Superintendent's Welcome

    September 2019


    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    It is with great excitement and anticipation that I welcome you for the 2019-2020 school year.  It is the vision of the district to have our students “Learn to Thrive in a Dynamic World”.  Affording our students the opportunity to become self-directed learners through innovative and engaging learning activities, will push them toward this vision and to become life-long learners. 

    The goals for our district set forth in through our Strategic Planning process include improvements in student achievement, focusing on social emotional learning and continuing to enhance our facilities.

    Annually, the schools use the summer to enhance both learning experiences and the facility.  This summer was no different.  Much work was done in the areas of curriculum and school culture and climate, and a team of teachers worked to further our “House Initiative”.  In addition to this, security upgrades took place and replacement of the air conditioning units in the “New MacKinnon” is underway.

    I look forward to working with the student families and greater Wharton school community to provide a high level, impactful and enriching learning experience for your children.  The partnership between home and school is the key to our children’s success.

    Please feel free to reach out to your individual school’s office or to me for any assistance you may need.  Also, for daily updates and announcements, follow us on Twitter @WPBS_NJ.




    Christopher J. Herdman