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January 28, 2022

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year will begin on Feb. 22, 2022. Registration packets for Kindergarten are available at the West Orange Board of Education building, located at 179 Eagle Rock Ave., Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. To register ...

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YouTuber InfiniteLeo filmed a video of West Orange Children and Teen Department librarians Olga Kuharets and Jane Sawyer announcing that the library has joined the ranks of hundreds of other libraries that no longer charge late fees for materials in those departments.  According to Library ...

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Students in grades 8 through 11 are welcome to apply to the West Orange Air Force JROTC by February 1, 2022.   Click HERE for the application.  Click HERE to view the Mountaineer Squadron Facebook page link with more information. If you have any questions, email ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange families, current students, faculty/staff and alumni can now join the West Orange High School Alumni Network.  Members will receive occasional emails about alumni and exciting things happening at West Orange High School. The Alumni Network would also like to know ...

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New Board of Education members Eric Stevenson and Brian Rock will be at the West Orange Library Media Center on Monday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. to meet residents. Stevenson has been working in nonprofit governance and is experienced in social policy. His objective is to eliminate social ...

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Kelly Elementary School's Cindy Cooney and Florence Chirichiello are the recipients of the Governor’s Educator of the Year award. The program integrates the Teacher of the Year Program with the Governor's Teacher/Educational Services Professional Recognition program and recognizes the hard work of ...

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  WEST ORANGE, NJ - January is School Board Recognition Month, and in West Orange, five persons currently serve on the Board of Education. Members are elected by the residents of West Orange and serve three-year terms. Unlike the Township Council, Board members are unpaid and volunteer their ...

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Nine West Orange High School (WOHS) students won spots in the NJ Region 1 Choir after the New Jersey School Music Association held virtual auditions last weekend. Dr. William Farley helped the students prepare for their auditions. These are the WOHS students joining NJ Region 1 Choir: ° ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Newly-elected Board of Education members Brian Rock and Eric Stevenson were sworn in, Jennifer Tunnicliffe was named President and Gary Rothstein was named Vice-President at the Annual Board of Education Reorganization meeting, held virtually Jan. 6. Tunnicliffe read the Board ...

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The West Orange Board of Education wishes to express our gratitude to Dr. J. Scott Cascone for his service to our schools and our community and to offer our best wishes as he pursues a new opportunity with another New Jersey school district. Dr. Cascone has led us through the challenges of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Board of Education Negotiation Team has announced that a Memorandum of Agreement has been signed with the Local 68 Negotiation Team. The successor collective negotiations agreement covers the period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024. Both parties will ...

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Good evening West Orange Public School Community, I’m calling to inform you that the district will be closed tomorrow for an emergency snow day, and to all activities and instruction including virtual instruction. The timing of the snowfall coinciding with the morning commute combined with ...

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On Wednesday night West Orange Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone sent out an email to the community that he is resigning and will be leaving by April 5, 2022. Cascone’s letter began, “Over the past two and one-half years, I have had the privilege of serving this community and its children, an ...

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West Orange High School students in the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) received recognition for Outstanding Achievement, winning several awards at the Fall FCCLA competition. Read the article HERE. Redwood Elementary School Second Grade teacher Jennifer Paull and Third ...

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West Orange Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone and a member of his family have contracted COVID. Fortunately, he says he's doing alright. Cascone shared, "Feeling strong, taking care of myself and family, staying busy from home, keeping my hand on the helm." According to Dr. Amesh Adalja, John ...

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Board President Terry Trigg-Scales and Board member Cheryl Merklinger thanked family, friends, students, staff and the West Orange community as they stepped down. Trigg-Scales and Merklinger were both elected to the Board of Education in 2018 and served three-year terms. In January, they will be ...

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Dr. Scott Cascone, West Orange Superintendent, emailed a letter to parents yesterday. He reported that due to the soaring number of COVID cases, the district has decided to close schools on Monday, January 3 while teachers, administrators and the nursing staff “perform an accurate accounting of any ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange School District Central Office is always a hub of activity, housing Human Resources, Payroll, Business, Technology, Registration, Special Services, the Superintendent's Office and much more. On Dec. 20, Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone, Executive Assistant Liz ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Multi-talented illustrator and author Katy Tanis met with Redwood students during a virtual visit on Dec. 14 that included a drawing class and a reading of “Animal Olympics,” her most recent illustration effort.  There are many facets to Tanis, whose passions are often ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Board of Education’s Negotiation Team is pleased to announce that it and the West Orange Education Association’s Negotiation Team signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a successor collective negotiations agreement covering the period of July 1, 2020, through June ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone announced the list of 20 West Orange School District Governor’s Educator of the Year recipients on Dec. 15.  Each year, the New Jersey State Department of Education Governor's Educator of the Year Program “highlights educational innovation, ...

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After an uptick of COVID diagnoses in the district, West Orange High School emailed a letter to parents to announce that the school will be using a 50% cohort system beginning Monday. The letter (see above) mentions the difficulty of ensuring that 2300 students social distance. The school has ...

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Police and School District leaders nationwide and here in New Jersey are reacting, and, in some cases, increasing security, following a social media 'challenge' threatening school violence on Friday, December 17. No specific locations were named in the TikTok threat. Governor Phil Murphy says ...

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NORTH BRANCH, NJ - Students on the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Robotics Team, including Hannah A., of West Orange, recently won the Core Values Award, and the team is now one of five from the regional qualifier heading to the New Jersey North FMA-FLL Challenge Championship. The team is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Director of Buildings and Grounds Michael Cimmino presented a year-end overview of completed and in-progress projects for the West Orange School District during the Dec. 6 Board of Education Meeting. Mr. Cimmino began working in the West Orange School District on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School Track and Field standout Olivia Prescott signed with Rutgers University on a Track and Field Scholarship in a special ceremony in the Library Media Center on Dec. 10.  Family, friends and coaches gathered to celebrate Prescott's ...

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At the last Board of Education meeting on November 22nd, Superintendent Dr. Scott Cascone provided updates on public health in relation to COVID-19, mental health and school safety. The new policies are taking into account ongoing issues, with these policies addressing possible emergencies that ...

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  WEST ORANGE, NJ – Redwood Elementary School held its first school-wide Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Day on Nov. 23, integrating activities into the daily curriculum and underscoring its importance to students and staff.  The day of SEL was conceived by Redwood teachers Paul Stefanelli ...

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Many historic buildings exist along Main Street in Orange, NJ whose story has either been lost or forgotten. One such example is the current day building at 307 Main Street. It dates to the 1850s and is likely one of the oldest surviving buildings on Main Street today. The genesis of the Orange ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School (WOHS) junior Maura Baker had the unique opportunity to deliver the student keynote opening speech at the 2021 New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) Virtual Workshop, held Oct. 26-28.  Baker is the second WOHS student elected to the New Jersey ...

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