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Thursday, April 22
- Upper School Science Fair at 6 p.m. in the AP Room

- Hope For Haiti Silpada Designs Fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Oakwood Room. See announcement below for details.

Friday, April 23
- Dr. Kunar's Upper School physics students will travel to St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark for a tour of the hospital's radiology department with Dr. Suresh Mody, Board of Trustees member, the father of Devi '10 and Kush '13, and the Chairman of Radiology at St. Michael's.

Saturday, April 24
- Senior Italian Night/Auction at 6 p.m. in the AP Room. See announcement below for details.

Thursday, April 29
- Upper School Art Exhibit at 6:30 p.m. in the school foyer and hallways

- Upper School Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the AP Room







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ROMEO, ROMEO!...A performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was presented on April 19 for Middle School students and Dr. David Berry's Upper School English students. The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents' Association funded the performance, which was organized by Lori Brown-James (current parent). The cast is pictured above as the students ask questions following the play.


THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

Take a peek at the pictures that made history this week at Wardlaw-Hartridge!







ON THE ROAD AGAIN...Rhona Eserner, Upper School Head, tests out one of the auction items - the EV Rides Electric Personal Transporter (valued at $950) - a few days before it becomes available for bidding at the Senior Italian Night/Auction on April 24.


Senior Italian Night/Auction This Saturday! Exciting Auction Items Available!

The annual Senior Class Italian Night/Auction will be held this Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m. in the AP Room! Italian Night consists of a wonderful Italian dinner followed by an auction led by Roland Marionni, Upper School chemistry teacher.

To view a full catalog of the auction items, click here.











Hope For Haiti Fundraiser This Evening Features Silpada Jewelry Designs!

This evening, Thursday, April 22, from 7 to 9 p.m.,you are invited to a party with a purpose - a fabulous fundraiser with Silpada Designs in the Oakwood Room at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School. Stop by and bring a friend to have a Martini and see the beautiful handcrafted .925 Sterling Silver jewelry with 15% of every item purchased donated to Wardlaw-Hartridge's Hope For Haiti fundraising efforts. To learn more details, click here.







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MAYORAL SALUTE...Dawn Francavilla, Director of Student Life, proudly posed with Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano after receiving her Hometown Hero Award from the United Way of Central Jersey. The mayor was already familiar with Ms. Francavilla's volunteer and outreach endeavors.


Dawn Francavilla Named United Way of Central Jersey's Hometown Hero

On the evening of April 15, Dawn Francavilla, Director of Student Life, was honored as a 2010 United Way of Central Jersey "Hometown Hero" at a special reception at the Hess Corporate Center in Woodbridge. Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling, and Allyson Schieve, Director of the Writing Center, also attended the reception.









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LET'S DISCUSS...Tony Wagner's "The Global Achievement Gap" is discussed by faculty/staff members in Upper Snowdon Library on April 19.


Festive Faculty/Staff Book Discussion & Dinner Focuses on "Global Achievement Gap"

Faculty and staff members were all abuzz on the afternoon of April 19 as they anticipated a lively book discussion and dinner with their colleagues. They had read Tony Wagner's "The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need - And What We Can Do About It." The delicious gourmet Italian meal was prepared by Roland Marionni, US chemistry teacher, and Alessandra Cozzi, US history and Italian teacher. MS teachers and Kathy Meier, LS science and technology teacher, contributed various dessert items.









CHINA-BOUND...James O'Halloran, Dean of Students and history teacher, poses in his office. He will attend the 2010 China Study Tour from July to August.


James O'Halloran Selected to Attend 2010 China Study Tour This Summer

James O'Halloran, Dean of Students and Upper School history teacher, will attend the China Institute's Study Tour on History, Culture and Sustainable Development from July 19 to August 9. The program of workshops and site visits will allow Mr. O'Halloran, who is one of 15 selected qualified educators, to experience China first-hand.









PRESTIGIOUS HONOR...Sofia Tamayo, Middle School Spanish and Prima Lingua teacher, poses with a copy of the letter from the AATF informing her that she received the 2010 AATF Summer Scholarship to McGill University.


Sofia Tamayo Awarded Only Scholarship for McGill University through AATF

Sofia Tamayo, Middle School Spanish and Prima Lingua teacher, recently learned that she was the only recipient of a 2010 American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Summer Scholarship to McGill University offered by the Centre d'Education Permanente at McGill.









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PERFECT SCORE...Christopher Hillenbrand '15 is pictured with Ean Plotkin, Middle School Latin teacher, after receiving a certificate, purple ribbon and laurel wreath for attaining a perfect score on the National Latin Exam.


National Latin Awards Presented to Middle Schoolers

Ean Plotkin, Middle School Latin teacher, presented certificates to National Latin Award winners during Middle School Lunch on April 16.









DISTINCT HONOR...Saheela Ibraheem '11 will attend the New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences in July.


Saheela Ibraheem '11 Selected to Attend Governor's School

Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling, reported that Saheela Ibraheem '11 has been selected as a New Jersey Governor’s School Scholar for the 26th New Jersey Governor’s School in the Sciences to be held at Drew University from July 11 to July 31.









Milika Griffiths '12


Milika Griffiths '12 Named to All-State Chorus

Sharon Byrne, music teacher, announced at Morning Meeting on April 19 that Milika Griffiths '12 was named to the New Jersey All-State Mixed Chorus.









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EARTH ANGEL...Arianna Angel '24 shows the cup of soil and seeds that she has planted in Kathy Meier's Lower School science and technology class.


Lower School Students Celebrate Earth Day

Kathy Meier, Lower School science and technology teacher, reported on the activities students have been working on to focus on the importance of Earth Day, April 22. These activities will be ongoing and will continue into May.











Rams Varsity Baseball Team to Recognize Autism Awareness

Patricia Malizia, Director of Athletics, has announced that the Rams Varsity Baseball team will participate in special activities to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month.











SAVE THE DATE: Lower School Art Show - May 14

You are cordially invited to attend The Wardlaw-Hartridge Lower School Art Show on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Invitations have already been sent home with Lower School students, so save the date!











RAMS IN THE NEWS

Patricia Malizia, Director of Athletics, reported the following news items:









TEAM SPIRIT...Members of the Boys' Varsity Tennis Team are pictured with volunteer assistant coach Andres Pulido '09 and Coach Bob Bynum in front of the ShopRite in Edison where the team bagged groceries for a fundraiser, earning $454!


Rams Boys' Tennis Team Raises $454 at ShopRite Fundraiser

The Wardlaw-Hartridge Boys' Varsity Tennis team participated in a fundraising event courtesy of the ShopRite supermarket in Edison on April 18.











Rams Soccer Camp Will Be Offered in June

Wardlaw-Hartridge Girls' Varsity Soccer Coach, Jackie MacLean, will offer a Rams Soccer Camp in June. To learn more and to register, click here.


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Post on Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:40 pm  Commander Ali

Nice! Good idea Alam!

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Post on Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:27 am  zangetsuosan

news moderator? Very Happy

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Post on Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:33 am  Commander Ali

Haha, actually either this year or the next writers from the beacon are going to be here. I will keep you in mind for the next time we get mods, ok?

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Post on Fri May 07, 2010 6:21 pm  i4sci

not very new

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