Showing posts from August, 2015

Opening of School Info 15-16

Where did the summer go?  This post means September is not too far away..... I hope you are enjoying your summer and have been reading and keeping up with your summer assignments. The staff and I are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 3, for the start of the new school year.  It’s going to be a great year!

It has been a very busy summer at WHS.  A lot of work has been done around the building by our custodians and maintenance staff that included: painting, cleaning, assembling new furniture, installing new LED lights in the Gym, Cafeteria and hallways.  We also redesigned two of our learning spaces.  The Media Center is transitioning into more of a “Maker Space” environment for our students.  The room is a lot more open and Ms. Hummel has some amazing plans moving forward. Another room we redesigned this summer was for our STRIDE Program, which services a population of our students with learning disabilities. The classroom can be viewed as a multi purpose space that…

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Confirm Username and Password for WHS Accounts

As we get closer to the start of a new school year, one way to be sure you are ready is to check usernames and passwords.

Waldwick High School uses a few web-based sites that require a username and password. The summer is a great time to confirm you have your username and password for each of the sites.  It also might be a good idea to change your password for security reasons.  I would suggest finding a place/site/App to help you keep track of all the user names and passwords that have become part of our lives.

Here is a blog related to the importance of good passwords10 Important Password Tips Everyone Should Know by Viki Davis)
Naviance Family Connection from Naviance® is a web-based program that links counselors and schools with students and parents to improve college and career planning. We are pleased to make this resource available to all of our high school students and families in addition to, and as a complement to, the array of college-related speakers and seminars we alrea…

WHS Summer Update: All about GAFE (Google Apps for Education)

What is GAFE? Google Apps for Education(GAFE)  is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions for free. These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sites and Classroom and a Google Apps for Education account unlocks access to dozens of other collaborative tools supported by Google. All of these applications exists completely online (or in the cloud), meaning that all creations can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection.

What it means for WHS? As WHS transitions to the world of GAFE, all students and staff will have a GAFE account which will look like Students and teachers will be able to communicate using the many different apps associated with GAFE.  Increased communication and collaboration are what GAFE is all about. Students and teachers will have these tools at their fingertips and access to them at anytime, from anywhere, using their Chromebook …