Sunday, April 28, 2013
JCHS' Mike Wasik scores four goals, adds assist in 12-6 win.
James Caldwell High School's Mike Wasik scored four goals and assisted on another as the Chiefs (8-3-0) defeated Montclair Kimberley (4-8-0), 12-6. James Caldwell had a strong fourth quarter, outscoring the Cougars 6-1 in Montclair Saturday afternoon. Goalie John Vogt had 15 saves for the Chiefs. Rob Strain had 10 saves for Montclair in the loss. Ryan Fennelly had two goals and two assists for MKA.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Gift will make it easier, safer to work on backdrops for school productions.
Saturday, April 27
The James Caldwell High School Center for Performing arts just got a needed lift. Fundraising efforts by the Caldwell-West Caldwell high school’s Music & More Booster Club resulted in the purchase of a scissor lift to be used primarily for setting up and breaking down sets during drama and musical productions. The non-profit booster club comprised of parent volunteers traditionally raises money for scholarships and the school’s annual music tour. But for the past two years, the group focused on the need for a lift. “Over the past one to two years, we put money aside to purchase something special for the school,” parent and Music & More co-president Ron Goltsch said in a release. “Some of the teachers suggested the idea of the lift, and we …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
College Football Hall of Famer Donald McPherson and John Gallucci, Jr., medical coordinator for Major League Soccer will discuss education and athletics.
Wednesday, April 17
College football Hall of Famer Donald McPherson and John Gallucci, Jr., the medical coordinator for Major League Soccer, will speak about athletics and education at James Caldwell High School on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. McPherson and Galluci were invited by James Caldwell High School Athletics and the Caldwell Gridiron Club to speak at this free event, which is open to the public. McPherson, a member of the class of 2008 College Football Hall of Fame, will speak about maintaining academic performance, dealing with the media and coaches, addressing alcohol and other drugs, recruiting student athletes and social networking sites. He has lectured across North America, appeared on national television news and the Oprah Winfrey Show and …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Fourth annual American Cancer Society fundraiser set for May 10-11 at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell.
With a little over a month to go, organizers of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Caldwell want to get the word out that the event is open to everyone. The fourth annual fundraiser will take place once again at James Caldwell High School's Bonnel Field on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, and the entire community is encouraged to participate, either by joining a team, becoming a sponsor, or volunteering at the event. To spread this message, American Cancer Society Director of Special Events Allison Lopreato and Caldwell volunteer Anne Marie Wertz attended the March 19 West Caldwell Council meeting to encourage participation. Wertz noted while many partipants took breaks by sleeping in tents pitched throughout the field …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
James Caldwell High School students Emily Fiore and Morgan Vitiello plan their sixth annual Easter Egg Hunt fundraiser at Francisco Park in West Caldwell.
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Saturday, March 16
For James Caldwell High School students Emily Fiore and Morgan Vitiello, spring means planning their annual egg hunt to help someone less fortunate than themselves. The teens’ sixth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 will benefit Caroline Vandemark, a local college student who is battling brain cancer. Vandemark, a 2009 graduate of James Caldwell, planned to enter her senior year of college at East Stroudsburg University before learning of her diagnosis. Fiore and Vitiello are hoping their Easter Egg Hunt will help defray some of the costs of Vandemark’s treatment. Funds raised will help to pay for medical bills and procedures not covered by the family’s insurance. “When someone in a family is ill, it affects the entire family…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
James Caldwell High School's Environmental Protection Club holds second swap event.
It's kind of like a yard sale, but everything is free. It's sort of a swap, however you don't have to give something to take something. The James Caldwell High School Environmental Protection Club held its second "Swaptacular" of the school year Tuesday afternoon, where students brought an assortment of items they no longer needed or wanted — including books, CDs, games and jewelry — and laid them out on the cafeteria tables after school. The high school library also provided a cart-full of free books. The teens were welcome to browse and take whatever they wanted from about 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The first "Swaptacular" was held in December, according to club president Malek Ismail. "It's just a way to keep things out of landfills," Ismail …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Tickets now on sale for spring musical.
"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" as the curtain opens on James Caldwell High School's production of Kiss Me, Kate on March 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 2 p.m. Cole Porter's jazzy play-within-a-play is comprised of 111 student actors, orchestra members and stage crew members led by Theatre Arts Director Jensyn Modero. All performances will be held in the James Caldwell High School Center for Performing Arts, located at 265 Westville Ave., in West Caldwell. Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors (Thursday only) and can be purchased in advance at www.showtix4u.com or at the door. Related Stories —Modero Wins Top Female in Dancing With Our Community Stars—Kiss Me, Kate Rehearsal Sneak Peek —Photos from James Caldwell High School Music 5K
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Four boys from James Caldwell High School heading to Gloucester Institute of Technology to compete against top swimmers in the state.
Wednesday, February 27
Four boys from the Swimming Chiefs will represent James Caldwell High School at the New Jersey High School Meet of Champions on Saturday, March 2 at Gloucester Institute of Technology. Junior David Burton will swim two individual events, the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Junior Danny McCarthy will swim one individual, the 50 freestyle. Burton and McCarthy will join senior Jon Krippahne and junior Andrew Canavan to swim the 200-freestyle relay. The foursome broke the school’s 12-year-old record in the 200-freestyle relay this season. The four swimmers will also compete in the 200-medley relay.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Annual musical extravaganza showcases both group and individual talents.
Tuesday, February 26
Individual performers and musical groups will all be displaying their various talents this Saturday, March 2 when James Caldwell High School hosts the annual Music 5K. The event showcases the variety and depth of the high school’s music department. Performances begin at 4 p.m. with selected pieces by the high school’s orchestra, chorus, band and jazz band. The program continues with appearances by selected groups, including the Madrigals, Women of Note, Retromen, the String Consort and the Percussion Ensemble. Following these groups will be individual student performances. JCHS Supervisor of Music Scott Chamberlain notes some of the musical genres included in the performances are rock, folk, and Broadway music. “The Music 5K holds many …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Results from Saturday night's fundraiser for Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation.
After more than two hours of performances, Jensyn Modero and Jonathan Barrett were named the Top Female and Top Male dancers in the second season of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Education Foundation's Dancing With Our Community Stars Saturday night. Modero delighted the judges and audience with her tap dancing in "Singing in the Rain" and everyone flipped for Barrett's high-energy performance to "Party Rock Anthem" and "Gangnam Style." Fourteen local "celebrities" paired with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Montville gave it their all to raise funds for Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools. The "People's Choice" award went to top fundraiser Leslie List, who has three children in the school district. List danced a cha-cha in…