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|Ian English '11 Named to NJMEA Central New Jersey Regional Choir|
Ian English '11 was named to the NJMEA (New Jersey Music Education Association) Central Jersey Regional Choir. Ian is the son of Mr. Edward and Mrs. Carol English of Cranford and the brother of Kyle English, a 2006 graduate of Wardlaw-Hartridge and a student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
|Azim Sonawalla '08 Named Rotary Club's Senior of the Month|
On Wednesday, December 5, Azim Sonawalla '08 was honored by the Rotary Club of Edison at the organization's breakfast at The Clarion Hotel in Edison for students named "Senior of the Month". Azim is the son of Noorali Sonawalla, a member of the Wardlaw-Hartridge Board of Trustees, and Azmina Sonawalla. He is also the brother of Aneesa Sonawalla '12. Mr. Sonawalla and Dr. Lloyd Kunar, Upper School physics teacher, attended the breakfast with Azim.
|Lower School Shows Appreciation for Margaret Hughes, Maintenance Person|
To illustrate the importance and meaning of their word of the week, "appreciate," Lower Schoolers celebrated the daily generosity and selflessness of maintenance person, Margaret Hughes, on December 7 during lunch. Mrs. Hughes has been an employee at Wardlaw-Hartridge for over 30 years.
|NJISAA Names Four Upper Schoolers to Boys B All-Star Soccer Team|
Patricia Malizia, Director of Athletics, recently reported that Mike Clay '08 (first team), Jordan Neuhauser '08 (second team), Jordan Beckett '10 (honorable mention) and Sean Gardner '10 (honorable mention) were named to the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association's Boys B All-Star Soccer Team. To read the announcement, click here.
|Florise Newton, Former School Nurse, Dies|
From Andrew Webster, Head of School
I am sad to inform you that Florise Newton, our longtime nurse, grade dean, and friend, passed away yesterday. Florise was employed at Wardlaw-Hartridge for 22 years, until two years ago, when she went on disability leave and subsequently retired. Her niece, Raissa Maynard, whom she raised as a daughter, graduated from W-H in 1992 and was winner of the W-H pin. Florise was active in community service here and worldwide through her church. Her contributions went far beyond her official role here, and she will be missed by her many friends.
|Lower Schoolers Demonstrate Their Talents, Creativity at Cabaret|
There was no shortage of musical talent and creativity at the Lower School Cabaret this Tuesday! Organized by Shannon Caldwell, Lower School music teacher, the event was held during Lower School lunch in the AP Room, which was decorated festively by Mrs. Caldwell and Ann Tetar, Lower School Administrative Assistant.
|Lower School Halloween Parade Scares Up All Types of Fun|
On the afternoon of Halloween, Lower School students processed with their colorful costumes onto Front Field for a special parade, which was organized by the fifth grade classes of Debbie Kendall and Nicole Nolan. The children were joined by their senior buddies and applauded by several enthusiastic family members and friends taking pictures nearby.
|Red Ribbon Week Marked in Lower, Middle School|
Students are banding together in Lower and Middle School to enforce a commitment to a Drug-Free America through the symbol of the red ribbon from October 23 to 31 during Red Ribbon Week.
|The Levitt Family Donates Books in Honor of Ernie Vajda|
Memories of Ernie Vajda, LS Physical Education teacher and Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach who died in March, were recalled warmly by sixth grader, Chase Levitt '14 as he discussed his family's recent donation of funds for the purchase of sports-related books to the Lower Snowdon Library.
|American Choral Directors Association Names Students to Eastern Junior Honor Choir|
Music teacher, Matthew LaPine, has reported that five students have been selected to join the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) Eastern Junior Honor Choir. These students, Billy Buchbinder '12, Ian English '11, Shivangi Goel '13, Emily McGurk '12, and Aneesa Sonawalla '12, will perform at the ACDA’s 2008 Eastern Division Convention in Hartford, Connecticut in February.
|Pardada Pardadi Students, Teacher Visit Wardlaw-Hartridge|
From October 14 to 21, Mr. Venu Gopal, a teacher from The Pardada Pardadi School in India, and two of his students, Rekha and Hema, spent time in the classrooms of Lower School students. The visitors have been staying at the homes of Devi Mody '10 and Garima Kapoor '10.
|Juniors Immersed in Thoreau's Lessons and Nature During Outing|
Last week, juniors returned to Griggstown, NJ with Upper School English teacher, Dr. David Berry, for one of Wardlaw-Hartridge's favorite traditional class trips - Thoreau's Outing -an annual interdisciplinary, educational experience involving the fields of history, physical education, science, art and English.
|Latin I Students Unveil Mural Illustrating Planets and Gods|
A feast of grapes, cookies, Caesar salad and other refreshments were served in Ean Plotkin's Latin I class on Friday as guests selected nametags with Roman names such as "Flavia" and "Octavius" to wear during a special unveiling of the class's mural depicting the planets and Roman gods.
|Show Your W-H Pride During Spirit Week!|
If you love Wardlaw-Hartridge (and we know you do!), you'll want to celebrate Spirit Week, starting on Tuesday, October 9! There will be Pep Rally for all divisions on Friday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. in Laidlaw Gymnasium.
Here is a list of activities planned by the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School:
|Eight Seniors Earn AP Scholars Distinction|
Eight seniors have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams.
|Sixth Graders Commune With Nature at Nature's Classroom|
Throughout this week, sixth graders have been studying at Nature's Classroom in Ivoryton, CT, where they hiked with their field groups and participated in a classes such as "Salamander Meandering" and "Edible Plants." According to Middle School English/History teacher and Sixth Grade Coordinator, Jessica Bland, the students also joined in Quest, a team-building challenge, discovered crabs, seashells and other marine life, dissected sharks, built shelters, and more!
|Upper Snowdon Library Receives We the People Pursuit of Happiness Bookshelf Collection|
Since recently being awarded the 2007 We the People Bookshelf Grant, Upper School Librarian, Pat Fielder, received a set of 15 classic books on the theme of "Pursuit of Happiness" for the Upper Snowdon Library. The grant was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The collection includes "The Great Gatsby," "Common Sense," "Aesop's Fables," Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," and more.
|Rams Boys' Varsity Soccer Team Wins Kick-Off Tournament|
Coach Mike Romeo announced that, for the first time in 10 years, the Wardlaw-Hartridge Boys' Varsity Soccer Team won the Kick-Off Invitational Soccer Tournament on September 7 and 8. The Rams beat Saddle River 6-0 and then declared victory over Ranney, 4-0, on Saturday. Team Captain, Jordan Neuhauser, was awarded the tournament trophy, which reads, "Wardlaw-Hartridge 2007 Kick-Off Invitational 1st Place."
Congratulations Rams Varsity Soccer Team!
|Refurbished Ram's Head Will Bolster School Pride|
Another special renovation and enhancement worth noting at Wardlaw-Hartridge is the newly-refurbished Ram's Head, which is worn by senior Benjamin Chalfin '08 at pep rallies, games, Fall Fair and other events.
|W-H Cheerleaders Capture Awards at Camp|
W-H Cheerleading Coach, Tanda Tucker, reported that at Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp in The Poconos, Nia Allen-Lee '10 was selected as a UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) All-Star Cheerleader. The team was awarded the Overall Most Improved Team/Squad out of 40 other teams. Ten girls attended the camp from August 13 to 16 with Coach Tucker and new assistant, Coach Corinna Crafton.
|Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Convocation Usher in Our 125th Year|
On the first day of school, September 6, represented the culmination of the First Impressions-Lasting Results Campaign as the ribbon to the new school entrance was cut by Board of Trustees President, Randolph C. Rogers '81 and Student Council President, Hope Gallagher '08.
|Soccer Team Attends Pre-Season Training Camp in New York|
Boys Varsity Soccer Coach, Mike Romeo, reported that the team went to Kutsher's Sports Academy in Monticello, NY from August 13 to 16 for the annual pre-season training camp. The Rams trained three times daily over the four days at the camp. The morning sessions focused on conditioning. In the afternoon, the team worked on tactics and every evening the boys played games.
|Welcome to the Family! New Students, Parents Attend Orientation|
Wardlaw-Hartridge welcomed new students and parents attending Orientation on September 4 in the AP Room with a continental breakfast and greetings by Director of Admission, Charlotte Davis, Head of School, Andrew Webster, and Division Heads, Rhona Eserner, Ann Hergenrother, and Regina Bassoul-Restivo. Administrators and Student Ambassadors fielded questions about the campus, class schedules, dress code, and more. New students, who were given tours of the school, also spent some quality time getting acquainted with their advisors and teachers in the classrooms.
|Class of 2007 Graduates Wardlaw-Hartridge|
Proud parents, relatives, friends, alumni, and members of the Wardlaw-Hartridge faculty and staff witnessed the graduation of the 48 members of the Class of 2007 on Monday, June 11.
FOR A FULL ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM COMMENCEMENT, CLICK HERE AND THEN CLICK ON THE YELLOW MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY TAB UNDER THE CAMPUS PHOTOGRAPH ON THE RIGHT. NEXT, CLICK ON THE TITLE, "COMMENCEMENT 2007."
|Junior/Senior Prom Memories Made at Farrington Manor|
The Farrington Manor in East Brunswick was the backdrop for one of the most magical evenings for Upper School students - the Junior/Senior Prom. Enjoy looking through the gallery of photographs provided by Pat Fielder, Senior Class Dean and Librarian.
|PreK 4 and Kindergarten Classes Host Graduation Ceremonies|
On Tuesday, June 5, students in the PreK 4 class of Jennifer Genovese and Kelly Canizzo, and the Kindergarten class of Jennifer Geissler and Donna Gurkas received their diplomas in the Lower Snowdon Library before an audience filled with family, friends and faculty.
|Senior Farewell Dinner Held for Class of 2007|
On Monday, June 4, the Wardlaw-Hartridge Upper School and the Alumni Association hosted the Senior Farewell Dinner in the AP Room. After enjoying hors d'oeuvres and dinner, seniors received Graduation Awards and were treated to a retrospective video.
|Third, Fourth, Fifth Graders Deliver Stellar Speeches|
From Wednesday, May 30 to Friday, June 1, students in the third, fourth and fifth grades held captive audiences as they delivered speeches on prominent historical figures, events and geographical locations, as well as Greek mythology. The students polished their research, writing composition, note-taking, proofreading, editing, typing and oratory skills during the process.
|Athletes, Coach Ernie Vajda Honored at Annual Awards Dinner|
On the evening of May 20 at L'Affaire in Mountainside, the accomplishments of Wardlaw-Hartridge Athletics, as well as the memory of the late Coach Ernie Vajda, were honored at the school's Eighth Annual Upper School Athletics Awards Dinner.
|Everybody's a Good Sport at LS Field Day!|
PreK through fifth grade students enjoyed perfect sunny weather while competing in the Annual Field Day, which held the theme, "W-H Survivor" on Friday morning. The youngsters were challenged with contests like the Soccer Dribble, Obstacle Course, the very popular Jump the River and more. After savoring a delicious hotdog lunch, which was sponsored by the Booster Club, ribbons were distributed to the winners. What a great day to be a W-H athlete!
|Model UN Awarded at Recent Conference in NYC|
On May 18 and 19, members of the Wardlaw-Hartridge Model UN Club attended the United Nations Association for The United States of America Model United Nations Conference in New York City at the UN Headquarters.
|Tree Planting Ceremony Held to Honor Coach Vajda|
On Friday, May 25, Head of School, Andrew Webster, led a special tree planting ceremony to honor the memory of Coach Ernie Vajda, who passed away in March. Lower School Physical Education teacher, Ardys Sapchin also spoke about the impact Mr. Vajda had on the school community.
|Boys' Varsity Baseball Team Wins Patriot Conference Championship!|
"With its 5-3 victory over Ranney on May 24, the Wardlaw-Hartridge Boys' Varsity Baseball team has won the Patriot Conference Championship for the second year in a row, posting a 5-1 record in the league," announced Athletic Director, Patricia Malizia.
|Diverse Array of Musical Selections Performed at MS Concert; Art Show Impresses|
After viewing an eclectic mix of artwork by Middle School students in the classroom of art teacher, Tanda Tucker, and in the school hallways, Middle School parents and faculty/staff members packed the AP Room to savor the sounds of the Sixth Grade Band, Flute Ensemble, Seventh/Eighth Grade Band, Sixth Grade Chorus, Middle School Jazz Ensemble and Seventh and Eighth Grade Chorus.
|Justin Adams '07 Will Receive Eagle Scout Award|
What do our 38th President, Gerald R. Ford, Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Justin Adams '07 all have in common? They all hold the distinguished title of “Eagle Scout.” On Monday, June 4, Justin will join that prestigious group of high achievers dedicated to leadership and service to others.
|LS Artists Show Off Their Best Work at Show|
On Friday, May 18, Lower School students and parents strolled through a delightful exhibition of colorful and eclectic artwork in the classroom of LS art teacher, Sue Howard, and the Lower School hallways. Sculptures, collages, drawings, watercolors, mixed media, and other pieces received high praise from all guests and teachers.
|Lower School Students Delight Audience at Spring Concert|
Family, faculty/staff and guests enjoyed an exciting program of music on the evening of Thursday, May 10, during the Lower School Spring Concert. The concert was organized by Vocal Music teacher, Melanie Whitney, and Band Director, Jane Brown.
|Students Show Love for Moms at Breakfast, Tea Parties|
Whether they were savoring a delicious breakfast of bagels with cream cheese, mini muffins, juice and fruit salad, or a lovely tea party, mothers of PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten students were honored at Mother's Day celebrations on Friday morning and afternoon.
|W-H Upper School Student Body Donates to Scholarship Fund for Virginia Tech Victim|
A recent Upper School dance resulted in a generous donation of $818 made on the behalf of the Upper School Student Council to The Michael Pohle Scholarship Fund at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington. Michael, 23, who was a victim of the recent killings at Virginia Tech University, graduated Hunterdon Central in 2002.
|Abigail Ren '16 Creates Award-Winning "Conservation's Power" Poster|
Lower School Head, Regina Bassoul-Restivo, recently announced that third grader, Abigail Ren '16, was awarded for her entry in the 2007 "Conservation's Power" Poster Contest. Competing in the second to third grade division, she won first place in the Freehold district, which includes Middlesex and Monmouth counties, and she captured third place overall in the state of New Jersey.
|Ashley Martin '12 Dances to the Top at Competition; Will Perform for U.S. Troops This Summer|
Ashley Martin '12 isn’t just your average pre-teen hoping to bask in the spotlight of the Broadway stage. In fact, her dancing skills, which she has polished since the age of 2 ½ at Ms. Doreen’s Fabulous Feet dance studio in Metuchen, have taken her to stages as close as the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison (where she is a seventh grader), the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney World’s Tomorrowland, and, this summer, to Grafenwoehr, Germany, where she will perform for U.S. troops.
|Results of 2007 Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Search Told|
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) recently revealed the test data for Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School students who joined CTY's Talent Search, a national and international talent search used to identify, assess, and recognize outstanding academic proficiency.
|Saran Wrap, Egg Hunt, Post-Its: It's Senior Prank Day!|
On May 4, seniors celebrated "Senior Prank Day!" The evening prior, under the supervision of Pat Fielder, Senior Class Dean, several members of the Class of 2007 "pranked" Upper School teachers. Pranks ranged from decorating classrooms with toilet paper, Saran Wrap, and Post-It notes to moving the desk of Gerard Gonnella '89, Dean of Students, including his Republican photos and lamp, to the AP Room. All of the rooms quickly returned to normal, regular teaching began, and a good laugh was shared by all at Morning Meeting. The seniors also sponsored an egg hunt. Plastic eggs were hidden around the building, some containing candy, nothing in others, and one had a $20 bill tucked inside!
|W-H Baseball Seeded Seventh for State Tournament; Softball Seeded Third for State Tournament|
Athletic Director, Patricia Malizia, announced this week that the Wardlaw-Hartridge Baseball Team is seeded seventh for the NJISAA State Tournament. Additionally, the W-H Softball Team has been seeded third for the tournament. Therefore, the W-H Baseball Team will host the first round game on Thursday, May 3 against #10 Rutgers Prep. at 4:15 p.m., and the W-H Softball Team has a bye through the first round and will take on #2 Rutgers Prep in the semi-finals on Thursday, May 10 at Rutgers Prep. The game time is still to be determined, but will likely begin around 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.
|W-H Science Fair: An Evening of Intrigue, Education and Innovation|
On the evening of April 26, the Wardlaw-Hartridge Science and Math Society, led by Azim Sonawalla '08, hosted its Third Annual Science Fair inside the AP Room. The judges included Howard Freeman (Dean of Studies, MS Science and US Math teacher), Randy Rogers '81 (Board of Trustees President and current parent), and alum Dmitry Misyura '06.
|Agora Day: A Unique Opportunity for Enrichment, Outreach|
On Wednesday, April 18, Upper Schoolers were engaged and enthusiastic about various Agora Day projects that encouraged them to focus on ethics in volunteering (Class of 2007), "Hate in America" (Class of 2008), ethics and religion (Class of 2009), and ethics and honesty (Class of 2010).
|French Students and Teachers From Lycée Carnot Visit Wardlaw-Hartridge|
Students and administrators from Lycée Carnot in Dijon, France have been visiting the Wardlaw-Hartridge School and popular local tourist attractions since the second week in April. Our French friends will depart on the evening of Saturday, April 21, following a farewell supper in the AP Room on Friday, April 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.
|Music Recital Brightened Up Rainy Sunday|
Family, friends and faculty members battled the rain and the threat of a nasty nor'easter to attend Sunday afternoon's successful Music Recital in the AP Room.
|Terence Rhue '17 Named March Youth of the Month, 2007 Buddie of the Year by Boys & Girls Club|
Second grader Terence Rhue '17 was recognized by the Plainfield chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Union County as its Youth of the Month for March and the 2007 Buddie of the Year. He was presented with a plaque and certificate on March 27 at Pantagis Renaissance in Scotch Plains during the organization's 2007 Youth of the Year Awards Dinner. His teacher, Katie Howe, also attended.
|Kathy Meier's Hydroponics Lesson Grows on Students|
Hydroponics, a process which replaces the normal system of incorporating chemicals into the roots of plants to promote growth with the hydroponic system which nourishes the roots non-chemically with a running water system, might seem like a complicated concept, but not for Kathy Meier's Lower School Science students!
|Upper School Third Quarter Honor Roll Reported|
Rhona Eserner, Upper School Head, has announced the names of students placed on the Honor Roll and Honor Roll with Distinction for the third quarter of the 2006-2007 academic year. To view the Honor Rolls, click here.
|US Student Council Elections Held; Victors Revealed|
Eighth graders and Upper School students took to the polls on Tuesday afternoon to cast their votes for Student Council Executive Board positions. Prior to that, during Advisory Period that day, the candidates offered speeches to prove why they qualified for President, Vice-President or Secretary/Treasurer.
|Ariana and Micaela Lyons Compete in YMCA State Swimming Championships|
Over spring vacation, Michelle Graham-Lyons, the mother of Ariana Lyons '09 and Micaela Lyons '12, announced some of the highlights of the New Jersey 2007 YMCA State Swimming Championships, which were held at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, NJ.
|Seventh Graders Awarded Dodge Foundation Grant for NAIS Global 20/20 Challenge|
When Wardlaw-Hartridge decided to throw its hat into the ring with 350 other schools from 52 different countries for the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Global 20/20 Challenge, Middle School Head, Ann Hergenrother, didn’t envision being awarded a $10,0000 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation that would help W-H to attend a global leadership conference in London, England.
|W-H Pays Tribute to Memory of Ernie Vajda|
Wardlaw-Hartridge remembers a cherished member of its family, LS Physical Education teacher and Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach, Ernie Vajda, who passed away on March 22 of natural causes at his residence in New Brunswick.
|Pupils Lend Their Ears to Shakespeare LIVE's "Julius Caesar"|
As part of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s outreach academic/musical program, Shakespeare LIVE! Educational Touring Production, the theatre troupe brought its popular depiction of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to the AP Room stage for the Middle School Assembly, which was also attended by some Upper School pupils. The event was sponsored by the Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents' Association (WHPA) and organized by WHPA member, Azmina Sonawalla.
|Students Deliver $500 Donation to Homefirst, Interfaith Housing & Family Services in Plainfield|
On Tuesday, March 6, Sarah Scardilli, Development Associate at Homefirst, a non-profit organization in Plainfield dedicated to improving the quality of life for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness, accepted a $500 check from Student Council President, John Campbell '07, Student Council Vice-President, Will Vogt '08, Samantha Menjor '07, who represented the Black Cultural Association (BCA), and Club Interact Advisor, Dawn Francavilla. The money was raised from Dress Down Days and last month's BCA Dance.
|First Grade Classes; Chinese Language Class Celebrate Chinese New Year|
On Friday, February 16, Tao Zhu's Chinese Language class, which includes Rohan Mehta '07, Samantha Menjor '07, Stephanie O'Connell '07, Matthew Sumicad '07, Elizabeth Baio '08, Ricky Diaz '07, Laura Hayat '07, Michelle Liu '08, and Sunny Park '07, attended the "Chinese New Year Spectacular" show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
|Troubling Teen Issues Tackled by C.A.R.E.S. Group During Upper School Assembly |
Striving for perfection? Feeling alone? Struggling with sexual assault, low self-esteem, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse or an eating disorder? These are many issues facing teenagers today, and members of C.A.R.E.S. (Carteret Actors Reaching Out and Educating Students), a non-profit, independent troupe of teenage high school and college students, came to Wardlaw-Hartridge on Friday morning to portray young women confronting these troubles head-on for Upper School students.
|Upper Schoolers Absorb Art Museum Offerings in New York City|
On Wednesday, February 21, Upper School students traveled to New York City to attend the "El Greco to Picasso" exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum and other exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The trip was coordinated by Upper School Art teacher, Gale Goldman.
|Lower School Math Night Adds Up to Huge Success|
Lower School teachers and LS Head, Regina Bassoul-Restivo, worked very hard to present "Lower School Math Night," a special evening of games and activities that focused on mathematical concepts, problem-solving techniques, as well as higher order thinking skills on Thursday in the AP Room. The developmentally-appropriate activities challenged students and their parents, driving home the event's core theme: "Math Is a Function of Life."
|Holocaust Survivor, Luna Kaufman, Details Experiences to Middle Schoolers|
When speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor, Luna Kaufman told Middle School students that they should never sit quietly by when witnessing atrocities. Instead, they must take action against them. "You must stretch out a hand to others of different heritage and customs," she said. "Everyone has something unique to contribute to life."
|Seniors Travel to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for Hands-On Medical Experience|
On Thursday, January 25, seniors Aakash Butala '07, Suvojit Chatterjee '07, Nishma Chhabra '07, Courtney Flint '07, Yeonjean Gahng '07, Sydney Heiss '07, Andy Howard '07, Nicole Kniep '07, Amanda Loder '07, Lexi Faust '07, Samantha Menjor '07, Stephanie O'Connell '07, John Campbell '07, Rudi Richmand '07, Ieba Romeo '07, Shaivi Sukhadia '07, Matthew Sumicad '07 and Jared McClain '07 traveled with 12th Grade Class Dean, Dawn Francavilla, to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for a hands-on medical experience they will not long forget.
|Six W-H Students Named to 2007 New Jersey Honor Choirs|
Music teachers Jennifer Randolph and Melanie Whitney have announced that Ian English '11, Ashley DaCosta '11, Milika Griffiths '12 and Billy Buchbinder '12 have been selected as members of the 2007 New Jersey Junior High Honor Choir and Shivangi Goel '13 and Alyssa Kennedy '13 have been named to the 2007 New Jersey Elementary Honor Choir.
|US Second Quarter Honor Roll Reported|
Upper School Head, Rhona Eserner, has announced the Second Quarter Honor Roll for 2006-2007 academic year. Students listed with an asterisk have earned Honor Roll with Distinction for both First and Second Quarter.
|Four Seniors Perform at Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra's Winter Concert|
Bravo! Accolades abound for seniors and Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra (GPYO) musicians Manfred Collado '07 (violin I), Matthew Forman '07 (trombone), Sydney Heiss '07 (horn) and Yun Lee '07 (clarinet), who amazed audience members and W-H faculty during the orchestra's 45th Annual Winter Concert on the evening of January 20 at Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium.
|Language Magazines Published by Prima Lingua Students|
Since January 9, students involved in the school's innovative Prima Lingua course have been creating language magazines -- from developing and editing content to formatting layout and artwork. The projects wrapped up earlier this week.
|Second Grade Dinosaur Museum Exhibition Made Historic Impression on Students, Families, Faculty|
On Friday, January 12, second graders in Katie Howe and Crissy Pianet's classes hosted a dyno-mite Dinosaur Museum, impressing amazing family and faculty members with fascinating facts, artwork and research. Tom Hunt's Latin students, Head of School Andrew Webster, Lower School Head Regina Bassoul-Restivo, senior buddies and Director of Admission, Charlotte Davis, visited the museum, which was housed inside of the C-6 classroom.
|Lower Schoolers Perform Seasonal Classics, Skits at Concert|
On the morning of December 22, Lower School students gathered in the AP Room to perform holiday music and skits for a room full of guests. Led by Lower School/Middle School Choral Music teacher, Melanie Whitney, the concert was a delight for all to behold.
|Middle Schoolers Welcome Holiday Season With Musical Program|
On Tuesday, December 19, Middle School pupils had their chance to dazzle the audience with holiday selections from notable musicians such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and even an arrangement of "Silent Night" by Mrs. Whitney! The evening's program was arranged by music teachers Jane Brown, Jennifer Randolph and Mrs. Whitney.