East Orange School District
Students wearing anti-bullying shirts stand together

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!

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all our East Orange fathers! Please take a moment to read Dr. West's Father's Day message to you all.

Rutgers University Talent Search Programs

Rutgers University Talent Search Programs is hosting an exciting summer experience immersing students in fun, challenging, and educational programming. Classes include:

  • Leadership Development
  • STEM Activities
  • College Readiness and Exploration
  • Educational Trips

Please see our Talent Search Programs flyer for more information.

Math Summer Learning

Our goal over the summer vacation is to continue to support all of our students to strengthen the core foundation of learning that will prepare them for college and career readiness. The district has provided summer math learning assignments for all students to complete and return to their math teacher during the first week of school in September. Students will receive their first math test grade based on the completion and accuracy of their summer learning packet. Please have your child complete the packet for the grade/course they will be entering for the 2019 to 2020 school year. For more information on the expectation, please view our summer parent letter. Thank you in advance!

The packets for completion are:

Congratulations Campus Chamber Singers and Campus Choir

The East Orange School District is extremely happy to announce that both the East Orange Campus Chamber Singers and Campus Choir rated "superior" at the Trills and Thrills Music Festival at Six Flags. Campus Choir received the highest rating of the day, with a perfect score of “100” given by one of the judges!

Thank you to our wonderful Jaguar family, the entire campus music department, Dr. Estrict, Mrs. Boone, Mrs. Gopal, and Mrs. Colson for supporting this continuous journey towards musical excellence.

East Orange Campus Chamber Singers pose together outsideCampus Choir members pose together outside with an award
East Orange Public Library Summer Events

Mark your calendars! The children's department at East Orange Public Library is hosting a summer reading program. The kick-off to summer reading is on Friday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. and is for all ages. To learn more about the programs occurring every day throughout the summer, please view the East Orange Public Library summer reading flyer. We hope you choose to participate in some of these fun events!

Summer Reading flyer

Digital Art Teacher Blog Award

Congratulations to STEM Academy senior Maria Ortiz for winning a typography art contest from Digital Art Teacher Blog. Maria has been accepted into Montclair University for fall 2019. STEM scholars are artistic as well as creators.

Maria Ortiz's typography artwork forming the shape of a person with words like touch, love, peace, space, power and put your back into it, sunshine
Student Honored with Governor's Award
Malachi Lewis and New Jersey Governor's Award in Arts Educationaward

East Orange School District is pleased to announce that Malachi Lewis recently received a governor's award in arts education. Malachi is now among a very elite group of young artists in New Jersey. We celebrate Malachi and his instructor, Dr. Oscar Petty, director of bands at Cicely Tyson High School. Kudos also go to Malachi's middle school instructor, Ms. Syreeta Thompson.

Malachi, his family, Dr. Petty, and Tyson Assistant Principal E. Jamal Williamson were in Trenton for the awards ceremony. Malachi will attend the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston on a full four-year scholarship beginning in September 2019.

Free Summer Workout Program

This is a great opportunity for any student attending school in the East Orange School District to participate in a free summer workout program. The program will run from May 15 through September 1, 2019. Students must bring a school ID or an ID proving that they are an East Orange resident ages 15-18 to their local Planet Fitness on Sussex Avenue in East Orange. Please check out the Planet Fitness website for more information on this great program!

2019–2020 School Year Calendar

Our 2019–2020 school year calendar is now available! We invite you to view our new 2019–2020 East Orange School District calendar. We hope everyone has a safe summer, and we look forward to seeing you next school year!

Preschool Registration

Have a preschool aged student? Enroll them in our East Orange School District free preschool program! We offer preschool classes at 125 Glenwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ, 07017.

What we offer:

  • Special needs and bilingual services.
  • Free full-day preschool program.
  • New Jersey certified teachers.
  • New Jersey approved curriculum.

Enroll your child today at our enrollment center located at 74 Halsted St, East Orange, NJ, 07018, 3rd floor. Enrollment hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Or, attend our Preschool Registration Fair Block Party on Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Enrollment Center, 74 Halsted, E. Orange, NJ. For more information on this event please read our block party flyer

In order to enroll your child, they must be three or four years old by October 1. Students who are new to the East Orange School District must complete an online application at Focus School. Registration occurs all year long!

Project Child Find: If you have or know a child that is three to five years old who has difficulty hearing, walking, talking, or has serious health problems, please contact the Office of Special Education at (973) 266.5785.

East Orange School District Early Childhood Department. 125 Glenwood Ave E. Orange, NJ 07017. Preschool Registration. Free! Registration is all year round. What We Offer: Special needs and bilingual services, free full day preschool program, new jersey certified teachers, new jersey approved curriculum. Enroll today! Early Childhood Department Pre-School Registration Fair. Free Event. Block Party. Onsite Registration. All required documentation needed. For East Orange families of children who will be 3 or 4 years old by October 1st. Saturday June 1st. 10:00am to 2:00pm. Enrollment Center. 74 Hallsted Street, E. Orange, NJ 07018. Music, face painting, popcorn, balloon art, candy. For more information call 973-266-5795 or email enrollment.eastorange.k12.nj.us. Pre-K Enrollment for 2019-2020 begins April 1, 2019.