Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Waldwick High School
Inaugural Hall of Fame 

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
  • Frank Desimini, Special Candidate
  • John Lanchantin '71
  • Kathy Dunne Graef '75
  • Keith Woetzel '79
  • Patti Blackman '88
  • Hamid Chalileh '89
  • Marc DelGaudio '89
  • Mark DeMenna '94
  • Paul Puglise
  • 1995 Boys Soccer Team

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WHS March Students of the Month

March Students of the Month
2015 – 2016


MAX FORREST - Max, a sophomore, is the Physical Education Student of the Month.  His daily participation, effort and leadership are prime examples for others students to follow.  Some of Max’s favorite activities in class are working out in the fitness center and mat-ball.   After school Max remains active by playing on the Lacrosse and Soccer Teams.


SEAN CUNNEEN - Sean, a senior, comes into class every day with an infectious enthusiasm to create videos.  In the TV studio he leads, motivates and inspires his fellow classmates to produce entertaining, interesting and professional videos.  Sean has been one of the leaders behind Wake Up Waldwick's new format; creating characters such as Ronald Grump, a high school police officer and a snarky anchorman delivering the news.  Talent, creativity, inspiration and perseverance are Sean's secrets to success.


MORGAN SINTON Morgan is the only senior on the girls Lacrosse Team this spring.  She was recently voted Captain by her teammates for the upcoming season.  On March 31st, opening day of the season, Morgan reached yet another milestone in her decorated career when she recorded her 200th career point for the Warriors.  Morgan will leave the girls Lacrosse program this spring with almost every school record for girls Lacrosse and will continue to play on scholarship at Division 1 Central Connecticut State University next year.

PETER STAHL As the only senior on this year's boys tennis team, Peter has been an exceptional leader.  Peter sets a high standard which he rises to each day in practice while also encouraging other players on the team to do the same.  He worked hard in the off season to be in top shape right from the start.  Coincidentally, Peter coordinates the conditioning portion of the practices and pushes his teammates to improve their fitness.  Peter is a strong student-athlete as he has maintained a high academic average throughout his high school years.  Peter is most definitely what every Warrior student-athlete should be.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Staff at WHS - Heather Ruiz

It is my pleasure to introduce Heather Ruiz to the Waldwick community.  Ms. Ruiz will be filling in for Mrs. Kabobjian (Ms. Hart) while she is out on maternity leave. Ms. Ruiz will be teachinWorld History for the STRIDES program as well as Academic Support.  We are very excited to have Ms. Ruiz be a part of WHS. 

Can you tell us a little about your background? 
I grew up in Waldwick and went to Traphagen Elementary. I also attended Waldwick Middle School and graduated from Waldwick High School in 2008. During high school I was Captain of the Volleyball Team and a thrower for the Spring Track Team. I went to Montclair State University and studied History and African American Studies and got my Masters in Social Studies and Special Education from Saint Thomas Aquinas College. In the fall of 2014 I was a student teacher here at Waldwick High School and have been working as a Collaborative Aide at Traphagen for the past year.

What made you choose education as a career?
Ever since I was a student here at Waldwick High School, I have enjoyed learning. The teachers here were able to create meaningful lessons that students enjoyed. Their knowledge and passion for teaching inspired me to become a teacher and I wanted to create a successful learning environment like them. There is something very rewarding about being able to help others and watch them succeed.

What appealed to you about Waldwick High School?
I have always loved living in Waldwick. The community might be small, but everyone is very active and involved. I was drawn to the high school because I would get to work with some of the best teachers I know and continue to learn from them. I am also intrigued by all of the new technology in the classroom and the resources available to students and teachers.

Tell us something interesting about yourself?
Even though I am a certified History teacher now, I was actually a Physical Education (movement) teacher at a Pre School in Ridgewood for six years during college and graduate school.

Friday, April 1, 2016

NHS Class of 2017

Congratulations to the newest members of the
 National Honor Society.

Class of 2017

Sarah Armstrong
Liam Blanchard
Kellsey Church
Madison Conlon
Michael Conyngham
Ryan DiPrimo
Samantha Hughes
Matthew Lynch
Colin Post
Ryan Reynolds
Sergio Scardigno
Tyler Semus
Julianna Terracciano
Jennifer White

The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00pm in the Little Theater.