Saturday, November 10, 2012
High school senior Yvanna Cabrera awarded first place in art show.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Yvanna Cabrera, a senior at West Orange High School, was recently awarded first prize for her artwork entitled “The Influence of Che” at the Hispanic Leadership Network Art Show. Hosted by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, more than 100 pieces of high school student art were on display at the Morris Museum reflecting the theme “Hispanic Influences in Today’s World.” According to Cabrera’s art teacher Diane LaPenta, Cabrera worked on her piece this past spring during a printmaking unit in her Art 2 class and projected a statement about Hispanic influence in the world today. Cabrera is a student in the advanced placement art program at the high school taught by LaPenta. For her first place award, she received a ribbon and an iPad. This is the …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This week in the West Orange Schools support the students and the PTA.
If you are looking for an afternoon snack this afternoon head down to the Conforti Lobby of West Orange High School, located at 51 Conforti Ave. Today, the Spanish Honors Society is running a pizza sale from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. A slice of pizza only costs $2. After supporting the high school students, head down to Roosevelt Middle School at 7:30 p.m. to watch the middle school orchestra play its spring concert. The two-hour concert will be held in the auditorium. If that's not enough, the high school juniors take over for the afternoon to run a class pizza sale too, at the same time in the same place at the same $2 price a slice. If you've spent the last few days eating pizza and wanted to go workout, on Thursday the Hazel Elementary School…
Redwood Elementary School student receives an award for growing the biggest cabbage.
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher and Superintendent Dr. Anthony P. Cavanna were on hand to watch as Bonnie Plants New Jersey Territory Manager Casey Jansen presented a $1,000 scholarship to Redwood Elementary School student Massimo McCormick. The Redwood Elementary fourth grader received the prize for having won the Growing the Largest Cabbage contest this past year. He said he gave the winning cabbage to his grandpa who owns a pizzeria to make lots and lots of coleslaw.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Kristen Dunleavy, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Werdnig-Hoffman’s disease), teaches at Redwood Elementary School in West Orange.
Kristen Dunleavy, 29, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy or Werdnig-Hoffman’s disease, which confines her to a wheelchair. But that has not stopped the Verona resident from living a full life. Dunleavy teaches special education at Redwood Elementary School in West Orange and is much loved by fellow teachers and students there. She gets around with a van that has specialized equipment, but it's been breaking down frequently due to constant use. It has left her stranded sometimes, preventing her from traveling. That's where a contest from the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, a non-profit group, comes in. They are sponsoring a contest where a person with the most votes can receive a new handicap-accessible van. Dunleavy was nominated…
Monday, August 29, 2011
New Walkways, Boilers, Roof Top List
Come September 7, students at Hazel and Gregory Elementary Schools will notice some physical improvements greeting them on their first day. Among those improvements: new paving in the faculty parking lot at Gregory and new walkways at Hazel. Robert Csigi, Director of Building and Grounds with the West Orange Board of Education, said the improvements were needed because of "deterioration and age." Hazel students will see brick paths to the school’s main entrance — the area was previously unpaved. The school’s outdoor classroom area also received new steps and a pathway. Meredith Mitchell commented on Hazel Elementary school’s PTA website, "That is awesome! We are making such wonderful strides for our children’s future with these small steps…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Board of Education Recognizes "My Favorite Teacher Essay Contest" Honorees
Last night the Board of Education recognized three Redwood Elementary school teachers as the subject of student essays about their favorite teachers. Second grade teacher Kimya Jackson, third grade teacher Jennifer Paull and fourth grade teacher Paul Stefanelli were honored by the board and received a pin in recognition of the impact they have on their students' lives. The Barnes and Noble sponsored contest was brought to the attention of Liberty Middle School's seventh grade english teacher, Rachael D'Andrea, by the school's principal, Robert Klemt. D'Andrea with her seventh grade team chose to make it a class project. They then chose 15 essays to submit to Barnes and Noble. Fourteen from that group were selected as semi-finalists. D'…