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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.

Memorial School Pays Tribute to WWII Veterans

Memorial School fourth grade students, along with their music teacher Kristine Hart, paid tribute to World War II veterans from Paramus on December 7, the anniversary of the infamous Pearl Harbor attack. The students and veterans sang patriotic songs including The Star-Spangled Banner, On Veterans Day, and You're A Grand Old Flag. It was a very special event, and we thank our veterans for being with us.

Notice of Board Meeting Change

Please note that there is a change in location for our upcoming board meeting on December 18. The meeting is now at West Brook Middle School in the media center. For all additional information, please view our flyer. Thank you!

Paramus Teams Compete At Brain Busters

Bergen Brain Busters recently held their first academic competition of the 2017-2018 school year. Both West Brook and East Brook Middle Schools sent students to compete against teams from Hillsdale and Leonia in the academic bowl. Eight teams comprised of four students each were asked challenging academic questions. East Brook team one took a quick lead in the final round against Leonia and won the competition.

Coffee Connections Presents Road Rules

We invite you to Coffee Connections - Road Rules on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from  7:00-9:00 p.m.

Topics include

  • What students will need to pass the NJDMV knowledge test
  • Learning disabilities/special needs and how it pertains to testing
  • Basic maneuvers of city and highway driving
  • Safe vehicle operation
  • Defensive driving techniques

For more information, please view our Coffee Connections flyer.

Stony Lane Principal Wins National Award

Principal Marshall receives awardTom Marshall, principal of Stony Lane Elementary School, was recently presented with the 2017 Innovative Leadership Award by the National Council of Teachers of English. The award, according to the NCTE, "recognizes an early- or mid-career leader and NCTE member who has shown innovative leadership at the local, regional, and/or national level or for innovative approaches to teaching and/or professional development through new and progressive methods and delivery models."

In addition to serving as the principal of Stony Lane, Marshall conducts staff development and writes literacy curriculum for the Paramus Public Schools for both third and fourth grade, teaches after school workshops, leads a course for literacy coaches, and coordinates the Littogether Teacher Leader Project. Marshall is also the founder of the New Jersey Literacy Leaders' Network, a group of about 150 principals from all over Northern and Central New Jersey who, according to his blog, "want to study together ways in which to support and supervise good teaching and learning in reading and writing."

Marshall also has an upcoming book he authored on instructional leadership.

Give Your Dog a Holiday Treat

Let the LEAP/Career Builders Program make yummy treats for your furry friends. The price is $3 for six treats. Place your order now through December 18 in the career builders/champions room or e-mail Joanne Kapr. See the holiday treat flyer for more details.

Paramus High School Hosts Special Olympics Leadership Summit

Over 170 students attended the 2017 fall Special Olympics North Youth Leadership Summit for Unified Champion Schools at Paramus High School on November 3. Students involved with Play Unified Clubs from West Brook Middle School, East Brook Middle School, and Paramus High School joined with their peers from 10 other schools in Bergen, Passaic, and Union counties. They discussed what it means to take their Unified Champion Schools and make them "We Chose to Include Schools." Each club developed choose to include goals and brainstormed ideas for unified leadership, unified sports, and whole school engagement activities that will help them reach these goals. Project Unify’s vision of social inclusion is for all students to engage in positive ways and provide a variety of experiences that build on individual strengths and respect diversity. Every student is given a chance to contribute and participate and are noticed for their similarities and strengths, rather than disabilities.

Out Of The Darkness Walk

On Sunday, October 22 the Paramus Public Schools participated in the Out of Darkness Walk to fight against suicide. The program raises awareness and funds for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP), which provides support and hope for those affected by suicide through community outreach, education, and programming. The event took place at Saddle River County Park and proved to be an impactful day.