WW-P High School North

Home of the Northern Knights- January 11-15th

Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 11th: 3:00pm-GCN Training


Thursday, January 14th: 10:40am-Swing Dance Competition @Gymnasium


Friday, January 15th: 7:40am- Mug & Muffin @Rm. 113/114

Reminder: General Faculty Meeting (1/11) will be used for GCN training


Please use this time on Monday, January 11th to work on the completion of your GCN training requirements. We will also use our general faculty meeting time to support this training on February 1st.

If, for some reason, you need directions to the site, etc. they are listed below:

1. Log in at http://www.gcntraining.com
2. Click LOGIN TO VIEW TRAININGS (green bar on the right side)
3. Select EXISTING USER- I HAVE A PERSONAL ID
4. Enter the WW-P Organizational ID: 51354w
5. Create/Enter your own personal password

Remember, all WW-P employees need to complete these trainings as required by the NJ Department of Education no later than March 4, 2016. If you have any additional questions please reach out to Charity Fues at charity.fues@ww-p.org for assistance.

Pie Fundraiser a Success!

Congrats to the HSN Cheerleaders and Coach Kitson for their fundraising efforts to support their trip to the National Cheerleading Championships! They were able to raise over $500. and brought students and staff together in a fun way. Also, congrats to Carl Romero who raised the most money and was rightfully "pied" as our 2015-16 Champion (he is pictured below on the right...it's hard to know that is actually him).
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HSN student, Rishitha Thambireddy wins National Award!!

Congrats to Rishitha and her teacher, Kelly Vostal on this great accomplishment!!


In case you did not see Kelly's email earlier, please read below:


I am very excited to share with you that one of our students has been chosen as a National Award winner for the 2016 National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing! (NCWIT info link)

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the national level (sponsored by Bank of America) and at the local level (sponsored by Microsoft).

Chosen as one of 35 winners out of a pool of 3,100 applicants (this year's Aspirations Award competition was the biggest yet), this student is now part of a very exclusive group of accomplished and inspiring young women who have won the National Award in years past.

Our National Award winner will be recognized this spring at an Award Ceremony and showcase at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, to which she earned an all-expense paid weekend trip, provided by Bank of America.

This student excelled in my Introduction to Computer Programming course in 2014-2015 and is currently an AP Computer Science student of Mr. Connolly.

Please join me in congratulating sophomore Rishitha Thambireddy. We are very proud to have her representing our district and rapidly growing STEM program.

Please visit Rishitha’s award recognition page here: https://www.aspirations.org/users/rishitha-65115
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Coming Soon: Professional Development Committee

I am interested in creating some type of committee with an emphasis on professional development at HSN. To start, I’d like to set up some times during the day later this month to sit down w. reps from different departments. I'm trying to get some insight into where we’ve been and where we are in an effort to ultimately support where we are going. I’d like to meet by department, given histories and experiences may be different depending on what people teach. A departmental approach would provide more opportunity to talk in depth at this point.

I would ask that each department send me an email by the end of the day next Friday (1/15) with the names of a few teachers (2-4/5) who would be interested in talking w. me. Please include a day and time during the four day rotation where each of these people are free.

Thanks for your help.

Jon

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