NY Jets kicker Nick Folk visits Public School #2.
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Memorial HS Chorus Tenor to perform at Carnegie Hall. Congrats Jason!
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Memorial HS senior shares her experience of going to Japan in 2015 with the Rotary Youth Exchange. Click here to watch

Memorial High School has been awarded the Bronze Medal by the U.S. News & World Report
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Optimum Community Brings Student Lens Screening to Memorial High School.
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Congratulations MHS Sophomore Erika Crisantos!
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PS#1 S.T.E.A.M. Challenge
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MHS: A night of conversation with Dr. Oz
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Ron Grosinger, Alternative Fuels/Maker Teacher, attended the Maker Faire, at the NY Hall of Science. More details...

"Our Mission: Maximizing all students' potential for success in an ever-changing world."

   

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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, is advertising the November 2016 Board Meeting which was initially advertised and scheduled to take place on November 16, 2016 which is now scheduled to take place on November 22, 2016. The meeting will be held in the West New York Middle School Auditorium, 201 - 57th Street, West New York, NJ at 6:00 pm.
Agenda items: Business and Finance, Curriculum, Operations, Legal, and Personnel. Detailed agendas will be available at the meeting.

A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public for attorney client privilege, negotiations and matters of personnel. Board action will be taken.

Dean Austin
School Business Administrator/School Board Secretary

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Parent Information Regarding Testing

Notification to Parents/Legal Guardians:

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the Fall of 2016 school districts and charter schools must, by October 1 of each year, provide parents or guardians certain information on any State assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in that school year. Please click on the following link for that information. Translations can be accommodated through Google Translator. Click here to view schedule.

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The District Summer Mailing is now available.  Please review all of the linked documents and contact your Building Principal with any questions.

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Free Preschool Education Registration Continues

for 3 & 4 year old children living in West New York.

Daytime Schedule - Monday through Friday - Hours: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Children eligible for the 3 year old Pre-K Program must be 3 on or prior to October 1, 2016.
Children eligible for the 4 year old Pre-K Program must be 4 on or prior to October 1, 2016.

Visit the Registration page for more information

Matrícula de Educación Preescolar Gratuita Continúa

para niños de 3 y 4 años que residan en West New York.

Horarios de matrícula - lunes a viernes - 8:30am - 1:00pm

Niños elegibles para el programa preescolar de 3 años de edad, deben cumplir 3 años el 1ero de octubre del 2016 o antes.
Niños elegibles para el programa preescolar de 4 años de edad, deben cumplir 4 años el 1ero de octubre del 2016 o antes.

Visite la página de Registración para más información.

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

During the spring of 2016, students throughout New Jersey will participate in the PARCC 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 has replaced 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:

  • This year, PARCC will be administered once: beginning April 4, 2016 through April 29, 2016.
  • 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.

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NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS FOR THE PERIOD
JANUARY 2016 TO JANUARY 2017

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 6 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 6, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016 (formerly March 9, 2016)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016 (Special Meeting - Public Hearing 2016-17 Budget)
Monday, May 9, 2016 (Special Meeting - Ratification of 2016-2017 Budget & Matters of Personnel)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (formerly May 11, 2016)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (cancelled)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (formerly September 14, 2016)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (formerly October 12, 2016)
Wednesday, November 22, 2016 (formerly November 16, 2016)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (Reorganization)

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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.