orange High School joined in by donning spirit wear from the colleges they will be attending in the fall.

Students were all smiles posing around school in their new college gear. With only a few weeks to go until high school graduation on June 21, College Decision Day was a reminder that an important ...

West Orange Teacher Appointed Executive Director of NJ Tech and Engineering Educators Association

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School technology and engineering teacher Debra Coen was recently appointed as the executive director of the NJ Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA), the state organization representing all technology and engineering teachers.

Coen has been employed by the West Orange School District since September 2000, when she began teaching at ...

West Orange Seniors Honored at Essex County Scholastic Awards Dinner

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2018 were recently honored at the 31st Annual Essex County Academic Awards Banquet, which was held at Nanina’s in the Park in Bloomfield to recognize the top two students from of the county’s public high schools.

Aishwarya Kanagala, WOHS Valedictorian, will be attending ...

West Orange District Receives Progress Report on Special Education Audit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kristin Gogerty, director of special services, provided the West Orange Board of Education with a progress report and action plan on Monday to address the issues determined through the recent Special Education Audit.

Gogerty said that progress is being made to improve the instructional program, process and administration, staffing roles and responsibilities, ...

Security Enhancements Included in Final West Orange School Budget 

WEST ORANGE, NJ – By a unanimous vote, the members of West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) approved a 2018-19 final school budget of $149,186,427 on Monday that added significant safety and security enhancements. According to the board, this budget that will cause a tax increase of 1.67 percent (or $224.29 per year) over last year based on the average assessed home values in West ...

St. Cloud Fifth Grade Teacher Named 2018 Educator of the Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seasoned fifth-grade teacher and afterschool 4-Square Club legend Gerard “Gary” Franck, a teacher at St. Cloud Elementary School, has been named the 2018 Educator of the Year by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) and will be honored at its 2018 Community Awards Dinner on Wednesday for his steadfast academics to students and ...

West Orange Students Hold Anti-Gun Rally

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Hundreds of students stood up against gun violence in a rally held at West Orange High School (WOHS) in April, which coincided with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings and thousands of rallies nationwide.

Students spent weeks planning the rally, which included short speeches, music, poetry, marching, and the unveiling of a piece of artwork ...

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