Showing posts from December, 2015

Information on PSAT Scores

Below is an announcement I received from The College Board regarding the October PSAT results.

(Directly from College Board)
We want to make you aware of a change to the delivery schedule for PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 8/9 scores and provide you with information and resources to help you transition to the new integrated reporting portal. We apologize for the inconvenience this change will cause.
Score Delivery Schedule for PSAT/NMSQT and September–November PSAT 8/9
Jan. 6
Educators will be able to access the score reporting portal at and AP Potential™ data at
Jan. 7
Students will be able to access their scores and AP Potential information at
By Jan. 29
Educators will receive paper score reports.
Please note: The new delivery schedule will not affect students' eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Score Delivery Schedule for December–January PSAT 8/9
Scores will be available approximately tw…

Winter Concert Highlights

Concert Band, Jazz Band & the Chorus rocked it tonight at the Winter Concert. #proudprincipal#ownitWHS Thank you @mrs_montella & Ms.Thoman — Kevin Carroll (@WHS_Principal) December 9, 2015

Congratulations Anthony Tutschek - County Band

Congratulations to Waldwick High School junior Anthony Tutschek on his acceptance into the Bergen County High School Band!  Anthony competed against the best tuba players from high schools throughout Bergen County for the chance to perform in this special group.  
Being a member of the County band provides an opportunity for a student to perform a challenging program with the best musicians in the area.  Students who were accepted will rehearse together in January and perform in a concert on Sunday, January 17, 2016.  Congratulations, Anthony! Congratulations to Anthony Tutschek on his acceptance into Bergen County Band!! Great job! — Lynne Montella (@mrs_montella) December 4, 2015

WHS November Students of the Month

WALDWICK HIGH SCHOOL November Students of the Month 2015 – 2016


BRYAN FOTINO - Bryan, a senior, is this month's Science Student of the Month in recognition of his excellent performance in AP Physics.  Bryan is quick to grasp complex new concepts in Physics and is able to apply his understanding to solving practical problems. He has shown that he is able to design scientific experiments with only minimal supervision or guidance and takes a thorough and systematic approach to the collection and analysis of data. Bryan consistently demonstrates the ability to think like a scientist and work like a scientist at a very high level.

DANIEL SCHERB - Dan, a senior in CAD IV, has excelled in CAD beyond expectations gaining four years of CAD experience in three years.  In addition to classroom activities, Dan participated in a CAD competition last year and his expertise is a tremendous asset for the Interscholastic STEM competitions.  One of Dan’s best modeling achievements is the mode…

Graduation Requirements - Class of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Update on PARCC and Graduation Requirements 

Recently the New Jersey State Board of Education approved the threshold score points (‘cut points’) to define the performance levels in the PARCC assessment program.

Below you will find the newly updated list of assessments and their various score points that members of the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 can use to demonstrate that they have met the competency testing requirements needed for a regular high school diploma with the appropriate threshold scores for PARCC assessments included. (Special Education students, whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) specify an alternative way to demonstrate proficiency, will continue to follow the graduation requirements set forth in their IEPs.)

Going out in the mail today are the individual test reports for the students that took the PARCC assessment last year. Here is a copy of my cover letter regrading the student reports.

To meet the graduation requirement through the PARCC assessme…