Daily Announcements

Greetings Parents and Guardians of W.O.K. Students:

I would like to take this opportunity to share some important information with you. Many of you know me as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hillside Board of Education Central Office. However, on Tuesday, June 7th I also assumed the responsibility as Interim Principal at the Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year replacing Mr. Juan Leonardo.

With 17 years of experience in education as a teacher, vice-principal, principal and central office administrator I am dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition for the remainder of the school year. As we move forward in the closing of the school year, it is my sincere hope that you continue being involved and with your child’s education throughout the summer.

I am excited to inform you that there will be the NJASK Summer Academy and in collaboration with Kean University, the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program for students entering grades 6, 7 and 8.

The NJASK Summer Academy is Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students will be offered educational support in the areas of Mathematics, Language Arts Literacy and Science as evidenced by class work and standardized test scores (Title 1). The KULA program is Monday through Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will also be field trips on Fridays throughout the course of the program. Both programs commence on Wednesday, July 6th and run through Thursday, July 28th.

In addition, Hillside High School is kicking off “ Free Books and Barbecue” on Saturday, June 18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the coming of summer with good food, community building and information about summer reading for students in grades K-12. Summer reading books will be provided to Hillside students that attend with a parent/guardian. A proof of residency ID is required.

Let us continue helping our children to remain academically vigilant and serious about learning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (908)352-7664, extension 4400.

Dr. Christy Oliver-Hawley
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
W.O.K. Interim Principal

8th Grade Graduation REHEARSALS AND DETAILS 2016
8th Grade Graduation REHEARSALS AND DETAILS Parent Letter 2016.pdf

Congratulations to Ms. Alborn for being selected our

2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

School Newspaper: Spring
spring 2016.pdf
Hillside Ave Detour.pdf
DEAD LINE MAY 27, 2016
sports physical 2016 2017.pdf

Yearbook Order Form

2016 yearbook form.pdf


There is Something for Everyone

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            

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:
Dr. 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 Dr. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

HIB Self-Assessment Grade 13-14

HIB Self-Assessment Grade 14-15

Since the implementation of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, our school district has made progress in addressing and improving harassment, intimidation and bullying and the school climate and culture by implementing systemic character education programs in all schools resulting in a district wide grade of 73 out of a possible 78 total points.

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