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October 20, 2017

Montville Township High School Marching Band takes 1st Place

Award-winning program of time travel also takes special award for Best in Show at Met Life Stadium

Montville Township, NJ – The Montville Township High School Marching Band from Montville, New Jersey, scored big wins in two back to back performances on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The Mustangs took 1st place at the North Warren Band Competition. There the Mustangs received Caption Awards for Best Color Guard, Best Music, Best Visual and Overall Effect, as well as a special award for Best in Show for having received the highest score among all competing bands.

Earlier in the day the MTHS Marching band finished 5th out of 14 bands at the Yamaha Cup competition at Met Life Stadium and received a Caption Award for Best Visual. 

The award-winning 2017 MTHS Marching Band program was inspired by Montville Township's 150th Anniversary year celebrations. Entitled THE TIME MACHINE the band’s pageantry and musical precision depicts time travel, and reaches 150 years into both the past and the future.

The MTHS 2017 Marching Band is led by Director Chelsea Stebbins and Assistant Director Garrett Vargo.

This Saturday, October 21, the MTHS Marching Band will perform the award-winning THE TIME MACHINE program. The exciting performance will be part of the 13th Annual Mustang Classic Band Festival, hosted by the MTHS Marching Band, at the MTHS stadium, 100 Horseneck Road in Montville New Jersey. Half-time show performances of six regional marching bands will begin at 5:30PM. The family friendly event is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and children at the door. Advanced tickets are available for $8 and $4 respectively. Please contact Donna Lizza, dlizza@verizon.net, to purchase advance tickets.

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Montville Township Public Schools Offers ESL Family Night

Adults and students encouraged to learn more about English as a Second Language opportunities and services

Montville Township, NJ – Montville Township Public Schools and the Montville Township community offer a variety of programs to assist individuals and families with English as a Second Language (ESL).

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., adults and children are invited to attend the ESL Family night. Representatives from the district’s World Language department will be presenting information about services and activities that are available to ESL families.

All parents and guardians of ESL students, as well as ESL students and their siblings, are asked to attend.

“This is an opportunity to meet teachers, families and children in the ESL program,” said Supervisor of World Languages and ESL, Dr. Jessica Clarke. “Those who attend will also find information on community services like recreational sports and adult English classes.”

Montville Township High School students will also be available to help entertain children who attend with their families.

The ESL Family Night will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Adults and children of all ages are invited to attend. The program will be held at Montville Township High School in room 100. MTHS is located at 100 Horseneck Road in Montville, New Jersey.

This is a FREE event for ESL families.

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October 19, 2017

13th annual Mustang Classic to host regional high school bands

Montville Township, NJ – The Montville Township High School Marching Band will host the 13th Annual Mustang Classic Band Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM. Six of the regions competitive high school bands will take the field at the MTHS stadium, 100 Horseneck Road in Montville New Jersey.

More than 300 student musicians and color guards, will compete for top prizes.  Delaware Valley, Passaic Valley, Pequannock Township, Pompton Lakes and Wayne Valley High Schools are among the marching bands scheduled to perform.

A panel of five US Bands certified judges will be judging the pageantry and precision of each performance and scoring the half-time show competition.

The award-winning MTHS Marching Band and Color Guard will also showcase their exciting 2017 show: THE TIME MACHINE, which focuses on time travel. Inspired Montville Township's 150th Anniversary year celebrations the band’s 2017 program reaches 150 years into both the past and the future.

Performing THE TIME MACHINE, the 2017 MTHS Marching Band and Color Guard recently took first place at the North Warren Band Competition and received Caption Awards for Best Color Guard, Best Music, Best Visual and Overall Effect, and, a special award, for Best in Show. The MTHS Marching Band received the highest score among all competing bands at the North Warren event.

The 13th Annual Mustang Classic Band Festival is a fun family event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and children. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 and $4 respectively. Please contact Donna Lizza, dlizza@verizon.net, to purchase advance tickets.

The Mustang Classic will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Montville Township High School stadium, 100 Horseneck Road in Montville New Jersey.

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William Mason Elementary raises over $760 to help children battling cancer

WPLJ’s Todd and Jayde give shout out on 95.5’s morning show

Montville Township, NJ – SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, and the 241 students of William Mason Elementary School in Montville Township, New Jersey held a Silly String© Fundraiser to raise awareness and donations for four not-for-profit organizations that help children battling cancer.

“A big shout out to the kids of William Mason Elementary School in Montville, NJ,” said WPLJ-FM, 95.5, radio host Jayde Donovan on the Wednesday, October 18, 2017 TODD AND JAYDE IN THE MORNING show. “I got a check in the mail from them yesterday. They raised some money for several organizations that support kids who are fighting cancer.”

Donovan is the founder of APPLE A DAY on WPLJ. WPLJ is a Cumulus radio station and Donovan co-hosts the morning show with Todd Pettengill.

“APPLE A DAY donates iPhones© or iPads© to children with cancer,” said William Mason Elementary School nurse, Elizabeth D. Wigley. “Because of compromised immune systems, many children with cancer are stuck in the hospital. iPads allow them to play with their friends and families even when they can’t physically be with them.”

Wigley organized the fundraiser for William Mason.

In Donovan’s shout out, she noted that the students raised over $760.00 for four organizations and acknowledged Wigley and her daughter, Siena, who is currently undergoing treatment and received an APPLE A DAY iPad in the past.

“I want to thank each and every one of you for making donations and participating in our Silly String© fundraiser.” Wigley wrote in a letter to staff, students and families. “You are helping to change lives of many young children and families battling this horrible illness.  No child should have to go through all the pokes, medication and time away from just being a child.”

To raise the funds students donated at least $1.00 to vote on which top five teachers would get blasted by Silly String©. Those students who raised the most money were also awarded the opportunity to blast those teachers with the string.

The September fundraiser was fun for the faculty and students, and resulted in $761.00 to help organizations that support kids fighting cancer.

William Mason also sent checks this week to: MAKE A WISH, WHIP PEDIATRIC CANCER and JESSIE NEGU.

“Thank you,” Wigley added in her letter to the William Mason community. “You helped put great big smiles on the faces of so many children and families battling childhood cancer.” 

MAKE A WISH helps children with cancer fulfill their greatest wish; allowing them not to worry about anything else for a moment except the fulfillment of a dream.  WHIP PEDIATRIC CANCER is a research funding organization providing grants to help find a cure for cancer. JESSIE NEGU fulfills the mission of the Jessie Rees Foundation by helping to ensure that every child has the support and resources they need to Never Ever Give Up!

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Montville Township High School Monster Bash for Food Drive

Halloween fun for kids for a donation of food for the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry

Montville Township, New Jersey – Montville Township High School Key Club will host the 2nd Annual MONTVILLE MONSTER BASH on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“This event was a huge success last year,” said MTHS Key Club Advisor Maria Nord. “The Key Club students and children who attended had an amazing time, and we collected a lot of food for the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry and the NJ Federation of Food Banks. We hope to do even more this year.”

The exciting elementary-aged event is FREE and fun. While there, children will participate in Halloween crafts, games, face painting and much more. Admission is simply a food item or monetary donation which will be sent to the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry or the NJ Federation of Food Banks.

“It is a FREE event,” Nord added. “It is open to everyone, but we ask participants to bring food drive items or to make a donation.” 

All food donations will go to the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry and monetary donations go to the NJ Federation of Food Banks.

The 2nd Annual MONTVILLE MONSTER BASH is once again sponsored by the students of the MTHS Key Club. It will be held in the MTHS cafeteria, 100 Horseneck Road, Montville, NJ, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is FREE but every participant is asked to bring a donation of food for the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry or a monetary donation for the NJ Federation of Food Banks. For more information contact MTHS Key Club Advisor Maria Nord, maria.nord@montville.net.

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October 18, 2017

100-year-old Towaco Resident Honored at Montville Township Committee Meeting

GrandmaMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee had a special guest speaker at their Oct. 10 meeting; Senator Joseph Pennacchio, who honored Towaco resident Marie Eckstein, whose 100th birthday is Oct. 16. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Day Thrills Residents

PeopleeeeMONTVILLE, NJ – The weather was breezy and cloudy, music was in the air – and so was the delicious smell wafting from 11 trucks full of food and the joyful screams of laughter from kids having fun. To read more click the following words, "click here"

October 16, 2017

 The Garden Club of Montville's November 1st program will be on "Winter Gardening" presented by Marc Zukovich. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Senior House, 356 Route 202. The Garden Club's website is http://www.gardenclubofmontville.com

October 12, 2017

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Proclaimed, Information on Aquifer Presented at Montville Township Committee Meeting

DayMONTVILLE, NJ – Oct. 6 was proclaimed Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in Montville Township due to an initiative from the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and a joint resolution from the state assembly and senate. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Township Schools' Annual Report Presented at Board of Ed Meeting

MeetingggMONTVILLE, NJ – Assistant Superintendent of Schools Casey Shorter presented the Montville Township Public Schools’ “report card” at the Board of Education meeting held on Oct. 3. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville School District Caps off Week of Respect with School of Rock Concert

BandMONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township public schools capped off the Week of Respect, observed Oct. 2-6, with a concert by the high school’s School of Rock. To read more click the following words, "click here"

October 03, 2017

Bench Dedicated at Camp Dawson to Fallen Teens

BenchMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Broncos football teams took time out from a pep rally held at Camp Dawson on Sept. 22 to dedicate a bench near the playground to fallen teens Samuel Cali and Leonidas Vagias. Both died in a tragic car accident last year at age 19, and both had played on the Broncos football team. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Twp Veterans Fly in B17 Bomber

VetMONTVILLE, NJ – Three Montville Township veterans were treated to a flight on a B17 bomber visiting northern NJ, as part of its tour along the east coast with the Experimental Aircraft Association. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Weiss Attains Eagle Scout Ranking

BoyscoutMONTVILLE, NJ – Troop 74 has one more Eagle Scout in its midst, as it held a Court of Honor for Nicholas Weiss on Sept. 16 at St. Pius X Church. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Parents of Teen Who Committed Suicide Try to Educate Other Parents on Depression, Suicide

Top_story_02eda8a560db395d4d02_Steven_and_Wendy_Sefcik_present_at_Montville_Township_High_School__2017_TAPinto_MontvilleMONTVILLE, NJ – Matt Sefcik remembers his 16-year-old brother T.J. stalked out the night T.J. died, even though T.J. had stalked out many other nights. But this time it was different. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Hilldale Elementary helps 400 Texas students who were victims of Hurricane Harvey

Grades K-5 chipping in on Wednesday, September 27 at 9AM to pack 400 backpacks with school supplies

Montville Township, NJ – Hilldale Elementary School in Pine Brook, New Jersey, has adopted the Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas.  On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., every student – Kindergarten through fifth grade -- at Hilldale Elementary, as well as teachers, volunteered to pack a backpack of supplies for a student at Lucian Adams Elementary School. Each Texas student will receive a backpack filled with a notebook, pencils, scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue, etc.  

Port Arthur is one of the many Texas towns recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.  

Under the leadership of 2nd grade teacher Kelly Forst and 4th grade teacher Stacey Hogan and the Hilldale Student Council, students in K through 5, as well as their parents and faculty, have been actively collecting school supplies and other donations for the students at Lucian Adams Elementary.  

“We even have items for the teachers at Lucian Adams, said Forst.”  

There are 327 students enrolled at the Hilldale.

“Every student in Hilldale School – K through 5 -- packed a backpack for a student at Lucian School,” said Hogan. “All 327 children are included. We had a giant assembly line in our gym on Wednesday morning.  Our student council reps helped by assisting the K to 2 students with the packing.”

“All grade levels participated in this project,” noted Forst. “After students packed their backpack, they included a signed note to the student who will receive the backpack at Lucian.”

“This is a huge volunteer project,” said Principal Jill Cisneros. “The students at Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas are the same ages as our Hilldale students. Because of this, the students can relate to their loss. The students want to help. This is a great way to reach out to students in Texas”

In preparation for Wednesday’s event, 4th grade students organized all of the supplies. Student council representatives worked at the event to help organize the assembly lines.  

Student Council Advisors Jason Jones and Sandy Weber, and Hilldale Parent Teacher Council President Kristin Piper have been instrumental in making the project successful.

“Montville students have generous hearts!” Hogan noted.

Hilldale Elementary is one of seven Montville Township Public Schools facilities. The packing assembly line of K-5 students began at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Packing continued through 10:30 a.m.

“This project would not be possible without the generosity of Kristen Piper and the Hilldale PTC, and the entire Hilldale Community,” said Forst.

Four Hundred backpack bags were donated to this effort by Jetline Promotions and Progressive Promotions. In addition to packing the backpacks with the items donated by students, parents and faculty, the students are also looking for assistance in shipping the backpacks to the Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas.  The Parent Teacher Council and individual parents have already offered to foot 20% of the shipping fees.

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Montville Library

Teen Halloween Lock-in

Friday, October 27th to Saturday the 28th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am

Spend a spooky night at the library! We’ll be watching movies, playing video games, doing art projects, and all sorts of things all night long. Pizza will be provided for dinner and breakfast options will be available. 

For Grades 6-12

Registration is required. Please see the Information Desk to get the permission slips needed to register. 

Lego Challenge

Monday, October 23rd from 2:30-4:30

Join us to build with legos - chance to win gift certificates for your creations!

For Grades 6-12

Registration Not Required

Chess Club

Every other Monday, October 2nd, 16th, and 30th at 7:00 pm

Join us to play with your friends or to get some tips from a USCF champ!
For Ages 7+

Registration Required

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:00

Volunteer for the library! Help us decide what materials to buy, and what events, activities, and services we offer to you.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Teen Halloween Craft

Tuesday, October 31st from 2:30-4:30

Learn to paint stones to look like jack-o'-lanterns, mummies, and ghosts.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Not Required

STEAM Project: Chemical Cauldron

Wednesday, October 4th at 4:00 

Learn how do some magical and amazing chemical reactions using things you'd find in your kitchen.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Cookies and Conversations

Thursday, October 12th from 2:30-4:00

Montville Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month!

In this special edition of Cookies and Conversations, we will discuss issues and problems currently facing the Hispanic-American community.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Improv Club

Thursday, October 26th from 2:30-4:00

Learn the basics of improv through a series of fun games! 

For Grades 6-12

Registration Not Required

Wii Game Tournaments

Fridays, October 6th and 20th at 2:30 and 4:00

Vote on a game to play at 2:30 or join our Brawl Tournament at 4:00 - compete with your friends, win gift certificates!

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Citizenship Classes

Mondays, Weekly from October 16 - December 4 at 7:00 pm

In this 8-week course, instructor Sheila Mansfield will prepare students for the USCIS Citizenship Interview and Test. Throughout the course, students will learn the answers to basic civics questions, important vocabulary, and how to prepare for the interview questions.  

Basic English Skills are Suggested 

Registration Required

In Partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Morris County

English Language Learner (ELL) Classes

Beginning Wednesday, October 4th, Ending December 22nd

Advanced (classes meet twice weekly) Wednesday and Friday 11:00-12:00 

Intermediate (classes meet twice weekly) Wednesday and Friday 12:15-1:15 

Adults only.

Registration Required. Please come to the Library to fill out the registration form at the Information Desk

September 29, 2017

Thirty Street-Name Signs Replaced Across Montville Township

SignsMONTVILLE, NJ – The Pine Brook and Montville portions of the township have received some new street-name signs in addition to the Towaco section that saw sign replacement in the spring. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Voting on Tuesday for Montville School Bond Referendum to Fund Construction Projects

MvilleMONTVILLE, NJ - A school bond referendum election will be held on Tuesday, Sept, 26, 2017, from 2 - 8 p.m. Voting will be at regular polling places throughout Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco. To read more click the following words, "click here"

TowacoFest Offers Shopping, Food, Music for any Taste

ShoppingMONTVILLE, NJ – TowacoFest continued its tradition of bringing good food, excellent music and community spirit to Montville Township residents on Sept. 24. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Galka Joins St. Pius X School as Principal

PiusMONTVILLE, NJ - The Saint Pius X School is pleased to announce the arrival of its new principal, John M. Galka, M.A. Ed., along with several new faculty members this school year. Principal Galka joins Saint Pius X School from DePaul High School, where he served for more than eight years as the school's director of guidance. Galka resides in Wayne, New Jersey with his two young children. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Hilldale Students & Teachers Pack Backpacks for Hurricane Harvey Victims

GirlsMONTVILLE, NJ - Hilldale Elementary School in Pine Brook, New Jersey, has adopted the Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas.  On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m., every student – Kindergarten through fifth grade -- at Hilldale Elementary, as well as teachers, volunteered to pack a backpack of supplies for a student at Lucian Adams Elementary School. Each Texas student will receive a backpack filled with a notebook, pencils, scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue and other supplies. To read more click the following words, "click here"

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