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Superintendent  Dr. Thomas A. Gorman shared a letter with the Montville Township Public Schools community on July 13, 2022. Dr. Gorman was was appointed Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools by the Montville Township Board of Education on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. 

Summer Homework Assignments 2022 for Lazar, MTHS and MTHS AP Courses Graphic of globe with two children reading on either side. Image for the 2022 Summer Reading Assignments for Lazar, MTHS and MTHS AP.

Summer Reading information for Lazar, MTHS, and MTHS AP Classes is available now. Lazar Math also available. Summer is a time to remember that reading a good book can be fun as well as informative. By encouraging students to read over the summer, we support the goal of creating lifelong readers. The One School One Book initiative promotes greater unity among students and a desire to be part of collaborative conversations. 

Dr. Thomas A. Gorman Appointed Superintendent of Schools by Montville Township Board of Education Dr. Thomas A. Gorman was appointed Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

An Innovative Educator, Dr. Gorman Will Begin His Position as Superintendent of Montville Township Public Schools on July 1, 2022 - Dr. Thomas A. Gorman was appointed Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The resolution of Dr. Gorman’s appointment was unanimously passed by the Montville Township Board of Education. Dr. Gorman’s appointment is effective as of July 1, 2022, following the retirement of Superintendent Dr. René T. Rovtar on June 30. READ MORE: www.montville.net/news/superintendent-dr-thomas-a-gorman

MTHS Announces State-Of-the-Art Renovation and Repairs. High School Track and Football Field Closes for Construction Rendering of state-of-the-art track at MTHS.

Track and Field Closed to the Public from May 31 to June 10 and June 24 through September 2 - Relay for Life and MTHS Graduation will Still Be Held on the Track and Field. In order to complete necessary repairs and upgrades, the MTHS track and football field will be fully closed to the public two times during spring and summer 2022. The first closure occurs May 31 through June 10 and the second will be from June 24 through September 2, 2022. During both closures the area of the MTHS track and football field will be an active construction site. The public is prohibited from using the site during construction. A new synthetically resurfaced rubberized track will be built during the renovation and repairs process. Additionally, the football field turf will be fully replaced. Both surfaces are highly rated to provide low-impact running surfaces that result in ideal traction and state-of-the-art safety and performance. The renovations will also continue to improve drainage and will provide lower maintenance needs, thus reducing on-going costs in upkeep...READ MORE...

School Counselor Douglas Stech of Woodmont is Named 2022 “Counselor of the County” for Morris County, NJ School Counselors Heather Praml and Douglas Stech of the Montville Township Public Schools. On March 17, 2022, Stech received the New Jersey School Counselor Association’s 2022 “Counselor of the County” Award for Morris County, NJ.

NJSCA Announced 2022 “COUNSELOR OF THE COUNTY” AWARDS RECEIPIENTS March 17 - School counselor Douglas Stech was named the 2022 “Counselor of the County” for Morris County. The New Jersey School Counselor Association award honors the school counseling professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for the nation’s students. Stech was nominated for this award by Cedar Hill Elementary School counselor Heather Praml. See: http://www.montville.net/News/2022-morris-county-school-counselor

August Letter to Parents & Guardians From Dr. Thomas A. Gorman Logo for the Montville Township Public Schools

Superintendent  Dr. Thomas A. Gorman shared a letter with Parents and Guardians on August 15, 2022. "The mission of the Montville Township Public Schools is 'to develop well-rounded, invested, and inspired students by engaging them in an experience of collaboration with educators, parents, and community that fosters a culture of innovation, character, and inclusivity in a shared spirit of pride.'  To accomplish this, we will work together to continue establishing the highest quality of learning through a powerful and rigorous learning environment," Dr. Gorman wrote. 

Superintendent’s Report: July 19, 2022 Board of Education Meeting On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Dr. Thomas A. Gorman gave his first report as Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Dr. Thomas A. Gorman gave his first report as Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools - An outline of his remarks are included in this article. 

MTHS SAC President to Attend PGA Professional Golf Management Program in North Carolina Daniel Arena, the Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Student Activities Council President, will be going into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program at the North Carolina State University in the fall.

In Speech to Graduates He Asked His Classmates to “Make Your Story A Great One” - Daniel Arena, the Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Student Activities Council President, will be going into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program at the North Carolina State University in the fall. "...make the story unforgettable. Make it legendary. Make it last generations. Make it be felt across the world. Make it change people, move people, inspire people. Make it help people and save people. Make it worth it. Make it everlasting. Make your story a great one," Arena said at the 2022 MTHS Commencement ceremony. See the full speech at: http://www.montville.net/News/mths2022sacspeech

MTHS Valedictorian to Major in Chemical-Biological Engineering at MIT Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Valedictorian Elizabeth Bazhenov addressed the MTHS graduating class of 255 peers on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement ceremony.

Elizabeth Bazhenov is a Young Woman with a Passion for STEM Who Urges Others to Never “Hide Their Authentic Self or Passion for Whatever They Enjoy” -- Bazhenov achieved her goal of becoming Valedictorian of the Class of 2022, and on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement ceremony, she shared with her peers several lessons she learned as she worked toward achieving her goal. Bazhenov, who will attend MIT in the fall as a Chemical-Biological Engineering (Course 10B) Major, took the stage with a selfie-stick in hand. The full speech can be read here: http://www.montville.net/news/2022mthsvaledictorianspeech

MTHS Salutatorian to Major in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers Montville Township High School Class of 2022 Salutatorian Isabella Ivankovic spoke at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2022.

A Pre-Med Student, Isabella Ivankovic Takes Inspiration from Knowing “Things Always Have A Way of Working Out” - Salutatorian Isabella Ivankovic spoke with the Class of 2022 at the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2022. Ivankovic, will be studying Cell Biology and Neuroscience on the PreMed Track this fall at the Rutgers. “…what’s important,” Ivankovic said to the class, “Not just what you’ve done or accomplished -- but who you’ve become..." Here is a transcript of Ivankovic’s full speech.

MTHS Graduates 255 at 51st Commencement Montville Township High School Graduated 255 students from the Class of 2022 at the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 23, 2022.

Class of 2022 Ceremony Was Held Outdoors in Mustang Stadium - Thursday, June 23, 2022, Montville Township High School’s Class of 2022 graduated outdoors in the Mustang Stadium. The procession of students, faculty and administrators stepped onto the field at 7:00 p.m. for the 51st Annual MTHS Commencement. MTHS Principal Douglas Sanford  presided over the event, introducing the honored guests, and addressing the Class of 2022 and their families.

Montville Township Board of Education Adopts Annual Budget for 2022-2023 Stock image of a budget binder

Highlights of the 2022-2023 school budget include: The addition of three elementary teaching positions due to enrollment changes. The addition of one part time Basic Skills Teacher and one part time ESL Teacher. Additional related and extraordinary services based on student needs. Increased costs in the area of transportation due to rising fuel prices and bus driver shortages. Renovation projects including: Upgrading the entrance security at Lazar Middle School, repairs to external wall panels at Cedar Hill, William Mason and Woodmont Schools, Replacement of the gym windows at Woodmont School, Improvements to the exterior entrance and signage at Valley View School, Univentilator replacement at Valley View School, paving at Hilldale, William Mason and Valley View Schools. The budget reflects the addition of several teaching positions. The full presentation is available on the district website at 2022-2023 Public Hearing on the Budget.

Montville Township Public Schools and Solar Landscape Activate Solar Panels on Six Schools, Generating 1.8 Megawatts Solar Installation at Montville Township Public Schools Expected to Save Schools Nearly $1 Million Over 15 Years and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

At No Cost to the District, the Solar Installation is Expected to Save Schools Nearly $1 Million Over 15 Years and Reduce Greenhouse Gas EmissionsThe solar project was made possible through a 15-year solar power purchase agreement which enables the school district to install the panels at no cost and purchase the electricity they generate at guaranteed discounts every month. The district’s utility cost savings are expected to be more than $980,000 over the term of the agreement. In addition to installing solar panels, Solar Landscape will also be facilitating educational programming about clean energy and climate change for the district’s students. The company’s workforce development director, will work with the district’s teachers to provide learning materials and educational solar kits.

Now Accepting Applications for District's Acclaimed Integrated Preschool Program 2022-2023. Applications DUE ON or BEFORE Friday March 11, 2022 -  Children with and without special needs will be educated together in an innovative, child-centered program designed to promote the academic, social, emotional and language development of every child.

Applications DUE ON or BEFORE Friday March 11, 2022 -  Children with and without special needs will be educated together in an innovative, child-centered program designed to promote the academic, social, emotional and language development of every child. The program will consist of  5 half day AM sessions per week for 3 year olds and 5 half day PM sessions per week for 4 year olds. Click HERE to read more about the program and access the link to the program application.