The senior citizen tea and spring musical preview of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" School Edition have been nominated for a 2013 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star "Theater for Everyone" Inclusion and Access Award.
West Essex Regional High School
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
High schools from tri-state area compete for $10,000 prize on "The Challenge."
West Essex High School will face Parsippany High School in round two of MSG Varsity’s The Challenge, the cable network has announced. The quiz show featuring the local high schools will air on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., on Cablevision’s Optimum, Channel 14. West Essex is one of 47 New Jersey schools vying to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs. The West Essex team includes Jerry Groome, Ben Gersten, Tom Haversang (Captain) and Erik Maher, and alternates Michael Caggiano and Mark Mascera. The academic advisors are C.J. Rauch and Caroline Blanchard. The Challenge host Jared Cotter, a semi-finalist on American Idol, tests the students’ knowledge in a variety of subjects, from history, current events and science to math, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Death of U.S. Army Specialist Derek McConnell on Monday announced on "Team Derek" Facebook page by family.
U.S. Army Specialist Derek McConnell, who was raised in North Caldwell, died Monday, according to posts by his mother and fiance on the Facebook page “Team Derek.” McConnell, 23, was wounded in Afghanistan in July 2011, while patrolling in the Zahri District in Kandahar. After a year of treatment in Maryland, McConnell returned to New Jersey with a hero’s welcome to live in Parsippany in late 2012. He was engaged to be married to his high school sweetheart. The cause of his death is not immediately known. “It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that our hero, Derek, deployed to Heaven today,” his mother Siobhan Fuller-McConnell posted on “Team Derek.” “He fought hard right until the end. He will be missed and never forgotten.” …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Spring musical performances are March 21-23 at high school in North Caldwell.
The West Essex Masquers will present their spring musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, on March 21, 22 and 23. The Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler first appeared on Broadway in 1979, according to Playbill.com. The Playbill synopsis reads, “A barber who was unjustly imprisoned for years by a corrupt judge returns to England bent on revenge—a revenge that turns indiscriminately murderous, leading his resourceful accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, to bake the victims into meat pies.” Performances are at 7 p.m. in the West Essex Regional High School auditorium, 65 West Greenbrook Road in North Caldwell. Advance tickets for the musical are currently on sale for $15, $12 for students at www.westex.org/…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Knights David Greczek and Brianna Panico to play soccer at college level in the fall.
Four West Essex Regional High School athletes have signed letters of intent to play college-level sports in the fall.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
More than 100 pairs donated through "Teens for Jeans" community service project.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Key Club is currently working on the Eliminate Project to eliminate tetanus in 41 countries around the world.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Marissa London and Geena Martorana have been selected to sing with the North Jersey Region 1 Women's Choir.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Police say Scotch Plains man has allegedly taken items from a number of unlocked cars parked at West Essex Regional High School over the past month.
A 19-year-old Scotch Plains man, whom police say has been entering unlocked cars in a high school parking lot and taking wallets, jewelry and other valuables, was arrested Saturday during the Essex County Basketball Tournament. William Rivera was pulled over and arrested before leaving the West Essex Regional High School parking lot after police say an employee of the school witnessed him checking car doors while he walked around the lot with a woman. Shannon Flanagan, 20, of North Caldwell, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy. Rivera faces eight counts of theft to motor vehicles for one incident which allegedly took place Saturday as well as seven others reported at the school over the past month. He was also charged with …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
First round match-up of high school quiz show to air in late January.
Students from West Essex Regional High School in North Caldwell will be featured competing against Midland High School in the new season of MSG Varsity’s The Challenge. The first round match-up in the high school quiz show will air on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m., on Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14. West Essex is one of 47 high schools in New Jersey competing in the Regional Rounds to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs. The team is represented by captain Thomas Haversang, Eric Maher, Ben Gersten and Michael Gaggiano and alternates Mark Mascera and Jerry Groomoe. Caroline Blanchard and Christopher Rauch serve as academic advisors for the team. The Challenge is hosted by American Idol semi-finalist Jared Cotter, who quizzes…