New GPA and Course Names

This past year, there has been much controversy within the Warde community over courses and their GPA weightings for future years. On January 22, 2019, an email was sent out regarding the administration’s plan for GPA weighting changes and course name updates. The message highlights five main themes among comments from the Board of Education,…

Read More

The Innovation Lab

This past month, Warde TV featured a story on the new Innovation Lab, a converted computer lab in Fitts House. The idea for the new room came from Dr. Toni Jones, current Superintendent, and is rooted in the “Vision of A Graduate” movement, specifically the “Innovative Learning Initiative,” hence the name. The opening of the…

Read More

Warde’s Debate Team Fires Up In Tournament

By: Luis Leon   Intensity of verbal combat between the Warde Mustangs and rivalry schools heated off within the last two months in the CDA debate competitions. On November 10th and December 8th, the debate team headed off against matches that discussed philosophical and political questions. Questions which required analytical thought, fast processing of information,…

Read More

Course Selection and How to Understand the Changes

Patricia O’Keefe and Rachel Wolk Course selection time is in full swing, meaning choices galore, meetings with teachers, and frantic students! This time period is crucial to a student’s next step in terms of their Warde career. It also has a great impact on what they may want to do in life after high school….

Read More

The Warde Catacombs

  It is a common misconception among Fairfield Warde High School students that “only Fairfield Woods Middle School has tunnels in its basement,” and, “The Warde Tunnels are just an urban myth.” As of today, everyone’s going to know the truth. In early October, I was asked by the advisor of the Warde Focus, Mr….

Read More

Temperatures of Warde Classrooms Selected By Spinning Wheel

Ever wonder why the instrument closet in the orchestra room is always -20 degrees, while some classrooms in Pequot are kept at a steady 77? After months of investigating, Warde Focus has finally figured out why every room in Warde is a significantly different temperature. Because Warde does not have the resources to keep the…

Read More

Carillon Cancelled

After years of students being forced to go to the monotonous, dull holiday music event known as “Carillon,” it has finally been discontinued. While a handful of students expressed disappointment that they would not be able to miss parts of class next Friday, the overall reaction was relief. According to various orchestra students, the issue…

Read More

Carillon: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As the holiday season approaches, one event remains a staple for Warde students and the Fairfield community: the annual Carillon concert. This year, the performance is shaping up to be just as phenomenal, and the excitement is tangible among both music department students and FWHS members who plan to see the show. As Warde Chamber…

Read More