Sunday, July 15, 2012

Free Money for College - It's never to earlier to start looking

The summer is a great time to visit colleges/universities and due research on local and national scholarships that you might qualify for.  The Infographic below gives you a few ideas and provides some great examples on How to Get Free Money for College.  



How to Get Free Money for College
From: Online Colleges Blog


Original Source of infographic:  
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/06/26/free-money-for-college/

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WHS Athletic Department News - Baseline Testing for Student-Athletes


For the third year in a row, Waldwick HS will be providing all athletes with the Impact Baseline Test. This is a preventative measure that will help reduce prolonged brain injury.  Impact provides a computerized neurocognitive assessment that measures levels such as reaction time and memory.  When a head injury occurs, the baseline score will be compared to a post test that the athlete would have to take.  A doctor will not allow an athlete back on the playing field until the post test score is at an acceptable level when compared to the athlete’s baseline test.  Additional information on Impact Testing can be found on the website www.impacttest.com.

The baseline test will be administered by the Athletic Trainer beginning August 14th.  Because the impact test is good for two years, we will be testing all incoming freshman, juniors, and new athletes.  This will help us get on a two year cycle.  

This is an online test that takes about twenty five minutes to complete.   In the event that an athlete suffers a head injury, the parents are required to take their son/daughter to a physician that offers the post test.  The school will only be providing the baseline test for each athlete in the high school. 

Below is the schedule in which the athletes are asked to come to the Media Center and take the test.  Remember, Impact Testing this year will be for incoming freshman, juniors, and new athletes.   Winter and Spring athletes will be tested prior to the start of that season.   

8/14: 8:30am boys soccer/10am girls soccer/11:15am football
8/15: 8:30am volleyball/9:15 x-country
8/16: 8:30am girls tennis/9:15 cheering
  
Mike Clancy
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

WHS Athletic Department News - New Scheduling Program

This year the athletic department will be using a new computer program for athletic scheduling.  You will no longer be able to access Waldwick Athletic Schedules from highschoolsports.net.   We are now using a program called RSchool Today.  Please add the following site to your favorites to access sports schedules: NJIC League Site   You will also notice a parent guide at the bottom of the home page that shares additional information about this new program (See Link below).   

One of the most helpful features of the Calendar is the “Notify Me” function. If you click “Notify Me” from the main calendar screen, you can get text messages to your cell phone or email notifications for both event reminders and any schedule changes.

If you are planning on attending an athletic event during the school year and need directions please log on to NJIC League Site for Directions, on the left hand side of the homepage you will see a tab for directions, click on the tab, locate the team that Waldwick is playing and it will give you directions to the specific athletic fields that the opposing teams play at. 


Hope this information helps.

Mike Clancy
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director