April 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM
WEST ORANGE, NJ - Hundreds of families and community members enjoyed the performances of West Orange High School students in "Shrek: The Musical," Here are some other things that have been happening throughout the school district:
Edison Middle School held its second annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program, sponsored by the West Orange African Heritage Organization, on March 6 and 7. Twelve professionals in STEM areas, along with West Orange High School students focusing on STEM studies, presented information to students.
“Students were engaged and attentive in every classroom, asking lots of questions and learning about real world applications for careers in math, science and technology,” said Principal Xavier Fitzgerald.
WOAHO Committee member Linda Bullock spearheaded the event with staff at EMS. The program was part of the WOAHO Black History month series.
The West Orange Pride Expo, sponsored by the Essex County Education Association, was held from March 14-21 at the Livingston Mall. The annual event featured artwork and performances from West Orange students.
The students from Roosevelt Middle School were also asked to write welcome letters to the Special Olympians traveling to the USA Games in New Jersey. The students wrote letters to athletes from Alabama, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Hawaii.
The students discussed a bit about themselves and told athletes about the many attractions and interesting facts in New Jersey, including West Orange.