Friday, August 18, 2017

9th Grade Orientation - Class of 2021


All 9th graders and transfer students new to WHS are invited to our 9th Grade Orientation on Tuesday, August 29 at 1pm @ Waldwick High School.  During the orientation, students will get to walk their schedule, check their locker and hear from student leaders on what to expect at WHS.  In addition, all students who have all of their forms submitted through the Genesis Parent Portal and have purchased the Chromebook insurance will be issued their Chromebooks.  


This student focused event will start promptly at 1pm in the Little Theater and will last until 2:30pm.  The peer mentors and I are looking forward to meeting all of you and are excited for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  

All students need to bring a copy of their schedule with them.  

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WHS Summer News - Online Forms & Schedules now OPEN



This year we are trying something new and opening Genesis Parent Access earlier so parents have the ability to complete all of the necessary forms. Once the required forms are completed, your child(ren)’s schedule will be visible on both the parent account and student account.


Through Genesis Parent Access, all parents are required to complete the following forms under the Forms Tab. Once you click on the form link, you have the ability to read and sign all forms online.  


High School Parent Signature Sheet (Required 9-12)
Chromebook/GAFE/Devices Sign-off Form (Required 9-12)
PayForIt is up and ready to accept payment for the Chromebook Insurance Fee. Directions for online payment.

In addition to the two forms mentioned above, you will also see forms for Random Drug Testing and Senior Privileges.   Why and who needs to complete these forms.

Random Drug Testing


High School Seniors Only (Required 12th Grade Only)
Any senior looking to park on campus or take advantage of the "Open Campus" policy needs to have the Senior Privileges form submitted through the Genesis Parent Access.  This form will also collect your child’s name as you wish it to appear on their high school diploma.

Also within Parent Access, you have the ability to update your phone numbers and email addresses for all contacts.  You can also create and add new contacts and update your health related contacts.


Please submit these forms no later than Wednesday, September 6.  I will be sending more information out about the start of the school year in a few weeks.  I don’t want to rush the summer away.  


Enjoy your August!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Athletic Paperwork for the Fall Athletes (Genesis Forms are Open)

Athletic Paperwork for the Fall 2017 - Guest post from Jeff Basilicato (Boz)


The fall season is almost upon us and the deadline of August 2 to hand in fall paperwork is even closer.  I wanted to reach out to explain exactly which four items are needed in order to be cleared for participation for the fall season.  The following links contain the files and information required for participation. These forms must be completed in full, and without errors or they will be returned for completion.


This Link shows if you are cleared.  If you are not, it shows the specific forms you are missing:


A few notes:
-The physical must be completed in full and signed by the student, parent and physician in all the applicable places.  Please take care to note before leaving the doctor's office that all values (height, weight, vision etc.)  must be filled in or the physical will be returned for completion.


-If the athlete sees an eye doctor, the physician who performs the physical might not perform a vision exam. In this case, a copy of an eye glass or contacts prescription must be provided.


-All athletes participating in a fall sport need to fill out a Health History Update (Item 2).  While this is exactly the same form that was filled out for summer practices, the state considers the summer and fall separate seasons.  Therefore, an additional HHU needs to be filled out for the fall season, as it does for Winter and Spring.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Jeff Basilicato via email, as I will not be in my office until August 3.  Thanks and enjoy the rest of summer!


-Jeff Basilicato (Boz)

Friday, July 21, 2017

WHS PE Uniform Ordering

Physical Education Uniforms @ WHS

If you need to order a PE uniform for the upcoming school year please see below:
Please use this link for pricing, order deadlines and submitting an order:


Deadline to order is Friday, August 18, 2017



***Important***
It is a mandatory requirement for all HS students to wear at least the WHS PE Department T-shirt and shorts.  Failure to do so will penalize a student's overall PE Grade. All orders should arrive to the High School by the last week of September.  No student will be penalized until the orders have arrived. Until then, the PE Dept. will allow students to change into any appropriate top (t-shirt) and bottom (mesh/athletic shorts) that are grey or navy.
Please contact Mr. Hagen if you have any questions.

PSAT Test @ WHS (Last Call)


Register now for next year's PSAT Test @ Waldwick High School on October 14, 2017

The Waldwick High School Guidance Department advises that all juniors take the PSAT/Preliminary SAT Test, which is held in October each year. The Guidance Department highly recommends all sophomores take this test as well. This test serves as a practice SAT for 10th grade student. For the 11th grade student, taking this test will qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

Final Deadline is Friday, August 18.


See link for everything you need to know regarding the PSAT @ WHS
(Registration, cost, etc)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Class of 2017 - Transfer your @waldwickschools.org Data


Transfer your Google Drive files and Gmail to your personal Google account.  See video below and follow the three steps to transfer all your data. 

Google - Transfer your content


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WHS May Students of the Month

WALDWICK HIGH SCHOOL
May Students of the Month
2016 – 2017


SOCIAL STUDIES

ALANA LINICK - Alana, a senior, has excelled this year in AP Economics.  Alana is an intellectually curious student who has a great desire to understand complex national and world events.  This passion, coupled with a great work ethic, helped Alana flourish in class throughout the year.  Alana was able to grasp high level economic theory & apply her knowledge to real world social and political developments.  We could always count on Alana to raise the class discourse to a higher level.  She has been an outstanding student this year and will undoubtedly succeed in her next level of  learning.  Alana will be studying International Business at the University of Delaware next year.


ATHLETICS

DEVIN BURKE Devin Burke is a junior Shortstop  on the Softball Team this spring.  This month Devin was named the North Jersey Sports Athlete of the Week for the week of May 15.  She had an outstanding month for the Softball Team, helping them win a county tournament game for the first time since 2008.  Devin was recently named First Team All-League for her performance this spring.  Devin is a solid student and an outstanding school citizen who we are proud to call a Warrior!

 JOHN APGAR John  is a senior Captain on the Baseball Team this spring.  He led the team to the NJIC Patriot Division Title this past month and was selected First Team All-League and First Team All-County.  John was also selected to the prestigious Northeast All-Star Team, which comprises four different county All-Stars.  John is also carrying all A’s and B’s in all of his classes this year.  He is a true Waldwick Warrior in every way.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

PSAT Information for 17-18 School Year

Register now for next year's PSAT Test @ Waldwick High School on October 14, 2017

The Waldwick High School Guidance Department advises that all juniors take the PSAT/Preliminary SAT Test, which is held in October each year. The Guidance Department highly recommends all sophomores take this test as well. This test serves as a practice SAT for 10th grade student. For the 11th grade student, taking this test will qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

We implement the PSAT registration early because we have to meet very specific deadline dates in order to secure enough test materials for the October test. Most of the ordering has to take place prior to the summer break. For that reason, we ask that you register by June 12 for the October administration of the PSAT.


Everything you need to know regarding the PSAT @ WHS

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Schedule at WHS

Starting next year, Waldwick High School will be changing its daily schedule to a rotating/drop schedule. We have been working on this as a school community for the last two years and we truly believe students will benefit from this new schedule.  

Next week (Week of May 22) we will be running the new schedule as a practice run for next year. I have meet with all students and explained the schedule and how it works. 

I have created a short video for the parents/guardians to explain the schedule and some of the details related to it.  I will be hosting two informational sessions on the new schedule to share more details and answer any questions.  

Meeting Dates/Times
Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm in the  HS Media Center 
Friday, June 2 at 8:30 am in the HS Media Center
*Meeting should take no longer then 25-30 minutes  





Bell Schedule 




Thursday, May 4, 2017

WHS April Students of the Month

WALDWICK HIGH SCHOOL
April Students of the Month
2016 – 2017




ACADEMICS


YEIMI REQUENO SALMERON - Yeimi, a freshman, earned a 98 in ESL third marking period and has also achieved the Waldwick High School Honor Roll for two consecutive marking periods.  Yeimi’s motivation to learn English and her incredible work ethic have helped her to acquire the language very quickly.  Within less than a year of beginning to study English, Yeimi began earning grades high enough to achieve honor roll.  We are excited to see her continue on this path and to find out where she decides to use her talents in the future.


JASON WHITE - Jason, a freshman, is a hard worker who is kind to others.  He is extremely friendly and is well-liked by teachers and students.  Jason comes to school every day, works extremely hard in his classes and is determined to succeed.  He shares insightful comments during class discussions and asks great questions.  Jason is a creative problem solver who can solve amazingly complicated puzzles.  He is most likely going to invent something amazing one day!!!


CHILD DEVELOPMENT


MAGGIE JOHNSON - Maggie, a junior, is the Child Development Student of the Month.  Maggie is always working positively in the Kids, Kids, Kids Program and has maintained exceptional academic status in Child Development all year.  She is planning and creating the Kids, Kids, Kids Graduation Yearbook in Software Applications.  Maggie is always smiling and is a pleasant force in all of our days.   


ATHLETICS


SARAH ARMSTRONG Sarah, a senior on the softball team this spring.  She is the Captain of the Softball Team and is the vocal and emotional leader.  A 4-year starter, Sarah has our team at 6-2 and in a great position to lead us into the County and State Tournaments.  She is also having her best statistical season, but offers so much more than that.  Sarah arranged winter workouts, ran a clothing fundraiser and communicates with her teammates admirably well.  She has hosted team-building events also.  Lastly, and most importantly, she was part of the "passing of the guard" recently as she helped formally introduce the new members of Waldwick's National Honor Society, a group she earned her way onto through her own academic achievements.  She's just a great athlete, student and Waldwick Warrior.

RYAN REYNOLDS Ryan, a senior, is an outstanding leader on the Boys Tennis Team this spring.  Due to his play and effort this season, he has gained the respect of all players on the team.  As the Captain this year, Ryan has set an example of the benefits of hard work, dedication and desire.  He has compiled an individual record of 5-2 at second singles while playing some of the toughest competitors in Bergen County.  More importantly, Ryan has exhibited extreme grit, hustle and a winning attitude.  He has earned the respect and admiration of other coaches in the league through his sportsmanship and hustle.  Not only does Ryan excel on the athletic field; he is also a fine scholar, ranking near the top of his class.  Ryan is the ultimate Waldwick Warrior.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WHS March Students of the Month

WALDWICK HIGH SCHOOL
March Students of the Month
2016 – 2017





PHYSICAL EDUCATION


JASON MANGANO - Jason, a junior, is dedicated to working to his highest potential.  He actively participates in all aspects of Physical Education class; along with coming in early to class to help set up the equipment and staying late after to put it away.  There are never any complaints and Jason does what is expected of him at all times.


VIDEO PRODUCTION



PATRICK KEASTEAD - There are many passionate and enthusiastic students in TV Production; however, Patrick's passion has not waned since the 8th grade.  Patrick, a junior, showcased his terrific writing skills in his movie reviews for Video Club.  In TV Production 1 and 2 his work has progressed.  Now, as a member of Wake Up Waldwick, Patrick displays a great understanding of technical skills and storytelling.  Patrick was the main producer for "The Office" spin-off, "The Studio," and is currently writing and producing a short film drama called "Cups."  Patrick is serious about his pursuits in class. One day you might see his name on the big screen if he continues to work hard at it.

ATHLETICS


WILLIAM FREDERIC Will is a junior on the Boys Lacrosse team this spring.  He was recently voted Captain by his teammates for this season.  Will scored 3 goals in a 6-5 opening day win over Paramus on March 29.  He is looking to lead the Boys Lacrosse team to a successful season this year after a rebuilding year last year.  Will is respectful to his coaches, teammates, and opponents.  He has a passion for the game of Lacrosse and represents Warrior Nation the right way.

PARCC Testing Spring 2017

Everything you need to know about this year's PARCC testing.

PARCC Testing at WHS will begin in late April for the 9th, 10th and 11th graders.  Each day testing will begin at 8:00 AM.  Room assignments will be shared with the students via their Homeroom and Math teachers. 

PARCC Testing Schedule for ELA

Date
Unit
Grade Level
Length
Tuesday, 4/25
ELA Unit 1
9, 10, 11
110 Minutes
Wednesday, 4/26
ELA Unit 2
9, 10, 11
110 Minutes
Thursday, 4/27
ELA Unit 3
9, 10, 11
90 Minutes

PARCC Testing Schedule for Math 

Date
Unit
Grade Level
Length
Friday, 5/12
Math Unit 1
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
90 Minutes
Monday, 5/15
Math Unit 2
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
90 Minutes
Tuesday, 5/16
Math Unit 3
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
90 Minutes



Daily schedule after testing has concluded


Date
Unit
Schedule After Testing
Thursday, 4/25
ELA Unit 1 (110 Min)
Period 4 (10:40 - 11:20)
Friday, 4/26
ELA Unit 1 (110 Min)
Period 4 (10:40 - 11:20)
Monday, 4/27
ELA Unit 1 (90 Min)
Period 3 (10:00 - 10:33) & Period 4 (10:36 - 11:20)


**Periods to be determined
Friday, 5/12
Math Unit 3 (90 Min)
Period ? (10:00 - 10:33) &
Period ? (10:36 - 11:20)
Monday 5/15
Math Unit 3 (90 Min)
Period ? (10:00 - 10:33) &
Period ? (10:36 - 11:20)
Tuesday 5/16
Math Unit 3 (90 Min)
Period ? (10:00 - 10:33) &
Period ? (10:36 - 11:20)

Information for Seniors
Seniors will have a delayed opening during the testing days. Each morning the seniors will report to the HS gym for attendance at 10am. Some AP classes will be running review sessions in the morning. The AP teachers will notify the students regarding dates and times.

Information for Juniors in AP English and Math courses above Algebra 2
Juniors that are enrolled in AP English and Composition are not required to sit for the PARCC ELA 11 Assessment.  In addition, Juniors who are in Honors PreCalculus or PreCalculus do not have to take the Math PARCC Assessment.  These students will have a delayed opening and need to report by 9:45 each day to the HS gym.  Some AP classes will be running review sessions in the morning. The AP teachers will notify the students regarding dates and times.


Information on Graduation Requirements related to PARCC
Back in September I posted information about the Understanding the Graduation Requirements on the WHS Principal's Blog.

Be prepared for Testing (Get a good night's sleep and have a healthy breakfast)
What to Bring
Chromebook fully charged (Do not bring your charger)
Two #2 pencils 
Earbuds/Headphones - All six days
Calculator (TI-84 or compatible) Math days only 5/12, 5/15 & 5/16
Recreational book

Do Not Bring

Phone or any electronic device
Food or Drink
Coats
Backpacks