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Board of Education plans to initiate districtwide Chinese exchange program

Board of Education plans to initiate districtwide Chinese exchange program

by Jenny DeStefano, Isis Kirkland, and Chloe Siohan

November 19, 2019

An educational exchange program with some schools in China has been launched by the Board of Education. Revisiting overseas relationships from his time as Superintendent of Pequannock School District, Superintendent Brett Charleston traveled to China to sign formal partnerships establishing Glen Rock a...

Mindful breathing to counter student stress

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 the first half of lunch, as to not interfere with students’ free period. English teacher Rand...

Library staff discusses October bomb threat

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram)

November 13, 2019

The library director returned to her desk after a break at 1:45 p.m on Oct. 9. When she logged into her computer, she saw an email with a warning: it was a bomb threat. Ellen O’Keefe, the library director, never expected to receive a threat in a small, tightly-knit town like ours. However, this incide...

The Glen Echo travels to Rutgers for student press conference

The Glen Echo travels to Rutgers for student press conference

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

November 11, 2019

The Glen Echo traveled to Rutgers University on Oct. 28 for Garden State Scholastic Press Association’s Fall Student Press Day Conference. The Editor-In-Chief of The Glen Echo, Isis Kirkland, took home first place in The Record’s Write-Off Contest, a competition in which one student per scho...

High school hosts annual Cabaret Night

High school hosts annual Cabaret Night

by Chloe Siohan, Chief Copy Editor

November 11, 2019

Life truly was a cabaret at this year’s high school Cabaret Night. Glen Rock High School hosted this year’s Cabaret Night on Oct. 17, featuring a range of musical performances. The event is a fundraiser for the choir trip. Cabaret Night is an event that invites students to perform musically and showcase t...

New digital signs advise: “Don’t be a victim” of vehicle theft

New digital signs advise: “Don’t be a victim” of vehicle theft

by Jenny DeStefano, Managing Editor

November 10, 2019

   In response to the recent increase in vehicle theft, digital signs advising ways to protect yourself against crime have been placed around Glen Rock.     Placed at major traffic sites downtown, these signs aim to promote vehicle security and inform drivers of burglary risks with slogans such as ...

Community School plans bus trips to college campuses for students

Community School plans bus trips to college campuses for students

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...

Social justice club hosts bake sale

by Devyn Ivers, Social Media Manager (Instagram)

November 1, 2019

The Seven Elements Social Justice Club held a bake sale on Oct. 23 to raise money for their upcoming events. This club is advised by English teacher Randi Metsch-Ampel and led by co-presidents Simran Saberwal and Asha Shetler. Seven Elements is a club based around creating organizations to help d...

Glen Rock prepares for upcoming mayoral election

Glen Rock prepares for upcoming mayoral election

by Andrew Kastelman, Business Development and Marketing Manager

October 31, 2019

Glen Rock residents will elect a new mayor this Nov. 5. Democrat Kristine Morieko and Republican Sanjiv Ohri are running for mayor, each looking to replace Bruce Packer who decided not to seek re-election. Voters are assigned to designated voting areas, such as The Glen Rock Municipal Building and various el...

Theater company begins rehearsing fall 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 cast was announced.  The play's storyline follows Shahrazad, the new queen of King Shahrayar. He puts he...

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