Friday, January 25, 2013
Woodbridge High School is raising money for victims of the superstorm this Saturday.
Want to help Hurricane Sandy victims? The Woodbridge High School Hurricane Sandy Outreach Project is holding a spaghetti fundraiser on Saturday, January 26. The dinner is being held from 4 pm to 8 pm at the high school cafeteria. In addition to dinner, tricky tray raffles are being offered. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children. Many local Woodbridge residents in areas of the township have suffered from the storm, so this fundraiser is for a good cause that is highly local as well. For more information, call 732-602-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Students from Woodbridge Township's three high schools are going to show what they learned in the Jazz House Program
Woodbridge students who have learned jazz at the hands of masters will be showcasing their skills this Saturday. The Jazz House Kids, the group that helped instruct student musicians from the township's three high schools will hold a free concert 6:30 pm on January 26 at the Woodbridge Middle School on Barron Avenue. Jazz House Kids, a program based in Montclair, exists to celebrate one of America's native musical forms, and "to share, appreciate and learn about the jazz experience," as they say on their website. In addition to hometown musicians from Colonia High School, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and Woodbridge High School, the concert will feature performances by national jazz pros Ted Chubb, Mike Lee and Lee Hogans. “The …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Walk in the dark this Friday at WHS to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Woodbridge is doing its share for helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. This Friday, Woodbridge High School will hold a 'light up' 3K walk to raise funds for storm relief. 'Light Up Woodbridge' is a walk being held at the high school, where participants are asked to wear their brightest and most reflective clothing as they walk around the WHS track in the stadium. Glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets will be distributed to add to the sparkling effect. The concession stand will be open, and there will be DJ music, a rock climbing wall, and a bouncy house, as well as games, dances, raffles, and contests for the best 'glow in the dark' costumes. The walk starts at 5 pm and runs to 8 pm on December 14 at Woodbridge High School. Admission is…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Give away your gently used clothing and other items for a good cause.
Want to get rid of the extra clothing and other stuff that threatens to make your home look like you're competing for a spot on 'Hoarders'? Pack it up and drop it off at Woodbridge High School today or tomorrow. The school's Marching Barrons band is hosting a clothing drive for 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors', a network of volunteer peer support groups that help under-employed and unemployed residents get back to work. The drive takes place on Friday, October 12, from 3 pm to 8 pm, and Saturday, October 13, from 8 am to 12 noon. Donations can be dropped off at the school's auditorium and gym entrance. Items they're looking for are: Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Bob's Discount Furniture is making arts and education easier for WHS students with a financial grant.
Bob's Discount Furniture - along with their customers - knows something about giving back. That's just what they did recently at Woodbridge High School, when the local furniture chain gave $1,000 for the use of students at the school. Michael Klapkin, the Woodbridge store's manager, went to WHS to present the check to Lee Warren, the school principal. "It's greatly appreciated by our staff and students," Warren said as he gathered students from the art department to pose for a picture. Warren said the money will go for "books, computers and related materials." The funding came without conditions, so it's truly found money for Woodbridge High School students. The money is donated by customers at Bob's Discount Furniture stores, explained …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The NJ Department of Education is investigating WHS for cheating allegations on standardized tests. Principal Lee Warren says it never happened.
The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) may be investigating Woodbridge High School based on allegations of cheating, but the school's principal said it's completely unfounded. "There's no cheating here. There's never been cheating here. We don't have that problem," said Woodbridge High School principal Lee Warren in an interview. Warren swore that there is no basis for any accusations of cheating. "I don't know anything about cheating. There isn't any cheating in Woodbridge High School," Warren reiterated. "We haven't done anything." Early in August, Superintendent John Crowe admitted that Woodbridge High School was being investigated for cheating allegations on standardized tests by the NJDOE. That was right after Lois Rotella, the …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
It's not for the reason you think.
The sudden appearance of six NJ State Police vehicles were at Woodbridge High School this afternoon set tongues wagging Thursday. The reason, though, had nothing to do with recent allegations of cheating on standardized tests for which the NJ Dept. of Education is investigating the high school. State police were at Woodbridge High to give a training seminar for Woodbridge police on how to handle a school shooter situation. Signs on the doors to the administrative end of the building said that the third floor was closed for the day, in preparation for the training. That floor was the 'staging area' for the training. "It was a training exercise, for how to handle an 'active shooter' situation," said NJ State Police spokesman Sgt. Brian …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Two principals and three teachers from Ross Street and Avenel Street Schools were suspended following Monday's Board of Education meeting.
The fallout of the cheating scandal at a number of Woodbridge schools began to hit Monday night, as three teachers and two principals were suspended in the wake of the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance’s (OFAC) initial report on cheating at Avenel Street School #4/5 and Ross Street School #11. Third grade teachers John Radzik and Lisa Savillo, both of Avenel Street School, and Stephanie Klecan, who taught at the same school in 2010-’11, as well as Avenel Street School Principal Dara Kurlander and former Ross Street School Principal Sharon Strack were each suspended with pay following a closed session at Monday’s Board of Education meeting at Oak Ridge Heights School #21 in Colonia. Klecan most recently taught at Mawbey …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The high school that is under investigation by the state for cheating on standardized tests just made the list of NJ schools that have shown the most improvement - in areas such as standardized test scores.
One of Woodbridge Township's three high schools under investigation for allegations of cheating on standarized tests was just listed as one of the state's '20 most improved high schools' on a NJ Monthly report ranking secondary schools. In 2010, Woodbridge High School came in 229th out of New Jersey's 328 public high schools, according to the magazine's rankings. This year, Woodbridge High jumped 59 points to achieve a ranking of 170th among the state's public high schools. NJ Monthly took special note of Woodbridge as one of the "Top 20 Most Improved High Schools" for 2012. For the first time, Woodbridge beat one of the two other high schools in the township in the magazine's ranking of secondary institutions by the dramatic 59-point …
Monday, August 20, 2012
From Piano Man to River of Dreams, rock out to Big Shot and all of the Piano Man's biggest hits
Would you rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints? Head out to the field at Woodbridge High School tonight to catch Big Shot, the Long Island-based Billy Joel tribute band that fooled the Piano Man himself, as Joel once told the New York Times that a friend played Big Shot over the phone for him, and he had a hard time believing it wasn’t his own recording. That perfect imitation of Billy Joel’s signature voice and piano style belongs to Mike DelGuidice, the Big Shot band leader who has worked with Joel himself as well as Roger Daltrey of the Who, Donna Summer, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more. In addition to Joel’s hits, DelGuidice and the band are known for throwing in covers of the Beatles, Elton John, Journey, …