• Congratulations to Art teacher Erica Lescota and students Logan Bogumil, Madison Carnahan, Isabella Cerrigone, Daniel Gold and Julia Guerriero whose artwork was featured in the annual Art Educators of New Jersey student art exhibit.  The artwork was displayed on the first-floor lobby of the Hall fo Records in Newark during the month of March. 

    Following is a link to the article on TAP into West Essex:


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  • En Garde!

    If someone mentions fencing, it's generally about fence posts, backyard privacy and barbed-wire security, not foils, sabres, and epees, the three-bladed weapons of the Summer Olympics sport of fencing.

    High school varsity fencing is a winter sport which has grown significantly in New Jersey, one of the few states where it is a varsity sport.  The league is growing steadily, and there are currently 55 varsity programs in the state.  The West Essex High School fencing team is one of these programs.  Students can varsity fence from grades nine to twelve and earn a varsity letter in ninth grade.  Graduates can continue fencing in college where it is a NCAA sport with most of the Ivy League schools and other very competitive colleges ranked in Division 1.

    Fencing is a cerebral sport of strategy, nuances, and complexities.  The West Essex Fencing Boosters Club is sponsoring an information and education session with fencing demonstrations to all interested students and parents on Monday, May 14 beginning at 7:00 pm in the middle school gym.  We hope that you will join our team and experience the joys of fencing.  Fencers Ready?

    Please RSVP by May 9 to Cathy at


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  • Number One


    West Essex Middle School has been recognized by the American Heart Association as the #1 Fundraiser in the State of New Jersey for the 2016-2017 Hoops for Heart/Jump Rope for Heart campaign!  Our students raised a record $16,839.74!

    Through this program, students participate by fundraising cash, along with online and "matching" donations from local businesses.  Students then engage in a variety of jump rope and hula hoop competitions as a culmination to the fundraiser. The donations to the American Heart Association from Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart  help support people with heart defects and recipients of heart donations. The organization provides funding and research and they promote a healthy and active lifestyle. 

    Congratulations to our students and our amazing Physical Education Faculty!





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  • KN Winter 2018

    Please click HERE to view the Winter edition of our school newspaper, the Knightly News



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  • Owl

    Please click on the following link to sign up via Google Form for after school tutoring.  You must sign up one week in advance of the desired date, and we have a limit of 8 students per day.  

    Remember - this is a supplement to seeing the teacher for extra help.  

    The teacher is always the first stop for assistance!



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  • Math!


    Please check out  and for a variety of student and family resources that are relevant to our 7th and 8th Grade Mathematics courses. In case you missed it, you can also check out the Connected Math Night presentation by the WEMS Math Department by following this link CM Night (10/19/17).


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