Manchester Regional High School

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New Teacher Orientation
Date: 9/2/2015, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Library
School Closed - Labor Day
Date: 9/7/2015
First Day for Staff & Freshman Orientation
Date: 9/8/2015, 9 AM 11 AM


Anti Bullying Info

Mr. Chris Wacha
Assistant Principal
Phone: 973-389-2874
Ms. Colleen Brogan
Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Student Services
Phone: 973-389-2833
Harrassment Policy School HIB Grade


School Uniform Information

A school uniform is needed by all students of Manchester Regional High School. A letter was mailed to parents along with the school dress code dated June 24th.

Summer Work

Students. Remember to check your teachers' web pages for summer work for your upcoming classes for the 2015-2016 school year!

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Superintendent M. A. Wanko, Ph.D.

On behalf of the Passaic County Manchester Regional High School Board of Education, I welcome everyone back to what should prove to be an exciting and historic time of our existence.  For the past year we have been working on refining policies and procedures.  This has given us the opportunity to imagine, build, and explore what we want for our students over the next several years.  An outgrowth of that process was our exit status as a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education.  I congratulate our staff for all their hard work to make this accomplishment a reality.  

In addition, we were notified by U.S. News & World Report that we have been named one of the Best High Schools in the country.  This marks five consecutive years that we achieved this ranking.

Manchester Regional High School can boast some of the best students in the state.  However, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the dedication, caring, and expertise of our remarkable staff.  Every day they strive to provide the best educational services to the students entrusted to our care.   Teachers, support staff, and our school board are all committed to making Manchester Regional High School the best it can be.  This commitment, coupled with the support of parents/guardians and the community-at-large, help to make our students’ dreams become realities.

It has been my privilege to have served the Haledon, North Haledon, and Prospect Park communities as your educational leader for the past year.  One of the Board of Education’s goals is to provide communication that is timely, responsive, and clear in order to increase the community’s understanding of our programs, activities, and initiatives. One venue to communicate with the public-at-large are updates on our newly designed and user-friendly website.  I encourage you to view this new site and contact the administrative team with any questions or suggestions. Also, remember to visit our Facebook and Twitter accounts on social media.

As I mentioned in my first posting a year ago, striving for excellence has been, and will continue to be, our goal. As your educational leader, I will work hard to develop a solid base upon which our students will continue to grow and improve throughout their lives.


Michael A. Wanko, Ph.D.
Interim Superintendent 
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Principal Richard Ney, Ed.D.

What a year this has been!  It seems that it was only a short time ago that we welcomed our new Freshmen and new staff to Manchester Regional High School for a new experience.  Now it’s June, and final exams and graduation are upon us as we look to ending another eventful year.  So many events and the fruits of many labors are behind us:  all of the sports events; Open Houses; the College Fair; musical concerts; the spring play, 9 to 5; Make A Difference events; Camp Manchester; Interact; Spanish Honor Society; National Honor Society; the Prom; the Senior Class Trip; and much, much more.  A major undertaking this year was the implementation of PARCC testing.  The ramping up of technology infrastructure along with the purchase of 120 Chromebooks to accommodate the new testing format, and the scheduling and implementation of testing were all part of a major successful project. And, we experienced a number of accomplishments that help highlight what a great school Manchester really is.  After years of struggling, we saw our football team re-gain confidence by getting into the win column three times.  We saw our basketball team win a first ever Sectional State Championship. U.S. News and World Report included us in their 2015 list of Best High Schools in America, the fifth consecutive time that we received this distinction.  The past month has been particularly rewarding.  The 17th Annual Scholars Reception was held on the evening of Wednesday, May 27, when the top 20 seniors honored the teachers and guidance counselors who positively impacted their high school years.  The National Honor Society inducted new members, installed new officers and presented senior members their stoles on Tuesday, June 2, and the Seniors Awards Ceremony was on Wednesday, June 3, when top performing seniors were recognized by subject areas and activities, and local scholarships were presented.  We now look forward with joyful anticipation toward the Commencement activities as we send our graduates on their way to the next chapter of their lives.  I want to congratulate our seniors for all of their accomplishments at Manchester Regional High School, I want to congratulate them on their graduation, and I want to wish them success as they pursue their dreams.  I also want to wish the entire school community a restful, enjoyable, and safe summer as we prepare the school for another exciting year beginning in September, 2015.
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