Van Wyck Junior High School


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    ATTENTION:  Van Wyck Honors Breakfast has been rescheduled for 12/15/2017.  If you have any questions please contact the main office.

    Welcome Back
    September 6, 2017

    Dear Parents, Students and Friends,

    On behalf of faculty, staff, and administration, welcome back to school. This year will be bigger, better, and more special than last. I look forward to partnering with you in keeping Van Wyck the best school in the Hudson Valley. We are a New York State School to Watch and recognized by the National Forum for the Acceleration of Middle Grades Reform.

    What makes our school so special is the people that make it up, including our competent teachers, administrators, secretaries, teaching assistants, support staff, custodians, and of course our amazing students. Please feel free to write or call the school if you have any questions. We are here to help your children be successful. The litmus test we use to gauge success includes their happiness and well-being.

    We want to connect with your children and engage them in learning opportunities outside the classroom. We offer full sports, clubs, and intramural programs. Our Innovation Center is a safe and interesting place for children to learn and use technology in creative ways during lunch, study hall, and teacher-directed class time. The Innovation Center helps children think outside the box while connecting technology and concepts learned in class.

    This year we anticipate many exciting field trips through our Historic Hudson Project. Teams of 7th and 8th grade teachers are in the process of planning these trips. The Hudson Valley region is a hotspot for tourism and learning about local events in American history. There are many historic landmarks children will visit throughout the school year. Between class and school activities, such as assemblies and pep rallies, children will find Van Wyck to be stimulating, and an exciting place for them to learn.

    In closing, please remember that “Open House” is scheduled for September 27, 2017, beginning at 7:00 pm. You will return to school for a few hours and follow your children’s schedules. I believe you will find “Open House” to be informative and a time to meet teachers and learn more about our school and instructional program.

    In closing, best wishes to all for a happy and successful school year.

    Thank you.

    Steven H. Shuchat, Ed.D
    Principal, Van Wyck JHS


    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 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

  • Girl Up "He Named Me Malala" Screening

    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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  • Free Math Tutoring for Grades 7&8

    A community volunteer group is continuing the free Math Tutoring and Homework Assistance for students in Grades 7-12.
    Click the headline for details.

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  • Student Handbook 2017-2018

    The Student Handbook is designed to help students and parents understand the services and policies at Van Wyck JHS.
    Click the headline to access this year's Student Handbook.


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  • Back to School Links

    Click the headline for important back-to-school links.


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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