Monday, May 6, 2013
Wolfpack rides high into championship campaign.
Editor's note: The following was submitted by Steve LaGueux on behalf of the West Morris Central Girls Track Team. The West Morris Central girls’ track and field team concluded their most successful regular season in over two decades in thrilling fashion against Mendham Tuesday. The meet actually began on April 10 but was stopped halfway through the schedule of events due to a thunderstorm. Tuesday’s festivities consisted of the remaining events that had yet to be completed earlier this month. As the meet wound to a conclusion, West Morris needed the 5 first place points in the final event to tie Mendham. With her entire team watching and cheering, WMC’s top pole vaulter, Marlena Paz, came through under pressure to win with a vault of 9 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Chester doctor outfits Central, Mendham High School sports teams with dental protection.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
West Morris Central’s spring musical, based on the first nine chapters of the Book of Genesis, runs March 14-16.
This Thursday, Friday and Saturday West Morris Central High School is bringing to life the first nine or so chapters of the Book of Genesis as part of the musical Children of Eden. “The selection of Children of Eden as this year’s musical production was no accident. Between Superstorm Sandy and the massacres in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, the year 2012 was not without its list of hardships and tragedies,” said second year director Jeff Hogan. “Moreover, within the past decade, we have witnessed so much devastation that today’s parents are often left wondering about the kind of world in which we are raising our children," Hogan said. "With this year’s production, the members of Children of Eden’s cast and crew seek to mollify…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Three seniors head down to Atlantic City seeking individual New Jersey wrestling championships.
To be successful, a high school wrestler needs to have a mindset unlike other athletes. He trains with a team, yet he faces his opponent as an individual. The focus and determination necessary in the sport needs to be at an unbreakable point. For three West Morris Central seniors, that focus and determination will be put to the ultimate test this weekend. For just the third time in school history, three Wolfpack wrestlers are heading to the annual New Jersey state championships at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The last time such a feat occurred? It was 1990. Half a decade before any of the grapplers were even born. Nick Matthews, Brandon Carcuffe and Adam Kratch will work their way through brackets to outlast 23 other wrestlers in their…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
For the first time since 1990, three Wolfpack wrestlers will vie for the top spot in New Jersey.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Board will vote on giving Chester, Mendham residents ability to go to West Morris Central as enrollment packs Mendham High School's classes.
Mendham High School is “bursting at the seams,” according to West Morris Regional High School Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast, and has proposed to the board of education a measure that has never been approved in the history of the district. At its March 25 meeting, the board will decide to give Mendham High School students the option of attending West Morris Central High School if they are interested in doing so. Mendham High School currently has its largest enrollment ever, Pendergrast said, and has noticed in the past few years that the approximately 20 to 30 students who would normally go to private school after graduating eighth grade have not done so. “We’re looking at a situation where we just won’t have the classrooms to put the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
West Morris Central student newspaper gives insight to wide variety of topics.
In just its second year of print under the direction of Doctor Amelia Wright, the West Morris Central student newspaper, "The Paw," continues to evolve journalistically and take on real world topics for the school community. In its Februrary issue, attached to this article as a PDF, student journalists tackle new school security measures, an enormous Restore the Shore effort, and the ills of teen driving, along with reaction to the validity of Kyleigh's Law. The publication offers sports recaps and highlights along with insight about the Fiscal Cliff and whether students should take Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes. Take a look for yourself, and enjoy!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
West Morris Central hosts Japanese education delegates for proficiency in academic program.
At a recent West Morris Regional High School District board of education meeting, Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast said, “In order to be the best district, we need to have the best programs available,” for students. As an established International Baccalaureate (IB) district, West Morris Central and Mendham High School are among just a handful in New Jersey with the offerings. And it’s those offerings that piqued the interests of educators from the other side of the globe. In the fall of 2012, Rutgers University professor Karen Pickering reached out to West Morris Central’s Debbie Gonzalez, the school’s IB Coordinator. Her inquiry was as flattering as it was random, Gonzalez said. Delegates from the Japanese Ministry of Education would be…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Senior Tim Salmon records decisive victory for the Wolfpack.
Saturday, January 12
The West Morris Central and Hackettstown boys fencing teams came down to the final match with the Wolpack pulling out a 14-13 win Thursday night. Senior epee fencer Tim Salmon recorded a 5-2 win in the decisive bout. David Sherer was undefeated in all three of his bouts in epee. On Monday, the boys team beat Butler, 17-10. WMC boys are 3-0 so far this season. The boys competed at the Cetrulo Tournament at Voorhees on Saturday. The WMC girls beat Hackettstown 16-11 on Thursday. Junior Anastasia Enriquez scored the deciding bout. Enriquez and junior Erin Dietsche went undefeated in all three of their bouts in foil. Freshman Holly Vaccarella, sabre, scored her first varsity win. On Monday, WMC girls beat Butler 22-5. First year epee fencer, …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wolfpack fall to Morris Knolls in second meet of season.
Monday, December 17, 2012
West Morris Central Swim team had its second meet against Morris Knolls High School at County College of Morris on Thursday. Both the girls and boys teams suffered their second loss of the season. However, there were outstanding performances by members of both teams. These, in turn, were reflected in Central achieving higher final scores. The freshman girls continued to show their prowess this early in the season. Freshman Castaneda dominated both the 200 yard IM and the 500 yard Free events. Placing second in the 200 yard Free and third in the 500 yard Free was Freshman Kowalewski. And Freshman Crowley took third in the 50 yard Free and second in the 100 yard Free. Sophomore McKenna finished second in the 100 yard Fly. Junior Sabrina…