Announcements

  • 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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  • Verona Public Schools Magazine Fall 2018 Edition

    The Verona Public Schools Magazine Fall 2018 Edition is the second 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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  • VHS Class of 2018 Graduation Video

    For your viewing and downloading: We invite you to please enjoy video of the VHS Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony. We wish the graduates our very best as each pursues his or her dreams.

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  • Help for Haiti

    Since this past summer, the VHS French Club, along with our French teacher Mrs. Mordkovich and myself, have collaborated with Mr. Evans Auguste in the development of a library collection for the St-François Xavier School in the town of Ouanaminthe in Haiti. During the past 2 months, we have been leading a book drive to benefit Haitian students ages 6-12. Books in English, Spanish, and French were donated to the cause. Additionally, our music teacher and band director Mr. Lynch, along with the Verona Music Department, collected instruments and other music equipment for École St-François Xavier’s music program. Please click the above heading to read the full press release.

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  • NJDOE School HIB Report Card 2016-17

    The following New Jersey Department of Education May 29, 2018 School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Report Crd for the 2016-17 academic year has been published by the NJDOE for the Verona Public Schools. The report card is established by self assessment data at each district school by the school safety team comprised of administration, school safety specialists, teachers, staff, and parents. Please click the above header link for more details and access to the report card.

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  • Update on Class of 2020 NJDOE Graduation Requirements

    The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has made an error in their communication with public schools as it relates to NJ high school graduation requirements and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC). This error is impacting public schools across New Jersey, not just Verona High School. During the 2016-2017 school year, the NJDOE provided schools with a chart for graduation requirements as it relates to the State standardized assessment (PARCC). The chart of graduation requirements was included in our PARCC parent letter that we sent to parents in March 2018. On May 11, 2018, the NJDOE posted on its website that it had changed the Class of 2020 graduation requirements chart (see page 9 in the PARCC parent letter). On May 18, 2018, the NJDOE sent a clarifying email on this matter to all public school districts. Please click the above link for more details.

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  • Verona High School Partners with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Student Athletes

    Verona High School has established a 3 year partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience. The partnership provides Verona High School access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators, comprising live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders. Please click the above link for more details.

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  • Full Day Kindergarten Presentation May 2018

    A proposal for full day kindergarten was presented at a public Board of Education meeting on May 22, 2018. Please click the link above for more details.

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  • National History Day at HBW

    Three eighth grade students from H.B. Whitehorne Middle School have been chosen to represent the state of New Jersey at the 2018 National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park. There, they will join other students from across the country to celebrate their historical research and compete for a coveted national medal. Congratulations to Meghan Kenneally, Emma Sheehan, Ella Mathewson, and Miss Rebecca Hadjiloucas honored at a winners’ circle workshop at William Paterson University on May 9, 2018. Click the header link above for more details.

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  • Budget Update Spring 2018

    An update was provided on the annual school budget at the May 8, 2018 board of education meeting on additional budget adjustments, impact to the budget, and historical perspective on the budget process. Click the above link for more details and access to the BOE meeting video.

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  • Annual Budget Presentation April 24, 2018

    On April 24, 2018, the Verona Board of Education presented and approved the following budget presentation for the 2018-19 academic year. Attached is a PDF of the Powerpoint presentation, a comparative data comparison document ranking our district's low spending versus comp districts, and the user friendly budget. Click the header link above for detail and access to documents.

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  • Verona Public Schools Magazine Fall 2016 Edition

    The Verona Public Schools Magazine Fall 2016 Edition is the inaugural celebration of a focused endeavor to convey the progress of our collective efforts in the 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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  • PARCC/NJSLA-S Parent Letter March 2018

    During the months of April and May (see calendars on page 2), New Jersey will administer the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics grades 3 to 11...

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  • Superintendent Response to Parkland

    It saddens me to write to you in the days following the senseless act that occurred in Parkland, Florida. A tragedy that takes innocent lives from their loving families in a place that is supposed to be a safe haven can have an emotional effect on so many people, and it is natural for children and their parents to be concerned for their own safety. Please click the above link for the entire superintendent column.

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  • Strategic Plan Action Team Committees

    The Verona Public School District is in the development phase of our next five year Strategic Plan. It is important to the Board and Administration that our strategic plan represents the opinions of our community. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee recently completed important work on our district mission statement, values and core beliefs, and strategic goals. Please click the above link for more information.

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  • Verona Public Schools Delayed Opening January 17, 2018

    Verona Public Schools will have a delayed opening starting at 10 am on Friday January 5, 2018. Please click the following link for start times: https://www.veronaschools.org/domain/13

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  • Superintendent Corner Column December 2017

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  • Verona Preschool Program Application 2018-19

    Please click the link above for more details on the Verona Preschool Program application.

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  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Update

    The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment team of Dr Bangia (Humanities), Mr. Stevenson (STEM), and Mr. Miller (Director of CIA) presented a 2017-18 update to the Board of Education and members of the Verona School Community on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

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  • Verona Preschool Program Press Release 2018-19

    Verona residents whose children turn three years of age or four years of age by September 30, 2018, and are toilet trained, are invited to apply for admission to the Verona Preschool Program. Class size is limited. Available spaces will be filled by a lottery, which is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2018.

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  • The State of Our Schools

    Welcome to the Verona Public School district. The past several years have been ripe with opportunities and collaboration, building on the successes of the past, and sustaining incredible momentum with our faculty and students. Our growth is the result of our focused commitment to the vision defined in our Strategic Plan, the support of our Board of Education and invested leadership team, a deeply committed and talented staff, the support of our parents and community, and highly engaged students motivated to achieve their maximum potential. Please click the above link to read more about what makes the Verona Public Schools so very special.

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  • Strategic Plan Steering Committee

    The Verona Public School District is in the development phase of our next five year Strategic Plan. It is important to the Board and Administration that our five year strategic plan represents the opinions of our community. We are in the process of comprising our steering committee of board members, administrators, faculty, parents, community members, and high school students to refine our mission statement, establish our strategic goals, and develop the strategies that will be executed to actualize the mission and goals. Please click above to read the the full message.

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  • AP & PARCC Spring 2017 Results

    The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Mr. Miller, presented the Advanced Placement (AP) & PARCC results from spring 2017 to the public at the November 28th Board of Education Meeting.

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  • Superintendent Corner Column November 2017

    With a quarter of the school year behind us and in anticipation of the holiday season, we tend to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of work, school and all that life sends our way. Thanksgiving marks a holiday reserved for slowing down, enjoying time with the people that matter most to us, and appreciating all that we have been blessed with. It is also a time for expressing gratitude and giving back to our community and those around us. Please click above to read the the full message.

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  • A Statement from the Verona Board of Education November 4, 2017

    The Verona Board of Education and Administration are committed to fostering a healthy and respectful school culture consistent with our core values. The Administration conducted an investigation into recent allegations & concerns pertaining to student safety and well being as reported by several parents in early October 2017. The investigation was completed on November 1st and the district is now able to provide summary findings to the community, to the extent that we are permitted, without violating student or staff confidentiality protections. Please click above to read the the full message.

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  • SUMMER REGISTRATION HOURS

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  • Standardized Testing Letter for 2017-18

    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 2017-18 school year...

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  • Immigration and Public Education-Superintendent Corner Column May 2017

    Over the past several weeks, we have received inquiries from community members regarding newfound anxiety around immigration status and enrollment in public school education. The Verona Public Schools is committed to protecting the rights of all students, as we value diversity and nurture vibrant, robust spaces for student learning. All children are entitled to an education, regardless of immigration status. The law is clear that public schools have a responsibility to provide a free, thorough, and efficient education to all student residents. Read more by clicking the link in the headline.

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  • Important Information on Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why-Superintendent Corner Column April 2017

    The following Superintendent Corner Column entitled "Important Information on Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why" provides families with insights and recommendations for naviagting important conversations with their children on suicide prevention. Read more by clicking the link in the headline.

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  • Kindergarten Registration Packet

    The Verona Public Schools offer a kindergarten program for all youngsters who are five years of age on or before October 1, 2018. This program is designed as a child’s first introduction to public school.

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