Walter T. Bergen
Extra Curricular Activities
Advisor: Mr. DiLorenzo
After school program in the library intended to assist students needing help completing assignments. Meets three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 3:15pm until 4pm.
Advisor: Mrs. Jacobs
Open to all 8th Grade students interested in producing the annual “Glenwild Echoes”
Advisor: Ms. Engelhardt
Open to students interested in producing the school newspaper “The WTB Press”.
Advisor: Ms. Hyland
Meetings held in the morning before school. Open to all students. Election of homeroom reps (one male, one female) held in September. Officer elections (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are held in June.
Advisor: Ms. Lehman
Cadet – All 5th graders and beginners of any grade
Concert – All grade levels
Symphonic – Invitation only
The WTB band program will be involved in many exciting activities this year. We are already looking ahead to our first performance in the WTB Holiday Concert on December 14th and beginning the planning stages of the Spring Concert in May. Students will have the opportunity, as always, to audition for prestigious state groups such as North Jersey Area Band and New Jersey Region I Band in December and January. We will once again host the honors-level District Band for its annual concert in March and towards the end of the year the band members will participate in both the Tri-boro Memorial Day parade and WTB graduation. Our educational and fun trips to the NJ State Theatre and Broadway are in the planning stages as is the annual band picnic. Our extremely high enrollment is expected to increase again this year and the students are very excited to work together to expand their musical abilities.
Advisor: Ms. Lehman/Ms. Struble
The theatre arts program will once again run from January to April and is currently in the planning stages of looking for a production that is age-appropriate, cost-effective, and inclusive. Once a production is selected, auditions will open for all students, grades 5-8. Due to budgetary restrictions, the production will only accommodate as many students as possible within the restraints of the lack of an assistant director.
C.H.A.T (Caring Hearing and Trust)
Advisors: Ms. Millward/Mr. Lombardi
Open to 7th and 8th grade students, CHAT is part of New Jersey Peer to Peer: A Substance Abuse Prevention Network. Through peer-to-peer outreach programs, the goal is to reduce the incidence of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among elementary and middle school students.
The program also intends to identify and reduce the incidences of harassment, intimidation and bullying. Through participation in school projects and community events, members develop a sense of accomplishment and self esteem. Applications are submitted in the spring and priority is given to eighth grade students.
National Junior Honor Society
Advisor: Ms. Jacobs/Ms. Engelhardt
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the nation's premier organization recognizing outstanding middle level students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NJHS is proudly sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Must be second semester 7th grader or in 8th grade. Must have cumulative grade average of 92 with no grade lower than 87. Elected by Faculty Council and inducted at ceremony in the spring of each year.
B.E.L.L. (Bloomingdale Extended Learning League)
Advisor: Ms. Engelhardt
The Bloomingdale Extended Learning League is a comprehensive gifted and talented program that encompasses grades 5-8 in the Walter T. Bergen Middle School. The criteria for acceptance into the program is based on a board approved matrix similar to many local school districts. During the fall of each new school year students are notified of their acceptance via letter and may choose to be a part of this exciting program. We incorporate project-based learning, which is a systematic teaching method that engages students in learning essential knowledge and life-enhancing skills through an extended, student-influenced inquiry process.
Learning is structured around complex, authentic questions and carefully designed products and tasks. Topics for projects range from forensic science, ecology, and robotics, to art, literature, mathematics, and everything in between. Dedication and commitment are the values that characterize a B.E.L.L. member as we strive for excellence in learning.
Coach: Mr. Lombardi
Interscholastic sport open to boy’s in grades 5 – 8. Tryouts are held to determine players.
Coach: Ms. Conboy
Interscholastic sport open to girl’s in grades 5 – 8. Tryouts are held to determine players.
Advisors: Ms. Conboy/Mr. Lombardi
Open to all students in grades 5 through 8. Must have a completed physical to participate.