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NJSBA Article on Benway School Award Winning Transitions Program!

The following article was published in School Leader a publication by the New Jersey School Board Association:   The Benway School Transitions Program The Benway School Transitions Program in Wayne, in Passaic County, started in September 2018. It consists of a partnership between the New Jersey state approved private special education school for students with emotional,…


22-23 ESY Summer Program

In the Classroom Shark Week  @ Benway  – Megaladon  Megalodon, meaning “big tooth”, is an extinct s species of mackerel shark that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago. While regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators to have ever lived, the megalodon is only known from fragmentary remains, and its…


Innovations in Special Education Award

Congratulations Ms. Simpson for your program winning this year’s ASAH and NJSBA Innovations in Special Education Award! Benway School’s Transitions Program has partnered with William Paterson University’s “Pathway to Professional Careers” placing transitioning students 18-21 years old in a college setting in order to acquaint them with a new environment much larger than that of…


Free Lunch and Learn April 1st

Benway School will be hosting a FREE Lunch and Learn on April 1st from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Social Emotional Learning and Executive Functioning. Our CST members can earn 1 CEU, tour the school, see our students’ STREAM Museum, and enjoy a free lunch. Our guest speaker Andrea Elrom will leave you with important information…


Corey the Dribbler Visits Benway School

Corey the Dribbler is a 4 Time Guinness World Record Holder that played for the Harlem Globetrotters. He came to visit Benway to teach us tricks and spread his positive message of the three Rs. Respect, Responsibility and Resilience!


Computer Science Education Week 2021

Benway School participated for the fifth year in a row in Computer Science Education Week. Computer Science Education Week is an annual call to action to inspire students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. Students spent at least an hour during the…


CoderZ Competition Results

Students from Benway participated in the CoderZ Coding Competition.  CoderZ is an international virtual competition designed to engage students, regardless of their coding experience, with exciting challenges and opportunities to work collaboratively in teams. This year we entered three teams. Short Bytes our novice division (grades 4-6) in which Noah, Canddies, and Izabella placed 104th…


Ms. Decoursey Named Teacher of the Year at Benway School

This year our Art teacher, Ms. Decoursey, has been nominated for 3 different teacher of the year awards.   Shannon Decoursey  beloved teacher at Benway School found her calling to serve the special education community in her early years as she, a student with SLD herself, volunteered to help the low instance special education classroom in…


A Problem Tackled

Students earn monthly academic and incentive based trips at Benway. Recently, Benway tackled an issue with students’ motivation by decreasing the point average needed to earn the field trips by just 3 points. Benway found that the slight change made students feel like the trips were more attainable and thus were able to turn student…


Author and Coach Caroline Maguire Presents at Benway

Caroline Maguire provided a virtual training on SEL instruction to the Benway staff and various sending district CSTs. Thank you Caroline for making this topic engaging and approachable to all parties. Caroline provided resources from her book, “Why Will No One Play With Me”. Caroline says she is, “All about real world, easy to follow…