On December 9th, The West Caldwell Tech Agricultural Science Program were notified that they were approved to receive a Traditional Honey Bee Hive Grant from The Bee Cause Project and Whole Kids Foundation. The Grant is for a Traditional Top Bar Bee Hive, Hive Maintenance Equipment, and Instructional Curriculum valued at $1500.00. This Beekeeping Project will be used to educate students about bees, beekeeping, and the effort to increase the bee / plant pollinator population in the United States. Beekeeping will be an additional skill for our Agriculture Science / Animal Science Program at West Caldwell Tech.
On December 13th Mr. Beckett and West Caldwell Tech’s Performing Arts students performed at the Turtle Back Zoo’s Holiday Lights Spectacular.
On December 29th West Caldwell Tech’s Boys Basketball team won the North Jersey Tech Holiday Tournament.
Ms. Atfield and West Caldwell Tech’s Culinary Department placed 3rd at the 12th Annual Sustainable Homes & Habitats Gingerbread House Contest.
The 2016 County Consumer Bowl Competition was held at West Caldwell Tech on February 11, 2016. West Caldwell Tech students came in 2nd place.
WCT’s Performing Arts students’ production of All for the Soul held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 was a huge success. The event raised $2,300 that will go towards the Performing Arts Washington DC field trip scheduled for May.
West Caldwell Tech has been recognized by the New Jersey Department as a designated 2016 New Jersey Green Ribbon School.
Mr. Beckett’s Performing Arts students performed at the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stature at the Essex County Courthouse.
A new Computer Science Program is being introduced into WC this school year.
Dan Delcher, Agriscience teacher, placed 2nd in the Advisor’s Fresh Arrangement category of the 2014 State FFA Horticulture and Floral Design competition.