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News from Mrs. Dutt for Parents


There will be a very important presentation for parents about drug prevention and vaping. Vaping as you may know is a deemed an epidemic by the Attorney General. Our students at NWR are no exception to this national crisis.

There will be a parent information session on 2/13 called The Truth About Vaping which will begin at 6:00 in the Auditorium. Prior to this will be a program called Hidden In Plain Sight beginning at 5:30. This presentation is centered around a teenager's bedroom that is set up as part of the event to allow parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to explore a mock teenager's bedroom to see and identify drug paraphernalia and hiding places along with other signs that may indicate alcohol or other drug use by a teen.

Free free to call Tina Ritchie at Ext 1303 with any questions.

Staff Highlight - Presenters at NJ TECHSPO '19

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Mr. Morris, Ms. Diaz, Ms. Matash and Mr. Biery

Last week four of our staff members presented in Atlantic City, NJ at the reknown TECHSPO event. This event hosted more than 1,800 attendees and presenters. This event brings together educators from all over to learn about the power of technology in education.

Our teachers made us extremely proud on their workshop called, "Podcasting for a Means of Differentiation and Staff Team Building." They discussed how podcasting can be a means of differentiating for all learner. They also highlighted how they are the driving force behind staff podcasts to build community and collaboration among teachers. Most importantly they presented the necessary technology to run a podcast and how truly cost effective it can be for districts.

Great job team! You made North Warren very proud!

Sports Highlight

Patriot Girls Basketball

The girls basketball team is currently 14-3 and having a winning season and they are a "young team" with many freshmen and sophomore girls. They have really stepped up this year and we are very proud of them.

On Saturday, the girls take on Hunterdon Central here at North Warren in the quarter finals at noon. We have never previously reached the quarter finals. Please come out to support our team and coaches if you are free this Saturday.

Below is the article that was on the front page of the NJ Herald Sports section last Sunday discussing their road to the quarterfinals.

Student Highlights

NWR Art Program

NWR Art students won big awards and scholarships at the prestigious Mt Olive Art Invitational this past week. Although the prestigious invitational featured work from some of the biggest (and wealthiest) districts in the state, North Warren took home some major accolades:

Senior Julia Rutherford placed 3rd out of over 140 incredible works of art with her stunning still life in oil paint.

Junior Samantha Dwornikoski won a scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design with one of her intriguing graphite masterpieces.

Freshman Dan Kochanowski won a scholarship to Montseurrat College of Art with his refreshingly original "Monster Mash" illustrations.

Junior Jacob Smith's "Nightmares" illustration was also quite popular if the constant crowd of people admiring and photographing it was any indication!


Middle School Chess Club and Gifted and Talented

Please congratulate our 2 Middle School teams who ranked Second and Third place in the Warren County Middle School Chess Tournament!! Several of these students are in Gifted & Talented as well as Chess Club. Special thanks to Ms. Eisner for organizing our attendance in this event!

2nd Place Team

James Castillo, Zach Zebrun, Maksimus Miniewicz, Richard Pilny

3rd Place Team

Max Jaronsky, Nick Licata, Jackson Yawger, Griffin Messina


NWR Sophomore Kate Stauffer won the TCLP (Teachers of Critical Languages Program) "Student of the Month for January". One student can win the prize from each of the TCLP schools in the US each month. Kate was chosen among hundreds of students in 17 schools in the country. Kate is enrolled in Mandarin 2 at NWR. Congratulations Kate!

Middle School Activities

  • Middle School Superhero Week: The middle school students and staff spent a week recognizing heroes that are important to them and doing hero themed activities. They shared positive messages with their classmates and dressed up as their favorite Superhero.A hero is defined in the dictionary as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Most of the students chose their parents as their superhero! This event was sponsored by the new Pass It Along Club.
  • MS Sweetheart Dance: This dance is a semi-formal on February 15 from 6-8
  • MS Student Council: Penny Race to raise funds for the American Heart Association is running from Feb.1- Feb 28. Middle school student council will be holding a penny race in the month of February to raise funds to donate to the American Heart Association. This is how it works: There are three jars, one for Mr. Straub, one for Mr. Stoll, and one for Mr. Palmer. The teacher who earns the least amount of points will be pied in the face by the teacher who earns the most points. Jars are placed at the end of the hallway and will be in the lunch room during lunch for students to participate.
  • Spring Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser that was passed out to middle school students is due to Miss Bigley and Ms. Beam by March 8.

High School/All School Activities

First Robotics: In January, the team learned of the challenge scenario for this year's competition. After spending time, developing a strategy and designing this year's robot, the team began building and programming various aspects of the robot to meet the challenge, the team is well on our way to completing their robot by the deadline. The team has also been very busy with various fundraisers and getting sponsors for this years team, while developing new logos for various team varketing efforts. The next week and a half will find the team practicing game simulations to be prepared for the competitions. Upcoming Competitions for Robotics: March 9th and 10th at Mount Olive High School and March 16th and 17th at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. More information to follow as times are made available. We thank you for your support and hope to see you at the competitions!

This year's Prom will be at the Stroudsmoor Inn this year on May 10th. Tickets sales run from Feb 11 to Feb 14. Individual tickets are $75 and couple tickets are $140. Half the money is due at time of sign-up. Please review the link below for the dress code.

Interact Club: Community Talent Show Applications are now available on NW website!

Sophomore Class: Gertrude hawk chocolate sales continue.

This year's High School Musical is MAMMA MIA! Come out to support our program.

Friday, March 29 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 pm

Peer Leadership: PL is hosting a dodgeball session to proactively inform middle school students about the dangers of Juuling. High School students will start playing dodgeball w/MS, then as game progresses, facts will be shared during the game. In the end, they will hear facts, and learn escape answers to how to handle removing themselves from the situation, etc.

Spanish Honor Society: Students have been enjoying Spanish Immersion Fun Lunch by joining students during unit lunch to play games and converse in Spanish. This occurs every other Thursday in the MS cafeteria.

Yearbook Update

Yearbook Sales: Yearbooks are on sale for $115. They can be purchased at or send in a check made payable to: NWR Yearbook

Senior Baby Ads: Parents should have received all calls, emails from Balfour & yearbook staff with information about purchasing & creating Senior Baby Ads. Information has also been posted on the school website. If you know Senior parents, please encourage parents to write a message for the graduating senior. DEADLINE: March 1st.

Business Ads: Businesses have received emails from the yearbook staff with information about purchasing space for an ad. If you know any local business owner, please encourage them to support the Yearbook.

Student Safety and Security

Parents and Guardians - please talk to your children about using extra caution during winter driving, responsible driving in general and always maintaining adherance to traffic laws. We occasionally receive complaints about erratic student driving from the community.

North Warren Regional PTO

The NWR PTO purchased and donated gorgeous chairs for our student programs to use. They were dedicated at a recent basketball game but will be available for various events at the school. Thank you PTO!

Announcement: NWR PTO rescheduled PTO Meeting to Feb. 27 at 6:30 pm in the MS Multipurpose room. Please come out to support us!

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