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Back to School Night (Video)

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In case you missed it..... my 2015 Back to School Night Opening Video







Special thanks to Carrie Cunningham, Dylan Yang and Mr. Meltzer for putting this video together! 

What needs to be completed to get your Chromebook

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We will start handing out Chromebooks on Monday, September 28 during gym classes to the students that have all forms submitted and payment has been made for the damage protection.

What needs to be done:

Step 1
Make sure under the Forms tab in Genesis that the two forms; Chromebook and GAFE Links and District Technology Devices are "Completely" filled out and submitted.



Make sure you check the box on the bottom of the form and click Update Answers.  



Step 2
Create a PayForIt account and make your payment.  The link below provides step by step directions on setting up your account and making the payment.  

**PayForIt directions - Chromebook Damage Protection

Any questions please email or call me.   If you are not sure if you have completed everything and want me to confirm please email/tweet or call.   

Mr. Carroll
carrollk@waldwickschools.org
201-652-9000 X 5003 

New Staff at Waldwick High School - Sarah Van Vliet

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It is my pleasure to introduce Sarah Van Vliet to the Waldwick community.  Ms. Van Vliet will be filling in for Mrs. Parsils, teaching Art.  We are very excited for Ms. Van Vliet be part of WHS.

Can you tell us a little about your background? I grew up in Parsippany, NJ and was always interested in creating art. I went to Monmouth University and graduated with a degree in Art Education and Special Education. This is my first teaching job!
What made you choose education as a career?
For as long as I could remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. I had three great teachers in my life that inspired me to become a teacher; my fourth grade teacher, my high school sophomore English teacher and my high school Art teacher.
What appealed to you about Waldwick High School?
I love the camaraderie at this school and how everyone works together toward a common goal, teaching the students! I've never met a nicer group of individuals.
Tell us something interesting about yourself?
I love to dan…

New Staff at Waldwick High School - Elaine Thoman

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It is my pleasure to introduce Elaine Thoman to the Waldwick community.  Ms. Thoman will be filling in for Mrs. Serwin in both the high school and middle school.  We are very excited to have her part of WHS.


Can you tell us a little about your background? I live in Ridgewood and went through the Ridgewood public school system.  I just graduated this past May from Montclair State University where I received my BA in Music Education, with voice as my primary instrument.  Music first became a part of my life when I chose to start taking piano lessons at the age of 8.  Cello came next at Hawes Elementary School and I played in the orchestra through my freshman year of high school.  It wasn't until my freshman year at Ridgewood High School that the choir director asked me to audition for his top group the next year.  I started studying voice my sophomore year and haven't stopped yet!

What made you choose education as a career? I chose Education as my career because I wanted to let p…

New Staff at Waldwick High School - Taline Royland

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It is my pleasure to introduce Taline Royland to the Waldwick community.  Ms. Royland will be a great addition to our Math department. This year she will be teaching Geometry at the high school and will also have two classes in the middle school.   We are very excited to have her part of WHS.


Can you tell us a little about your background? I grew up in Westwood, New Jersey and went to their public schools from K-12. I played volleyball, basketball and softball. I attended Monmouth University where I majored in Math and Education, and worked in the Math Department by tutoring students in all areas of math.

What made you choose education as a career? I always helped my friends when they struggled in math and that feeling became contagious. I love helping people learn math and learn to love it, as well.

What appealed to you about Waldwick High School? My high school was small so I was naturally drawn to Waldwick. Since I grew up close to Waldwick I have always heard great things about it. …

It's Chromebook Time

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On Monday, September 28th we are rolling out the Chromebooks!!!!  This is an exciting day for everyone at Waldwick High School and we can't wait to get them into the hands of our students.  There are few things that need to be completed in order for each student to get their Chromebook.  We still have some parents that have not submitted the required forms through Genesis Parent Access.  Two of the forms were posted in August, but one was just posted on Friday 9/18.   Here is what needs to be submitted: 

In Genesis under the FORMS tab you should see:

*High School Parent Signature Sheet 
*Chromebooks and GAFE Links 
(These to forms have been posted since August 19)

*District Technology Devices 
(New Form, only post on 9/18)

As a reminder FORMS are only visible when signed in under a parent account

The new form "District Technology Devices" covers the "Chromebook Damage Protection Agreement" and two other district policies.   Waldwick High School is offering a damage pro…

PayForIt directions - Chromebook Damage Protection

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How to make your payment for the Chromebook Damage Protection.
The link below are directions on how to setup your account and make payment using PayForIt.net
**Directions: PayForIt - Online Payment for Technology Damage Protection
There are two things you need when you are setting up your account.  Student ID #, which can be found in Genesis and the method of payment.

Below are some screen shots and directions related to the PayForIt site.  
This is the Home screen for PayForit.  Click on the "Sign up for an Account".

Register your account.  This is parent/guardian information. 

Provide payment info.  Credit cards and online checks accepted. 

Check your email for the confirmation number. 

Enter your user name and confirmation code to activate your account.  Once you click "Activate", you will see a statement in red appear. Go back to the home page or click on the Login button on top of the page. 

Once you log back in, click on the tab labeled "Add/View Students". 

WHS News: Update on GAFE/Chromebooks

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First week is complete and we are off to a great start! All students have been issued their Waldwick Google Apps for Education account which teachers have already started using.  As of now, students do not have access to Gmail; however, once all forms have been returned and we hand out the Chromebooks, that feature will be turned on.  
We still have a large number of students/parents that have not submitted the forms online through Genesis Parent Access.  If you have not completed them, please get them done this weekend.  The forms can only be accessed through the parent login.
Through Genesis Parent Access, all parents need to complete the High School Parent Signature Sheet and the Chromebook & GAFE Sign-off Form under the Forms Tab. Once you click on the Form link, you have the ability to read and sign all forms online.  









The distribution of the Chromebooks is still scheduled for Monday, September 28.  At this Monday's Board of Education meeting we will be finalizing the las…

New Staff at Waldwick High School - Kirsten Musciano

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It is my pleasure to introduce Kirsten Musciano to the Waldwick community.  Ms. Musciano will be working within the Physical Education Department. Ms. Musciano will be filling in for Ms. Royston while she is on leave and when Mrs. Olivo goes out on leave, Ms. Musciano will take over those classes. We are very excited to have Ms. Musciano be a part of WHS.

Can you tell us a little about your background? Igrew up in and graduated from Mountain Lakes High, where I played three sports: Cross Country, Wrestling and Lacrosse.  I later went on to participate in two sports at Wells College: Cross Country and Lacrosse, where I received conference titles and MVP awards.  I graduated from William Paterson University with a BS in Kinesiology, K-12 PE, Health and Driver's Ed Certification.
Coached HS Lacrosse for six years at River Dell and have coached collegiate Cross Country and  U12 Soccer.  


What made you choose education as a career? Love students of all ages as well as physical fitnes…

New Staff at Waldwick High School - Brian Browne

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It is my pleasure to introduce Brian Browne to the Waldwick community.  Mr. Browne will be teaching Chemistry.  We are very excited to have Mr. Browne be a part part of WHS.
Can you tell us a little about your background?
I was born in Westwood and grew up in northern Bergen County and the Hudson Valley of New York. In high school I ran track and played Lacrosse. In college I studied Biology, Chemistry and Psychology while continuing to play Lacrosse.

What made you choose education as a career?
During college I would frequently visit the Science offices and on one of these occasions, I happened to start tutoring some fellow students. After that I began tutoring consistently and was eventually asked to teach a recitation class for Chemistry. It was from this experience that I began my career in education.

What appealed to you about Waldwick High School?

The first time I saw Waldwick High School was while I was on my way to pick up a friend. I drove by the school just as the sun was be…

New Staff at Waldwick High School - Dena Argo

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It is my pleasure to introduce Dena Argo to the Waldwick community.  Mrs. Argo will be teaching within our Business Department.  This year she will be teaching Accounting, Personal Finance, Marketing and International Business. We are very excited to have Mrs. Argo be a part of WHS. 

Can you tell us a little about your background? 
I grew up in Netcong, which is a small town (less than a square mile) in Morris County.  I attended Netcong Elementary from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and then attended Lenape Valley Regional High School.  For college, I became a Nittany Lion and majored in Business Management at Penn State.  Upon graduating, I started working at Target Corporation, where I held five different leadership positions over the last seven years.

What made you choose education as a career? When I needed to choose a major for college, I knew about the Alternate Route Program for teaching, so I wanted to give myself an opportunity to explore the business world before I came…

Girls Volleyball gets first WIN of the season

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Volleyball defeats Cresskill 25-19 25-23 to open the season with a win. Mary Kate McNaught had 11 kills and Oksana Kornyat added 12 assists — Waldwick Athletics (@WHSWarrior_ATHL) September 10, 2015