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History's 'Notables' Tell Life Stories at Long Valley Middle School

Washington Twp. talented and gifted students come together for night of learning.

The entire group of notables at Long Valley Middle School. Photo Courtesy Lynne Henwood.
The entire group of notables at Long Valley Middle School. Photo Courtesy Lynne Henwood.

Only in the Washington Township School district can you find such notable historical figures such as Ronald Reagan, Sally Ride, and Albert Einstein hanging out together on a weeknight.

That’s exactly what took place recently at the Long Valley Middle School, as the district’s Talented and Gifted fifth graders came together for a Night of the Notables.

Each participant – 38 in all – dressed up as a historical notable and created a tri-fold designed to represent that person’s life work. Teachers, administrators and parents were able to speak with the notables and learn about their life stories.

Talented and Gifted teachers Sarah Voss and Lynne Henwood said, “It is our hope that by studying the lives of successful individuals who have made a positive impact on our world, our students have learned the values of persistence, exploration, risk-taking, resiliency, and courage in the face of negativity. We are honored to call ourselves their teachers.”

Superintendent Jeff Mohre said, “The children did such a fine job assuming the identities of those who have contributed such greatness to our globe.”

The students will enter the Long Valley Middle School as sixth-graders in September. 

mrs birch March 17, 2014 at 05:32 PM
What a great idea -- you guys look awesome! Mrs. Birch :)

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