Montville Township Public Schools

    Thirteen Reasons Why

    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    You may have heard that on March 31st, Netflix released a new series called “13 Reasons Why.” The series is based on the novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This series has attracted the interest of many young people, specifically in middle and high school. It is our understanding that students across the country, including those in Montville Township, are binge watching the series and discussing it with friends and on social media. We highly recommend that you monitor the viewing of this series, if indeed, your child has access to it.

    The premise of the series revolves around a high school student who takes her own life and sends 13 cassette tapes to those whom she blames for her death. While the show is fictional, the series is extremely graphic, encompassing topics such as suicide, bullying, sexual assault, drug use, drunk driving and other social issues that may affect teens. It raises significant concerns about the emotional safety of those watching it -- especially for those youth who may have had some experience with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

    Although we recognize that conversations on this topic may be uncomfortable, we encourage parents/guardians to have open discussions with your children about these concerning issues. We encourage you to review the Guidance for Families published by the National Association of School Psychologists and Talking Points from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education as support resources for conversations you and/or your child may initiate.

    Please know that district mental health professionals are available to discuss these issues with you and your child. Our staff can also provide additional recommendations for counseling support outside of school. If you have any question or concerns regarding your child, please reach out to your child’s school counselor, case manager, or Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC – in MTHS and Lazar) at:


    Main Phone Number:                                      973-331-7100

    MTHS Department of School Counseling:          Ext. 2645

    Department of Special Services:                      Ext. 2665

    Lazar Department of School Counseling:          Ext. 2331

    Department of Special Services:                      Ext. 2346

    Cedar Hill Elementary School Counselor:          Ext. 1015

    Hilldale Elementary School Counselor:             Ext. 1215

    Valley View Elementary School Counselor:       Ext. 1415

    William Mason School Counselor:                    Ext. 1615

    Woodmont Elementary School Counselor:        Ext. 1815

    Mental Health Resources:

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741741

    NJ Hopeline: 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)

    2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 888-222-2228 (call or text)

    St. Clare’s Hospital at 973-625-0280 OR

    Morristown Memorial Hospital at 973-540-0100

    If your child is in crisis and requires immediate assistance, please call: 911


    We appreciate your partnership in helping us work to keep our children safe.


    Leslee J. Scheckman

    Director of School Counseling

    Montville Township Public Schools

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  • Green In Day - OneMontville


    FRIDAY, May 19, 2017

    The mission of OneMontville is to create and promote a climate of acceptance, inclusion and kindness which teaches and celebrates respect for one another by embracing and being enriched by the diversity that comprises the Montville Township Community. The mission can only be fully accomplished through the involvement and commitment of community leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, and residents of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, abilities, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Show your support for the OneMontville mission of supporting acceptance, respect and kindness BY WEARING GREEN on May 19, 2017

    Please help us to create a very visible representation of the fact that we are all ONEMONTVILLE no matter who we are.  Residents of all ages, business owners and their employees, EVERYONE!!

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  • Kindergarten Reg
    2017-2018 Montville Township Public Schools
    Kindergarten Registration Reopens April 17
    Both On-Line & In-Person Reg must be completed BEFORE Screenings 
    Screenings Schedule:
    Hilldale: April 24-28
    Cedar Hill: May 8-12
    Valley View: May 15, 16, 17, 19
    William Mason: May 22-26
    Woodmont: May 22-26
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  • MTHS Muse

    The on-line creative magazine by MTHS students

    MTHS Muse

    writing, art and more!

    Click here to enjoy



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  • Congratulations to Cedar Hill Elementary School

    Named 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Department of Education

    2016 National Blue Ribbon School

    Click here for VIDEO

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  • Montville Township High School is 198 in the top high schools in the nation:

    2016 Newsweek Magazine poll & 48 in the 2016 NJMonthly list of top 100 schools.


      2017 named Montville Township Public Schools district: 44 in Best School Districts in NJ,  55 with Best Teachers in NJ & MTHS is in TOP 100 Public High Schools in NJ.

    Thank you to all Montville Township Public Schools faculty, staff & administrators!

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  • Congratulations!

    Cedar Hill & Woodmont Elementary 

    among only 68 schools in the USA to be named

    National School of Character



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