Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Communication @ Waldwick High School


I just wanted to take the time to remind everyone about all the different ways WHS communicates with the Waldwick community.   We have so many great things going on here at Waldwick High School, which is why I try to post the information in as many places as possible.  The information below I have posted before but wanted to share it again. 



Naviance Emails (WHS News and Guidance News)
WHS News - General school announcements, sports highlights, student achievements, etc
Guidance News – Guidance newsletters, scholarship opportunities, Career Café, College Visits, forms, deadlines, etc

District news, forms, Student Handbook, Course Selection Guide,  Athletic Schedules, Parent Folder, etc 

Facebook Page

To all the Facebook users out there, Waldwick High School now has its own Facebook Page.    The page will be another communication tool that I will utilize to keep everyone up to date on events and information going on at WHS.


To follow the Official Waldwick High School Facebook Page just click on the Like button.   Not sure what the Like button does?  Here is a quick explanation:
Liking a Page means you are connecting to that Page. When you connect to a Page, it will appear in your profile (timeline) and you will appear on the Page as a person who likes that Page. The Page will also be able to post content into your News Feed.

Spread the word to your Friends, Family, Alumni, etc.

Keep in mind this Facebook Page is an extension of the high school and all comments should be kept appropriate.  

Waldwick High School Now on Twitter

In our continuing effort to increase communication at Waldwick High School, Principal Kevin Carroll will introduce the use of Twitter (@WaldwickWHS) to "tweet" periodic updates about calendar events, student successes, sporting events, school closing and other useful information.  The Naviance emails (WHS News) will continue to be the official source of information, along with our school website and the Waldwick High School Facebook Page.

To receive these messages automatically on your computer or web-enabled mobile phone signup for a Twitter account. This only takes 2 minutes and you can begin receiving updates without searching the web. Start following @WaldwickWHS now by clicking on the link below.


Please be aware that Waldwick High School is simply using Twitter as a form of increased communication.  Replies to any announcements via Twitter are viewed solely by the Principal with no guarantee of a response.  This account will be used strictly for one-way communication and there will be no monitoring of student, parent, or other community accounts.  If you are in need of communicating or responding to any WHS administrator or faculty member please continue to use e-mail or phone.
Questions or comments can be directed to WHS Principal Kevin Carroll at carrollk@waldwick.k12.nj.us or Media Specialist Erin Hummel hummele@waldwick.k12.nj.us

K. Carroll

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New members of the NHS @ Waldwick HS


Congratulations to the new members of the 
National Honor Society 


Class of 2012
Elizabeth Levine

Class of 2013 
Nadine Azari
Dawn Cutrofello
Samantha Dunn
Allison Cowie
Erica Dischino
Meg Hahn
Jessica Lind
Joseph Markman
Kimberly Marsden
Julia Montella
Rikuo Nakamoto 
Jessica Niblo
Katie Panagiotou
Christine Scherb
Mayumi Skorski

The NHS Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 26th at 7pm in the Little Theater. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Heart Screening Program offered to 9th Graders at WHS


For the third consecutive year Waldwick High School and the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation have teamed up the Gift of Life Foundation, and CardiacScan Imaging to promote an education and screening program on healthy lifestyle.

The screening program is offered at no cost to the freshman class ONLY and will take place at the Waldwick High School throughout the week of April 2nd during school hours.

Screenings include: blood pressure, electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, height, weight, oxygen saturation, waist measurement and body mass index.

In order for a freshman to take advantage of this opportunity two forms must be filled out and returned to the main office before Wednesday, March 26th. The forms are attached to this email as well as posted on the high school website.

 
If you have any questions please see/call/email Mr. Carroll or the school Nurse Mrs. Willer. 


Monday, March 12, 2012

WHS Guidance Department - Career Cafe 3/26 (NURSING)

The next Career Cafe has been scheduled for MONDAY, MARCH 26

The Career Topic is: NURSING

Our speaker is a registered nurse.

PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPEAKERS GENEROSITY IN OFFERING THEIR TIME TO SPEAK WITH WHS STUDENTS ABOUT THIS CAREER.  SIGN UP TODAY! 

If you need assistance with the sign-up instructions, please come down to Guidance.


SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:

The Career Cafés will be held on a monthly basis during the students lunch period. Students who register via Naviance for one of the Career Café sessions MUST bring a brown bag lunch to school that day. Time is limited, so students will not have time to purchase a school prepared lunch. You cannot be late for a Career Café presentation, and no one will be admitted if they do not arrive on time. The presenters are volunteering their time to the students of WHS, and that time should be respected by being in your seat at the Career Café when the bell rings. 

We have a limited number of seats per each Career Café lunch session. A maximum of 15 students can sign-up for a specific session. You must sign-up via Naviance. Registrations are based on a FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE basis. Once the 15 maximum enrollment number is reached, registration will be locked and will not allow any more students to sign up. If you sign-up /register for a Career Cafe - You are EXPECTED TO ATTEND the presentation.

The Career Café sessions will be listed in Naviance under the COLLEGE VISITS link. Because this link is normally used for scheduling college visits to the upper classmen, we must schedule the Career Café sessions in the same manner. So they will be found under the College Tab and College visit sign-up section in Naviance.

STEP #1
Select the COLLEGE TAB in Naviance

STEP #2
Click on the VIEW ALL UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS to the right side of the screen. You will see a list of all Career Cafes scheduled to date.

STEP #3
Click on the SIGN UP link next to the Career Café that corresponds to YOUR LUNCH PERIOD (1st, 2nd, or 3rd lunch period). This link will bring you to the Information section for that specific Career Café. 

STEP #4
Select the SIGN ME UP button at the bottom of the page.
Now all you have to do is mark the date and time down in your school planner, smart phone, etc. and report to the Career Café during your lunch period on that specific date.


IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING: WEBSITE PERMISSION & PHOTO DISPLAY PERMISSION

BY REGISTERING FOR A CAREER CAFÉ, YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY GRANTING PERMISSION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

WEBSITE PERMISSION: By signing-up for a Career Café you are granting permission for a photo/image of yourself without any other personal identifiers to be published on the school and/or district’s public internet site.

PHOTO DISPLAY PERMISSION: By signing-up for a Career Café you are granting permission to have current photos/videos of yourself displayed for school related projects within school buildings as well as outside the school buildings such as newspaper articles, district newsletters, guidance newsletters, and TV/Video shows.

Waldwick High School Now on Twitter

In our continuing effort to increase communication at Waldwick High School, Principal Kevin Carroll will introduce the use of Twitter (@WaldwickWHS) to "tweet" periodic updates about calendar events, student successes, sporting events, school closing and other useful information.  The Naviance emails (WHS News) will continue to be the official source of information, along with our school website and the Waldwick High School Facebook Page.
To receive these messages automatically on your computer or web-enabled mobile phone signup for a Twitter account. This only takes 2 minutes and you can begin receiving updates without searching the web. Start following @WaldwickWHS now by clicking on the link below. 




Please be aware that Waldwick High School is simply using Twitter as a form of increased communication.  Replies to any announcements via Twitter are viewed solely by the Principal with no guarantee of a response.  This account will be used strictly for one-way communication and there will be no monitoring of student, parent, or other community accounts.  If you are in need of communicating or responding to any WHS administrator or faculty member please continue to use e-mail or phone.
Questions or comments can be directed to WHS Principal Kevin Carroll at carrollk@waldwick.k12.nj.us or Media Specialist Erin Hummel hummele@waldwick.k12.nj.us

Saturday, March 10, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH


JAMES MORAN - ATHLETICS

James has been a great leader and a tremendously hard working player for the Waldwick Warriors boy’s basketball team this season. He is usually the first to arrive at practice, and the last to leave. James has really improved throughout the season, making strides to become one of the best big men in our league. All of his hard work and commitment culminated in James outscoring and outplaying his match-up (who is a first team all-county selection) in the second round state playoff game on February 29th.


CARLY THOMSON - CONSUMER SCIENCE

As the only freshman in the class, Carly already exhibits high quality characteristics of workplace readiness skills in class, such as self-motivation, creative thinking, reliability, friendliness, and cooperation. Carly’s group just completed an impressive environmental research project with 3-D models, which you can see on the Consumer Science 1 website. One of Carly’s favorite hobbies is sewing and it shows in class. Carly has chosen to sew an advance project she will display in the Art Fair in May. Academically, Carly is ready for class and has successfully maintained a high average. I hope to teach Carly in years to come.

SAMANTHA FORTE - THEATER

Sam has been a member of the Drama Department for the past two years. This month Sam can be seen playing Sharpay, the diva extraordinaire, in the High School Musical, this year’s Spring Musical. She was last seen on the stage of the L.T. in The Drowsy Chaperone gracing the stage as the clueless Kitty, an aspiring star. Since joining the H.S. Drama Club, Sam has gained a tremendous respect for all aspects of the theater and performance. This year she has expanded her interests and involvement, she even made her own costume. Sam is very committed to learning different ways to improve her singing and dramatic talents and shares her talent and love for the theater with the other theater students. She is extremely helpful throughout the production process, ever willing to lend a helping hand to others, both on and off the stage. She is a true leader and a shining example for all who work with her. Sam is a truly valued member of our troupe.