|Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!|
Our district serves approximately 960 students in both the Haskell and Wanaque Schools. We are extremely fortunate to have a Board of Education that is committed to providing the highest quality education while being mindful of the economic needs and concerns of the community. We remain committed to provide our students with a safe, positive, rigorous learning environment that will empower our students to become autonomous learners who will be prepared to creatively and critically navigate through their elementary years and successfully be prepared for high school.
Our school district features an integrated pre-school program, a full day kindergarten program, state of the art technology, high academic standards, and a strong support staff. Upon graduation from the 8th grade, students attend Lakeland Regional High School, also located in Wanaque.
New Jersey Learning Standards (NJSLS) provide our district with clear, specific benchmarks for student achievement. They are designed to to prepare our students for college and careers by emphasizing high-level skills needed for tomorrow's world. Integrating technology into the classroom is a key component of this process. The use of chrome books, laptops, iPads, and SMART Boards support student engagement, collaborative work, and connections to real-world experiences. Students continue to be involved with cognitively complex tasks designed to best prepare them for careers in the twenty-first century.
Central to the district’s success is the active involvement of the many volunteers who contribute their time to our schools. Through organizations such as the Haskell and Wanaque Parent Teachers Association and the Wanaque Haskell Education Foundation, which support and enhance the educational opportunities afforded to the students enrolled in our school district, students receive a variety of unique programs and activities invaluable to their cultural experiences.
Keeping parents and other stakeholders informed is another essential element in maintaining support for our schools. We hope our website and district app will assist in this effort to communicate with our parents and the Wanaque community. As we strive to provide easily accessible and up-to-date information, please feel free to contact us about how we can improve our communication to better serve your needs.
We have much to be proud of here in Wanaque. However, it is crucial that we continue to work with an eye toward our future. With the continued support of our parents, teachers, and community, I believe the best is yet to come. Thank you for allowing us to serve your family and children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 973-835-8200, ext. 1537 or by email.
Donna L. Cardiello
Superintendent of Schools