In June 2019, at the Weequahic High School Senior Awards Ceremony, the WHS Alumni Association honored 18 deserving students from the Class of 2019 with scholarships in the total amount of $28,500 to attend college or a trade school. In addition, the $13,500 was given to previous scholarship recipients currently attending college.
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 […]
Legendary N.J. football coach has died. His legacy? ‘That man saved my life.’ By Barry Carter, Star-Ledger There’s a picture somewhere of Burney Adams wearing a white suit when he dived head first into a pile of mud at Untermann Field in Newark. His dear friend, Donald Bradley, a former Newark South Ward councilman, hoped […]
Through a grant received by The Newark Public Library with assistance provided by the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee, Weequahic High School’s yearbooks, from 1950 to 1990, are now digitized. Only a few yearbooks during that period of time are missing. Weequahic and East Side High School were the first high schools selected for […]
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, PUBLICATIONS. In addition, the WHS Alumni Association is emailing the WHS NOTE every Friday using its CONSTANT CONTACT emailing service.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
The above image is of Robert Gregory who will soon become the Acting Superintendent of Schools for the Newark school district. By Karen Yi firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 […]
It was an exciting day for student-athletes in Newark after four New York Giants players made a surprise visit to Central High School and Weequahic High School. “We’re the New York Giants but most of us live in New Jersey and we do a lot of our work here so you know, it’s really huge […]
On Wednesday evening, May 10th, the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey honored Weequahic High School Alumni Association Co-Founder, HAL BRAFF, with their 2017 “Lasting Impressions” award at a gala that took place at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston. Below are some pictures from the event: WHS Alumni honoring Hal Braff, L-R: Corey Rogers, 2009; […]
In the fall of 2009, a coalition of concerned citizens, alumni, and preservationists headed by Marion Bolden, the former Newark Superintendent of Schools, established the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee. It was apparent to the group that the Newark Public Schools needed to honor its very rich heritage. The school district is one of […]