The Glen Echo

As the virus slows, life picks up

June 15, 2020

March saw the closure of non-essential businesses, state parks, gyms, and schools from the growing spread of COVID-19 in the state of New Jersey. As the days began to feel the same, unemployment soared...

Teaching from home, how teachers have adjusted their work life

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board May 18, 2020

For many during this quarantine, adjusting to life at home has been anything but easy. From poor wifi connections to network overloads, stress and anxiety have been prominent, yet it has not hindered how...

The front page of the demographic study created by Dr. Richard S. Grip.

A summarized look at the recent demographic report

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board March 9, 2020

The Glen Rock Board of Education recently held a public meeting on Feb. 11, 2020, discussing the recent school district demographic report. This 50-page report was requested by the Board of Education to...

Holiday department decorating contest

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board February 3, 2020

In December, faculty members participated in an office decoration contest that saw, fierce competition in an effort to show their holiday spirit. The idea came along after the English Department’s tradition...

High school nurse Ms. Robin Leone sitting at her desk in the nurses office.

Q&A with high school nurse

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board January 14, 2020

Q&A with high school nurse, Ms. Robin Leone. Hornish: What's your name?  Leone: Robin Leone Hornish: And what's your job at GRHS?  Leone: I'm the high school nurse.  Hornish: And...

The first-ever mindful breathing session took place on Oct. 24. The session saw no students but English teacher Randi Metsch-Ampel sees success in the future for these sessions.

Mindful breathing to counter student stress

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board November 13, 2019

Starting Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch, ten-minute mindful breathing Sessions will be held for students feeling overwhelmed from school and extracurriculars. These sessions will take place during...

Federal law enforcement officers during firearms training exercises at indoor firing range

Ridgewood needs to include Glen Rockers on police firearms range

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board November 1, 2019

The Village of Ridgewood is looking into the development of an indoor firearms range for its police department on a village-owned property in Glen Rock. As of now, Glen Rock citizens have not been included...

Set supplies on stage for fall theater production.

Theater company begins rehearsing fall production

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board October 30, 2019

The Glen Rock High School Theater Company started rehearsals for its fall production Arabian Nights by Dominic Cooke.  Auditions were held in September with rehearsals starting immediately after the...

Armed security officers should be allowed in schools

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board October 14, 2019

From the years 2000 to 2017, there were 153 casualties at elementary and secondary schools from active shooter incidents. These are institutions with children ranging in age from five to 18years-old and...

Karina Roze, Junior, throws a Javelin at Penn Relays.

Track star breaks school record

by Ryan Hornish, Copy Editor June 6, 2019

Right arm raised next to her face, javelin gripped tightly, the junior begins her sprint down the runway, launching the sharpened pole down the field behind the white foul line. The javelin soars in the...

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