Bullying or H.I.B.? A Discussion with Montville Twp School Superintendent René Rovtar

October 13, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – With the tragic suicide of Rockaway Township middle-schooler Mallory Grossman in the back of many parents’ minds, TAPinto Montville had a conversation with Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar to review Montville Township School District’s anti-bullying and HIB (harassment, intimidation and bullying) policy.

Having a HIB policy is dictated by the state ...

Montville Township Schools' Annual Report Presented at Board of Ed Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – Assistant Superintendent of Schools Casey Shorter presented the Montville Township Public Schools’ “report card” at the Board of Education meeting held on Oct. 3.

Shorter presented the district’s “annual report of performance and accomplishments” for the 2016-2017 school year, including standardized testing scores and achievements in ...

Parents of Teen Who Committed Suicide Try to Educate Other Parents on Depression, Suicide

MONTVILLE, NJ – Matt Sefcik remembers his 16-year-old brother T.J. stalked out the night T.J. died, even though T.J. had stalked out many other nights. But this time it was different.

“My dad came into the room and said ‘T.J.’s gone,’ and my mom was in the living room, sitting on the couch, surrounded by ten cops with hollow eyes,” he said. “When they ...

Galka Joins St. Pius X School as Principal

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Saint Pius X School is pleased to announce the arrival of its new principal, John M. Galka, M.A. Ed., along with several new faculty members this school year. Principal Galka joins Saint Pius X School from DePaul High School, where he served for more than eight years as the school's director of guidance. Galka resides in Wayne, New Jersey with his two young ...

Voting on Tuesday for Montville School Bond Referendum to Fund Construction Projects

MONTVILLE, NJ - A school bond referendum election will be held on Tuesday, Sept, 26, 2017, from 2 - 8 p.m. Voting will be at regular polling places throughout Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco. 

If the September 26 referendum passes, the district will secure, through the sale of bonds, necessary funding in order to complete crucial construction projects in each of ...

Montville Twp Schools' Referendum Vote on Tuesday Discussed by Board of Ed

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township public schools got a “terrific” opening to their school year, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar at the Sept. 19 Board of Education meeting. All the schools have held their Back to School night, Rovtar said, at which the board’s six-minute video regarding their Sept. 26 referendum vote was shown.

The district ...

Montville Schools Reveal Logo, Slogan; Rachel Gardens' Effect on Kindergartens Discussed at BOE

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools revealed their new slogan and logo at their Sept. 5 Board of Education meeting. As can be seen in the photo gallery, it incorporates the traditional Montville Township colors of yellow and pine green, plus an open book, and an M for Montville Township. The new slogan, also chosen after months of input meetings with parents, ...

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Thu, October 19, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Library Lecture: Understanding Global Terrorism



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Montville Volunteer Fire Department, Montville

Montville Vol. Fire Dept. Open House



Wed, October 25, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

African Mask Workshop for Adults (Library)


Learning Disabilities Assn Announces Conference for Parents and Educators

October 9, 2017

The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey announces its annual conference and resource expo, to be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at Middlesex County College. This year’s keynote address will be titled “Don’t Give Up on That Kid,” by Nelson Lauver, author, blogger, broadcaster, speaker and dyslexic.

Parents, educators, adults, professionals, and students are invited ...