Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff I would like to welcome you to Washington Middle School. We are a vibrant learning community of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. It is our pleasure to work with your children to ensure that they reach their academic, physical and social potential.

Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions or would like to volunteer your time to become involved in Washington Middle School activities.

Warm regards,

Michael Landy




Washington Middle School 

1 North Fifth Street,
Harrison, New Jersey 07029

Phone: 973-483-2285

Fax: 973-482-3625

School Hours

 Regular Schedule Days

8:20 - 3:05

Single Session Days   

 8:20 - 1:11 

Delayed Opening Days

10:00 - 3:05 

Code of Student Conduct 


WMS Newspaper

Spring 2017 Issue

Please help by sending in the following items: 
Drink Pouches
Candy Wrappers
Cookie Packaging
Chip Bags
Clif Bar Wrappers
Empty Tape Dispensers and Rolls
Used Pens, Pencils, Markers, etc
Empty Glue Containers
Empty Toothpaste Tubes and Packaging
Used Ziploc Bags and Containers
Scott Tissue Wrappers
Soda Can Tabs
Bottle Caps
Coca Cola Caps
Box Tops


WMS Computer Coding

Click the links below to see student created projects from Miss Nigam's Computer Class.

The universe


Typing Game



Math Game for Kids


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WMS Chess Tournament finalists Vishal Srinvasan and Ashrit Yarava.  2017 Champion Ashrit Yarava!

wms honor roll breakfast
Third Cycle Honor Roll Breakfast.

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On May 24th Washington Middle School hosted a Multicultural Festival from 6pm to 9pm.  From 6pm to 7pm students and parents shared ethnic foods outside the auditorium in the green space under our American flag.  From 7pm to 9pm our student dance team and local community groups performed various dances from multiple cultures.  The variety of dance included  Bollywood, Samba, Salsa, African, Pop, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Chinese Traditional, Marinera, Portuguese Folk Dance, Reggae, and Soca.

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Washington Middle School Chorus under the direction of Mr. Leo Dasilva perform at the 2017 Spring Concert.

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Washington Middle School Band led by Mr. Dan Osorio performs at the Spring Concert on May 10, 2017.

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Washington Middle School students attend the Metrowest Holocaust Remembrance Conference with Holocaust survivor Fred Heyman.

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Youth Art Month

Congratulations to WMS students Ashrit Yarava, Kathleen Moreno, and Dantzel Cuartas.  In celebration of Youth Art Month and under the guidance of Art Teacher Mrs. Comppen they will have their original Artwork display in the State House in Trenton and the NJPAC Center.

 Environmental Club

by Laura Comppen

There’s a lot more space in the closets of Harrison residents these days as Washington Middle School students have been feverishly collecting used shoes since October—3,209 pairs to be exact (that’s 6,418 individual shoes!).

The WMS Environmental Club, under the direction of World Language teacher, Amanda Kartanowicz, has been collaborating with Funds2orgs in collecting the shoes as a combination community service project and fundraiser for the Washington Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

Funds2orgs is an organization that focuses on economic sustainability in developing countries by providing the donated shoes for impoverished families to sell or repurpose—representing an opportunity to develop microenterprises within their communities. This empowers the community to be less reliant on charity and to experience true self-sustainability. The added bonus is that it also helps keep discarded shoes out of landfills in the United States, where they create health hazards due to the chemical compounds used in shoe manufacturing.

The original goal was 2500 pairs of shoes. As the pickup dated neared, the 18 members of the Environmental Club who had spent countless hours sorting, counting and packaging the shoes, revealed they were 300+ pairs short. With an urgent loudspeaker message to meet the goal, students arrived to school the next day with over 1100 pairs of shoes!  That's 1100 pairs of shoes collected...in one day!

“I’m not surprised that our students came through on this service project. Everyone has shoes they don’t wear anymore so it was easy for our students to collect them. That this project not only helps people in other countries, but raises funds for our PTO, well that’s just a great learning experience for all of our students”, said Mike Landy, principal at Washington Middle School.

Explorer's Club
Members of the 7th grade Washington Middle School Explorer's Club walk the Freedom Trail in Boston Massachusetts on 3/2/17.

Washington Middle School Spelling Bee winners
Washington Middle School Spelling Bee winners from left to right Jessica Harris 2nd place, Jasmine Loo 1st place, and Jake Mulrenan 3rd place.

New This Year.  Log onto to the WMS Sportsblog.  All reports and stories are created by Washington Middle School students.


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Washington Middle School was the recipient of the Rubbell Scholarship. 45 Students were awarded a class trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. The scholarship is named after Michael Rubbell who was a Holocaust survivor. The students were accompanied by two Holocaust survivors for the entire trip.

Washington Middle School Explorer's Club visits Washington D.C. on 10/13/16

8th Grade Parents Night Presentation. Important information for all parents of current 8th Grade Students.

After School CHIP Program Begins on 9/19 and runs Monday to Thursday each week.

WMS Pinwheels for Peace WMS Pinwheels for Peace

Washington Middle School students participate in International Peace Day 9/21/16 with a porject entitled Pinwheels for Peace.  Students created individual pinwheels that were decorated with original poetry and images centered around the message of world peace.  Washington Middle School students participated along with close to 1000 students from Lincoln and Hamilton Schools. Please click on the link below for further information.


Mr. Harold Stahl, Harrison's Head of OEM (Office of Emergency Management) addresses WMS students about his first hand experiences on 9/11.

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Washington Middle School would like to congratulate Teachers Kim Madalena, Sharon Catrambone and Amy Morillo recipients of the 9/11 Tribute Center 2016 Teacher Award.

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Washington Middle School is a community of learners and educators working together to:

  • Foster a challenging learning environment that promotes high expectations for success through developmentally appropriate education that allows for differentiated learning and multiple learning styles.

  • Promote a caring, safe and supportive environment that meets the academic, emotional, social and physical needs of our students.

  • Develop creative minds, compassion for others, and the courage to support beliefs.

  • Help multicultural learners to strive to become productive citizens that can exceed in the technologically advancing twenty-first century.

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Washington School Anti-Bullying Specialist

Ms. Mayra Rivas-Flores
Washington Middle School
(973) 483-2285  x2045

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 Click here to read the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy

New Jersey Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Grades Report 2015 - 2016 Click here

Non-Discrimination Notice

"It is the policy of the Board of Education of the Harrison Public Schools not to discriminate in its programs, activities, employment practices or admission policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, genetics, affectional and sexual orientation, disability or social or economic status."

 Inquiries or complaints regarding affirmative action, discrimination (including Title IX requirements), sexual harassment or equity should be directed to: 

Joan McNichol, AAO/Section 504 Officer/Title IX Coordinator