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18 posts from April 2017

April 27, 2017

Montville Mayor Honored by Boy Scouts

MontvillemayorMONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Mayor Jim Sandham was one five Morris County residents honored at the Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville's Middle School Principal to Retire at End of 2017 School Year

CARRRRRRMONTVILLE, NJ – Lazar Middle School Principal Sharon Carr’s retirement was approved at the April 18 meeting of the Montville Township Board of Education. Her retirement takes effect July 1, 2017, according to the meeting agenda. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Possible New Start Time for Montville High School Part of District's 5-Year Strategic Plan

LADYYYYYYYYYYYYYMONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar presented the Montville Township Public School District’s five-year strategic plan at the April 4 Board of Education meeting. To read more click the following words, "click here"

April 24, 2017

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate’s Debate held in Montville Twp


April 20, 2017

The Easter Bunny Visits Montville Township During Annual Egg Hunt

BunnyyyMONTVILLE, NJ - The Easter Bunny rode into Montville Township Community Park on a fire truck on Sunday, April 9, while hundreds of Montville Township children and parents came to greet him. To read more click the following words, "click here"

St. Pius X Families Help Deliver Baskets of Joy to Hospitalized Children

STPIUSMONTVILLE, NJ - Students and parents from Montville Township’s St. Pius X School provided materials to make 24 large Easter baskets, many smaller baskets, and a bin full of extras that were delivered to Paterson’s St. Joseph’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Department on Wednesday, April 12. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Teen Programs (For Grades 6-12) WWW.MontvilleLibrary.Org

Improv Club

Monday, May 8th at 3:00 

Improv Expert Liz Catto will teach the basics of improv through a series of fun games! 

Registration Required


Cookies and Conversations

Monday, May 22nd at 3:00

Enjoy cookies and stimulating conversations!

Registration Required


Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 16th at 4:00

Help us decide what materials to buy, and what events, activities, and services we offer to you.

Registration Required


STEAM Project

Wednesdays, May 10th and 24th at 4:00

5/10: Terrariums, 5/24: Catapults

Registration Required


Lego Challenge

Thursdays, May 11th and 25th at 2:30

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

Registration Not Required


Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Fridays, May 5th and 19th at 2:30 and 4:00

Join our Brawl Tournament, fight your friends, win gift certificates!

Registration Required


Kids Program

Chess Club (Ages 7+)

Thursdays, May 11th and 25th at 7:00

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

Registration Required


Montville Library Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! 

Board Games of Asia

Tuesday, May 2nd at 3:00 pm ·  For Grades 6-12 


Come learn to play Go, Shogi, Xiangqi, and Hwatu (and eat Asian snacks!)

Registration Not Required

Youth Piano & Violin Concert

Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 pm ·  For All Ages 

The young musicians will play to inspire their generation to contribute to the community. 

Registration Required


Performance by TaalSadhana School of Indian Classical Music 

Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm ·  For All Ages 

TaalSadhana School spreads the knowledge and appreciation of Indian Classical Music.

Registration Required


Origami for Kids

Tuesday, May 23rd at 4:00 ·  For Ages 6 and up

Attendees will learn the basics of artistic paper folding.

Registration Required


Performance by Korean Traditional Dance of Choomnoori 

Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm ·  For All Ages 

KTDOC proudly promotes the great culture and heritage of Korea.

Registration Required


Intermediate Origami 

Tuesday, May 30th at 4:00 ·  For Ages 10 and up

Attendees will learn to create complex origami.

Registration Required

April 19, 2017

Montville Township High School Color Run launches new tradition and exceeds goals for participation and fundraising

ColorrunnnnMontville Township High School Color Run launches new tradition and exceeds goals for participation and fundraising

Healthy-living 5K Run and Walk is a community hit for all ages

Montville Township, New Jersey – The Montville Township High School Class of 2017 held the first annual MTHS Color Run on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Despite temperatures in the low forties, with a wind chill and cloudy skies, the 5K Run was enthusiastically attended by students and adults of all ages.

The Class of 2017 set a goal of 200 people in the hopes of raising at least $2,500. The funds are earmarked to offset upcoming senior class activities. At race time, more than 400 were in attendance and over $6,000 was added to the class’ treasury.

“This is a wonderful outcome,” said MTHS Principal Douglas Sanford. “They more than achieved their goals with this event. It is incredible. They needed this fundraiser to offset the expenses of their senior activities. I know the students are grateful for the support of the entire Montville Township community.”

In the hour leading up to the race, which also included a one-mile walking component for those who needed a slower pace, friends and relatives warmed up, visited with one another, and participated in the Montville Township Public Schools’ live Facebook feed interviews.

First place in the 5K went to Class of 2017 President Jonathan Kraft. Runners crossing the finish line in second and third place were seventh grade student Robert George and sixth grader Jeremy Reiss, both from Robert R. Lazar Middle School in Montville Township.

Following the race, students, parents, teachers, families, friends, teams and even a Montville Township Board of Education Member, Michael Johnson, gathered on the MTHS parking lot to participate in the Color Burst; a flourish of Color Run powders released with excitement.

“A great day,” said Johnson, who wore his own MTHS Class of 2009 “Senior” t-shirt to the Color Run. “A lot of color, a lot of fun, and a great new tradition.”

Class of 2017 Advisors, MTHS teachers, Dana Bertoli and Jennifer Dubois were awed by the community participation and success of the event.

“We wanted this to be a healthy event with something for the entire community,” Dubois said. “It has more than exceeded our expectations.”

Montville High School's Make-A-Wish Club Raises Funds to Help Grant Wishes

MthsMONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township High School (MTHS) juniors Randi Deitz and Maddy Carver, co-presidents of MTHS Make-A-Wish, say they “love” working for such a worthwhile organization. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Township Public Schools adopts “Next Generation” Board Management Technology

Montville Board of Education goes paperless -- BoardDocs Solution Enables Organization to Save Time, Money and Dramatically Increase Effectiveness

Montville Township, NJ — The Montville Township Board of Education is leveraging Cloud-based technology to radically improve the governance process while saving staff time and taxpayer dollars. The remarkably easy-to-use service will allow the organization to maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically improving productivity and saving thousands of dollars annually.

Earlier this year, the Montville Township Board of Education voted unanimously to phase out paper documentation in favor of the board management solution called BoardDocs Pro. On March 7, 2017 all members of the Montville Township Board of Education, as well as the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents and Business Administration staff, began training on the new document management system. In only a few weeks, Montville Township Board of Education meetings have shifted to a nearly paperless format.

“I am trying to work exclusively off the BoardDocs agenda this evening,” said Board of Education President Dr. Matthew Kayne at the April 18 meeting. “Tonight I am not looking at a paper agenda, but rather BoardDocs, as we work to complete our transition to a paperless system.”

According to press materials provided by Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc., the company which developed and markets BoardDocs Pro, “the service is the fastest, easiest and most powerful paperless agenda solution on the market. Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, BoardDocs Pro does things no other board management solution can, for a price no other solution can match. BoardDocs Pro adds the most powerful board management tools ever created, including Comprehensive Meeting Management, Policy Management and a Multi-purpose Library, plus powerful and intuitive Workflow.”

BoardDocs Pro uses a structured, collaborative Workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and legal requirements of public school boards, county commissions, municipal governments and a wide variety of other types of governing bodies. Additionally, through the MetaSearch feature, members of the governing body will also have access to best practices from other organizations that are using the system, allowing them to gain important knowledge about initiatives other governing bodies have considered and implemented. 

Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but it will also provide unprecedented public access to agenda items and other board-related information via the Montville Township Public Schools’ Web site, www.montville.net. This process will allow interested parties to review information prior to meetings. After the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action the board took, complete with voting results. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by date or by using the system’s comprehensive Search feature.

The new board management features can be accessed via the Montville Township Public Schools’ Web site at www.montville.net. BoardDocs Pro information is available under the Board of Education/ Meeting Schedule, Minutes and Agendas tabs. For questions regarding the governance initiative, contact diane.maggiore@montville.net .

For more information about BoardDocs Pro, call (800) 407-0141 or visit www.boarddocs.com to experience the premier board management solution firsthand. 

About BoardDocs
BoardDocs services are developed and marketed exclusively by Emerald Data Solutions™, Inc., the market leader and pioneer of board management solutions. Serving over 2,000 organizations, BoardDocs’ services give governing bodies turn-key electronic solutions for processing virtually any type of governance document, including agenda items, supporting documents, policies, procedures and more. BoardDocs’ services alleviate the enormous task of assembling, printing, distributing and revising board packets. BoardDocs’ unique, state-of-the-art solutions also save money, reduce staff time, improve board effectiveness, increase transparency in governance and have a positive effect on the environment.