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Relay April Update

Annika Chamberlain, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

The Relay for LIfe is less than a month away! Mark your calendars for May 31st. The event will take place from 5pm to 5am at West Morris Central. There will be live music, tug of war, Zumba, volleyball,...

Lydia Stepanenko-Athlete of the Month

Lydia Stepanenko-Athlete of the Month

Lia Nowak, Sports and Entertainment Editor April 16, 2024

Lydia Stepanenko is a senior at WMC, and due to her outstanding achievements thus far in the track season, Stepanenko has been nominated for Central’s Athlete of the Month! Stepanenko has been running...

Nick Dargel~Athlete of the Month

Nick Dargel~Athlete of the Month

Lia Nowak, Sports and Entertainment Editor April 16, 2024

Nick Dargel, a senior at Central, has led WMC baseball to success in the first four games of the season. In addition to playing for the school team, Dargel also plays for the Morris County Cubs which is...

West Morris Mendham High School (Top) and West Morris Central High School (Bottom)

The Passing of the March 12th Referendum

Elyse Cuccaro, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

On March 12, 2024, The Board of Education asked residents of Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and Washington Township to vote on a proposal that would bring their school...

Student of the Month

P.R.I.D.E Passion: Student of the Month

Riley Mastriani and Julia Busch March 22, 2024

Sophomore Mikey Vespignani’s passion can be shown through many aspects of his life, and clearly his teachers have noticed his constant energy in classes because they nominated him for Student of...


Relay For Life March Update

Annika Chamberlain, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

This month Relay is hosting a special deal for teams who want to register for the Relay. On any Tuesday March, the registration fee, which is usually fifteen dollars, goes down to only ten dollars. Relay...

Welcome to West Morris Central!

Lauren Zito, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

The Paw would like to introduce some new staff members to West Morris! Cassidy Buchanan: Social Worker Ms. Buchanan is a new social worker in the guidance department at West Morris Central. She...

Mr. Buchanan (left) and Mr. Coiro (right) after being recognized as NJDOE Exemplary Educators of the Year.

2023 NJDOE Exemplary Educator: Mr. Coiro!

Dakotah Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2024

This past December, West Morris Central’s Mr. Coiro was named a 2023 NJDOE Exemplary Educator. According to, “Exemplary Educators exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence,...

Mr. Travis with WMCs 2024 senior wrestlers
Left to Right: Lucas Barisonek, Henry DeFrance, Mr. Travis, Brendan McBride, and Sam Rizzuto

WMC Supports Mr. Travis – A True Friend to All

Elyse Cuccaro, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2024

In November 2023, LV Hopes, a student-led nonprofit organization, began their initiative to help local families affected by cancer and other severe illnesses. What began as a fundraising idea for an IB...

The Spring Musical is Almost Here!

The Spring Musical is Almost Here!

Antonio Capone and Cooper Pelesky February 12, 2024

West Morris Central Theater is preparing yet another spectacular spring musical. This year, they will be performing “Chicago: Teen Edition” which is a musical written by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb based...

WMC Cheerleading - WMC Cheer Parents Association

Advancements in WMC Cheerleading

Julia Busch, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

With cheerleading tryouts quickly approaching, many improvements have been made to the team and the process. Recent orders have been placed for new uniforms and pom-poms, in-person tryouts have been scheduled,...

Mrs. Olsen: Governor’s Educator of the Year

Eliza Pickard, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Congratulations to Mrs.Olsen for winning the Governor's Educator of the Year Award. Mrs. Olsen started teaching in the Spring of 2001. Her first teaching job was at Morristown High School before she started...

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