From the Principal

Assessment: What is it? What is its purpose?
            There is a lot of talk in the educational field about assessments and their impact on student achievement and teacher effectiveness. However, we do not always take the time to explain exactly what we consider assessment to be or what function it serves. Truthfully, there are too many types of assessments to mention in this short article, but here is a brief summary of some terms that you may hear throughout your time here at W.O.K.
            The most common type of assessments that you hear about are summative in nature and used for grading your child. Summative assessments are typically presented in many different forms, including, but not limited to: a traditional paper and pencil test, long range projects, oral/multimedia presentations, Portfolio, and MAPS. These measures of accountability are evidence as to whether or not students have met a collection of content standards at a particular point in time. These assessments are most often criterion-referenced; this means that these tests contain questions that are representative of a body of material that is to be obtained during a specific time period of instruction. We use these tools not only to assess your children, but also to help us evaluate the effectiveness of programs, school improvement goals, alignment of curriculum, and student placement in specific programs.
             Formative assessments are the type that you may be less familiar with. These assessments are typically more informal than the aforementioned summative assessments; teacher observations, anecdotal records, questioning strategies, pretesting, self and peer assessment, and student progress monitoring could all be considered formative assessments. The data collected from formative assessments allows the teacher to immediately redirect instruction according to what students understand and can apply. Formative assessment helps teachers determine next steps during the learning process as the instruction approaches the summative assessment of student learning. Using student work, classroom tests, or examples of what is expected helps students understand where they are, where they need to be, and an effective process for getting there. This data can be recorded and used as feedback for students about their learning, shared with them (and their parents) during individual conferences, and utilized in order to tailor instruction to capitalize on student strengths or address areas of need.
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Daily Announcements

Effective Monday, November 2nd, there will be new arrival and dismissal times at W.O.K. Middel School.
The new arrival time is 8:15 am.
The new dismissal time is 3:16 pm.
Please see attached Bell Schedule


8th Grade Dues 2016.pdf


There is Something for Everyone

The Hour of Code.pdf

Congratulations to Mr. Wilberforce for being selected our

2014-2015 Teacher of the Year!

Lets welcome our 2015 W.O.K. PTA  Executive Board Members

PRESIDENT  : Shelby Robinson                                          

VICE PRESIDENT: TBD                                

SECRETARY: TBD                                         

TREASURER : Rayba Watson                                   


FUNDRAISING: Starr Barrett & Anita White            

From our Nurse

Please read the form below, there have been recent changes in the immunization mandates for all students borned after January 1, 1997.  Children will not be admited to grade 6 in September 2013 unless they have received these immunizations.
5th grade immunization letter.pdf
Parent Portal in Genesis
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Parent Module for Genesis, the online student information system used by the district.  The system is presently available for parents of students in grades seven and nine offering access to your child’s academic records.  Specifically, this web based system will enable you to access your child’s grades, attendance, discipline record, and other important information from any computer with an internet connection.
Parent Portal Brochure .pdf
Student Drop-off

Please read attached letter for important information on procedures on student drop off / pick up.
Parent Letter - WOK school drop off.doc

Dear Parents/Guardians:


We value your role in working to help your child achieve high academic standards.  The following is an outline of some of the ways you and school staff can build and maintain a partnership to share the responsibility for supporting your child’s learning.

WOK Student Planner-Handbook 2015-2016.docx

Box Tops Coupons
Welcome!  This year WOK Middle School will be collecting Box Top coupons to raise money for our school.  Did you know that some local schools raise thousands of dollars for their schools each year, just from clipping and submitting Box Tops?

Welcome to an exciting year at Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School! This year, our school will be participating in the Labels for Education® program. My name is Marisol Khristo and I am the Labels for Education coordinator for our school. Through the program we can collect UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise!

Our goal this year is to collect 1000 points that we can redeem for . It’s easy to help – simply save UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products and drop them off at Office.


If your child is between three and twenty-one years of age,
and exhibits physical, sensory, emotional, cognitive, social,
or communication problems, please contact:
Hillside Board of Education – Department of Special Services

Children who exhibit one or more of the problems indicated
above, may be eligible for interventions in the general
education program, or for an evaluation to determine
eligibility for special education and related services.

To learn more about the programs and assistance available
please call (908) 352-7664 X 8448
contact the Special Services office for more information about free screening
for more information about free screening.

Our School's Mission Statement
The Mission of Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School is to provide a safe, positive and supportive learning environment in which all students can successfully develop, socially and academically, into lifelong learners.  We strive to motivate all students through various innovative instructional methods,  techniques and strategies.  Utilizing students skills and talents, we will prepare them to meet the demand of an ever changing global society.  

Aim for Excellence!    "We're Moving from Good to Great"!

Parent Involvement

Parental Involvement Plan

Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. As a parent, you are the most important influence in your child's success in school and in life. In this role, you have a fresh opportunity every day to get involved with your child.

Parent involvement in children’s education allows kids to perform better in school, and navigate more easily some of the challenges of growing up, such as bullying.

Click on the document below to learn our district's plan!!

Parental Involvement Plan.pdf

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Sharon Ann Festante

Walter O Krumbiegel Anti-Bullying Specialist/
Co Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Jonathan Fanning
908 352-7664 x4487
Nicole Walzer
908 352-7664 x4487

145 Hillside Ave, Hillside NJ

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

HIB Self-Assessment Grade

Report forms, policies and other
information is located at
District HIB Information

Thursday, December 3
KULA Parent Advisory Meeting 6:00PM
Mon, Dec 7 - Sun, Dec 13
School Event
The Hour of Code-Computer Science Education Week
Tuesday, December 8
KULA Staff/Teacher Meeting 6:15
Wednesday, December 9
School Event
Picture Retakes

All Grades

Thursday, December 10
KULA Board Meeting 6:00 PM

Today, 12/1/2015
High: 49 Low: 46
81% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 56 Low: 40
Rain showers likely
74% chance of precipitation.