District Overview & News
ACADEMIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES â€“ 2014
Please join us in honoring the newest inductees to the Wallington HS Academic Hall of Fame at a dinner to be held on
November 13, 2014 at Il Villagio Restaurant in Carlstadt, NJ:
Ms. Erin Comanskey â€“ Class of 1996
Dr. Elizabeth Stolarz Filipowicz â€“ Class of 1999
Major Michael Filipowicz â€“ Class of 1996
Mr. Henry Opalka * - Class of 1968
Mr. Michael Slomienski â€“ Class of 2000
Mr. Joseph Sobala â€“ Class of 1971
Mr. Mark Tomko â€“ Class of 1974
Mr. John Zatkos â€“ Class of 1989
Dr. Frank A Cocchiola â€“ Retired Supt. of Schools, 2010
Please click HERE for dinner registration or journal ads.
Parents/Guardians - Please note the following evening events taking place at your childâ€™s school:
Kindergarten Orientation â€“ September 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Jefferson School Back to School Night â€“ September 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Wallington Jr/Sr High School Back to School Night â€“ September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
F.W Gavlak School Back to School Night â€“ September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Schools Preparing to open 2014-15 School Year.
Bergen Community College to offer free evening ESL classes at various locations.
Click here for details.
HIB District and School Grade Report:
Last week the State of New Jersey released the District and School Grades report as they relate to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act for all public schools in New Jersey. Click Here to see the results for Wallington Public Schools.
Click here to view NJ School Performance Reports
â€śJefferson School Centennial: 100 Years of Learningâ€ť
The cornerstone for Public School #2 in the Borough of Wallington was laid in September of 1914. On April 1, 1915 Public School #2 (now Jefferson School) opened its doors to students for the very first time.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of these events, and to celebrate Jefferson Schoolâ€™s 100 years of educating the young people of Wallington, Principal Giambrone will be putting together a book of memories.
A form has been created for this purpose, and it is hoped that a variety of stakeholders, former students, teachers, community members, and elected officials will share their memories of Jefferson School for everyone to share and enjoy.
Those wishing to share their memories should return them to:
James J. Albro, Superintendent
Wallington Public Schools
32 Pine Street
Wallington, NJ 07057
Happy Birthday Jefferson Schoolâ€¦A Centennial Celebration
Please share a story or special memory (copies of pictures, poems) of Jefferson School and return the story to Mr. Albroâ€™s office.; 32 Pine Street, Wallington, N.J. 07057. Your memory will be part of a special book filled with â€śJefferson School Memories, 100 years of learningâ€ť.
Student Dress Code Policy Addendum: On January 27, 2014 the Board of Education adopted an addendum to the current dress code which will take effect in September of 2014. Click here to view this policy.
Wallington is a small community, slightly less than one square mile in area, located eight miles from New York City on the banks of the Passaic River. The district has three schools serving 1,250 students: Jefferson School (K-3), Frank W. Gavlak School (K-6), and Wallington Jr./Sr. High School (7-12). Students are encouraged to participate in the vast range of co-curricular programs (i.e. student government, journalism, drama, athletics, music, clubs, Academic Decathlon, etc). There is a strong connection between the school and community as evidenced by Parent-Teacher groups: the PTA at the elementary level, and the Home & School Organization at the secondary school level. The school district promotes traditional values important to the community- Loyalty, Family, Patriotism, and Tolerance towards others.