Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FREE Heart Screening Program offered to 9th Graders @ WHS (Class of 2020)


For the eighth consecutive year, Waldwick High School and the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation have teamed up to promote an educational screening program on healthy lifestyle.

The screening program is offered at no cost to the Freshman Class ONLY and this year will take place at Eastwick College in Ramsey, NJ on March 24 or March 31. Students will be bused to Eastwick College, where they have all of the equipment necessary to perform the screenings. Once we have the scheduled finalized, all parents will be notified of the time and date of their child's screening.


Screening includes:  blood pressure, electrocardiogram (EKG) and Echocardiogram

In order for a freshman to take advantage of this opportunity, two forms must be filled out and returned to the WHS Main Office by March 10, 2017.  Screenings will be scheduled by the school and will be by appointment only.

Heart Screening Forms 
Heart Screening Agreement to Participate Form
Cardiac Screening Student and Family History

If you have any questions please see/call/email Kevin Carroll or the school nurse, Mrs. Willer.

Please check out the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation website to learn more about Sean and the Foundation.   


Here is a video clip from CBS news on the heart screening program at Waldwick High School from 2011.

  





Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WHS January Students of the Month

WALDWICK HIGH SCHOOL
January Students of the Month
2016 – 2017


BUSINESS

ANNA BODDY - Anna, a senior, is enrolled in Entrepreneurship and has really taken a leadership role in class, as well as truly putting a great effort into her Music School Business Plan Project.  She did an outstanding job in the second quarter earning a 99 average.  Anna’s dedication and work ethic make her a deserving recipient of this honor!



INSTRUMENTAL


DANIELLE VILLAROSA - Danielle, a junior, plays the trumpet in Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band.  She has demonstrated great improvement with her range and technique during the past year.  Danielle strives to be the best musician she can be.  This fall she auditioned for County Band and she performed with the Caldwell College Honor Band.  Arranging and creating music are other areas of interest for Danielle.  In addition to being a talented improviser in Jazz Band, Danielle also arranges music for small ensembles so her family can play together at home.   Congratulations, Danielle and keep up the good work!

ATHLETICS

JESSICA TURNER Jessica Turner is a junior and one of the two girls basketball team’s captains this year.  She has done a fantastic job as a leader in her junior season.  During the month of January, Jessica has averaged 13 points per game and scored a career high 27 at Wallington on January 20.  Jessica is a big contributor in many other categories as well.  She is averaging 8 rebounds per game along with 3.5 assists per game and was credited with 23 steals for the month of January.  Jessica has been an excellent student this school year, currently carrying straight A's in all of her classes. The future is bright for Jessica Turner and the Waldwick Girls Basketball Team!



JOSEPH PARSONS Joe is a junior and team captain on the Wrestling Team this winter.  He leads by example with his work ethic, determination to succeed and his desire to see others succeed around him.  Joe communicates effectively with other team members to make certain the logistics are understood and to help them improve on the mat.  Joe currently has the best record on the team at 22-4.  He is an A/B student who made the honor roll first marking period of this year.  As a three sport varsity athlete, Joe is the ultimate student-athlete.

Monday, February 6, 2017

WHS Academic Decathlon Success Continues


Congratulations to the Waldwick High School Academic Decathlon team for a great performance at their regional competition on January 28.  The team placed third in Region 1 and will be one of 16 schools in New Jersey advancing to the state competition.  Great job to all of the individual medal winners, especially Zach Zaranski, who won a bronze medal as the third highest scoring student in his academic level for the region overall. 

Congratulations are also in order for senior, Sabrina Garcia, who had the honor of presenting her decathlon speech at the Regional Awards Dinner.  It's a ADNJ tradition for the decathlete with the highest scoring prepared speech in the region to present his/her speech at the dinner.  

Great job coach Orlak! 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Course Selections for the Class of 2021


On Wednesday, February 1, the high school guidance counselors, Mrs. Gastman and Mrs. Fortini met with the eighth grade students regarding their schedule for next year.  Students were given a course request sheet that needs to be filled out and returned on Monday, February 6, to the Guidance Office.

Below are two important links which should be reviewed:

The Course Selection Guide gives a description of all courses offered at WHS. 

All 9th graders are required to take our Blueprint course, which runs the first semester of the year, followed by a student selected elective.  Students should use the link below to make their elective selection.

Any student interested in being part of the Honors Program needs to indicate that on the Google form.  

*(Students need to be logged into their Waldwick account to fill out the form)

The Scheduling tab will be available on Parent Access in mid March for you to review final teacher recommendations and your child's selections.  An email will be sent to advise when the tab is available.

I understand this is new to most of the parents/guardians; however, I am available to answer any questions that you might have.  

Please email or call me if you have any questions.  

Mr. Carroll
201-652-9000 ext 5000