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    Principal's Message

    Schools to Watch Recognition

    April 23, 2018

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    STW I am pleased to inform you that Van Wyck Junior High School was again redesignated as a New York State and National School to Watch (STW). Every three years, Van Wyck Junior High School goes through a rigorous evaluation process to be sure we meet without exception the criteria set forth by the National Forum for the Acceleration of Middle Grades Reform.

    Earlier this year members of the New York State STW delegation met with students, teachers, central office administrators, PTA, principal and assistant principals to learn more about our school and determine the degree of progress made since the last redesignation three years ago. Unlike other recognitions, schools must reapply and measure up to remain a STW.

    The designation as a STW is a credit to staff, students, the District and community. Without your support, we would not have received this designation. I look forward to our continued partnership in meeting the needs of our students. Your support of our schools is greatly appreciated..

    Thank you.

    Sincerely yours,

    Steven H. Shuchat, Ed.D.
    Principal, Van Wyck Junior High School

    Van Wyck JHS Mission Statement
    “Van Wyck Junior High School faculty, staff and administration, in partnership
    with our parents, students and community, will provide a safe and orderly learning environment that supports the academic, intellectual, personal and social development of children, while maintaining rigorous standards and embracing curricula that prepares our students for college and careers.”

    EESTWVan Wyck JHS is proud to be a fully designated "Essential Elements: Schools to Watch" award recipient.
    Click here to read our designation letter. pdf

    Van Wyck JHS  is a member of the NYS Tristate Consortium.

    nysmsa Van Wyck JHS is a member of the Statewide Network of Middle Level Support Schools that serve to: 
    1. Advocate for Middle Level Education
    2. Site for Showcasing Promising Practices
    3. Resource for Advice and Guidance

    Principal's Messages
    arrow Apr. 2018: Schools to Watch Designation
    arrow Apr. 2018: Eighth Grade Activities
    arrow Mar. 2018: Parent Orientation
    arrow Mar. 2018: Investigation Letter
    arrow Mar. 2018: "See Something, Say Something"
    arrow Feb. 2018: Safety Letter
    arrow Feb. 2018: Cell Phone Use
    arrow Sept. 2017: Welcome Back Letter
    arrow July 2017: Welcome Letter
    arrow  All Principal Lettersdr_shuchat

    Contact Us
    contact Tel. 845-227-1700 Ext. 20000
    Address: 6 Hillside Lake Road.
    The Main Office hours during the
    school year Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:30pm.
    Click here for all Van Wyck contacts.

Latest News

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    Join us on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7pm in the library for a screening of "He Named Me Malala". Click the title above to RSVP.


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    FamilyID is a secure, user-friendly registration platform that allows you to enter your information once for each family member and use this same information to complete multiple forms that are requested every school year. This year you will find the Acceptable Use Policy (technology, networks, and internet services) and the Photo & Video Release Form. For more information and direction on how to log in as a returning family or a new family, please click the title above.

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    Click the headline to access this year's Student Handbook.


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Sports News

  • Sports News
    Updated 10/27/2017

    Fall 2017 Boys Soccer

    • 10/26: WIN of 3-1 with scores by Matthew Nansen, Zachary Rabadi, and Matthew Zarrella. The team is still undefeated 9-0. 
    • 10/22: WIN of 5-0
    • 10/19: WIN of 4-0
    • 10/12: WIN of 1-0 with scores from Matthew Nansen
    • 10/05: WIN with the scores from Matthew Nansen and Zach Rabadi
    • 09/28: WIN of 5-1 with scores from Matthew Nansen, Zach Rabadi, Ryan Kiser, Will Kenny and Ryan Heraty

    Fall 2017 Girls Volleyball

    • 10/22: WIN of 3-0
    • 10/12: WIN
    • 10/05: WIN
    • 10/03: WIN

    Fall 2017 Girls Field Hockey

    • 10/26: TIE of 3-3
      The field hockey team tied Unionvale at 3-3.  The team was up 3 to 0 and Unionvale made a great comeback.
    • 10/22: WIN of 5-0
    • 10/12: WIN