Wayne Township Public Schools
DISTRICT WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER
Volume 300 | October 6, 2023
Wayne Township Public Schools Celebrates Our Athletes
Niche.com, a leading ranking platform, has placed Wayne Township at an impressive #13 spot nationally and placed us as the #1 school district for athletes in the state of New Jersey.
Wayne Township schools boast fantastic athletic facilities and a stellar coaching team that helps young athletes shine. With a wide range of sports options to choose from, students have the opportunity to excel in their favorite activities.
This recognition by Niche.com celebrates Wayne Township Public School district's commitment to nurturing athletic talent and creating a supportive environment for young athletes.
We are thrilled to invite you to come and cheer for our outstanding athletic teams at Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills High Schools. Your support means the world to us, and we'd love to have you in the stands.
Getting tickets is a breeze through Hometown Ticketing, our trusted ticketing platform. It's made attending our games simple and convenient. Hometown Ticketing has already made a positive impact on our revenue, which directly contributes to offsetting the costs of officiating. Your ticket purchases play a crucial role in supporting the games and athletes we all love.
Join us, experience the excitement, and be a part of the best high school athletics programs in the United States. We can't wait to see you at the games!
Animal Therapy at SCMS
On Friday, September 29th, SCMS Teachers, Mrs. Burton and Mrs. Klink, collaborated on a lesson regarding animal therapy. Mrs. Burton's 7th grade classes read a short story called ‘The Broom Dog’ in regard to how animals can provide emotional support to humans. Thor and Mrs. Klink came into her classes to speak about the three different types of working animals: emotional support, therapy, and service. They also talked about Thor’s therapy dog training and certification process, as well as his role in comforting students and staff at SCMS.
Guess Who at Packanack Elementary!
Ms. Clark's 3-5 LLD class at Packanack Elementary School is excited to extend a warm invitation to members of our Wayne community. They are eager to welcome individuals who possess unique jobs, hobbies, or rich cultural backgrounds to join students in the classroom, either in person or virtually. This invaluable experience will empower our students by broadening their understanding of the diverse talents and perspectives that exist within our community.
If you know someone who fits this description and is willing to share their expertise, please encourage them to complete the Google form linked here.
All invited guests to Packanack Elementary are required to follow safety and security protocols and will be screened before entering the school.
September: Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to shedding light on the challenges faced by young warriors fighting this relentless disease. In Wayne Township Public Schools, this significant month is met with a strong call to action and unwavering support for those affected by pediatric cancer. The schools united to raise awareness through various initiatives, campaigns, and events, showcasing the district's deep commitment to spreading awareness, compassion, and hope to make a difference in the lives of these brave children and their families. Below are a few examples from our Elementary Schools.
Lafayette students & staff were SHINING BRIGHT in gold in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 💛 They also collected donations for the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack Medical Center.
Packanack going gold and raising money for childhood cancer.
JFK Student Ambassadors organized a fundraiser to bring awareness and support to childhood cancer. They collected donations online and at school from students and families. They also hosted a lemonade stand after school for the JFK community. They earned $2,558 and proceeds were donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand in order to help fund research for childhood cancer and provide emotional, financial, and logistical support to childhood cancer families.
Wayne SEPAG/Wayne SPA Meeting
Thursday, October 19th at 7:30 pm:
BOE Regular Meeting, 50 Nellis Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470