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Middle and Upper School students created Christmas cards to send greetings and positive thoughts to adolescent immigrants who have been detained for several months at the Tornillo detention camp in West Texas after fleeing violence in Central America. W+H worked quickly in Middle and Upper School advisory periods and mailed 304 cards on Dec. 11 in hopes of bringing a ray of hope and sense of empathy to the teens at the camp.
W+H Upper School students showcased their work in the fine and performing arts at the Winter Art Show and Concert on Dec. 6. Art students embraced the Still Life theme and took a unique approach to create various works for guests to peruse and enjoy. Using different techniques including collage, pencil and watercolors, the students combined printmaking, drawing and design. The concert included performances by the Jazz Band, Mad Jazz ensemble, Concert Band and Concert Choir. Among the highlights were Mad Jazz's New Year's Day, the Jazz Band's Dreamsville and the Concert Choir's finale White Christmas.
Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Lower School Ornament Design Contest! Pictured with Silvia Davis, Lower School Head, are Noah Hollins '33, Siddharth Selvaraj '29 and Eesha Gadde '26. Students were required to create an ornament with a W+H theme. Entries were judged by a faculty panel and winners were selected in three age groups: PreK-JK, K-Grade 2 and Grades 3-5. The winning designs were printed on a ceramic ornament.
Board of Trustees members joined W+H students in classes during the annual Trustee Visitation Day last week. Board members Rob Rizzo '89, Kostas Georgiou, Kerry O'Neill and Kevin Kornecki attended classes covering various subjects across all three divisions from Early Childhood to Upper School. The trustees enjoyed the opportunity to witness the magic of discovery in Junior Kindergarten, depth of discussion in Middle School and rigorous inquiry in Upper School.
Upper School students who will be participating in the El Paso Border Immersion Program recently joined Professor Harry Stein of Manhattan College as he explained the different terminology pertinent to immigration in America. Interacting with the students, Mr. Stein defined the different categories of arriving in the USA, be it through visas, immigrant pathways, or undocumented status.
Wardlaw+Hartridge is proud to present three Winter Concerts before the holiday break. Students in all divisions will be performing in the Berry Performing Arts Center: Upper School - Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Middle School - Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Lower School - Friday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. All concerts will be streamed live at WHschool.org/livestream´╗┐
W+H varsity girls' soccer coach Mike Romeo was named Greater Middlesex Conference Coach of the Year by nj.com, the state's largest media outlet covering scholastic sports. Romeo guided the Rams to an 18-3 overall record, including a perfect 14-0 in the Blue Division. W+H also made school history by advancing to the GMC semifinals for the first time. The Rams outscored their opponents 76-21 and fell just one game short of competing for the South Jersey Non-Public B state championship.
On Tuesday, December 4, a group of 25 sophomores and juniors attended the Teen Hunger Summit at Seton Hall Prep in South Orange. This is the second year that W+H students have attended the summit, an event organized by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Students participated in breakout workshops related to hunger issues around New Jersey, the United States and the globe.
Wardlaw+Hartridge hosted the annual New Jersey Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD) Conference on Dec. 3. More than 80 professionals from the state attended The Mary Jo Young Health Education Conference, which is designed to provide educators with current health information, new resources and teaching strategies for the classroom and school environment. The all-day event began with a welcome in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Guests registered and mingled in the lobby before the opening remarks from Executive Director John Russo and President Laurie Cancalosi, who are pictured with Dawn Francavilla, W+H Director of Student Life.
Seventh grade students spent four busy days learning about life in Colonial times during the annual class trip to Williamsburg, VA. After strolling through the historic stores, which line the Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg, students watched a military inspection led by fife and drums. They also went to the Governor's Palace. A visit to the Great Hopes Plantation gave the students a glimpse into the lives of slaves on a plantation.
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