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Mrs. Parisi, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Eng celebrate literacy week at Haledon Public School. 

Upcoming Events

School Closed - Labor Day
Date: 9/5/2016, 9 AM 10 AM
Teachers First Day 12:30 Dismissal
Date: 9/6/2016, 9 AM 10 AM
Teachers In-Service
Date: 9/7/2016, 9 AM 10 AM
Students First Day of School
Date: 9/8/2016, 9 AM 10 AM
HPS Board of Education Meeting
Date: 9/13/2016, 7 PM 8 PM
Mr. James Queli
Vice Principal of Student Affairs
Phone: 973-790-9000
Mrs. Jenn Rhome
Phone: 973-790-9000 x-233
Mrs. Monica Costello
Phone: 973-790-9000 x-218

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Superintendent Dr. Miguel Hernandez Ed.D

                                             Welcome to the 2016 – 2017
                                                          School Year

Less than a year ago, I began my tenure as Superintendent for the Haledon Public School District.  My goals focused on building relationships with staff, students, and the community, developing a deeper understanding of the school district, and continuing to build on the many strengths of our school.

Due to remarkable people in our community, building positive relationships was thoroughly enjoyable.  We have a committed staff who enjoy serving the students.  Parents support their children, and I am appreciative of their confidence in our school.  It’s been deeply rewarding to work hand in hand with a supportive board that understands the needs of both students and the community.

I am proud to be the Superintendent for the Haledon Public School District and look forward to what lies ahead.
This year, as we do every year, we commit ourselves to providing our students the very best educational experience possible.  We will update you often through our newsletters, social media, and our school notification system.  Please take a moment to visit our district website.
Have a wonderful 2016 – 2017 school year!

Dr. Miguel Hernandez
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Principal Mr. Robert Parkes

Hello Haledon Public School Family,

The school year for 2015-2016 is well underway and the scholars are working hard.  I am looking forward to the endless possibilities that our scholars can achieve.  Our staff is poised and prepared to engage our scholars each time they walk through the door.

This year brings some new opportunities.  Our main goal for the school is to have our scholars reading on their grade level.  Therefore, we have two new Reading/Writing series.  Both series are Common Core aligned, research-based and will help our scholars on their way to a university.  The K-5 are using a program from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt called Journeys.  It is the most widely used program in the country.  Grades 6-8 are using a program named Code X from Scholastic.  This program challenges scholars to read, think, analyze, question, cite evidence, debate, and write every day.  Additionally, we have created a Literacy Department.  The Literacy Department is comprised of three Reading Coaches.  They will work with the scholars on a daily basis to help us reach our goal of reading on grade level. 

Over the summer a STEM lab was built.  This stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  We are the only country in the world in which it is acceptable to not be able to do math.  At Haledon Public School, we want to change that for our scholars.  Our scholars will have the opportunity in grades 5-8 to engage in STEM activities.  Some of the activities could include building bridges, planes, vehicles, Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) and engineering.  There are 3 million STEM positions in American companies that remain empty.  This is because there are not enough qualified candidates to fill the positions.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for 2008-2018 indicate that there will be 269,000 STEM jobs in NJ. 

At home, we ask that our scholars read for at least 20 minutes per day and practice solving problems for math fluency.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents is very important to the success of our scholars.  Our scholars must understand that the word FAIL stands for First Attempt In Learning. As I stated when arrived in Haledon Public School last year, we will provide a great foundation for our scholars so that they may have a variety of scholarships to different universities that they choose.


Robert Parkes

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