Wall High School Knightly News
A Message From Dr. Righi
Spring is a wonderful time of year. Seedlings are starting to poke out of the ground and flowers stand ready to bloom. Everything smells fresh and the warm days are welcomed by all of us.
This time of year is special in high schools as well. Activities amp up as everyone gets ready for the end of another school year. Awards programs and special events line our calendar of activities, culminating with Commencement on Friday, June 16.
I hope to see you at one of our many upcoming activities. Whether it's on the athletic field watching our athletes do their best, in our auditorium listening to our music groups perform, or some other event such as the Talent Show, you will always see our students trying their best and striving for excellence. It is truly exhilarating watching our students bloom!
Student Highlight 🎒
Knights of the Month (March)
Jack Belko (12th), William Reinhard (11th), Lindan Chen (9th), and Leah Yates (10th)
Knights of the Week (March)
Jillian Ludwig (12th), Cailtyn Farrell (12th), Nina Kherkheulidze (10th),
Not Pictured: Frances Litterio (12th), and Sophia Burnell (10th)
Students of Marking Period Three!
Congressional Award: Congratulations Nate Attardi!
Wall High School's own Nate Attardi has met the challenges of the United States Congress! Nate has earned the Congressional Award Bronze Medal. To earn the Bronze Medal, each participant must complete at least 100 hours of Voluntary Public Service, which means sharing their time and talent for the betterment of the community, 50 hours of Personal Development, which can include developing social and life skills as well as interests, and 50 hours of Physical Fitness, spent in any way that improves their health and quality of life. Additionally, they must spend at least one overnight trip exploring a new environment or culture. Nate has been consistently working to achieve this award. Congratulations Nate!
Congratulations Nina D'Apolito!
Congratulations to Nina D'Apolito! Nina is the design winner for this year's Monmouth County Youth Art Month Awards. The piece has been selected to go on the invitation that will be sent to all of the Art Educators of New Jersey Monmouth County Youth Art Month participants.
🍦 Highlights from the Spring Pep Rally 🥧
Highlights from the Walt Disney World Senior Trip! 😎🌴
👨🏫 Staff Highlight 👩🏫
🍎 Thank you to Our Teachers! 🍎
THANK YOU for all that you do for our students each and every day! We appreciate you!
Class of 2023: Graduation Lawn Signs
The Wall High School Class of 2024 is sponsoring Graduation Lawn Signs for our 2023 Graduates. The lawn signs will be 16x24” and consist of the student’s Senior or 8th Grade Picture along with a “Wall High School” or “Wall Intermediate School” title above their photo. The cost is $25.00 dollars. You can pick up your signs at either the High School or Intermediate School. Signs can be expected by Wednesday, June 7th.
Class of 2023: Commencement Novelties
Preorder custom class apparel and beautiful bouquets for commencement on June 16th. Preorder online for easy pick up the day of the ceremony.
Peer Leaders & Interact Club: Blessing Bags 🛍️
The Wall High School Peer Leaders and Interact clubs are CHOOSING KIND. They will be making “Blessing Bags” that will be distributed to individuals who are homeless in New Jersey. If you are going away and are staying in a hotel please collect the travel size items that they give you. The items can be dropped off at Wall High School until May 15th.
Here are the NEW items that the students are collecting:
- Travel size shampoo and conditioner
- Travel size soaps and body wash
- Travel size lotion
- Tooth brushes
- Disposable shaving razors
- Travel size toothpaste
- Travel size wipes
- Lip balm
- Granola and Breakfast bars
- Small bottles of water (mini)
Horticulture 2 Classes: Greenhouse Flower Sale 🌷
🤝 Community Service 🤝
Community Service Opportunity: Allenwood MayFair
Allenwood MayFair is looking for high school volunteers to help with games and prizes on May 19th. Community Service hours will be given. Please reach out to Sharon Zanette firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wall Boys Lacrosse Beat Squan!
Congratulations to the Wall boys lacrosse team who won again Manasquan 7-6!
They beat our rivals in a highly anticipated game and we hope to keep it rolling into
Thursday, 4/26 when they play home against St. Rose!
Photo Credit: Gillian Wisniewski
🦸♂️ Clubs & Activities 🎭
D.E.L.T.A & Leadership Club: Light the Night
Local shore families and members of surrounding Wall Township CommUnities are invited to join in an evening of remembrance and celebration of loved ones lost to drug overdose, COVID19, and any other type of loss. Join us Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm at the Allaire Community Farm.
Peer Leaders: Kickball Tournament at Toms River East High School
Many of our Peer Leaders have been working hard during their Physical Education class to promote social inclusion at Wall High School. They are preparing for a kickball tournament at Toms River East High School on May 16th. This tournament is through Unified Sports, which is an offshoot of Special Olympics that is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. We are proud that our Peer Leaders are part of a program that empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to engage with each other through the power of sports.
Pre-Med Club: Liberty Science Center Field Trip
Students from the Pre-Med Club (plus some students from the Anatomy & Physiology Honors and AP Biology classes) went on a field trip on March 3rd to the Liberty Science Center to attend the Meet the Surgeon: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery session. Dr. Samara Friedman, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, showed the students film footage of two surgeries that she performs: the repair of a Monteggia fracture in the forearm, and the replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee with a patellar tendon graft. During the session, students asked Dr. Friedman about the procedures she performed and about her career in medicine.
Heroes & Cool Kids: Class Lessons to the Elementary Schools
During the month of April our Heroes and Cool Kids have been conducting their final lesson for the year in the 5th grade elementary school classes. This visit focuses on the five most dangerous words, "Everyone else is doing it", healthy ways to deal with stress, and peer pressure related to making good choices. They also answer any questions the 5th grade students might have about the transition to WIS and WHS!
Heroes and Cool Kids
Pictured: Patrick Scenna, Mikey Hoarle, Connor Moore, Jack Meyer, Owen Moore, Franny Litterio, Lily McAdam, Gabby Rodriguez, Brynn Heaney, Ava Feher, Meegan Kappy, Erin Farrell, Caitlin Farrell, Caitlyn Steitz, Hannah Kernis, Caroline Coombs, Lydia Mencer
Highlights from the WHS Wellness Conference
March 30, 2023
Scheduling for the 2023-2024 is complete! All students have met with their school counselor and finalized courses for next year. Parents can check their child’s requests in the Genesis Parent Portal under the scheduling tab. Any student who needs to make a change can do so by emailing their school counselor. All changes must be made by Friday, June 2, 2023.
Save the Date 📅
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 06:30 PM
Wall Has Talent
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 06:00 PM
Guitar Club Spring Concert
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 07:00 PM
Friday, May 19, 2023, 06:30 PM
Battleground Country Club, Covenhoven Road, Manalapan Township, NJ, USA
Band/Wind Ensemble Concert
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 07:00 PM
Friday, Jun 2, 2023, 07:00 PM
Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, NJ, USA
College Board SAT
Space is limited! The portal to register for the test is open. Please be sure to register ASAP. Students will need to check in at WHS by 7:45 am.
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023, 08:00 AM
Wall High School, 18th Avenue, Wall Township, NJ, USA
Share the Keys
The next Share the Keys program will be on Monday, June 12th at 12:30pm at WHS. Those who do not have a parking permit yet, but want to park on campus next year as seniors, first need to attend Share the Keys with a parent or guardian. If you attended Share the Keys already you do not have to attend it again. You can simply turn in the required parking application and accompanying paperwork once you have a license and a vehicle.