Zitkala-Sa was born in 1879 to a white father and a Sioux mother under the Christian name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin. Her life's work has been to protect her culture and make opportunities available to other Native American women. She was gifted with many talents and was exceptional in activism, writing, music, and teaching. She composed the first opera that discussed native American values and customs. Additionally, she worked with a number of activist groups to forge a sense of national unity among indigenous groups in order to secure equal rights for Native Americans in the oppressive European-American society by the 19th century. This message was brought to you by Aaima (Emma) Razzaq of the ERASE Club. Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with us!
There will be an FBLA meeting this Thursday, November 30th at 7:45 am in the cafeteria. All members are encouraged to attend!
Attention all Mathematicians who are currently a member or interested in joining the Whippany Park Math Club, we will be having our next club meeting this Wednesday, November 29th at 7:40am in room 205. This will also be where we take our club yearbook photo, so be there! We'll also be de-briefing about the AMC and Seton Hall math competitions, and discussing social media page, peer tutoring and fundraising opportunities.
The ERASE Club is meeting this Thursday, 11/30, at 3pm in the library for an afternoon of learning about Native American rites of passage through viewing short documentaries. We will also be putting together red ribbons for World AIDS Day which takes place on Friday, December 1st. New members are welcome!
Attention Etcetera members: Etcetera will be meeting on Thursday, November 30th, at 7:40 AM in Room 106. We will be planning Unplugged, our live performance event coming soon in January 2024. We'll also start discussing the Winter Contest. Please attend!
Good morning, Art Club! We will be meeting this Thursday in room 500 after school, until 4:00. We will continue painting! Can't wait to see you!
Whippany Park would like to wish Katrina Duong and Anthony Gioiello a Happy Birthday today.
The word of the day is compunction (kuhm-puhngk-shuhn) noun- a feeling of guilt.
HOLIDAY DANCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Tuesday – November 28, 2023
The Whippany Park High School Holiday Dance will take place this Saturday, December 2nd from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Tickets will continue to be on sale next week during both lunches at a cost of $25.00 each. Exact cash is appreciated. Ticket sales will end Friday at 12:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door.
As reviewed at class meetings, students bringing a guest from Hanover Park High School must have prior administrative approval and have all required signatures on the Guest Contract. The contract is available in the Main Office and is due back by the end of the school day Wednesday.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm on Saturday Night through the Main Entrance and commons. You do not need your ticket to enter. No one will be admitted after 6:45 pm. Students will sign-in upon arrival and the district Passive Breath Alcohol Device policy procedures will be implemented. Anyone who leaves the dance will not be permitted to return.
For safety reasons, please have alternative footwear available as bare feet and socks will not be permitted. Once again, please have alternative footwear available as bare feet and socks will not be permitted.
The dance ends at 9:30 pm. Students needing a ride home should be picked up promptly at 9:30 pm.
All school rules apply both inside the building and outside on school property. Violations of school rules may have implications for future school events. No bags or outside food or drink items will be permitted, including water bottles, as all personal items must be checked in upon arrival.
Finally, please remember, the dance is a decades old tradition as we look forward to good decisions that will lead to a safe, memorable event for everyone.