Lazar Orchestra plays at the 2022 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Lazar Orchestra plays at the 2022 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Lazar Reef Project spearheaded by Life Science Teacher Karin Wardell - 7th grade students build 1,200 lb. concrete reef balls to create habitat for marine life along the Jersey shoreline.
Lazar Reef Project spearheaded by Life Science Teacher Karin Wardell - 7th grade students build 1,200 lb. concrete reef balls to create habitat for marine life along the Jersey shoreline.
US History Diorama at Lazar
US History Diorama at Lazar
Lazar's Courtyard
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The community of Robert R. Lazar Middle School is committed to providing students with the highest quality education, which includes academic success, enhanced self-esteem, and respect for individual differences, thus creating in adolescents both a strong foundation and desire for continued learning.

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Casting Call! For Children’s Choir to Perform in MTHS Spring Musical A casting call for a 4th to 6th grade Children’s Choir is set for Wednesday and Thursday, December 14 and 15, 2022.

District Singers in 4th through 6th Grades are Encouraged to Audition for MTHS Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat - A casting call for a 4th to 6th grade Children’s Choir is set for Wednesday and Thursday, December 14 and 15, 2022. The choir will perform in the Montville Township High School Theatre Company’s spring 2023 musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.  Auditions will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on 12/14/22 and 12/15/22. The audition is open to all district singers, from Montville Township Public Schools, in grades 4 through 6. The casting call will take place in the MTHS auditorium. 

A Bright Future - Superintendent's Column, November 2022 The "Superintendent's Column,"  by Dr. Thomas A. Gorman.

A Bright Future - I recently visited a “swearing-in ceremony” of the Woodmont Elementary School 5th grade student safety patrol volunteers by the Morris County Sheriff. Prior to the ceremony, I asked the students what they wanted to be when they grow up. Four young women said they wanted to be scientists, several students expressed interest in working with animals, some of the children told me they would become a doctor, and one young man, with full conviction, shared his desire to interpret satellite images. In this brief moment of interacting with these students, they enthusiastically shot their hands in the air to be picked to share their future endeavors. When called upon, they smiled brightly and proudly shared their dreams. They spoke to me with confidence and joy.

Grant Money Secured for Study Abroad Programs at MTHS CIEE is a global non-profit organization that has provides academic study abroad opportunities for high school students.

Supervisor of World Languages and ESL, Tamar Spitzer, has secured a $10,000 grant from CIEE to start a Council for International Education Exchange program at Montville Township High School - All high school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. With the grant, the first 10 applicants will receive $1,000 off the cost of the program. Every summer CIEE offers scholarship to students who qualify for both merit and financial need scholarships. CIEE offers four week-long World Language programs (French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, German, Arabic and Japanese), where students can receive 4 college credits through Tulane University. Additionally, they offer programs in Science, International Relations, Arts, Business and Leadership (students can receive 12-50 service hours).

Respect: A Self-Evident Truth - Superintendent's Column October 2022 Dr. Thomas A. Gorman, Superintendent's Column - October 2022

Respect is fragile and not easily come by. As we too often see in the news, respect is rare - The basic human right of respect was penned by Thomas Jefferson 246 years ago in the Declaration of Independence when he wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Understanding that we all are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness means that we all have the same equality to these rights as our neighbor or classmate. These rights are further elevated by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights...

MTHS Senior Receives United States Congress' highest honor for young Americans Montville Township High School senior Mirella Richard recently received The Gold Congressional Award for Voluntary Service.

MTHS senior Mirella Richard recently received The Gold Congressional Award for Voluntary Service - The medal is the United States Congress' highest honor for young Americans. A senior at MTHS, she completed 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal Development, 200 hours of Physical Fitness, and 4 nights/5 days of Expedition/Exploration to achieve the Congressional Gold Medal. This is in addition to the volunteer work she completed throughout the pandemic to achieve the Congressional Bronze and Silver. Richard is a member of the MTHS Class of 2023. In the final leg of her journey in pursuit of her Gold Medal, Richard volunteered at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover, Homeless Solutions in Morristown, and Arts High School in Newark (as part of NJSO Youth Orchestras).

Board of Ed Reviewed Facility Renovations Plans to replace the windows, and enclose the metal work in watertight resurfacing, at Cedar Hill, William Mason and Woodmont are underway.

Cedar Hill, William Mason and Woodmont Elementary Schools all have the same architectural plan. In all cases the gym windows are very energy inefficient, and the external metal work, that encloses the gym, is beginning to deteriorate. Plans to replace the windows, and enclose the metal work in watertight resurfacing, are underway. These renovation projects are three of the many construction initiatives moving forward throughout the district. New entryways are nearly finalized at Lazar and Valley View. Renovated parking lots were installed at Hilldale and Valley View. Valley View’s aging unit ventilators are being replaced. And the MTHS state-of-the-art track and field is complete.

The First 100 Days Dr. Thomas A. Gorman, Superintendent of Montville Township Public Schools.

Superintendent's Column - September 30, 2022 - The First 100 Days - Excitement and pride are at the foundation of our success. With all of us -- BOE Trustees, faculty and staff, students and families, and the community -- working together to build on that foundation, we will help every student reach their fullest potential in a learning environment of the highest quality. 

MTHS Freshman Receives National Poetry Prize American Writers Museum logo

Ali Giordano is one of only six students in the United States, grades 3 through 12, to have been awarded The John Estey Student Writing Competition Award presented by the American Writers Museum - Giordano wrote the poem while an 8th grade student in Suezette Given's ELA class. The poem will be tied to AWM's upcoming exhibit Dark Testament, which opens September 22. Entitled Where I’m From, Giordano's award winning work was inspired by the following quote by James Baldwin: The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.”

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Pride • Empathy • Respect • Cooperation • Citizenship