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 Graduation is a party that the council sponsors with the help of township organizations and volunteers designed to be a drug- and alcohol-free post graduation celebration. It is typically an overnight event held at an out-of-town venue, with entertainment, food, and transportation to and from the venue provided.

Due to lack of interest and signups, the years-long tradition was cancelled last year, although some students gathered at the Towaco Volunteer Fire Station for some snacks and fun.

“The DAC might do something a little more structured than last year, like a cookout, but nothing as formal as other years,” he said.

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MTHS graduation will be Tuesday, June 23.

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Charlene Peterson, New Jersey School Boards Association Field Service Representative, announced at the meeting that the board had reached certification through their Board Member Academy. The years-long process involved earning 16 credits of group training, participating in at least one full-day retreat or an equivalent of board workshops, completing an NJSBA audit, and complying with current mandatory training requirements for each board member, as well as an analysis of the district’s teachers’ contract.

The board will be honored for this accomplishment at the May 14 Morris County School Boards Association meeting, she said.

The high school will be holding its spring musical “The Addams Family” on March 5, 6, 7 and 8. For tickets, go to: https://mthsnj.booktix.com/.

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