Wall High School Knightly News
A Message From Dr. Righi
All juniors will be taking the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment on Monday, March 13, 2023 through Thursday, March 16, 2023.
Juniors will be tested in English/Literacy and Mathematics. These tests are Required to Graduate. The past couple of years we saw this requirement waived, however, all indications seem to be these tests are, once again, required to graduate from a New Jersey High School.
Juniors should arrive to school well-rested and ready to do their best, every school day, especially during testing days.
I'm happy to announce that one of our Wall High School teachers, Samantha Santiago, has been selected as one of this year's recipients of the Crimson Knights Foundation Award. Scroll down to learn more about Mrs. Santiago. Congratulations to another Wall HS superstar!
Please join the Crimson Knights Foundation for their 3rd Annual Gala Awards on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30 PM. This event celebrates and honors distinguished Wall Township Community members.
This year, the Foundation is honoring:
- Steve Jankowski, Professional Musician, Distinguished Alumni Award
- Lt. Todd Lee, Boy Scout Troop 82 and Belmar Police Department, Excellence in Community Leadership Awards
- Samantha Santiago, WHS Teacher and NHS Advisor, Meritorious BOE Employee Award
This event is open to all! Click here for additional information and to purchase tickets.
SAT Prep In-Person Course Offerings at WHS
Prepare for the SAT! Spots available for May and June.
Help Support our WHS Alumni!
The Kile's family home (2182 Terrace Place) was severely damaged in a fire on November 4th. Thankfully, the family and their dog, Daisy, escaped safely. Please join the community for a night of dinner, dancing and support at the Spring Lake Manor on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 6pm-10pm. Proceeds to benefit the Kile family.
For questions, please contact:
Maria Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-363-9945 or Denise Madden at 917-686-7400
Student Highlight 🎒
Student of the Month
- Justin Davis (9th)
- Payten Kessler (10th)
- Damien Clayton (11th)
- Alexandra Zamaloff (12th)
- Heath Reinhardt (9th)
- Marisa Amitie (10th)
- Matthew Girardy (11th)
- Brynn Heaney (12th)
Knight of the Week
- Sam Elliot (10th) Week of 1/2/23
- Caroline O'Hara (10th) Week of 1/9/23
- Massimo Peduto (9th) Week of 1/16/23
- Moustafa Sherif (11th) Week of 1/23/23
- Farrah Shallan (11th) Week of 01/31/2023
- Luca Rulli (9th) Week of 02/06/2023
- Brendan McCay (9th) Week of 02/13/2023
- Kaleigh Heinze (12th) Week of 2/21/2023
- Nicholas Mackie (11th) Week of 02/27/2023
Student of Marking Period Two
- Evelyn Kunycky (12th) Art
- Tyler Armenti (11th) Business
- Meegan Kappy (10th) Consumer Science
- Hannah Kernis (12th) English
- Nelly Bianchi (11th) Math
- Gemma Ferris (10th) Media TV
- Jared McLaughlin (11th) Music
- Jennevieve Dellett (9th) NNDCC
- Robin Glackin (9th) PE/Health
- Sophia Koepping (9th) Science
- Justin Wright (12th) Social Studies
- Jack Findley (9th) Technology Education
- Diala Sukayri (12th) World Language
Art Educators of NJ Youth Art Month State Awards 🎨
Congratulations to Kiersten Brown!
Congratulations to Kiersten Brown (12th grade) whose design "Unleash the Crazy" is the winner for this year's Monmouth Teen Arts Festival Program Cover Design. These programs are provided to every student, parent and teacher attending the festival in Monmouth County!
Congratulations to Monica Kirschenbaum, Ellie Hartz, and Evelyn Kunycky!
Whose artworks have been selected to represent Monmouth County at this year's Art Educators of New Jersey Youth Art Month State Awards!
Pictured: Monica Kirschenbaum (11th), Ellie Hartz (11th), and Evelyn Kunycky (12th)
⛷️ Clubs & Activities 🐾
Dames Ball 💃🕺
On Friday, February 24, 2023, sophomores danced the night away at the Dames Ball held at Jumping Brook Country Club!
Congratulations to our King and Queen, Jackson Lemongelli & Alexa DiRocco!
Dames Ball Court
Pictured: Michael Southwell, Jack Wilton, Christian Suckey, Charlie Mahoney, Jackson Lemongelli, Alexa DiRocco, Caroline O'Hara, Adison Byrne, Erynn Richey, and Caitlin Steitz
The Environmental Club: Camp Evans Community Clean Up 🌎
The Environmental Club participated in a hike and community clean up at Camp Evans in partnership with the Wall Department of Public Works!
Pictured: Izzy Esposito, Katie Doran, Mariya Dunda, Sophia White, Mackenzie Reilly, Max Ilin, Olive Stockton and Mr. Tennant
Guitar Club: MC Teen Arts Festival! 🎸
- The Guitar Club will play at the Monmouth County Teen Arts Festival on Friday, March 17th at Brookdale's Lincroft Campus.
- Save the Date: The Guitar Club's Spring concert at WHS on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM in the WHS Auditorium.
Mid-Year Highlights: WHS Art 🎨
Play the video below to view the talent of our amazing students!
WHS Ice Hockey Team VS. NJ State Troopers 🏒
Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 pm at the Jersey Shore Arena the WHS Ice Hockey Team will vs. the NJ State Troopers in a charity Hockey Game. All the players will be skating for someone who is or has battled cancer. The funds raised from this event will help a very special WHS student who is currently battling cancer.
Class Selection for the 2023-24 School Year
The parent portal is open, so students and parents can enter course requests. It is very important for students to have requests entered in the portal to give them the best chance of getting the courses they want. Our Program of Studies is updated for the 2023-24 school year, scheduling information can be found at:
WHS School Counseling Department-Scheduling
*Counselors will be meeting with students over the next couple of weeks to finalize course requests.
JUNIORS: YouScience is Now Available on Scoir
Please complete your Aptitute test on YouScience by May 1, 2023.
- Log in to Scoir (click here)
- Go to "Me"
- "View Profile"
- "Career Profile"
- "Go to YouScience"
SENIORS: Scholarships 💰
Seniors, keep checking our WHS Counseling website for updated scholarships!
The registration deadline is April 7, 2023
👨🏫 Staff Highlight 👩🏫
Congratulations Mrs. Samantha Santiago!
The Meritorious BOE Employee Award will be presented to Wall High School Teacher and NHS Advisor Samantha Santiago. Ms. Santiago is a highly qualified educator with a background in biological sciences, health education, and psychology. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Quinnipiac University, a Master of Arts in Health Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and is currently working towards her Doctorate in Education in Higher Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a focus on mental health and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ student community in higher education institutions. She has ten years of experience teaching general education and special education students in various subjects such as biology, anatomy and psychiatry, environmental science, and AP and CP psychology. Her goal is to create safe and inclusive spaces for learning and materials tailored to her students' unique needs. Samantha draws her inspiration from her husband and children and in her free time enjoys reading, being near the ocean, and spending time with her rescue pitbull.
Save the Date 📅
Light the Night for the Shore CommUnity
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 06:00 PM
Allaire community farm
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, May 6, 2023, 08:00 AM
Wall High School, 18th Avenue, Wall Township, NJ, USA
Guitar Club Spring Concert
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 07:00 PM
Wall High School: 732-556-2000
School Counseling Office: 732-566-2000 x2700