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Waldwick Music Parents - Used Clothing Drive

Waldwick Music Parents

Used Clothing Drive

When: Saturday 5/18
Time: 9-3:30pm
Location: Upper lot of High School

Help support our music programs!
Please spread the word. This Saturday 9-3:30p upper lot of high school. Support our music programs. — Mike Mazzeo (@SolarMazz) May 16, 2019

Red Carpet Event @ WHS

What a fun day @ WHS celebrating our teachers on the red carpet!  

See link for all the great pictures.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

Waldwick Wellness Day


Spring Spirit Rally 2019

Great pics from the Spirit Rally.  The amazing faces of WHS. Connor and Josh put on a great show! 
Spring Spirit Rally 2019 #OwnitWHS

700 Group - Class of 2019

We are proud to share with you the 700 Group for the Class of 2019.

Scoring 700 or higher is quite an accomplishment and something we are extremely proud of at WHS.

700 SAT (Evidence Based Reading & Writing)
Laila Mourad
Dominick Scardigno
Kasey Serafin

700 SAT (Mathematics)
Nicholas Barga
Kate Craven
Connor Conyngham
Jack Dunich
James Huber
Jaclyn Krohn
Laila Mourad
Kimberly Sandve
Dominick Scardigno
Christopher Youngclaus
Zeina Zoweil

State Testing - New Jersey Student Learning Assessment

In compliance with US Federal and NJ State Law, Waldwick High School administers the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics and Science. Formerly known as PARCC, NJSLA is the same assessment and is testing the same standards.

For the NJSLA test for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (Algebra/Geometry/Algebra 2), ONLY 9th and 10th graders are expected to participate in the testing. This is a change from last year.  The NJSLA (Science) is only for 11th graders.
NJSLA - English Language Arts (ELA) has 3 units, each 90 minutes in length NJSLA - Mathematics has 2 units, each 90 minutes in length NJSLA - Science has 4 units, each 60 minutes in length 
NJSLA testing for English Language Arts and Math (9th and 10th graders)   *We will be running a modified schedule for these three days
Thursday, May 16 Monday, May 20 Tuesday, May 21 
NJSLA Testing for Science (11th Graders) *We will be running a normal schedule during these two days. Juniors…

National Merit Scholarship Program - Class of 2020


Gabriel Masarwa and Joseph Saffioti, members of the Class of 2020 who will be honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall of their senior year for achieving a high score on their PSAT's. With a Selection Index score of 212 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential. Of the 1.6 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who will be recognized.

Congratulations to Mrs. Taylor

Congratulations to Mrs. Taylor  2018-2019 WHS Teacher of the Year!

Waldwick Education Foundation's Townwide Garage Sale

Waldwick Education Foundation's

Spring is here!  It's time for our Annual Townwide Garage Sale Fundraiser -- April 13 & 14.  Proceeds benefit the WEF.   The WEF will hang banners, advertise on Social Media & Garage Sale websites to promote the sale.  Registration is $20.  Register before April 6 to guarantee your spot on the map.  The map will be available on the Townwide Website by April 12.
April 13 - 14  from 9am - 4 pm
Garage Sale Sponsored by Liberty 100 Realty.  Signs will be provided by Liberty 100 Realty for participants. 
Questions call/text Mary Beth Nappi, WEF President @ 201-693-7841 or email
Register below.  From the Donation Screen click the drop down and choose Townwide Garage Sale.  Please be sure to add your name, address, email and contents to the Notes Section.
Click Below to donate and register.…

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for College

Julia Tsakalis, LCSW, owner of Dynamic Heart Counseling in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, presents
5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for College Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, 7:00 pm Waldwick Public Library Community Room
Sponsored by Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission and the Waldwick Board of Health, this program is aimed at helping parents support their children as they go through the college application process and enter their first years on campus. Topics covered will include alleviating stress and anxiety during the application process, addressing time management challenges, remaining connected with others, identifying necessary school resources, and navigating safety and mental health on campus. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout the presentation. For questions or more information, please contact Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission at
Event Flyer

Update From Pomptonian Food Service

Update from  Pomptonian Food Service:
Dear Parents/Guardians:The Waldwick Board of Education offers an internet-based payment system that allows you the option of paying for your child’s lunch on-line, via credit card or ACH (electronic check). This service also allows you to receive automated emails detailing your child’s account balance, which items they purchased, and if their balance is low.  Additionally, like EZ-Pass, there is an “auto-replenishment” option which allows you to set up a low-balance threshold and automatic debit amount to replenish your child’s account. More info on this system can be found at  Note that there is an internet convenience fee associated with payment by credit card or ACH, whereas there is no fee to put money on account at the register by cash or check.
You will need your child’s Student ID# to set up an account on To access the account at lunch, your child must enter his or her ID number on …

Minding Your Mind Presentation - Just Talk About It

On Monday, April 15, the Waldwick Stigma Free Coalition in partnership with Waldwick High School and Waldwick Middle School are proud to present, “Minding Your Mind,” an organization who is committed to providing mental health education to adolescents, teens, young adults, parents and educators. 

Mental health related issues are the second leading cause of death amongst young people ages 14-23. “Minding Your Mind” is an organization that strives to reduce stigma and the destructive behaviors associated with mental health. They seek to move away from crisis based response to prevention through education. Programs are designed to educate students and adults on signs and symptoms and emphasize that they are treatable and treatment is available. “Minding Your Mind” uses speakers who have struggled with mental health issues and are willing to share their stories of recovery. Subjects that may be addressed in these presentations include mood disorders, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, a…

The WHS Drama Club Presents the Music Man

The Music Man 

Show nights are:

Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8, Saturday, March 9

WHS Global Awareness Club - Fundraiser at Sky Zone on March 14

The Waldwick High School Global Awareness Club is sponsoring a fundraiser at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Allendale. On Thursday, March 14 from 4-8 pm, customers will be able to pay the regular “Open Bounce” ticket price (see below for more details) and a percentage of the profit will be collected by the Global Awareness Club! The money collected by the club will then be donated to The Grace Project which helps fund education for children in Kenya. By helping support us at this fundraiser, we will be able to provide hundreds if not thousand of children with enough supplies to fulfill their needs to receive a better quality education along with tools and other items to aid in the process. In order for a donation to be made to the organization, you must show the flyerto the front desk at the time of the ticket purchase or mention that you are there for Waldwick’s event. 
Snacks and drinks will also be provided during the fundraiser. 
The prices for open bounce tickets per person are the f…

Summer Break Period for Student Athletes

Over the past few years all coaches at WHS have provided a "No Practice Week" for their respective teams. The problem we found was that each team took different weeks and families with multiple children participating in different sports were torn as to which dates to go on vacation or spend time with family.

Mr. Mayer and I both believe our coaches have done an excellent job in the past to provide sufficient time for our athletes to recharge. We, as a school community, have decided to provide a common two week recharging period for our coaches and student-athletes this coming summer.

Beginning on Monday, July 22, and ending on Sunday, August 4, our facilities will be closed to our coaches and athletes. Our teams will not compete in outside summer leagues or tournaments during this two week period.

WarriorNation is all about family and we know our student-athletes, families and coaches will all benefit greatly from this well-deserved time off. We believe this will be a model …

Update: High School Graduation Assessment Requirements for Classes 2019 and 2020

The following is an update by Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., Commissioner of Education on February 22, 2019:

Update: High School Graduation Assessment Requirements for Classes 2019 and 2020

Today the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) received a consent order from the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, memorializing an agreement between the NJDOE and the Education Law Center addressing the high school graduation assessment requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020. As I have stated throughout this process, my priority is the establishment of a clear path to graduation for those students in the Classes of 2019 and 2020. The consent order, which is similar to the relief originally requested in the NJDOE’s motion for partial reconsideration, provides this clarity. The graduation assessment requirements for the Classes of 2019 and 2020 are summarized below. As previously noted, the administration of assessments in grades 3 to 8 is unaffected by the court’s ruling and sho…

Class of 2023 - High School Scheduling for 19-20 SY

On Tuesday, February 5, the high school guidance counselors, Mrs. Gastman and Mrs. Fortini met with the eighth grade students regarding their schedule for next year. Students will be making their requests online for the elective courses they are interested in. The core academic courses (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies & World Language) are based on, a placement test, current grades and teacher recommendations and will be posted later in March for student/parent review.

Below are two important links which should be reviewed:

The Course Selection Guide gives a description of all courses offered at WHS.
Course Selection Guide 19-20

Students who are interested in enrolling in any of the Honors Programs (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and World Languages) need to indicate that by completing this online form by 8am on Friday, February 8.
Interested in 9th Grade Honors Courses
*Students who are interested in the Honors Program will need to take placement tests later in…

Scheduling Process for the 19-20 School Year

The guidance counselors will be meeting with each grade level during common lunch this week regarding course selections for next year. This year the course requests will be done online and submitted during the grade level meetings. All students need to bring their Chromebook with them to the meeting.

Wednesday 1/30 - Current 9th Graders
Thursday 1/31 - Current 10th Graders
Friday 2/1 - Current 11th Graders

Over the next few days students should start thinking about the elective courses they are interested in taking and review the 2019 - 2020 Course Selection Guide.

In late March, parents and students will have the ability to view and confirm course requests in Genesis Parent Access via the Course Request Tab. At that point, all Advanced Placement, Honors, college prep and survey level recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year will have been entered. An email will be sent to advise when the tab is available.

If you have any questions, please contact your son or daughter's guid…

CPR/First Aid Certification

As part of our Health curriculum, all Junior Health classes will be covering CPR towards the end of the marking period.

As mentioned on Back-To-School Night, upon completion of the unit, the students are provided with an opportunity to test for certification. Students who choose to participate will be charged $15.00 plus a Transaction Fee.

Beyond the ability to be prepared in the case of a medical emergency, the benefits of becoming officially certified are:
An official LifeSaver card to keep in their walletJob opportunities such as life guarding, babysitting, coaching opportunities, etcResume and college application informationMiniKey CPR Key-chain disposable mask, customized for Waldwick High School If students wish to become certified:
Complete the Google Form
Use - To pay the fee (just like the Chromebook Insurance)

Login into the website, click on “Fees” then “Make Fee Payment.”
Click the green “+” icon to the right of the CPR.
Click “Review and Pay.”