The Glen Echo

Art teacher helps Best Buddies spread the word

by Colin Boisits, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under News, Sports

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


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, News

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


Filed under Clubs, News

Students welcomed nationally recognized poet Ross Gay to the high school on April 10 for a poetry reading and other events. 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


Filed under Clubs, News

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


Filed under News

  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, ...

New JSA chapter starts at Glen Rock High School

New JSA chapter starts at Glen Rock High School

by Andrew Kastelman, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Features, News

In 2019 civic participation and leadership skills are necessary. Whether you intend to become involved in politics or not, leadership and communication skills will be helpful in any professional field. Organizations such as The Junior State of America organization (JSA) were created to help high s...

Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday gift wrapping event

Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday gift wrapping event

by Madelyn Willoughby, Copy Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Dec. 1 and 15, the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted a holiday gift wrapping event at the Creative Den, a store in town that recently opened. The event was hosted by Chamber of Commerce members Rebecca Greene and Kristen Bond as an effort to bring attention to local businesses in Glen Rock....

Teachers should communicate about assessment dates

Teachers should communicate about assessment dates

by Devyn Ivers, Staff Writer

January 4, 2019


Filed under News, Student Life

With the burden of schoolwork in the back of students minds, the addition of multiple tests falling into a singular day can create more stress and anxiety among us students. Most teachers, especially in different subject areas, seem to fail to converse with each other about upcoming quizzes and test...

Mamma Mia: About the new school musical

Mamma Mia: About the new school musical

by Sydney Baig, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News

On Friday, Nov. 16, the high school musical “Mamma Mia!” was announced. Tryouts were on Nov. 19 and 20. The musical features songs by ABBA, who made up the soundtrack for the original movie. Songs like “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Honey, Honey,” and “Lay All Your Love” are featured i...

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