From the Principal

All learning, academic or otherwise, occurs through a process of gradual release from teacher to learner. We in education refer to this learning process as I do, We do, You do. First, the learning is modeled by an expert (I do), and then together the learner and the expert try out the new learning (We do). Next, the learner is asked to try the new learning while the expert stands by to guide or redirect the learner as needed (You do). Finally, to secure the new learning, the learner must engage in repeated independent practice of the new learning (You do).
Now lets apply this learning model to reading. Our students, who are developing readers, receive modeling, guidance, and feedback from their teachers while they try their new skills with text that is just right for their instructional needs. However, to secure their ability to process text at increasing levels of complexity, developing readers must spend lots of time both in school and at home practicing their learning with texts that they can read independently.
The findings of more than 30 years of research on the importance of independent reading are well documented in educational literature. The benefits for intellectual development for learners are numerous and clear: independent reading builds students background for content knowledge such as history and science, improves their vocabulary development, and accelerates their academic achievement in all areas, including mathe matics.
The Hillside School District embraces the belief that all students are readers. Some students are reading letters and sounds, some are reading poems or short, patterned texts that they have memorized. Some students are reading simple stories and some are reading complex texts with multiple themes. Some are reading fiction realistic, fantasy, mystery, or tall tales. Some are reading nonfiction about their favorite animals, or about history, a biography, or memoir. Some are reading e-books or Kindles, or websites or blogs, but they are all readers.

To continue to develop as readers, students must spend lots of time reading text that they can read and choose to read. As teachers and parents, we must find ways to steal time whenever we can so our kids can engage in successful, joyful independent reading. 
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Daily Announcements

There is Something for Everyone

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


VICE PRESIDENT                                



MEMBER COORDINATOR                

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
Bell Schedules

Please click on the link below  to see our school schedules

Bell Schedule.pdf

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

Wednesday, October 21
PTA Meeting 6:30PM
Thursday, October 22
School Event
KULA Lights

KULA Lights on Afterschool


Friday, October 23
School Event
Autumn Dance


Monday, October 26
School Event
Picture Day

6th and 7th Grade Picture Day

Tuesday, October 27
School Event
Picture Day

8th Grade Yearbook

Picture Day

Today, 10/13/2015
High: 71 Low: 54
Patchy fog
9% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/14/2015
High: 67 Low: 53
Partly cloudy
12% chance of precipitation.