Education

June 2, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Public Schools Superintendent René Rovtar released the following statement on June 2: “As superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools, I feel that the events of the past week demand a reaffirmation of the policy and practice of our district and the ...

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Washington, D.C. — Hilldale Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School were named 2020 National Schools of Character on May 15, 2020. Character.org, is a national advocate and leader for character development in schools and communities. Hilldale and Valley View were 2 of only 84 schools ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar emailed students and staff following the May 12 Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting to notify them of additional vacation days. “Due to the fact that the district did not use the full number of snow days included in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar announced May 9 that Montville Township High School’s senior class would indeed be holding their June 23 graduation ceremony solely online, as the state department of education had communicated the day before that because of the closure of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Governor Murphy announced May 4 that in-person instruction for New Jersey schools has been shut down for the rest of the school year. In a letter emailed to Montville Township students and parents, Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar said that while the decision is difficult to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – In a letter emailed to parents and students, Montville Township High School Principal Doug Sanford announced on April 30 that final exams, normally administered in June, had been cancelled. Administration stated their reasons for cancelling the exams would be to gain instruction ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education “met” April 14 via teleconference, as so many boards and councils are doing during these days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was punctuated by the lights going off in the conference room at the Board of Ed offices, due ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - For the fifth year in a row, Montville Township Public Schools district has been named a national Best Communities for Music Education. The designation was awarded by the NAMM Foundation (National Association of Music Merchants). Montville Township Public Schools once again received ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar announced April 16 that Governor Phil Murphy has shuttered schools for an additional month. The governor’s new soonest opening date is May 15, it was announced. However, distance learning programs will remain in place, Rovtar said, so that ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar announced March 24 that a William Mason Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19. No identity will be released due to privacy laws. The school nurse will be contacting those who may have had direct contact ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With the first week of distance learning having come to a close, TAPinto Montville spoke to parents and teachers to see how the system was working. Overall, Schoology, the district’s new learning management program, has been indispensible in this process – although no one foresaw ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar announced that a Cedar Hill Elementary School employee tested positive for COVID-19. The name of the employee will not be released, she said, but the Cedar Hill School nurse has contacted those who may have had direct contact with this ...

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Rovtar Talks About Learning During Unprecedented Circumstances MONTVILLE, NJ – Distance learning launched March 17 for Montville Township Public school students, and Superintendent René Rovtar marked the unprecedented rollout in a rap she wrote, performed, and posted on her Twitter feed ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar sent an email to parents reminding them that teleschooling will begin in the district March 17 and she asked for patience as the system is ironed out. She also informed them that district buildings are closed and how families who are in need can ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar has shut down Montville Twp. Public Schools for two weeks, putting into place “distance learning,” she announced shortly after 1 p.m. on March 13. The schools will start the teleschooling after a one day shut-down during which teachers will meet ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – School Superintendent René Rovtar announced that other than the one-day shutdown on Monday, March 16, it’s business as usual in Montville schools. “The COVID-19 situation continues to be a fluid one, with new information continuing to be shared,” Rovtar wrote in an email to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – District Business Administrator Katine Slunt presented an initial, bullet-point budget presentation at the March 3 Montville Twp. Board of Education meeting, which showed the direction the district is going in for the 2020-2021 school year. The tentative budget, which must be ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Board Vice President Michael Palma announced at the Feb. 18 Montville Township Board of Education meeting that once again, the Montville Township Drug Alliance Council will not be sponsoring a Project Graduation this year following the high school graduation ceremony. Project ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School Asst. Principal Kenneth Nadzak announced the second marking period ShopRite STARS at the Feb. 4 meeting. The students, all seniors, were nominated by faculty members in one of five different categories, and the winners were selected by an ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – An Eagle Scout was honored and a Girl Scout working towards her Gold award had her club approved at the Feb. 4 Montville Township Board of Education meeting. Michael Benno, a senior at Montville Township High School, was honored by the board with a proclamation thanking him for ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Montville native Lexi Hartley is one of only 16 teachers from across the United States selected to participate in the second annual Sacrifice for Freedom®: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute. The program, coordinated through National History Day®, is ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A multi-year study of the scheduling at Lazar Middle School has resulted in a preliminary plan which was presented by Principal Michael Pasciuto at the Jan. 21 Board of Education meeting. The process began with assessing what stakeholders liked, needed and wanted, Pasciuto said.

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The teachers of the year were honored at the Jan. 21 Montville Township Board of Education meeting. “Tonight is our evening to recognize our superstars,” Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar said at the meeting. “A school district cannot be successful if we don’t have really ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Jan. 7 Montville Township Public Schools Board of Ed meeting included the swearing in of new member Christine Fano, who edged out incumbent John Morella in the Nov. 2019 election. Incumbent members Michael O’Brien and Michael Rappaport were re-sworn in. Charles Grau was named ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education announced that the public hearing for Superintendent René Rovtar would be held at its Jan. 21 regular meeting. Section 5 of the Act amended N.J.S.A. 18A:11-11 requires Boards of Education to provide public notice 30 days ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar introduced the 2019 Montville Township High School varsity boys soccer team to the Board of Education at their Dec. 3 meeting, at which board president Charles Grau presented the team with a certificate of excellence. “We want to extend our ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The first quarter ShopRite Stars were presented at the Nov. 19 Montville Township Board of Education meeting. Assistant Principal Ken Nadzak said that the Stars were nominated by faculty members in one of five different categories, and the winners were selected by an ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – High-powered electric lines owned by power company PSE&G already run through town, and when JCP&L announced it wanted to install high-powered lines in the township in 2014, it was met with a great deal of backlash from residents who lived in the areas near the placement of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – After Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar commented on DAC’s recommendation to install vaping detectors in the schools, Assistant Superintendent Casey Shorter gave the annual report of student performance and accomplishments from the past academic year at the Oct. 15 Montville ...

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Character.org Designates 88 Schools, 3 Districts and First China School of Character MONTVILLE, NJ — On Friday, October 25, 2019, William Mason Elementary School was honored as a 2019 National School of Character. The awards ceremony was held during the Character.org National Forum in ...

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