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Dear Wayne Valley School Community,

Wayne Valley has firmly established a robust history of academic and co-curricular excellence. Students are challenged daily to become independent thinkers and discerning learners. †At the heart of this positive learning environment are the following core beliefs: †1) that education should foster respect for self and others. †2) open communication between students, parents, and staff is essential for student success. †3) all students are capable of learning and can achieve success. †This environment, supported by a dedicated community, provides our students with an excellent academic program which is complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities. †Therefore, students are encouraged to take equal advantage of both of these educational components to reach their goals and each student is provided an educational program to both challenge and reward the responsible learner.

Our senior class has achieved the distinction of possessing thirteen National Merit Commended students, ten AP Scholars, eleven AP Scholars with Honor, and twelve AP Scholars with Distinction. Our faculty continues to extensively review PARCC sample problems to better prepare our students for the rigor of these exams, as well as, to incorporate the use of online assessments across the curricula with PARCC-like questions on assessments in all content areas. †The Wayne Township Learning Center (WTLC) continues to support our staff by providing varied professional development opportunities, such as, digital assessments and Google Applications for Education workshops. † To further enhance our studentsí skills in the area of college and career readiness, we have developed partnerships with several colleges and universities to offer dual-enrollment courses in the area of Business and English. †Furthermore, we have established structured learning experiences in the multiple areas for both special education and general education students. Of further interest is our NATEF auto certification program which accommodates an important segment of our non-college bound student body. †Many of our Art, Music and English students participate in state and/or National competitions and were publicly recognized for their accomplishments. †Specifically, for the second year in a row one of our Art studentís work has been nationally recognized and is currently on display in Washington D.C.

Ninety percent of our students are involved in co-curricular activities encompassing a variety of areas, such as the National Honor Society, Fine and Performing Arts, Culinary Competitions, Math and Science Leagues, Marching Band, and Auto Club. Wayne Valley sponsors over thirty athletic teams across three levels of competition. The number of team championships and county/state recognized athletes testify to our schoolís athletic excellence. Our students involved in community service, such as, hospitals, food kitchens, and in assisted-living developments, are continued sources of equal pride. The accomplishments of our students fueled by the talents and dedication of our faculty make Wayne Valley an impressive place with a distinct sense of community.

Mr. Kenneth J. Palczewski
kpalczewski@wayneschools.com

Wayne Valley High School • 551 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 • Phone: 973-317-2200

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