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School district to install vaping detectors in bathrooms tomorrow

by Michael Silver, Chief Sports Beat Writer (Football, Hockey, Baseball)

October 14, 2019

Vaping detectors will be installed in school bathrooms tomorrow. An increasing number of vaping incidents have motivated high school and middle school faculty to add these detectors to all school bathrooms. “Vapes,” electronic smoking devices, have recently been linked to a handful of deaths nati...

Radio City Rockettes spread holiday cheer in Glen Rock

Radio City Rockettes spread holiday cheer in Glen Rock

by Jenny DeStefano, Managing Editor

October 2, 2019

The Radio City Rockettes met children and parents at the public library for a holiday arts and crafts event this Tuesday, promoting their upcoming 2019 Christmas Spectacular. One of many stops on the Rockettes’s preseason tour, Glen Rock served as the sole New Jersey library to host the dancers, a...

Cultural Exchange Club hosts students from the Czech Republic

Cultural Exchange Club hosts students from the Czech Republic

by Isis Kirkland, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

The Cultural Exchange Club welcomed 16 students from the Czech Republic this week for the annual exchange program. The student exchange trips give Glen Rock students the opportunity to go to the Czech Republic in the Spring, and for Czech students to come here in the Fall. The trip is coordinated...

Teachers welcome parents for annual Back to School Night

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The high school hosted parents for Back to School Night this Wednesday evening.  The event began at 7 p.m. with an introduction by Principal John Arlotta. Parents moved through their children’s class schedules over the rest of the night, with each “class” meeting for 10 minutes. Teacher...

Girls varsity tennis places second in county tournament

Girls varsity tennis places second in county tournament

by Devyn Ivers, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

The girls varsity tennis team placed second in the county tournament at Northern Valley Demarest and Northern Valley Old Tappan this past weekend.  Every year, the varsity team faces against schools all across Bergen County in this individualized tournament. The girls only compete with competitor...

Students perform at Glenstock

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

June 12, 2019

Groups of student performers and soloists played and sang music at Glenstock on Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. Due to the prediction of thunderstorms, over 50 students congregated into the cafeteria though the student music festival has been traditionally held in the courtyard. Many students chose to p...

The Glen Rock Softball team slides on home as 2019 NJIC League Champions

The Glen Rock Softball team slides on home as 2019 NJIC League Champions

by Michael Taromina, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019

The Glen Rock High School Softball Team took home the NJIC Championship title for the second consecutive year in row. It took a determined and devoted head coach, Kelly Dowell, and a motivated and serious senior captain, Ellen Feuss, to drive the team to victory. After co-winning the league champio...

Glen Rock Board of Ed. introduces assistant superintendent position to district

Glen Rock Board of Ed. introduces assistant superintendent position to district

by Chloe Siohan, Copy Editor

June 11, 2019

The Glen Rock Board of Education approved the establishment of an Assistant Superintendent position for the 2019-2020 school year on March 19, 2019. The hire’s annual salary would approximately be $160,000. The assistant superintendent position wasn’t approved without backlash, with some Glen Rock citi...

Track star breaks school record

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 air surpassing her previous records and landing her yet again at the top of Glen Rock High School’...

Art teacher helps Best Buddies spread the word

by Colin Boisits, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

In 2017 the beloved Glen Rock High School club Best Buddies was established for students to socialize with children who suffer from disabilities. English teacher Ashley Yancy, adviser of Best Buddies, has made a big impact on a lot of people, including graphic design teacher Scott Kupka who is a big fan of the club....

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