WELCOME HOME to the “high school on the hill” in its 84th year
at 279 Chancellor Avenue in Newark
You are at the website of the WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. Now 20 years old, it has become one of the largest, most active, and successful high school alumni groups in the city of Newark, state of New Jersey, and across America.
The above SLIDE SHOW features some of our distinguished alumni and faculty representing all generations of the high school, as well as other wonderful memories. So take a step back in time and explore 84 YEARS OF WEEQUAHIC.
View information about your classmates and friends. Learn about our extraordinary alumni. Look for the latest class reunions, alumni and high school events. Tour the picture gallery. Watch a video. Check out our links which will take you to other related websites.
Discover what’s happening at the high school today. Learn more about the WHS Alumni Association. Read our Alumni Calumet newsletters and special articles about our grads and faculty. Become a MEMBER. Purchase alumni merchandise. Make a contribution to a scholarship fund. Bookmark this site. Visit often.
- WHS NOTE IS NOW ON OUR WEBSITE
The very popular, WHS NOTE, which Jacob Toporek and the Class of 1963 Association have been emailing on Saturdays for many years, is now on our website under the menu item, NEWS. In addition, the WHS Alumni Association is emailing the WHS NOTE every Friday using its emailing service.
- HAL BRAFF, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CO-FOUNDER, PASSES AWAY
Attorney, family man, humanitarian, loyal to Weequahic High School, Temple Sha’arey Shalom – and the New York Mets Hal Braff learned early in life that being Jewish meant more than just religious observance. “Going to service was not sufficient,” he said. “Make the world a better place, that is your responsibility.” That statement became the […]
- $26,000 FOR CLASS OF 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS
On Monday, June 11th, at the Weequahic High School Senior Awards Ceremony, the WHS Alumni Association honored 20 deserving students from the Class of 2018 with scholarships to attend college or a trade school. The scholarship recipients are: Samuel Adesina; Shellee Alexander; Latiefa Barrett; Richel Boakye; Leslie Bonsu; Laquan Breedlove; Salih Brown; Samir Craighead, Isioji […]
- ROGER LEON, Newark’s New Superintendent of Schools Is A “Newarker Through And Through”
Roger León was born in the city of Newark, grew up in the city of Newark, remains a proud product of the Newark Board of Education, dedicated 25 years of service to the children in the Newark Public Schools, and still lives in Newark. Mr. León attended Hawkins Street School from Kindergarten to 8th grade […]
- THE PASSING OF PHILIP ROTH
Philip Roth’s Newark roots inspired a lifetime of extraordinary storytelling By Brad Parks with Ted Sherman | For NJ Advance Media Philip Roth spent just 17 years in Newark, growing up in a succession of rental homes in its Weequahic section, where he came of age along the shopkeepers, bookies and schoolboys who filled its […]
- David Schechner – WHS 1946 – In Loving Memory
Distinguished attorney, student of the Talmud, synagogue officer, and trustee of the Weequahic High School Alumni Association David Schechner, 89, of South Orange, N.J., passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018. Services were held Sunday, April 15, at Oheb Shalom Congregation, 170 Scotland Rd, in South Orange, with interment at the Oheb Shalom Cemetery, 1321 […]
- ALUMNI CALUMET WINTER 2018 LINK FOR VIEWING
To view The full edition of the Alumni Calumet Winter 2018, click on the above picture of the newsletter cover and it will open in a separate window. Some of the featured articles in this edition are: * Andre Hollis, Weequahic’s New Principal. * Local Control Returns to Newark. * WHS Alumni Reassured. * 2017 […]
- WHS “ALUMNI LEGACY WALK” FUNDRAISER
To Purchase Your BRICK, Click On The Following Link: http://www.polarengraving.com/WeequahicAlumni. As a special memento and gift to our beloved high school, we have an opportunity to leave a wonderful legacy of our time and memories spent at Weequahic. Through a fundraising initiative of the Weequahic High School Alumni Association that will raise funds for scholarship […]
- ANDRE HOLLIS, WEEQUAHIC’S NEW PRINCIPAL
Andre Hollis, who was born and raised in Newark and has over 20 years experience in education, was appointed Principal of Weequahic High School in October. He began his career in education serving as a teacher-leader and school leadership team and technology coordinator for the Plainfield Public Schools and was named teacher of the year for Barlow […]
- AFTER 22 YEARS, STATE TAKEOVER OF NEWARK SCHOOLS IS OVER
The above image is of Robert Gregory who will soon become the Acting Superintendent of Schools for the Newark school district. By Karen Yi email@example.com, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The state-appointed superintendent for Newark schools will step down in February, paving the way for the district to select its own leader for the first […]