The Glen Echo

Summer reading option favorites

These are sample summer reading books from various grades. Calico Joe, by John Grisham is for incoming 9th graders, The Chosen, by Chaim Potok for the incoming 10th graders, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen for the incoming 11th graders , and The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini for incoming 12th graders.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

June 18, 2016

The Glen Rock High School has posted their summer reading assignments on the school website. The summer reading for the English courses are unlike those for many of the other classes. The English courses give you a list of choices of books to read, while other classes gives you an assigned book. ...

School faced with internet troubles

A common webpage that would pop up while trying to access school fusion while the webpage was down.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

June 13, 2016

Glen Rock High School has had some recent troubles with the internet, and particularly School Fusion on June 7. "The internet crashes can be anywhere from faulty hardware to an outage related to the Internet service provider,” Rich Santos, network administrator of the technology department, said...

New boys’ soccer head coach fills vacancy

The lower turf where the majority of the soccer games are played.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016

The new varsity soccer coach will be former J.V. coach Casey Shick. Former varsity coach, Paul Cusack, will not be returning with the team next season. He played as a student with the program for four years and has been coaching for the past six years. “He wanted to spend time with his f...

The Glen Echo releases new mobile app

The Glen Echo app's homescreen. The app has different tabs for different types of articles and the front page shows the newest articles.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

The Glen Echo has released its mobile app for android and iOS devices. The app officially launched on Jan. 10 and has been undergoing testing and fixes. The idea of launching an application for the school newspaper wasn’t a new idea for The Glen Echo adviser, Mr. Jason Toncic. “I wanted to...

What’s that old machine in the media center?

The microfilm viewer machine that takes in the film and displays the newspaper for the reader to read.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

January 11, 2016

Within the walls of the Glen Rock media center is a microfilm machine that reads film that dates back to before the civil war. The microfilm machine uses film to project old newspapers. The media center only has The New York Times because it was the only large-scale newspaper company that da...

Media Center relaxes policies during lunch period

Inside the Glen Rock High School/Middle School media center, the rules that normally govern behavior are relaxed during the block lunch period.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

The Glen Rock Middle/High School media center has experienced a growth in activity during High School’s lunch period, or fourth block. The media center has a set of rules and policies posted on its fusion page. Some of those policies include: Please keep talking to a minimum. Speak in a low voice. No food, gum, candies or drinks in Med...

Student newspaper staff shows spirit for National Journalism Day

Shirts were sold in the Hamilton Lobby on Monday, Nov. 16 to support National Journalism Day and awareness of The Glen Echo, the student newspaper.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

Schools across the nation celebrated National Journalism Day on Nov. 17. Glen Rock had its own way of marking the occasion. Glen Rock students wore shirts supporting their school’s online newspaper, The Glen Echo, the platform on which this article is published. The shirts are long sleeve and vint...

Glen Rock schools turn off lights for Diwali

Beautiful Hindu treats eaten on Diwali

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

Glen Rock public schools were closed on Nov. 11 for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. This marks the first time the school district has been closed for Diwali. Diwali is a holiday celebrated by people who follow the Hindu religion, and it is one of the most celebrated holidays. The holiday is...

Students get night off

A typical Glen Rock student homework scene

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

No homework, no problem. Students will be enjoying themselves tonight because it is officially no homework night. Since last year, Glen Rock has been giving their students a homework free night once a marking period. The goal is to give students a break from their schoolwork and give them a less stressful...

Coming from the land down under

Lachlan Crago, who moved to Glen Rock from Australia, started his freshmen year of high school much the same way as his classmates.

by Carter Stansel, Staff writer

September 21, 2015

He grew up living with kangaroos, now he’s living just miles away from the Big Apple.   Lachlan Crago (’19) moved to Glen Rock just over three months ago from New South Wales, Australia. Crago lived a normal life in Australia - going to the beach, playing soccer, attending school, but they were...

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