The Student Council will be hosting a Hats on Day on Wednesday, May 29. Students are being asked to donate a minimum cash donation of $5.00 to the Hats on Day fundraiser. If you would like to donate, please send in your donation to the classroom teacher beginning Wednesday, May 1. All donations will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Please click here for more information.
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, and Mayor Christopher Vergano are proud to be sponsoring the annual “Community Forum”. 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 opiates and prescription drug abuse in our community and New Jersey. This year’s “Community Forum” is graciously sponsored by the Wayne Education Association, the Albert Anthony Kayal Foundation and the Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse and will be held on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 from 7pm-9pm at the Wayne Valley High School auditorium located at 551 Valley Road. This year’s program will feature former pro basketball player Chris Herren who will speak about his addiction and recovery.
At the regular meeting of the Wayne Board of Education held on May 16th, board members enjoyed an impressive demonstration carried out by students from the newly formed elementary robotics team. During their robotics demonstration, students showed how the robot they built was able to navigate a challenging course. The robot was successful and it made a series of turns as it moved through the course.
The annual Wayne Day event is being held at the open grass fields behind Wayne Valley High School, 551 Valley Road, on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. rain or shine. This year marks the 27th anniversary of Wayne Day and will prove to be a spectacular day for all who attend. The day will be filled with live music, kiddie rides, dunk tank participation, a petting zoo, reptile viewing zoo, and pony rides. In addition, there will be magician shows and BMX Bicycle Stunt Ramp shows.
In partnership with the Laurelwood Arboretum Education Committee, the Wayne Township Public School District is exhibiting a sample of student art from all 14 schools. The exhibit showcases student achievement at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. An exciting addition to the show is a district-wide TV video montage produced by Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley seniors. The TV production will be unveiled to the community as a celebration of the students, with interviews that provide reflections on the arts across student academic experiences.
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that when US News and World Report released their 2019 Best High School Rankings, both Wayne high schools were included among the best high schools in New Jersey and the United States. Wayne Valley was ranked 94th among 438 high schools in New Jersey and 2,232nd among 17,245 high schools from across the United States.