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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....

Improvements for boys’ team room upcoming

Improvements for boys’ team room upcoming

by Ryan Hornish, Copy Editor

May 10, 2019

Baseball bags lined up against lockers, bats strewn on the floor, in a corner a group of defensemen’s lacrosse sticks lean on a wall, and athletic wear is thrown next to open lockers. Newspaper clippings, inspirational quotes, and a Christmas card from the New York Giants hang from the walls of the boys...

Borough Council approves plastic bag ban

Borough Council approves plastic bag ban

by Caroline Goldenberg, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

As of April 11th, 2019, the borough of Glen Rock has become the most recent New Jersey municipality to establish a ban on single-use plastic bags in stores and restaurants. The borough follows after municipalities such as Hoboken, Jersey City, Teaneck, and Point Pleasant have also adopted bans. The ...

Nationally recognized poet performs reading

Nationally recognized poet performs reading

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

May 7, 2019

Students welcomed nationally recognized poet Ross Gay to the high school on April 10, for a poetry reading and workshop. Gay began his visit by meeting with the students of GRHS and the visiting students of Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology. He also read excerpts of his writing to a large ...

Students perform at Moth Story Slam

Students perform at Moth Story Slam

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

March 20, 2019

Students performed original stories at the Moth Story Slam, an event hosted by the Seven Elements Social Justice Club on Thursday, March 7. The Seven Elements Social Justice Club, advised by English teacher Randi Metsch-Ampel, began this tradition last year as a way to allow students to express t...

Panther pride shown with class of 2018 gift

Panther pride shown with class of 2018 gift

by Ryan Hornish, Copy Editor

February 11, 2019

  Every year the graduating Senior class presents a gift they’ve donated to the High School. In years prior it has been trees, furniture, or art murals, and leaves a lasting mark on the High School for future students to view, use, and appreciate for years to come.   Last year, ...

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