Showing posts from February, 2013

Heart Screening @ Waldwick High School

For the fourth consecutive year, Waldwick High School and the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation have teamed up with 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 Waldwick High School throughout the week of March 25, 2013 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 Monday,  March 18th.  The forms can be found by clicking the link below:  Link to Heart Screening forms

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

Night out @ "Blue Man Group"

Waldwick High School ninth graders involved with our Gifted and Talented Program enjoying a night out at the Blue Man Group show.  

Doug Palmadessa scores 1,000 Point

Congratulations to Doug Palmadessa on scoring his 1,000 career point on Monday, February 18, 2013.

Doug becomes only the 5th player in school history to reach this milestone.  Doug joins:

Patti Blackman 1,587
John Lanchantin 1,350
Greg McBain 1,003
Jeanne Kehrberger 1,000

Winter Track Team Success

The Waldwick High School Winter Track Team is having a special season.  
During the winter season Patty Mchugh has set the school record in the 55m hurdles, the long jump, the triple jump, and the long jump relay.
Last week Nick Oravetz won the North 1 Group 1 Sectional Championship in 400m.
Congratulations to Nick Oravetz @njsiaa Sectional Champ in 400 meters @waldwickhstrack#warriornation
— Waldwick High School (@WaldwickWHS) February 5, 2013

Mike Archer (high jump), Nick Oravetz (400m), Brianna Denyko (55m), and Patty McHugh (55m hurdles) all qualified for the Group 1 State championship on Saturday.

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches on a successful winter track season.  
Coach Wizemann
Coach Reithmayr
Coach Slagle
Coach Youmans 
Coach Ruiz 

Sticks and Stones Presentation for 9th Grades

The Internet and cell phone technology have revolutionized the way we learn and interact. The benefits are immense, but so are the potential dangers.  For teens in particular, cyber-bullying, harassment, stalking, spying, sexting and sexual predation are reaching dangerous levels throughout the country.

In order to help reinforce safe online behaviors, we will be showing the film Sticks and Stones on March 5, 2013 to all the 9th Graders.  This film addresses many of these issues in a hard-hitting but realistic way.  The film was co-produced by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Chase Wilson, the Emmy-nominated creators of the DWI prevention film, Stoned Cold.

Several important lessons will be highlighted during the film presentation and classroom discussions.  We encourage you to talk to your child about the film after they view it, in particular:

The nature and consequences of bullying on the victim and bystanders; The dangers of sharing compromising photos online; The inappropriat…

Tweet-a-Thon @ WHS for Digital Learning Day

January Students of the Month


BUSINESS MATTHEW GIMELLI - Matt has one of the highest grades in both Accounting and Personal Finance.  He participates actively in class discussions and is willing to help other students.  He shows interest in his classes and demonstrates good skills.  It is important in business to be punctual; and his assignments are always on time.  He works within the calendar of the curriculum, as the online assignments are posted and have due dates.  Matt is thoughtful and is respectful of other classmates.  Matt’s skills have enabled him to succeed outside the classroom in sports where he has been able to demonstrate organizational and leadership skills.

INSTRUMENTAL BRIANA RAGO - This is Brie’s second year in Concert Band.  She is a valuable member of the ensemble, one who always gives her best effort.  Brie has demonstrated much musical growth in the past two years.  She works hard during rehearsals to improve her flute playing and strives to u…

Important HSPA News for Juniors

On March 5, 6 and 7, 2013, all eleventh grade students will participate in the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).  The New Jersey Department of Education has provided Your Guide to the HSPA 2013 booklet.  This booklet should provide an overview and answer most of your questions about the testing program.  Please review this information with your son/daughter.  In addition, your son/daughter will receive a Student Preparation Booklet which provides more detailed information about the test itself.  A hard copy of this booklet will also be distributed to students in their homerooms on Tuesday, February 5
The areas of testing include Language Arts and Mathematics.  Students must pass the Language Arts and Mathematics sections of this test in order to graduate.  The results of this March HSPA will not be available until late May or early June.  If a student does not pass a Language Arts and/or Mathematics section of the test, he or she will be required to retake the test in the se…