16 posts categorized "Board of Education and Schools"

March 25, 2012

State Aid for Montville Schools Up 34%

Montville high schoolHundreds of thousands of dollars in additional state aid is letting the Montville Township School District cut student fees and fund additional programs without raising the tax levy beyond the 0.81 percent increase orginally presented in the superintendent's recommended budget, school officials said.  Continue reading Patch.

March 07, 2012

Affidavit: Former Teacher Sexually Assaulted Student

William mason schoolA former first-grade teacher at William Mason School was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly abusing a girl who was in his class in 2005, authorities said.

Jason Fennes, 37, of Boonton, was arrested at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office on the second-degree charges and was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.  Continue reading Patch.

September 26, 2011

New Anti-Bullying Policy for Schools

No bully zone Fried says new law has good intent, but is 'very complex' and districts will 'struggle to comply.'

The New Jersey anti-bullying law, passed overwhelmingly by the legislature in January, is seen as the toughest in the country.

The bill gained momentum following the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate allegedly filmed a romantic encounter between Clementi and another man without their knowledge and streamed it on the Internet.  Continue reading Patch.

September 09, 2011

9/11 education: How should terrorism event be taught in schools?

9  11 When Jill McCracken taught her Holmdel High School seniors about the anthrax panic that swept the  nation following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, she could sense their confusion.

“They kind of squinted and said, ‘Oh … that’s why I couldn’t go get the mail.’ … It put their whole life in context,” McCracken recalled.

Ten years after the attacks, educators now are faced with a generation of students who were elementary school age or younger when they occurred. The very youngest of those students hadn’t even been born.  Continue reading Daily Record.

September 06, 2011

TEEN DRUG ABUSE - There is Help Available!

Drugs drag you down Many families have overcome the plague of excessive teen drug abuse in their home. When their children have successfully completed treatment they become focused in their academics again, and often go on to attend college which would have been otherwise impossible the way things were going. Sobriety will bring the passion back into your child's life, and help them to achieve the goals that are important to them. Treatment will also give your child all the tools and support they need to live a life free of drug dependence and addiction.  Continue reading Inspirationsyouth.com.

August 03, 2011

Get Your Priorities Straight

Turf referendum It is important for us to educate ourselves on issues pertaining to everything from social security to the debt crisis, right down to local decisions regarding whether to turf the fields at the high school or not. There are a myriad of opinions on these topics, some which tend to get very heated, often based on a personal perspective rather than fact.  It's time to delve, very deeply, into genuine factual information, and stop all the finger pointing.

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July 13, 2011

Intervention Needed - "Growing Concern for Teens"

An article submitted by an anonymous author to OurMontville.com.

Montville high school My grandmother always told me that “if you’re too busy looking at what your neighbor is doing, you are bound to be missing something important happening in your own life.”  So why is it that so many people seem to spend an inordinate amount of time meddling in other people’s affairs rather than paying attention to what is going on right in their own home?

One of the most prevalent and growing concerns in our community is the increased use of drugs and sexual promiscuity in our middle school and high school.  You can’t attend a function at the school, sporting event, or run into someone in a local store, without them expressing concern for our teenagers.

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April 05, 2011

A warm and worldly welcome

It was an exciting evening as dozens of proud spectators gathered at Montville Township HighMontville high school   School’s auditorium to attend the World Language National Honor Societies Induction Ceremony. Each society welcomed its new 2011-2012 members. Ninety-one juniors and seniors who met the requirements were inducted on Tuesday, March 22.

Preparations for the event began several months ago. This year’s ceremony incorporated traditional and new touches.  Continue reading Neighbor News

March 26, 2011

At Lazar, Carr has the top spot

It was a bright moment in the night recently when Sharon Carr, the acting principal of Robert R. Lazar Principal Middle School in Montville, was appointed to the position permanently by a unanimous vote by the Board of Education. 

The announcement was made by Dr. Paul Fried, superintendent of schools, at the Board of Education meeting on March 15.

Continue reading Neighbor News.

March 06, 2011

Shop+Local PTO Fundraising

Montville chamber of commerce 
Whether you are going out to eat, buying flowers, maintaining your car, trying to keep your health and fitness New Year's resolutions, or keeping your pets free of fleas (just to name a few reasons we shop!), please consider patronizing one of the 22 local businesses that are participating in the "SHOP + LOCAL = $ FOR SCHOOLS" program.

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