Showing posts from September, 2013

2013 AP Scholar Awards

50 Years Through Pictures @ WHS

A part of the 50th anniversary of Waldwick High School, I will be tweeting out pictures throughout the school year showcasing the past and present.I will be using the hashtag (#WHS50) so I encourage you to tweet out your own pictures and use the hashtag (#WHS50) so everyone can share their images and stories related to Waldwick High School.I will be closely following the hashtag and will retweet the pictures posted.If you are not on twitter, you can still see all the tweets by going to the high school webpage where you will find a feed of all the tweets.

You can also email me  your pictures and I will get them posted.In addition, all of the tweets from the @WaldwickWHS twitter account automatically get cross-posted on the Waldwick High School Facebook page.   So LIKE us on Facebook to view all of the pictures.  I think this will be a great way for all of the WHS alumni to share and be proud of their memories at WHS.

WHS 50th Anniversary

Waldwick High School is turning 50 this year!

There will be a week long celebration during the week of October 14 that will include; sporting events, school tours, homecoming events, spirit week, curriculum related projects and an evening reception. 

A list of all the activities currently scheduled is posted on the high school website:
50 Anniversary Info.  There are a few other events still in the works and once they are finalized, I will post them. 

If you are interested in attending the 50th Anniversary Celebration @ The Brick House on October 17, here is the info you need:

Come Celebrate Waldwick High School’s 50th Anniversary October 17th 2013 7pm to 11pm Dinner $85 per person The Brick House 179 Godwin Avenue Wyckoff NJ Please contact Joe Orlak jeorlak15@gmail.comfor more information, reservations and payment information. Seating is limited!

Waldwick High School was, is and will continue to be a special place.  What better way to commemorate the past 50 years than to be part of this special …

Staying Connected to WHS News

We are now two weeks into the 2013-2014 school year and I wanted to update everyone on the different ways you can stay connected to Waldwick High School for news, events, announcements, accomplishments and much more.  

My email is and phone number 201-652-9000 ext 5000. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  All other staff emails and phone numbers can be found through our staff directory

District WebsiteWaldwick High School Website - What you will find here:  Guidance News, Parent Folder, Student/Parent Handbook, Teacher Webpages, Athletic Department, School Calendar, School District News, etc. 


Waldwick High School Principal's Blog

The Principal's Blog is used as a communication tool to help keep our students, parents, community members, alumni and anyone else in the world informed about events/highlights/achievements going on at Waldwick High School.   

Naviance Emails (WHS News and Guidance News) WHS News - General s…

New staff at Waldwick High School - Daniel Freeman (Social Studies)


New staff at Waldwick High School - Amanda Fernicola (Social Studies)

It is my pleasure to introduce Amanda Fernicola to the Waldwick community. Ms. Fernicola will be teaching US History 2 and World History.  Ms. Fernicola is going to be a great addition to the WHS Faculty.

I asked each new teacher to answer a few questions about themselves. 

Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

I was born in California and moved to New Jersey when I was about 2 years old.  I grew up in East Hanover, NJ with my mom, dad, younger sister and dog named Champ.  I went to Montclair State for my undergraduate degree in History and Secondary Education.  I graduated in 2011 and have been teaching since then.  I am currently enrolled at Ramapo College of New Jersey for my masters in Educational Technology.

New staff at Waldwick High School - Amanda Lentino (Language Arts)

It is my pleasure to introduce Amanda Lentino to the Waldwick community.  Ms. Lentino will be teaching English 9, English 10 & Journalism.  Ms. Lentino is going to be a great addition to the WHS Faculty.

I asked each new teacher to answer a few questions about themselves. 

Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

I am originally from Brooklyn, but I moved to New Jersey when I was six years old.  In high school, I ran cross country, indoor track and spring track, and I also played soccer.  I attended Ramapo College with a major in Literature and a minor in Psychology.  While at Ramapo, I had the opportunity to work as a writing tutor, a research assistant, and a supplemental instructor.  This past year, I taught 9th grade English at Indian Hills High School, and I also served as the assistant track coach.

What made you choose education as a career?

I knew since the seventh grade that I wanted to be an English teacher. At that time, my sister was applying to colleges, and she…