The Wallington High School Chapter of Glamour Gals was tied for the most journaling this service year with another high school from New York. 85% of the girls in the chapter have written at least one journal. The journals are normally written after a makeover to reflect or based on prompts they have to discuss their volunteering experience.
Multiple Wallington High School Students have distinguished themselves with strong scores on Advanced Placement Tests. Our 2018 Valedictorian, Alexis Russo Heinick, earned the College Board's prestigious "AP Scholar Award" which is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Frank W. Gavlak School is a grade K-6 building. It currently has an approximate enrollment of 449 students with one full day kindergarten, one grade one, one grade two, two grade threes, four grade fours, four grade fives and four grade sixes. Various programs are offered to meet the needs of students. Among them are: basic skills remediation, speech, special education services, bi-lingual/ESL education, gifted and talented and guidance services.
The month of March is starting with the "Read Across America" Program, taking place on the 1st of the month as a tribute to Dr. Seuss, in building a love of books and reading among our students. Interested parents are encouraged to contact their child's teacher to set up a time when they will be able to come in and read to the students.
We will also have a "Literacy Night" at Gavlak School on March 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm. Authors will be in attendance and will read passages from their books to our students. Additionally, our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place this month; Jefferson School Annex on March 4th and Gavlak on March 7th and 8th. Students will be able to purchase books they would like to read, in promoting the reading process. Both of these activities are sponsored by our Elementary PTA Organization.
Please note that there will be an early dismissal of students on March 6th at 12:55 pm to facilitate state mandated professional development activities for the teaching staff.
Kindergarten registration will take place on March 12th & March 14th from 9:00-11:00 am at the Gavlak School. Please be aware that children must reach 5 years of age on or before October 1st in order to be eligible for enrollment.
Finally, 6th Grade Transition Meetings will take place on March 19th & March 21st with high school guidance counselors speaking to our students about the process that will take place in preparing them for their move into the 7th grade program next school year.
Should you have any questions about any of the above mentioned activities, please feel free to contact the school office.
Nancy J. Giambrone, Principal