Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CPR/First Aid Certification

As part of the new curriculum, all Junior Health classes will be covering CPR towards the end of the marking period.   

As mentioned on Back-To-School Night, upon completion of the unit, the students are provided with an opportunity to test for certification.  Students who choose to participate will be charged $11.00 plus a Transaction Fee.  
Payment is due by Friday, October 30, 2015, for students who have Health 1st marking period.

Beyond the ability to be prepared in the case of a medical emergency, the benefits of becoming officially certified are:
  1. An official LifeSaver card to keep in their wallet
  2. Job opportunities such as life guarding, babysitting, coaching opportunities, etc.
  3. Resume and college application information
  4. MiniKey CPR Key-chain disposable mask, customized for Waldwick High School.

If students wish to become certified
  1. Complete the Google Form
  2. Use Payforit.com - To pay the fee (just like the Chromebook Insurance)
  • Login into the PayForIt.net website, click on “Fees” then “Make Fee Payment”.
  • Click the green “+” icon to the right of the CPR Certification.
  • Click “Review and Pay”.
  • Select Payment Method, then click “Process Payment”.
*Parents/Guardians will receive a receipt via email when payment is complete.

Any questions, please see your Health teacher.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Character = #Ownit @ WHS

Starting this year we will be honoring students for acts of HIGH Character throughout the school year.  In Waldwick High School terms, that means the students that #Ownit. For the month of September we honored 12 students for displaying what #Ownit is all about.  Each student received a WHS Warrior Head pin with the word #Ownit.  

Congratulations goes to:

Amelia Apgar
Brianna Fleming
Callie Fucarino
Amanda Giampaglia
Christian Gormley
Michaela MacFarran
Chris Park
Sarah Peepall
Gerber Requeno
Joshua Sheriff
Erin Smith
Dylan Yang

For the month of September, the #Ownit Student(s) of the Month goes to Amelia Apgar and Brianna Fleming for their outstanding act of character.  

Monday, October 5, 2015

WHS September Students of the Month

September Students of the Month
2015 – 2016


MICHAELA MAC FARRAN - Michaela is in her fourth year of learning and studying the Spanish language.  She has shown consistent growth in her proficiency.  Michaela continues to take risks inside and outside the classroom by using her language skills in different situations, including incorporating her cultural knowledge in her personal interests.


DANIEL SCHERB - Dan, a senior in CAD 4, has maintained a 100 average for two years straight.  He has demonstrated an advanced ability not seen before in Waldwick.  He competes in design competitions and is on the STEM team.  Dan’s ambition, combined with ability and talent, will take him anywhere he wants to go!


DANIELA AVAGNANO Daniela, a junior on the varsity Volleyball Team, has really stepped up to the plate so far this season.  She is a player who has had to take on two different roles separate from her own to help out the team this year.  Early in the season she became one of our team's setters because of a need and she had never set before, she did an amazing job and never complained about the challenge.  The last week in September she was moved into the position of Libero due to another injured player.  Once again, Daniela moved into the role without argument or hesitation and always had a positive attitude.  She had a season high scoring game with 19 digs against Park Ridge.  Daniela has earned the respect of both the coaches and players on the team.  The volleyball team would not be where it is without her.

JAMES NOYES James was selected as a Captain of the Boys Soccer Team for his senior season.  He has taken on the challenge by scoring a team high of ten goals, leading the team to seven straight wins to end the month of September.  James has also been getting the job done in the classroom as well through the first month of school.  He is averaging an “A” in each of his classes, including two AP level courses.  James is everything a Warrior student-athlete should be.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Chromebook are ALL out @ WHS

I am very happy to announce that all students have been issued their Chromebooks and everything is working very well here at the high school. I hope your child is enjoying their Chromebook and if there are any issues please let us know right away.

This will be the last call for any parent/guardian who chose to opt-out of the damage protection plan and would like to reconsider.  We will be accepting payment until 3 p.m. on Monday, October 5.  Please email me if you plan on making a payment.

Payment can be made directly online using payforit.net
PayForit directions

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Week of Respect @ WHS


Waldwick High School will be a national testing center for the administration of the PSAT Exam on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  
Most sophomores and juniors have already registered to take the PSAT Exam. The PSAT is an excellent opportunity to prepare and gain an understanding of the SAT exam. Juniors are also eligible for a National Merit Scholarship depending on the score. He have a few open spots left, so if you have registered yet please contact Ms. Cassidy in Guidance.

The SAT will be re-redesigned beginning in the spring of 2016. This will impact students in the class of 2017 and beyond. The 2015 PSAT has also been redesigned.

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