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District News

With so many schools, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on important news. Here we’ll archive our most recent and past newsletters to help keep you up-to-date and just in case you missed something along the way.


East Orange School District News

With 22 schools and a number of day care centers, East Orange School District has a lot going on! Visit this news page often for the latest on school awards, upcoming events, and important information. We will update this page regularly so you are always informed!


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High School Boys Track And Field Team Captures Third Straight Essex County Meet Title

The East Orange Campus High School boys track and field team once again proved to be the best in Essex County.

For the third straight season the Jaguars captured the team title at the Essex County championships on May 19-20 at Woodman Field in Montclair.

The Jaguars simply were dominant with 103 points among the 23 scoring teams. Seton Hall Prep was a distant second with 62 points.

Please take a moment to read the complete article in the online version of the Essex News Daily.

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2017 Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. cordially invites you to participate in the congressional app challenge. This competition is a nationwide event with the intent to engage students' creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. Students will compete with peers in their own district by creating and exhibiting their software application, or app, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The competition opens on July 26, 2017 and runs until November 1, 2017. Please see our congressional app challenge letter and flyer for more information.

Summer Meals Kickoff

You don't want to miss our free summer meals kickoff event! The kickoff will take place on June 9 from 2:30-7:00 p.m. in Rowley Park. The first 200 children will also get a free t-shirt. For additional information, please see the summer meals kickoff flyer

Superintendent's Mother's Day Message

Our superintendent, Dr. Kevin R. West, sent out a warm Happy Mother's Day message to all of our mothers. Be sure to check out his message!

National Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week, East Orange School District teachers! Check out this thank you note from our superintendent, Dr. Kevin R. West.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fair

The East Orange School District cordially invites you to attend our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fair on Thursday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Langston Hughes School. We look forward to seeing you there!


Tyson High School Graduate Theron Alexander

The theater is Theron (tur-ON) Alexander’s passion, and Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts was his first choice as the place to study - not as a performer, but as a stage manager.

When he joins his classmates at commencement in May, Alexander will already have fulfilled a dream, working as an assistant stage manager in a professional production.

Stage managers are the unseen, uncelebrated centers of a play’s action. Only as a stage manager did Alexander believe he could see the entire production come to life, the reason he was drawn to stage management from the very beginning.

“As a stage manager, you get to see parts of the production that others don’t always get to see,” he says. “Actors are not a part of production meetings with the director and designers, and designers are not always in the rehearsal room with the actors as they develop and craft their characters. “

As a rising high-school freshman in East Orange, New Jersey, Alexander wanted to attend Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts. But to gain admission, he had to audition in a theatrical arts discipline - dance, acting, art, or music. That’s when Alexander decided to learn the piano because it was a skill he could master with the help of the internet. Although he succeeded by teaching himself to play Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, once he got there Alexander fell in love with the theater.

Please take a moment to read the complete article in the online version of Rutgers Today.

Relay Title

We want to congratulate our East Orange Campus high school boys track and field team for winning the Essex County Relays title for second straight year. Way to go! Check out the full story from Essex News Daily.

East Orange Track Team

Congratulations to members of our track team! Cory Poole from our East Orange STEM Academy wins the 400H, ending N.J.'s track title drought at Penn Relays. Cory Poole, of East Orange, along with Akeem Lindo, Kishaun Richardson, and Immyouri Etienne won the boys 400M hurdles by more than a second over the second-place finisher with a time of 50.71 during the 2017 Penn Relays at Franklin Field. Nice job, boys!

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Exciting Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle/High School class of 2012 graduate, Rasul Douglas, was selected in the third round with the 99th overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft. Please take a few minutes to read the full article on the EerSports website

District YouTube Channel

Did you know that the East Orange School District has its own YouTube channel? We invite you to check it out today!

Right to Know Notice

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress late last year and signed into law on December 10, 2015. The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

For more information about this, please read our Right to Know Notice in its entirety. 

George Washington Carver Construction

It is a pleasure to announce that the East Orange School District won approval for the design and construction of the New George Washington Carver Institute on the grounds of the former Columbian School located on the corner of Springdale Avenue and Grove Street.

The New George Washington Carver facility will be designed to educate approximately 500 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades. The School Development Authority (SDA) anticipates completion of the new school by the Summer of 2020.

It is our belief that this project will provide a safe learning environment for the children of Carver Institute. We look forward to working with the SDA to accelerate the process.