Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sticks & Stones - 9th Grade Assembly

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 April 21, 2015 to all the 9th Graders (1:30pm 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 201-652-9000, Extension 5020. For any parent that would like to view the film before hand, we have copies available that we can loan out.

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. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

2015-2016 National Honor Society

Congratulations to the new members of the 

WHS National Honor Society 2015-2016

Amelia Apgar
Emma Backhaus
Ciara Brophy
Sabrina Colavita
Melissa Cowie
Grace D’Annibale
Matthew Deppe
Bryan Fotino
Callie Fucarino
Kieran McLafferty
Mary Katherine McNaught
Sarah Peepall
Emily Porto
Francesca Raffaele
Devraj Roy
Daniel Scherb
Erin Scott
Erin Smith
Peter Stahl
Caitlin Vellios
Larissa Woods
Marwan Zoweil

Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm in the Little Theater.  

Monday, March 23, 2015

WHS February Students of the Month

February Students of the Month
2014 – 2015


NATALIA BASTANTE – Natalia, a senior is a genuine asset to our Consumer Science class.  We all benefit from her pleasant, yet creative, persona in the class daily as she hasn't missed one day this marking period.  She has simultaneously been working on two sewing projects, prepared her own special recipe for homemade garlic bread, and works-well in a group and independently.  She's so busy she thinks more about her productivity than checking her highest grade in the class status last report card.  Good Job Natalia; looking forward to the rest of the year with you and your great ideas!


KATELYN MARSDEN – Katelyn, a senior, has been involved with the Waldwick
Theater Program since Middle School.  She has held roles in all of the productions, including Seussical, Jr. and Honk, Jr.  At the high school, Katelyn has had parts in all of the productions since 2012 and is currently playing the role of Sheila in Zombie Prom.  Actually, Katelyn has appeared in more than ten productions since middle school during her career in the Drama Club at Waldwick.  She has certainly worked hard to develop her talents and skills in Theater.  This year Katelyn was the Stage manager for the WMS production of Annie, Jr.  Katelyn used her knowledge and skills to help others with set construction
 and task orientation.


HOLLY CORKILL – Holly, a senior, is one of the two captains for the Winter Cheer Team. She has overcome many obstacles this season.  Holly has successfully taken on a new position and has battled injury all year long.  Still, Holly attends every practice and game and positively represents the team both academically and athletically. She will be greatly missed next year.

 ANDREW FUCARINO – Andrew, a senior, is on the Winter Indoor Track Team.  On February 17, Andrew broke the school record in the 1000 meters at the Bergen County Championships held at the NYC Armory.  Andrew is a hard worker and a great teammate.  He excels in the classroom with a loaded schedule and is an outstanding school citizen.