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A highlight of Track and Field seniors of 2020

Though the seniors might have not gotten a spring track season, various coaches and parents of the team honor all twenty-one seniors with a banner with their name on it that hangs near Faber Field. This is a reminder to all the seniors that the coaches and parents are disappointed with the outcome of the season but they are proud of everything else each person has accomplished to make this team great.

June 17, 2020

With the abrupt cancellation of spring sports of the 2020 season, causing many broken hearts for all Glen Rock athletes, it's easy to misrecollect the hard work that the seniors put in the past three years that they’ll unfortunately never get to pursue. The seniors of the class of 2020 who participa...

‘Glen Rock in Quarantine’ – the perspective of Glen Rock High School’s administrative staff

by Michael Taromina, Sports Beat Manager (Volleyball, Wrestling, and Softball)

May 21, 2020

What are your thoughts on online school? What do you like about it? Not like about it? Why? “I think our teachers and students have been very well prepared for virtual instruction.  We have been using Schoology as a learning management system for three years now.  I am very proud of how our te...

Why Journalism should be a 21st Century Careers and Skills Elective

The 2019-2020 Journalism class. These members play a crucial and integral role in the success of the Glen Echo  by always showing eagerness to learn more about being better journalists.

May 16, 2020

Electives labeled as 21st Century Careers and Skills, like Financial Literacy and Broadcast Media, are classes that enable students to make informed decisions that prepare them to engage as active citizens in a dynamic 21st-century global society. Though the administration does a keen and adequate job...

Girls Who Code go to Google for the day!

All the members of the club pose for a quick picture before they continue there day exploring the world of Google.

by Michael Taromina, Sports Beat Manager (Volleyball, Wresting, Softball)

March 17, 2020

The new extracurricular club Girls Who Code took a field trip to the headquarters of Google on Feb. 26 to better their knowledge and interest in the computer science field. Prior to the field trip, members of the club had spent the first-semester creating projects on platforms like Scratch and adv...

Retiring principal returns to classroom to solve one last problem

Principal John Arlotta helps math teacher Amanda Sproviero facilitate a portion of her math class as the students learn about polynomials.

by Michael Taromina and Devyn Ivers

March 5, 2020

Set to retire at the end of the school year, Principal John Arlotta has been helping math teacher Amanda Sproviero for the past few months in one of her classes.  Sproviero had experienced some challenges with one of her Algebra 1 classes at the beginning of the school year. She had trouble address...

Getting to know Mr. Ratty

Here poses Mr. Ratty, a well-known Teacher's Assistant for Glen Rock High School.

January 16, 2020

The Glen Echo: Mr. Ratty, why is your role as an administrator in this school?  Mr. Ratty: I work with students, especially students who have trouble with learning like Special Ed students. I see them learn in the classroom and help them there. The Glen Echo: Mr. Ratty, what subjects did you li...

An overlook on the 2019 Volleyball season

Members of the varsity volleyball team pose for a celebratory picture after a victory on Senior Day on Oct. 24, 2019.

by Michael Taromina, Sports Beat Manager (Volleyball, Wrestling, and Softball)

December 11, 2019

Even though the team didn’t make it through all the rounds of states, determined and devoted first-year coach, Alyssa Sedlak, as well as a motivated and driven senior captain, Emily Egermayer, still made them achieve their primary goal.    Before the team’s games began, Sedlak, Egermayer, and the othe...

Community School plans bus trips to college campuses for students

Students listen to a seminar featuring many of NYU’s facilitators, faculty, and students. They learned about the logistics that a high school student would need to know when applying to go there.

by Michael Taromina, Sports Beat Writer (Volleyball, Wrestling, and Softball)

November 6, 2019

The Glen Rock Community School has planned frequent college visits for high school students throughout the year to different colleges throughout the Northeast.   Students travel to the campuses on buses and spend the day at one or two schools. They interact with the students there, and simp...

High school welcomes extracurricular, Girls Who Code

This is the logo for the club, Girls Who Code.

by Michael Taromina, Sports Beat Writer (Volleyball, Wrestling, and Softball)

October 31, 2019

This year marks the first year of the new club, Girls Who Code. The club is run by student captains including Sarina Trivedi and Alyssa Serebrenik and two advisors, teachers Minjoo Park and Troy Kroft.  Originally, the club began as an idea from Trivedi, Serebrenik, and a couple other students wanted to f...

High school welcomes HOSA as new extracurricular

This is the logo for HOSA. It stands for  Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America.

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

A new club is entering the extracurricular field at the high school, HOSA. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America and is run by Biology teacher Kelsey Brentnall. Brentnall has taught Biology for two years and also teaches the Dynamics of Health Care elective. The club aims to h...


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