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  • Board of Education 2017-2018 Budget Presentation - April 25, 2017

    The Board of Education 2017-2018 Budget presentation that was presented on April 25, 2017 Public Hearing, may be reviewed by clicking the above heading.

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  • 2017 V~SEA (Verona Summer Enrichment Academy)

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  • Brookdale Technology Donation Press Release

    The Verona Board of Education has accepted an anonymous donation of $14,400 that will go toward technology in the media center and technology lab at Brookdale Avenue School at the general meeting on February 28, 2017. With this generous donation, Brookdale Avenue School will be able to upgrade their media center technology...

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  • Verona Junior Woman's Congratulate Spelling Bee Winners

    On Saturday, January 11, 2017, over thirty 4th and 5th graders participated in the annual Junior Woman’s Club of Verona Spelling Bee Competition held at F.N. Brown Elementary School. A special thank you to our judges, Mrs. Cheryl Ashley, Director of the Verona Public Library; Mrs. Corisa Walker, Library Media Specialist at F.N. Brown and Brookdale Avenue School; and Mr. Charles Miller, Director of Curriculum who kindly volunteered their time for the morning. Thank you to Diana Weeks and Joanna Rybak from the Verona Juniors who organized the event. Finally, thank you to Verona Juniors President, Erika Grothues, who announced the words.

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  • Chromebooks in the Classroom

    Verona Foundation for Educational Excellence (VFEE) is proud to announce a Special Grant awarded to the Verona Public Schools in support of the District Wide Google Initiative. In 2015, VFEE granted $75,000 over the course of three years to support Chromebooks in our Classrooms. $25,000 was awarded at the Verona Board of Education meeting on September 8, 2015. VFEE will provide $25,000 per year for the next two years making the Google Initiative Grant the largest award by VFEE since its inception in 2007.

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  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Update

    The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment department consisting of Director of Curriculum, Mr. Miller, Supervisor of Humanities, Dr. Bangia, and Supervisor of STEM, Mr. Stevenson, updated the Board of Education and the public with the latest information regarding Verona's curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

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  • Asking All the Right Questions

    Opening up dialogue with your child is critical to their outlook on life and supporting them in achieving their individual potential by asking the following questions: “What was the best part of your day and why?”, “What are you thankful for?” and “What was the most challenging part of your day and how did you handle that problem?”

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  • Inquiry in Action

    The Verona Public Schools district is dedicated to cultivating learning environments that nurture the curiosity that exists naturally in children. It was clear from teacher feedback that last year’s inquiry-based science pilot program fostered a high level of student engagement. The new science program, developed with support from the Smithsonian Institute and National Academies of Science, is being implemented this year in our elementary and middle schools with the goal of increasing student engagement and improving student knowledge of scientific processes.

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  • Field Turf

    December 8, 2016 The Star Ledger recently published an investigative article on Field Turf regarding a product called Duraspine used to construct athletic turf field fibers. Field Turf has advised the Verona Public Schools that the new athletic fields being installed in our community are not made with this material. Attached are two letters from Field Turf providing detail on the matter and confirming that the Verona Public Schools is not impacted by this situation. Please click the Field Turf tab above this text to view the correspondence.

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  • Leaving a Legacy-In Memory of Arthur Acquaviva

    Mr. Arthur Acquaviva, known as “Mr. A” to staff­ and students, was a valued and trusted member of the VHS family. Art was named Library Media Specialist in 2000. During his tenure, he was responsible for leading the effort to transform our library into a 21st Century learning facility. Earlier this year, we received news that Mr. Acquaviva made a significant donation to Verona High School in the amount of $266,042. In accepting this generous contribution, the District will be renaming our library the Arthur Acquaviva Learning Commons. The donation provides funds to continue Art’s desire to enhance VHS with a 21st Century space, infusing the learning space with new and flexible furnishings to meet our student and faculty needs. Additional funds provided by Mr. Acquaviva will be allocated for a scholarship fund for Verona High School graduates.

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  • Joint BOE-Township Meeting 10-24-16

    The Verona Board of Education and the Verona Township Council conducted a joint meeting on October 24, 2016 at the Verona Community Center to discuss important highlights specific to each organization. The Board of Education discussed the District Strategic Plan, Academic Progress, Commitment of our Staff, and Building and Facility Improvements. The Township Council provided information on Recreation Updates, Shared Services, and PILOT agreement discussion.

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  • VHS Fitness Center Fundraiser Press Release 2016

    Beginning October 2016, Verona High School instituted a new and unique fundraising effort that will raise funds to upgrade the VHS ­fitness center facility with new equipment while also enhancing the paver dedication walkway on the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field. Please see the attached press release for more information.

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  • Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field Rededication Ceremony Welcome Address

    The following speech was part of the rededication ceremony on October 14, 2016 at the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field at Verona High School.

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  • AP & PARCC Spring 2016 Results - October 10, 2016

    The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Mr. Miller, presented the Advanced Placement (AP) & PARCC results from last spring to the public at the October 11th Board of Education Meeting.

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  • Board of Education Meeting Presentation Schedule

    The detailed schedule of public presentations at Board of Education meetings for the 2016-17 academic year may be reviewed by clicking the above heading.

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  • Verona Chamber of Commerce Interview with Superintendent Dionisio on VTV.

    Superintendent of Schools Rui Dionisio sits down with the Verona Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Tom Malanga and Doreen Arminio, for the first interview of the year on Verona TV. Mr. Dionisio provided an update on facility improvements through the referendum, peer mediation and conflict resolution programs at the elementary schools, social and emotional learning, crisis management, the middle school house model structure, rigorous academic opportunities for students at Verona High School, and much more.

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  • Verona ESIP

    The Verona Public Schools is pleased to partner with Honeywell to submit this Energy Savings Plan for our district. During the development of the Energy Savings Plan, Honeywell has completed a thorough investment grade energy audit of the Verona School District’s buildings and grounds. Based on the audit findings and Honeywell’s extensive experience in working with school districts, we are able to confidently state that we can deliver a financially viable, comprehensive solution to address the District’s facility concerns. Our Energy Savings Plan includes projects that achieve energy and operational efficiencies, create a more comfortable and reliable learning environment and are actionable via the New Jersey Energy Savings Improvement Program (NJ ESIP).

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  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Progress Summary January 26, 2016

    The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office highlights the academic progress of our students and faculty at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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  • 2015-2016 District Fact Book

    The following presentation was discussed with the Verona Board of Education and highlights the progress on numerous initiatives throughout the entire district.

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  • 2016 Candidacy and Election Info

    Important information the the Verona community regarding candidacy for the upcoming Verona Board of Education election.

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  • Superintendent Letter to VPS Community September 2, 2016

    A letter to the Verona community regarding important information and counseling services available to students.

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  • Superintendent Letter to VPS Community September 3, 2016

    A letter to the Verona community regarding important information and counseling services available to students.

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  • Standardized Testing Results-PARCC

    Standardized testing results are only one metric the district utilizes to assess the level of learning with our students. The NJ Department of Education has shared that PARCC tests are designed to more thoroughly measure students’ understanding of English language arts and mathematics and will provide details on how each student performed on specific test items, which will tell parents and school officials about each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Test data is only one component that will enable us to better inform our instructional program, as results will indicate where our schools are successful and where we can make improvements to our programs. The PARCC results for the Verona Public Schools may be accessed through this document.

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  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Progress Update May 31, 2016

    The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office highlights the academic progress of our students and faculty at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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  • Verona Public Schools District Goal Update July 2016

    The Board of Education and Superintendent provide an overview of accomplishments and progress from the 2015-16 academic year and establish new goals for 2017-18.

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  • Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field Re-Opening

    The Verona School District is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field, located on Sampson Drive on the Verona High School campus. The field has undergone an incredible transformation which includes new lights and athletic turf, among other noticeable improvements. The field will be used for many interscholastic athletic events, marching band performances, physical education classes, as well as district and community activities.

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  • Verona vs. Cedar Grove Football Game Security Press Release 9-23-16

    On Friday, September 23, 2016, Verona High School will host Cedar Grove High School at 7:00 PM in a New Jersey Super Football Conference matchup. This game will be the first night game on the newly renovated Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field at Verona High School. For security reasons, we ask that fans of both teams adhere to the following procedures:

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  • Verona Public Schools announces its standardized testing calendar for the 2016-17 school year

    Dear Verona Parent/Guardian, We are required by the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Assessment to notify you of the standardized testing that will be administered during the 2016-17 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cmiller@veronaschools.org.

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