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Staff Members Retire, Cedar Hill's Character Ed Committee Wows at Board of Ed Meeting

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The Cedar Hill Character Ed Committee presents to the Montville Twp Public Schools BOE ©2018 TAPinto Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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Cedar Hill Principal Michael Raj with retiring kindergarten teacher Cathy Lundquist ©2018 TAPinto Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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The Cedar Hill Character Ed Committee presents to the Montville Twp Public Schools BOE ©2018 TAPinto Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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MTHS Valedictorian Emily Liao and Salutatorian Andrew Sun-Yan ©2018 TAPinto Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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The Cedar Hill Character Ed Committee presents to the Montville Twp Public Schools BOE ©2018 TAPinto Montville Credits: Melissa Benno
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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education said goodbye to educators and staff members and heard from Cedar Hill’s Character Education Committee at its June 5 meeting.

The Montville Township High School 2018 Valedictorian, Emily Liao and Salutatorian, Andrew Sun-Yan were announced, and 2017-2018 Student representatives to the Board of Education Daniel Lee and Jack Motherway were recognized for their contributions.

The board and administrators said a bittersweet goodbye to the following staff members as they retire:

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Montville Township High School

Mary Gormley

Patrice Yodice

 

Lazar Middle School

Judith Caggiano

Jeanne Matuszewski

Marjorie McCutcheon

 

Cedar Hill School

Cathy Lundquist

Frances Work

 

Hilldale School

Pamela H. Coward

 

Valley View School

Patricia Harvey

Mary Wilczynski

 

William Mason School

Janis Amodeo

Rosalyn Lippa

 

Woodmont School

Donna Bruno

 

Special Services

Elizabeth Hermann

 

District

Josef Karner

 

The Cedar Hill Elementary School Character Education Committee presented to the Board of Education about their programs. They talked about the program’s establishment in 1998, and its name, “Connect with Respect.” The program recognizes and applauds students who demonstrate the four “pillars of respect”: respect for self, respect for community, respect for others and respect for property, the kids told the board.

The committee consists of 10 fifth-grade students, two parent liaisons, two staff members, and teachers who participate in the activities. “Their work touches the lives of the Cedar Hill community plus students in Ghana, Africa,” the students told the board. The school, through the Pagus organization, has adopted its third African student. The students raised $672 by selling Ghanaian-made crafts, which supports the student’s education.

Within the community, the students hold an annual Veterans’ Day celebration, (read about it here) and made 40 “Blessing Bag” toiletry kits for the Hearts ‘n’ Hands Mission. The students also supported Towaco’s Homeless Bus by making 150 turkey and cheese sandwiches, and painted Hearts of Hope ceramic hearts for a children’s hospital. Their May the Fourth fundraiser for the Lung Cancer Foundation of America (read about it here) featured games, crafts and food and raised $2,200.

Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar said the committee of students presented a workshop – the only student presenters – at the state conference on character education May 18 and she said the committee was articulate and amazed the attendees.

“They represented Cedar Hill and the district very well, and I was extremely proud of you,” she said. “You can tell your work comes from your heart. You are to be commended. Great things lie ahead for you as you continue on to Lazar next year.”

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