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School News

At West Brook, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update it regularly.

Honor Roll 2nd Marking Period

Congratulations to our Honor Roll students! Each marking period, all students have the opportunity to attain recognition for either of two levels of academic achievement: High Honors, all A's in all subjects; Honors, all A's and up to two B's.

West Brook Bingo

Students in Ms. Vaglio's 6th-grade class played a fun game of Moon Phase Bingo to review the eight phases of the moon! Students created their own bingo board using Google Jamboard and practiced identifying and sequencing the moon phases. We played traditional bingo (three in a row) then four corners bingo for an additional challenge.

Moon Bingo gameStudents playing moon bingo
Orchestra Students
MS Orchestra

On February 4, Paramus High School symphonic orchestra members welcomed eighth grade orchestra students from both East Brook and West Brook Middle Schools to their after school rehearsal. Current eighth graders were able to catch a glimpse of how the orchestra program is making music at the high school. Thank you to Mrs. Wilkes for hosting the eighth graders!

See, Think, and Wonder
Students excited to work together (socially distanced) on a group activity

Students in Mrs. Morrisette's and Mrs. D'Ambrosio's hybrid classes were excited to work together (socially distanced) on a group activity. They were completing a see, think, and wonder chart based on their ancient China unit. The energy in the room was palpable as they shared ideas and communicated with one another in person. We look forward to more opportunities like this in the future!

West Brook Middle School STEM Club

STEM Club members projectsMrs. Dziob's STEM Club at West Brook has been very busy learning about mechanical and electrical engineering. They have completed a variety of projects since the club began. Students made brushbots using the vibrating motors used in cell phones and toothbrushes. Then they conducted a virtual bot race. Next, they learned about cams and cam followers as they explored ways to change the direction of motion by designing and building automatas. Continuing their quest in mechanical engineering, they used a series of interlocking levers to create grippers so they could socially distance and still reach out to each other. The challenge to pick up a raw egg and move it across the room without dropping it created some egg-citing moments! Currently, they are exploring electrical circuits as they make light up, pop-up Valentine Day cards. STEM Club is a fun place to challenge your imagination and test your building skills.

Social-Emotional Learning Webinar

Thank you to our Care Plus clinicians and Paramus school counselors, the 5th through 8th grade students at East Brook and West Brook Middle Schools were supported through a live social and emotional learning webinar which was broadcasted to students at both schools. 

During these unprecedented times, students were provided with strategies to assist them through their learning and daily life. The focus of the webinar was to validate feelings of stress and discomfort students may be feeling. Validating and understanding these feelings is only the start! The webinar included strategies to promote healthy living for students. These strategies included self-care activities to support students and families. These self-care strategies and activities can take place at home or in school. 

As a school, we continue to support our students and families as we advocate and promote social and emotional learning to achieve and maintain a healthy mind and body throughout daily living.

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Theatre Together Again
Theater students zoom meeting

West Brook theatre is back! The whole cast has been meeting virtually along with advisors Ms. DiFlora, Ms. Rocconova, and Ms. Angderson to learn and run through new songs surrounding the themes of togetherness and unity. A musical revue is in the works. Stay tuned!

Claw Prints
West Brook Claw Prints Newspaper Club in an online meeting

The West Brook Claw Prints Newspaper Club is currently working on a Super Bowl issue. They are planning on sharing WB teachers' and students' opinions on who will win and fun facts about the Super Bowl. They are also polling the students to find out what is everyone's favorite Netflix show. We can't wait to see the results!

Flying High

The Young Astronauts Club has been busy designing prototypes! We have been making different kinds of flying objects from materials that we have at home. Below are pictures of our straw rockets and paper helicopters. Check out what we've been up to!

Teachers and students showing off paper helicopters virtuallyTeachers and students showing off straw rockets during virtual meeting

West Brook School Pajama Day
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On January 19 and 20, West Brook Middle School students and staff took part in our school spirit day. Pajama Day is always a welcome opportunity for students and staff to join together as they engage in opportunities to enhance school spirit!

What a warm comfortable way to begin a week filled with rich learning opportunities!

Weather Warriors

The West Brook 7th grade Science classes just completed their Perfect 10 Climate Projects. One of the options for the project was a Weather Warrior. For two weeks, they studied and tracked the weather data of a specific city, then recorded themselves presenting a weather forecast. Everyone did a great job on this assignment and the kids had a blast creating stories, poems, raps, and weather forecasts. One of the students offered to share his video.

School Safety

We care here at Paramus! We have carefully built a foundation to represent a school safety/school climate team. This team consists of anti-bullying specialists, teachers, psychologists, and many others that care for the well-being of your children. For more information, please see our safety/school climate team breakdown in its entirety.