Mission Statement

The mission of the Verona Public Schools, the center of an engaged and supportive community, is to empower students to achieve their potential as active learners and productive citizens through rigorous curricula and meaningful, enriching experiences.


  • VHS Fitness Center Fundraiser Press Release 2016

    Beginning October 2016, Verona High School instituted a new and unique fundraising effort that will raise funds to upgrade the VHS ­fitness center facility with new equipment while also enhancing the paver dedication walkway on the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field. Please see the attached press release for more information.

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  • Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field Rededication Ceremony Welcome Address

    The following speech was part of the rededication ceremony on October 14, 2016 at the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field at Verona High School.

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  • AP & PARCC Spring 2016 Results - October 10, 2016

    The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Mr. Miller, presented the Advanced Placement (AP) & PARCC results from last spring to the public at the October 11th Board of Education Meeting.

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  • Board of Education Meeting Presentation Schedule

    The detailed schedule of public presentations at Board of Education meetings for the 2016-17 academic year may be reviewed by clicking the above heading.

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  • Verona Chamber of Commerce Interview with Superintendent Dionisio on VTV.

    Superintendent of Schools Rui Dionisio sits down with the Verona Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Tom Malanga and Doreen Arminio, for the first interview of the year on Verona TV. Mr. Dionisio provided an update on facility improvements through the referendum, peer mediation and conflict resolution programs at the elementary schools, social and emotional learning, crisis management, the middle school house model structure, rigorous academic opportunities for students at Verona High School, and much more.

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  • Verona Public Schools announces its standardized testing calendar for the 2016-17 school year

    Dear Verona Parent/Guardian, We are required by the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Assessment to notify you of the standardized testing that will be administered during the 2016-17 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cmiller@veronaschools.org.

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  • Verona vs. Cedar Grove Football Game Security Press Release 9-23-16

    On Friday, September 23, 2016, Verona High School will host Cedar Grove High School at 7:00 PM in a New Jersey Super Football Conference matchup. This game will be the first night game on the newly renovated Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field at Verona High School. For security reasons, we ask that fans of both teams adhere to the following procedures:

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  • Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field Re-Opening

    The Verona School District is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Thomas J. Sellitto Athletic Field, located on Sampson Drive on the Verona High School campus. The field has undergone an incredible transformation which includes new lights and athletic turf, among other noticeable improvements. The field will be used for many interscholastic athletic events, marching band performances, physical education classes, as well as district and community activities.

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  • Verona Public Schools District Goal Update July 2016

    The Board of Education and Superintendent provide an overview of accomplishments and progress from the 2015-16 academic year and establish new goals for 2017-18.

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  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Progress Update May 31, 2016

    The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office highlights the academic progress of our students and faculty at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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  • Standardized Testing Results-PARCC

    Standardized testing results are only one metric the district utilizes to assess the level of learning with our students. The NJ Department of Education has shared that PARCC tests are designed to more thoroughly measure students’ understanding of English language arts and mathematics and will provide details on how each student performed on specific test items, which will tell parents and school officials about each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Test data is only one component that will enable us to better inform our instructional program, as results will indicate where our schools are successful and where we can make improvements to our programs. The PARCC results for the Verona Public Schools may be accessed through this document.

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  • Superintendent Letter to VPS Community September 3, 2016

    A letter to the Verona community regarding important information and counseling services available to students.

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  • Superintendent Letter to VPS Community September 2, 2016

    A letter to the Verona community regarding important information and counseling services available to students.

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  • 2016 Candidacy and Election Info

    Important information the the Verona community regarding candidacy for the upcoming Verona Board of Education election.

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  • V~SEA 2016 Brochure

    Welcome to V~SEA’s 12th year! The purpose of the Verona Summer Enrichment Academy (V~SEA) is to expand students' knowledge base, build on their interests and encourage creative thinking. We invite your children to participate in this unique experience. The students are taught in an environment which features hands-on, materials-based learning. Throughout our years of providing enrichment instruction, subject matter has included explorations of medieval history, Archimedes, dinosaurs, cryptology, forensics, Lego Robotics, crime scene investigation, prime and composite numbers, Aesop's Fables and much more. The V~SEA experience welcomes children who ask questions and exhibit curiosity about the world and how it works. This form of learning only occurs in an atmosphere where imagination and daring to "think outside the box" is appreciated and valued.

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  • 2015-2016 District Fact Book

    The following presentation was discussed with the Verona Board of Education and highlights the progress on numerous initiatives throughout the entire district.

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District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Mr. Robert Merkler
121 Fairview Ave.
Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: 973-571-2029 ext. 1026
Email: rmerkler@veronaschools.org