Education

June 3, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the nation continues to reel from the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, an African American who recently died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) took the time to reflect at Monday’s meeting on how they could help ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — While working from home, Liberty Middle School (LMS) and Roosevelt Middle School (RMS) seventh grade English Language Arts (ELA) teachers have been covering what they are calling their “Heroes Unit,” during which Liberty ELA teacher Kimberly DeMeo students learned that “not all ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy announced that approximately $335 million has been cut from his original school-funding proposal as a result of the financial impact of the pandemic, West Orange Public Schools (WOPS) Superintendent Dr. J. Scott Cascone had an optimistic outlook on the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – The newest show by the West Orange Arts Center (WOAC) features rising stars of the township's arts community.   The West Orange High School Virtual Exhibit at WOArts.org, part of a partnership with the Visual and Performing Arts Program at West Orange High School, includes the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The average homeowner in West Orange will see a tax increase of approximately $276.36 annually (or $23.03 monthly) according to the 2020-2021 school budget adopted unanimously during this week’s West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) The final budget (totaling $171,399,914) ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) senior Darlene Folas has been awarded the prestigious Princeton Prize in Race Relations along with a select group of students from across the country. Folas was recognized for her volunteer activities to advance racial equity and understanding in her ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School (WOHS) Air Force JROTC program has much to celebrate as this unique school year comes to a close, as the Mountaineer Squadron recently received the 2019-2020 Distinguished Unit Award and several senior cadets will be entering military ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) seniors Didi Mesfin and Brett Zeligson have received recognition as the school's top scholar-athletes for 2020 by the Essex County Athletic Directors Association (ECADA), and Natalie Nevins has been named a New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement that public schools would remain closed through the remainder of the academic year, the staff of Hazel Elementary School in West Orange reached out to its students to spread the love at a special community parade in recognition of Teacher ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After meeting last week to discuss how to accomplish the West Orange Board of Education’s (WOBOE) goals to analyze and update the district’s policy manual, the policy subcommittee—co-chaired by WOBOE Vice President Terry Trigg-Scales and member Cheryl Merklinger—led a public ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Seniors at West Orange High School (WOHS) were encouraged to “keep [their] chins up” in a recent message from Principal Hayden Moore, who announced on Monday that the West Orange Board of Education has agreed to cover the costs of caps, gowns and tassels for every graduate of the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) continues to work on its 2020-2021 budget in order to save money while maintaining certain positions that the district originally expected to cut from the budget, Superintendent of Schools Dr. J. Scott Cascone recently addressed a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Goddard School of West Orange has introduced an At-Home Learning Program for infants through Pre-K.      The school offers what it calls "a robust, comprehensive and user-friendly" program and has "appointed highly educated and experienced teachers to [its] virtual ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order to extend school closures until at least May 15, West Orange Superintendent Dr. J. Scott Cascone described what he thinks reopening the schools might look like and Eveny de Mendez, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) recently voted unanimously in favor of a resolution opposing the delay of the transmission of quarterly property tax revenues to school districts during gubernatorial-declared emergencies. The board explained during a recent Zoom ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Schools district has been named among the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation advances active ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Ten West Orange High School (WOHS) students have successfully taken and passed the ServSafe Food Handlers test, administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The ServSafe test will provide students with the opportunity to work in various capacities ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a music video featuring Broadway star Laura Benanti’s rendition of “Sucker” by The Jonas Brothers, which she released in partnership with FoodCoorps to help fight against hunger during the pandemic, a handful of West Orange Public Schools students, staff and alumni help her ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange native Joseph Suriano, a former track and field coach and English teacher at West Orange High School (WOHS), died on Friday at 73 years old due to complications from COVID-19. Suriano retired in 2015 after 43 years of service to West Orange Public Schools. Suriano ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – As the West Orange Public School District begins its fourth week of virtual schooling, West Orange Superintendent of Schools Dr. J. Scott Cascone provided an update about the progress of the district's current e-learning program, stating that “things are going very well” thanks to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Although the preliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year was approved at the previous West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) meeting on March 19, the public was invited to provide comments on the current state of the budget at the district’s first virtual meeting held on ...

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