From the Principal

My name is Alphonsus Platt and I am the new Principal of WOK Middle School. I am so excited to return to WOK where I spent thirteen successful years as a teacher and administrator. I welcome the opportunity to lead WOK Middle School to becoming one of the best schools in the state of New Jersey. This year I am celebrating 31 years in education. My entire career has been in the Hillside Public School system. I have seen a lot of success over the years from the Elementary level to the High School level.
You are welcome to visit us and see the exciting things we are doing in our classrooms. Join us as we make a conscious effort towards EXCELLENCE. When you visit us you will see that we are not just a good school but we are focused on moving from "Good to Great" !
Click here to see our school's newsletter from our Principal. 


Message From The Superintendent of Schools regarding School Lunch Program
Letter from Superintendent April 2014.pdf

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Dealing with your children’s school lunch money just got a whole lot easier!  Through the LunchPrepay website, you can now create an account for your children pay for meals online securely and even see what they are buying.

Go to and click “Register Now” to create an account.


The students of W.O.Krumbiegel Middle School are invited to join Kean University’s Learning Adventures - a unique after school learning experience!  Career Exploration, self-discovery and student empowerment are the cornerstones of this program, located at W. O. K. Middle School, in Hillside, NJ and administered by Kean University’s College of Education. Read more...

Monthly Newsletter

Boys to Men Program at W.O.K. Middle School

In an effort to instill positive interactions with our male students, we will be bringing the Boys to Men Program to WOK Middle School.  Various activities will be held and presentations will be given focusing on discipline, improving self esteem, and embracing life and community. There will be guest speakers from our school including Mr. Platt and the community who are known to be positive role models.   Click HERE  for more information and please complete the permission slip at the bottom of the letter and return it to the school by Friday, February 14th.

Attention all W.O.K. Parents / Guardians:
You are invited to attend 
W.O.K. Middle School
"Boys to Men Breakfast"
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10am to 12pm @ W.O.K. School's Cafeteria
Cost $7.00   (Free for W.O.K. Boys accompanied by a paid adult)
Guest Speakers from David Shoes, Inc.
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Tyrone Ross
Epilepsy Awareness Day celebrated at WOK March 26. 
For more information, please visit

School's Newspaper!!!

WOK February Newsletter.pdf


Cafeteria Menu
Ready to see what you going to eat this month!!

Daily Announcements

Congratulations to Ms. Delores Keaton-Singleton for being selected our

2013-2014 Teacher of the Year!

Kean University Learning Adventures (KULA)

The students of W.O.Krumbiegel Middle School are invited to join Kean University Learning Adventures - a unique after school learning experience!  Career Exploration, self-discovery and student empowerment are the cornerstones of this program for 135 students in grades 6 through 8, located at W. O. K. Middle School and administered by Kean University’s College of Education.

This program merges Kean University’s resources with Hillside District’s expertise to provide an exploration of career opportunities while challenging students to apply their academic skills to real-life and project-based learning experiences. All students participating in the project will complete the NJ Career Awareness Navigator Profile (NJCAN).  Using this tool each student will develop an on-line profile of their career goals and a plan of action for achieving their goals.  Parents and family members will be invited to sessions to participate in the planning and learn how they can assist their child with maximizing the high school experience to be fully ready to enter college upon graduation. Parent and students will be encouraged to “Think College Early” and workshops will be offered to help them prepare for college entry.

The after school component of the KU Learning Adventures will operate five days a week from 3:20pm - 6:20pm each day from October 1, 2013 through June 13, 2014.  The summer component of the KU Learning Adventures will operate five days a week, four hours per day from July 7 through August 8, 2014.   

The partners in this project, Kean University and Hillside Public Schools, have collaborated in developing this program to address the District’s Title I plan which emphasizes three areas for growth:  improved mathematics achievement, increased use and integration of technology, and increasing the numbers of Hillside graduates who attend college. KULA will emphasize each of these areas in the implementation of 21st CCLC identified goals. As required by the NJ Department of Education, this program will also be offered to students attending Trinity Temple Academy.

“This project is funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

KULA 21st CCLC Afterschool Program Application 2013-2014.pdf
Attention Parents:

I very much appreciate those parents who have been involved in your chil'd education.  I encourage those who haven't to start now.  We are moving from "Good to Great" not only with words but with actions.
Please click HERE to see "my open letter" to you.


Alphonsus Platt

Hillside Public Library 

Due to repairs following serious water damage, the Hillside Public Library is currently closed. The earliest estimated re-open date is September 30. Borrowing privileges are available at the
Elizabeth Library, Mountainside Library, and Roselle Library. Other Union County Libraries may also be extending borrowing privileges; please check with these libraries before visiting.

Fines will not accrue while the Library is closed. Online services on this website are not affected. Please advise  friends, neighbors and colleagues of this situation,  and check this page periodically for updates or call 973.923.4413. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Message from our Superintendent Dr. Deo

Outstanding cafeteria balances must be resolved inmediatelly.
Please click link below.
Letter from Superintendent April 2014.pdf
Read 180

Click here to be directed to Read 180 sign in page!

8th Grader's Dues!!!

Various activitites are planned that will bring fun and excitement for your eight grader, culminating in their promotion to high school and young adulthood.
Click below for a break down of this year's dues
Click HERE for 8th grade dues letter.pdf
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 2013-14.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.

Planner-Handbook 2013-2014-WOK.pdf

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"!


WOK After School Clubs
There is something for everyone!!
WOK Club Brochure 2013-2014.pdf
Art Club is open to all students who love art!
We will work on various projects that use different materials, and may be involved with school-wide projects!
Art Club will meet on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 am - 8:45 am in Room 35. 
If you are interested in joining, please sign-up anytime, beginning September 18th. Sign-up sheets are be located outside the Art Room (Room 35). 
Be sure to attend the first meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd at 8:00 am in the Auditorium
Please see Mrs. Mortensen for more information.

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:
Tiffany Ellis
908 352-7664 ext 4450
Daniel Nuzzolo
908 352-7664 ext 4455

145 Hillside Ave, Hillside NJ

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

Wednesday, April 16
Spring Recess
Thursday, April 17
Spring Recess
Friday, April 18
Spring Recess
Monday, April 21
Spring Recess
Saturday, April 26
Title I Saturday Program

Today, 4/16/2014
High: 48 Low: 33
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/17/2014
High: 53 Low: 35
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.