Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Spirit Week+ 12/15 - 12/23

Winter Spirit Week+ sponsored by Student Council 

Monday 12/15 Pajama Day

Tuesday 12/16 Dress your age Day
Freshmen & Sophomores - Baby Theme
Juniors & Seniors - Elder Theme 
Faculty - Student Look

Wednesday 12/17 Formal Day

Thursday 12/18 Color Day
Seniors - Red
Juniors - Green
Sophomores - White
Freshmen - Blue
Staff - Red & White 

Friday 12/19 Warrior Day

Monday 12/22 Pajama Day

Tuesday 12/23 Ugly Sweater Day 

**Pep Rally - Tuesday at 11:45 - 12:36
Students will be called down from period 8.  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WHS Teacher, Ms. Marsiglia, Participates in $3 Million National Science Foundation Project

WHS Biology teacher, Ms. Robin Marsiglia, is participating in a $3 million National Science Foundation project, partnered through Stevens Institute of Technology.  The goals of this project are to study how high school Science teachers in different disciplines can learn engineering concepts, how they introduce those concepts in the classroom, and to develop a set of recommendations to guide teachers in infusing curricula with engineering concepts and activities.  Teacher participation in the program requires a two-year, 4 week professional development and classroom implementation commitment.

The module will engage students in an engineering design challenge.  The engineering activities are related to atmospheric carbon dioxide and will require students to apply and synthesize concepts related to photosynthesis and the cycling of carbon in living and nonliving components of the biosphere.  Both are topics in the Waldwick Curriculum.  The students will also gain a basic understanding of engineering concepts and related skills.  Their task was to design, build and operate a scalable prototype of an algae farm that captures CO2 from a fossil fuel burning power plant.  This system captures CO2 and grows a biofuel (algae) in the process. 

It has been a very exciting and challenging classroom experience for both Ms Marsiglia and her two classes of Honors Biology students. 

Ms. Marsiglia, who trained at Steven’s this past summer, has recently implemented the program.  On December 8, two representatives from Steven’s visited and taped Ms. Marsiglia’s class for two periods. She will meet with the other 25 participating teachers in March 2015 to discuss classroom implementation.  This process will be repeated next summer and the 2015-16 school year.  

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WHS November Students of the Month


November Students of the Month 2014 – 2015

ALEC MEKARZEL – Alec, a junior, is the Science Department student of the month for his performance in two science classes, Physics and Computer Science.  Alec was nominated by his teachers because he is a hard-working and self-driven student.  He has a thirst for knowledge and pushes himself to know and understand the principles of science.  Alec displays a sense of imagination and creativity within a technical context and has an ability to apply his Computer Science knowledge to excel in Physics and his other classes.
SEAN MARRO Sean, a senior, is currently enrolled in CAD III.  He has set the pace for the rest of the class maintaining a 100 average for the year.  Not only does Sean work hard in class learning CAD software, but Sean also intends to participate in the Architectural 2D CAD Design event at the State Technology Student Association Design Competition in March.  After graduating from Waldwick High School, Sean hopes to become an architect.

ERIN ARCHER – Erin, a senior, was one of the girls soccer team’s three captains this year.  She did a fantastic job as a leader in her senior season.  Erin finished first on the team with eight goals scored and scored five goals over the team’s final three games. She was a constant impact in the soccer games whether scoring goals or helping to create them.  Erin has been an excellent student as well this fall, receiving A’s and B’s first MP in all of her classes.  Erin is going to be extremely tough to replace next year. 

DANIEL WALSH – Dan, a senior, played his final high school soccer season leading the boys soccer team to the State Sectional Championship this month with his outstanding play in goal.  He was the vocal leader of a defense that dominated the playoffs.  Dan also was able to excel in his classes during the first marking period, securing all A’s and B’s.  Dan will finish his soccer career with a 3rd Team All-County honor, a First Team All-League honor, and three league titles.  

Important message about the Championship FB Game

As we get closer to the big football game on Saturday, I thought it was important to remind everyone that this game is about the players and coaches who have worked extremely hard to get to this point.  The GAME is the show!   I have heard a lot talk from students, parents and alumni about tailgating at MetLife prior to the game.  Getting together before the game is great and a perfect way to bring Warrior Nation together.  

With that said, this is a high school event.  Yes we are playing at MetLife Stadium where the Jets and Giants play but we cannot tailgate in the same manner that goes on at those games.  

Have your steaks and burgers on the grill, eggs, bacon and bagels on the table, chips, pretzels & crackerjacks in the bowls and coolers filled with soda, juice and water.  Have a catch in the parking lot or play Cornhole.  Play music and sit around and talk until game time.    
  • My hope is that the adults act like adults and set a great example, understanding that this is a high school event
  • My expectation for the students is that there will be no issues  
I’m sure this post will offend some people and I understand that; however.  I truly believe Saturday needs to be about the players, coaches and THE GAME!

Waldwick High School, Midland Park High School and both communities are extremely proud of what this team has accomplished and want everyone to enjoy the game on Saturday and be in the right state of mind.  LET'S GO WARRIORS!!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Football State Championship Game

Saturday, December 6 the Warriors take on Westwood High School for Group 2 North 1 State Championship!!