Mr. Williams, the current principal of NHS, attended NHS as a student from 1980 until 1984. In the eighties, NHS was very different from now. Both the class offerings and the layout of the building have changed drastically over the years.
Eric Wdowiak, commonly known as “Dov” among his students, has been teaching Spanish at Nutley High School since 2006. He started off his career at NHS as a substitute teacher for about a year, and was later offered a permanent position as a Spanish teacher. Wdowiak currently teaches Spanish Level 3 Honors and Spanish Level 4 Honors. He is also the assistant director for the fall performance and spring musical at the high school.
The Maroon and Gray, over a time period of 100 years, has covered an abundant amount of sports. However, one of Nutley’s most historic sports over this time period has been the NHS track and field team. Since 1947, the Nutley track and field team has offered plenty of raw talent and grit to the sport; they are no stranger to competition.
How Golf has Changed in NHS
Over the past years, many sports have come and gone in the Nutley community. One very important sport, golf, has been at NHS for nearly 70 years. In an article from a 1997 issue of the Maroon and Gray, Erica Zarra wrote an article “Golf Team Swings By Competition” about the golf teams season.
An instructor who allows students to engage through their active participation, curiosity and by allows them to take initiative, is exactly what type of teacher Mr. Jim Kelly is. Like many staff members at NHS, Mr.Kelly attended this school as a student, and now works at the school he graduated from. Mr. Kelly is the Radio/TV Production Instructor/ NHS-TV Station Manager/Audio Visual Coordinator for NHS, and has also been the assistant softball coach for 20 years.
Nutley High School students first began creating articles 100 years ago as a group; the news outlet was formerly known as the Attic, then the Gauntlet, and now it is currently known as the Maroon and Gray. The Maroon and Gray continues to highlight and discuss the different topics shown on their updated online website: arts and entertainment, features, news, and sports. Many students have moved on from Nutley High School, and they can still be seen on the articles, however, there are some students who remain a part of school.
It is a cold November night and the crowd is sitting casually on the bleachers while they watch the football players run across the field. All of the sudden, a group of girls on the sidelines, wearing team colors begin cheering and doing flips. The crowd starts to rumble and cheer, inspiring the football players to victory. Cheerleading is the exciting sport that keeps the crowd on their toes during games. Cheerleading has been a part of NHS for decades.
NHS Celebrates 100 Years of Baseball
With the States Championships over, the NHS varsity baseball team is working hard to get ready for next year's 2019 season. The NHS baseball program has been training for many decades. Over the years, there have been both major and minor changes for the baseball team.