On behalf of our Board President and Trustees, “Welcome Back to School”.
On September 5, 2014, approximately 8,400 preschool through
twelfth grade students walked through the doors of our schools and were
greeted by staff and administrators who eagerly prepared for their return.
The start of a new year always brings a promise of new hope, new
challenges, new learning, and new possibilities for all students and their
families. Educators, parents, and students alike are given this
opportunity to begin anew with renewed energy and enthusiasm for our
common purpose: generating new thoughts and ideas, nurturing, and
sustaining a love of learning.
As we begin this year, the Board of
Education has identified the following goals on which the District will be
1. Provide the resources necessary to assist the schools
in reaching their individual annual progress targets as indicated by the
New Jersey Department of Education.
2. To improve and increase
parental involvement and communication with parents and the community.
3. To make safety a priority for the school community.
always, academic achievement is our main priority. Curriculums are aligned
to National Common Cores and all New Jersey Standards. Curriculum rigor
and instructional practices are continually reviewed and evaluated to
ensure our students are College and Career Ready when they leave Memorial
Increasing parental and community communication with
the schools continues to be another focus. Please visit our website
frequently for updates and, if your children attend our schools, log into
our Parent Portal. This will assist all parents in monitoring their
child’s academic process in grades 1-12. You are always invited to attend
school functions in which your child may be participating. Also, we
encourage you to attend any Parent Meetings which are scheduled to occur
within your school. Look for information in your child’s book bag or
anticipate a Blackboard Connect call from your school’s administration.
Continually, the District makes the safety of our students and our
staff a priority. New doors, new classroom locks, and additional security
are just a very small part of the safety and security practices and
protocols which are reviewed and monitored throughout the year.
prepare for the implementation of new state assessments, we have upgraded
our internet bandwidth, began a new student based initiative with Chrome
Books, and are providing teachers with ongoing professional development to
ensure that each student will maximize his or her potential for success in
an ever-changing world.
Thank you for your continued partnership
in providing the very best learning environment and experiences for the
students of the West New York School District as we embark on another year
Superintendent of Schools