Monday, February 24, 2014

Testing Week (March 4, 5 & 6)

Schedule for HSPA Testing Days

On March 4, 5 and 6, the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) will be administered to all 11th Grade students and a small number of 12th Grade students.  All students taking the HSPA must be in their respective testing room by 8:00 a.m.

Students that are not involved in the HSPA testing will begin school on a delayed start and will be taking part in the programs as follows:

Tuesday, March 4:
            9th Grade – 9 a.m. - Sticks & Stones Video
            10th Grade – 10 a.m. - Implementing Good Teen Safety Driving Habits
12th Grade (Students not testing) – 10 a.m. - Fire Safety:  Focusing on Dorm Life
*Students should report directly to the high school gym and then will be walked to their assembly program. 

Wednesday & Thursday, March 5 & 6:
            9th Grade – 10 a.m.
            10th Grade – 10 a.m.
12th Grade (Students not testing) – 10 a.m.
*Students are to report to the gym by 10am.  9th and 10th graders will be sent to their homeroom for attendance.  12th grade students will go to the Little Theater

Testing will take place in the senior wing classrooms.  Students not involved with testing should enter the building through the Greenberg Center Doors ONLY.   The Main Entrance will be closed to those not testing.  Students will not be allowed to their lockers until after homeroom.  

Busing will be running at its normal time. Should a student need to take the bus at the regularly scheduled time, they are to report to the cafeteria upon arrival and remain there until they need to report to their assigned schedule. 

Additional Resources: 

Sticks & Stones Presentations 

Sticks and Stones Presentation for 9th Grades

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 4, 2014 to all the 9th Graders (9am start).  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 inappropriateness of hate speech;
The ways that online communications can lead to real world consequences;
The problems inherent in online communication (Particularly the ease by which people can be fooled by a person assuming someone else’s online identity).

If you have questions/concerns about your children participating in this program, please feel free to contact Ms. Hused at 201-652-6000, Extension 5015. For any parent that would like to view the filme before hand, we have copies available that we can loan out.

For a comprehensive guide to discussing the film and Internet safety in general, please refer to the following websites:

This is the trailer for Chase Wilson Education's "Sticks & Stones," a film about the dangers of cyber bullying funded and distributed by The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office of Northern New Jersey. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Alumni Basketball Game (Rachael Forever)

Congratulations Joseph Hurban - School Winner in the Wendy's High School Heisman

Joseph Hurban Continues Pursuit of the National Wendy's High School Heisman in Latest Results.

A big congratulations goes to Joseph Hurban of Waldwick High School in Waldwick, NJ for being recognized as a School Winner in the Wendy's High School Heisman program for their success on the field, in the classroom, and in their community.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Senior Night - Boys Basketball Team

What a special group of seniors!!  The Class of 2014 has a lot to be proud of for what they accomplished on the basketball court.  

Senior Night 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WHS January Students of the Month

January Students of the Month
2013 – 2014

NICHOLAS TORTORELLI – Nick, a senior, is enrolled in three business courses:  Accounting, Introduction to Business and Personal Finance.  He is doing very well in all three classes.  Nick participates actively in class discussions and is willing to help when necessary.  He shows interest in the subject matter, demonstrates good skills and recognizes that it is important in business to be organized and have good manners and communication skills.  Nick demonstrates these qualities.  He works within the calendar of the curriculum as the online assignments are posted and have due dates.  Nick is thoughtful and gets along well with other classmates.  He does outside volunteer activities working with younger children and umpiring at games indicating leadership and responsibility.  Nick’s abilities have enabled him to succeed outside the classroom in sports where he has been able to demonstrate skills in teamwork.

CHRISTOPHER KOMJIAN Chris, a junior, has been a valuable member of the band program for several years.  He takes his commitment to band seriously and strives to do his best on all of the percussion instruments he plays.  Chris has worked hard to improve his music reading skills and has shown a tremendous amount of improvement in this area over the past two years.  His growth as a xylophone player and willingness to work on the instrument has added to the percussion section and the band as a whole.  In addition to his contributions as a Concert Band member, Chris plays the quads in Marching Band and has served as the percussion captain for the past two seasons.  Congratulations, Chris!  

DOUGLAS PALMADESSA – Doug, a senior this year, continues to strengthen his leadership skills on and off the court.  He is a positive force among his peers and continues to motivate teammates in both good and tough times.  He was recently voted North Jersey Section 1 Best Basketball Player, receiving more than 60,000 votes.  Doug continues to enthusiastically promote school spirit and pride throughout Waldwick High School. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Heart Screening @ Waldwick High School

For the fifth 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 24, 2014 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 17.  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.

For more information about Sean and Sean Fisher Foundation please go there website:
Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation 

Important message for ALL JUNIORS about the HSPA

On March 4, 5 and 6, 2014, 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.  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 English classes by Monday, February 10

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 section or sections not passed.  In addition, in their senior year, he/she will be placed in an appropriate Language Arts and/or Mathematics section of the Reading/Writing/Mathematics 400 course to work on the areas in need of improvement.  This course will help the student to prepare for future administrations of the test.  As part of this course, the student will also participate in the Alternate High School Assessment (AHSA) process.  The AHSA process is an opportunity to fulfill the state graduation requirements by alternate means.

March 4, 2014 Mathematics
March 5, 2014 Language Arts Literacy: Day 1
March 6, 2014 Language Arts Literacy: Day 2

Testing will take place during Periods 1 - 3 and could extend into Period 4.  Students are required to bring a #2 pencil.  For the Mathematics test, students should also bring a calculator.  It is imperative that no one is absent on the days of testing. 

Finally and most importantly, for several reasons, including the security of the HSPA, the New Jersey Department of Education rules do NOT permit the following in the testing rooms:

1) Cells Phones: Students must leave their cell phones at home or in their lockers.  If a student is found to have a cell phone in the testing room, this constitutes a breach of security and the district is required to void the section of the test being taken that day.  This applies whether the phone is on, silenced, or off.  The HSPA Manual states that students are not permitted to have cell phones in any testing room and that any student found to have a cell phone in his or her possession while in a testing room, will have his or her answer folder voided for that test section.  Students whose answer folders are voided during testing are considered to have attempted the test section.  They may NOT retake or resume taking the voided test section during the make-up.  They must wait until the next HSPA administration.  Thus, the student will be required to take the retest on that section in October, 2014.  In addition, the student will be enrolled in the AHSA program (described above). 

2) Backpacks or purses

3) Coats or jackets

4) Books (textbooks, novels, dictionaries, etc.), magazines, or notebooks.

5) iPods, cd players, etc.

6) Food or drink.

If you have any additional questions please contact your son's or daughter's Guidance Counselor.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Career Cafe ACCOUNTING - Feb. 25, 2014

Yearbook Ads and Orders

Senior Parents - Deadline Extended....... Don't forget to get your yearbook ad in before March 3.  Link to 

For more details -  Senior Ad Fyler

For anyone interested in purchasing the 2014 yearbook  you can go to: to place your order. 

Yearbook Sale Flyer 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014