Saturday, March 16, 2013
Superintendent asks parents to speak to their children about the seriousness of last week's school bomb threats.
Saturday, March 16
The following letter was sent to Montville parents by Montville Township Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried and to be distributed through parent leaders in the district. Have something you'd like to share with the community? Upload it here. Update on Recent Incidents in Our Schools I know that the recent incidents in three of our schools have been very disturbing. I am writing to share some information pertaining to the recent bomb scares in our schools. The investigation by the school administration and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit is ongoing and being pursued very seriously. We do not take these incidents lightly and continue to seek the identity of those responsible. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Prosecutor’…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Board discusses bringing students in on Columbus, MLK, Presidents Day if snow day makeups are needed next year.
The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education is taking a proactive approach with the 2013-14 school calendar and agreed last week to bring students to school on days previously scheduled as off if needed to accommodate additional snow days. This could mean that depending on how many snow days are used before then, students could attend school on Columbus Day (Oct. 14), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 20) and Presidents Day (Feb. 17) next year. Discussion on the topic at the March 5 school board meeting centered around the conditions of the current year, in which Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Fried said the district had only planned for four snow, or "emergency," days but ended up using many more because of Superstorm …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Nor'easter threatens more than 10 inches of snow as district decides to give students a day off.
Thursday, February 7
Montville Township Public Schools will be closed Friday as winter storm Nemo is expected to drop more than 10 inches of snow on the region. MEDLC will als be closed and all after school activities scheduled for this weekend (Friday and Saturday) are cancelled, according to the district website. How are you preparing for the storm? Let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wintry weather causes later start for local buildings.
In addition to the Montville Township Public Schools delayed opening on Wednesday, the local library will also open later because of the winter storm. Montville schools will have a two-hour delayed opening Wednesday, just one day after the board of education discussed the limited number of snow days available at a meeting Tuesday night. Montville Township Public Library Director Allan Kleiman said the library would also open late because of the weather. "Due to the icy conditions, the library will be opening at noon," he said.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Superintendent presents goals to board of education, including closer look at class rankings and emphasis on mathematics curriculum.
Montville Township Public Schools will place student learning as the highest priority of the year as Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried presented the district's goals to the board of education on Tuesday. The district develops a set of goals annually, breaking each one down for examination and study before implementation of new tactics designed for their achievement. Last year, one of the district goals was to improve homework's effectiveness by examining how it is given to students. Homework was discussed in a townhall-style meeting, a taskforce was developed to form recommendations and students already had a homework-free day this year. Fried said the implementation of the suggestions made by the homework taskforce were "not without a glitch…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Schools remain without power through the end of the week.
Montville Township Public Schools will once again close Friday. Six of the district's schools are without power. M.E.D.L.C. will also be canceled for Friday. The only school building with power is the Cedar Hill Elementary School, which Montville Township has designated as a comfort station and shelter for those in need of a place to stay overnight. Cedar Hill has a separate room designated for sheltering pets, as well as power and outlets to charge electronic devices. Read all Montville Patch Sandy coverage here. Stay with Montville Patch for continued Sandy coverage. "Like" our Facebook page for updates and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"We will do everything in our power" to support students and their families who are affected by charges, Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried said.
Montville schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried said during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting the school district "will do everything in our power" to support students and families who are affected by the news that a former first grade teacher and high school track coach was arrested Monday on second-degree charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly abusing a girl who was in his class in 2005. He said the guidance department is available and the district would look to arrange outside counseling services as well. In a letter to parents on Monday, Fried said Director of Guidance Fran Schlenoff is available and can be reached at Montville Township High School at 973-331-7100 ext. 2646. "The safety and …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Of 192 incidents reported, 79 were deemed bullying.
Montville Township school district officials say they plan to schedule new training sessions for school administrators to be sure they are approaching bullying reports in a consistent way after the district saw significant differences in the number of reports coming from schools. Cedar Hill School had 56 reported incidents of possibile harrassment, intimidation or bullying since September, while Woodmont School had eight. Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried said in some cases there may be a tendency for teachers to "over-report" because an anti-bullying law that went into effect this school year makes reporting incidents a legal responsibility for school employees and defines a single instance of a student being insulted as bullying. Fried said …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Austin Thomsen, technology manager for Montville schools, says he's ready for Round 2.
Monday, November 14, 2011
A Montville man who is the technology manager for the Montville Township School District—and is is a Montville High School grad himself—scored the highest in the state in an IT and networking competition, keeping him in the running for chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley, Calif., according to a County College of Morris news release. Austin Thomsen advanced to Round 2 in the Cisco NetRiders North America challenge, which allows students at the postsecondary level to showcase their IT and networking skills through a series of online exams and simulation activities. Thomsen is participating in NetRiders as a telecommunications systems technology major at the county college. He started working for the district technology department about 10…