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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Public Schools announces its standardized testing calendar for the 2016-17 school year

    Dear Verona Parent/Guardian, 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 2016-17 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cmiller@veronaschools.org.

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  • Verona vs. Cedar Grove Football Game Security Press Release 9-23-16

    On Friday, September 23, 2016, Verona High School will host Cedar Grove High School at 7:00 PM in a New Jersey Super Football Conference matchup. This game will be the first night game on the newly renovated Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field at Verona High School. For security reasons, we ask that fans of both teams adhere to the following procedures:

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  • Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field Re-Opening

    The Verona School District is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field, located on Sampson Drive on the Verona High School campus. The field has undergone an incredible transformation which includes new lights and athletic turf, among other noticeable improvements. The field will be used for many interscholastic athletic events, marching band performances, physical education classes, as well as district and community activities.

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  • Verona Public Schools District Goal Update July 2016

    The Board of Education and Superintendent provide an overview of accomplishments and progress from the 2015-16 academic year and establish new goals for 2017-18.

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  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Progress Update May 31, 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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  • Standardized Testing Results-PARCC

    Standardized testing results are only one metric the district utilizes to assess the level of learning with our students. The NJ Department of Education has shared that PARCC tests are designed to more thoroughly measure students’ understanding of English language arts and mathematics and will provide details on how each student performed on specific test items, which will tell parents and school officials about each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Test data is only one component that will enable us to better inform our instructional program, as results will indicate where our schools are successful and where we can make improvements to our programs. The PARCC results for the Verona Public Schools may be accessed through this document.

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  • Superintendent Letter to VPS Community September 3, 2016

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

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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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Mr. Robert Merkler
121 Fairview Ave.
Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: 973-571-2029 ext. 1026
Email: rmerkler@veronaschools.org