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Announcement Archive

 
District Announcements
2017-2018 District Testing - Letter from Superintendent
October 2, 2017
October 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, school districts are required each year by October 1st to provide notification to parents and guardians regarding any State assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered during that school year.  Please click here for letter.
Week of Respect - October 2nd through October 6, 2017
October 2, 2017
The first week of October is designated in New Jersey as The Week of Respect.  This week is very important in the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Each school has a variety of programs and activities scheduled that emphasize age-appropriate instruction focused on reducing incidents of bullying, creating awareness, and improving school climate.
Board of Education Holds Retreat and Adopts Goals
September 29, 2017

At the September 28, 2017 regular meeting of the Wayne Township Board of Education, a set of four ambitious goals were unanimously adopted to guide the work of trustees for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond.  The goals were developed during a successful retreat held on September 12, 2017.  The goals involve a variety of activities including strategic planning, enhancing board efficiency through technology, evaluating the format currently used for Board meetings, and providing additional support to new Board members.  Click here to read detailed information about each goal.

Construction and Renovation of New High School Science Labs Approved
September 14, 2017
The Wayne Township Board of Education recently approved a $455,000 project that will lead to three new science labs and a variety of electrical upgrades at Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills High Schools.  The Wayne Township Board of Education is planning to invest significantly in the quality of district lab spaces.   The Board feels it is of the utmost importance students be afforded access to learning environments that stimulate strong growth in scientific thinking and understanding through hands-on learning opportunities.  This $455,000 project is the first phase of a multi-year project that will lead to a complete renovation of all high school science classrooms over the next three years.  Click here for the complete article.
Board of Education Appoints New Administrators
September 13, 2017
Wayne, New Jersey - The Wayne Township Board of Education recently appointed four administrators for the 2017-2018 school year.  Superintendent of Schools Mark Toback recently commented, “We are fortunate to have excellent candidates to fill such important positions.  The candidates all have something in common.  They have a history of holding themselves to the highest professional standards and they all have great prior work experiences that will benefit our school system. I am also pleased to note that two of the four appointees are current school district employees that have been promoted.”  Please click here for full press release.
Never Forgotten
September 11, 2017
We remember and honor the innocent lives taken by the events of 9/11/01.  
Never Forgotten
Always Remembered
Revised 2017-2018 School Calendar
September 8, 2017
The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been revised to add a minimal day on Friday, December 22, 2017, prior to the Holiday Recess.  Please click here for the revised calendar.
No Place For Hate
September 6, 2017

Dear Parents:  The Wayne Township Public Schools believes that students thrive academically, socially and personally when they feel safe and respected, no matter their background or beliefs.  We are committed to fostering a culture free from bias, bullying and name-calling, where students feel empowered to embrace diversity in themselves and in others.  As part of our continued efforts to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment, this year we are excited to introduce the No Place for Hate®program to our schools.  Please click here for more information and the letter from Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback.

 
Secondary Student Schedules - in OnCourse Connect
August 29, 2017
Secondary student schedules are in OnCourse Connect as follows:

 
Middle Schools - August 28, 2017
High Schools - August 30, 2017

 
To access your child's schedule, go to the district site and click on "Quick Links" and select "OnCourse Connect."  If you have any questions regarding your child's schedule, please contact your child's school.

If you are a first time OCC user or forgot your username, please contact your child's school office for your username and temporary password.  If you forgot your password, simply select the "Forgot password" link in OnCourse Connect.

You have the ability to update your password and email address in OnCourse Connect.  Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and select "profile."  This will enable you to change your password and email address.
Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity
August 22, 2017
A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the August 17, 2017 Board of Education Regular Meeting. Please click here for the resolution.
2017-2018 Back to School Forms
August 17, 2017
Preparation for the 2017-2018 school year has begun, and the new Back to School student forms packet is available.  Please click here.
Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity
August 10, 2017
A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the August 3, 2017 Board of Education Meeting.  Please click here for the resolution.
Extended Day Program Registration
August 1, 2017
The Wayne Youth Programs are now accepting Extended Day Program Registrations for the 2017-2018 School Year. The Early Start and Wrap-Up Programs meet each day school is in session in your child's school.  For additional information and to access the online registration, please click here.
Wayne Board of Education Appoints New Administrators
July 28, 2017
The Wayne Township Board of Education approved six administrative appointments at the regular meeting of July 20, 2017.  Many of the appointees were familiar faces as four are current employees promoted to new positions.  Please click here for Press Release.
Summer Break
July 20, 2017
On behalf of Wayne Township Public Schools, we wish all of our students, families, and staff a wonderful and safe summer!
Summer 2017 Reading Lists
May 17, 2017
The 2017 Summer Reading Lists are now available.  To access the reading lists for elementary, middle, and high schools, please click here.
District Receives Fourth Consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award
July 17, 2017
Wayne Township Public School District received its fourth consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016.  Please click here for full Press Release.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017
June 22, 2017
Message from the Superintendent:
When it comes to accomplishments in and out of the classroom, the seniors at each of our high schools have certainly earned their share of accolades, and I know that all of Wayne residents will thoroughly enjoy reading about the Class of 2017. Please click here to read the Class of 2017 End of the Year Newsletter.
 
Michael Rewick Appointed as Principal of Wayne Hills High School
June 22, 2017
The Wayne Township Board of Education approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Rewick as Principal of Wayne Hills High School effective July 1, 2017.  Mr. Rewick has been a teacher and administrator in the Wayne District for 17 years.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and possesses a Masters in Educational Technology and Educational Leadership from St. Elizabeth’s University.  He began his career at Wayne Valley as a History teacher and has served the last 12 years as an administrator at Wayne Valley and as both the Assistant Principal and Interim Principal at Wayne Hills. Please click here for the full press release.
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION-MINIMAL DAY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
June 12, 2017
Notice to Parents/Guardians:
 
Due to the extreme heat that is anticipated for Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Wayne Township Public Schools will be operating on a minimal day schedule for students. Please click here for the minimal day schedule.  After-care will operate as usual and lunches will be served.
2017 WEF Summer Camp Registration
May 2, 2017
The Wayne Education Foundation is pleased to offer their SUMMER CAMPS again this year.  They have many exciting camp selections for all ages!  All of the instructors are certified teachers which offers your child a higher quality camp experience.  The camp will be held the weeks of July 10-14, 17-21, and 24-28.  Click here to visit the WEF webpage to download copies of the camp brochure and registration form.
Congratulations to Wayne Valley & Wayne Hills High School Students!
May 16, 2017
Congratulations to Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills High School students on being selected by The Wayne Rotary, New Jersey Governor's School and the New Jersey American Legion Boys State Conference.  Please click here for more information.
National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9th, is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and a very special day in the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Parents and students are very busy showing how much they appreciate our many excellent teachers.  “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased” is a well known quote that puts the work of every teacher in perspective.  Every day, teachers come to work and have a major influence on their students, although in most cases their positive influence goes unrecognized.  Today is a day to make sure the important work of teachers is recognized.  A special thanks to our teachers in the Wayne Township Public Schools for the many ways they influence students to be their best and for their commitment to the school system.

Regards,
Mark Toback, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Wayne Township Public Schools

Extended Memorial Day Weekend
May 2, 2017
Each year emergency days are built into the school calendar for use when bad weather forces a school cancellation.  This year, we used three of the four allotted emergency days; therefore, the remaining one emergency day will be added to the Memorial Day weekend.  As indicated on the school calendar, in addition to schools being closed Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017, schools will also be closed on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Wayne Day 2017
March 17, 2017
SAVE THE DATE:  ​The annual Wayne Day festival is being held on Sunday, June 11, 2017.  This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Wayne Day and will prove to be a spectacular day for all that attend. This super day will feature music, children's rides, BMX show, food from local restaurants for purchase, community booths, and a circus show.  Be a part of this big event!  For more information, visit the event webpage at www.wayneday.com.  Click here for the flyer.
Wayne Township Public Schools Celebrates Ability Awareness in the Month of May
May 9, 2017
In support of the inclusive philosophy of Wayne Township Public Schools and in honor of Special Education Week, District wide events will be held during the month of May to celebrate students' abilities.

Celebrating Ability Awareness is a district-wide initiative that focuses on raising awareness and embracing differences and commonalities among students, staff and the community. Please help us come together in May to celebrate a world of inclusion!  Please click here for more details.
Wayne Community Forum - Hidden in Plain Sight - May 9, 2017
April 15, 2017
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, and Mayor Christopher Vergano are proud to be sponsoring the annual “Wayne Community Forum – “Hidden in Plain Sight.”  This anti-drug initiative is specifically designed to provide parents and guardians of middle and high school students with updated information about the most current drug trends including heroin and prescription drug abuse in our community. Please click here for the letter to parents and guardians.  The “Wayne Community Forum – Hidden in Plain Sight” will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Wayne Valley High School auditorium located at 551 Valley Road.  Please click here for the Wayne PowerPoint presentation.  Please click here for the Hidden in Plain Sight PowerPoint presentation.
Spring Recess 2017
April 13, 2017
Schools will be closed on Friday, April 14 and for Spring Recess from Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21, 2017.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Have a safe and enjoyable break!
Notification: County's Bridge and Culvert Construction Project starting May 4, 2017
May 2, 2017

Please be advised that starting on May 4, 2017 as part of the County’s ongoing bridge and culvert construction project on Preakness Avenue, Laauwe Avenue (southbound) at the intersection with Preakness Avenue will be closed. Traffic will still be able to turn onto Laauwe Avenue from Preakness Avenue. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Garside Avenue and back to Preakness Avenue at the Garside Avenue intersection.  It is anticipated that this closure will last from May 4th to May 24th, and again from June 5th to June 7, 2017.  Please be aware that progress of construction, and weather, could always alter the schedule the county traffic engineer has sent to the District.  

Wayne Hills Student Culinary Competition
March 30, 2017
Congratulations to all of our Wayne Hills future chefs for another strong performance in the annual Wayne Hills Student Culinary Competition.  A special thanks to Sodexo Food Services for their sponsorship of the event.
 
The students were thrilled and appreciated the opportunity to express their creativity through their marketing and culinary ideas. In addition to showcasing our students, the competition “served” another great purpose.  The Wayne Hills Student Culinary Competition raised $2,660.75 for the Wayne Hills Consumer Science scholarship. We had over 350 people attending to see and taste the student creations, then vote for their favorite.  Please click here for more information.
Straight Talk for Parents about Children's Social Media Use
March 30, 2017
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., please join us for a presentation to be delivered by an officer from the Passaic County Sheriff's office, followed by a panel discussion with some of our Wayne parents, principals, the Director of Technology, and the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator.  This presentation will be held at Anthony Wayne Middle School.  For more details, click here and register through the link on the flyer.
Re-Registration for all Students in Grades 5, 8 and 10
March 24, 2017
In order to ensure that all students attending the Wayne Township Public Schools are residents of Wayne, we will once again be requiring the re-registration of students at certain grade levels.  Parents of students at three grade levels (fifth grade going into sixth grade, eighth grade going into ninth grade and tenth grade going into eleventh grade) will be required to re-register their children in the coming months at their child’s current school. 
 
For example, if you have a child currently in eighth grade at George Washington Middle School, you should report to George Washington Middle School to re-register your child. This process has been streamlined, and it is not a full re-registration, but rather a document review that should take approximately five minutes. 
 
The re-registration will start at the beginning of April.  All registration documents must be provided to your child’s school by the last day of school in June. Parents of currently enrolled students in grades five, eight and ten will be receiving a letter from your child’s school in the coming weeks with information about how to re-register your student.
Wayne Hills' Ninth Annual Student Culinary Competition
March 17, 2017
You are cordially invited to attend the Wayne Hills Ninth Annual Student Culinary Competition on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and awards are at 7:30 p.m. located in the large gym. Please click here for more information.
Wayne Valley's Student Culinary Competition
March 17, 2017
Congratulations to all of our Wayne Valley future chefs for another strong performance in the annual Wayne Valley Student Culinary Competition.  A special thanks to Sodexo Food Services for their sponsorship of the event.

In addition to showcasing our students, the competition “served” another great purpose.  The Wayne Valley Student Culinary Competition raised $2,084.75 for the AgnesHoerner/Ed Grobe scholarship for Consumer Sciences. We had over 300 parents and students in attendance that made it out in the cold to see and taste the student creations, then vote for their favorite. Please click here for more information.
Schools Closed Wednesday 3/15
March 14, 2017
Due to hazardous conditions and difficulties with removing such large amounts of snow, the Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 15th.
Tech Help & Learning Day at Wayne Hills High School
March 3, 2017
We are happy to announce that the Wayne Hills High School Computer Science Club will be holding a technology outreach event for the Wayne Township community.  The event will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Wayne Hills High School Commons area, just inside the front door of the building.  Parking will be available in the main lot.  Student volunteers and others will be on-hand to provide help and insight on a wide variety of technology-related items.

If you’ve been wondering how to use the latest app, or need help with a particular device,  please feel free to stop by and see us.  Additionally, the students will be holding workshops and tech demonstrations including Google Apps, How to Build a Desktop Computer, Raspberry Pi and Arduino.  The Passaic County Sheriff’s department will kick the event off for us with a special seminar on Cyber Security.  Hope to see you there!  Click here for more information.
Permanent Schuyler Colfax Middle School Principal Appointed
February 22, 2017

At the regular meeting of the Wayne Board of Education on February 16, 2017, Mr. Matt Mignanelli was appointed as the Schuyler Colfax Middle School Principal.  Mr. Mignanelli was appointed on December 16, 2016 as the Schuyler Colfax Acting Principal replacing Principal Kim Wettstein who resigned.  Mr. Mignanelli was formerly the middle school Assistant Principal of Schuyler Colfax since August 3, 2015. Please click here for full article.

Winter Recess/Presidents' Day
February 15, 2017
Schools will be closed for Winter Recess/Presidents’ Day on Friday, February 17, 2017 and Monday, February 20, 2017.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Enjoy the break!
National Signing Day for Wayne Student Athletes
February 16, 2017
 The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to recognize the achievements of a number of our senior student athletes.  National Signing Day (February 1st) is a day when many student athletes officially declare their intention to continue their athletic careers at the college or university of their choice.  A number of student athletes from both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley will be continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level.  Congratulations to our athletes and their families!  Click here for Press Release.
Teaching Teens the Right Combination of Dignity, Respect and Compassion
February 14, 2017
Please join us on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a Presentation on Teaching Teens the Right Combination of Dignity, Respect and Compassion.  Please click here to view the flyer and sign up (seating will be limited).
Schools Closed March 14th
March 13, 2017
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th. 
Delayed Opening February 13
February 11, 2017
Due to the inclement weather, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing a Delayed Opening Schedule on Monday, February 13, 2017 to allow sufficient time for safe transport of students and staff to school. Lunches will be served.
 
Lead Water Testing Update - Anthony Wayne Middle School
February 2, 2017
The Wayne Township Public School District lead water testing results of its (3) three middle schools are available. We are happy to report that our water testing results are good and there were no tests that exceeded the EPA and DEP standards.  Please click here for your school results.
Cancellation of After-School Activities
January 31, 2017
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Wayne Township Public Schools are cancelling all after-school activities for Tuesday, January 31, 2017, with the exception of the after-care program, which will continue to operate as usual.  
Wayne Valley Entrepreneurship Students speak with Shark Tank Entrepreneur, Junior Desinor
January 25, 2017
Students in both Ms. Quintino’s Entrepreneurship class and Mr. Martinez’s College Business class had a different classroom environment on Thursday, January 19th.  Students gathered in the media center and got to video chat through Google Hangouts with Junior Desinor, a successful entrepreneur from the hit television show, Shark Tank.  Please click here for Press Release.
Wayne Township Board of Education Accepts WEF Donation
January 25, 2017
At the January 19 Board of Education meeting, Toni Liskiewicz, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, accepted a very substantial donation from the Wayne Education Foundation in the amount of $75,000. The majority of this donation will be put toward the purchase of Vernier LabQuest devices and Probeware to be used in our high school science classrooms. These wireless data collection devices create investigative lab experiences, which become the basis for argument, abstract thought, analysis and problem solving.  Please click here for Press Release.
District Fills Administrative Vacancies
January 25, 2017
At the regular meeting of the Wayne Board of Education on January 19th, a number of administrative changes were made to fill three vacancies.  All of the positions were filled with well-known employees of the schools district.  Former Director of Secondary Education Toni Liskiewicz was promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent, which created a vacancy that was unfilled for many months.  Wayne Hills Principal Maureen Weir was appointed to fill this critical central office position.  Long time Wayne Hills Assistant Principal Michael Rewick was appointed as Wayne Hills Acting Principal.  Finally, the resignation of Schuyler Colfax Principal Kim Wettstein led to the school’s Assistant Principal Matt Mignanelli being pointed as the Acting Principal.  Mr. Mignanelli previously served as Schuyler Colfax Acting Principal during the summer of 2016 before Ms. Wettstein was able to begin her work in Wayne due to contractual obligations with her prior district.  Please click here for Press Release.
Cancellation of After-School Activities
January 23, 2017
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Wayne Township Public Schools are cancelling all after-school activities for Monday, January 23, 2017, with the exception of the after-care program, which will continue to operate as usual.  The district will continue to monitor the weather forecast carefully.  Any additional information about school closures, delayed openings, or other cancellations will be posted on the district website and our social media accounts.  Parents will also be notified by email and by phone.
Wayne Township Board of Education Cites School Board Recognition Month
January 20, 2017
(Wayne, New Jersey) – On January 19, 2017, the Wayne Board of Education called on citizens to continue working together to advance the education of all students, as it recognized the contributions of colleagues throughout the state during School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey.  Please click here for Press Release.
 
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grades
January 13, 2017
As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Wayne Township Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Click here to view a copy. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Paula Clark, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, paulaclark@wayneschools.com, if you have any questions.
Wayne Township Board of Education Members Sworn in at the Organizational Meeting
January 5, 2017
(Wayne, NJ) – At the Wayne Township Board of Education organizational meeting held on January 5, 2017, two returning and two new board members were sworn in by Mayor Christopher Vergano.  Incumbents Mitch Badiner and Michael Bubba were sworn in for 3-year terms along with newcomer Suzanne Pudup.  Stacy Scher was sworn in to complete an unexpired 2-year term.  Please click here for full press release. 
STARS Program Movie Event
January 3, 2017
STARS will be holding an off-site social event for students, families and friends at the AMC Loews Wayne 14 Movie Theaters, 67 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Shows start promptly at 10:00 a.m.. There will be two Sensory Friendly Movies to choose from:  Disney Moana or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Admission is $5.66 (tax included) per person.  Please note:  This is not a drop-off event.  In order to help get a sense of how many people plan to attend this event, please respond to the link listed on the flyer.  To view the flyer, please click here.
 
Holiday Recess
December 23, 2016
Happy Holidays!

Schools will be closed for holiday recess from Monday, December 26, 2016 through Friday, December 30, 2016.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Best wishes from the Wayne Township Public Schools for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!  
 
NJDOE Required Guidelines for Lead Testing
December 15, 2016
The Wayne Township Public School District has been following the request by the Department of Education http://www.state.nj.us/education/lead/ to follow the required guidelines set forth by the Department of Environmental Protection for the sample testing of lead in drinking water in schools effective on July 13, 2016.

To date all fourteen district schools and other ancillary buildings in the district have been sample tested for lead having sampled over 1,200 water outlets.  Samples are currently being tested at an NJDEP certified laboratory. Test results when completed will be available at Central Office for inspection by the public.
Wayne Township Public Schools Automotive Technology to be featured on Emmy Award-Winning "Classroom Close-Up"
December 13, 2016
The Wayne Township High Schools’ Automotive Technology Program will be featured in a segment on this Sunday’s episode of NJEA’s Emmy award winning, Classroom Close-Up, TV show. The segment, which was filmed during the Auto Program’s annual end of year event in June, will air on NJTV at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th, and again on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Footage will include highlights from the event’s auto show, interviews with Automotive Technology students and instructors, and drone footage of the event.  Click here for Press Release.
A.P.T. and Ryerson Elementary Schools receive Grants from James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club for School Library
December 13, 2016
A. P. Terhune & Ryerson Elementary School received grants today from bestselling author James Patterson to support their school libraries. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that Media Specialists, Mrs. Carruthers and Mrs. Halstater can use to acquire books and other materials for their Schools’ Media Centers.  A.P.Terhune and Ryerson were selected amongst thousands of applications for funding grants. Click here for Press Release and pictures.
District Automotive Technology Students Partner with Wayne Education Association to Make Holidays Brighter
December 9, 2016
Once again students in the Wayne Township High Schools Automotive Technology Program got a chance to put their hand tool and assembly skills to work putting together bicycles that will make the holidays brighter for some local children in need.  Automotive students from both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley High Schools graciously and expertly assembled the bicycles under the supervision of auto technology instructors Steve Hopper and Ken Bergen.  Click here for Press Release and Photos.
 
Wayne Hills Patriots vs. Wayne Valley Indians at MetLife Stadium, Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Kickoff 7:00 p.m.
November 30, 2016
All tickets are General Admission and will be sold (cash only) at MetLife Stadium at the Box Office Trailers located at the MetLife Gate with ticket booths opening one hour prior to the first game on Sunday. The Box Office for advance sale tickets will be open Wednesday through Friday, 11am - 5pm at MetLife Stadium. Please click here for important details.
Congratulations to Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley Football
December 5, 2016
On Sunday, December 4, 2016, Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley played a hard-fought football game for the North I Group IV NJSIAA Championship.  Both teams displayed outstanding skill, game preparation, and team spirit.  The game ended in a 24-24 tie at the end of regulation time.  During the first overtime period, Wayne Hills scored a touchdown to secure a thrilling 31-24 victory.

We are thankful for the support of so many fans and spectators for each football program. Congratulations to both teams for their outstanding seasons! Congratulations to Wayne Hills for winning their ninth state championship!
 
Minimal Day: Start of Thanksgiving
November 22, 2016
Please note Wednesday, November 23, 2016 is a minimal day with schedules as follows:

 
  School        Minimal Day
Grades 1-5 8:55-1:15
A.M. Kindergarten 8:55-11:35
A.M. K-WRAP 8:55-11:35
P.M. Kindergarten 10:35-1:15
P.M. K-WRAP 10:35-1:15
A.M. Preschool 8:20-9:55
P.M. Preschool 10:55-12:30
Full Day Preschool 8:20-12:30
High Schools 7:20-12:03
Middle Schools 8:00-12:40
Elem. Extended Day 7:15–6:00

Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016.  
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Wayne Hills High School Football Team is in the Playoffs
November 16, 2016
On Wednesday November 9, 2016, the parents of Wayne Hills High School football team athletes filed an appeal of NJSIAA’s decision that disqualified the Wayne Hills High School football team from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs).  The Wayne Township Board of Education filed a motion to intervene and joined in the appeal on behalf of the eligible players of the Wayne Hills High School football team.   On November 10, 2016, Acting Commissioner of Education, Kimberley Harrington, stayed the NJSIAA’s decision to declare the students ineligible because the students were not afforded any due process.   
 
On November 15, 2016, the NJSIAA held a hearing to determine whether the student athletes in question were eligible.  After hours of testimony, the NJSIAA determined that our student athletics were eligible and that Wayne Hills High School football team deserves to be in the playoffs.     
 
“Despite the controversial process that our student athletes and school community have gone through this past week, I am especially pleased that our boys will move to the playoffs without any doubt of their eligibility to do so,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback.  “They will demonstrate their hard work on the football field, and the championship title will not be tainted by rumors or allegations of ineligibility.  I am very much looking forward to watching them on the field next weekend.  Good luck boys!”  Please click here for the official press release.
 
 
 
American Education Week November 14, 2016 through November 18, 2016
November 4, 2016
The following dates for visitation are as follows:
Elementary Schools:  Thursday, November 17, 2016
Middle Schools:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016
High Schools:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016  
Times may vary.  Please visit your school’s website or call your school for specific times.
2017-2018 School Calendar Has Been Approved
November 22, 2016
At the November 17, 2016 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year was adopted.  The calendar can be viewed under QUICKLINKS at the top left corner of this page or under the Calendar & Schedules tab.
Wayne Hills High School Football Team Disqualification is Stayed by NJDOE
November 13, 2016
(WAYNE, NJ) On Wednesday November 9, 2016, parents of Wayne High School football team athletes filed an appeal of NJSIAA’s decision that disqualified the Wayne Hills High School football team from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs) based on the season-long participation of ineligible players with the New Jersey Department of Education.  The Wayne Township Board of Education filed a motion to intervene and joined in the appeal on behalf of the eligible players of the Wayne Hills High School football team.
 
One day later, on November 10, 2016, Acting Commissioner of Education, Kimberley Harrington, found the NJSIAA’s decision to declare the students ineligible “…was procedurally flawed, as the students were not afforded any due process.”   Further, the New Jersey Department of Education stayed the forfeiture of any wins by Wayne Hills and stayed the disqualification of the Wayne Hills football team from the 2016 Football State Championships.          
 
“I am pleased that the New Jersey Department of Education recognized the importance of fundamental due process and notice to the impacted students,” said Superintendent of Schools, Mark Toback.  “I am ecstatic that the harsh penalty of disqualification from the playoffs has been stayed, allowing our student athletics to once again demonstrate their hard work on the football field.”    Please click here for official press release.
 
 
Wayne Hills High School Football Team Appeal
November 9, 2016
As previously reported, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (“NJSIAA”) determined that the Wayne Hills High School football team has been disqualified from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs) based on the season-long participation of ineligible players.
 
This morning the Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback, held a meeting with the Wayne Hills High School football team and parents.  “I understand and share in the students and parents concerns,” said Dr. Toback after the meeting.  “Their outrage and disappointment is justified, and unfortunately, many dedicated and hard-working student athletes have lost a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
 
 It has come to the attention of the Wayne Township Board of Education and the administration that members of the Wayne Hills High School football team will be appealing the NJSIAA ruling before Friday’s playoff game.   The Board and the administration intends on formally joining and appearing with the parents in their pursuit of a fair and equitable resolution on behalf of the eligible Wayne Hills football players.”  In addition, the Board of Education issued a letter to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association requesting that all eligible players be permitted to continue in the playoffs.  Please click here for press release.
 
Wayne Board of Education Issues Letter to NJSIAA
November 9, 2016
On behalf of the Wayne Township Board of Education, we write to urge the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association “NJSIAA” to reconsider its decision that the Wayne Hills High School football team be disqualified from all 2016 tournament playoffs based on the season-long participation of ineligible players.
 
It is our understanding that the administration reported to you concerns regarding potentially ineligible players.  The intention of the administration was to work collaboratively in addressing the concerns, so as not to impact the playoffs.   Unfortunately, that is not what occurred.   In addition, the harsh penalty does not encourage others in similar situations to self-report concerns. Please click here for complete letter.
Wayne Hills High School Football Team Disqualified
November 8, 2016
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (“NJSIAA”) is the governing body responsible for overseeing high school athletics in the State of New Jersey.   It is responsible for all education-based interscholastic athletics, which support academic achievement, good citizenship and fair and equitable opportunities. The NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 31 sports.
           
A situation was brought to the Superintendent’s attention that a few players were possibly ineligible due to suspected non-residency within Wayne Township.  The district is affirmatively obligated to directly report to the NJSIAA all potential violations of NJSIAA by-laws.  After reviewing the scenario and the appropriate documentation, the NJSIAA notified the administration that certain students on the Wayne Hills football team were deemed ineligible because they did not have a bona fide change of address.
 
It is with much regret, that we have been advised that the NJSIAA has determined that the Wayne Hills High School football team has been disqualified from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs) based on the season-long participation of the ineligible players. Because of these students’ ineligibility, the team is required to forfeit any games that it has won in the season.  As such, the Wayne Hills football team will not be allowed to move forward with the state playoffs.
 
“I understand and greatly appreciate the hard work that our boys put into the season,” said Superintendent of Schools, Mark Toback.  “I share the heartbreak this will cause our students, families, district and the Wayne Hills community.”  Please click here for press release. 
STARS Fall Harvest!
November 7, 2016
Wayne Township Public Schools and Wayne Special Parents Association (WSPA) co-sponsored a STARS Fall Harvest event on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Wayne Hills High School.
 
Students Teaching and Reaching Students (STARS) is a program where students are paired with partners for special projects and events throughout the course of the school year. This collaborative approach provides individuals with increased opportunities to refine social skills, enhance peer relationships, and foster district wide integration. An overarching goal of the program is to foster awareness in students, staff, and the broader community in order to help us all embrace our differences and commonalities.  Click here for article and picture.
EnVision 2.0 Math Parent Tip Guide
November 4, 2016
In order to assist parents in navigating the EnVision 2.0 program, a Math Parent Tip Guide has been created.  To view the most up-to-date guide, please click here.
Wayne Middle Schools Kick Off Red Ribbon Week with a Visit from Matt Mayberry
November 3, 2016
On Monday, October 24th the Wayne middle school students were invited to an Assembly sponsored by the Wayne Alliance, the Wayne Education Association, and the Eskow Family. The students quietly listened to Matt Mayberry talk about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Matt Mayberry is a recovering addict who turned his efforts towards professional sports. Through dedication to his recovery, he made it to the NFL, only to have a career ending injury during his first game. He took the negative situation and turned it into a positive by refocusing his efforts on becoming a motivational speaker to inform others about the dangers of addiction.  Click here for Press Release.
Wayne Administrator Recognized as Exemplary Elementary Educator
November 2, 2016
WAYNE, NJ) - The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that Dr. Lydia Cooper has been recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as a 2016 New Jersey Exemplary Elementary Educator.  The goal of this program is to identify educators who are valued by their school district and community and have exhibited strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a clear vision for quality teaching and learning.  Dr. Cooper was part of a rigorous selection process and selected based on her exceptional leadership abilities.  She has had a positive impact on our Wayne Township Public Schools Elementary school students, colleagues and the school community.  Click here for Press Release.
District Receives Third Consecutive Certificate of Excellence for Financial Reporting
October 26, 2016
Wayne Township Public School District received its third consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015.  Click here for Press Release.
James Fallon Elementary School Fifth-Grade Students Won The NFL/American Heart Association Play 60 Challenge In Our Area!
October 18, 2016
James Fallon Elementary School fifth-grade students won the NFL/American Heart Association Play 60 Challenge in our area and were visited by two of the New York Jets players, Quincy Enunwa and Brandon Bostick.  Two students and their families won tickets to a NY Jets game. Congratulations fifth graders! Keep moving!  Click here for Press Release.

WHAT IS NFL PLAY 60?
NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League's campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.  Click the following link for more information. http://www.nflrush.com/content/6468

 
Week of Respect - October 3 through October 7, 2016 - Make The Choice To Be Respectful
October 5, 2016
The week beginning the first Monday in October is recognized as the Week of Respect in New Jersey schools.  Many activities are planned this week at your child's school.  Please contact your child's principal for further information about activities at each school.
Wayne Township Public Schools Board of Education Statement Regarding Full Day Kindergarten Special Question
October 18, 2016
In addition to the national implications with selecting a new President, the election of November 8, 2016 will hold a special significance for the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Voters will be making an important decision about the future of the school district and will decide whether or not the district will offer a full-day kindergarten program starting with the 2017-2018 school year. Please click here for the Press Release on the Special Question, Interpretive Statement, and FAQ's.  For further information on Full Day Kindergarten Feasibility Study and Key Findings, please click here.  They can also be found under the QUICKLINKS TAB.
Wayne Hills High School 50th Anniversary Celebration
September 27, 2016
Wayne Hills High School is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Wayne Hills High School starting at 11:30 a.m.  Click here for the announcement.
Formula E Race Car Visits Wayne's Automotive Technology Program
September 27, 2016
(WAYNE,NJ)--Prior to its unveiling at the recent press conference in Brooklyn, Formula E’s show car made a pit stop at the District’s Automotive Technology Program.  The car required several adjustments, including the addition of a new front spoiler, as well as some freshening up after its trip from California, and since program instructor Steve Hopper’s son, Michael, has been instrumental in bringing the race to New York, the natural place for that work to be done was in the program’s shop at Wayne Valley.  Click here for Press Release.
Board of Education Recognizes Educator Commitment
September 23, 2016
(WAYNE,NJ)—The Wayne Township Board of Education is proud to recognize the efforts of five highly dedicated educators for their commitment to a district-wide initiative.  Director of Elementary Education Donna Reichman presented certificates to Reading Specialists Elizabeth Sponenburg, Debra Nussbaum, Suzana Adamo and Margaret Pisani.  Assistant Director of Student Support Services Erica Cerilli-Levine was also recognized for her successful program implementation and professional support efforts.  Click here for the press release.
All Schools in the Wayne Township Public School District Achieve Sustainability Certification
September 8, 2016
83 schools across NJ recognized as sustainability leaders with certification from Sustainable Jersey for Schools
 
Wayne, NJ – 14 schools in the Wayne Township Public School District have met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. These schools join a group of 83 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016. A total of 509 schools and 204 school districts are participating in the program overall.  Click here for the press release.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback's Welcome Back to School Letter
September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Residents:
 
September always brings a combination of excitement and anticipation (and maybe some uncertainty) that makes the start of school a very special time for everyone.  As we look toward the start of a new school year on Tuesday, September 6th, I have some exciting news about the school district that I would like to share. Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's Welcome Back to School Letter. 
Kindergarten Wrap Program
August 31, 2016
It's a Wrap!
 
The Wayne Township Public Schools "wrapped up" an important milestone for an exciting new program available this school year.  A parent and student orientation for the new Kindergarten Wrap Program was held on August 30th.  Shortly after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 A.M., orientation sessions started and ran into the afternoon.  Each session was full and 115 parents were in attendance.  Parents and students alike enjoyed the opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about the program.  A highlight of the orientation was a demonstration about how technology is used to support the 21st century kindergarten classroom.  Parents especially enjoyed a chance to play and learn with their children using a Smart Table, which is an interactive display in the form of a table designed for children.  The district was able to develop the K-Wrap Program last spring in response to the expressed desire of kindergarten parents to have a placement for their children in the Wayne Township Public Schools for a complete school day.  The district developed the program after researching similar programs that exist in other local districts such as Madison and Ramsey.  At present, the program has a maximum enrollment of 160 students.
Wayne Township Public Schools Welcomes New Administrators
August 30, 2016
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback welcomes three new administrators to Wayne Township Public Schools.  Mrs. Kim Wettstein has been appointed as the Principal of Schuyler Colfax Middle School; Mr. Richard Porfido as Assistant Principal of Athletics, Physical Education, and Activities at Wayne Hills High School; and Mr. Jacob Cavins as Assistant Principal of Mathematics and Special Education at Wayne Hills High School. Please click here for the press release.
Anthony Wayne Middle School Awarded Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grant to Fund a Clean Water Initiative
August 30, 2016
Sustainable Jersey for Schools representatives announced that Anthony Wayne Middle School has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant. Anthony Wayne is one of 30 schools in New Jersey to receive a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant funded by the New Jersey Department of Health in this funding cycle. Click here for the press release.
Elementary School Teacher Assignments
August 29, 2016
Teacher Assignment letters for Elementary Schools were mailed to parents on the following dates:
 
Kindergarten:  Friday, August 12, 2016
Grades 1 through 5:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Secondary Student Schedules - To Be Posted After 5:00 P.M. in OnCourse Connect on Monday, August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016
Secondary student schedules will be posted August 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in OnCourse Connect.  To access your child's schedule, go to the district site and click on "Quick Links" and select "OnCourse Connect." If you have any questions regarding your child's schedule, please contact your child's school. 
 
If you are a first time OCC user or forgot your username, please contact the school office for your username and temporary password. If you forgot your password, simply select the "Forgot password" link in OnCourse Connect.
 
NEW FEATURE: You now have the ability to update your password and email address in OnCourse Connect. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and select "profile," here you can change your password and email address.
 
Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills Both Named Top 100 New Jersey High Schools
August 29, 2016
Every two years, New Jersey Monthly Magazine ranks comprehensive public high schools in New Jersey.  The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that both Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills were listed by New Jersey Monthly among the top 100 high schools in New Jersey.  We are also very happy that both high schools made significant moves up the rankings.  In 2014, Wayne Valley was ranked at #91 and now Wayne Valley is ranked #69.  Wayne Hills went from a #65 ranking and moved up to #56.
PARCC Letter from the Superintendent
August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
 
In the spring, your child participated in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests to measure his or her academic progress with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Evaluating the results from PARCC testing can be a helpful tool in measuring your child’s success in school, and it is just one of the many ways your child’s teachers and administrators can determine whether he or she is on track to being college and career-ready. New Jersey has had statewide tests for decades, and they have served as a small, but important part of assessing our students’ annual progress.  Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's letter with links for the English Language Arts and Math parent guides for the score reports.
2016-2017 Back to School Forms
August 19, 2016
Preparation for the 2016-2017 school year has begun, and the new student forms are available on the district and school websites.  Please review the cover letter for instructions under Parents > Parent Information and Forms > Student Back to School/Enrollment Forms.  
Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley Ranked Among the Very Best High Schools
August 12, 2016
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were recently ranked among the top 500 high schools in the United States by Newsweek.  Wayne Hills was ranked at 222 while Wayne Valley was ranked at 417.  The ranking represents the performance of the school in terms of preparing students for college. Click here for the press release.
Toni Liskiewicz Appointed Assistant Superintendent
July 28, 2016
At the July 27, 2016 regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education appointed Mrs. Toni Liskiewicz to serve as the next Assistant Superintendent of Schools effective immediately.  The district wishes her great success. Click here for the press release.
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2016!
June 23, 2016
Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback, is pleased to present the 2015-2016 End-of-Year Newsletter which celebrates our graduating class and provides a preview of the upcoming school year.  
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback's Letter to Parents
September 30, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the fall of 2016, school districts must, by October 1st, provide parents or guardians certain information on any state assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in the school district. Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's Letter to Parents.
STARS Bowling Event
June 6, 2016
On Saturday, June 18th, STARS will be holding their bowling event at T-Bowl Lanes, 195 Berdan Avenue, Wayne. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is open to students, families, and friends.  Admission is $8.00 per guest which includes 2 games + shoe rental.  To view the flyer, and to RSVP, click here.
Memorial Day Break
May 19, 2016
Schools will be closed for the Memorial Day break beginning Friday, May 27 through Tuesday, May 31. Classes will resume on Wednesday, June 1.  Have a safe and enjoyable break.
Teacher Appreciation Week--A Message from the Superintendent of Schools
May 3, 2016
Every school day, the 806 teachers working in the Wayne Township Public Schools deliver over 5,000 lessons to their students.  Quietly, they deliver lessons that change lives and inspire students.  They often give students much more to think about after school besides their homework.  There are countless examples of our teachers extending themselves well after the final bell.

Today is a special day to celebrate our teachers.  On behalf of the Wayne Township Board of Education and the administration, it is my pleasure to express sincere appreciation for their excellent work and dedication.   We thank our teachers for being models of patience, honesty, wisdom, responsibility, generosity and for their commitment to lifelong learning. 
 
Sincerely,
Mark Toback
Superintendent of Schools
Operation Take Back
April 28, 2016
On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the Wayne Township Police Department in conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding the annual “Operation Take Back” in the lobby area of Wayne Police Headquarters from the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Wayne residents and the parents of school aged children are strongly encouraged to anonymously and safely dispose of any unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications (pills) at the temporary collection site located at police headquarters.

This one day event will only be held on Saturday April 30th, 2016 between the designated hours of 10:00 to 2:00 and only prescription pills will be collected. For any questions regarding “Operation Take Back”, please contact Detective Sergeant James J. Celentano at 973-633-3550.
"In a Different Key: The Story of Autism" Book Discussion
April 29, 2016
Please join the Department of Student Support Services, Wayne Special Parent Association, and Wayne Public Library Foundation for a book discussion, In A Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donovan and Caren Zucker. This event will be held on Tuesday,
May 3, at 7:00 pm in the Wayne Public Library. Please click here for further information.
WSPA Workshop
April 25, 2016
Please join the Wayne Special Parent Association this Wednesday, April 27th for an important and informative workshop on Puberty & Sexuality within the special needs community. Our renowned speakers include Dr. Peter Gerhardt and Amy Gravino. This event will be held in the Anthony Wayne Middle School Media Center at 7:00pm. Please visit the following website www.wayne-spa.wayneschools.com for more details. 
 
Reminder - Wayne Community Forum, Tuesday, May 3rd
April 29, 2016
We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with Mayor Vergano and the Wayne Township Police Department to present the "Wayne Community Forum, Let's Hear from the Kids", an anti-drug initiative designed to provide updated information about the most current drug trends in our area. We hope to see you and your child at this special and informative event on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wayne Hills High School auditorium. A letter with more details has been sent to all parents and guardians of middle and high school students. Click here for a copy of the letter from Mayor Christopher Vergano and Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback.
Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Registration Information
April 22, 2016
At the April 21 regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education APPROVED the Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program. The five schools selected to host this program based on initial survey results of families will be James Fallon, Theunis Dey, Pines Lake, Randall Carter, and Lafayette. Eligible students outside of the host schools will be bused to their projected locations for the FULL DAY.

Online registration via district website will open on Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. and close on Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m.  Parents will be notified about enrollment no later than May 10.  Please be reminded that the K-Wrap class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 20 students per class, and a lottery system will be used to determine eligibility.  Click here for the Brochure and Flyer.
STARS Restaurant Week
April 15, 2016
The STARS program is pleased to announce their upcoming restaurant week initiative. Restaurants listed will donate a percentage of sales during this event to the STARS Program. For more details, please click here for flyer. 
All Wayne Jazz Festival - Tuesday, April 19
April 14, 2016
The All Wayne Jazz Festival is a great night, which celebrates the Wayne community coming together to enjoy the great American Art form of Jazz!  Wayne Hills, Wayne Valley, Schuyler-Colfax, Anthony Wayne, George Washington and our 1st EVER All Wayne Elementary Jazz band will be performing starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is being held at Wayne Hills High School on TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 and admission is free to all!
Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Update
May 10, 2016
I am happy to provide the community with an update about the kindergarten wrap program, which was conceived as a means to assist our parents in response to the defeated full-day kindergarten special question. Click here for updated information and answers to a number of questions circulating in the community.

Sincerely, Mark Toback, Superintendent of Schools
Spring Recess 2016
April 1, 2016
Schools will be closed for Spring Recess from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 11.  Have a safe and enjoyable break.
Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Registration
March 24, 2016
The Board of Education has formally decided that there will not be a Full-Day Kindergarten program for the 2016-2017 school year in the Wayne Township Public Schools. All registered incoming Kindergarten students are confirmed for a Half-Day Kindergarten program. If you have not fully completed the registration process, and you are planning to have your child(ren) attend the Half-Day Kindergarten program, please schedule an appointment online at wayneschools.com (after March 28) or call your child’s school directly to schedule your in-person appointment to provide all necessary documentation.  
 
At this time, the Board of Education continues to explore the implementation of a Kindergarten Wrap-Around program. This program is designed to complement and extend a student’s overall kindergarten experience in a half-day model. This model offers enrichment activities that are consistent with the methodology and philosophy of the regular kindergarten classroom instruction. Time, materials and support would be provided to enrich the experiences that children obtain in our current half-day program. For more information about the proposed Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program model, please click on the link to view our informational brochure.  Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Brochure
enVision 2.0 Math Program Offers Family Math Nights
January 29, 2016
Parents, students, and siblings are welcome to attend Family Math Night.  View the Math Parent Tip Guide to assist in navigating the enVision 2.0 program.  
    Tuesday, March 8th: (6th Grade Only) Anthony Wayne, Schuyler-  Colfax, and George Washington
- Schuyler-Colfax Hosting at 7:00 p.m.
After School
February 23, 2016
Due to weather conditions, school events up until 6:00 p.m. today will run as scheduled including After Care.  However, all school activities beyond 6:00 p.m. are cancelled.
2016-2017 Wayne Preschool Registration
March 9, 2016
Children from the ages of three to five years are eligible to enter our preschool program. Preschool student registration for the upcoming school year begins on March 14, 2016 and will continue until all classes are full. Interested families may follow the registration procedures for preschool on the district website and fill out the Wayne Preschool Registration Form. Click here to access the preschool webpage.
 
UPDATED WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT
February 5, 2016

Due to the deteriorating weather conditions and hazardous roads, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Friday February 5.

Delayed Opening February 16
February 16, 2016

Due to the inclement weather scheduled for the morning, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing a DELAYED OPENING schedule on Tuesday, February 16,  to allow sufficient time for safe transport of students and staff to school. The schedule for the day will be as follows (Lunches will be served).

Wayne Schools Recognize Educators of the Year!
February 17, 2016
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to recognize our Governor's Educators of the Year selections for each of our schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Great teachers make such a difference in the lives of children and in many cases influence students far beyond the classroom.  Please take a moment to read about our teachers by looking though our flipbooks and slideshows.  We're certain you will enjoy reading about some of the many excellent teachers working in the Wayne Township Public Schools by viewing our Elementary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow, and our Secondary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow. Congratulations to all of our Educators!
ALL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED
January 22, 2016
Due to the winter storm, please be advised that all WEEKEND activities have been CANCELLED
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 23--SAT testing at Wayne Valley High School has been rescheduled for February 20. 

SATURDAY, JAN. 23 and SUNDAY, JAN. 24--All sports, extra-curricular activities and events are cancelled.
EnVision 2.0 Math Parent Tip Guide
January 21, 2016
In order to assist parents in navigating the EnVision 2.0 program, a Math Parent Tip Guide has been created. To view the guide, please click here.
Happy Holidays!
December 22, 2015
Best wishes from the Wayne Township Public Schools for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year. Classes will resume on January 4, 2016.
FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN ADVANCES
January 11, 2016
At the organization meeting of January 7th, the Wayne Township Board of Education voted to implement a free full-day kindergarten program starting in September 2016.  The district will fund the new program by including it within the 2016-2017 budget.
LAFAYETTE, "HALLWAYS THAT INSPIRE," FEATURED ON NJ CLASSROOM CLOSE-UP
December 22, 2015
Recently, the Lafayette Elementary School, Hallways That Inspire project, was featured on NJ Classroom Close-Up.  Click here to watch the video of the event.
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grades
January 8, 2016
As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Wayne Township Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Click here to view a copy. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Paula Clark, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, paulaclark@wayneschools.com, if you have any questions.
STARS PROGRAM MOVIE EVENT
December 18, 2015
STARS will be holding their first movie event at the AMC Wayne/Willowbrook on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10 a.m.  There will be two sensory friendly movies to choose from:  Alvin and the Chipmunks:  The Road Chip and Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  Admission is $5.55 (tax included) per person.  Please note: This is not a drop-off event.  To view the flyer, please click here.
PARCC TEST RESULTS
December 10, 2015
Last spring students from across New Jersey participated in a new standardized testing program known as the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).  After many months of waiting, I am happy to report that our test results are arriving in multiple shipments, and we will be mailing them to you on or before December 18th, assuming we receive the remainder of our shipments as scheduled.
 
When you see the new individual student report for your child, you will immediately notice that the report is very different when compared to what you received for the NJASK and HSPA.  In order to assist you with reading and understanding the new report in advance, please review the parent guides by clicking here.  Some additional parent resources will also be included in the mailing.

On January 21, 2016, the administration will be making a PARCC student performance presentation to the Wayne Township Board of Education.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.  The public portion of the meeting begins at 7:30 PM in the Town Council Chambers.
WAYNE HILLS FOOTBALL AT METLIFE STADIUM
December 2, 2015

Come out and support Wayne Hills Football vs. Old Tappan 
Saturday, December 5th, 1:00 p.m.
at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
For Tickets and Info click here.
Wayne Township Public Schools Welcomes New Assistant Superintendent
November 20, 2015
At the November 19th regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education welcomed Dr. John B. Alfieri to the district. The district wishes him great success. Click here for the press release.
Wayne Hills vs Wayne Valley Football Game
November 3, 2015
Join us on Friday, November 6 to see two great high school football teams in action.  Wayne Hills travels to Wayne Valley for a 7 p.m. kickoff.  See the attached schedule of events which will begin at 4:00 p.m. 
A Message from the Superintendent Regarding Wayne Patch Article
November 10, 2015
Dear Residents,

Recently, an article by Patch Writer Tom Davis listed the Wayne Township Public Schools among school districts with the most violence, vandalism, weapons, drug use, and bullying.  The numbers used in the article were drawn from an annual New Jersey Department of Education report known as the EVVRS (Electronic Violence and Vandalism Report System). I understand how deeply disturbing an article like this might be to many of our parents and our residents.  If you examine the article in greater detail, you will realize that this is simply a case of irresponsible reporting designed to trigger a response that would lead residents to click on the Patch website. Read the full letter.
Preschool Class Added at Ryerson Elementary
October 26, 2015
A new preschool class is opening at Ryerson Elementary School. We are now accepting preschool students between 3 and 5 years old.  The program offers half day sessions in the morning from 8:20-10:55 and in the afternoon from 12:10-2:45, three times per week at a cost of $207.00 per month.                                        
To sign up, call:  973-633-3170, ext. 295.
Parent Math Night
September 14, 2015
Click here for the flyer on the upcoming Parent Math Night.

October date for parents:
October 14 - (6th Grade Only) Anthony Wayne, Schuyler-Colfax, and George Washington
 
Location:  Wayne Hills Auditorium and Commons, 7-8 p.m.
 
September 11, 2015
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2015-2016 School Forms
August 28, 2015
The 2015-2016 school year has begun! Click here to download and/or print forms, then sign and return them to your child’s school as required.  District and Testing calendars may be viewed under Calendars and Schedules above.
Community Pass
August 28, 2015
The Community Pass online payment system has been updated.  Please click here to view the instructions to make payments through Community Pass.
2015-16 Secondary Student Schedules
August 24, 2015
Secondary student schedules will be posted to OnCourseConnect on August 27. To see your child's schedule for the 2015-16 school year, please log on to the portal at:
https://www.oncourseconnect.com/sso/index/wayne

If you have questions about your child's schedule please contact the office of your child's school.
 

If you forgot your OnCourse account name or password, please use the "forgot password" link and an email will be sent to you containing your username and password.
 

For login issues only, please email parentportal@wayneschools.com. For all other inquiries, please contact the office of your child's school.
Back to School Nights
August 24, 2015
Wayne Township Public Schools will be hosting Back-To-School Nights from September 8, 2015 through October 8, 2015. Take this opportunity to visit your child's school and to meet teachers, principals, administrators and Board Members. It's a great way to build that all-important home-school connection. The Back-to-School Night dates can be found on the District & School Event Calendars. Click here to view the calendar.
Secondary Student Schedules Now Posted in OnCourse Connect
August 26, 2015
Secondary student schedules have been posted to OnCourseConnect.  Please log on to the portal to see your child's schedule for the 2015 - 2016 school year.
https://www.oncourseconnect.com/sso/index/wayne

If you have questions about your child's schedule please contact the office of your child's school. 

If you forgot your OnCourse account name or password, please use the "forgot password" link and an email will be sent to you containing your username and password.

For login issues only, please email parentportal@wayneschools.com.  For all other inquiries, please contact the office of your child's school.
 
WTPS Mobile App Now Available for Download
July 2, 2015
Stay in touch with the Wayne Township Public Schools by downloading our new mobile app! Easily navigate through current news and events or check out the latest updates with social media like Facebook and Twitter. Quickly retrieve contact information, lunch menus, and more! It’s your school district available at your fingertips. To download, go to the top navigation bar on the district/school websites > Resources > WTPS Mobile App.
June 16, 2015
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Wayne Township Public Schools Welcomes New Administrators
June 19, 2015
At the June 18 regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education warmly welcomed two new administrators into the district and promoted two current employees to principal positions.  Erica Cerilli-Levine was appointed as the new Assistant Director of Student Support Services.  David Drozjock was appointed as the new Assistant Principal of Athletics at Wayne Valley. Dawn Auerbach, a long-time employee of the district and most recently serving as an assistant principal at all three Wayne middle schools, will be the new Principal at AP Terhune Elementary. Kolleen Myers most recently served as an elementary assistant principal, was promoted and will now serve as the Principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary.  To read the full press release click here.
Last Days of School Reminders
June 16, 2015
-- June 23 minimal day for students (lunch will be served)
-- June 24 minimal day for students and the last day for students (lunch will be served)

The graduation schedule for our secondary schools is as follows:
-- June 22 - Anthony Wayne Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
-- June 23 - George Washington Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
-- June 23 - Schuyler Colfax Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WH gym)
-- June 24 - Wayne Hills High School at 6:00 p.m.
-- June 24 - Wayne Valley High School at 6:00 p.m.
End of the School Year Newsletter
June 24, 2015
Read about the Class of 2015 and other important news from around the district in our end of the school year newsletter.
Principal Donna Reichman Appointed Director of Elementary Education
June 5, 2015
The Wayne Township Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Donna Reichman to serve as the next Director of Elementary Education.  She brings a wealth of expertise to the position from her work in Wayne and in collaboration with other school districts on various curriculum reform, technology, and professional development projects.

Beginning in the fall, she will be new to the Director's position, but no stranger to the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Mrs. Reichman has been a member of the Wayne school community for the past 10 years. Currently, Mrs. Reichman is the Principal of the AP Terhune Elementary School.  Prior to her appointment at Terhune, Mrs. Reichman worked as an Assistant Principal at James Fallon, Pines Lake and Theunis Dey Elementary Schools.  To view the full press release, click here.
Wayne Day 2016
June 2, 2016
The annual Wayne Day festival is being held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. behind Wayne Valley High School and the Municipal Building, rain or shine. There will be children’s carnival rides and food for purchase.  Music, entertainment, and activities will be scheduled during the day, and local businesses and non-profit organizations will have booths at the festival.  Please don’t forget to stop by the Wayne Township Public Schools booth to see what’s going on in the district.  For more information, visit the event webpage at www.wayneday.com.
Sodexo Offers Gluten-Free Menu
May 8, 2015
Sodexo now offers a Gluten-Free menu in all of our schools.  The gluten-free items need to be ordered in advance.  To place an order and to view the menu, click here for further information.
Summer Reading Lists
May 6, 2016
The 2016 Summer Reading Lists are now available.  To access the reading lists for elementary, middle and high school click on the QUICKLINKS tab on the top left corner of the district or any school website.
WSPA Parent Workshop
April 30, 2015
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in the Anthony Wayne Media Center, the Wayne Special Parents Association will be holding their May parent workshop entitled, EmployabilityCome hear exciting success stories from parents as well as new district initiatives.  For additional information, click here.
Wayne Township School District Recognizes Autism Awareness Month
April 15, 2015
April is Autism Awareness Month and in recognition, the school district created an initiative to present students and staff with key facts about autism in order to foster greater collective understanding. The Wayne Schools will be selling pins, buttons, and other handmade merchandise to raise awareness.  Proceeds will be donated to United by Autism. On April 30, the district will "Light It Up Blue" when all members of the community are invited to wear something blue to end our Autism Awareness Month activities.
The District Wears Pink this Friday
April 8, 2015
The Wayne Township Public School District is joining Ryerson Elementary School in wearing pink this Friday, April 10, for Lily LaRue Anderson, who lost her courageous battle with brain cancer earlier this week.  
WSPA Transition Fair
March 26, 2015
On Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Anthony Wayne Middle School cafeteria, please join the Wayne Special Parents Association, the District Transition Team and various agencies who will present the facts about available services for employment, vocational training, transportation, and housing.  For additional information click here.
Spring Recess
March 27, 2015
Schools will be closed for Spring Recess Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3, 2015.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 6.  Have a safe and enjoyable break.
An Evening with the Arts and Fundraiser
March 24, 2015
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is sponsoring "An Evening with the Arts" to be held on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Hills High School.  Students in all Wayne Township Public Schools will be showcasing their talents in singing, instrumental music, acting, art, and dance.   Also, a $5 suggested donation will be given to The Mr. Holland's Opus Fund, who collects and donates new and used instruments to schools across the country that have no music programs (www.mhopus.org).
     
Early Dismissal March 20
March 19, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast, we will be implementing an Early Dismissal Schedule for Friday, March 20, 2015 to allow for sufficient time to safely transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served. All school sports, activities and permits are cancelled. The dismissal schedule is:
  • Grades 1-5 1:15
  • A.M. Kindergarten 11:35
  • P.M. Kindergarten CANCELLED
  • A.M. Preschool 10:55
  • P.M. Preschool CANCELLED
  • Full Day Preschool       12:30
  • High Schools 12:03
  • Middle Schools 12:40
  • Elem. Extended Day CANCELLED
Blackboard Connect
March 5, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Normally, our Blackboard Connect messaging system is very reliable.  This winter, we certainly put the system to the test, and it worked without fail.  Today, there was a technical problem and unfortunately, many parents did not receive a phone call about the school closing.  Even more confusing is the fact that many other people did receive phone calls.  We identified the problem and it is now fixed.  Hopefully, nothing like this will happen in the future.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We will be running a test in the near future to verify that the problem has been fixed.

Please be reminded that, if in doubt, there are other ways to determine if the start of school is delayed or if school is closed.  The website is updated with information about delays and closings, and we also post information on Facebook.  We notify the major television stations.  The district also leaves a recording on our phone system if there is a delay or closing.

Yours truly,
Mark Toback
 
Wayne Schools Recognize Educators of the Year!
February 19, 2016
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to recognize our Governor's Educators of the Year selections for each of our schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Great teachers make such a difference in the lives of children and in many cases influence students far beyond the classroom.  Please take a moment to read about our teachers by looking through our flipbooks and slideshows.  We're certain you will enjoy reading about some of the many excellent teachers working in the Wayne Township Public Schools by viewing our Elementary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow, and our Secondary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow. Congratulations to all of our Educators!
Schools Closed March 5
March 5, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Outcome of Referendum
March 11, 2015
The outcome of the March 10th referendum for safety and security projects for the Wayne Township Public Schools did not pass.  The unofficial vote total was 905 "yes" votes to 924 "no" votes.  This total included vote by mail ballots.  However, the provisional ballots totaled 8 additional "no" votes and 6 additional "yes" votes.
 
PARCC Testing
March 3, 2016
PARCC Letter to Parents from the Superintendent of Schools

PARCC Testing Dates:
  • Elementary Grades 3-5:  April 12 - April 29
  • Middle School:  April 12 - May 5
  • High School:  April 11 - April 15, April 18 - April 22, and April 25 - April 29
Referendum for Safety & Security
February 26, 2015
On Tuesday, March 10th, there will be a referendum from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at all regular polling locations in Wayne.  This referendum will allow voters to decide about whether or not the school district should proceed with a project that will increase safety and security.  In an effort to make this important work more affordable for taxpayers, the district applied for and received a grant from the state which will cover about 40% of the project cost.  The district will be eligible to receive the grant until the end of the school year when this funding opportunity will expire.  Click here for more information.
2016-2017 Kindergarten and New First Graders' Registration
February 2, 2016
Central registration for new students who will begin school in September 2016 will be held during the weeks of February 22nd and February 29th at the Wayne Township Learning Center (Preakness). Beginning February 15th you will be able to complete electronic registration forms and reserve your appointment online.  Each school has both daytime and evening appointments available per our  Fall Pre-Registration Schedule.  Please see our Registration Page for additional information.
PARCC Information for Parents
January 28, 2015
Documents include updated Frequently Asked Questions, sample PARCC questions, the relationship between PARCC and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as resources to prepare our students to take the PARCC.
Schools Closed January 27
January 26, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
Early Dismissal
January 25, 2015
Due to the anticipated inclement weather forecast, we will be implementing an Early Dismissal Schedule for Monday, January 26, 2015 to allow for sufficient time to safely transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served. The dismissal schedule is as follows:
  • Grades 1-5 1:15
  • A.M. Kindergarten 11:35
  • P.M. Kindergarten CANCELLED
  • A.M. Preschool 10:55
  • P.M. Preschool CANCELLED
  • Full Day Preschool       12:30
  • High Schools 12:03
  • Middle 12:40
  • Elem. Extended Day CANCELLED

All school sports, activities, and permits will be cancelled. 

Weather Related Cancellations for Saturday, January 24
January 23, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast for Saturday, January 24, 2015, the following activities are canceled:
Anthony Wayne:  Boys & Girls Club Basketball
Schuyler-Colfax:  Children's Cultural Workshop
Wayne Valley:  Play Rehearsal
Wayne Hills:  Play Rehearsal, Robotics Competition, and Winter Guard Competition
The Public Is Invited!
January 23, 2015
At the January 29, 2015 Board Meeting, the following informative presentations will be provided to the public. Please join us in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 7:30 pm.
1)  Key Findings of the Kindergarten Feasibility Study
2)  Referendum for Safety & Security Projects:  Learn more about our plan and the significant financial incentive that exists at this time.
 
2015-2016 School Calendar
January 16, 2015
At the January 15, 2015 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year was adopted. The calendar can be viewed under QUICKLINKS at the top left corner of this page.
2016-2017 School Calendar Adopted
November 20, 2015
At the November 19, 2015 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year was adopted.  The calendar can be viewed under QUICKLINKS at the top left corner of this page.
Chief Academic Officer of the NJDOE Visits the Wayne Township Learning Center
December 8, 2014
NJDOE Chief Academic Officer, Kimberly Harrington, recently visited the Wayne Township Learning Center's workshop, Applying ELA and Math PARCC Skills to Middle School Science and Social Studies. Ms.Harrington answered middle school teachers questions about PARCC testing and preparing our students for the statewide exam. She also commended the district for their proactive approach.  Read more.
Visit the Wayne Township Learning Center website.
Happy Thanksgiving
November 26, 2014
S.T.A.R.S. Program
November 24, 2014
Students Teaching and Reaching Students (STARS) is now being implemented in all Wayne schools. Students in the program "buddy" with special needs classmates, helping promote acceptance and a sense of community. Click here to view the article which appeared in Wayne Today.  
About our Website: You can look up a faculty or staff's contact information online
December 8, 2014
Our online Faculty & Staff Directory lets you search for an employee's contact information by name or location.  You can find the Faculty/Staff Directory under Quick Links at the top left of the page or the Resources section of the top navigation bar. Read more.
Know the Bear Facts Program
October 29, 2014
On November 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm, in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Wayne Township will be hosting the program, Living with Black Bears in New Jersey.  Residents are invited to attend this free program given by the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife.  Practical information and tips for coexisting with bears will be addressed. For more information contact:973-694-1800 xt3243.
Parent Math Night Resource Folders
October 9, 2015
View the presentations and digital resource click sheets from the Parent Math Night meetings. 
September 11th--National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11, 2014
Middle and High School Schedules Posted
August 28, 2014
Secondary student schedules have been posted to OnCourseConnect. Please log on to the portal to see your child's schedule for the 2014 - 2015 school year.

https://www.oncourseconnect.com/sso/index/wayne
  • If you have questions about your child's schedule please contact the office of your child's school.
  • If you forgot your OnCourse account name or password, please use the "forgot password" link and an email will be sent to you containing your username and password.
  • For login issues only, please email parentportal@wayneschools.com. For all other inquiries, please contact the office of your child's school.
District Testing Calendar
June 22, 2015
The Department of Education revised the Testing Calendar dates for  PARCC, NJ ASK (NJ Assessment of Skills and Knowledge – Science), and NJBCT (New Jersey Biology Competency Test).  Click here for the revised District Testing Calendar.
Last Days of School Reminders
June 6, 2014
Here are some reminders as we approach the last days of the school year:
  • June 24: minimal day for students (lunch will be served)
  • June 25: minimal day for students and the last day for students (lunch will be served)
The graduation schedule for our secondary schools is as follows:
  • June 23 – Anthony Wayne Middle School at 6:30 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 24 – George Washington Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 24 – Schuyler Colfax Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WH gym)
  • June 25 – Wayne Hills High School at 6:00 p.m.
  • June 25 – Wayne Valley High School at 6:00 p.m.
Community Forum on Teen Drug Use
May 28, 2014
Mark your calendars and join us for a community forum on teen drug use to be held on June 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Wayne Valley auditorium. School administrators will join officials from the Township, law enforcement, and county legal and justice systems to discuss the problem facing our teens and what we can do to support them. Click here to view the invitation from Mayor Vergano.
About our Website: Quicklinks
September 10, 2014
For fast access to popular, useful and timely information, click on Quicklinks at the top left of every webpage. More>>
April 11: Minimal Session Make-Up Day
March 28, 2014
Due to the excessive inclement weather events this year, Wayne Township Public Schools has exceeded the five allotted emergency days that were built into the calendar. As a result, the school district is required to make-up one day of instruction in order to comply with the 180-day requirement under N.J.S.A.18A:7F-9 in order to receive state aid. 

Therefore, per our 2013-14 school calendarall Wayne Township Public Schools will operate on a minimal day schedule for students on, Friday, April 11. Please click here to view the minimal day schedule. 

The extended day program will be available on that day. Call 973-968-7427 if you have any questions. 
2014-15 School Calendar
February 7, 2014
At the February 6, 2014 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2014-15 school year was adopted. Please click here to view a copy of the calendar. 
January 22: Schools Closed
January 21, 2014
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Weather Related Early Dismissal
January 21, 2014
Due to the inclement weather forecast for later today, the Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing an  Emergency Dismissal Schedule for today, January 21, 2014 to allow for sufficient time to transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served.  All school sports, activities, permits, and aftercare will be cancelled.
  • Grades 1-5  1:15
  • A.M. Kindergarten 11:35
  • P.M. Kindergarten CANCELLED
  • A.M. Preschool 10:55
  • P.M. Preschool CANCELLED
  • Full Day Preschool  12:30
  • High Schools 12:03
  • Middle 12:40
  • Elem. Extended Day CANCELLED
January 7: Delayed Opening
January 6, 2014
Due to the inclement weather forecast for Tuesday, January 7th, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing a DELAYED OPENING schedule to allow sufficient time for safe transport of students and staff to school. Click here for the schedule of delayed start times.
Weather Related Early Dismissal
December 10, 2013
Due to the continuing snowfall scheduled for the remainder of the school day, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing an  Emergency Dismissal Schedule for today, December 10, 2013 to allow for sufficient time to transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served.  All school sports, activities, permits, and aftercare will be cancelled.

Grades 1-5 8:55-1:15
A.M. Kindergarten 8:55- 11:35
P.M. Kindergarten Cancelled
A.M. Preschool 8:20-10:55
P.M. Preschool Cancelled
High Schools 7:20-12:03
Middle Schools 8:00-12:40
2016 Summer Camp Opportunities
April 11, 2016
The Wayne Education Foundation is pleased to offer their 2016 Summer Camp schedule.  All camps will be held at Wayne Hills High School during the weeks of July 11-15; July 18-22; and July 25-29.  All camps are instructed by certified teachers to provide a higher quality camp experience.

Register early as the classes will close when they reach maximum participants.  There are many fun-filled camps to choose from including Camp Adventure; Instrumental Camp; New Game Development; Art Camps; Mad Scientist; Kindergarten Enrichment; K-12 Interactive Camps, and a 3-week Arts Quest Theater Arts Camp featuring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  Click here to view the flyer.  For more information and to download the application and camp brochure, which include frequently asked questions and answers, click here.   
PTO Student Directory Guardian Consent Form
October 11, 2013
Parents who are interested in signing up for the 2013-2014 student directory must complete the online consent form by October 15. Only parents who opt in using this form will be included and receive a copy of the directory. You may opt in for yourself alone, or one parent may grant permission to include all parents listed for the student. The directory will list the following information as it appears in the district’s Student Information System: student's name and grade; and guardian/parent’s name, address, home phone number and email. If you wish to be included in the directory, click here for the form (you will need your MyGradePortal user name).
FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN SURVEY
December 17, 2015
As many residents are aware, a recent special question regarding full-day kindergarten for the Wayne Township Public Schools did not obtain voter approval.  In response to this outcome, the district is seeking out ways to accommodate parents while recognizing the will of the voters.  Specifically, we are researching the feasibility of creating a tuition-based "wrap-around" program, which would be full-day.  This would be a voluntary, fee-based program.  We have created a survey in order to compile feedback to assist with the design of the program.  For information, and to complete the survey, please click here.
Summer Reading
June 28, 2013
Schools out for summer, but student learning continues. Click here to access our summer reading lists for elementary, middle, and high school. 
Last Days of School Reminders
June 24, 2013
Here are some reminders as we approach the last days of the school year:
  • June 25: minimal day for students (lunch will be served)
  • June 26: minimal day for students and the last day for students (lunch will be served)
The graduation schedule for our secondary schools is as follows:
  • June 24 – Anthony Wayne Middle School at 6:30 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 25 – George Washington Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 25 – Schuyler Colfax Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WH gym)
  • June 26 – Wayne Hills High School at 6:00 p.m.
  • June 26 – Wayne Valley High School at 6:00 p.m.
About our website: Using the thumbnail calendar
November 3, 2013

The thumbnail calendar displays beneath the navigation tabs on the left of the page,  One dot under a calendar date signifies a single event; two or more indicate multiple events.  When you click on a date with a dot, a slide-out box displays information about the event.  More>>

Our website provides links to our social media sites
January 18, 2015
Click the icons on the left navigation panel above the “Home” tab to go to our Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram site and YouTube channel.
Governor’s Secondary Educators of the Year Flipbooks
January 29, 2015
Learn more about our Secondary Educators of the Year. Congratulations to all of our Educators!
Parents can log in to their child's classroom sites
September 19, 2013
Parents can log in to SchoolFusion from a school website by using their child's Wayne Schools username and password. More>>
About our Website: You can view the events of more than one school on a single calendar
September 9, 2013
This is very useful if you have children attending more than one school and you'd like to view their events on a single calendar.
1. Go to the district or a school calendar and click the "+" sign next to "Choose calendars to view” at the top left of the calendar’s name.
2. Click the "+" sign and checkbox next to the school and /or district calendar you’d like to view.
3. Below the list of schools, click the “View Chosen Calendar(s)” button to display all events from the selected calendars.  More
 
About our Website: Clicking on the Wayne Township Public Schools logo...
June 21, 2013
at the top left of the page will take you to the district homepage.   On a school website, clicking on a school's title will take you back to the school's homepage. More>>
WEF Summer Camp: Last Call Registration
May 29, 2013
 The Wayne Education Foundation's (WEF) Summer Enrichment and Sports Camps are still accepting registrations at this time. The camps offer a variety of options from which to choose. ALL classes are taught by high-quality, certified teachers and ALL camps are lead by varsity coaches. Click here to check out the WEF website for more information and to download a brochure and application.
We've Launched our New Redesigned Middle School Websites
April 19, 2013
In addition to a fresh new look for our middle school websites, we’ve improved navigation and expanded content.  In line with the district site, the streamlined homepage prominently communicates school announcements and upcoming events.  New features include the ability to translate the content into different languages and allow students and parents to log in to their class websites from the top right of every page.  We hope you enjoy the improvements and visit often.  Next up—the high school website migrations.
School Announcements
Donations for Puerto Rico
October 11, 2017

Anthony Wayne is taking part in a very important, student-initiated cause.  After the responsible, generous and globally-conscious request of one of our AW students and her sister and friends, we have begun a collection to help in the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
From October 10th through the 17th, students and staff are encouraged to donate monetary contributions and/or other necessities, such as: nonperishable foods items, toiletries, baby products and much more (see list here).  
A collection table is located outside of the guidance office and monetary donations will be collected in homerooms.  All money will be donated to UNICEF.

We thank you in advance for your generosity!
 


Back to School Night 2017
July 19, 2017

Attention all Anthony Wayne Parents/Guardians.  Please mark your calendar for this year's Back to School Night which will take place on Wednesday, September 27th from 7:00pm to 9:15pm.  We hope to see you there!

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Red Ribbon Week Events
October 11, 2017
The following is a list of Spirit Days for Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd-27th.  The purpose of these Spirit Days is to spread awareness among our middle school students about the devastating consequences of drug and alcohol abuse and why it is important to have everyone's support in creating a safe and healthy environment.  Thanks to everyone for your participation in this very important campaign.

MondayOct. 23 - RED-Y To Turn Down Drugs
Students are asked to wear red articles of clothing (hats are not allowed). Please allow students to write with red pens or pencils for the day.
 
Tuesday, Oct. 24 - TEAM Up Against Drugs
Students are asked to wear their favorite sports team’s jersey.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 25 Drugs are WACKED!
Students are asked to wear wacky clothes or a wacky hairstyle to show their support.
 
Thursday, Oct. 27  Drugs Are A NIGHTMARE
Students are asked to show their support by wearing their pajamas. (slippers are not allowed)
 
Friday, October 28 – PINK Out Day- Let’s Find A Cure For Drug Abuse AND A Cure For Cancer!
Students are asked to show their support by wearing pink.
(8th grade Student Council Homeroom Reps will participate in the “Every 15 Minutes” activity on this day. Every 15 minutes throughout the day, a student will paint his or her face white, don a black t-shirt and stop speaking in order to represent a life lost due to drug and alcohol abuse.)
AW School Musical
September 21, 2017

The AW Drama Club is announcing this year's school musical!  They're looking for talented performers, stagehands, and artists to put their skills to the test.  Check out their Google Site for more information about this year's show.
You can access the Musical Info Meeting Permission Slip and the Cast Opening Packet by clicking the links.
 


6th Grade Building Walkthrough
July 19, 2017

All incoming 6th graders and their parents are invited to visit AWMS the morning of August 29th from 9:00am to 11:30am.  Please bring your daily schedule with you, which will be available on OnCourse Connect prior to the walkthrough.

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First Day of School for Students!
July 19, 2017

The Faculty and Staff of Anthony Wayne Middle School will welcome all students back to school on Thursday, September 7th.  Best Wishes for an AWesome 2017-2018 School Year!

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School Supplies for 2017-2018
July 7, 2017

School Supply Lists for each grade level can be found by clicking on the links below.

6th Grade 
7th Grade
8th Grade

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8th Grade Class Trip Meeting
September 8, 2017

There will be an informational parent meeting regarding this year's 8th Grade Class Trip to Washington DC on May 16, 17 and 18, 2018.  The meeting will take place in our Cafetorium on September 18th and will begin at 7:00pm.  A representative from Curriculum Travel of America will be making the presentation.  All necessary forms will be sent home via email blast and posted on our website on September 19th.
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7th Grade Field Day Postponed
June 6, 2017

7th Grade Field Day has been postponed for today, June 6th.  7th Grade Field Day will take place on Friday, June 9th.


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Important 8th Grade Celebration Info
May 25, 2017
Our Eighth Grade Celebration will be held on Wednesday, June 21st at the Brownstone in Paterson.  All eighth grade students attending must complete and return the attached permission slip no later than Wednesday, June 7th.  As detailed in the attached memo, the PTO is asking that each child contribute to the celebration.  
Please click here to access the important memo and permission slip
from Mr. Aulenbach, as well as important information regarding expectations and procedures.
Ability Awareness Bracelet Sale
May 15, 2017

May is Ability Awareness Month!

Help raise awareness by purchasing Ability Awareness bracelets during your lunch period on Monday, May 22nd.  Bracelets are $2 a piece and there are five colors to choose from:  Respect (red), Trust (yellow), Friendship (green), Acceptance (blue), and Kindness (purple).
Click the image to the left for more information regarding the bracelet sale.  Access the Ability Awareness website for more information about this organization.
 


Important Notice for Parents
April 28, 2017

Parents & Guardians:

Please click here to access a letter from district administration regarding the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.  

 


8th Grade Volleyball Tournament
April 1, 2017

The PTO Sponsored Annual 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament will take place on Friday, April 7th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  Admission is only $1.00 and the PTO will have snacks and drinks for sale.  Some of our AW Teachers will be on the teams as well!  
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AWMS GREEN OUT!
April 1, 2017

AW's Green Thumbs Club has declared Thursday, April 13th as GREEN OUT DAY!  All students and staff should wear green to school that day as we focus on taking care of our environment and making green choices.
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Windows Art Show
April 1, 2017

The Annual Windows Art Show will take place on Thursday, April 13th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in our Media Center.  Come out and enjoy the amazing talents of our young artists!
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SPRING BREAK!
April 1, 2017

Spring Break starts on Friday, April 14th and runs through Sunday, April 23rd.  Classes will resume on Monday morning, April 24th.  Best wishes to all AW Families for a safe and fun Spring Break!
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Exciting AW Website Additions
March 22, 2017

There are two new additions to the AW Website.


Have you missed any of our AW Around the Clock episodes?  
Well, now you can catch up on or re-watch any of these broadcasts by accessing the videos through the School Communications tab and by clicking the AW Around the Clock tab.  

Remember all of the great conversations and work we've done through our guidance and homeroom character education lessons?  
You can revisit those collaborative ideas by viewing a slideshow of the artifacts located in the School Communications, AW Activities Slideshow tab.  
 


Mandatory 8th Grade Transition Forums
February 24, 2017
Wayne Township Public Schools is providing mandatory substance abuse forums for all current 8th Grade parents and students.  The forums for parents and students are approximately one hour long and are being offered on Monday, March 27th at Wayne Valley and Thursday, March 30th at Wayne Hills.  Click here to access the memo, which provides more detailed information regarding the forums, including the permission slips to attend, alphabetical groupings and specified times.  
AWMS Annual Blood Drive
January 30, 2017

Give Blood.  Give Life.

Our annual blood drive will take place on:

When: Tuesday, March 21st
Where: AWMS Cafetorium from 3pm to 7pm
* ​Please contact Nancy Carlucci @ 973-389-2120 extension 14 to make an appointment to donate
 


March Spirit Day
March 17, 2017

Our next spirit day will be on Friday, March 24th.

* Wear your favorite (or funkiest) had to school to show your spirit.



 


 

Get your 2016-2017 Yearbook
February 6, 2017

2016-2017 Yearbooks are on Sale until February 20th!

Click here to purchase your AW Yearbook from the Jostens website.
Click the icon to the left to access a flyer with more information.


 


Important 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Forms
February 1, 2017

Attention Parents of 8th Graders attending the Washing DC Trip

In the School Communications, Notices & Documents tab, Washington DC Trip folder you will find 4 documents that must be returned to AW in order for students to be able to attend the 2017 Washington DC 8th Grade trip.  
Please be conscientious about the varied due dates for each form.


9th Grade Scheduling Information
February 10, 2017

Parents and Guardians of 8th Grade Students,


Please click here to access important information regarding
9th Grade Scheduling.

 


Once on This Island UPDATE
January 10, 2017

Cast and Crews of Once on This Island should check the musical webpage for the updated 2017 schedule and other upcoming announcements.



 


Holiday Break 2016
December 22, 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all and HAPPY NEW YEAR from AWMS!

School will be closed for the Holiday Break December 26th through December 30th.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

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The Great RePlay
January 4, 2017

The Great RePlay is a throwback to the golden age of playground and recess games.  It is meant to educate students on living a heart healthy lifestyle, to inspire students to engage in the mission of the American Heart Association and to allow them to experience fun physical activity at school.  Anthony Wayne is one of only six towns in all of New Jersey to have the opportunity to organize this event.  This is a unique and exciting chance for us to make a difference.

The Great RePlay event will take place on Tuesday, February 14th during Healthy and Physical Education classes.  
Click here to access our fundraising page.
Click here and here to access resources about the new event!
Check out a slideshow of the kick-off assembly from Thursday, January 5th by clicking on the School Communications tab AW Activities Slideshows.
 


Check AW Out on Instagram!
November 9, 2016

Now you can follow Anthony Wayne Middle School on Instagram!
Our Instagram account is @anthonywaynemiddleschool.
 Use the hashtag #awmsnj to check out videos and pics of what's going on at AW!


 


Annual Veterans Day Celebration!
September 28, 2017

AWMS will be honoring our veterans during our 13th annual Veterans Day Luncheon on Monday, November 6th. If there is a veteran or member of the military in your family who would like to join us, please complete and return this form by Friday, October 6th.  

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8th Grade Washington DC Trip Info
September 18, 2017
It's hard to believe, but the 2018 Washington, DC trip is closer than you think!  

Within the School Communications, Notices and Documents tab, you will see the Washington, DC folder, which contains and will continue to be populated with very important documents related to this year's 8th grade trip.  
Currently, you will find information regarding  Permission Slip and Parent Chaperone Requests and information from Curriculum Travel of America regarding online registration information, refund policies and a preliminary itinerary  (you can click the hyperlinks to be directly routed to these forms).  
* Please be advised that the registration deadline is Thursday, October 5th.
School Picture Re-Takes
October 22, 2016

School Picture Re-Takes will take place on Friday, November 4th.  
 
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Come Support Our Young Entrepreneurs!
November 28, 2016

The AW TREP$ Market Place will be held on Friday, December 2nd at 6:30pm in the AWMS Gymnasium.  Come support our incredibly hardworking students!



 


September 29, 2016
COLOR-A-THON










AWMS PTO will be sponsoring their first ever Color Run! 
Members of the Anthony Wayne school community who register and raise/donate $30 will be able to participate and will receive a Color-A-Thon T-shirt, string bag, and a color pack! The more money you raise, the more color packs and prizes you get to use during the race!

Register online by just clicking here and use the Group I.D. 120339 or return your envelope with your donations no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. Prizes are not guaranteed after this date.

Event date: Friday October 14, 2016: Registration 3:00-4:00 pm. Run begins promptly 4:00 pm - run will last approximately one hour.

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School Picture Day
September 19, 2016

School pictures will be this coming Thursday, September 22nd. 
  


 
Welcome Back!
September 6, 2016

Anthony Wayne Faculty and Staff would like to welcome back all of our students for the 2016-2017 school year.  We're all looking forward to another incredible year!



 


Access to your Summer Beach Reads!
June 21, 2017



You can access the 2017 Summer Reading List by clicking the QUICKLINKS tab on top of the district's website or at the top of this homepage.


 
Summer Math Packet Update
July 18, 2016

All three Summer Math Packets have been posted to our website.  To access them, click on Academic and Student Programs and Select Summer Math.

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2016-2017 Schedules
July 15, 2016

Student schedules will be available to students and parents on the OnCourse Parent Portal as of 5:00pm on Monday, August 29th.  The Wayne Schools Technology Department will send out an email notification when they are ready to be viewed and/or printed.

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6th Grade Walkthroughs
July 15, 2016

 All 6th grade students are welcome to walk through their schedule on Tuesday morning, August 30th between  the hours of 8:00am and 11:30am.  Student Council members will be available to help our incoming 6th graders. 


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Field Day Schedule
June 3, 2016

AWMS will hold Field Days as follows:

8th Grade Field Day- Monday, June 6th
7th Grade Field Day- Tuesday, June 7th
6th Grade Field Day- Wednesday, June 8th
*Rain dates (not grade-level specific will be June 9, 10 and 13)

PTO will be providing water throughout the day.  Please make sure your child wears sunscreen.

Good luck to all of our Stallions and Have Fun!


End of the Year Events for 8th Graders
June 3, 2016

Please make note of the following dates and times for End-of-the-Year Events for our AWMS Class of 2016:

8th Grade Promotion: Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00PM in the WVHS Gymnasium
8th Grade Celebration/Dance: Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30PM-10:00PM at The Brownstone
8th Grade Breakfast: Thursday, June 23rd at 9:00AM during the last day of school
 


8th Grade Proof of Residency Requirement
April 3, 2017
Please click here to view important information regarding proof of residency for ALL enrolled 8th grade students.  
The available dates to demonstrate proof are as follows:
- April 11th, 12th and 13th from 9:00am-11:00am
- May 1st and 2nd from 9:00am-11:00am
​- May 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th from 1:00pm-2:30pm
* Evening Hours: May 18th and May 23rd from 4:00pm-7:00pm

*All proofs of residency must be submitted to the guidance secretary in person no later than May 24, 2017.
 


 
Attention all Incoming 6th Grade Parents
May 2, 2017

Attention Parents of all Current JFK, Lafayette & Fallon 5th Grade Students

AWMS will be hosting a 6th Grade Parent Orientation on the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd at 7PM.

*This evening is for parents only, as students will  be visiting the school in the morning.

You can access more information from Mr. Aulenbach regarding the orientation by clicking this link.
 
IMPORTANT 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Information
May 3, 2016

Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:

The Washington D.C. trip is quickly approaching and the final acknowledgement form and medication are due at this time.  No medication will be accepted the day of the trip.  All forms and medication are due NO LATER than Monday, May 9th.  Any questions regarding medication, please contact Mrs. Carlucci.
If your child is not sure if they returned the final form, they can check in the cafeteria to see if their name is listed.  If they have any questions regarding the trip, they can see Mrs. Mahoney or contact her at DMAHONEY@wayneschools.com.
You can access the final acknowledgement form here.
When ALL forms are in, bus and chaperone assignments will be posted for viewing.
 



 

Scholastic Book Fair THIS WEEK
November 28, 2016

The Scholastic Book Fair and Book Cafe sponsored by our hardworking PTO will be held this week.  Students will attend the Book Fair with their ELA classes and are welcomed to browse and buy any of the incredible selection of books as well as purchase the delectable variety of treats offered at this event.  Click the icon to the left to access some of this year's book trailers-they range from creepy to thrilling to hilarious!  There's something for everyone; see what books fit best with you.
 


AW Annual Talent Show Fundraiser
April 25, 2016

Come support our very talented AW students and help raise money on:

 ​​​Wednesday, April 27th at 3PM and again at 7PM in the AWMS Cafetorium.

Tickets are $5 and will be sold during lunch periods as well as at the door on Wednesday.

Snacks will be sold before the 3PM show as well as during both intermissions.

BONUS:  AW's very own Faculty Band will be playing! Come rock out with Mr. Aulenbach, Mr. Basile, Mrs. Kane, Mr. Maher, and Mr. Robjohns!

 
The AW Windows Art Show
April 25, 2016

Come view the incredible art work of our talented Windows Arts students in
the AW Media Center on Wednesday, May 11th from 4pm to 7pm.



 


NJHS Members Update
March 24, 2016

Attention Nation Junior Honor Society Members:


Please check the National Junior Honor Society tab under "Students" to access your Group Service Project options in the files section.

 
American Education Week- Parent Visitation
October 19, 2017
In recognition of American Education Week, Wednesday, November 15th has been designated as parent visitation day in the middle schools.  Parents are cordially invited to visit their child's middle school between the hours of 9:00am and 1:15pm.  

 
So Many "Layers" of Entertainment for Shrek, Jr.!
March 14, 2016

Shrek, Jr., The Musical was an incredible success!  Congratulations to the talented cast, crew and directors.  Thank you for making Shrek come alive in a series of outstanding performances!  


 
Make-A-Wish Foundation
February 8, 2016

"Be somebody who makes everyone feel like somebody!"

Our marking period 3 collection will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so we can all be a part of making someone special "feel like somebody."  
The collection begins on Tuesday, March 8th with a brief presentation in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade lunch periods where students will be able to make collections all week.  Additional donations can be made at the main office through the end of the marking period.
Click the Make-A-Wish logo to access the official website for more information and to donate directly.
Algebra Aptitude Assessment for 7th Graders
February 27, 2017

On Tuesday, March 14th, 7th grade students will be completing the Algebra Aptitude test to determine their potential placement in the Algebra I program in 8th grade.  Please click here to access a letter detailing further information about this test.



 
2015-2016 Yearbook Orders
February 29, 2016

It's not too late to order your 2015-2016 AW Yearbook!

<----------Access the Jostens link by clicking the icon and don't miss out on your treasured memories from Anthony Wayne Middle School.



Shrek, Jr. Update
February 10, 2016

Check out the Shrek, Jr. page under the School Communications tab to access the link to the Google Form for Ads/Boosters in the Shrek, Jr. program.



 
Information for 8th Grade Parents and Students
February 10, 2016

Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students:

  • click here to access information regarding the 9th grade scheduling worksheets

  • click here to access a memo regarding the 2016 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge Science, Grade 8, Parent, Student and Teacher Information Guide
 
AW's Tarrah receives a TREP$ on TRACK Tribute!
February 24, 2016
Tarrah, one of AW's 8th grade TREP$ entrepreneurs, received the incredible honor of being featured in February's TREP$ on TRACK Newsletter by making magic in her "Magic Emporium" this year in TREP$.  Check out her feature on page 6 of the publication by clicking the newsletter link above.  We're so proud of your accomplishments, Tarrah!   
 
Additional 8th Grade Washington DC Form
February 2, 2016
Please access the Health Services Overnight Field Trip Information form by clicking the link provided or by accessing the document in the Washington DC folder in Notices & Documents.  This form should be returned NO LATER than Monday, February 8th.  


 
Hoops for Heart
January 22, 2016
AW's Hoops for Heart event was kicked off a few weeks ago during a school-wide assembly.  We are confident that our efforts this year will be even better than our previous contributions.  The event will take place on Friday, February 5th and donations are due by Friday, February 19th.  
Students can click here to register online.
Additional information regarding the event can be accessed by clicking here.

Last Chance to Customize your 2015-2016 Yearbook
January 14, 2016

Don't hesitate another minute!

Monday, February 22nd is your last chance to personalize your AW 2015-2016 yearbook.  Click the icon the access the website and order your personalized yearbook today!  

 
Governor's Educators of the Year Winners
January 11, 2016
AWMS staff and students would to like congratulate our Educational Services Professional of the year, Mrs. Carlucci, our school nurse and Anthony Wayne Middle School's Teacher of the year, Mr. Basile, one of our 8th grade social studies teachers.  Both Mrs. Carlucci and Mr. Basile are beloved and deserving members of our staff. Our nominated staff members as well as our selected educators are examples of the outstanding individuals who make up the group of professionals who go above and beyond for the good of our students.  AWMS is a very special place because of our dedicated, knowledgeable, compassionate and hard-working teachers, educational specialists and support staff.
Upcoming Parent Coffee
March 10, 2017

Please join us for the Parent Coffee at 9:00am on Thursday, March 16th in the cafetorium.
There will be presentations by Superintendent, Dr. Tobak and AW teacher, Mrs. Erny.  Both Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills principals will be in attendance to meet with 8th grade parents and discuss the upcoming high school transition and answer any questions.  We hope to see many of you there.



 
Tim Jackson is Visiting AW
March 17, 2017

Youth motivational speaker, Tim Jackson will be coming for a special assembly at AW on Friday, March 24th to talk about the "incredible effects of helping people, and the prevailing rewards and benefits in giving yourself and service to others."

Check out more about Tim by accessing his website.

 



 

AW Students Play 60 with the NFL
December 17, 2015
Two of AW's 6th grade students won a special opportunity to meet the Jets players as part of NFL and Modell's Play 60 program. For twenty-eight days, they recorded their hours of physical activity in the NFL Play 60 logs. Physical activities included Physical Education, organized sports, unorganized play with friends, walking with the family, and more.They recorded the most hours out of any other sixth grader in Mrs. Kennedy's classes. Their award was to be acknowledged on the field at Met Life Stadium and to meet a few Jets players. The American Heart Association teamed up with NFL play 60 and Modell's to make this opportunity possible. Great job everyone! Click the Play60 icon to see a video from the day.
Lowest YEARBOOK Price of the Year!
December 16, 2015

Buy the 2105-2016 AWMS Yearbook for the lowest price of the year!

From now until December 31st, you can purchase the yearbook for only $40.  
<------  Access the website by clicking the icon.  
 
Don't miss this great opportunity to purchase the AW yearbook!
Donate Pajamas and Books!
January 8, 2016

Final Collections for the Pajama Program are due this Month!

Don't Get Tired; Get Inspired!

As part of our Marking Period 2 theme, Anthony Wayne staff and students have been participating in the Pajama Program, which "provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide." Many of these children are living in shelters, group homes and housing facilities that are below the poverty level and are in desperate need of these basic comforts.  Students can get involved by bringing in "these two simple gifts of pajamas and books [letting] the children know that someone cares."  Click on the icon to access the Pajama Program website for further information.  Donation bins will be located in the front hallway.  We thank you in advance for your perpetual generosity and compassion.


Last Chance for the Toy Drive
December 15, 2015
Our 11th Annual Toy Drive ends this week.  Please bring in a new, unwrapped toy to help a family in need.  Toys will be collected during homeroom.  Students council will be taking their annual trip to the firehouse on Friday, 12/18 and we will be collecting until then.


 
Intramural Volleyball and Deck Hockey
December 15, 2015

Intramural volleyball and deck hockey begin the week of January 11th.

Co-Ed Volleyball will be on Mondays
Co-Ed Hockey (teams of 3) will be on Thursdays

Sign-up sheets will be in the main office this week beginning on Thursday, 12/17.
 
9th Grade Orientation
December 1, 2016

9th Grade Orientation will be held on the following dates:

Wayne Hills- Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wayne Valley- Thursday, January 5, 2017
- For specific information regarding Wayne Valley's orientation, click here.  Access the parent letter by clicking here.

Access each school's website for specific times and locations.
Operation Shoebox
October 28, 2016
 

Our first donation as part of 180 Days of AWesome will take place from November 1st to December 2nd.  We will be collecting useful items that will be sent to our military overseas in time for the holiday season.  In past years, AWMS has participated in Operation Shoebox with great success.  Click here to access a list of suggested items.  Students can bring the items to school and leave them in our collection bin in front of the first floor science rooms.  We ask that donations be received by Friday, December 2nd.


Friday is AW's First Spirit Day!
September 19, 2016

For AW's first Spirit Day on Friday, September 23rd, we are asking all students and staff to wear their favorite super hero shirt to represent and honor all of our heroes.
 


 

2017-2018 AW Yearbook
September 21, 2017

It's not too early to start thinking about your AW 2017-2018 Yearbook!

You can order your yearbook by accessing this link.

Hey, 8th Grade families! Click here to order ads to celebrate your 8th grader's achievements!
 


New Issue of the AW Gazette Hot off the Presses!
November 10, 2015
Check out the first and latest edition of the 2015-2016 AW Gazette!  
In addition to your latest news and sports updates, this issue presents tons of other cool articles about Wattpad, lucid dreams, and what it sounds like to be in a black hole!  
You can access the Gazette by clicking the School Communications, AW Gazette link, or by clicking here.  
Kudos to Mr. McMahon and our brilliant AW Gazette writers.
AWesome Recognition for AW's Character Education Program
May 17, 2017

Anthony Wayne Middle School has received a Promising Practice Award for our 180 Days of AWesome Character Education Program!  
This is an incredible honor and a testament to the hard work and commitment of our students, staff and community here at AW.  
Click here to see our official certificate!









 


PINK-OUT your hair for Breast Cancer Awareness!
October 19, 2015
On Tuesday, October 27th, during Red Ribbon Week, David Ezra Salon & Spa will be donating their time and services for students to add PINK extensions to their hair during their lunch periods.  All proceeds will help support the fight against breast cancer.  Interested students should print out and return the permission slip to the main office no later than Monday, October 26th.  Click here to access the permission slip.
AW Musical Auditions
October 11, 2016

Seeking our AW talented thespians and hardworking stage crew...


It's that time again! Auditions for the AW School Musical will be held October 24th (all 8th grade and 7th grade A-L) and October 25th (all 6th grade and 7th grade M-Z).  

Check the School Communications folder under AW School Musical to locate the folder with the permission slips for cast and crew and information regarding audition dates.  Check the LINKS section for Forms. The Google Form located in this folder MUST be filled out prior to auditions.
Join the Empowered Youth Club
October 13, 2015
Attention 6th and 7th graders:
Join the Empowered Youth Club! Members will use their knowledge and creativity to develop a powerful Public Service Announcement to share with their peers.
                                         Topics Include:
                        
- Become an effective communicator
- Learn to deal with stress
- Embrace your similarities and differences
- Become more assertive
- Tobacco/Drug/Alcohol Prevention
- Enhance your social game
- Become a confident decision maker
- Learn how advertisers manipulate consumers
You can access the permission slip by clicking here or by accessing it through the School Communications, Notices & Documents folder.
Intramural Sports Update
October 7, 2015
Intramural Sports with Mrs. Bishop will begin in November and will run every Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 4.  The activity will be 3-on-3 basketball; students will be responsible for obtaining their teams.  Permission slips will be available soon.  Check back in the Notices & Documents section often for updates.
Parent Visitation Day
November 1, 2016

As part of American Education Week, Anthony Wayne Middle School will host parent visitation day on Wednesday, November 16th from 9:00am to 1:15pm.  Parents will have the opportunity to visit any class (including Physical Education) periods two through seven but will not be allowed to visit their child in the cafetorium during lunch.  Parents will sign in upon entering the building and should have photo ID with them. 

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Week of Respect
September 29, 2015
AW will celebrate the Week of Respect from October 5th to the 9th. We will be kicking off the week with our guest speaker, Matt Bellace and will have our first 180 Days of AWesome homeroom lesson Wednesday, Octobr 7th recognizing our heroes.

Wayne Alliance Sponsored Assembly
September 25, 2015

Youth motivational speaker and stand-up comedian Matt Bellace will be coming to AW on Monday, October 5th to speak to our students about his "How to Get High Naturally" program, which encourages students to "pursue natural highs and make healthy choices."

All AW, GW and SC parents can attend Dr. Bellace's parent presentation on Monday, October 5th at 7PM in the AWMS Cafetorium.
Washington, DC 8th Grade Trip Information
September 15, 2016

Our annual trip to Washington DC will be here before we know it.  
Access information about the trip by reading this letter to parents/guardians of our 8th grade students.  Information regarding how to pay through Community Pass can be found here.
Parents of 8th grade students who wish to attend the trip must complete and return the permission slip/chaperone request form no later than September 26, 2016.

These and any/all forms related to the trip can be found year-round in the School Communications, Notice & Documents tab under the Washington DC Trip folder.
12th Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon
September 23, 2016
AW is proud to announce that we will be holding our 12th Annual Veteran's Day luncheon on Thursday, November 3rd. If there is a veteran or member of the military in your family who can attend our assembly and luncheon, please click here to access the invitation form, which is due back to Mrs. Basilicato by October 7th.
We are looking forward to another wonderful day of celebrating our brave service men and women.
 
Opening Meeting of the AW Musical
September 21, 2015

All students interested in finding out more about this year's musical should come to our opening meeting!  Learn about auditioning, being backstage on the stage crew and painting with the art crew.  
The meeting will be on Monday, September 28th in the cafetorium from 3:00-4:30.  
Please access and complete the permission slip in order to attend.
Can't wait to see you there!
 


6th and 7th Grade West Point Trip
September 16, 2015
Permission slips for the 6th and 7th grade trips to West Point will be distributed during homerooms this week.
Sixth grade will have the opportunity to attend on Tuesday, October 20th.  
Seventh grade students will have the opportunity to attend on Friday, October 23rd.
To access an electronic version of the permission slips, you can click here for 6th grade and here for 7th grade.  Community Pass is accessible for each student's payment of $22.  Payment and permission slips are due by Tuesday, October 13th. * You can click the icon above to access the West Point website.
AW Club Offerings
September 18, 2017

Get involved at AW this year with some great clubs.  You can access permissions slips under School Communications, AW Clubs section.
Here's what will be available. Not all clubs have permission slips posted just yet, so keep an eye out and start thinking about what you would like to do and which one you would like to join:


Robotics Club with Mr. Heinbockel will enable students to explore the capabilities of robotic machines and their impact on society through the use of design kits.  Robotics club will meet on Wednesdays beginning October 4th (click the club name to access the permission slip)

Yearbook Photography Club with Mrs. Buranicz and Mrs. Wilson is a great way to be a part of the lasting memories you're making at AW.  Your photography will be featured in this year's yearbook!  The first Yearbook Photography Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27th (click the club name to access the permission slip).

Music Masters with Ms. Russoniello will inspire you to sing your heart out.  Music Masters meets on Thursdays beginning September 28th. (click the club name to access the permission slip)​

Film Club with Mrs. Kane where students will write, direct and film their own movies.  Students who join this club may even be able to present their movie at a film festival hosted here at AW!  Are you the next Steven Spielberg?  If so, join!  Film club meets on Tuesdays beginning on Tuesday, October 10th (click the club name to access the permission slip)

Newspaper Club with Mr. McMahon where students write articles for our weekly on-line newspaper The AW Gazette.  Do you like to write reviews for movies you have seen or books you have read?  Maybe you are crazy for sports and want to write a sports column?  Check it out and join if this sounds like fun to you!  Newspaper club meets on Mondays beginning September 25th (click the club name to access the permission slip)

Coding Club with Mrs. Bridge offers students an opportunity to explore computer science in a fun and rewarding environment.  Students will navigate the limitless world of technology employing critical thinking, logic, persistence and creativity to solve problems.  Coding, or computer programming, will change the way students think, fostering solid algorithmic thinking skills that will help them in a myriad of pursuits going forward. (click the club name to access the permission slip)​



 

Club Permission Slips
September 11, 2015
Students can begin to access permission slips for AW clubs and events by accessing them in the School Communications, Notices and Documents tab.  Permission slips will become available as club advisors set dates for meetings.  Check back frequently for updates.
Our first posted permission slips are for:
  • Music Masters auditions on Thursday, September 17th with Ms. Sabatino.
  • Robotics Club on Wednesday, October 7th with Mr. Heinbockel.
  • ​AW School Musical on Monday, September 28th with Ms. Valencia.
  • Mural Club on Wednesdays with Mr. Maher
  • Intramural Club on Mondays and Wednesdays with Mrs. Bishop will begin in November
  • Empowered Youth Club on Mondays with Ms. D'Elia will begin on November 2nd.

Place Your 2015-2016 Yearbook Order TODAY!
September 10, 2015

"The best part about pictures is that even when the people in the photo change,
the memory it contains never will
."

​Be the first to order this year's AWMS Yearbook!
 
Click the icon to the left to place your order today.


AW Back to School Night!
July 6, 2016

Anthony Wayne Middle School's BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT will take place on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm.  Click here to access a letter from Mr. Aulenbach for information regarding transportation to and the program for this evening and click here to access the schedule.


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Emergency Card Info
August 24, 2015

Students are required to bring in 2 completed Emergency Cards upon returning to school on Thursday, September 3rd.  You can access the emergency cards by accessing the Departments & People tab, Health Services and then clicking Student Emergency Card, or by clicking here.

 
Back-to-School Night
September 3, 2015

AW's Back-to-School Night will be on Thursday, September 10th at 7PM.  
You can access the evening's schedule by clicking the hyperlink. 




 
Important Information for Students and Parents!
July 28, 2015
Student schedules will be available on OnCourse as of Thursday morning, August 27th.  In addition, AWMS will be open on August 27th from 9:00am to 1:00pm for 6th Grade Students to do a Walkthrough of the building with their schedule.  AWMS student council members will be available to assist with the building walkthroughs.  
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Another 180 Days of AWesome
September 3, 2015

We are proud to continue our 180 Days of AWesome program this 2015-2016 school year.   This character education program, focusing on the six pillars of character, will run throughout the school year, focusing on positive behavioral and academic performances.
Check out information regarding this program under the "School Communications" tab.  In this section you'll find detailed information about the program, marking period themes and collections, and spirit days.  
This marking period's theme is:Let Your Heroes Know They Are Your Heroes.  Once again, we will be collecting for Operation Shoebox, which a huge success last year.  


Summer Math Assignments
July 13, 2015
The third and final Summer Math Assignment is now posted and can be found by going to the Academic & Student Programs tab to the left and clicking on Summer Math.  Students or parents can download the new worksheets.  
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First Day for Students
July 6, 2016

We will welcome students back to school for the 2016-2017 school year on Tuesday, September 6th!



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Congratulations AWMS Class of 2015!
July 7, 2015

 Best Wishes and Congratulations to the 8th Grade Class of 2015!  The Faculty and Staff of AWMS are very proud of your accomplishments and hope your high school years are wonderful!
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Freshmen Orientation Programs
July 21, 2015
Attention all AWMS 2015 Graduates: WVHS and WHHS will be having their Freshmen Orientation Programs on Thursday, August 27th at 10:00am.
 
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8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal Permission Slip
June 4, 2015

Please click here to access the 8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal Permission slip that must be signed and returned no later than Monday, June 15th in order to attend practice at Wayne Valley High School on Monday, June 22nd.


 


Legally Blonde, Jr. DVD Viewing Party
June 3, 2015

Attention Legally Blonde, Jr. Cast and Crew:

Click here to access the permission slip for the DVD viewing party on Monday, June 8th.  This permission slip MUST be signed and returned to Mrs. Valencia's mailbox on Monday, June 8th.

 


8th Grade Upcoming Events
June 3, 2015

Upcoming Events for
​The Graduating Class of 2019 (it's not as far off as you think) 

Washington, DC Trip: Wednesday, June 10 to Friday, June 12
8th Grade Promotion: Monday, June 22nd 6:00PM at WVHS Gymnasium
8th Grade Celebration: Tuesday, June 23rd 6:30 PM at the Brownstone
PTO Sponsored 8th Grade Breakfast at AW: Wednesday June 24th (and the last day of school)

 
6th Grade Parent Orientation
April 30, 2015

Anthony Wayne cordially invites parents and guardians of Fallon, JFK, and Lafayette elementary school students to join our administration, nurse and guidance staff on Thursday, May 28th at 7PM.  During this parent orientation, information will be provided regarding student expectations, schedules and middle school activities.  Please click here for a letter from Mr. Aulenbach detailing further information.

 


Spring Concert Dates
April 26, 2016

Come support our talented chorus and band members!

Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm- Spring Choral Concert

Monday, May 23rd at 7:00pm- 7th/8th Grade Spring Band Concert

Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00pm- 6th Grade Band and Jazz Band Spring Concert


 
 
AW's Got Talent
May 4, 2015

Come support our talented Anthony Wayne students at our annual talent show on
Thursday, May 21st at 3pm and 7pm.




 


Wayne Food Pantry Donations
May 1, 2017

Love Food; Give Food

During the month of May, we will collect for the Wayne Food Pantry.
Help fight against hunger by donating non-perishable food items.  Students should place items on the table outside of the guidance office.
Click here to access a flyer that lists examples of some non-perishable food items that would be welcomed and appreciated donations.

Always remember to try and work to "make this year AWesome for someone else."


Safety Town Registration is Now Open
May 14, 2015

Safety Town is in need of volunteers for a two-week commitment during the weeks of July 6-July 31st, 2015.  Volunteers are required to be at James Fallon Elementary School between the hours of 8:30am -11:30am.  The volunteers will assist the Safety Town Teachers with interactive, activity-based learning about safety issues for children who are going to enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2015.

Registrations are being accepted online using our Community Pass account.  Please go to the district website and click on Community>Youth Programs> Safety Town to register for either Safety Town Volunteer #1 or #2.  There is a limited number of volunteers accepted, so we encourage you to register soon!  
All completed registrations will be approved.  
Please register by June 1, 2015.
If you have any questions, please call (973) 968-7423
Empowered Youth Club
April 22, 2015

Attention 6th and 7th graders: Join the Empowered Youth Club.

Members will use their knowledge and creativity to develop a powerful Public Service Announcement to share with their peers.  You can access the permission slip in the School Communication, Notices and Documents tab or by clicking here.  Permission slips are due to Ms. D'Elia by Friday, May 1st.

Topics Include:
- Become and effective communicator
- Learn to deal with stress
- Embrace your similarities and differences
- Become more assertive
- Tobacco/Drug/Alcohol prevention
- Enhance your social game
- Become a confidence decision maker
- Learn how advertisers manipulate consumers
 


AW students shine in Legally Blonde, Jr.
April 18, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to the talented cast, crew and directors of Legally Blonde, Jr.  This year's musical was another huge success!



 
Wayne Valley Cheerleading Tryouts
May 19, 2015

Click here to access UPDATED information regarding cheerleading tryouts at Wayne Valley HS.




 


April is Autism Awareness Month
April 8, 2015

As part of this month's 180 Days of AWesome, we will be collecting donations for Autism Awareness.  Donations will be collected during lunch periods.



 


AW Musical - Once On This Island
March 19, 2017

Congratulations to the Cast, Crew and Directors of this year's AWMS Spring Musical, Once On This Island! The entire AW School Community is proud of this outstanding production.  Thank you for helping to make the 2016-2017 school year AWesome with your time and talents!

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EOY PARCC Testing Schedule
April 8, 2015

The End-of-Year PARCC testing will be from Monday, April 27th to Thursday, May 7th.  Please click here to view the grade-level-specific schedule.



 
Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!
May 6, 2015
 
The school year is almost over!  
We know it's hard to believe, but it'll be even harder to believe that it ended and you didn't order this year's AW Yearbook!
 
Place your yearbook order before it's too late by clicking the icon to the left.

 

Legally Blonde, Jr. Tickets On Sale for Cast and Crew!
March 25, 2015

Legally Blonde, Jr. The Musical CAST and CREW ONLY ticket reservations will be available as of 7PM TONIGHT, March 25th.  The link will be activated at 7PM.  Cast and crew can click here to fill out the Google Form to obtain a "spot in line" for priority seating.




 
Washington, DC Trip Forms UPDATE
February 23, 2015

Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students:

Additional forms have been placed in the Washington, DC Trip folder under the "School Communications" "Notices & Documents" section of the website.  Final payment and the completion of 3 important documents MUST be submitted no later than Friday, March 27, 2015.  You can directly access this folder by clicking here.
 


 

Fight Against Hunger!
March 10, 2015

As part of our 180 Days of AWesome, March donations will go to the Wayne Food Pantry.  Non-perishable food items will be collected in bins in the front hallway of AW during the entire month of March.  Again, we thank you in advance for your generosity.  

Click the icon to the left to access the flyer.
 
WE ACT Club Fundraisers
March 6, 2015

Ms. Monahan and the WE ACT club members are asking for your help!

Anthony Wayne Parents, Teachers and Staff are invited to join the WE ACT fundraiser to raise money to bring Maasai Chief Joseph Ole Tipanko and Associates to AW on April 14th.  AW students have a great opportunity to learn how to bead from the Maasai women; bracelets will be available for purchase to support the people in Kenya.  Permissions slips are available in the main office.  Seating is limited, so please bring in your permission slip ASAP.

Additionally, WE ACT needs your help for the Flower Power Fundraiser.  Order forms and catalogs will be in the main office or you can go directly to the site by clicking here.  Then go to "Find a Group" and type in "Wayne, NJ."  The WE ACT Club @AWMS will appear.  
If any homeroom students would like to help the club fundraise, please send students to Ms. Monahan in room 117 during homeroom.

Thanks for all your help and support,
Ms. Monahan
 



 

Legally Blonde Update
March 2, 2015

ATTENTION Legally Blonde cast and crew.  Check out an announcement and updates from Ms. Valencia on the School Musical: Legally Blonde page located under School Communications.



 


Slam Dunk for Hoops for Heart Donations!
February 27, 2015

Anthony Wayne has raised a record $3,942.80 for our Hoops for Heart Fundraiser.  Thank you to all who participated in and donated to the incredibly successful event.  A special "thank you" to Daniel Alicea and the Alicea family for being our top fundraisers with donations in the amount of $670.  We are so proud of and thankful for the passion and dedication of our community as they came through like never before to support this important cause.

 


LAST CHANCE to order your PERSONALIZED YEARBOOK!
February 25, 2015
  • Click here  or on the icon above to order the Yearbook & a Memory DVD package deal
  • Check the AW Activities Slideshow under School Communications for a preview of some of the photos in this year's yearbook.
  • Please be aware that you will be able to order a yearbook beyond February 26th, but will not have the option of personalization.

Attention 7th Grade Parents and Students
March 4, 2015

Please click here to access the 7th Grade Algebra Aptitude Test letter.




 
Middle School Curriculum Newsletter
February 23, 2015

Please click the icon to the left to access this year's second Middle School Curriculum Corner newsletter, which includes important information regarding the PARCC schedule, test-taking strategies, and sample tests, as well as, social studies and science course updates and resources.  This document is also located in the "School Communications" "Notices & Documents" section of the website.

 
Parent Coffee RESCHEDULED
February 17, 2015

The Parent Coffee scheduled for Tuesday morning, February 17th at 9:00am has been rescheduled.  The new date/time is Thursday, February 19th at 9:00am.  The meeting will take place in the Cafetorium.  
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After School Activties Canceled
January 25, 2015
All after school activities scheduled for Monday, January 26th have been canceled!!
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Hoops for Heart UPDATE!
January 28, 2015

AW has raised over $1,800.00 for Hoops for Heart!  Mayor Vergano has recognized our school's efforts in a letter to our principal and student body.  Click here to read his encouraging words.

There is still time to contribute to this worthy cause.  

The Hoops for Heart event will take place on Wednesday, February 11th.
All donations are due by Wednesday, February 18th.

Click the basketball heart icon above to access our AW registration page.
Click here for more information.

We thank you for your support and generous donations!


Parent Coffee PARCC Presentation
February 20, 2015

Please click here to download the PowerPoint from the Parent Coffee on February 19th.




 


 

Legally Blonde Update!
January 9, 2015
Check the Musical page for the updated schedule
Gudiance Tab
February 18, 2015

Check out our "Guidance" tab under "Departments & People" for some helpful information including monthly Family Newsletters.




 


Congratulations!
December 19, 2014

A warm and well-deserved congratulations to  Anthony Wayne's Educators of the Year, guidance counselor, Michele Giarrusso for being voted Educational Services Professional and 7th grade math teacher, Dave Kardos for being voted Teacher of the Year.  




 
Winter Break Schedule
December 16, 2014

Just a reminder that Winter Break is from December 24th through January 2nd.  
Students and staff will return to school on Monday, January 5th.  

Wishing our community a safe, happy and healthy holiday season from our Anthony Wayne friends and family to yours!
 


10th Annual Toy Drive is a HUGE Success!
December 16, 2014

Congratulations to the AWMS school community in working with the Paterson Fire Department to collect more than 1,575 toys for the children of Passaic County.  
Click on the icon to the left to read an article about our Toy Drive featured on NorthJersey.com.
Thank you for all those who donated not only toys for those in need, but also for donating your time and compassion during this holiday season!  
 


Requests for Elective Changes for 2016-2017
January 4, 2016
Please be advised that, like last school year, Guidance will not be sending out individual elective choice forms for the forthcoming school year.  Click here to access information regarding 2016-2017 elective placement for your child.


 
Musical Schedule Revision
December 8, 2014

Attention Members of the School Musical:

A schedule revision has been posted on the School Musical Page.  Visit the page to access the schedule and to read a message from Mrs. Valencia.

 
Update: New Clubs
January 9, 2017

There are several new clubs being offered at AW:

  • Chess Club with Mr. Grant begins Thursday, January 12th.  Access the permission slip by clicking here.
  • Board Game Club with Mrs. Spiller will be held on Mondays beginning December 19th.  Access the permission slip by clicking here.  Enrollment for Board Game Club is OPEN; students can join at any time.
  • Freaky Figures Club with Ms. Herman will be held on Wednesdays beginnings January 4th.  Access the permission slip by clicking here.​
  • The Green Thumbs Club with Mrs. Poppe will be held on Tuesdays beginning in January.  For more information, please see Mrs. Poppe in room 113.
  • Fun and Fitness Club with Mrs. Kennedy will be held on Thursdays beginning January 19th.  Access the permission slip by clicking here.
  • WE ACT Club with Mrs. Franks is still accepting members.  Check out the meeting schedule listed on the permission slip by clicking here.

10th Annual Holiday Toy Drive
December 2, 2014

The AW Student Council is organizing our 10th annual Holiday Toy Drive.  Student council members are collecting toys in conjunction with the Paterson Fire Department.  The toys are distributed to needy families in Passaic County to make their holidays a little brighter.  Some children would have no holiday gifts without these generous donations.  In years past, we have collected over 1500 toys.  Please help us to meet and exceed that goal by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy for our collection.  Toy donations will be accepted in homerooms until Friday, December 12th.  We thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness this holiday season!


Freshman Orientation Information
December 15, 2014

Click the icon to the left for information regarding January freshman orientation at both Hills and Valley on January 7th.



 
Veterans Day Movie Slideshow
November 16, 2015
Check out the AW Activities Slideshow section of our page through the School Communications tab.  
The 2015 Veterans Day Movie project is currently posted in this section.  Check back frequently for more slideshows!

 
AWMS Holiday Concert Schedule
November 21, 2016

Tis' the Season for our AW Holiday Concerts!

  • 6th- 8th Grade Choral Holiday Concert: Thursday, December 8th at 7:30pm
  • 7th & 8th Grade Band Holiday Concert: Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00pm
  • 6th Grade Symphonic Band Holiday Concert: Thursday, December 22nd at 7:00pm​

Mandatory Substance Abuse Forum
November 21, 2014

The staff of Wayne Township Public Schools is providing a mandatory substance abuse forum.  This informational program will assist parents and students in making a smooth transition from middle to high school.  Please click here to access the document which contains detailed information regarding dates, times and locations of this forum.

 


UPDATE for 2014-2015 AW Yearbooks
November 18, 2014

Students that purchase a yearbook between November 17th and December 22nd will be entered to win a FREE yearbook (money will be refunded).  One student will be chosen at random through Google Random Number Generator.  
For a "sneak peek" at photos in this year's yearbook, check out the pictures posted on our banner and in the AW Activities Slideshows!
Don't forget to order your AWMS 2014-2015 Yearbook filled with cherished memories!
You can access the Jostens website to order your AW yearbook by clicking here. You can also access the site through "School Communications," "Documents and Notices" in the "links" section.
 


American Education Week
November 4, 2014

In recognition of American Education Week, Wednesday November 19th has been designated as parent visitation day at the middle schools.  Parents may visit their child's classes between the hours of 8:15am and 2:30pm.  You can access the Parent Visitation Letter by clicking the hyperlink and by going to School Communication "Notices and Documents."
 


AW Actitivies Slideshow Update
November 12, 2014

The AW Activities Slideshow page has been updated!  To check it out, go to the "AW Activities Slideshow" link located in the "School Communications" navigation tab. There, you'll find slideshows from our 10th Annual Veterans Day Luncheon, the Veterans Day Movie Project, AW's October PINK-out for Breast Cancer Awareness, the Halloween Canteen, and the 7th Grade Ice Bucket Challenge.  Check back throughout the year for updated slideshows.  


Red Ribbon Week Activities
October 20, 2014

Red Ribbon Week is from October 27 - 31

LOVE YOURSELF.  BE DRUG FREE.
 

For more information about the Red Ribbon Week Campaign, click the logo to access the official website.

Monday, Oct. 27 - RED-Y To Turn Down Drugs
Students are asked to wear red articles of clothing (hats are not allowed).

Tuesday, Oct. 28 - TEAM Up Against Drugs
Students are asked to wear their favorite sports team’s jersey.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 - Drugs are WACKED!
Students are asked to wear wacky clothes or a wacky hairstyle to show their support.

Thursday, Oct. 30  - Drugs Are A NIGHTMARE
Students are asked to show their support by wearing their pajamas.

Friday, October 31 – Say BOO To Drugs
Students are asked to show their support by wearing black and orange.
 


 

8th Grade Washington DC Trip
October 20, 2014

AW's 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C. is scheduled for June 10-12, 2015.  On October 20th, parents of 8th grade students should have received an email with a letter  and permission slip attached (both documents can also be accessed by clicking the hyperlinks).
You can access these documents and any forthcoming information by click the "School Communication," then the "Notices and Documents" tab.  A "Washington, DC Trip" folder is located on this page along with a "Student Activity Payment Link,"  which can also be accessed through the "Parents" tab.
 


New Clubs Coming to AW!
December 2, 2014

There are some exciting NEW CLUBS sponsored by our PTO that will begin at AW beginning in January 2015!  You can access the PTOClubs2015 permission slips for any/all of these clubs by going to the left navigation "School Communications" and "Notices and Documents" tab.  Here's a brief preview of what's to come!
 

  • AW Fit Club with Mr. Petersen is aimed at helping its members enhance their physical fitness level in a fun and safe environment.  Members will practice safe methods geared toward improving flexibility, increasing muscle strength and endurance, and enhancing cardio-respiratory fitness.
  • Chess Club with Mr. Grant will enable students to learn the fundamentals of the game while teaching and practicing a various strategies in the art of chess.  Members will spend their time playing "best of" matches and rotating partners to experience new and challenging games.  
  • Creative Writing Club with Mrs. Wilson is a new club for lovers of reading and writing!  Club meetings will provide a place for students to share their original works of poetry, short stories, and even some novels.  This club is a great way to nurture and support our budding writers.
  • We Act Club with Ms. Monahan is a club that supports students who want to make a difference locally and globally.  Students will work on activities that bring about change to our community and the world, while developing character education skills.  Click here for more information.

AW Author Visit
October 6, 2014

Anthony Wayne has an exciting opportunity to have New York Times bestselling "story man" and author of more than thirty award-winning books, Neal Shusterman come for an author visit on Friday, October 17th.  Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age.  His novels capture the imagination and interest of children, teens and adults alike.  For more information about Shusterman, click the icon to the left to access his website.  
If you would like to purchase a personalized copy of one of Shusterman's exciting novels, you can order one through Bookends.  Mr. Shusterman will personalize your copy during his visit on October 17th.  You must complete this order form and return it to Mrs. Greer no later than Wednesday, October 15th.  
 


Permission Slips
October 6, 2014

AW club permission slips are currently being uploaded to the "School Communications" "Notices & Documents" section of the website.  Check back frequently to download the permission slip for the club you'd like to join.  


 


Musical Update
October 7, 2014

Attention anyone involved in the musical:

 You can access the cast opening packet, Google calendar of events, and any forms related to auditions through the "School Communications" "AW School Musical" link.     

 

 
Johns Hopkins Talent Search 2015
October 1, 2014

Attention 7th Grade Parents:
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Talent Search 2015, is currently accepting registrations for the SAT (or ACT).  The purpose of the Talent Search is to identify and assess the academic abilities of highly able students.  To qualify for the Talent Search, a student must have scored in the Advanced Proficient level (250 and above in the English Language Arts or Mathematics) on the 2014 NJ ASK.  Additional information can be found on the Johns Hopkins website.   If you would like to have your student participate in this program, please apply to the Talent Search online or contact Johns Hopkins directly at 410-735-6278
The decision to participate is strictly up to each student’s parent/guardian and this program does not have any impact on academic placement at the middle school level, nor is it an endorsement of Johns Hopkins University.
 


 

Honoring Our Vets
November 1, 2014

Anthony Wayne's 10th Annual Veterans Day Assembly will be held on Tuesday, November 11th.  



 


PE Uniforms for Sale
August 20, 2015
Uniforms for physical education class are now available for purchase on Community Pass.  This can be found by clicking the Parents Tab on the district home page and then by clicking on Student Activity Payments. 
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2016-2017 Supplies List
June 22, 2016

Click below to access the 2016-2017 suggested school supplies list for each grade level at AW.






Grade 6

Grade 7   

Grade 8


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School Pictures
September 3, 2014

School Picture Day at AWMS will be on Thursday, September 18th.  Lifetouch order forms were distributed in homerooms this week.  Please fill out the forms, include payment, and send to school with your child on picture day.  Students will bring forms with them when they go to take their photo.

 

 
Operation Shoebox
November 1, 2014

For the month of November, in connection with our 180 Days of AWesome, AWMS would like to collect supplies to be sent in care packages to U.S. troops that are stationed overseas.  Our collection will be received by our military during the holiday season.  All supplies and donations must be received by November 21, 2014.  Please click on the Operation Shoebox icon to the left to access the list of frequently requested items.  

 
Best Wishes for a Safe & Happy Summer
June 25, 2014


Student Schedules posted on Parent Portal - Thursday, August 28th 

Incoming 6th Graders Building Walk-throughs - Thursday, August 28th


                              First Day Back for Students - Thursday, September 4th

 
Physical Education Uniforms
September 3, 2014

All students are required to change into appropriate attire for physical education classes.  The physical education department has uniforms for sale consisting of a gold shirt and blue shorts, both screen printed with the Anthony Wayne logo.  The cost of the uniform is $13 for both the shirt and shorts. If you need to purchase one of the items separately the cost is $4.00 for the shirt and $9 for the shorts. The uniform distribution will begin next week during the opening days of school for those who purchased one or both of the items.
The only way to purchase the uniform is by using a credit card. You must go to the Anthony Wayne Middle School website and on the left side of the screen click on the Parents tab then Student Activity Payments. You will then be directed to Community Pass at which point you login if you have an account or create one. Then select AWMS Physical Education uniform’s and locks, etc.
You will then choose the shirt, short, size and quantity (max of two uniforms per student).
The physical education teachers will receive a listing of those students who purchased a shirt or shorts and will distribute them to the student. 


2014-2015 School Supplies
July 1, 2014

For families that are interested in purchasing school supplies in advance, team teachers at AWMS have worked together to create a general supply list for each grade level. You can currently access supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year from the links below and/or continue to access the lists by going to the "School Communications" then "Documents and Notices" link:

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
 
LAST CHANCE to get your 2016-2017 AW Yearbook!
May 31, 2017

                                 Don't miss it!

This is your last chance to order a 2016-2017 AWMS Yearbook!  
Don't miss out on all of your favorite middle school memories...

 


Wayne Hills Orientation
July 25, 2014


Orientation for AW
 graduates atttending Wayne Hills High School will be on Thursday, August 28th at 10:00am





Middle School Review
June 9, 2014

With the school year soon coming to a close, the Wayne Township Public Schools has released a newsletter called "Middle School Review."

Please click here to access the newsletter and read about many of the events and changes that have taken place at the middle level this year.



FAME DVD Viewing Party
June 6, 2014

Our DVDs and CDs from our production of FAME are finally here! It’s time for our DVD viewing party and CD release. The party will take place on Wednesday, June 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Cafetorium. Click here to access the permission slip. Wear your FAME shirts to the party. Hope to see you there!



6th Grade Orientation
June 2, 2014


On Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m., AWMS will be having orientation for the parents of our incoming 6th graders from JFK, Lafayette, and Fallon elementary schools. We hope that you will join us to meet the administrative staff, guidance staff, the nurse,and several members of the AWMS PTO. 


8th Grade Events - Coming Soon!
June 2, 2014

Below is a listing of our upcoming events for the 8th grade class:

June 20 - 8th Grade Dance 7:00 p.m. at the Crown Plaza in Fairfield, NJ
June 23 - 8th Grade Promotion at 6:30 p.m. in the WVHS Gymnasium
June 24 - 8th Grade Breakfast (during the school day)

8th Grade Dance Info:
For additional information regarding the 8th Grade Dance, please download the letter from Mr. Aulenbach and/or the Early Dismissal Form.

8th Grade Promotion Practice Info:
All students must print and return the 8th Grade Promotion Practice Permission Slip no later than Friday, June 13th in order to attend promotion practice at Wayne Valley on the morning of June 23rd.



6th Grade Field Day Rescheduled
May 22, 2014
 6th Grade Field Day will take place on Tuesday, May 27th!!  
AW Talent & Acting Showcase
May 2, 2014

On Thursday, May 29th at 4:00 p.m. we will be presenting an "Acting and Talent Showcase" featuring the talented students here at Anthony Wayne. Tickets will go on sale on May 19th. All tickets are $5. Seating is first come, first served. Tickets will also be available at the door. Hope to see many of you there!



Runners-up in National Science Bowl
April 30, 2014

After winning at the state level, five Wayne students, including Rohan, Sangjun, and Robert: 8th graders here at AW, advanced to the National Science Bowl held in Washington, D.C. There were 48 teams from all over the country that made it to the nationals, and their team, the JDroids, represented the state of New Jersey for the first time since the competition began in 2002. That, in itself, is a tremendous achievement.

Eliminations were held on Saturday, April 26th and the team competed in back to back sessions with 7 teams from their division - ultimately going through Double Elimination rounds with the top 16 teams. The JDroids made it to the top two and were runners-up - receiving a trophy, among other awards. Additionally, they participated in a car racing competition and were one of six teams that received an award for design. Congratulations, JDroids. We are so proud of you. Way to go! 

Click for photos from the competition: photo1, photo2, photo3, photo4


It's (Almost) Summer Reading Time Already!
June 3, 2015

Students can get a head start on their summer reading for the 2015-2016 school year.  Summer reading lists and graphic organizers can be accessed by clicking "Academic & Student Programs" and then "Summer Reading," via "Quicklinks," or by clicking here.

Happy (Soon-to-be-Summer) Reading!
 


The Latin Quiz Bowl
March 31, 2014

Congratulations to our AW students - Danielle, Rohan, Nayef, and Sangjun - who took FIRST PLACE in the State Championship for Latin I!

On Saturday, April 5, the group competed at Clearview Regional High School in Mullica Hill, NJ and accomplished an overwhelming victory. They are now eligible to compete for the National Championship to be held at Emory University, Atlanta , Georgia from July 28 - August 2, 2014.

Kudos and cheers to our outstanding Anthony Wayne students and their teacher, Sherry Schleicher! 

Please click here to view the attached photo.  


Comeback Clothes Campagin
April 14, 2014

In an effort to give back to our world, the 7th graders are participating in DoSomething.org's Comeback Clothes Campaign and are collecting unwanted, used, and/or abused clothing to donate. Additionally, students who participate, upon submission of a photo, will be eligible to win a $10,000 scholarship. Click here for further information and the permission slip.



National History Day Results
March 31, 2014

AWMS had eight 7th grade Social Studies student projects competing in the National History Day Regional Competition held at Seton Hall University. All of the groups presented great work and Anthony Wayne is pleased to report that two groups qualified to go on to the state level competition at William Paterson on May 3rd! Way to go! 

Congratulations to all the students who partcipated, as well as their social studies teachers: Ms. Miller and Mr. Rohan.


FAME DVD and Photo CD Orders
October 29, 2013

Congratulations to all those who participated in this year's annual spring musical, Fame and thank you so much to those who supported the production! 

Any cast and crew members who are interested in purchasing a DVD or Photography CD of the production should download, print, and return the forms with full payment no later than Friday, April 4th. Forms must be returned to the Theatre Drop Box outside of room 208 or the main office.
 

TICKETS FOR FAME!
February 28, 2014

At 5:30 p.m. or later, on Saturday, March 1st, CAST and CREW members will be able to submit their ONLINE priority ticket reservation request by CLICKING HERE

The ticket order forms will be numbered in the order they are submitted/received. Google Forms creates a “timestamp” and will accurately put all orders in the order of the time they were completed. We will fill orders in this order.

This online Google Form, for early Cast/Crew priority seating, will be available only through the end of the day on Sunday, March 2nd. After this date, please complete the TICKET ORDER FORM and return to the main office in an envelope with full payment.

Additionally, any family who completed the above Google Form, MUST submit the TICKET ORDER FORM, along with full payment no later than Friday, March 7th, or you will "lose your place in line" and your tickets will no longer be reserved.


Internet Safety & Cyber Bullying Presentation
February 28, 2014

On Thursday, March 6th, FBI Special Agent, Christian Schorle, will present information regarding Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying. In preparation for next week's presentation we are providing various resources, including a quiz, for your child to preview. Please encourage your child to download and view the following prior to the assembly: Cyberbullying Unplugged, Middle School Quiz, and Your Guide to Social Networking 



AW Parent Forum
March 25, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Coffee and/or Parent Forum on March 13th.


For those of you that were unable to attend, but are still interested in the information that was presented, click here to access the PowerPoint presentation utilized during the forum to present information regarding changes to the curriculum as a result of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), in addition to the anticipated changes to our state assessment with the new PARCC assessment, replacing the NJASK, next school year.


Middle School PARCC Testing Dates
March 17, 2017

Middle School PARCC Schedule 2017

This year, because of a great influx of technology, we have been able to minimize the total days of impact due to PARCC from eighteen to ten.  Each grade will be testing a total of five days, testing Language Arts then Math.  To shorten the number of impacted days two changes were made.  First, on some days students will be testing in both the morning and afternoon.  Second, 6th and 8th grade will be testing at the same time.  (For further details about scheduling see below.)  In addition this year, since Wayne was selected by the state for field test participation, each student will take one additional section of ELA.  There will be no testing on April 27th for Take Your Child To Work Day.

 

Grade 6 and 8 Testing Dates

 

Tuesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 26

Friday,     April 28

Monday,  

May 1

Tuesday,

May 2

Morning

ELA

ELA

ELA

Math

Math

Afternoon

 

ELA

 
 

Math

 
 

Grade 7 Testing Dates

 

Wednesday, May 3

Thursday, May 4

Friday,

May 5

Monday,

May 8

Tuesday,

May 9

Morning

ELA

ELA

ELA

Math

Math

Afternoon

 

ELA

 
 

Math

 


WVHS Cheerleading Tryouts
March 31, 2014

All eighth grade students who will be attending Wayne Valley next fall and are interested in trying out for the high school cheering team should click here for further information.

Tryouts will be held May 28th, 29th, and 30th.




Algebra Aptitude Test
February 20, 2014

Please be advised that the Algebra Aptitude Test has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 2014 during first and second periods. The test is given to determine potential placement in the Algebra program in grade 8. Click here for a letter from Mrs. Foti with more specific information. 



 
New Quarterly Issue From Our Guidance Department
January 24, 2014

The Guidance Department here at AW has just released another quarterly issue. This quarter, the focus is on cyberbullying. The issue focuses on warning signs and includes a link for parents to access with further information about what families can do if they believe cyberbullying is a problem in their child's life. Click here for the issue or click on the "Departments & People">"Guidance" to access all quarterly issues at any time.


Dignity & Respect - Presentation by Motivational Speaker, David Flood
January 21, 2014

On Tuesday, February 4th, Youth Motivational Speaker, David Flood, will be here at AW to present an assembly on "Dignity & Respect" to each grade level, as well as spend time with the students during their lunch periods. His goal is to identify issues the students may be dealing with and guide them through the situation. Students will leave with a "call to action"... to reach, to respect, and to do! For more information, click here.



Implementation of the Middle School Breakfast Program
December 16, 2013

On Tuesday, January 14th, Anthony Wayne will participate in "Let's Get It Started Day" as an introduction for students and parents to see and try breakfast in our school cafeteria. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 7:50 am so that students and parents can sample the breakfast options.



Cycle & Music Classes
January 6, 2014

Attention all families of students in 6th and 7th grade here at AWMS. All students must download and complete the attached forms indicating whether each student will be participating in band, chorus, or an exploratory cycle class. Click to download the forms for current sixth graders going into seventh grade or current seventh graders going into eighth grade. All forms must be completed and returned to school no later than Friday, January 17th.



New Clubs at AWMS
December 19, 2013

Anthony Wayne is pleased to announce that there are two new clubs starting in the new year after school: a Keyboarding Club, beginning on Tuesday, January 14th, and a Math Clinic, beginning on Wednesday, January 15th. Additional information and permission slips can be found under "School Communications">"Notices & Documents" or click the links for Keyboarding and/or Math.



One Hour of Code
December 5, 2013


The week of December 9 marked Computer Science Education week and here at AWMS we participated in a fun activity called "One Hour of Code." Click here for a slideshow presentation highlighting some of our AW students and staff members. 



Anthony Wayne Newspaper
December 13, 2013

A new edition of the Anthony Wayne Newspaper has been updated on our online website. Click here to check out the new feature articles, stories, and updates. In the future, the school newspaper can always be accessed by clicking on "School Communications">"AW Golden Gazette."




The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive
December 2, 2013

For the next "8th Grade Team Challenge," homeroom teachers will be collecting brand-new pajamas, sizes newborn to adult. Pajamas must be given to your homeroom teacher no later than, Friday, December 6. For every pair of pajamas we collect, Scholastic Reading Club will match a book to the pajama to be distributed by the Pajama Program to children in need throughout the country. If you do not want to purchase a new pair of pajamas, each homeroom teacher will also be collecting any cash donations to put towards the purchase of new pajamas from our school.

The winning team will get to wear their pjs on an announced date in the future. Additionally, a special prize will be given to all students, from both teams, who participated.


TREP$ Marketplace Event at AW
November 21, 2013

TREP$, an entrepreneurship educational program, has been up and running here at AW. On the evening of Friday, December 6th, our school will host the annual event from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Come visit the various vendors making homemade items and original products for sale and support our students operating their own businesses!


New Sign Language Club at AW
January 27, 2014

The Sign Language Club, a brand new club here at Anthony Wayne, will meet after school with Mrs. Maloney every Thursday in Room 220 - starting on February 6th and ending on May 1st. The club is open to students in all three grades. If you would like to learn sign language and learn about the deaf community, please click here to download the required permission slip and gain further information.



9th Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon
November 21, 2013


On November 11, nearly 115 people,
including 38 veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, gathered in AW's Media Center for our 9th Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon to honor and thank the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. Thanks to all of the staff members who contributed their time and expertise to the event, as well as the PTO for their time and generous donations to help make the event a success. Additionally, we wish to acknowledge several local restaurants who donated food for the luncheon: The Paris Inn, Positano's, Anthony Franco's, and Tony's Touch of Italy II. Please  take a look at photos from the event located on the AW Activities Slideshows tab, or click here.


Parent Visitation Day
November 4, 2013

In recognition of American Education Week, Wednesday, November 20th has been designated as Parent Visitation Day at the middle schools. You are cordially invited to visit your child's classes between the hours of 8:15 am and 2:30 pm. Click here for a detailed letter with more specific information about the day. Feel free to join us here at AW that day.



Classroom Spotlight
October 29, 2013

AW's new "Classroom Spotlight" page is up and running! This new feature here at Anthony Wayne allows our families the opportunity to take a sneak peak inside the walls of our school and uncover many of the amazing events, activities, and lessons that our students are engaging in. Click here, or go directly to "School Communications">"Classroom Spotlight."



New Classroom Spotlights Added
December 13, 2013

Miss Bradley's classes have just added another new "Classroom Spotlight" page highlighting the 6th grade. Click here to take a look inside the walls of AW, not only in this class, but in several others as well. In the future, you can find the "Classroom Spotlight" page by clicking on "School Communications">"Classroom Spotlight."



High Focus Center's Tips for Parents
October 17, 2013

The Wayne Alliance has provided us with some excellent guidelines from High Focus Center's clinical experts regarding substance abuse and suggestions as to what parents can do to be proactive. Click here for their parental tips, as well as further contact information if a problem should ever arise.


AW Golden Gazette
October 14, 2013

The AW Golden Gazette is a school newspaper unlike most others. Instead of a traditional black and white printed verision, AW's school newspaper is available online through our own personal webpage. We now have a direct link under the "School Communications" tab called "AW Golden Gazette" that will always take you directly to the website or you can access it by clicking here.



Annual 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip
October 10, 2013

One of the highlights of the year for our 8th grade students is the annual three-day class trip to Washington D.C., scheduled for May 14-16, 2014. Payments for this trip this year will be made through a new online payment system. Please download the informational letter from our principal for more information, as well as the permission slip/chaperone request form.


9th Annual Veteran's Day Luncheon
September 25, 2013

Anthony Wayne Middle School is proud to announce that we will be holding our 9th Annual Veteran’s Luncheon on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

The Veteran’s Luncheon is our opportunity to honor the family members and friends who have served or are serving our country. All students related to any veteran(s) are invited to attend the luncheon. If there is a veteran or member of the military in your family who can join us, please click here to complete the online form no later than October 18th.


AW Activities Slideshow
October 9, 2013

If you haven't done so already, please make sure to take a look at photos from various AW events on our "AW Activities Slideshow" feature found on the "School Communications tab. Click here to take a peak at some new photos added to our slideshow page from TREP$ and the Annual Toy Drive. In the future, you can always access this feature by clicking on "School Communications">"AW Activities Slideshows."


Windows Art Show at AW
March 17, 2014

The 6th Annual Windows Art Show will take place on Thursday, April 17th, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Artwork will be hung in the Media Center as well as in the hallway leading to the Media Center.  The show is open to students and faculty from 3:00-4:00pm and is then open to parents from 4:00-7:00pm.


Welcoming our New Principal: Mr. David Aulenbach
September 18, 2013

Many of you may have had the pleasure of meeting him at "Back to School Night", but on Monday, September 30th, Mr. David Aulenbach will officially begin his position as the principal of Anthony Wayne. Please click here for an introductory letter directly from our new principal. We look forward to welcoming him to the A.W. family.


UPDATE: A.W.'s Annual School Musical Production
September 18, 2013

UPDATE!

At the first meeting of the year, the title of this year's school musical was announced.
We are thrilled to report that AWMS will be performing in March of 2014.

Those interested in being in the CAST should download the "CAST OPENING PACKET." This should be brought with you, completed, to your audition. You must come prepared with one of the songs chosen by the directors and one of the acting sides as well. Click for BOYS audition songs or GIRLS audition songs. All acting sides can be downloaded as well. Students auditioning may want to listen to the songs from FAME online to help with the audition. Click here! Audio clips can be found on the bottom left side of the page.

Those interested in being on ART or STAGE CREW should download the "CREW OPENING PACKET." This packet, and your letter of interest, must both be e-mailed and/or handed into the "Theatre Drop Box" outside of room 208 no later than Monday, October 21.

Additionally, all students interested in cast or crew MUST complete this online form, if you have not already done so. 


School Clubs & Activities
September 20, 2013

Anthony Wayne Middle School has a wonderful selection of clubs and extra curricular activities that students can participate in. Click on the "School Communications" tab under Notices & Documents to access handouts and permission slips for our available school activities including: Mural Club, Robotics Club, Music Masters, Newspaper Club, and more!


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
October 9, 2013

ATTENTION 7th GRADE PARENTS:The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Talent Search 2014, is currently accepting registrations for the SAT (or ACT). The purpose of the Talent Search is to identify and assess the academic abilities of highly able students. To qualify for the Talent Search, a student must have scored in the Advanced Proficient level (250 and above in the English Language Arts and /or Mathematics) on the 2013 NJASK. Interested families should fill out the online application. Click here for the program brochure.

The decision to participate is strictly up to each student’s parent/guardian and this program does not have any impact on academic placement at the middle school level, nor is it an endorsement of Johns Hopkins University


Shifting Gears in Wayne
September 10, 2013

According to the N.J. Department of Education, the Common Core Standards (CCSS) provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn and be college and career ready, PARCC Assessments measure student progress towards standards, and AchieveNJ Evaluation System provides individual teachers with targeted feedback and nuanced data to improve practice. All these initiatives are reflective of best practices steeped in educational research intended to work together for one common purpose...enhanced student learning. Click here for further information from the New Jersey Department of Education.


Art with a Repurpose
August 30, 2013

In the "Back to School 2013" edition of Wayne Magazine, Mr. Thomas Maher and Ms. Rolla Herman, Anthony Wayne's art specialists, and our AW students were featured for their imaginative use of recycled items. Congratulations to our art department for their hard work, creativity, and dedication! Click here for the full article. 


October 2, 2013
Student Schedules & Building Orientation
August 9, 2013
All Student schedules will be available on August 29, 2013 through our Parent Portal.  Additional information will be posted here and on the district website as it becomes available.

6th Grade/New Student "Walk-Throughs" will take place on Thursday,  August 29, 2013, from 10:00-11:30 and 1:00-2:30.  Students should bring a copy of their 2013-2014 schedule.
Building Orientation
August 7, 2013
   6th Grade/New Student "Walk-Through" will take place
   on Thursday August 29, 2013, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
   Students should bring a copy of their 2013-2013 schedule.

 

Student Schedules
August 7, 2013

All student schedules are now available through MyGradePortal.






Parent Survey
June 10, 2013
Click here to take the parent survey on Middle School Reorganization.
Sixth Grade Orientation
May 13, 2013
Click here for a letter from the principal about the June 5th Anthony Wayne Middle School Orientation
Math Madness at AW
May 9, 2013
From March 4 to April 22, the 7th grade Mustang team participated in the National Tenmarks.com "Math Madness" contest answering almost 40,000 math problems under the direction of Mrs. Mary Lou Lee. Period 7, pictured here, was the Anthony Wayne overall contest winner with 530 questions answered per student!
Anthony Wayne Students Participate in National History Day
May 7, 2013
Anthony Wayne students competed in Saturday's National History Day at William Paterson University. Read about them and the competition here.

Middle School Websites to get a Fresh New Look
April 17, 2013
We hope you enjoy previewing the new design for our middle school websites.  In line with the district site, the middle schools will see a fresh new look, improved navigation, expanded content, and enhanced functionality.

If you are looking for the class websites or PTO webpage, please use the Quicklinks menu at the top left of the page.

Teachers & Students:

To log in: 
  • Go to your SchoolFusion website and click the Login icon at the top right of the page.
  • Type your username and password and click Login
  • The Login icon then changes to a Logout button.

To Navigate to Your Pages:

The new design includes an upgrade to the latest release of SchoolFusion’s Personal Dashboard, which now displays on the left navigation panel above the Calendar.

  • Go to your Personal Dashboard and click the FusionPages tab to access your classrooms and pages (previously found via the Go To Group dropdown).

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