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May 17, 2022

Brownies from West Orange Girl Scout Troop 20745 from St. Cloud School visited Town Hall to learn more about how local government works to earn a merit badge. Mayor Robert Parisi assisted by Council President Susan McCartney welcomed the scout troop inside Council Chambers on May 12th. Mayor Parisi ...

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West Orange resident Nathaniel Vinoya will graduate from the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council, of New Jersey on May 21. 95 New Jersey high school and college students completed the year-long program. According to the Governor's STEM Scholars, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School World Language students were recognized at the first honor society induction of the season on April 28 in the Tarnoff cafeteria. Students, faculty and community members gathered as juniors were inducted into the Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish honor ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Harvard. Yale. Cornell. NYU. Columbia. Northwestern. Rutgers and Brown. What do these prestigious universities all have in common? Graduating seniors from West Orange High School will begin their college careers at these distinguished institutions of learning, with many more ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - After several delays, a special Signing Day ceremony was held on May 6 for West Orange High School senior Kiley Capstraw, who will be attending Yale University and playing Division One basketball on a full scholarship.  Friends, teammates, coaches and family ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School sophomore Makayla Rivera will receive a New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education for 2022 at an awards ceremony on May 26. Rivera will receive her award for a piece of poetry. She was nominated by NAACP Oranges and Maplewood ACT-SO Program for the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore will be recognized for 20 years of service to the West Orange School District at a cocktail reception on June 9 at Rock Spring Golf Club. The event is sponsored by the West Orange Scholarship Fund (WOSF) and the West Orange Education ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School Class of 2019 graduate and current senior at Princeton University Sessina Dani is completing a semester-long research project in Kenya. Dani and her classmates have had some incredible experiences, beginning their trip at the Mpala Research Centre in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Students at Liberty and Roosevelt Middle Schools recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 6 with a visit from Liza Wiemer, author of “The Assignment.” “The Assignment” is based on a true story. Wiemer’s website describes the book: “Senior Year. When an assignment given ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Promising young designers from West Orange High School attended the Family, Community and Career Leaders of America State Leadership Conference (FCCLA) in Cherry Hill on March 22 and returned with seven gold medals, seven silver medals and three bronze medals. The annual ...

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West Orange Interim Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen emailed a letter to parents yesterday (Wednesday) as spring break approaches. Schools will be closed this Friday, April 15, and will reopen on Monday, April 25. Schoen shared, “During this time period, however, our custodial staff who comprise ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Super-talented West Orange High School senior Cooper Davis has received a full scholarship to the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where he plans to major in Media Scoring and Production. With a GPA of 4.04, Cooper has been enrolled in the Cooperative Education ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – International celebrity and West Orange High School senior Marley Dias joined with other young women impacting their communities in the mental health arena to participate in a roundtable discussion at the White House on March 30. Dias discussed the Green Ribbon Week ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Artist Elijah Minton, also known as “The Art Alchemist”  partnered with the Urban Art and Communications class at West Orange High School to create a unique “Dream Big” mural in the hallway outside Tarnoff Cafeteria. The project was completed on March 31.THE ART ALCHEMIST PARTNERS ...

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PTA leader Tez Roro has announced that after months of coordination and execution, the PTA discount cards are available for $10. She shared, “We are very excited to launch the project and strengthen the partnership between our schools and local businesses.” Restaurants, entertainment, home ...

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Dr. C. Lauren Schoen, the recently appointed interim superintendent, presented the preliminary 2022-2023 budget at a special meeting on March 24. With 6,642 students, 786 certificated staff and 483 non-certificated staff, Board members want to expand staff to meet school needs across the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Nine students from the West Orange High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club traveled to the State Conference in Atlantic City from March 9-11 and came away with stronger leadership skills, awards and memorable experiences to prepare them for the future ...

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West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi was warmly greeted at the Kelly Elementary School by Principal Joel Castillo and staff on Wednesday as he arrived to read to children. The event is a local version of a national program designed to encourage reading which plays a huge role in a child’s academic ...

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Dr. Scott Cascone said goodbye to West Orange students, parents, guardians, teachers and staff during his final Board of Education meeting. He spoke of appreciating the chance to work in the school district. “I express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to have served this amazing community ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Special Education Parents Advisory Council (WOSEPAC), in conjunction with Parents Advocating for Special Services in Education (PASSE), has announced an Inclusive Camp Fair to be held April 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Scholarship applications for high school seniors from the Rotary Club of West Orange are now available in their school's Guidance Department. Each year, the Club awards generous scholarships to students that attend public, private, parochial, vocational and other certified high ...

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Superintendent Scott Cascone issued a letter to students, teachers and parents to notify them that masks will be optional in West Orange schools per Governor Murphy's recent announcement that districts can lift the mask mandate. Cascone reported, "This decision was based on the continued low ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ --  The West Orange Board of Education is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. C. Lauren Schoen as the Interim Superintendent who will commence employment with the District on March 1, 2022.  Dr. Schoen is a thirty-three-year educator having previously served as Superintendent ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School Jubilee Choir and the Boys and Girls Step Teams honored Black History Month with a moving program of song and dance on Feb. 17. SEE ALL THE PHOTOS AND VIDEO CLIPS HERE. See the program HERE.

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Students in Wendy Mapes' Advanced Theatre class took home several awards at the annual Thespian Festival Chapter Select Competition, held virtually January 22-23, 2022. The WOHS Thespian Society and Advanced Theatre class competed in a variety of theatrical events with students from across the ...

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At the February 7 Board of Education meeting, superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone acknowledged Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement to repeal the statewide mask mandate on March 7. Individual districts can maintain masking requirements and decide for themselves. Regardless, students will still have ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School Nurse Denise Makri-Werzen has received her Doctorate in Public Health: Community Health. Dr. Makri-Werzen has worked in the West Orange School District for the past 14 years and has served as a nurse at West Orange High School for the past 11 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Rutgers University-Newark is among the nation's top institutions with a high percentage of low-income students for “return on investment," according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Rutgers-Newark ranked first among schools where ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Chelsea Clinton, Kevin Hart, Dr. Ben Carson, author Andrea Beaty, and Fox weatherman John Marshall have all paid a visit to Washington Elementary School during the school year, either virtually or in person. Washington Reading Specialist Wendi Giuliano said, “We have been very ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange junior Tyler Harwood has been awarded a $500 Museum of American Finance Scholarship. Harwood attended the fall 2021 Museum Finance Academy, a five-session personal finance certificate course, and was one of the top four students receiving a ...

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