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Paramus School District

District News

There's a lot happening in our vibrant school district! We’ll include all the latest district news on this page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to stay updated on all the latest.

Paramus Honors Week of Respect

All of Paramus' schools recently observed the Week of Respect in order to recognize the importance of character education, and provide "age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing harassment, intimation, or bullying (HIB)." 

Love Never give up SmileAt Midland School, teachers Carol Cutrupi and Michele Higgins brought their grant to life, and led students and staff in painting “kindness rocks" on which students wrote words of encouragement. These rocks will become part of the school’s kindness rocks garden. Students will take one of the rocks with them to leave at another location, perhaps somewhere they go on vacation, to spread the kindness.

students smilingStudents also enjoyed a presentation from the group Box Out Bullying. They learned about the difference between tattling and telling, and learned ways a bystander can help someone in a difficult situation. Students and staff signed the Box Out Bullying Pledge to help keep the school a comfortable and safe place for learning and growing.

students with badgesAs a culminating activity to Midland School’s Week of Respect, the Paramus Police Department sent representatives to the school to present the Midland School Safety Ambassadors with their badges. This group of fourth graders serve as role models for the school, completing various tasks around the building in order to make the school environment better for the entire community. These students inspire others as they exemplify the school motto, Work Hard and Be Nice to People

Spartan Football

Check out a great Q & A with senior Matt Amato about the Spartans' amazing football season. Keep up the great work team, we'll be watching!

Red Ribbon Week Visit from L.E.A.D.

In addition to visiting all of the Paramus elementary schools, Detective Sargent James Teehan and Police Officer Ben Fox of the Paramus Police Department L.E.A.D. Unit came to Parkway School to talk to the children about Halloween safety. The children were reminded to wear bright costumes and to carry glow sticks or other safe illuminating items while trick or treating at night. They also spoke about having parents check all treats prior to eating them and making sure to travel in groups while being supervised by an adult. 

L.E.A.D. Officers also reminded students to look all ways before crossing the street. They should not be using electronic devices or anything distracting while crossing. Pedestrians should always be aware of their surroundings whether a guard is crossing them or not. Drivers sometimes are distracted, which causes added safety issues for all involved.

Other topics, which the L.E.A.D. officers covered, included good drugs-bad drugs, stranger danger, and Internet safety. School-aged children should always know their guardian’s home and contact numbers in case of an emergency or if they get lost.

Police officer teaches students about safetyPolice officer stands with a few students
Recognizing School Violence Awareness Week

Click to view moreDuring the week of October 15, Ridge Ranch participated in activities for school violence awareness week. Students recognized the need for peace, harmony, and acceptance in the public schools through the activities they were involved in. On October 17, children and staff wore sports attire for teamwork/sportsmanship, and on October 19, they wore pink for peace and acceptance. The children also spelled out the word peace on the playground, and we got incredible photos of this using a drone. Thank you to all who put together this week's activities to promote awareness of this important topic.