Saturday, May 11, 2013
'We're almost there,' district business administrator says.
When Montville Township High School seniors graduate on June 20, they could be walking on a new synthetic turf field to collect their diplomas. Installation of the field is on schedule and, weather permitting, the field could be ready for use in June, the school district business administrator said this week. "If anybody has been out towards the front of the high school, I'm very proud to say it looks like we have a synthetic turf field," school district business administrator James Tevis said at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting. "We're almost there," he said. Asked by school board Vice President Dr. Matthew Kayne if the field would be used for the graduation ceremony, Tevis said he expects it will. "At the moment, I foresee graduation…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Newsweek ranked Montville High School No. 34 in the state.
Montville Township High School ranks No. 34 among the "Best High Schools" in New Jersey on a list published by Newsweek. The publication on Monday released its 2013 list of "America's Best High Schools," ranking the top 2,000 public high schools "that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads." Montville's state and national ranking jumped from a year ago. It was No. 415 in the nation this year, compared to No. 847 last year. In New Jersey, it ranked No. 34 compared to No. 69 last year. The publication considers graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE schores and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Field project has been 'moving along great,' district business administrator says.
Read: Turf Field Construction to Kick Off at High School
Tami Lake drove in winning run in semifinal game.
A single up the middle by Montville's Tami Lake drove in the winning run in the Morris County Tournament semifinals this week, with the Mustangs ultimately topping West Morris 5-4, according to a Star-Ledger report. Montville is scheduled to face Whippany Park for the county title at 6 p.m. Thursday at Peterson Field in Rockaway. Emily Mulligan, who hit a grand slam to give Montville the lead in the quarterfinals earlier this week, tied Thursday's game with a solo homerun in the fifth inning, the report said. The last time Montville and Whippany Park faced off in a Morris County Tournament final, in 2007, the Wildcats won, according to Soar-NJ.com.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wednesday's home game against Pequannock will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Pink hats will cap the usual green, white and gold uniforms of Montville Township High School's baseball team when it hosts its first “Go Pink for Cancer” game against Pequannock on Wednesday. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at home. Pink hats will be on sale and donation cans will be passed around to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, said Cheryl Manfra, Mustang Association vice president. "It is the first event of its kind done by the M.T.H.S varsity baseball team and we hope it will be a huge success and a new tradition for the team," she said. "These are two local towns coming together for a really great cause." Students and community members are invited to attend the game and wear pink to support the teams and Komen, which works to…
Mustangs advance in Morris County Tournament.
Montville's Emily Mulligan hit a grand slam over the left field fence to help the Mustangs secure a 5-4 win over Morris Knolls in the seventh inning of a Morris County Tournament quarterfinal game over the weekend, according to a recap on the school website. Montville faces West Morris in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Thursday at Paterson Field in Rockaway. In Saturday's quarterfinal game in Rockaway, the Mustangs entered the seventh inning trailing 2-0 and then loaded the bases with a single from Tami Lake, Sam Booth reaching on an error, and Rachel Inglesino hitting a single. Megan Patierno was hit by a pitch, scoring Lake, according to the Star-Ledger, and then Mulligan hit the grand slam. Montville pitcher Jessica Shalongo stopped a Morris …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Community support needed to help fund upcoming concerts.
The Montville Township High School Percussion Ensemble is asking for the community's help to fund the remainder of their 2013 concert tour and recording of their debut album. The percussion group has launched a kickstarter.com fundraising page and raised $1,150 of the group's $2,000 goal as of Thursday. The page said the group has 18 backers. In order to fund the project, the group must raise $2,000 by April 20 at 3:02 p.m. "Our biggest challenge right now is being able to fund our concerts at the end of the year, pay for commissioning fees for the new pieces being written for us, as well as securing funds to record our CD," the group posted on the kickstarter page. "While Montville High School and the Montville Band Boosters have been …
School met 100 percent of performance target for graduation rate according to new data released by state Department of Education.
Montville Township High School has been ranked as having a "high" level of students graduating with college and career readiness when compared to other schools in the state according to new information released Wednesday by the New Jersey Department of Education. Data was released on the 2011-12 school year. The new NJ School Performance Reports not only compare districts and schools to others in the state, but also to "peer" districts with students of similar demographic characteristics, such as the percentage of students who are in special education programs, limited English proficiency programs or who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Morris County schools in Montville's peer group include Whippany Park High School, Pequannock High …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
More than 300 moms and girls will bring dolls to cafe event at MTHS Saturday.
The Montville Township High School Class of 2015 will be hosting an American Girl Doll cafe fundraiser on Saturday to raise money and mingle with younger girls in the community. More than 300 moms and girls will bring their American Girl dolls to the event, which will have more than 50 student-volunteers helping out. "The event will include lunch for moms, girls and dolls (complete with doll-sized chairs and food), a doll hair salon, crafts and a historical doll section," Kim Deamer, the Class of 2015 advisor, said. "Not only is this a great fundraiser, but also an incredible opportunity for the high school girls to give back to the community and provide the elementary school girls positive teen role models." The event will be held from 11…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Students sang and danced during three performances last week.
Tuesday, March 12
Montville Township High School Drama Club students performed The Wedding Singer on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last weekend. Robbie Hart, the main character, was played by Alex Dechino while the lead female role of Julia Sullivan was played by Salena Wilson. See full cast list here and more photos from the play here.