WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education discussed the use of the Warrior logo at Tuesday’s meeting and agreed to not purchase or approve of booster groups purchasing uniforms, clothing, signs, etc. with the Warrior head icon and/or related symbols,  pending any action that may be taken by the Board upon receipt of the recommendations of a to be formed committee.

The board discussed creating a committee of volunteers from at least each of the following stakeholders (WHRHS administration, WHRHS faculty, WHRHS students, WHRHS alumni, WHRHS parents, members of the communities of Greenbrook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Warren, and leadership of the Lenape Nation) for the purpose of identifying the names and symbols used by WHRHS (to include but not limited to the school mascot logo/name, newspaper name, and yearbook name), determining whether the names and symbols identified are consistent with the school’s mission of inclusivity and respect, and making recommendations to the Superintendent concerning continued future use of the names and symbols identified, any alternative recommendation(s) by the committee, and any recommended acknowledgments of the heritage of the school and communities which are to be reported back to the Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education as soon as practicable, with a progress report by the first scheduled Board of Education meeting in September 2020.

The Superintendent will meet with administration representatives to assess the current curriculum addressing inclusivity and respect regarding our local history and the use of names and symbols by our school and other organizations using similar names and symbols and provide recommendations regarding the current curriculum and any recommended changes during the process of curriculum development for the 2021-2022 school year.