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Upcoming Events

School Closed - Winter Recess
Date: 2/17/2020
HPS Board of Ed Meeting
Date: 2/25/2020, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Media Center
Maker Night Grades K
Date: 3/6/2020, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
SEPAC Meeting
Date: 3/10/2020, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: HPS Library 91 Henry St Haledon, NJ 07508
HPS Board of Ed Meeting
Date: 3/10/2020, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Media enter

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Digital BackPack

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News & Announcements

*** PTA Annual Tricky Tray I LOVE THE 80's ***

Tricky Tray

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Brownstone
351 West Broadway, Paterson

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission $45.00
Includes dinner and one sheet of tickets

Ticket packets will be sold at event for $25.00.
Under 15 years of age not allowed.

New - Parent Portal PC Station in the Lobby of HPS

PP Station

HPS is happy to announce that this year we will have a Parent Portal computer station set up in our lobby. This will allow you to view the Parent Portal, to view your child's grades, schedule, etc.

Login instructions can be obtained from your child's guidance counselor, or the letters sent home this summer.

SEPAC Meeting Schedule


Please see flyer for more information

-11/17/19 HPS Library
- 1/9/20 MRHS Innovation Center
- 3/10/20 HPS Library
- 5/13/20 MRHS Innovation Center

HPS Gifted and Talented Explore the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day

“Our Middle School Gifted and Talented group put together this amazing website to illuminate the sacrifices that Haledon residents made during World War I. This project began as a way to explore the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day. The students created maps, videos, and coded many aspects of this website in order to provide a full picture of WWI and the influence this event had in our area.”

Solar Dashboard

HPS Solar DashBoard

Check out the HPS solar dashboard where you can view statistics on the recently completed solar project here. Click above link.

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Superintendent Dr. Miguel Hernandez Ed.D

Dr. Hernandez
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year.  Here’s hoping that everyone enjoyed a relaxing summer break with family and friends.  I am excited about the start of this school year!  We have wonderful opportunities ahead to make a difference in the lives of children.  Achieving student success continues to be our goal which will take a commitment to continuous learning on the part of talented motivated staff, informed parents and communities that are involved and values education.  I am committed to making sure our students receive the best possible education at HPS. 
We’ve had a busy summer, getting ready for students to return.  We have painted classrooms, and we have replaced furniture and re-polished floors along with our routine summer projects to ensure a smooth start to the school year. 
The Haledon Public School is a district that strives for excellence and realizes that we all need to work together to provide the best education possible.  I encourage all parents to stay involved in your child’s education.  When your child succeeds, we all succeed because of the contributions young minds can make to our society and the communities in which we live. 
I thank you for your continued support of the school district. For more information concerning all HPS activities and programs, please check the district website at or visit our social media page at and
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Principal Mr. Christopher Wacha

Mr. Wacha, School Principal
 Principal's Welcome Message
Dear Haledon Public School Parents and Community Members,
We are very excited to begin our 2019-2020 school year at HPS!  Our first day of school for students will be on Thursday, September 5th.  I hope that this summer break has been great for all of our students, and I also hope that they are as excited to begin the school year as we are.  In addition to all of the tremendous programs we offer to students there is one major initiative that we have planned for the upcoming school year that I would like to bring to your attention. 
            One of our high priority goals this year will be to enhance our use of data to better improve the quality of our instructional design and practice.  As such, we will be looking to use benchmark assessments at all grade levels throughout the year so that we can monitor the progress of each student as he/she develops specific academic skills for each subject.  These benchmark assessments will be given three times throughout the year, and they will not be used as a grading instrument.  Instead, this assessment data will be used as a tool for us to determine how we can adjust our instructional practices so as to meet the needs of our students.  We are confident that our students will benefit as we make this practice a high priority initiative for Haledon Public School this year. 
            I will be sending out communication within the next few weeks to detail exactly how we will implement the benchmark data programs, how you will be kept aware of your child’s benchmark skills progress, and how we will use this data to provide your child with a better overall educational experience at HPS within the next few weeks. 
            Again, I am very excited about this coming school year, the direction we are headed at HPS, and the great things our students will accomplish this year. 
     Go Wildcats!
    Christopher A. Wacha
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House Scoreboard

HPS House Scoreboard
House of Franklin  3,910
House of DaVinci  6,060
House of Pythagoras  5,625
House of Poe 4,135
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