From the conversations I have had with parents, teachers, administrators, and stakeholders in our community I can appreciate and understand the frustration many of us are feeling with the ever-changing information and guidance we are receiving on school plans for reopening.
The district reopening plan is document subject to ongoing revision. As such, the
Wallington Jr/Sr High School contains students in grades 7-12. A large Eastern European population comprised mainly of families of Polish heritage heavily influences the school. A strong academic program is complemented by an array of co-curricular activities available to students at each grade level. Education is the key element to a successful future. Community involvement and support enhance the success of a school. Students deserve a safe and healthy learning environment. Student learning is the highest priority in the school. Schools must cultivate a culture of respect for oneself and others. A well-rounded educational program enhances overall student development.
The mission of Wallington Jr/Sr High School is to utilize the assets of a supportive, safe, and harmonious small school setting in order to foster academic excellence and provide for the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of its students. Significantly, the staff is aware of and responsive to the varied developmental needs of students at the junior and senior high school levels. Drawing strength from a tradition of strong community ties and shared values, the school further seeks to guide students into becoming key contributors to the broader community.