In The Schools

Lazar Middle School Celebrates 62nd Annual 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

398c32bb7ca4ed505bb5_image.jpg
Robert R. Lazar Middle School Student Council President, Colin Noone, leads the Pledge of Allegiance at the 62nd Annual Promotion Ceremony on Monday, June 22, 2015. Credits: Sue Marinello
51a069829ba02b4d0430_image.jpg
Brynn Dougherty receives the American Heritage Award at the 62nd Annual Robert R. Lazar Middle School Promotion Ceremony on Monday, June 22, 2015. Dougherty is a member of the Class of 2019. Credits: Sue Marinello
c14351814c5c9e8ef07b_image.jpg
Eighth grade graduates, Anthony Acker, John Acker, Josh Carus and Anthony Carullo lead the procession following the 62nd Annual Promotion Ceremony for Robert R. Lazar Middle School. The ceremony for the Class of 2019 was held in the gymnasium at Montville Township High School on Monday, June 22, 2015. Credits: Sue Marinello
398c32bb7ca4ed505bb5_image.jpg

MONTVILLE, NJ -  Monday evening, June 22, 2015, three hundred and twenty-three Robert R. Lazar Middle School eighth graders were promoted to ninth grade. The ceremony took place in the gymnasium at Montville Township High School.

“You are a class that has set a standard for the entire building that is one of incredible kindness, compassion, and academic success,” Principal Sharon Carr told the students. “Together we have witnessed many proud moments and academic achievements such as our Science Olympiad and math teams receiving accolades on the county and state levels; literacy, artistic, and leadership awards; sports teams that have completed outstanding seasons, and band, orchestra and chorus receiving prestigious recognition. You are also kind, you are also compassionate.” 

Carr encouraged the class to continue on their journey using the skills they have developed at Lazar.

Sign Up for E-News

“Rely on your character and don’t be afraid to stand alone for a cause in which you believe. Be open to new challenges but always remember the things you learned at Lazar. Respect each other. Take care of each other, as you have over the past three years. This class, every one of you – together -- have the ability to make your graduating class one of the best to have gone through Montville Township High School. Make it happen. Congratulations class! Go out there and change the world!”

Student Council President, Colin Noone, spoke of change. He noted that three years ago, upon entering Lazar Middle School, it was scary to think of changing classes and opening lockers. He said some of that fear surfaces again at the thought of entering high school.

“But Lazar prepared us. It’s up to us to adjust,” Noone said. “Things are just starting over. It only gets better from here. Four years from now we are going to prepare for change again.”

Noone’s summation, “But we are the Class of 2019,” was met with thunderous applause and cheers from his peers.

Officials in attendance included: Superintendent, Dr. Paul Fried, Assistant Superintendents Dr. Casey Shorter and Andrea Woodring, Board of Education Members Charles Grau, Dr. Matthew Kayne, John Morella, Michael Palma and Board President Dr. Karen Cortellino.

Awards were presented in twenty-two categories.

Those who received awards were: Academic Achievement Awards: Priyanka Solanky and Sang Lee, American Heritage Awards: Alexander Khalaf and Brynn Dougherty, Scholastic Progress Award: Alexa Zammit, The Robert R. Lazar Middle School Service Award: John Acker and Jillian Howar, Sportsmanship Awards: Trent Caudill and Samantha Brady, The Student of the Year Award: Anna George, The Nutrition, Family and Consumer Studies Award: Brenden Silverman, Music Awards: Venkat Gokaraju and Leila Camplone (Concert Band), Jessica Blake and Julia Rossinow (Chorus), Jessica Lee and Alex Park (Orchestra), Art Awards: Annalise Jacobs and Edmona Gomes, The LNN Television Studio Award: Colin Noone and Hannah Leeb, The Spanish Award: Michael Ricciardi, The Italian Award: Samantha Brady, The French Award: Noah Hemsey, The Mandarin Award: Ted Park, The Morris County Superintendent’s Middle School Leadership Award: Samantha Shalongo, Daughters of the American Revolution Youth Citizenship Awards: Vincent Sotirov and Emily Kozell, Citizenship Awards: Alexis Cocchio and Julia Rossinow, The Lazar Determination Award: Amber Racioppi, The Todd Perrella Memorial Award: Jorge Munoz-Ramirez, Michelle Sullivan Memorial Award: Lindsay O’Hara, Heroism Awards: Carly DiGiacomo, Venkat Gokaraju, Skyler Herman and Jason Joo and The Carol Lazar Snyder Memorial Awards: Arianne Grevesen and Miranda Morrone.

In addition, the Montville Township High School Parent Teacher Council awarded the class a $100 check to begin the Class of 2019 account. The check was presented to Marissa DiFulco, Freshman Class President.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Montville

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_c2ff3f5747a5b1176e1d_mini_magick20180711-124001-1ijymg2

Sun, July 15, 9:00 AM

Pequannock Twp. Community Garden , Pequannock

Community Gardens Weekend - Pequannock and other ...

Green Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_ccf612db2e8a23ffc851_casa

Tue, July 17, 6:00 PM

CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Morristown

CASA Information Session

Education Giving Back Law & Justice

Carousel_image_8890cd6f948a2052375e_aaaaaaaaa

Tue, July 17, 7:00 PM

Amphitheater behind Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Concerts in the Park: The Chapel Concert Band

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_191dff81aa915d36e9bb_a_____montville_township_high_school__2018_tapinto_montville___1.

Tue, July 17, 7:30 PM

Montville Township High School , Montville

Montville Twp Board of Education Meeting

Education

Carousel_image_68b2c879fa7838715e5f_a___assembly_room_before_a_township_committee__2018_tapinto_montville___1.

Tue, July 17, 8:00 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building, Montville

Cable TV & Cable Communication Hearing/Twp Com Mtg

Government

See What's Happening in Morris County's Community Gardens During "Open Gates" Weekend

July 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  On Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore what’s growing in your local community gardens at the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend.

The latest buzz surrounding food and health topics center on the growing number of community gardens across the country, as they foster civic engagement, offer support to local food ...

Montville Resident Honored by Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

July 13, 2018

WAYNE, NJ – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey held its Annual Meeting & Adult Recognition Program on May 9, at William Paterson University in Wayne, honoring more than 300 outstanding volunteers across northern New Jersey with more than 600 awards that recognized their donation of time, talent, and leadership in delivering the Girl Scout program to more than 25,000 girls in northern ...

Montville's Hero and POW Hjalmar Johansson Dies

July 1, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and World War II prisoner of war Hjalmar Johansson died suddenly on June 30. He was 92.

Johansson was a nose gunner in the Air Force during WWII in a B-24 bomber aircraft. He was shot down during his first mission and then survived six months in a German prisoner of war camp. One of 17,000 prisoners, he was freed by the Russian forces. By that ...

Montville Township Public Schools Named National District of Character; Lazar Middle School Named National School of Character

July 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Public Schools was one of only five districts in the nation to be named a 2018 National District of Character by Character.org, a nonprofit organization that validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world. In addition, Montville Township Public Schools’ Robert R. Lazar Middle School has been named a 2018 National School ...

Roxbury PBA's 13th Wiffleball Tournament; Having Fun and Helping Kids in Need

July 14, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Raising money for children with illnesses, 45 teams of all ages faced off at Horseshoe Lake Park on Saturday at the Roxbury PBA’s wiffleball tournament. It was the thirteenth installment of the popular event.

The tournament this year is raising money for fourth grader Matthew Adonis, who is fighting a brain tumor, and five-year-old Samantha Russell, who is combating ...

Woman Struck by Car in Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot Dies

July 13, 2018

Bridgewater, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after she was struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Jersey Central Power & Light Announces Program to Enhance Reliability for Electric Customers

July 14, 2018

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) filed a four-year infrastructure plan today with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of power outages.

JCP&L Reliability Plus includes about $400 million in targeted investments ...

Columns

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

July 4, 2018

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

OPEN HOUSES This Weekend July 14 & 15, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SATURDAY, JULY 14:

 From 12 - 2 p.m.

  4 Hickory Drive, Montville

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

  From 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  25 Kanouse Lane, Montville

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

 From 11 a.m. to 1 ...

OPEN HOUSES This Weekend July 7 & 8, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SUNDAY, JULY 8:

  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  63 Francine Avenue, West Caldwell

  Click HERE to see the Full Listing.

 

  From 12 - 2 p.m.

  11A Oklahoma Avenue, Montville

  Click HERE to see the Full Listing.

 

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are the Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend:

Saturday, July 7 from 1- 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, July 8 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
3 Louis Drive, Montville
8 ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

Pet Corner