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July 6, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – When the Wayne Township Public Schools published their Honor Roll list, it marked the first time since 2008 that there have been honor roll students in the secondary level of education. The district had just switched from mailing report cards printed in the school's print shop to a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Reaching the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts is a long and challenging journey. Wayne’s newest Eagle Scout, Joseph Scuralli III was recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for his accomplishment and because his Eagle Scout project supported special needs students at Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Amanda Vogt is no longer a graduating senior. She just celebrated her high school graduation and is now an alumni of Wayne Valley High School. During her senior year, she wrote seven articles that were published in TAPinto Wayne. Each article was sports-related, an area where Vogt may ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Every year, the Wayne Township Public Schools sets yearly goals for themselves, and at the end of each school year, the administration reports to the Board of Education on the progress and success of those goals. Last week’s BOE meeting was the last one in this year’s school ...

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WAYNE, NJ - “Bye Mr. Johnson, we will miss you!” were the words echoing throughout the hallways of several Wayne Township schools in the final days of this 2022 school year.  Between teachers, students, administration and his fellow co-workers, everyone will miss Walter Johnson's presence as he ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Newly elected school board member Harry Prassakos spoke out of turn during the June 2, 2022 Wayne Board of Education meeting which was held in the small conference room of the BOE administrative building on Nellis Drive. He pre-empted Wayne resident Michael Gottesman’s public comments ...

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Please Note - The Wayne Valley Graduation is Covered in a Separate Article WAYNE, NJ – A chilly, wet evening greeted the graduating class of Wayne Hills High School on Wednesday evening, but the class of 2022 was undeterred and unbroken. For four years, this group of students has had to adapt to ...

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Please Note - The Wayne Hills Graduation is Covered in a Separate Article WAYNE, NJ - The rain fell harder on the Wayne Valley High School graduation than it did just a few miles north, where Wayne Hills was celebrating at the same time. But the weather above the Valley football field did not ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Board of Education Policy #0167 has gone through a lot of changes recently. This policy governs public participation in school board meetings and has been changed twice in the last year. For years, the policy allowed individual speakers a five-minute time limit when they came up to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In response to parents questions about school safety following the deadly shooting at a school in Texas, the Wayne School District will be hiring a police officer for every school starting sometime next school year. The fiery debate over the new Health and Physical Education ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Thursday night’s school board meeting was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., but a delay and a second executive session had the business of the meeting really starting at 8:45 p.m. Three hours later, it came to a close. This was the last BOE meeting of this school year, so there was ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For more than a year, the new, soon-to-be-adopted State Board of Education Health and Physical Education (CHPE) standards have been a topic of heated discussion at Wayne school board meetings. This topic, among others, was one of the reasons why three new school board members ran and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township Board of Education voted to approve two new administrative leaders in recent meetings. The first is the new Assistant Principal of Wayne Valley High School – Dr. Kimberly Moreno. The second is the new Principal of Anthony Wayne Middle School – Courtney ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Primary election day is Tuesday, June 7 and all Wayne schools will be closed for in-person instruction, yet open for virtual, at-home instruction. The decision was made on Friday out of concern for school safety in the wake of the school shootings in Texas on May 24, and because of a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback expressed some major concerns about putting the high school Student Dance Association on television and says he has not seen any offer from Lifetime Television. He has only seen a proposal from a production company. RELATED STORY: Wayne Valley SDA – A ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Valley High School Alumni Ryan Szamosszegi - an Emmy-winning television writer working under the stage name Ryan Zamo - is working to take the Wayne Valley Student Dance Association (SDA) program and turn it into a reality TV show. His efforts have been rewarded. Lifetime ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Superintendent of the Wayne Schools Dr. Mark Toback provided a COVID update for the Wayne schools during the last Board of Ed meeting. It wasn’t good news, and he expressed a level of concern about staff, substitutes and end of year events such as proms and graduations. “Our numbers ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Township School District Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback is receiving high marks from his education community colleagues.  The Passaic County Association of School Administrators (PCASA) recently named Toback as the 2021 - 2022 County Superintendent of the Year. Paul Amoroso, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Dr. Mark Toback, the Superintendent of Wayne Schools sent out a letter to community members assuring them that the Wayne Schools are "very secure," and that each of the fourteen schools in the district are places "where all members of the school community can feel safe." His letter ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For almost a full year, a group of Wayne parents have spoken up at Board of Education meetings concerned about a set of new health and education standards for New Jersey’s public schools. This subject, along with others led to a hotly contested school board election that saw three new ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One of the highlights of the last Wayne Board of Education meeting featured a special recognition program for Wayne’s best music students in middle school and high school. At the end of the program was a special moment with the Anthony Wayne music teachers saying a touching goodbye to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The top two students, academically from both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were announced recently. These are the best and the brightest that the Wayne Township Public Schools have to offer, and these four students are worthy of the praise and pride the schools feel about them. While ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The top two students, academically from both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were announced recently. These are the best and the brightest that the Wayne Township Public Schools have to offer, and these four students are worthy of the praise and pride the schools feel about them. While ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a rare move, the proposed 2022-2023 Wayne Township Public School budget was given a revision – one that lowered the originally-announced 2% tax increase to 1.5%. This would reduce the increased tax on an average valued home in Wayne from a $136 increase next year to a $119 ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township Public Schools have just announced a new partnership with Gaggle, a school safety company that is offering a technology that will allow students to quickly and easily report “threats of violence,” bullying and other concerns. By the end of this month, the district ...

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WAYNE, NJ – U.S. News & World Report released their 2022 Best High School rankings this week and Wayne Township’s two public schools ranked in the top 27% of public schools in New Jersey and the top 15% of schools in the nation. Both Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills edged out Passaic County ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Last week’s Wayne School Board meeting was a quiet one in comparison to some in the past. The fervor and passion that was present for so long has calmed, but a group of 20 or so parents assured the school administration and Board of Ed members with their continued presence that they are ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne school district has called for a 2% increase in property taxes to offset costs in its 2022-2023 school budget. However, $10 million in savings -realized because of a recent switch of employee health benefits – is allowing for revisions to this proposed budget. The plan, laid ...

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