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Great News!.....Magda, our International Exchange Student from MHS..... Has arrived in Japan!!

Tani our international exchange student has arrived from Spain to MHS, USA


West New York Board of Education

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, the Board of Education of the Town of West New York in the County of Hudson, New Jersey will meet on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The meeting will be held in the West New York Middle School Auditorium, 201 -57th Street, West New York, NJ at 5:30 pm.

A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public for attorney client privilege and non-public matters as described under NJSA 10:4-12. Board action will be taken at this meeting.

Dean Austin
School Business Administrator/School Board Secretary


Board of Education Election

The election for members of the West New York Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

The deadline for filing to seek a seat on the nine member board is July 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Nominating petitions are available from the Hudson County Clerk – Elections Division between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The County Clerk is located at 257 Cornelison Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302. The contact number is 201-369-3470 extension 2767 or option 6.

There are three (3) seats available each for a term of three (3) years which will be voted upon.

Candidates filing a nominating petition for board membership must meet the following qualifications:

  • He/she is a citizen of the United States of America
  • He/she must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to qualify for office
  • He/she must be able to read and write
  • He/she has been a resident of the municipality from which he/she is to be elected for at least one (1) year preceding the date of the election
  • He/she is not disqualified as a voter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1
  • He/she is a registered voter in the district
  • Not hold office as a mayor or member of the governing body of the same district
  • He/she is not disqualified from membership on the Board due to conviction of a crime or offense listed in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1
  • He/she has no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Board
  • Dean Austin
    Board of Education Secretary


    Pre-K Registration

    The 2015-2016 Pre-K Registration begins March 16th.
    Please visit Registration page for more details.




    Important Information from CDC

    Please click on this link to read information from the CDC regarding Measles and the vaccine.


    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

    Beginning in the spring of 2015, students throughout New Jersey will participate in a new assessment. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a computer-based assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics skills for students in grades 3-11. PARCC will be replacing the NJASK/HSPA for these grade levels.

    To assist you in understanding this assessment, the West New York School District has compiled a “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet, accessible via this link. Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

    Some key points to consider:

    • Student scores will not be used for academic placement purposes for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • The PARCC will be administered in two sessions: beginning March 2, 2015 and beginning April 27, 2015, for a total of up to nine days.
    • The testing is done online using the following equipment: Desktops, Laptops, and Chrome Books.
    • NJASK Science testing in grades 4 and 8 will still be administered via pencil and paper.
    • Accommodations will be made for students as appropriate.
    • As a result of our focus and planning, the West New York District exceeds all recommendations provided by PARCC and the NJDOE in the area of technology readiness.

    Since the state requires that districts have at least 95 percent of students participating in the test, (districts could potentially lose state or federal funding if they do not meet that rate), the district is obligated to administer the exam to all eligible students.

    Our District is committed to ensuring that our students are prepared to be successful in college and their careers. We will continue our efforts to provide high quality curricula, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, to facilitate our students’ success.


    JANUARY 2015 TO JANUARY 2016

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, the Board of Education of the Town of West New York in the County of Hudson, New Jersey, will meet to discuss or act upon public business at 5:30 p.m. on each of the dates set forth below, in the West New York Middle School, 201 - 57th Street, West New York, NJ 07093.

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015 (formerly February 11, 2015)
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (formerly March 11, 2015)
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (formerly April 15, 2015)
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (Special Meeting - 2015-2016 Budget) Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (formerly June 10, 2015)
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (Reorganization)


    Information as per the Superintendent of Schools

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    With the recent reports of Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) in our State, I want you to know that I understand your concerns and that you have many questions surrounding it. To help address some of these questions, the New Jersey Department of Health has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document regarding EV-D68. These FAQs are available at http://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf and are continuously updated, so please check back often. We will continue to monitor the instances of the virus throughout the State and our district and be in contact with additional information if necessary. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding EV-D68 and your child, please contact your School Nurse:

    Beverly M. Lazzara
    Director of Special Services

    Early Childhood 201-553-4000 x 69020/69021
    Annex #4 ECC 201-553-4000 x 69025
    PS#1 201-553-4000 x 61020
    PS#2 201-553-4000 x 62020
    Robert Menendez School #3 201-553-4000 x 63020
    Albio Sires School #4 201-553-4000 x 64020
    PS#5 201-553-4000 x 65020
    Harry L. Bain #6 201-553-4000 x 66020
    Middle School 201-553-4000 x 68020
    Memorial High School 201-553-4110 x 67020


    Attention: For the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors to our schools, the following procedures will continue to be enforced:

    • All visitors must utilize the front door for business.
    • All visitors must present a valid picture identification card (e.g., driver license) to be admitted into the building.  The photo identification will not be returned until the visitor leaves the premises.
    • Each visitor will be given an identification tag or badge, which must be worn while the visitor is in the school and/or on school grounds.
    • The Principal or office personnel designated by the Principal shall arrange for an escort to accompany each visitor to his/her destination. 
    This is an edited summary of the District's School Visitors Policy 9150. You may review the entire policy online for further clarification.  Some items may feel like an inconvenience at this time, but they are designed to create a safer environment for all.  Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.