WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School parents attended either Back To School Night from 7 to 9 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 9, or Back To School Day, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 13, to meet their children’s teachers, see their children’s classrooms, and change classes for several periods, replicating the way their children have to change classes during a typical school day.
The parents were also greeted in the hallways by school administrators and student peer leaders, who provided directions and information about room numbers and locations. During the two hours at the school, the parents attended abbreviated class periods, following their children’s typical school day schedule. Student volunteers were positioned throughout the school at key hallway intersections to answer questions and to direct parents to their next classrooms.
Representatives of several key groups for the school, including the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the Watchung Hills Regional Education Association (WHREA), and the Student Council also attended. Students from sports and activities also attended, some positioning displays and some offering fundraising items, such as sweatshirts, fleece blankets, tulips, and socks.
A group of student musicians from the school’s marching band, the Jazz Ensemble, featuring six saxophones, performed in the school’s entrance hall as parents arrived and dispersed to their children’s first period classroom.
WHRHS Jazz Ensemble
Watchung Hills Regional High School Band members, who call themselves the Jazz Ensemble, provided a musical performance on Back To School Night, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the entrance hall/main lobby of the school. Parents attended either this Back To School Night on Oct. 9, or Back To School Day, 7:30 to 9:30, on Monday, Oct. 13, to meet their children’s teachers. The parents reported to their children’s classrooms. They changed classes for several periods, the way their children must do during a typical school day. And they were greeted in the hallways by school administrators and student peer leaders, who provided directions and information about room numbers and locations. From left are: Scott Brown of Warren Township, Michael Weinfeldt of Gillette, Joe LaScala and Nick Briski of Watchung, and Andrew Morrison and Ben Overzat of Warren Township.
WHRH Student Helpers
A small army of student volunteers were stationed at key intersections throughout the school at Back To School Night, Oct. 9, to help parents find their children’s classrooms. Parents had an abbreviated school day, meet their children’s teachers and changing classes. They had to make it to the next class on-time, just as their children must do every day.
WHRHS Script And Cue
Students who are involved in several activities and sports set up displays, offered opportunities to purchase fundraising items, and represented their activities and sports to parents at Back To School Night, Thursday, Oct. 9, at Watchung Hills Regional High School. Representing Script and Cue, the student theater group, are, from left, Julia Golkin of Warren Township, Jacob Lyons of Watchung and Judy Tounsi of Green Brook Township. The next production of Script and Cue will be “The Diary of Ann Frank,” which will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20, 21, and 22, and a matinee at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22.
WHRHS Student Council
Among the members of the Student Council who attended Back To School Night, Oct. 9, to greet parents and distribute Council information are, from left, Parima Kadikar and Molly Shulan of Warren Township, Lauren Stone of Millington, Claire Chen of Warren Township, Devon Lauderdale of Gillette and Tim Hsueh of Watchung.
WHRHS Field Hockey
Taryn Rotondo, left, and Lauren Trumpore, both of Warren Township, represented the school’s Field Hockey team at Back To School Night, Thursday, Oct. 9. They also sold fundraising Watchung Hills merchandise, including fleece blankets.
Members of the Watchung Hills Regional High School Fencing team, from left, Ian Blakeslee of Stirling, Greg Puccio of Warren Township, and Josh Leski of Millington represented the team at Back To School Night on Oct. 9, offering parents fundraising items, including tulips, socks and bottled water.
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