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Three individuals representing five decades of excellence at Wardlaw+Hartridge will be honored at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception on Saturday, Oct. 12. The ceremony will be held in the Berry Performing Arts Center at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow in the AP Room at 5 p.m. Congratulations to the 2019 Alumni Award winners: Steven A. Kunzman '73 (Distinguished Alumnus), Gale Goldman (Distinguished Faculty) - pictured - and Coach Allen Everhart (Athletic Hall of Fame).
Students in Kindergarten are learning about 3D shapes. They have learned to identify each shape based on its attributes, such as faces, points and edges, as well as whether each shape rolls or stacks.
W+H Middle School students Arya '25 and Shourya Chhabra '25 auditioned and were accepted into the New Jersey Youth Symphony's Jazz Big Band. Arya and Shourya rehearse with the band every Sunday with other talented young jazz musicians in preparation for various performances throughout the school year.
The 10th grade class had the opportunity to visit The Cloisters in New York City on Oct. 4. The Cloisters, located in Tryon Park, specializes in European medieval art and architecture. The students were able to explore the museum and view amazing pieces of art and architecture such as The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries, Cuxa Cloister, and The Gothic Hall.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the Upper School Athlete of the Week at morning meeting on Oct. 7. Congratulations to soccer player Austin Miller '20. After a difficult first game loss, the Rams responded with a confident, gutsy performance to defeat Highland Park 2-1 last Friday. The team relied on the scoring punch provided by Austin, whose two goals allowed the team to escape a 1-0 deficit and ultimately knock off the first-place team in the division.
Karl Miran, Athletic Director, announced the Middle School Athletes of the Week during lunch on Oct. 7 Congratulations to cross country runner Braelyn Brandl '26, soccer player Naomi Valcourt '24and tennis player Diya Patel '25. Braelyn reduced her home course PB by 1:03 last Friday; Naomi has worked tirelessly to protect the team and goalkeeper with exceptional athleticism and game awareness; and Diya has shown great improvement every day at practice.
Wardlaw+Hartridge students and faculty continued the school's observance of the Global Climate Strike with a series of climate disruption awareness raising and service learning activities designed to help save the Earth. Seventh and eighth grade students volunteered their Common Work time on Oct. 2 to participate in the middle school student government Campus Cleanup. Together, they picked up over 35 shopping bags worth of trash to beautify our campus and stand up for our environment.
Nearly three dozen Middle School students and parents participated in the first Middle School Service Learning Day of the new school year! The W+H team worked on a trail maintenance project at Ashbrook Reservation by collecting large tree limbs and branches which will be trimmed for use in creating boardwalk areas to enable hikers to traverse the swampy areas of this local preserve.
Lower School students met their Senior Buddies during an assembly in Laidlaw Gym. All students in PreK through Grade 5 were connected with upperclassmen, who will bond and serve as role models throughout the school year. Judy Minnium '20, who has attended W+H since Pre-K, reflected on her own memories over many years at the school. The senior and her classmates met their new Lower School friends and joined them in their classrooms after the ceremony.
The first grade students enjoyed an expanded version of their annual vowel surgery by performing a series of different procedures on Sept. 27. This year's academic exercise involved multiple subjects with the successful execution of vowel surgery, sum surgery, punctuation procedures, sight word vision tests, a dose of detail surgery and many more. The students carefully completed these procedures in lab coats with charts and patient files.