Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Upgrade is similar to the one the elementary schools received earlier this year.
The Wayne School District has launched new websites for the three middle schools. School announcements and upcoming events are prominently featured on sites for George Washington, Anthony Wayne, and Schuyler-Colfax middle schools. Students and parents can log in to their class websites from each school’s homepage. Content on the sites can be translated into one of eight different languages. The district’s homepage and each elementary school’s website have been similarly redesigned. The websites for Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley high schools will be redesigned next. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Students at Anthony Wayne Middle School raise money for two brothers suffering from a rare disease.
Students at Anthony Wayne Middle School held the Jason and Justin’s Type-a-Thon recently. The event raised more than $1,400 for two young brothers suffering from MPS2. The disease prevents the body from metabolizing complex carbohydrates. The students raised the money by completing words-per-minute pledges. “The Type-a-Thon encouraged students to type correctly and make typing fun by raising money to help Jason and Justin’s family pay for medical bills,” said Melissa Krassy, computer teacher at Anthony Wayne. “It is important to teach our students to care about others and to be grateful for what we have.” Students said they enjoyed participating in the fundraiser. “It was so much fun,” said Tim Mastroberti Jr., a seventh-grader. “We loved…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Reinstating three positions would cost the district $256,000.
School resource officers may be returning to the middle schools starting in September. District officials are considering reinstating school resource officers at the middle schools. Officials mentioned the possible move at a budget meeting Thursday. School resource officers are full-time police officers who work exclusively in schools. They receive special training to deal with children. They are taught to work with kids, counsel them, and help them work through any serious problems they may be experiencing. Up until a few years ago, an SRO was assigned to each middle school. However, grants funded the programs and when the grant money was cut, so were the positions. SROs already work at Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills high schools. “Ideally…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Musicians and singers perform in the annual Wayne Evening with the Arts Tuesday.
Dozens of young musicians took to the stage Tuesday night for the annual Wayne Evening with the Arts. The event is designed to showcase the talents of the youngest musicians in the township. Students from Wayne Hills, Wayne Valley, Anthony Wayne Middle School, Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School, and other schools performed. Duets, solos, trios, and groups all performed. The Tri-M Music Honor Society at Wayne Hills High School coordinated the event. “A lot of people aren’t aware of a lot of the Wayne music programs. They are limited to what their child performs, but there’s so much that goes on in town. It’s amazing,” said Thomas Mattera, Tri-M president. “Music is a very unifying force.” Performances were staggered. Jason Kwon …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Here is a recap of the top news stories from January.
Crime stories dominated January as authorities charged several women with soliciating of prostitution and an alleged cocaine dealer living near Anthony Wayne Middle School was arrested. Six women were charged with solicitation of prostitution after the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sweep of hotels throughout the county, including two in Wayne. After much speculation, Robyn Kingston resigned her seat on the Board of Education. Kingston was elected to the board in 2011. She moved to Texas. Josue Ramirez, 31, was charged after detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics searched Ramirez’s Towsen Road home near Anthony Wayne Middle School. Authorities conducted a month-long investigation of Ramirez. …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sheriff's Office finds $14,000 worth of cocaine in man's home on Towsen Road.
A Wayne man living near Anthony Wayne Middle School was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute after the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant at the man’s home recently. Josue Ramirez, 31, was charged after detectives from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Narcotics searched Ramirez’s Towsen Road home, the sheriff’s office said in a press release issued Sunday afternoon. A month-long investigation began after authorities received information regarding cocaine distribution from within the home, the release said. Authorities seized 2.6 ounces of cocaine and drug paraphernalia from Ramirez’s home, authorities said. The cocaine had a street value of $14,000. Ramirez was charged with third- and …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Middle schoolers sell their homemade products at the first ever TERPS marketplace at Anthony Wayne Middle School.
Students sold homemade crossbows, gum, jewelry, works of art, and culinary creations at the first ever TERPS Marketplace at Anthony Wayne Middle School Thursday night. TREPS is an annual event held at the elementary schools designed to teach students about entrepreneurship. Students have to create a new product, or modify an existing one, and sell it. It was the first time Anthony Wayne participated in the program. Hundreds of tables were set up in the gymnasium. Each business had one table to market and sell their product or service to customers. "It's fantastic, said Brian Borchard, whose son Brian made Bottle Bot Buddies using recycled materials. "The kids get a really good idea of what it takes to run a business." Some parents helped …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Here is a sample of what we're working on this week for Wayne Patch.
Here is a sample of what you may find on Wayne Patch this week. A letter was inadvertently sent out by Wayne Public School District officials regarding a change to the weighting of college preparatory courses at Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley High Schools. Officials issued a letter stating that no change to the high school grading system would occur this school year. We’ll try and find out why the original letter was mailed. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Students and teachers at Anthony Wayne Middle School thank local veterans for their service and sacrifice at annual event.
Jim Vicario Crango looks back at his time in U.S. Air Force during with fond memories. “I traveled all over Europe on a mail truck,” the World War II veteran said. “The U.S. Air Force was my travel agent. I was so proud to serve and help my country during our time of need.” Vicario Crango was one of more than 40 veterans who were honored at a special luncheon at Anthony Wayne Middle School on Monday. More than 40 North Jersey veterans were honored for their service to the United States at the annual event. Joe Lasala enjoyed the event for a sixth consecutive year with his daughter Morgan, a seventh-grader at the school. “It gets better year after year. It is amazing to see so many veterans who are a part of the Wayne community,” Lasala …
Annual program pays homage to those who have served in the military.
Veterans will be honored for their service to the United States Monday afternoon at Anthony Wayne Middle School. The veterans will be treated to a luncheon, followed by a multimedia slideshow. The school's band and chorus will also perform for the group. The program is held annually at the school. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.