Wall High School Knightly News
A Message From Dr. Righi
I’m so happy to report that the school year is off to a great start. Students came in ready to go and the faculty and staff always stand ready to work hard to support our students!
This year’s Back to School Night was a huge success. Thank you to those of you who sent me emails regarding how happy you are with your child’s teachers and classes.
As we enter October, I am pleased to note that I will be returning later in the month to help with the transition of leadership at the high school.
In the meantime, enjoy our Pep Week planned for October 16-21, culminating with a return of our Homecoming Dance scheduled for Saturday, October 21st.
October is also a big month for our seniors. Making plans for college, the military, or the workforce continues in earnest this month.
I’m so proud of our staff and students and grateful to be able to work alongside such wonderful people.
Let’s make October another month of achievement, growth, and community involvement.
✏️ PSAT 10th & 11th Grades: October 11th
All students will report to school at their regular time and will follow an early dismissal schedule, concluding at 11:45 a.m.
Students taking the PSAT will report to their assigned testing room. Additional details about the schedule of activities will be shared with seniors.
❗✏️ Important PSAT Information for Parents of 9, 10 & 11 Graders
Beginning in the fall of 2023, the PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT will be making a full transition from a paper/pencil exam to a digital exam. All students will take the Digital PSAT/NMSQT at Wall High School and are automatically registered for this test.
Test Day: Wednesday, October 11 *early dismissal (11:45 am) for all students*
Taking the PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT can encourage a student to start thinking seriously about life after high school, about college and career goals, and about the education needed to reach those goals. The PSAT/NMSQT has been designed to mirror the SAT.
Students can prepare for this exam by reviewing the information in the PSAT/NMSQT® Student Guide. There is also additional practice available online. The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide free SAT online practice.
Wall High School provides all students with academic opportunities needed to prepare them for college and beyond. Participation in the PSAT/NMSQT is an important step in preparing for college.
Taking the PSAT/NMSQT provides the following advantages to students:
It measures the reading, math, and writing skills needed for college and career planning. After the test, students will retrieve their online score report that will highlight opportunities to strengthen academic skills. Students can use the score report to show strengths and weaknesses pertaining to college readiness.
Prepares students for taking the SAT.
Juniors who score well may qualify for National Merit Recognition and Scholarships.
It provides valuable information to parents and students on student potential for advanced academics in high school.
What Should Students Bring on Test Day?
School issued Chromebook (make sure it is charged!!) Your device should be able to hold a charge for 3–4 hours.
A pen or pencil for scratch work (No. 2 pencil not required)
College Board approved calculator. There’s a graphing calculator built into the app, but you can bring your own if you like. If a student needs a hand-held calculator, please contact your child’s school counselor.
Score Reports will be available electronically to students in their College Board account 4-6 weeks after the test.
Hackensack Meridian: Positive Parenting Talk Series
Hackensack Meridian is hosting an upcoming Parent/Guardian Talk Series: Positive Parenting on September 28, 2023.
- Please click here to view the flyer.
💰 Fundraisers 💰
❄️ Project Snowflake: Donations Needed
As always, we REALLY need your help this year!
Wall High School Parents and community members who are looking for a great cause to donate to during the upcoming holidays - Project Snowflake directly helps our WHS students in need. We currently have 85 Wall High School students that we will be assisting during this holiday season.
We are in MOST need of gift card donations or donations (monetary/check) to purchase gift cards and cover the costs of prom bids, caps/gowns, and other educational needs.
Most needed for holiday gifts:
TARGET, WALMART, VISA. Also needed: FOODTOWN, SHOPRITE, ACME
Thank you, as always for helping us make a difference!
🦸♂️ Clubs & Activities 🎭
Rescheduled to Tuesday, October 3rd
National Honor Society Information for Class Meetings
Based on four fundamental pillars:
Scholarship: To be invited, your GPA must be greater than 3.6.
Service: You will need to provide evidence of community service for each year you are at WHS.
Leadership: Lead by example in the classroom and in the community.
Character: Follow the school rules and be a good person even when no one is watching.
Invitations for candidacy are emailed to qualified juniors and seniors at the beginning of October every year.
Candidate Information Binders are submitted at the beginning of November.
For more information, check the NHS website or stop by C15 during unit lunch.
🤝 Wall High School will be celebrating Week of Respect 🤝
Everyone deserves to be respected.
Wall high School wants to create an environment in which respect is cultivated for one another despite the differences between us. We are working to change what is known as the “Bystander Effect”. This week is dedicated to raising awareness and engage our school community to become an “Upstander” not a “Bystander”!
🌸 Race Through the Decades ☮️
Seniors: 2000's • Juniors: 1980's • Sophomores: 1970's • Freshman: 1960's
Theme days are as follows:
Monday, 10/16: Jersey Day
Tuesday, 10/17: Pajama Day
Wednesday, 10/18: Adam Sandler Day
Thursday, 10/19: Decade Day
Friday, 10/20: Class T-shirt/Spirit Day/Athletic Uniforms
Events are as follows:
Monday, 10/16: Dodgeball Night | 7pm
Tuesday, 10/17: Volleyball | 7pm
Wednesday, 10/18: Powder Puff (Juniors vs. Seniors) | 7pm
Thursday, 10/19: Hall Decorating | 4-8 pm
Friday, 10/20: PEP RALLY/Homecoming Game @ 7 pm
🏈 Friday, October 20th: Pep Rally & Homecoming Game! 🏈
Join us for an afternoon of epic fun and camaraderie at the Pep Rally Extravaganza:
🥚 Egg Smash 🌀 Dizzy Bats 🥔 Potato Sack Race 🕺 Hula Hoop Relay 🔗 Tug of War
But that's just the warm-up! Help us cheer on our classmates before the big Homecoming game
7:00 pm. at the WHS Football Field
Let's unite, show our pride, and set the stage for victory
Dress in your school colors, bring your cheers, and let's make some noise together!
📣 Go Wall Go! 📣
Join us for a night of celebration as we wrap up Pep Week and the Homecoming football game!
Get ready to dance the night away in the spirit of unity and school pride!
👑 Listen for announcements for more information & Homecoming Court voting 🗳️
🍎 Senior College Lessons
**All visits are during Unit Lunch at 10:22 a.m.
in the Counseling Office or the Principal's Conference Room**
More visits may be added. Please check the College Visit Calendar for updates and room location.
🍁 September 🍁
- Tuesday, September 26th: University of New Hampshire
- Wednesday, September 27th: Fairfield University & Rutgers University (Camden)
- Thursday, September 28th: College of Charleston & Monmouth University
🎃 October 🎃
- Monday, October, 2nd: Gettysburg College
- Tuesday, October, 3rd: High Point University
- Wednesday, October 4th: Syracuse University & University of South Carolina
- Thursday, October 5th: Albright College & Delaware Valley University
- Monday, October 9th: Jacksonville University
- Tuesday, October 10th: Bryant University & Rider University
- Thursday, October 12th: Roger Williams University & Stockton University
- Monday, October 16th: Christopher Newport University & West Chester University
- Tuesday, October 17th: Drew University & Providence College
- Wednesday, October 18th: Arcadia University & Lynn University
- Thursday, October 19th: Kean University & Saint Anselm College
- Monday, October 23rd: Neumann University & Stevens Institute of Technology
- Tuesday, October 24th: Ramapo College of NJ & University of Rhode Island
- Wednesday, October 25th: Moravian University & Rutgers University (New Brunswick)
- Thursday, October 26th: Alvernia University & Muhlenberg College
- Monday, October 30th: Seton Hall University
- Tuesday, October 31st: San Diego State University