In a recent regular meeting of the Waldwick Board of Education, significant updates were announced regarding the school district’s recent developments and its faculty. The most newsworthy points of the meeting revolved around the selection of the Teachers of the Year and an important construction update from the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Paul Casarico.
Dr. Casarico used the occasion to spotlight the work of the teachers in the district by announcing the Teachers of the Year. The honorees this year are Ms. Carey, Ms. Clapp, Ms. Magner, and Ms. Kabojian. These teachers were recognized for their contributions to the school and for the positive impact they’ve had on their students. The announcement serves as an important reminder of the dedication and professionalism of the teaching staff at Waldwick.
In addition to the teacher recognition, the meeting provided an opportunity for the Superintendent to update the community on the ongoing construction within the school district. Dr. Casarico spoke of a new wing that recently opened in the high school, which student representative Ms. Maeve McGovern also mentioned positively. The completion of the new wing is an important step forward in expanding and modernizing the school’s facilities, improving the learning environment for the students.
Beyond construction, Dr. Casarico highlighted a calendar revision for the school year due to unused emergency days, a common administrative adjustment when weather or other conditions do not necessitate closing school as often as anticipated.
Meanwhile, student representative Ms. McGovern provided updates on student activities, including the launch of Spring sports and the upcoming Advanced Placement (AP) testing. She also mentioned the recent Spirit Week and rally, showcasing the thriving student life in Waldwick schools.
Community engagement was also a topic of discussion, with multiple Lions Club members speaking about the Lions Club carnival and requesting the Board of Education’s approval for the use of facilities for the carnival. This community event underscores the ongoing collaboration between the school district and community organizations.
In the spirit of gratitude, President Marro took a moment to express his appreciation to the Crescent Parent-Student Organization (PSO) for their donation, further underlining the collaborative spirit within the Waldwick educational community.