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School News

At West Brook, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update it regularly.

Helping Our Community
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On April 1 the React Club at West Brook Middle School donated an Easter meal to one of West Bergen Mental Healthcare’s group homes. West Bergen was founded in 1963 to serve the mental health needs of the residents of Bergen county. It services over 3,000 people each year through a wide variety of programs and services tailored to the special needs of children, families, adults, and seniors. 

One of the programs at West Bergen Healthcare provides group homes for those individuals who are unable to live independently and often do not have the support of family and friends. The group homes provide activities for the residents to help them become more proficient at life skills such as meal planning, cooking, and taking care of their health. 

The purpose of the React Club is to promote goodwill through local community service. It has been hard to do so because of COVID-19, but the student members of React have been creative in finding ways to overcome the challenges.

When the opportunity arose to help the Mahwah Group Home residents celebrate Easter, the React members were eager to help. The members provided food and decorations that helped the home provide a festive and bountiful Easter meal. We hope the group home had a great Easter celebration!

Obstacle Course Activity
View more photos of the obstacle course activity

West Brook's Ms. Ferrell and Mr. Mandeville conducted an obstacle course activity for their students to support motor skills such as balance and coordination. The course was altered to suit children of different ability levels. The students participated enthusiastically and enjoyed background music along with their physical education teacher, Mr. Goodman. Thanks to the teachers for showing so much creativity!

2021–2022 School Calendar

The Paramus Board of Education recently posted the 2021–2022 school calendar. For your convenience, we’re posting the calendar for you below. You will also find the calendar on the Paramus School District Calendar page.

Social-Emotional Learning Support
Social-Emotional Learning Jeopardy game

On March 3, 2021, students at both East Brook and West Brook middle schools had the opportunity to engage in a virtual assembly program facilitated by the district’s Care Plus clinicians.

Diane Wirth, LCSW, Lara Librie, LPC, Staci Chmielesk, LCSW, and Jackie Emerson, LSW delivered a live broadcast to both middle school students in 5th through 8th grades. The focus of this Care Plus presentation was to continue to focus on social-emotional learning. The clinicians from both schools focused on feelings, stress, and anxiety. Stress management strategies were presented to the students in a Jeopardy format. Students from both East Brook and West Brook engaged in a Jeopardy game that focused on healthy coping skills, mind and body, problem solving skills, and time management.

The initiative to support students was a goal established by the administration, counselors, teachers, and Care Plus. 

Honor Roll 2nd Marking Period

Congratulations to our Honor Roll students! Each marking period, all students have the opportunity to attain recognition for either of two levels of academic achievement: High Honors, all A's in all subjects; Honors, all A's and up to two B's.

Orchestra Students
MS Orchestra

On February 4, Paramus High School symphonic orchestra members welcomed eighth grade orchestra students from both East Brook and West Brook Middle Schools to their after school rehearsal. Current eighth graders were able to catch a glimpse of how the orchestra program is making music at the high school. Thank you to Mrs. Wilkes for hosting the eighth graders!

School Safety

We care here at Paramus! We have carefully built a foundation to represent a school safety/school climate team. This team consists of anti-bullying specialists, teachers, psychologists, and many others that care for the well-being of your children. For more information, please see our safety/school climate team breakdown in its entirety.