Showing posts from November, 2012

Bergen Record Athlete of the Week - Ashley Ott

Congratulations to Ashley Ott on receiving the  Bergen Record Athlete of the Week  

Read the article here: Bergen Record Female Athlete of the Week 

School Budgets - The on Going Struggles

While preparing for an upcoming distirct level budget meeting, I remembered a movie clip that I think puts a great spin on the budget process. 
From the movie "Dave" (1993)  Balancing the Budget (4:05)
What I took away from the clip: Everyone needs to be willing to compromise Come in with an open mind Stay focused on the task at hand Any decisions made must keep in mind the affects on students/Learning  See the big picture (District Needs), its not only about your school  Think outside box - BE CREATIVE Work together as a TEAM "The smartest person in the room is no longer a person but the room itself" 

WHS makes the "AP" District Honor Roll


Girls Soccer - Sectional Champs

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team on their North 1 Section 1 State Sectional Championship.

WordWright Challenge - Two WHS students receive High Honors

Congratulations to two of Waldwick High School's finest Julia Montella and Brianna Fleming on receiving high honors in this year's WordWright Challenge.  

Press Release

Two students representing Waldwick High School recently won high honors in this year's WordWright Challenge, a competition for American high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry.
In the year's first meet, held in October, senior Julia Montella, who made only two mistakes, placed among the 104 highest-scoring twelfth graders in the entire country. At the same time, freshman Brianna Fleming placed among the 159 highest-scoring ninth graders nationwide. More than 58,000 students from 46 states (and four foreign nations) entered the meet. The students' participation was overseen by Amy Baskin and Liz Getlik.
The premise behind the WordWright Challenge is that attentive reading and sensitivity to language are among the most important skills students…

This I Believe - Podcasts

Ninth grade students who have either Ms. McCann or Ms. De Gironimo for English this year wrote their own "This I Believe" essays as part of the contemporary nonfiction unit of study during the first marking period.  The essays were then recorded as podcasts by their respective authors and posted on the high school website. 

Listen to the podcasts here:
WHS Podcast Center - English 9 - "This I Believe"

MSG Varsity "The Challenge" Competition Show

On Wednesday, November 14th, four of Waldwick’s finest students competed in the MSG Varsity The Challenge Competition.  The Challenge is a TV quiz show where competing high school teams are asked questions based on their knowledge of history, arts and literature, current events, math and science.  The show is in its 16th season. 

I am not at liberty to post if they won or lost, you will have to watch the show to find out.  There is something I can share with you and that is everyone at Waldwick High School is extremely proud of the time and effort all of the students and coaches put in to prepare for the show. 

Very proud of everyone involved.
Starters Kimberly Marsden Christine Scherb Julia Montella Joseph Hurban
Alternates Mayumi Skorski Erica Dischino
Coaches: Dayna Orlak & Lauren Ralston
*When I have more details about the airing date/time I will post.
MSG Varsity – The Challenge Website

October - Students of the Month


WHS News - Week of 11/12/12 (Very Busy Week)