WHEN 11-3-2006
The following events and activities are scheduled for the week of November 6 to November 11:    

Tuesday, November 7
- An admission representative from George Washington University will visit W-H at 10:15 a.m.

- Lower School Cabaret will be held during Lower School Lunch.

- The Middle School Sports Award Ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the AP Room.

Wednesday, November 8
- The Class of 2007 will hold a bake sale all day.

Thursday, November 9
- 9th and 12th graders will attend the Peer Leadership Retreat at Fairview Lake YMCA camp in Stillwater, NJ. Students leave W-H at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday and return at 3:15 p.m. on Friday.

Friday, November 10
- 9th and 12th graders will return from the Peer Leadership Retreat at 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 11
- An Admission Information Session for Grades PreK through 12 will be hosted from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Take a peek through the photo gallery to see some of the other events which made Wardlaw-Hartridge history this week!
Spine-Chilling and Spooktacular Lower School Halloween Parade Held; Students Play "Deal or No Deal" With Faculty/Administration

In Laidlaw Gymnasium, Annie Liang '17 fluttered her angel wings, Nicholas Jardim '20 was ready to fight fires, Anjali Blow '18 ruled the W-H kingdom as a princess, and George Minnium '14 was a brave centurion during the Lower School Halloween Parade. These were some of the costumes featured during the parade. Parents snapped photographs as the students, who were introduced by Lower School Head Regina Bassoul-Resivo, walked with their Senior Buddies and classmates throughout the gym to spooky Halloween music. Later, some of the youngest pupils performed Halloween songs. The parade wrapped up with a hilarious skit based on the NBC game show, "Deal or No Deal." Youngsters won Dress Down Days and a Half-Hour Recess after guessing the right "suitcases" held by Head of School Andrew Webster (who played "The Banker") and female faculty members who stood on the gymnasium bleachers similar to the models on the television show. Wearing a bald wig, Lower School Spanish teacher Joel Castillo portrayed host Howie Mandel.
Ivy League Pressure Shouldn't Make You Climb the Walls; College Counselor Lisa Lentz Puts College Admission Process in Perspective at WHPA Meeting

Hitting the panic button throughout the college admission and application process will only make matters worse. Approaching the matter in a calm and practical manner, and staying informed, will make all the difference, according to College Counselor Lisa Lentz.

Mrs. Lentz was the guest speaker at the Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents' Association's HOT TOPICS series, "A College Conversation: Calming the Early Angst" on Thursday, November 2.
Beacon Editors Have the "Write" Stuff After Attending Annual Student Press Day at Rutgers; GSSPA Awards W-H Students

editors Matthew Forman '07, Will Vogt '08 and Cameron Rogers '08 learned a wealth of information during the Garden State Scholastic Press Association's 27th Annual Student Press Day on Busch Campus at Rutgers University. Accompanied by Beacon advisor and Upper School English teacher Bob Paoli, the students had the opportunity to converse with seasoned journalists, professors and other experts in the field.
Craft Fair to Benefit Pardada Pardadi School in India; Teacher and Students from Indian School Visit W-H

This past summer, Head of School Andrew Webster visited the Pardada Pardadi School while participating in NAIS' trip to India. Three students and a teacher from the school located in Uttar Pradesh, India are visiting W-H through Wednesday, November 8. They arrived here on November 2.
Sign Language Club Brings 'Big Pumpkin' to Life During Lower School Lunch

The Wardlaw-Hartridge Sign Language Club, led by Third Grade teacher Kimberley Tan, performed "Big Pumpkin", a children's book by Erica Silverman, during Lower School Lunch on Monday, October 30. Julian Hernández-Webster '14 and Pierre Bouley '15 interpreted the book. Roles included Alex Rappold '14 as The Witch, Eddy Rappold '17 as The Bat, Nidhi Sharma '14 as The Pumpkin, Eric Bessette '14 as The Mummy, Emily Wexler '14 as The Vampire, and Matthew Nader '14 as The Ghost, as well as several chorus members.
U.N. Day Celebration Gives Second Graders Opportunity to Explore Their Roots, Practice Problem-Solving Skills

Second graders held their annual celebration of U.N. Day on Tuesday, October 24.

According to Second Grade teacher Katie Howe, "October 24th is actually offically U.N. Day, but on October 24, 1945, the U.N. began."
W-H Sets the Stage for Fall Production, 'Harvey'

the fall production at Wardlaw-Hartridge, will be presented in the AP Room from Thursday, November 16, through Saturday, November 18. The curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. 

The lead roles include Veta Louise Simmons, portrayed by Jenna Grossman '07, and Elwood P. Dowd, played by Michael Mietlicki '07.

Other cast members include: Stephanie O'Connell '07 as Myrtle Mae Simmons, Latisha Di Venuto '08 as Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet, Courtney Flint '07 as Ruth Kelly, R.N., Cameron Rogers '08 as Duane Wilson, Will Vogt '08 as Lyman Sanderson, M.D., Chris Becker '07 as William R. Chumley, M.D., Sydney Heiss '07 as Betty Chumley, Nick Julian '09 as Judge Omar Gaffney, and Matthew Forman '07 as E.J. Lofgren (Cab Driver).
Pupils Vote in Nation's Largest On-Line Student Mock Election

Students and teachers conducted a mock election on Tuesday, October 31, 2006. The pupils used a state-of-the art electronic voting system as they participate in a mock election program sponsored by the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI), a national civic education program based at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. With thousands of students expected to vote online during the two-week voting period from October 23 to November 2, the YLI Mock Election is the largest secure, student-only online mock election in the nation.
Wardlaw-Hartridge Faculty Members Defeat Senior Class, 3-1
Boys Varsity Coach Mike Romeo has reported that the Wardlaw-Hartridge Faculty and Staff Team defeated the Class of 2007 in the annual Senior vs. Faculty Soccer Game on November 2. Two goals from Swimming Coach Mark Johnson and one from US Mathematics teacher Jim Howard lead the Faculty to a 3-1 victory.

Mr. Howard opened the scoring in the 10th minute when he received a pass from Middle School English/History teacher, Jessica Bland, and calmly finished the breakaway chance with low shot past his son, Andy Howard '07, in the Senior's goal. 

John Campbell '07 tied the game 8 minutes later drilling a low, hard shot inside the far post past Coach Romeo in the Faculty goal.

The winning goal came in the 7th minute when Assistant Athletic Director, Craig Chiacherri's pinpoint pass was finished off by Coach Johnson. Coach Tara Duffy provided Coach Johnson with a perfect pass 12 minutes later for the insurance tally.