Mission Statement

The mission of the Verona Public Schools, the center of an engaged and supportive community, is to empower students to achieve their potential as active learners and productive citizens through rigorous curricula and meaningful, enriching experiences.

Announcements

  • 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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  • 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, 2017. This program is designed as a child’s first introduction to public school.

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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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  • 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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News

  • 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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  • Verona Chamber of Commerce Interview with Superintendent Dionisio on VTV.

    Superintendent of Schools Rui Dionisio sits down with the Verona Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Tom Malanga and Doreen Arminio, for the first interview of the year on Verona TV. Mr. Dionisio provided an update on facility improvements through the referendum, peer mediation and conflict resolution programs at the elementary schools, social and emotional learning, crisis management, the middle school house model structure, rigorous academic opportunities for students at Verona High School, and much more.

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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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  • Leaving a Legacy-In Memory of Arthur Acquaviva

    Mr. Arthur Acquaviva, known as “Mr. A” to staff­ and students, was a valued and trusted member of the VHS family. Art was named Library Media Specialist in 2000. During his tenure, he was responsible for leading the effort to transform our library into a 21st Century learning facility. Earlier this year, we received news that Mr. Acquaviva made a significant donation to Verona High School in the amount of $266,042. In accepting this generous contribution, the District will be renaming our library the Arthur Acquaviva Learning Commons. The donation provides funds to continue Art’s desire to enhance VHS with a 21st Century space, infusing the learning space with new and flexible furnishings to meet our student and faculty needs. Additional funds provided by Mr. Acquaviva will be allocated for a scholarship fund for Verona High School graduates.

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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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  • Joint BOE-Township Meeting 10-24-16

    The Verona Board of Education and the Verona Township Council conducted a joint meeting on October 24, 2016 at the Verona Community Center to discuss important highlights specific to each organization. The Board of Education discussed the District Strategic Plan, Academic Progress, Commitment of our Staff, and Building and Facility Improvements. The Township Council provided information on Recreation Updates, Shared Services, and PILOT agreement discussion.

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  • VHS Fitness Center Fundraiser Press Release 2016

    Beginning October 2016, Verona High School instituted a new and unique fundraising effort that will raise funds to upgrade the VHS ­fitness center facility with new equipment while also enhancing the paver dedication walkway on the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field. Please see the attached press release for more information.

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  • Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field Rededication Ceremony Welcome Address

    The following speech was part of the rededication ceremony on October 14, 2016 at the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field at Verona High School.

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  • AP & PARCC Spring 2016 Results - October 10, 2016

    The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Mr. Miller, presented the Advanced Placement (AP) & PARCC results from last spring to the public at the October 11th Board of Education Meeting.

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  • Board of Education Meeting Presentation Schedule

    The detailed schedule of public presentations at Board of Education meetings for the 2016-17 academic year may be reviewed by clicking the above heading.

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  • Verona ESIP

    The Verona Public Schools is pleased to partner with Honeywell to submit this Energy Savings Plan for our district. During the development of the Energy Savings Plan, Honeywell has completed a thorough investment grade energy audit of the Verona School District’s buildings and grounds. Based on the audit findings and Honeywell’s extensive experience in working with school districts, we are able to confidently state that we can deliver a financially viable, comprehensive solution to address the District’s facility concerns. Our Energy Savings Plan includes projects that achieve energy and operational efficiencies, create a more comfortable and reliable learning environment and are actionable via the New Jersey Energy Savings Improvement Program (NJ ESIP).

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  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Progress Summary January 26, 2016

    The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office highlights the academic progress of our students and faculty at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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  • 2015-2016 District Fact Book

    The following presentation was discussed with the Verona Board of Education and highlights the progress on numerous initiatives throughout the entire district.

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  • 2016 Candidacy and Election Info

    Important information the the Verona community regarding candidacy for the upcoming Verona Board of Education election.

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  • Superintendent Letter to VPS Community September 2, 2016

    A letter to the Verona community regarding important information and counseling services available to students.

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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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