Science League is a long-running competition among both public and private schools in New Jersey. Watchung Hills fields teams in the following categories.
New Jersey State Science League Website - http://entnet.com/~personal/njscil/html/
Biology 1 – students enrolled in first year biology
Biology 2 – students enrolled in AP biology
Chemistry 1 – students enrolled in first year chemistry
Chemistry 2 – students enrolled in AP chemistry
High School Physics – students enrolled in first year physics, non-AP
Physics C – students enrolled in AP physics
Typically about 140 schools compete in each category across the state in four regional meets that occur in January, February, March and April. For each meet, each school selects a team of four members to represent the district. These students are given a qualification exam which will be used to determine the top four students for each meet. The composition of this team can vary from one competition to the next.
Once science league members are selected, they take 4 multiple-choice tests and compete for individual and school rankings. When the competition is finished in April, state-wide scores are tallied and plaques are awarded to the top finishers in each subject. The top ten teams are awarded plaques. The top 10% of qualified individuals are also awarded plaques. To qualify, students must have taken at least 3 of the 4 tests as an official member of the team.
Watchung Hills has repeatedly finished as one of the top ten schools in the state and hope to continue in this tradition!
Who can participate?
Science League participants must be concurrently enrolled in the course that they are interested in competing in.
Team Advisor/ Google classroom codes
All meetings and specific club info will be updated/maintained on the specific google classroom pages. See below for codes to join.
Biology 1 Mr. Williams - Google classroom code
Biology 2 Dr. Fenstemaker - Google Classroom code
Chemistry 1 Mr. Gangluff - Google Classroom code nqqj225
Chemistry 2 Mr. Gangluff - Google Classroom code 6sb4y47
Physics 1 Mr. Dellibovi - Google Classroom code
Physics 2 Mr. Dellibovi - Google Classroom code
Watchung Hills Regional High School Science League Constitution
Article I. Name
This organization shall be known as the Watchung Hills Regional High School Science League Team.
Article II. Purpose
The primary purpose of the WHRHS School Science League Team is to prepare qualified students and select team members for each of the four monthly regional competitions which occur in January-April each year. Each team advisor will be responsible for meeting with students during these months to cover content being assessed in each competition as well as administering qualification assessments which will be utilized to determine the four team members for each competition.
Article III. Membership
Membership shall be open to all students who are currently enrolled in a science course relevant to the team they wish to participate. The course requirements are detailed below.
Bio 1 Team –must be currently enrolled in a first year biology course
Chem 1 Team –must be currently enrolled in a first year chemistry course
Phys 1 Team –must be currently enrolled in a first year physics course
Bio 2 Team –must be currently enrolled in AP Biology
Chem 2 Team –must be currently enrolled in AP Chemistry
Phyiscs 2 Team –must be currently enrolled in AP Physics
During the competition season, each team will have weekly meetings where all interested students are welcome to attend and discuss materials relevant to the upcoming competition. The final four students who will represent each team will be determine via qualifying examinations administered prior to the event.
If a student places either 1st or 2nd place in a science league competition, they may have an automatic spot on the following month’s team depending on the number of students placing. Advisor discretion may be used if there are multiple students placing/ties. If an automatically qualifying student fails to place in the second meet, they will have to re-qualify to attend future competitions.