Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Junior Women's Club of Verona thank the fifty participating students in the Verona Spelling Bee in a Patch letter to the editor.
Wednesday, January 30
On Saturday, January 19th, approximately fifty 4th and 5th graders participated in the annual Spelling Bee competition held at Verona High School. The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona would like to thank all the children who participated and congratulate our winners. Congratulations to Veronica Domyslawski, 3rd place (Our Lady of the Lake School), Max Handler, 2nd place (H.B. Whitehorne) and Jessica Sidrak, 1st place H.B. Whitehorne). The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is a versatile organization that has been involved in social and charitable work since its inception in 1926. The Juniors address Verona's diverse needs by promoting education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey will teach how to talk to children about drugs, signs of use and abuse to look for, current terminology, and trends of use
Verona parents are invited to a one-hour presentation on substance abuse and the role of the caregiver. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will hold the presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, 600 Bloomfield Ave. The Verona H.B. Whitehorne Middle School Community Association (SCA) and the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) are sponsoring the event. “This presentation is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come out and find out the role they play and the power they have in preventing their children from abusing drugs and alcohol,” said Angelo Valente, Executive Director of the PDFNJ. They will discuss information on the importance of the parent or caregiver’s role on …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
New district policy to be announced at board of education meeting tonight at high school.
Superintendent Steven Forte is expected to announce a new district-wide school chaperone policy when the Verona Board of Education meets tonight at 8 p.m. In June, H.B. Whitehorne Middle School principal Yvette McNeal emailed fifth-grade parents about a May incident where a group of fathers supposedly held a party in a cabin during a fifth-grade camping trip at Camp Bernie in which alcohol was served, a violation of both school and camp policy. Parents were outrages as more details were revealed alleging the fathers were drinking and lighting fires in other cabins during a five-hour party while the 10 boys they were supposed to be watching slept in another cabin. “These fathers should be banned from future class trips,” Palma Quagliata, a…
Friday, September 7, 2012
F.N. Brown students are excited to meet new friends and try out their new school supplies.
Students at F.N. Brown Elementary School were excited to meet their new teachers and use their new school supplies, but mostly they were thrilled to see their classmates and exchange stories from the summer. Some kindergarteners were happy to recognize familiar faces from their preschools while others seemed apprehensive about embarking into uncharted territory: elementary school. Whether excited or a little nervous, all the students waited outside the school with their new school clothes and colorful backpacks until the doors opened, marking the beginning of another school year in Verona. The first friendly face to greet students was crossing guard Jim Perkins, a retired New York City firefighter. Perkins, who has two grandchildren at H.…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Pupils hitting the books once again as 2012-13 year begins.
Students have had all summer to prepare for today. With their pencils sharpened and backpacks zipped, the Verona School District opens the term this morning. There are 2,180 students attending school throughout the district this year, said Superintendent Steven Forte. “We are all very excited about the new school year," Forte said. "The Technology and Buildings and Grounds Departments have been working hard over the summer to get the buildings ready for students and staff," he said “We also welcome 23 new staff members to the district this year who are all excited to get started working with Verona students.” The district will be welcoming new teachers this year as well. On Aug. 30, the district held a new teacher orientation for all new …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Jump rope-a-thon held for American Heart Association.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Students at the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School in Verona recently participated in a rope-jumping fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Students in fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade jumped rope to show support for their own heart health and their role in saving countless lives because of their efforts. Last year, the school was ranked number 1 in the state, raising $34,729 to support lifesaving research and programs of the American Heart Association. In addition, the school was ranked number 9 in the country out of more than 30,000 schools participating in the program. Through March 28, the school has raised $38,529.42 to support the work of the American Heart Association.