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Boys Basketball vs. Hawthorne Christian Academy
Date: 2/8/2016, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: Haledon Public School 91 Henry St Haledon, NJ 07508
Girls Basketball @ Hawthorne Christian Academy
Date: 2/8/2016, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: HCA 2000 NJ -208 Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Boys Basketball @ Waldwick
Date: 2/10/2016, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: Waldwick Middle School 155 Wycoff Ave Waldwick, NJ 07463
Girls Basketball vs. Waldwick
Date: 2/10/2016, 4 PM 5 PM
Location: Haledon Public School 91 Henry St Haledon, NJ 07508
School Closed (President's Weekend)
Date: 2/12/2016
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

News & Announcements

Safety Awareness Reminder

This is a reminder to speak with your children about safety rules when walking to and from school. Children should walk with others whenever possible, and should be aware of their surroundings at all times. Never talk to strangers or get into a vehicle with them, no matter what they say.

Yesterday after school, two HPS middle school students reported that a female and male couple attempted to lure them into a vehicle. The students did the right thing and reported the incident to an adult. Haledon police are aware of this and are making extra patrols in the area. Any unusual events should be reported immediately to the police.

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Superintendent M. A. Wanko, Ph.D.

A Message from Dr. Michael A. Wanko, Interim Superintendent
Twitter and Facebook

Social Media Spotlights Student Achievement and Increases School Climate and Culture

The students and staff at Haledon Public School participate in positive activities and achieve amazing accomplishments on a daily basis. We have always known this to be true, however, the communities that we serve should know how incredible the HPS students really are. It is also important to recognize our students for the meaningful endeavors they contribute to our school community. To assist us in this objective, the development of Twitter and Facebook was originated and ). It has resulted in a positive interaction between students, staff and community.

The social media accounts that we use at HPS are used to provide important information to our communities regarding school and event information.  For example, school closings, delays, event and athletic information, as well as announcements we wish to share with the community. Users of these social media platforms have shared many of our status updates so that pertinent information is spread throughout the communities. 

We encourage you to visit our sites so that you can get a better feel as to what really occurs at Haledon on a day-to-day basis. We are tremendously proud of our students and staff, and we think that once you get a glimpse into our world through these social media sites, you will be too! Again visit: and
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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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