Friday, September 14, 2012
Westwood Jr./Sr. High School's football team is playing their home opener against Dumont Friday.
The "Cardinals Crazies" group is asking fellow fans of Westwood Jr./Sr. High School's football team to wear a different color to show support at each home game this year. This week, the color to wear is black, as the Cardinals face Dumont in their first home game of the season. At the October 5 game against Cliffside Park, the color to wear is pink for breast cancer awareness. For the color to wear each week, check out the Cardinals Touchdown Club's website. The Touchdown Club is also selling Cardinals apparel to raise money for the team. Check out the full line of products online. Sunday is the deadline to order. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Westwood Regional High School and and Pascack Valley High School both made the top 100 in a ranked list of public high schools published in 'New Jersey Monthly.'
Westwood Jr./Sr. High School was named the 58th best public high school in New Jersey by a list published by New Jersey Monthly this week. The magazine had ranked Westwood as the 92 best school in the state in their previous list, which ran in 2010. Pascack Valley High School dropped from 23rd to 73rd and Pascack Hills dropped from 7th to 18th. Pascack Valley Regional Superintendent P. Erik Gundersen told Patch a change in the way schools are ranked — the district's 1:1 student to computer laptop program is no longer counted — caused the schools to drop in the list. The magazine made several changes to the way they rank schools, including an emphasis on test scores over graduation rates. Gundersen also noted that test scores have not …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Dr. Matthew Certo joined Westwood Jr./Sr. High School as its new principal this summer.
When Westwood Jr./Sr. High School starts its new year September 6, it will do so under the guidance of new Principal Dr. Matthew Certo. Certo, a Glen Rock native, comes to Westwood after serving as the assistant principal of Ramsey High School for the past nine years. He also served as the assistant principal at St. Joseph's High School in West New York, N.J. for five years and previously taught in New York City public schools and the Archdiocese of New York. Certo holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and master's in elementary education from Fordham and a doctorate from the Teachers College at Columbia University. The Westwood Regional Board of Education approved Certo during their May meeting. "I want to give my teachers the best …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Washington Township youth football teams will play their home games at Westwood High School's turf field instead of Memorial Field.
Washington Township football teams will be able to use the artificial turf field at Westwood Jr./Sr. High School for their four home games this season, according to Mayor Janet Sobkowicz. Officials had been planning to re-sod Memorial Field, where the teams normally play, but football practice began August 1 before the work could be done. The field has had several maintenance issues, the most notable being netting from old sod which sticks above the surface. Falcons Football Coach Scott Spezial told Patch he had notified the Northern Bergen Junior Football League about the field's problems, citing safety and legal concerns. "When a child or adult gets hurt on that field because of its condition, there is now a huge liability on our town …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The camp drew 95 Washington Township and Westwood residents.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Westwood Regional Head Football Coach Vito Campanile recently welcomed 95 Washington Township and Westwood youth football players to a four-day junior football camp at the high school’s new athletic complex. "I cannot say enough about the dedication and love of football these kids here in our community showed this week," Campanile said. "They practiced hard, got better each day and, most of all, had fun alongside their teammates, neighbors, and friends. I look forward to seeing how they all progress this upcoming season and cannot wait to have them as Cardinals when they reach high school." Additional photos from the annual summer camp can be viewed at the camp's website. Editor's note: This was supplied by Rich Poggi. Have a question or …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Dr. Geoffey Zoeller will remain the superintendent of the Westwood Regional School District until 2018.
The Westwood Regional Board of Education unanimously approved a new contract with Superintendent Goeffrey Zoeller during their meeting Thursday. The contract will extend Zoeller's term as head of the district from July 1, 2013 until July 1, 2018. He will make $157,500 each year with the possibility of making about $23,600 extra in merit bonuses each year if he meets goals set by the board. Board of Education President Carol Mountain described Zoeller as "a great superintendent." "I'm extrememly happy to have him coming back," Mountain said. Zoeller said he was pleased with the approval and he hopes to raise test scores and increase both the number of colleges students are accepted to and the number of scholarships they earn. "I like it …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Children from Westwood, Washington Township and Hillsdale participated in the week-long program.
An EC-135 helicopter from Atlantic Ambulance visited 80 area children participating in the Junior Police Academy held by local police at Westwood Jr./Sr. High School this week. The program exposes children between 10 and 14 to many different kinds of law enforcement, according to Washington Township Police Lt. Rich Skinner. Visitors include members of local police and fire departments, EMTs and the National Guard. There is also a trip to visit the U.S. Air Marshals. The children learn about both the consequences of breaking law and potential future careers they may want to pursue. The academy is also a good opportunity for the children to get to know one another when they live in different towns, Skinner said. This year's academy is the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Did you get some great shots from graduation? Share them with your neighbors on Patch.
The class of 2012 graduated from Westwood Jr./Sr. High School Wednesday. About 180 students received their diplomas from Principal Tom Gorman, who will be leaving the district this summer to become the new principal of Ridgewood High School. If you have pictures from either graduation that you'd like to share, we'd love to see them! Add yours to the Patch photo gallery. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor James Leggate at JMLeggate@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Carolyn Maskin and Catherine Antonick took the top two spots in this year's graduating class.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Westwood Jr./Sr. High School is proud to announce the valedictorian, Carolyn Maskin, and salutatorian, Catherine Antonick, for the Class of 2012. Carolyn Maskin is the valedictorian for the Class of 2012. She has a GPA of 4.39 and is passionate about the theatre and the environment. Maskin is an active member of the Wind Ensemble and several honor societies. She is also an avid human rights advocate and is able to remain calm while balancing academics along with all of her extracurricular activities. She plans to major in biology and genetics and will be attending Cornell University this coming fall. Catherine Antonick is this year’s salutatorian. She has earned a GPA of 4.3239 and is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Car buffs showed off their rides and supported the Washington Township Fire Department Sunday.
The Washington Township Fire Department hosted their 17th annual car show at Westwood Jr./Sr. High School Sunday. Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts brought out a wide variety of classic and modern vehicles for the event, which benefitted the department. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor James Leggate at JMLeggate@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.