Mission Statement

  •  In partnership with a supportive community, we inspire our students to be creative, critical thinkers and compassionate global citizens through dynamic teaching, meaningful curricula, and enriching experiences.

Announcements

  • Important Message: COVID Update November 23, 2020

    The current state of COVID continues to evolve and is impacting our school district. I have highlighted several important points below that affect our students and staff in all of our district schools...

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  • Verona Board of Education Meeting to be Conducted via Zoom Webinar 11/24/20

    Based on the recent attention with COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, and the potential impact on our community, the Verona Public Schools will be conducting the Verona Board of Education meeting remotely via Zoom webinar. BASED ON THE RECENT SHIFT TO ALL REMOTE LEARNING AT VHS, THIS EVENING'S MEETING WILL BE ENTIRELY REMOTE. The next meeting of the Verona Board of Education will be held via zoom webinar. The public shall utilize the following instructions to call into the meeting:

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  • 11/20/20 Referendum Construction Progress Update - Verona Public Schools

    The progress of the school construction projects from the community approved 2019 Referendum is provided at the following link above.

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  • Verona High School Announcement - Shift to All Remote Learning November 19, 2020

    The purpose of this letter is to inform you that Verona High School will operate on a full remote learning day on Thursday, November 19, 2020 for all students and staff. An individual at Verona High School has tested positive for COVID-19 and this person is currently under self-quarantine. The District was informed Wednesday evening of this matter and is working closely with the Montclair Department of Health to begin the process of contact tracing. Additionally, the District continues to follow the guidelines from the CDC and the State of New Jersey in order to assure the health and safety of our community. Please click the above link for more details.

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  • Superintendent Corner Column - Building a Better Verona - November 13, 2020

    Our school district has achieved an impressive transformation of our buildings and facilities over the past several months. The design of our educational spaces have been thoughtfully created to make dreams a reality for our students and staff. We are extremely pleased with the pace of work and quality craftsmanship. We have several projects being completed after school hours to avoid disruption to in-person learning, typical for school construction projects of this large scale.

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  • 11/13/20 Referendum Construction Progress Update - Verona Public Schools

    The progress of the school construction projects from the community approved 2019 Referendum is provided at the following link above.

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  • Mental Health District Resources Guided Video

    During these challenging times, it is imperative that we make our personal mental health and the mental health of our children a priority. It is important to pay careful attention to our children’s behaviors, the emotions we ourselves are experiencing, and the way we interact with each other.

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  • 11/6/20 Referendum Construction Progress Update - Verona Public Schools

    The progress of the school construction projects from the community approved 2019 Referendum is provided at the following link above.

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  • Verona Board of Education Meeting to be Conducted via Zoom Webinar 11/10/20

    Based on the recent attention with COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, and the potential impact on our community, the Verona Public Schools will be conducting the Verona Board of Education meeting remotely via Zoom webinar. There will also be limited in person seating up to ten members of the public on a first come, first serve basis. This meeting is scheduled to occur with public access and participation availability to ensure the continued regular operation of government and the health, safety, and well-being of our community members. The next meeting of the Verona Board of Education will be held via zoom webinar. The public shall utilize the following instructions to call into the meeting:

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  • School Reopening Plan Update November 2, 2020

    The following update on the school reopening plan provides survey results from a recent presentation at the October 27th Verona Board of Education meeting. An update on the progress of the committees that will be reconvened was also provided.

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News

  • Spring 2019 NJSLA Results - A Deeper Dive

    On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, Mr. Schels, Supervisor of Humanities, Mr. Stevenson, Supervisor of STEM, and Dr. Miller, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, presented a more in-depth analysis of the Spring 2019 NJSLA results in grade 4 ELA and math, grade 8 ELA and grade 7 math, and grade 9 ELA and district Algebra I results.

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  • Spring 2019 AP Highlights & Student Scholars

    On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Mr. Schels, Supervisor of Humanities, Mr. Stevenson, Supervisor of STEM, Mr. Lancaster, Assistant Principal at VHS, and Mr. Miller, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, presented the Spring 2019 Advanced Placement Highlights and celebrated the 104 AP Scholars for their hard work, dedication, and achievements.

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  • Spring 2019 NJSLA Results

    On October 29, 2019, Mr. Miller, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Mr. Steven Schels, Supervisor of Humanities, and Mr. Glen Stevenson, Supervisor of STEM, presented the spring 2019 NJSLA results in ELA from grades 3 to 10 and in mathematics from grades 3 through Algebra II.

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  • Spring 2018 PARCC Results

    On October 9, 2018, Mr. Miller, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, presented the spring 2018 PARCC results in ELA from grades 3 to 11 and in mathematics from grades 3 through Algebra II.

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  • AP Highlights & Scholar Awards

    On September 25, 2018, we celebrated the accomplishments of our dedicated and hard working AP students.  Mr. Miller, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and Mr. Cogdill, VHS Principal, presented AP Highlights and Scholar Awards for the 2017-18 school year to a packed audience.  Congratulations to all of our AP Scholars!

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  • 2018 V~SEA (Verona Summer Enrichment Academy)

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  • THE VERONA SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY INFORMATION

    June, 2017 – The Verona School District has announced it has information available for citizens interested in running for a vacant seat on the Board of Education.

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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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  • 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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District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

  • Mr. Robert Merkler
    121 Fairview Ave.
    Verona, NJ 07044
    Phone: 973-571-2029 ext. 1026
    Email: rmerkler@veronaschools.org
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