Announcements

  • Verona Public Schools Awarded Future Ready Schools Bronze Certification

    We are extremely excited to share that the Verona Public Schools has been awarded Future Ready Schools - NJ Bronze Certification! Congratulations to Verona High School, H.B. Whitehorne Middle School and Brookdale Avenue Elementary School for earning this prestigious recognition. Our results are a testament to the efforts of our technology department leadership and the dedication of our faculty and staff to improve access and align resources to best prepare our students for success in the digital age.

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  • Building A Better Verona - Referendum 2019

    The educational opportunities we are able to provide our children are directly correlated to your support. We want to continue to provide our students a world class education in Verona. But in order to succeed in this endeavor, we need your help to continue on the positive path forward we have paved for our children. Building A Better Verona is our campaign to educate and inform our community on the current conditions of our schools and the facility needs we must improve upon to continue to provide safe and healthy spaces for student learning. It is time to rededicate ourselves in providing our children and staff the facilities we need.

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  • Verona Public Schools Magazine 2019 Edition

    The Verona Public Schools Magazine 2019 Edition is the third annual celebration of a focused endeavor to convey the progress of our collective efforts in our district’s strategic plan. The goal of this publication is to showcase where and how the district is moving forward and recognize the efforts of all involved; to reset ourselves to the next level of a standard so we constantly see the logical next steps to pursue; and to keep us grounded in the commitment to our community through our strategic plan. We hope you enjoy reading what makes the Verona Public Schools so very special.

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  • DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION MAGAZINE NAMES VERONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TOP 34 'DISTRICTS OF DISTINCTION' IN NATION

    TRUMBULL, Conn.—(July 15, 2019)—In its July/August edition, District Administration magazine honors 34 school districts as “Districts of Distinction” across the nation. The Verona Public School district was recognized as an innovative district in DA’s annual awards program. This is the ninth round of honorees for this national recognition program, which began in November 2014.

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  • DR. DIONISIO SELECTED ESSEX COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

    We are proud to announce that our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rui Dionisio, has been recognized as the 2019-2020 Essex County Superintendent of the Year. This prestigious award is given to a Superintendent who exhibits leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and active participation in community involvement with an understanding of regional, national, and international issues. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dionisio on this latest accomplishment. Click the link above to read more.

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  • THE VERONA SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY INFORMATION

    The Verona Board of Education will have 2 board seats that are up for reelection in the November 5, 2019 Annual School Election, Cheryl Nardino, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, announced today. A full term on the school board runs for three years.

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  • VERONA HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WILL IMPACT OUR SCHOOLS

    The Verona Township does not seem to have much of an appetite these days for sharing PILOT funds with our schools. Making decisions without consideration for the impact to our classrooms will have significant implications on teaching and learning. We have spent a considerable amount of time, strategic effort, creativity, and resources that have resulted in the outstanding educational opportunities afforded our children. We have come way too far to allow anything to chip away at the quality of education our students undoubtedly deserve. Read more by clicking the link above.

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  • U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Verona High School Top Ranked School in Nation

    Verona High School was recently ranked #33 among all true public high schools in New Jersey and #55 overall in the state by U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best High Schools Rankings. Verona High School is ranked #1,293 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on college readiness, math & reading proficiency and performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate. Read more about how U.S. News & World Report ranks the Best High Schools.

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  • Verona Correspondent Riley interviews the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dionisio

    Laning Avenue School 4th grade student and Verona Correspondent Riley for Laning Avenue School TV recently sat down on May 1, 2019 to chat with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dionisio.

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  • Verona Board of Education 2019-2020 Budget

    The Verona Board of Education Public Budget Hearing 2019-2020 was presented on April 23, 2019. Click the above link for the Slide Presentation.

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  • Superintendent Budget Update to Verona Board of Education

    On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Dr. Dionisio presented a budget update to the Verona Board of Education on fiscal projections to be recommended for approval on April 23, 2019. Dr. Dionisio shared his recommendations to increase staffing and programs for the 2019-20 school year. Click the link above for more information.

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  • V~SEA Flyer 2019

    Welcome to V~SEA’s 15th year! The purpose of the Verona Summer Enrichment Academy (V~SEA) is to expand students’ knowledge base, build on their interests and encourage creative thinking.We invite your children to participate in this unique experience. The students are taught in an environment which features hands-on, materials-based learning

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  • Verona High School Recognized Top 1.5% In The Nation

    Verona High School was recently recognized on the 2018 Jay Mathews Challenge Index in the top 1.5% of all schools in the U.S., #318 in the nation, #7 in N.J., and #2 among all conventional public high schools in N.J., our highest ranking ever. This ranking represents a significant climb from #1512, since 2016. (The Washington Post America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2016). Also worth noting, our student performance on Advanced Placement exams have improved from 5 years ago, as student access and participation in rigorous coursework has increased. Verona High School’s recognition is a testament to how well our students are prepared in grades K-8 prior to entering Verona High School. This, combined with a quality staff, curriculum, and student supports has resulted in increased student achievement. This success is only possible through the constant focus, commitment, and support of the Board of Education, administration, staff, students, and families. Click the link above to read more.

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  • Verona High School Recognized on the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

    Verona High School is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, Verona High School had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP. Read more by clicking the heading above.

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  • The Verona High School STEM Team Designed The Best Catapult.

    On Friday, October 26th, the VHS Engineering Team won the 16th Annual Rowan University Pumpkin Chunkin Competition. The students built a catapult that won first place overall after firing a pumpkin more than 400 feet. Check out the News 12 NJ Video here.

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  • Verona High School Recognized as #2 High School in New Jersey by College Board

    We are proud to share that Verona High School was recently recognized by College Board as a top performing high school in New Jersey. VHS is ranked #2 in New Jersey in participation in Advanced Placement exams in grades 9-12. Even more impressive, as our student participation has increased, so have our student performance outcomes. Our school district is among the top performing high schools in the entire nation. This ranking is the second independent recognition, most recently being acknowledged by NJ Monthly as the #24 top high school in New Jersey. We have much to be proud of. Click the above link to read more.

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  • The Verona Board of Education Candidates Forum

    The Verona Conference of SCAs presents the Verona BOE Candidates Forum. Click the link above to watch the candidate positions on Board goals and governance.

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  • Superintendent Corner Column - Why Your Vote on Full Day Kindergarten Is Important

    On November 6, 2018, the Verona community will have an opportunity to cast an important vote that would increase funding to the Verona Public Schools to invest in full day kindergarten through a commitment to increased staffing at the elementary level. If approved by the community, full day kindergarten would begin in January 2019. In each subsequent year, full day kindergarten would become a full year program beginning in September and ending in June. Read more by clicking the link above.

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  • Superintendent Corner Column - Why Your Vote on Mental Health Matters

    On November 6, 2018, the Verona community will have an opportunity to cast an important vote that would increase funding to the Verona Public Schools to invest in social emotional learning by increasing mental health programming and professional staffing at the elementary, middle, and high school level. Read more by clicking the link above.

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  • Verona High School Named Top High School By NJ Monthly Magazine 2018

    We remain steadfast in our belief that all students can achieve at a high level and maximize their individual potential. To become a model school district, one that excels in every category, we must dedicate ourselves to educating the whole child. All of our success, including this recognition as one of the best high schools in New Jersey, is the result of the collective efforts of all of our staff Pre-K through grade 12. Our accomplishments are the fruits of our labor, the dedication of our staff, beginning at the elementary level, progressing through critical transition years in our middle school, and culminating in high school with the commitment and effort of our Verona High School staff. We have much to be proud of.

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