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Send Us Your Graduation Photos!

Send Us Your Graduation Photos!

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Project Graduation Recognizes Achievements of all West Orange Students

Project Graduation Recognizes Achievements of all West Orange Students

Lawn signs are available for purchase at $15 to help fund Project Graduation, which will take place June 19-20.
Photo: Essex County Student Wins Cherry Blossom Poster Contest

Photo: Essex County Student Wins Cherry Blossom Poster Contest

Mayara Chagas presented her poster at the Essex County Cherry Blossom Bloomfest Sunday.
Gallery Seeks Essex, Union Student Art

Gallery Seeks Essex, Union Student Art

Gallery U in Westfield celebrates artistic talents of high schoolers. Deadline is May 12.
Turtle Back Peacocks Adopted as St. Peter's Mascot

Turtle Back Peacocks Adopted as St. Peter's Mascot

The peacocks freely roam the grounds at Turtle Back.
Freshman Students Participate in 'Adopt One Village' Community Service Project

Freshman Students Participate in 'Adopt One Village' Community Service Project

West Orange High students collected items and packed them to be donated to a village in Ghana, Africa.
Redwood Students Create Valentines for Mistreated Dogs

Redwood Students Create Valentines for Mistreated Dogs

Students made Valentines that will be sent to the Dogs Deserve Better organization.
Schools Celebrate MLK Day in Unique Ways

Schools Celebrate MLK Day in Unique Ways

Schools throughout the district commemorated the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. through various events and activities.
West Orange Schools Closed Wednesday

West Orange Schools Closed Wednesday

Schools will be closed due to the winter storm.
Mayhem Poets to Perform Poetry Concert at Roosevelt School

Mayhem Poets to Perform Poetry Concert at Roosevelt School

The group will present their unique form of spoken word at the school on Thursday.
All After School and Evening School Activities Canceled

All After School and Evening School Activities Canceled

The district announces that all after school and evening activities are canceled due to the weather.
Teens Learn Responsible Driving From Crash Victim Honored by Nikhil Badlani Foundation

Teens Learn Responsible Driving From Crash Victim Honored by Nikhil Badlani Foundation

Gabe Hurley uses personal story, and his guitar, to get through to audiences about driving responsibly.
West Orange High Senior Wins Poetry Out Loud Finals Competition, Advances to Regional

West Orange High Senior Wins Poetry Out Loud Finals Competition, Advances to Regional

Winner Shreya Anand will represent the high school at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition on Feb. 5
West Orange High Student Named 2014 Horatio Alger National Scholar

West Orange High Student Named 2014 Horatio Alger National Scholar

Sania Kamran will receive scholarship in the amount of $21,000 for college.
Gregory School Student to Compete for $50K Scholarship

Gregory School Student to Compete for $50K Scholarship

Max Fishkin won the first round of the National Geographic Bee to advance and compete at the state level in April.
Mordecai Named Board of Education President

Mordecai Named Board of Education President

Sandra Mordecai was voted president after being sworn in with new board member Mark Robertson at Monday's reorganization meeting.
12 Finalists to Compete in Poetry Out Loud Contest at High School

12 Finalists to Compete in Poetry Out Loud Contest at High School

The finalists will compete Wednesday to represent the high school in the regional competition.
West Orange Schools Closed Friday

West Orange Schools Closed Friday

Winter storm and deep freeze hit North Jersey.
Active Shooter Drill, NBC Undercover Operation Top School Stories of 2013

Active Shooter Drill, NBC Undercover Operation Top School Stories of 2013

Here are some school stories that made headlines this year.
West Orange High Has Nearly 90-Percent Graduation Rate

West Orange High Has Nearly 90-Percent Graduation Rate

West Orange High School has a graduation rate of 86.4-percent, according to a report from the New Jersey Department of Education.