Education

August 15, 2018

First STEM Class at Golda Och Academy Inspires Students to Tackle Real-World Problems WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy (GOA) recently held a STEM symposium at the Eric F. Ross Upper School campus, celebrating the achievements of high school students in the Dr. Lynne B. Harrison STEM program ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School recently concluded its first-ever summer school cohort, "The West Orange Public Schools Summer Institute Credit Recovery." The program, which launched in July, is free to West Orange residents and includes Algebra I, Geometry and English 9 and 10. This ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Members of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) unanimously voted to approve returning $3 million of the $3.5 million from the additional 2018-19 state aid as property-tax relief for the township’s residents. The vote was made on Monday after the board announced that the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Dr. Victor Alcindor, long-time English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS), has released his first published work, entitled “Stand Mute,” a series of poems with a recurring theme of abuse. “I teach prose and poetry because I love reading it, and I want ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Five students from West Orange High School were recently honored at Deutsche Bank in New York City for their outstanding performance on the Financial Literacy Certification test sponsored by the W!SE (Working in Support of Education) organization. W!SE is an award-winning ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ - Cynthia Murren Di Giovanna, a Rockaway resident and former mathematics teacher at Edison Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School and Redwood Elementary School in West Orange, died suddenly on July 22 at 53 years old. Di Giovanna spent 15 years as a teacher in West Orange and was ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The 440 West Orange students who are currently enjoying this year’s Summer Enrichment Program, held annually at West Orange High School, are nearing their final days of summer classes. The program, which opened July 2 and ends July 27, began more than 20 years ago as a way to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Plans are moving ahead to build a new “Bubble” at West Orange High School that will expand the athletic usefulness of what has been primarily a weight-room area, Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky announced on Monday. At this week’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – After years of being underfunded according to its current student enrollment, the West Orange Public Schools will receive approximately $3.5 million in equalization aid from the state this year, West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) member Sandra Mordecai announced on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon. The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Thanks to a US Department of State National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2018-19 through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, West Orange High School student Mike Petros is studying Arabic this summer Jordan. Petros was selected ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first phase of the ongoing "Legacy Walkway Project" was recently unveiled at West Orange High School (WOHS), and bricks are currently available for purchase. The WOHS PTA created the ongoing project to raise funds for the high school. Mayor Robert Parisi, Principal Hayden ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange Scholarship Fund recently established a new scholarship to honor the memory of Washington Elementary School teacher Patricia Villarosa, who died in March after being struck by a vehicle on her way to a board of education meeting. Villarosa was a first-grade ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Rising seniors at West Orange High School meeting the rigorous Escriptus Honor Society requirements recently joined the ranks of the prestigious honor society, while graduating seniors received the cords that they later donned at graduation.  To qualify for Escriptus, students ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Beloved Liberty Middle School science teacher Susan Zaccaro, 54, died following an illness on June 30. Zaccaro was born in Edison and lived in Nutley. She taught science at Edison Middle School from 1990-2005 and moved to Liberty Middle School when it opened its doors in 2005, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School (WOHS) graduated 524 seniors at Codey Arena on Thursday during the high school’s 123rd annual commencement exercises. Class of 2018 Valedictorian Aishwarya Kanagala reflected upon her past four years and encouraged her fellow graduates to take what they ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Families of 251 graduates filled the auditorium at West Orange High School (WOHS) as Liberty Middle School graduated its eighth-grade students in a midday ceremony last week. Liberty Principal Bob Klemt congratulated the students and parents on their accomplishments, stating ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Roosevelt Middle School Principal Lionel Hush brought laughter and tears to the families of the 282 eighth-grade graduates in an early-evening commencement ceremony at West Orange High School (WOHS) last week. Applause broke out as the curtains opened to present the students ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) students participating in an innovative virtual business program will be teaming up with mentors of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) and the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) this fall. The Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - As the countdown to graduation nears, graduating seniors visited their elementary schools on June 13 to be recognized by current students with "clap-outs." The seniors walked through the halls of their old schools and were cheered on by students and teachers as they passed ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Help is on the way for West Orange parents who are baffled by their children’s math thanks to the Parent Roadmap that was part of the Math Program Evaluation Committee’s report (a year two strategic plan objective). The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the West ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The end of the school year for West Orange High School seniors began as they picked up their yearbooks, caps and gowns in the gym—an annual tradition that gives the students a half-day as teachers, friends and administrators sign their yearbooks. The seniors will graduate ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – As one of the 150 school districts statewide to receive only 60 percent or less of the uncapped aid distribution from the state than it should with its current student enrollment, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) voted unanimously on Monday to join the Fair Funding ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Scholarship Fund (WOSF) recently distributed $92,000 in scholarships to graduating West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors at Senior Awards Night. The evening began with a welcome from WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, followed by student recognition for academic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society at West Orange High School, which recognizes outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in Social Studies, welcomed junior inductees as new members and provided graduation cords to seniors at its 2018 induction ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – At the annual West Orange High School Advanced Placement Recognition Ceremony, students who excelled on AP exams in one or more subjects were acknowledged. Students were honored in the following categories: National AP Scholars, AP Scholars, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) adopted a resolution on Monday to hire a third-party law firm in order to ensure a “complete, thorough and impartial review” of certain matters, including accusations made by members of the public about a school employee’s improper use ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange public school system is among the 89 districts in New Jersey that has committed to participating in the Future Ready Schools New Jersey program, which is a nationwide school certification program that seeks to improve students’ ability to use technology. According ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After an initial presentation of the “Preparing Multilingual Learners for Global Competence” program stirred controversy at the May 21 West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting, board members requested that assistant superintendent Eveny de Mendez get further input from ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sixty-six juniors and seniors at West Orange High School (WOHS) were recently welcomed into the prestigious ranks of the National Honor Society (NHS) during an induction ceremony held at the high school. Co-advisors Anna D’Elia and Olivia Del Spina organized and emceed the ...

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