Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WHS Student featured in TED-Ed Talk video

Last Spring, Ms. McCann's AP Psychology class participated in TED-Ed Clubs where they gave talks explaining their original ideas in a creative and engaging presentation. The first Waldwick student to be featured on the TED-Ed Website is Shayna O'Reilly, discussing "Subtle Sexism." 

5 must see Ted-Ed Club Videos 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AP Testing

Advanced Placement testing will begin on Monday, May 4.  

Morning test takers need to check-in by 8 AM and report directly to the Greenberg Center. 
Afternoon test takers taking Psychology (5/4) and Macroeconomics (5/14) need to check-in by 12:20 PM.   The afternoon Physics (5/6) Exam will begin at 11:45 AM.  All afternoon testing will take place in the Greenberg Center.  

Students taking morning exams will be excused from classes until 12:10.  Students testing in the afternoon will be excused at 11:20 for lunch.  

Testing Schedule 

Monday, 5/4
Chemistry AM (3 hours & 15 minutes)
Psychology PM (2 hours)

Tuesday, 5/5
Calculus AM (3 hours & 15 minutes)

Wednesday, 5/6
English Literature AM (3 hours)
Physics PM (3 hours)

Thursday, 5/7
Spanish Language AM (3 hours & 15 minutes)

Friday, 5/8
US History AM (3 hours & 15 minutes)
Studio Art PM

Monday, 5/11
Biology AM (3 hours)

Wednesday, 5/13
English Language AM (3 hours & 15 minutes)

Thursday, 5/14
Macroeconomics PM (2 hours & 10 minutes) 

What to bring:
  • 2 sharpened #2 pencils and a blue or black pen
  • A graphic calculator for Calculus, Chemistry and Physics

What NOT to bring:
  • Cell phones, smart watches or any other electronic devices 
  • Food or drink
  • Books, backpacks, scratch paper, highlighters, dictionary

Be on time.  Once the test begins, students will not be allowed to enter the testing room.   

National Merit Scholarship Program - Class of 2016


James Noyes, Erin Scott and Bryan Fotino,  all members of the Class of 2016 who will be honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall of their senior year for achieving a high score on their PSAT's.  With a Selection Index score of 202 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential.  Of the 1.5 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who will be recognized. 

PARCC (End of Year) Testing

PARCC EOY (End of Year) testing is here!   After getting feedback from teachers and students we will be administering the test differently this time around.   Students will be completing two sessions per day.  No student will test in the morning and afternoon.  

HS PARCC - April Testing

Tuesday, April 28
AM Session (8:05)
Geometry (Sessions 1 & 2)
Algebra 2 Honors (Sessions 1 & 2)
PM Session (12:25)
English 11 (Sessions 1 & 2)
Wednesday, April 29
AM Session (8:05)
Algebra 1 (Sessions 1 & 2)
Geometry Honors (Sessions 1 & 2)
PM Session (12:25)
English 10 (Sessions 1 & 2)

Thursday, April 30
AM Session (8:05)
Algebra 2 (Sessions 1 & 2)
PM Session (12:25)
English 9 (Sessions 1 & 2)

To make this schedule work, we will be running a common lunch for the grade level testing in the afternoon. ONLY students testing in the afternoon will have a common lunch. All other grade levels will be following the normal schedule.

The common lunch will run from 11:20 - 12:20. During these common lunches, underclassman will not be allowed to leave the campus. Weather permitting, sitting outside on the front lawn or in the courtyard will be an option.

11th Grade - Tuesday 4/28
10th Grade - Wednesday 4/29
9th Grade - Thursday 4/30

This schedule will not affect seniors.

Athlete of the Week - Hallie Donofrio

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Congratulations to Hallie Donofrio - HS Female Athlete of the Week.

WHS March Students of the Month

March Students of the Month
2014 – 2015


MATTHEW HUNT – Matthew, a junior, is the Physical Education Student of the Month. Matt is an extremely hard worker who always brings a smile and positive attitude with him to Physical Education.  He has been an excellent role model throughout the year, regardless of the unit.  Matthew demonstrates great effort, participation and sportsmanship.  His favorite sports are soccer and baseball.  Great job Matt and keep up the great work!


JOHN PELECH – John, a senior, is the Video Production Student of the Month.  As a freshman, John never feared bringing his unique perspective and creativity to the projects he produced in TV Production 1.  From that point on, he has never looked back and continues to express himself and his unique ideas in the classroom.  John always listened to his teacher, constantly absorbed new information and honed his skills over time as a producer, editor, and actor.  John is a supernatural force at the Warrior Broadcast Center, a true storyteller who never lets his audience down.


HALLIE DONOFRIO – Hallie, a junior, is the Female Athlete Student of the Month.  Academically, Hallie has averaged seven A's and one B for the first two marking periods.  She is an exceptional student and has also become quite a teacher during the softball preseason.  Already the best softball player in Waldwick High School, Hallie has been a mentor to many of our younger players and a role model to all teammates.  Her level of communication is unparalleled and has our team ready to compete when our regular season starts on April 1.  Hallie has shown to be a leader in the classroom and on the field and the coaches feel very fortunate to coach such a great student.

ANTHONY MARCHESE – Anthony, a junior, is the Male Athlete Student of the Month.  Anthony is a returning varsity starter and was very instrumental in helping our team to qualify for the 2014 State Tournament and post a 14-9 record.  This year, Anthony has proven to be an excellent leader by setting a positive tone for our early season practices.  It's obvious from the first few weeks of the season that Anthony has worked very hard since last year to improve has skills and raise his level of play.