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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.

Dr. Spollen-LaRaia Visits Mrs. DiGirolamo's Class

West Brook Principal Dr. Spollen-LaRaia had so much fun learning from and visiting with Mrs. DiGirolamo’s students as they completed their environmental research posters!

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Stony Lane Kindergarteners are Teachers for a Day

Two students in Mrs. Douglas’ class redeemed coins during their money unit and became teachers for a day!

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Salad Day

Midland Elementary School students harvest their lettuce to prepare for the school-wide salad day!

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Memorial Kindergarten Playground Dedicated to Mrs. O'Boyle

Through the dedicated hard work of the Memorial Elementary School PTA, a new kindergarten playground was debuted and dedicated to Principal Mrs. O’Boyle on May 30!

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Class of 2024 Valedictorian, Ian Park, Reflects on Time in Paramus District

Ian Park, Valedictorian of the Paramus High School Class of 2024, reflects on his time in Paramus Public Schools.

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Ridge Ranch Fourth Graders Raise $1,000 for Van Saun

Ridge Ranch fourth graders, Adriana Alfano, Gemma Raguseo, and Kenzie Casatelli, under the guidance of their academic advisor, Ms. Kim Clancey, raised $1,000 for the Animal Enrichment Program at the Van Saun Zoo.

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Parkway Presents Willy Wonka Kids

Parkway Elementary School's third and fourth graders did a fantastic job in their recent production of Willy Wonka Kids.

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PHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to PHS Music Department juniors and seniors who were inducted into the prestigious Tri-M Music Honor Society on Wednesday, June 5.

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Stony Lane Playground Ribbon Cutting

On the evening of June 10, Stony Lane Elementary School held its official ribbon cutting of a new playground!

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Stony Lane Donuts with a Dude

Donuts with a Dude at Stony Lane Elementary was a hit!

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Eighth Grade and PHS Bands Perform at Trills & Thrills

The eighth grade bands from East Brook and West Brook joined forces with the PHS Band to perform in the Trills & Thrills music festival at Neptune HS.

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BC K-9 Unit Visits Midland

Midland Elementary School’s third graders had a special visit from the Bergen County K-9 Unit.

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Maryann Kinoian Memorial Scholarship Presented

Dr. Kinoian presented two Midland Elementary School fourth graders, Alina and Reina, with the Maryann Kinoian Memorial Scholarship, recognizing outstanding achievement and dedication to music and art!

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St. Jude’s Trike-a-Thon

The Early Childhood Center 3-year-old program at PHS participated in its annual St. Jude’s Trike-a-Thon on Friday, May 31.

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Memorial Collects Donations for B.C. Animal Shelter

Memorial Elementary School recently collected donations for the Bergen County Animal Shelter.

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Ridge Ranch Friends for Change Spread Kindness

In a heartwarming display of kindness and positivity, students from Ridge Ranch Elementary have taken to spreading joy through a simple yet impactful method: clothespins with written inspiration.

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Day of Remembrance and Service

Near sundown on Friday, May 17 all members of the community are invited to participate in a candle lighting event by placing two electric candles near the ends of their driveways in remembrance of those we lost on May 17, 2018—beloved 5th-grade teacher, Ms. Jennifer Williamson, and East Brook student, Miranda Vargas.

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Ridge Ranch 2nd Grade Fairytale Festival

Second graders at Ridge Ranch Elementary School celebrated their learning of fairytales, folktales, and fables by having a Fairytale Festival! 

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Ridge Ranch Thanks Community Helpers

On May 17, Ridge Ranch had a school assembly for students to learn about the importance of community and community service.

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PHS NHS Induction

Congratulations to the new Paramus High School Class of 2025 National Honor Society members who were inducted on Friday, May 17.

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Memorial School's Principal for the Day

Memorial Elementary School had a new principal for the day! 

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Memorial 3rd Graders Learn About Fire Safety

Memorial Elementary School 3rd graders learned about fire safety and prevention thanks to the efforts of the Paramus Fire Department. 

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Middle School Orchestra Students in Region I Honors Festival

On Saturday, May 18, orchestra students from East Brook and West Brook participated in the first annual Region I Middle and High School Honors Orchestra Festival.

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Ridge Ranch Book Buddies Connects Reading and Friendship

Reading at Ridge Ranch is a real treat!

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Paramus Dance Department Hosts Rockette

The Paramus dance department hosted a special guest in March. Rockette Kristen Welsh led a precision masterclass, teaching students a brand new routine choreographed to “Jump, Jive, an’ Wail.”

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Ian Park '24 Attends Valedictorian Recognition Breakfast

Ian Park ’24, Paramus High School Valedictorian, attended the annual valedictorian recognition breakfast sponsored by the Bergen County Coalition of School Administrators on June 4!

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PHS Decision Day 2024

Our graduates are headed to a variety of wonderful places next year!

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PHS Athletes Sign Commitment to College

On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 4, two Paramus High School senior athletes officially signed to their chosen colleges and universities.

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11 PHS Athletes Sign to Colleges in 2023–24 School Year

Congratulations to all eleven of the Paramus High School Class of 2024 graduating Spartans who signed to their chosen colleges and universities during the 2023–24 school year to continue their athletic careers in college.

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Parkway Senior Homecoming

Parkway Elementary School Class of 2016, now PHS graduating seniors, went back to their roots for a senior homecoming! 

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Paramus High School DECA Students Compete at ICDC

Eight Paramus High SchoolDECA student finalists recently competed at the DECA International Career Development Competition (ICDC), and two students earned a top 20 medal!

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Parkway Art and Poetry Night

Parkway Elementary School art and poetry night showcased the works of students in preschool through grade four.

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Seven Paramus High School Senior Athletes Sign Commitments to Colleges

On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1 seven Paramus High School senior athletes officially signed to their chosen colleges and universities on the third and final signing day of the 2023–2024 school year.

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Midland 3rd Graders Meet the Mayor

On Friday, April 26 the 3rd graders at Midland Elementary School got to meet the mayor!

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Ridge Ranch 2nd Graders Visit Turtle Back Zoo

Ridge Ranch 2nd graders visited the Turtle Back Zoo as an extension to their science unit on habitats.

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Parkway Take Your Child to Work Day

Take Your Child to Work Day was full of fun at Parkway Elementary School!

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Memorial Students Visited by Author Meghan McCarthy

On Wednesday, April 3 Memorial Elementary School students received a special visit from published author, Ms. Meghan McCarthy.

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Ridge Ranch 2nd Graders Create United States Region Cake

As a culminating activity of Ridge Ranch second graders’ study of the regions of the United States, Mrs. Clancey and her students created a United States region cake.

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Orchestra Students Selected for Region I Elementary Honors Orchestra

Orchestra students from Memorial, Midland, Stony Lane, Ridge Ranch Elementary Schools, and West Brook Middle School, were selected to participate in this year’s Region I Elementary Honors Orchestra.

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Paramus High School Symphony Orchestra Achieves Gold at NJSMA Festival

Congratulations to our dedicated musicians of Paramus High School symphony orchestra for achieving the highest honor, gold, at the NJSMA Region 1 Orchestra Adjudication Festival on April 24, 2024!

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Paramus High School Music Ensembles Place at Hershey Park Music Competition

Congratulations to our Paramus High School music ensembles for stellar performances at the Music in the Parks competition at Hershey Park from April 20–21!

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Parkway Kindergartners Celebrate Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day, Ms. Rice’s Parkway Elementary School kindergarten students learned how to plant seeds for their how-to writing unit!

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Memorial 3rd and 4th Graders Perform in Willy Wonka

Memorial Elementary School 3rd and 4th graders performed in their own rendition of Willy Wonka on April 4, 2024!

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Author Janet Wong Visits Midland

Midland Elementary School students enjoyed a visit from author Janet Wong!

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Parkway 4th Graders Thank Classroom Aides

Parkway Elementary School’s think tank is comprised of a group of 4th grade students that meet weekly to discuss ideas.

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Paramus Wins The NAMM Foundation Best Community for Music Education Award

Congratulations to Paramus music teachers, MPAA, administration, and students for earning the Best Community for Music Education award from The NAMM Foundation!

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Midland 4th Graders Camouflage Butterflies

4th graders at Midland Elementary welcomed spring and studied animal adaptations by camouflaging butterflies to blend into the classroom environment.

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Teacher Promposals at Paramus High School!

The seniors are so excited to see all their favorite staff members chaperoning senior prom.

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Ridge Ranch Students Meet Lilo the Penguin

Did you know that penguins live in Africa? The students at Ridge Ranch Elementary School recently waddled into an assembly to meet Lilo, an African penguin, to learn all about him and his habitat!

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Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Katie Rodgers, special education teacher and Midland School’s teacher of the year!

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