Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sophia Jeon from Schuyler-Colfax Middle School had to show the positive effect her parents have had on her life.
A Wayne middle school student received an award for demonstrating the positive effect her parents had on her life as part of the state Division of Family Development’s annual Teen Media Contest. Sophia Jeon, a student at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School, took third place in the middle school category of the contest. Entrants had to illustrate the ways in which their parents have instilled the importance of community service and being a well-rounded student. "With this year's theme, we gave young people the opportunity to think about where community service fits into family life and how parents' values are reflected in the activities they choose to involve their families in." “Each winner received a U.S. Savings Bond, a plaque of achievement, …
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 …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Dozens of Wayne students were honored Thursday for being selected to various local, regional, and state bands and ensemble groups.
Several talented Wayne students were honored for their musical talents at the Board of Education meeting Thursday. "The Wayne community, and our school system, have benefited from the pride and recognition that these students have brought to our town," said Matt Paterno, the district's high school music director. "We are glad our outstanding music students both recognized the opportunities they had been given for success and put in the hard work to realize their goals."
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, February 7, 2013
Schuyler-Colfax students gave a bunch of books to the Friends of the Wayne Public Library as part of a community service project.
Students from Schuyler-Colfax Middle School donated hundreds of books to the Friends of the Wayne Public Library (FWPL), NorthJersey.com reported. Students from the school's Volunteers in Public groups dropped off 850 books at the library recently. The FWPL will sell the books for between 20 cents and $1 in the Friends room in the main library branch.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Students at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School collect school supplies and toiletries for their 'Restore the Shore' fundraiser.
Students from Schuyler-Colfax Middle School took action to assist South Jersey residents who are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. From Nov. 12 through 16, students ran a “Restore the Shore” collection drive. They collected thousands of school supplies and toiletries to help three elementary schools in Long Beach Island and a church helping residents in the Lakewood and Point Pleasant communities. Guidance Counselor Karen Gorman and Aly Lio, a speech/language specialist ran the fundraiser. The pair used the fundraiser to teach students about being good citizens and giving back to their community. Seventh graders at the school publicized the students’ efforts to other classes, collected the donations each day, and boxed all the items…
Anthony Couso running a collection drive for Hurricane Sandy Victims. Toys, gift cards, and school supplies are just some of the items needed.
Anthony Couso, a student attending Schuyler-Colfax Middle School, is collecting toys, school supplies, and gift cards for Hurricane Sandy victims this holiday season. Couso is accepting donations of toys, school supplies, and gift cards. He will donate the items to Toys for Tots. Couso will make care packages once all the goods have been collected. They will be distributed to families in New York and New Jersey who were most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The following items are needed: Donations can be dropped off at Couso’s home at 226 Webster Drive until Tuesday, Dec. 20. Items should be left by the garage door. Couso is not the only Wayne resident collecting donations for children this holiday season. The Wayne Police Department is …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Before and after school care will be provided.
George Washington Middle School and Theunis Dey Elementary School will be closed on Monday, Superintendet Ray Gonzalez said. All other schools will open on a delayed schedule. "We hope to have George Washington and Theunis Dey open for Tuesday, but he final decision will be made [Tuesday]," Gonzalez. said. Gonzalez issued a notice to residents Sunday afternoon about officials’ plan of action for the week. The notice was sent out at 4:30 p.m. and updated a half hour later. "We will only open up a school if we are confident that students and staff are safe and sound,” Gonzalez said in the notice. Officials said they are going to try and operate as many buses as they can. “We’re concerned about kids walking with possible live wires down. We…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Four more back to school nights are scheduled for next week.
Two back to school nights will be held on Wednesday night. Back to school night at George Washington Middle School and Schuyler-Colfax Middle School will begin at 7 p.m. at the respective institutions. Those are the only two back to school events held in the district this week. Four more are scheduled for next week: A Board of Education meeting held at the municipal building on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. That meeting will be broadcast on cable channel 77 and online.