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Glen Rock Public Library undergoes bathroom renovation

Glen Rock Public Library undergoes bathroom renovation

by Caroline Geoghegan, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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The Glen Rock Public Library is currently renovating its bathrooms to be more accessible and aesthetically pleasing. Its bathrooms, while original to the building, were not found to be up to the accessibility guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. This launched a full-scale renova...

Math department welcomes new teacher

Math department welcomes new teacher

by Ryan Hornish, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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A new teacher has joined the math department this year to teach math and computer science classes. Min Joo Park has eight years of teaching experience. This year she is teaching ninth and tenth grades. Park has an extensive college background. She attended NYU for her undergraduate degree and received ...

Children get ukulele lessons at local library

Children get ukulele lessons at local library

by Mary Andreou, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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Children learned how to play the ukulele at the Glen Rock Public Library on Sept. 18. Explore Ukulele is a program for children and young adults to learn how to play the ukulele. The class is a 45 minute introduction to the ukulele in which participants learn the four basic chords, strumming, and fing...

Students attend origami-making class at public library

Students attend origami-making class at public library

by Evan Van Duffelen, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


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Middle school students attended an origami making event at the Glen Rock Public Library on Sept. 14. John Blackman hosted Celebrating Origami, an event which invited middle and high school students to learn about the paper-folding craft.  Blackman has been practicing origami for years and wanted t...

New content filter implemented for school’s network

New content filter implemented for school’s network

by Sophie Ferreri, Head Copy Editor

October 1, 2017


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Students waiting for their Snapchats to send should lose all hope. A new content filter was implemented within the high school’s computer network this school year. The content filter categorizes websites differently than the high school’s previous filter and thus will block content that was not...

High school to start new science honors program

High school to start new science honors program

by Nah Lee

September 29, 2017


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  A new science honors program will be accepting applicants this year. The Science National Honors Society will start this year. Heather McDermott, Environmental Science teacher, is responsible for introducing the program. “We’re starting a new chapter of Science National Honor Society,” McDerm...

English department welcomes former middle school teacher

English department welcomes former middle school teacher

by Christine Nappi, Copy Editor

September 29, 2017


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The former middle school teacher of the year has moved from teaching eighth grade to teaching in the high school. Susan Wechtler wasn’t always educating the minds of others. When her previous event planning job wasn’t the fulfilling career she wanted, she was inspired to go back to school and earn a ...

Town council votes to stop future meetings on Sept. 11

Town council votes to stop future meetings on Sept. 11

by Jared Brassil, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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The Town Council voted to reschedule meetings if they were to fall on Sept. 11 in the future. The vote, which was proposed by Councilman Mike O’Hagan and seconded by Councilwoman Amy Martin, was conducted on September 11, 2017  and passed with a unanimous vote.  This law will prohibit any town ...

Anxiety circulates on air circulation

Anxiety circulates on air circulation

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

September 27, 2017


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Uncertainty still lingers after the detection of hazardous chemicals found last August, despite the school administration’s statement that the building is safe. Tests conducted by district-hired McCabe Environmental Services revealed high levels of several volatile organic compounds (VOCs)-- 1,...

Teachers receive passing marks

Teachers receive passing marks

by Sam Greene, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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Students aren’t the only ones being graded. Glen Rock teachers have recently been deemed effective and highly effective by a report from the New Jersey Department of Education for the 2015-16 school year. The teacher report cards are evaluations based on classroom practices and student perform...

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