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  • Folio releaseThe literary arts magazine...

    The literary arts magazine Folio will be released June 6.
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  • Senior Kiss Goodbye Senior Kiss Goodbye sales will...

    Senior Kiss Goodbye sales will take place from June 2–3 during lunch periods 5–8 benefitting the SGA.
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  • Scholarship breakfast There will be a parent...

    There will be a Parent Teacher Council Scholarship breakfast at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Center.
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  • Band Concert The band concert...

    The band concert will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
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  • Charity game The WHS Staff will play...

    The WHS staff will play the seniors in a softball game June 13, at a time to be determined. All proceeds will be donated to the Imagine Foundation. Contact Mr. Ralph Corey for more information.
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  • Petriano Letter

     

    Calling all past and present Tamaques Elementary students of Mrs. Anne Marie Petriano: After almost 30 years of exemplary service at Tamaques Elementary School, Ms. Anne Marie Petriano will be retiring from her teaching career.

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  • Staffer supports sex-ed

    Walking around the halls at WHS, it appears that teen parenthood is pervading the school; from class to class new mothers and fathers flaunt their babies—flour babies that is.

     

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  • Staffer Weighs in on Baby Project

    A longstanding, infamous junior year tradition at WHS, known as the Baby Project, requires juniors to become teen parents for one week. Teachers assign healthy ‘babies’, ‘babies’ with birth defects, ‘babies’ with fetal alcohol syndrome and twins or even triplets, all represented by a sack of flour or a doll that must be carried everywhere.

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  • WHS serves America

     

    As Memorial Day approaches it is important to honor the efforts of several members of the WHS community who have decided to pursue careers in the Armed Forces through military academies and Reserve Officer Corps programs.

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  • Izzy Gelfand gets Human Rights Award

    The leadership qualities demonstrated by sophomore Isabella Gelfand in her Girls Learn International involvement have made her this year’s recipient of the Marc Welsey Hardy Human Rights Award.

     

     

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  • Students to honor classmate at graduation

    Even though Kelly Mazzucco will not walk across the stage at graduation, she will have a presence that can have an impact on her peers. Members of the Portfolio Art class will be creating a large wire sculpture of a daisy, which according to Senior Jared Ellner, is Kelly’s favorite flower. Along with this daisy, there will be hundreds of paper roses, each with a message written by Kelly’s fellow classmates.

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  • GSA hosts "Gay-la"

    Colorful rainbow streamers and decorations covered the WHS student center on May 22 for “Gay-La,” the Gay Straight Alliance’s themed party. The party’s name was a play on the name “gala” to attract more than just GSA members to come.

     

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  • Girl's lacrosse wrap-up

     

    The girls lacrosse team met a milestone by making it to the Union County finals for the first time.  This left the team with an 11–8 record, according to highschoolsports.nj.com. Read more... Comments (0)  |  Hits: 209

  • Boy's lacrosse wrap-up

     

    This year marked the first time in 27 years—almost 3 decades—that the boys lacrosse team won the Group IV State Championship.  The team played the “best competition in the state” this year, according to senior Tri-Captain Chris Aslanian.

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  • Boys tennis wrap-up

     

    The boys tennis team has concluded its season with a trip to the sectional finals where they lost to Millburn, the number-one team in the state.

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  • Track wrap-up

     

    The boys track championship season finished last Wednesday as senior Co-Captain Matt Luppino and the 4x800 relay team advanced to the Meet of Champions.  MOC results were not available at press time. Read more... Comments (0)  |  Hits: 138

 

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WHS serves America

 

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Written by Kim Burns Tuesday, 10 June 2014 12:51

 

As Memorial Day approaches it is important to honor the efforts of several members of the WHS community who have decided to pursue careers in the Armed Forces through military academies and Reserve Officer Corps programs.

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Teachers to retire after decades of service

 

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Written by Anna O’Brian Monday, 09 June 2014 15:55

As the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, WHS says goodbye to retiring Social Studies Teacher Mr. Thom Hornish and Math Teacher Mr. Les Jacobsen.

Hornish has worked at WHS for 41 years. According to Hornish, he plans to pursue other passions during retirement. He will continue teaching classes at Union County College. He will also continue to coach the girls cross-country team.

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Student Population to break 1,900 in September

 

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Written by Rebecca Freer Erin Hart Monday, 09 June 2014 15:49

Next year’s incoming freshman class will flood the halls of WHS with its unusually large class size of over 550 students. As a result, the WHS student body will exceed 1,900 students, a milestone for the school building.

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Girl's lacrosse wrap-up

 

Sports

Written by Rebecca Freer Sunday, 08 June 2014 22:48

 

The girls lacrosse team met a milestone by making it to the Union County finals for the first time.  This left the team with an 11–8 record, according to highschoolsports.nj.com. Read more: Girl's lacrosse wrap-up

   

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