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17 posts from March 2017

March 31, 2017

Friends each gift ponytail to Locks of Love

Valley View Elementary Students share hair with children experiencing medical hair loss

Montville Township, NJ – Anya Sinha and Charvi Kanna of Valley View Elementary School in Montville, New Jersey wanted to do something nice this March, so they decided to donate their hair to Locks of Love.

“We planned to go at the same time,” said Kanna. “But we couldn’t.”

Still, they went.

Donating over 10” of hair, Sinha went first.

“I wanted to help people,” Sinha said. “So I donated my ponytail so that someone else could use my hair.”

Kanna, who donated 12” of hair, agreed. “I wanted to give my hair to people with cancer. I wanted to help make others happy.”

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged children, throughout the United States and Canada, who experience long-term medical hair loss. It takes 6 to 10  ponytails to make one wig. Hair contributions must be at least 8” to 10” long in order to be used in a wig. Many area hair solons participate in the program, often cutting, styling and shipping for free. Both Sinha and Kanna went to Christina’s Solon on Changebridge Road in Montville Township.

According to each of the students, the decision to share their hair has been a rewarding one.

Specific requirements for donating hair can be found on the Locks of website.

Valley View Elementary School is one of seven Montville Township Public Schools.

March 30, 2017

Montville Township High School Color Run shaping up to be a new tradition

Walk/Run event exceeds early expectations and blazes trail for healthy-living awareness and community-wide participation

Montville Township, New Jersey – The place to be this Saturday, April 1, 2017 is at the exciting Montville Township High School Color Run. Over 300 people have already signed up for the fun, healthy-living, family-friendly event. A 5K run will begin at 10:00 a.m. Walkers will embark on the 1-mile course at 10:30. Everyone is welcome to participate. Registration ends on Friday, March 31. Registration is on-line at Montville.net. Click on The Color Run flyer for more info and to register.

“This is an event for families or individuals,” said Dana Bertoli. “Anyone from anywhere can participate because there is something for everyone at the MTHS Class of 2017 Color Run.

Bertoli, an MTHS Mathematics Teacher, is also the Varsity Girls Soccer Coach and a Senior Class Advisor.

In addition to a 5K Run and 1-mile Walk, there will also be a DJ and a spring-like spectacle called a Color Explosion.

“This event will be fun and it supports a great cause: our 2017 graduates. It will be a healthy, active and colorful day,” Bertoli explained.

Organized by student, teacher and administration volunteers, the Class of 2017 Color Run idea was the result of a brainstorming session between the senior class officers and Principal Douglas Sanford. The goal for the event was to involve at least 200 people from the school, the district and the community at large. By March 30, the original goal had been far surpassed and over 320 had registered. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to fund the 2017 MTHS Senior Prom.

“The enthusiasm for The Color Run has been tremendous,” Bertoli added. “This event feels like the beginning of a new MTHS tradition. We are prepared to accommodate hundreds more, so no one has to miss this exciting opportunity. I hope everyone registers on-line by March 31 and comes out to enjoy the fun.”

Montville Township High Schools’ first ever Color Run is attracting a lot of excitement. Founded in 2011, the mission of The Color Run Organization is “to bring people together and make the world a happier, healthier place. “.

“This is an exciting new program for MTHS,” Principal Sanford said. “The Color Run will help create awareness for healthy living and raise funds for an important cause. Already there are over 300 people signed up to participate. Wouldn’t it be great if the entire community came out to raise awareness for healthy living?”

“This is an active event but you can do it at your own pace,” said Bertoli. “There is no time limit. You can run, jog or walk. It is a fun, colorful, family-friendly event.”

To participate in the first Annual MTHS Color Run, people must register on-line by the end of the day on Friday, March 31. Fundraising levels range from $25 to $35. To learn more or to register go to: Montville.net and click on The Color Run image.

Color Run Registration Link:  (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/montville-township-high-school-class-of-2017s-my-school-color-run-registration-31463992649)

March 28, 2017

Montville Passes Proposed Schools Budget, Awaiting County Superintendent's Approval

AdminguyMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Board of Education passed their tentative 2017-2018 budget at their March 21 regular meeting. To read more click the following words, "click here"

March 27, 2017

Montville Township Committee Proclaims Girl Scout Week

GirlscoutssssssssMONTVILLE, NJ - On Thursday, March 16, the Montville Township Committee proclaimed the week of March 12-18 as Girl Scout Week in honor of the Girl Scouts’ 105th anniversary. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Proposed Montville Township 2017 Budget to be Introduced at Next Meeting

MeetinggggghiMONTVILLE, NJ - Victor Canning, Montville Township administrator, announced at the Thursday, March 16 Montville Township Committee meeting that the 2017 municipal budget will be introduced officially at the next Committee meeting on March 28. To read more click the following words, "click here"

March 20, 2017


Robert R. Lazar students to stage Singin’ in the Rain JR. March 30 and 31

Spring musicalMiddle school drama club to bring classic MGM musical to life

Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville Township, New Jersey will present Singin’ In The Rain JR. Adapted from the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Singin’ In The Rain -- which was named the #1 best movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute -- this 80-minute musical features the classic Betty Comden and Adolph Green book with a score by the award-winning duo of Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. 

A family friendly event, Singin’ in the Rain JR.  will have audiences “walking down the lane with a happy refrain.” Based on the 1952 movie, Singin’ in the Rain JR. takes place in Hollywood during the last days of the silent movie era.  The story follows Don Lockwood, one half of the blockbuster celebrity silent movie star “couple” Lockwood and Lamont, and the extreme measures taken when his co-star’s high-pitched and nasal voice threatens the duo’s successful transition into talking pictures.

Performances of the Lazar Drama Club production of will be given on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montville Township High School Dr. Robert O. Stafford Auditorium, 100 Horseneck Road, Montville, NJ.

The cast features sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and includes: Laura Adrignolo, Swara Agarwal, Pooja Balakrishnan, Sofia Behrens, Sarah Bolen, Cole Brink, Alexa Cash, Isabella Catto, Riley Chertcoff, Santina DiBenedetto, Elijah Dor, Andrea Emmanuel, Emily Gazzillo, Claire Grau, Paytan Grevesen, Sriya Guduru, Andrew Gunneson, Ian Hagen, Kenna Heim, Jack Iaci, Abigail Iasso, Samantha Ko, Sophia Kuznetsova, Raelle Lamela, Dominic LaScala, Nina Lewin, Chloe Megaro, Shriya Minocha, Lyla Monte, Alyssa Neff, Nicole Nieradka, Derek Pasquale, Anjali Patel, Nicole Pilsbury, Anamaria Popovska, Alexandra Quinn, Megha Rameshkumar, Reina Ramos, Eva Rehman, Jocelyn Salles, Gouri Sangal, Abigail Seewald, Adyna Silverberg, Griffin Smolar, Shubhra Sood, Sam Stiller, Maheebah Syed, Elisabeth Tam, Evan Testa, Maddeline Tubbs, Colin Volpe, Grace Volpe and Emma Zwickel

Grades six through eight will also serve on the stage crew. Those who will support the production from the wings include: Eman Albukhari, Alexis Brown, Joshua Choc, Faith Costello, Nick DePalma, Michelle Georgescu, Ania Gill, Misha Gill, Emmett Glennon, Brendan Glennon, Ian Glennon, Sarah Gorman, Riya Jain, Jodi Justnes, Laura Justnes, Mia Kalemba, Connor Krculic, Dana Lavista, Rachel Li, Nick Mastrangelo, Keira McDonald, Khushi Mehra, Caroline Motherway, Emma Novin, Gerry O’Donnell, Savannah Olsson, Jasmine Patel, Melissa Paterson, Juliana Racioppi, Elizabeth Rycharski, Sara Sherman, Emily Spellman, Gabrielle Sumka, Allison Szwagulinski, Ashley Tang, Lisha Vorunganti, Victoria Wei, Arya Yarlagadda, Jesse Youngstein and Natalie Yu

The Lazar production is co-directed by teachers Jaime Novak and Rebecca Cimino. Musical direction is provided by music teacher Kathy Zajac.

Tickets are cost $7 at the door. For advance ticket information, contact kathy.zajac@montville.net

March 16, 2017

"Teaming" to be Removed from Lazar: Montville Township Board of Education Meeting

ManmanMONTVILLE, NJ – “Teaming” will no longer be followed for Lazar Middle School seventh and eighth graders for the ’17-’18 school year, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar. To read more click the following words, "click here"

March 13, 2017

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Gary Lewis, Planning Board Chairman

GuyMONTVILLE, NJ - “Montville is a great, great, great town! Did I say ‘great’?” said Gary Lewis, chairman of the Montville Township Planning Board, with his unique sense of humor. To read more click the following words, "click here"

March 08, 2017

Montville Township Police Officer Found Not Guilty of DWI

CopsMONTVILLE, NJ – Officer Kurt Geisinger was found not guilty of driving while intoxicated by Judge Michael Carlucci in Morris Plains municipal court on March 7. To read more click the following words, "click here"