Saturday, March 16, 2013

Waldwick Parent Academy - Social Media – Meaning and Safety (March 20, 2013)

The Waldwick School District is excited to offer our second Waldwick Parent Academy workshop: Social Media – Meaning and Safety on Wednesday, March 20th at 8:30am and 6:30pm in the HS/MS Media Center.   This workshop is the second in a three part series of technology workshops offered by the Waldwick Parent Academy.

This workshop will focus on:
What is Social Media?
How to keep your kids safe, when using social media sites
Review security and privacy settings
Why we all need to teach “Digital Citizenship”

If you plan on attending one of the workshops, please RSVP by clicking on this link:

The instructors for this workshop will be:

Mr. Carroll, High School Principal
Ms. Hummel, HS/MS Media Specialist
Mr. Sussman Middle School Guidance Counselor

Hope to see you there!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

February Students of the Month


Dylan Sinton – Dylan is currently enrolled in Child Development 1 and enjoys teaching the children, planning activities and applying weekly coursework to the program.  Dylan had a great idea for his career report:  In Dylan’s own words, “…I chose cardiology because my freshman year, Dr. Tozzi, from Hackensack Cardiology Center, came to our school and volunteered to have his staff scan our hearts.  Since that day I’ve been very interested in this field of study and someday want to become a cardiologist, just like Dr. Tozzi.”  Recalling a WHS assembly from two years ago and making the connection to this month’s career report, demonstrates applied creative thinking, an enthusiasm for learning and a proven assurance of being a life-long learner.  Dylan is applauded for extending his interests in Child Development 1 and the Kids, Kids, Kids Program.   Dylan is a pleasure to have in class and works well with the younger students, peers, parents and adults involved in the program.

Melissa Mojica - Melissa is a member of the Waldwick Drama Department.  Throughout the years, Mel has grown into a confidant actress, singer and dancer.  Past roles include Janet VanDergraff, a star struck bride to be; Gabriella, a brainiac high school student; and can be seen this year as Nikki, the love interest to the detective and murder suspect number one in Curtains, the musical comedy whodunit.  Melissa is very committed to learning different ways to improve her singing and dramatic talents and expands her craft any way she can. Melissa is also involved in dance classes outside of school to improve her overall stage technique.  Melissa is always ready to give a helping hand to others, both on and off the stage, and she is a very valued member of our troupe.

Douglas Palmadessa – Doug has maintained a rigorous academic schedule while achieving significant milestones in Boys Varsity Basketball this season.  As a junior, Doug scored his 1,000th point on February 18 against Pascack Hills HS and led the Warriors to the Bergen County Jamboree.  Together with his teammates, the Warriors advanced to the NJSIAA State Semi-Finals for the first time since 2000. Doug not only motivates his teammates, but enthusiastically promotes school spirit and pride throughout WHS.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Patty McHugh - Competing in National Championship

On Friday, March 8, Senior, Patty McHugh, will be competing in the New Balance Indoor National Championship in the Long Jump.  Good Luck Patty and make us proud.

Earlier this year Patty set a few Track and Field school records:

Drama Club presents - Curtains the Musical

The Waldwick High School Drama Club presents...

Curtains the Musical

Show nights and times

March 7, 8 & 9

Tickets $15 Adults
$12 Students and Seniors

WHS Little Theater

Congratulations Boys Basketball Team - Sectional Champs

Photo by Tyson Trish @tysontrish (Bergen Record)
What a night for Waldwick High School and the Waldwick community!  Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Team on winning the State Sectional Championship.  Their 68-50 win over Wood-Ridge earned the team their first sectional title since 2000.  

It was an amazing night for everyone involved with WHS.   The atmosphere in the gym one hour before the game was electric.  Our fans were amazing and our team played a great game.  It was truly a SPECIAL night.  

***On a side note relating to the game, received an email this morning from someone who attended last night's game and had a lot of great things to say about the game, the atmosphere in the gym and the behavior of the fans.   The person that sent me the email is not from the Waldwick community and does not have any connection to the school district.  I wanted to share with everyone one part of the email that made me extremely proud to be the Principal of Waldwick HS.  

Photo from Bergen Record/
WHS Cheerleaders - "It's all about the Spirit"

"Most importantly the conduct of your student body was specatcular. If someone were to film their cheers and chants during the course of the game it would be a perfect video for fellow HS administrators to show their student body the right way to act during a game. No booing, no derisive taunts at a bad call, only positive cheers for the players-what a novel approach. Kudos to your student leaders and/or staff responsible for that terrific display!!!" 

Warrior Nation

What's next:

Waldwick Boys Varsity Basketball State Semi-Final game vs. Dayton tomorrow, March 7, at 5 pm at East Orange Campus (formerly Upsala College) 344 Prospect Street, East Orange.  Gates open at 3:45 pm.  Two fan buses will depart WHS at 3:30 pm.  Game admission price is $4.00 adults, $2.00 students.