East Orange School District
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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!

Family Volunteer Day Project

The East Orange School District is an urban school district located in Essex County. We serve over 9,000 students of which, nearly 70% receive free or reduced lunch, many of the families are not able to provide food security for their school-aged children. As a result of this need, we have come together as a community and developed partnerships with local community food banks and have sought ways to provide extra meals to families over the weekend and during extended school closings to ensure students have the opportunity to receive healthy meals consistently.

The 2018 Family Volunteer Day Project sought to provide fifty harvest baskets for families in need in our community. With the help of thirty-five volunteers, in-kind donations from Trader Joe’s, community members, and East Orange staff members, we were able to not only provide fifty harvest baskets but to donate all leftover food and resources to the Sierra House, a value of $700.

To learn more about his great event, please read the article in its entirety.

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2019–2020 STEM Application

The 2019–2020 STEM application is now available! All incoming sixth and ninth grade students must apply to the STEM Academy. Below you will find details on the process that governs this STEM application for both grades as well as the rubric and recommendation forms.

Cicely Tyson Middle/High School Audition Packet

The Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts audition application is now available! Below you will find all of the details regarding the application process for the 2019–2020 school year.

Future Ready Prep Application

The 2019–2020 audition applications for Future Ready Prep are now available for download. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (862) 233.7320.

Houston Academy Middle School Applications

The 2019–2020 audition applications for Houston Academy Middle School are now available for incoming sixth grade students! Each applicant will also need two teacher recommendations. Parents/students may complete the online application or the paper application, but please do not fill out both paper and online applications. You will find the links for both application formats below in addition to the teacher recommendation form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school's main office at (973) 266.5880.

Night of Conversation
Night of conversation flyer

Please join us for A Night of Conversation on December 11, 2018 at Bloomfield Middle School (60 Huck Road in Bloomfield.) Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. It will be a great evening as performers and a panel of experts open dialogue about mental health, bullying, and substance use. This is a great event to start a conversation with your family about important issues. There will be performances by the New Jersey Mental Health Players. There will also be refreshments and a raffle! Please visit EventBrite for tickets. We hope you will join us for this important event!

Career Development Program 2019

Career Development Program 2019Are you interested in meeting seasoned professionals and learning about different career paths? The Dorson Community Foundation is currently seeking high school students for their career development program. Participants will have the opportunity to meet lawyers, doctors, engineers, and many others! This program will help you with creating a resume, cover letter, and interviewing in addition to providing excellent mentoring and networking opportunities. This program will begin on Saturday, January 12, 2019, and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon every other Saturday through June 1. There will be a $25 stipend offered for attending seven out of the eleven sessions. Sessions will take place at 280 South Harrison Street, Suite 300, East Orange, New Jersey. We invite you to view this program flyer for additional details. Please use their online form to register today!