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First Day Signs

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WarriorNation, lets have some fun this year with all of those first day of school pics. WHS & WMS had signs made for our kids to hold up before you take that “Out the door, first day of school picture”.


Below is a link to a Google Folder that has a sign for each grade level. You can print the appropriate grade level sign and have your child hold it up while you take the picture.
1st Day of School Signs (WHS/WMS)

If you’re posting on social media, please consider using one of the following:

Use the hashtag #OwnitWHS in your post (High School)
Use the hashtag #PowerWMS in your post (Middle School)
Use the hashtag #WarriorNation in your post (Both Schools) Mention or tag us on Twitter @WaldwickWHS or @Waldwickmiddle
or on Instagram for the HS WaldwickWHS

We would love to see as many pictures as possible this year. Make it happen #WarriorNation, lets have some fun with this!

My School Bucks - Setup Info

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I am pleased to announce that after a successful first year, WHS will continue with the My School Bucks online payment system for your child to purchase lunch. Accounts have been created for all students as of August 27.  The program will begin on the first day of school, which is Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The system is called My School Bucks. This online payment service provides a quick and easy way to add money to your student's meal account using a credit/debit card or electronic check. You will need your child's Genesis student ID number when setting up the account.

You can also view recent purchases, check balances and set-up low balance alerts for FREE!

My SchoolBucks provides:

Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or through our mobile app for your smartphone.
Efficiency - Make payments for all of your students, even if they attend different schools within the district. Eliminate the need for your student to take money to school.
Control - Set low balance aler…

Class of 2019 - Senior Privileges

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A few reminders for the Class of 2019 ... 

What you need to know about Senior Privileges (Parking & Open Campus)Seniors can pick up their parking pass this week on Wednesday, 8/29, and Thursday, 8/30, between 8:00AM and 1:00PM in the main office if they have completed the following:

Submit all the required forms on Genesis (Parent Account)
High School Parent Signature SheetChromebook/GAFE/DevicesRandom Drug Testing *If you plan to park on campus this is required Seniors Only Complete your Senior Parking Application

Seniors are only allowed to park in the numbered spots in the lower lot. There are 57 student spots which have been numbered. Clearly, not enough for everyone, but that's what we have. Please remember, parking on campus is a privilege, not a right.  If parking becomes an issue with students parking in staff spots, I will implement a lottery system and assign spots per marking period.

Welcome Back Post 18-19 School Year

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Ready for your kids to go back to school? Tired of your kids on Fortnite all day? Well our doors will be opening on Wednesday, September 5 and we can't wait to see them! Below is some information related to the start of school and a funny Fortnite video that I'm sure many of you can relate to. 


September 5 we will follow a Special Schedule where all classes will meet.
There is no Homeroom so everyone will report to their Period 1 class by 8am.
Students should bring a copy of their schedule or a screen shot.
Health classes will start on Thursday, 9/6. All students should report to the Gym on the first day.  Science Labs will not start until Thursday, 9/13.
Locker # and combination are available on Genesis, as well as on your schedule.

2nd Year for the Rotating Drop Schedule  - General Info
Our schedule is described as a "Rotating Drop" schedule. We follow a four day rotation, with two classes dropped per day. Each class is 59 minutes and everyone will have a common lunch …

Summer Update / Building Security

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Waldwick High School is committed to the safety and security of our students and staff. It continues to be a top priority for our educational community. To that end, I am pleased to announce that further steps have been taken to better secure our facility.
I am pleased to report that surveillance cameras are being installed in and around the HS/MS complex. These cameras should be up and running prior to the start of the new school year. In addition to these new security measures, a new policy is being implemented that will better allow us to monitor and regulate the traffic through the school and main office. This policy will focus on visitors to the school who will be dropping off items for students.
Starting with the first day of school, a table will be placed outside of the high school main entrance. This table will allow you to drop off items for your child. Items dropped off before 11am will be brought into the main office for students to pick up. Any items dropped off after 11…

Positive Coaching Alliance @ WHS

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Waldwick High School Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes

August 14, 2018, Waldwick, NJ– Waldwick High School has established a 3-year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.

The partnership provides Waldwick High School access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators, comprising live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders. 
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools, districts, conferences, youth sports organizations and park-and-rec departments to create a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People, Thompson said. “We look forward to working with Wa…

Sean Fisher 10th Anniversary Memorial Event

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Sean Fisher 10th Anniversary Memorial Event
Sunday, August 19 at 5 PM - 7 PM
Waldwick High School Turf


Sean Fisher passed away ten years ago this upcoming August. To honor his life, we want to hold a ceremony. We want to bring not only bring Sean’s classmates together but more importantly the Waldwick community as a whole. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible with all proceeds going to the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation. We want to raise awareness for early age heart condition screening.

What is a better way to celebrate Sean's life and bring people together than with great music? We are challenging you to create a team and showcase your musical talents for a great cause. No musical talent, no problem! Bring your car singing skills and mirror dancing moves to our Air Band competition! For those of you who are not familiar with Air Band, do not worry. All you need is your favorite song, some close friends, and a sweet dance routine. No singing required! See the link below f…

Free Heart Screening offered to Ninth Graders @ WHS (Class of 2022)

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*Yes I said the wrong year in the video. Mistakes happen.

For the tenth consecutive year, Waldwick High School has teamed up with the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation and the Gift of Life Foundation to honor the life of Sean Fisher and provide heart screenings to all 9th graders.
The screening program is offered at no cost to the Freshman class ONLY and will take place at Waldwick High School on Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21 during school hours.  The company that will be handling the screening ismCORE.
Screenings takes approximately 15-20 minutes and includes: electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram.
In order for a freshman to take advantage of this opportunity, they most go online, select a time slot and create an account on the mCORE site using the link below.
**Heart Screening -Registration/Flyer**
If you have any questions please see/call/email Mr. Carroll.
Please check out the Sean Fisher Memorial Foundation websiteto learn more about Sean and the Foundation.   
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Genesis is Open

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Again this year we 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 (Forms are only available through parent accounts).

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.


Random Drug Testing
All students who participate in extracurricular activities, interscholastic and intramural athletics, or who possess school parking permits must parti…

WHS PE Uniform Ordering

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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:
https://whspe18.itemorder.com/sale

Deadline to order is Friday, September 14, 2018
***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.
hagenm@waldwickschools.org

PSAT Test @ WHS (October 2018)

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Register now for next year's PSAT Test @ Waldwick High School on October 13, 2018

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. 


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

9th Grade Orientation - Class of 2022

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All 9th graders and transfer students new to WHS are invited to our 9th Grade Orientation on Thursday,August 30 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.   **Everything you need to know to get your Chromebook**

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 2018 - 2019 school year.  

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