District Announcements

  • James Fallon Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

    October 1, 2018 - The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that Fallon Elementary School was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. Fallon Elementary was one of 349 schools selected nationally for this coveted award. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. The National Blue Ribbon School Award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.

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  • 2018-2019 Districtwide Testing Calendar

    October 1, 2018 - Dear Parents and Guardians: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, school districts are required each year by October 1 to provide notification to parents and guardians regarding information on any state assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered in the school district during the current school year.

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  • Board Regulations Added to Website

    In addition to Board of Education Policies, Board Regulations are now available on our website.

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  • Welcome Back Letter from the Superintendent

    September 5, 2018 - Dear Parents and Students: It is with great excitement that I write to you today to welcome you back to school. Now in my fifth year as Superintendent of Schools, it remains a pleasure to serve Wayne Township and continue to push forward with our shared goal of providing an exceptional educational system. I see the 2018-2019 school year as an unfinished chapter in a proud history for a community that truly values public education. While the 2018-2019 chapter is nowhere near complete, we do have a great start with an outline that was developed through planning, budgeting, and a tremendous amount of work completed over the summer.

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  • Registration for Extended Day Program

    The Extended Day Program is designed to meet the needs of busy, working parents and their children. Administered by Wayne Community Programs, the program offers before school care (early start, 7:15 a.m. to school start) and after school care (Wrap Up, school end to 6:00 p.m.) for enrolled students in each Wayne Township Public Elementary School (Grades K-5). Registration for the 2018-2019 Extended Day Before and After Care Program is open.

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  • 2018-2019 Back to School Forms

    Preparation has begun for the 2018-2019 school year, and the new Back to School student forms packet is available.

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  • Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity

    A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the June 27, 2018 Board of Education Regular Meeting.

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  • Board of Education Appoints Two New Principals

    (WAYNE,NJ)—During the regular meeting of June 21st, the Wayne Board of Education approved the hiring of two new principals. Jeff Wojcik was appointed as the Principal of Randall Carter Elementary School and Suzana Adamo was appointed as the Principal of A.P. Terhune Elementary School. Both Mr. Wojcik and Mrs. Adamo were internal candidates, and were hired after having worked for the District for a number of years. Both will be starting in their new positions on July 1st.

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  • Summer Break 2018

    On behalf of Wayne Township Public Schools, we wish all of our students, families, and staff a wonderful and safe summer!

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  • Minimal Day Monday June 18th

    Due to the anticipated extreme temperature for Monday, June 18th, all Wayne Township Public schools will operate on a minimal day schedule. Please see the link below for dismissal times.

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  • Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity

    A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the June 7, 2018 Board of Education Regular Meeting.

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  • 2018 WEF Summer Camp Registration

    The Wayne Education Foundation's 2018 Summer Camp Program, held at Wayne Hills High School during the weeks of July 9th through July 27th, is still accepting registrations. The 2018 WEF Camp Brochure and Registration Form are posted at wayneschools.com/wef. Simply click the Summer Camp folder on the webpage to view the brochure and print the registration form.

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  • USDA Summer Food Service Program

    The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program provides meals when school is out. The attached flyer lists some local locations near Wayne that provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to the individuals that qualify to receive them. It also includes information on who is eligible to receive summer meals and contact information to locate additional summer meal sites. The Summer Meals offered for Wayne Township residents are part of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. If you need additional information, please contact our Food Services Manager, Michael Schmitt at 973-317-2250.

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  • 2018-2019 Budget Summary - Superintendent's Message

    Dear Parents, Students, and Residents - On May 3rd, the Board of Education adopted a final budget for the 2018-2019 school year. School budgets typically include thousands of pages with countless numbers that few residents fully understand. This budget summary is being presented to the community in order to increase understanding of the budget, and to educate residents about how their hard earned tax dollars are being investigated to support quality education programs.

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  • 2018 Summer Reading Lists

    The 2018 Summer Reading Lists are now available on the district website as well as the school websites.

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  • 2018 Special Education Week in New Jersey

    The Wayne Township Public Schools will be recognizing the many achievements of our students with disabilities and the commitment of their parents, teachers and other professionals to the educational success of these children.

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  • Wayne Hills Patriot Zone - Open For Business

    It is with great excitement that we announce the grand opening of Patriot Zone, a school-based store located at Wayne Hills High School, which is a purveyor of various items made by students who are enrolled in the Transition Skills Program, as well as standard office supplies. The Patriot Zone provides students with special needs an opportunity to solve real-world problems in a retail setting. It also offers a venue to showcase the creativity and capabilities of students in our school-based pre-vocational workshop.

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  • Wayne Township Public Schools Chosen to Receive the 2018 Aaron Flanzbaum 21st Century Democratic Heritage Award

    The New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), chose the Wayne Township Public Schools to receive the 2018 Aaron Flanzbaum 21st Century Democratic Heritage Award.

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  • Wayne Day 2018

    SAVE THE DATE: The annual Wayne Day event is being held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. rain or shine. This year marks the 26th 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, BMX show, petting zoo, and pony rides. Stop by the local community booths, and food will be available from local restaurants for purchase. Be a part of this annual Wayne tradition.

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  • Wayne Patriots Robotics Team Places 48th in First Robotics Championship!

    The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to recognize the Patriot Robotics Team #9921 for their amazing performance at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Championship held this year in Detroit, Michigan. Our Patriots team competed during the week of April 23rd and ended the competition in 48th place out of approximately 1,400 teams representing over 60 countries from across the world. This team was the first team from Wayne to ever qualify and compete at the world championships. Congratulations to all team members and advisors.

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  • Wayne Hills Student Culinary Competition

    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.

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  • Patriots Robotic Team Qualifies For World Championship

    Congratulations to the Patriots Robotic Team for qualifying for the World Robotics Championship in Detroit, Michigan. This is the first time any team from Wayne will be competing in this prestigious event, which is expected to draw more than 30,000 students from over 60 countries. The Patriots Robotic Team will be competing from April 24th through April 28th and includes students from Wayne Hills, Wayne Valley, and Schuyler Colfax Middle School.

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  • Students Teaching and Reaching Students (STARS) - Sensory Friendly Movie Event

    Come join us for a Sensory Friendly Movie Event featuring Sgt. Stubby, An American Hero or The Miracle Season on Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 A.M., located at AMC Wayne, 67 Willowbrook Blvd., in Wayne. Admission is $5.64 (tax included) per person. Please note: This is not a drop-off event.

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  • Wayne Hills' Tenth Annual Student Culinary Competition

    WHOSE FARE IS BEYOND COMPARE? You are cordially invited to attend the Wayne Hills 10th Annual Student Culinary Competition on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Wayne Hills High School in the large gym from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Backup date: April 26, 2018).

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  • Wayne Township Public School District Partners with Laurelwood Arboretum

    The Wayne Township Public School District has partnered with the Laurelwood Arboretum Education Center to host a community art show that includes all fourteen schools. The opening ceremony will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the Laurelwood Arboretum Education Center located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne, N.J. 07470. The art show will be displayed from May 6, 2018 - May 18, 2018.

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  • CHOICES!

    Please join us for a special drug awareness presentation from former WWE Wrestling Champion Marc Mero! The event will be offered at Wayne Valley High School on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and again at Schuyler Colfax Middle School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Wayne Education Foundation 2018 Summer Camp Registration

    The Wayne Education Foundation is excited to announce that our 2018 Summer Camp registration is now open for PreK 4 through 12th grade! Please visit our website at wayneschools.com/wef to view our new camp brochure and registration information. Our camps are led by certified teachers to ensure a safe and high quality camp experience! The Wayne Education Foundation supports the Wayne Public School District by donating all proceeds to fund projects not covered by the school budget. We also provide an important service to families of Wayne and surrounding towns by offering a fun and affordable summer camp program which is held at Wayne Hills High School from July 9 – July 27, 2018.

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  • 2018-2019 School Calendar Approved

    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff: The Wayne Board of Education adopted the 2018-2019 school calendar at the March 29, 2018 BOE meeting.

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  • Safety Town 2018

    Safety Town will be offered July 2 - July 27, 2018. The one week program allows children entering Kindergarten in September 2018 to participate in fun activities about safety in their home, community, and school. Registration is open for all four weeks. Online registration for Safety Town volunteers opens April 9, 2018. The students entering the 7th grade - 12th grade are eligible to apply.

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  • Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity

    A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the March 29, 2018 Board of Education Regular Meeting.

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  • Update on Spring Recess and the Revised 2017-2018 School Calendar

    Dear Parents/Guardians: The Wayne Board of Education adopted the 2017-2018 revised school calendar at the March 29, 2018 BOE meeting, which now includes school being open an additional day of Tuesday, April 3, 2018 during Spring Recess. School will now be in session for all students from Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, April 6, 2018, with April 6, 2018 being a minimal day.

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  • Patriots Robotics Team Visits Google in NYC

    On March 13th, the Patriots Robotics Team 9921 was invited to Google’s corporate headquarters in New York City. During the “Day at Google”, team members demonstrated their robot to Google engineers and learned about Google’s own robotics program. After touring their corporate operations, team members discussed many of the new technology and STEM related projects at Google.

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  • Twelfth Annual Student Culinary Competition at Wayne Valley High School

    Congratulations to all of our Wayne Valley future chefs for another strong performance at the Twelfth Annual Student Culinary Competition at Wayne Valley High School. A special thanks to Sodexo Food Services for their sponsorship of the event.

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  • State Testing and Policy Letter Regarding Unauthorized Devices

    March 28, 2018 - Dear Parents/Guardians: This is an advisory communication to inform you of the NJDOE requirements for unauthorized electronic devices during state testing. Please review the following information and discuss with your child.

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  • Wayne Township Public Schools Earns 2017 Constant Contact All Star Award

    WAYNE, NJ—March 29, 2018–Wayne Township Public Schools has been named a 2017 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in email marketing solutions. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and drive results for their organization during the prior year.

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  • First Public Input Session on the 2018-2019 Budget

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM, Wayne Municipal Building, Council Chambers

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  • Delayed Opening 3/22

    All Wayne Township Public Schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule for Thursday, March 22nd.

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  • Schools Closed 3/21

    Due to the anticipated winter storm, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 21st.

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  • New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Releases the 2016-2017 School Performance Reports

    March 16, 2018 - Dear Parents, Guardians, and Members of the School Community: The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has completed the release of the 2016-2017 School Performance Reports. This report provides families, educators and the public a picture of overall school performance.

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  • Important Make-up Day Information

    Dear Parents/Guardians: This winter is one we will probably all remember for many years to come. Many people have asked about how we will make up the seven school days we lost due to inclement weather. Four of those days were already built into the current school calendar, so they do not have to be made up. However, we are required to make up the remaining three days to meet the 180 days of school mandate. The Board of Education adopted a calendar for 2017-2018 that includes a plan that is activated once we exceed the four emergency days built into the calendar. Based on that plan, we will need to open school during Spring Break. School will now be in session for all students on April 4, 5, and 6. All three days are scheduled as full days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may create for families with vacation or other plans.

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  • Registration

    If you wish to register a student after March 13, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year, please complete the online form and schedule an appointment with the school your child will attend. Registration information and online forms can be found on our website by clicking on "Families" then "R-Registration".

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  • Wayne Valley's Twelfth Annual Student Culinary Competition

    Whose Fare Is Beyond Compare? It is on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in the Wayne Valley High School Large Gym at 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Backup Date -3/15/18)

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  • Delayed Opening 3/13

    To allow for the safe transport of students and staff, all Wayne Township Public Schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule on Tuesday, March 13th.

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  • Notice to Elementary Parents Regarding Report Cards

    Due to the recent snow days, we will be extending the second trimester for elementary schools by two days to allow for teachers to finalize and enter grades. Elementary report cards will go live at the end of the day, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

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  • Central Registration Update

    Please be advised of the following important information regarding Central Registration: Appointments scheduled for tonight, Thursday, March 8th have been postponed. If you have a morning or evening appointment, please report to the Preakness School on Monday, March 12th at your scheduled time. All appointments will take place at the Preakness School, 1006 Hamburg Turnpike. Please enter through Door 5 in the back of the building.

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  • Central Registration Update

    In case of a school closing, those scheduled to register on Wednesday, March 7th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. should report on Thursday March 8th during the same scheduled time. In case of a school closing or delayed opening, those scheduled to register Thursday, March 8th from 8:30-12:30 should report on Friday March 9th during the same scheduled time.

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  • Wayne Township Public School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting

    The Wayne Township Public School District received its fifth consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

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  • Open House Job Fair - SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS ONLY

    The Wayne Township Public School District is having an Open House Job Fair for substitute positions only on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Wayne Township Learning Center, 1006 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne.

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  • Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program

    We will continue to offer the Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program for the 2018-19 school year. Online registration via our district website will open at 9 a.m. on March 9, 2018 and will remain open until 5 p.m. on March 15, 2018. A lottery system will be used to determine eligibility if registration exceeds the number of available spaces.

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  • Security Update

    March 2, 2018 - Dear Students, Parents, Employees, and Residents: Last week, I wrote a letter where I responded to the many concerns that members of the community expressed in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. This week, I am writing to provide you with an update of the progress that was made following a productive Board of Education meeting held last night.

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  • Victory for Wayne Schools Robotics Team!

    The Wayne Patriots Robotics Team 9921 was victorious this weekend at Townsend Harris High School in Queens, at the New York State Championships.

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  • Superintendent Letter Regarding Security

    February 22, 2018 - Dear Students, Parents, Employees, and Residents: I write to you today in the wake of yet another school shooting. The scale of this tragedy is unimaginable, and as a result, we have all been left with tremendous anxiety and concern. We all want the same thing, which is absolute confidence that our children will return home safely from school every day. School shootings are all too commonplace, and at this point, every week on the average, there is at least one school shooting somewhere in the United States. I share this statistic to illustrate the harsh reality of where we are as a society and why a host of changes are absolutely necessary.

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  • Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity

    A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the February 15, 2018 Board of Education Regular Meeting.

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  • 2018-2019 School Year Registration for Kindergarteners and New First Graders is now live!

    Central registration will be held during the weeks of February 26, 2018 and March 5, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year for incoming Kindergarteners and NEW first graders.

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  • Wayne Schools Robotics Team

    The Wayne Patriots Robotics Team 9921 was the number one alliance team at the NJ First Tech Challenge qualifier held on Saturday, January 20th at Dwight Morrow Academies at Englewood High School.

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  • Wayne Township Public Schools Name Governor Educator's of the Year

    (Wayne, New Jersey) – The New Jersey Department of Education recognizes the outstanding contributions of educators in a variety of ways. One program is the Governor’s Educator of the Year (GEOY) Program, which recognizes the hard work of outstanding teachers and educational services professionals.

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  • PARCC Letter From the Superintendent

    Dear Parents and Guardians: Although Governor Murphy recently declared that changes to the standardized testing program are coming in the future, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) remains the standardized test in New Jersey for grades 3 through 11. The school year is moving along very quickly and we are once again, on the eve of PARCC testing here in the Wayne Township Public Schools. I have some important information that I would like to share with you including the schedule for the PARCC.

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  • Thoughtexchange

    Technology creates countless new opportunities for people to communicate. In Wayne, technology is making it possible for the community to engage in a two-week long discussion about the public school system.

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  • District Releases Next Generation Mobile App

    Wayne Township Public Schools developed and released our new mobile app.

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  • 2018-2019 School Year Registration for Kindergarteners and New First Graders

    Central registration will be held during the weeks of February 26, 2018 and March 5, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year for incoming Kindergarteners and NEW first graders. Please note registration will take place at the Wayne Township Learning Center (Preakness), 1006 Hamburg Turnpike, Room 9, Wayne, NJ, not at your child’s school. Please go to www.wayneschools.com after February 20, 2018 to first complete the online registration form and to also schedule an in-person registration date. Children who will be five years old on or before October 15, 2018 are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the Wayne Township Public Schools in the fall.

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  • Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity

    A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the December 21, 2017 Board of Education Regular Meeting.

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  • Wayne Township Public Schools District Automotive Technology Students Partner with Wayne Education Association to Make Holidays Brighter

    Once again, students in the Automotive Technology Program were provided with a chance to put their hand tool and assembly skills to work by assembling 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.

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  • New State Science Assessments Coming in 2018

    The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has released some information about the new state science assessments that will be introduced in the spring of 2018. The new test is called the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment - Science (NJSLA-S). There will be a two year period of transition for students so they can gain familiarity with the new assessment format.

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  • District Launches No Place for Hate Community Website

    The Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate is an anti-bias, anti-bullying program in use across the Wayne Township Public Schools. In just a few short months, the program has enjoyed great success and has been well-received by students, teachers, and parents. Building on the success of the program, the school district is proud to announce the launch of a new website specifically to support this exciting initiative. Please take a moment to view our new website.

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  • Wayne Township Public Schools Placed on the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

    The Wayne Township Public Schools are one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, the Wayne Township Public Schools had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals show that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.

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  • Wayne Township Board of Education Recognizes National Merit and AP Scholars

    On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Wayne Township Board of Education recognized 66 students for their academic achievements with the National Merit and Advanced Placement Scholarship Program.

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  • Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity

    A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the November 16, 2017 Board of Education Regular Meeting.

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