Monday, May 13, 2013
Less than a year after administrator resigns, position is filled by school board.
In less than a full school year, the Washington Township School district found a new, permanent assistant principal for the Long Valley Middle School. The board of education approved the hiring of Ellyn High to join the district’s administration, filling the position left by Jay Eitner. Eitner resigned in August 2012 for personal reasons after two years in the district. High will work alongside Middle School principal Mark Ippolito in the grades six through eight school building. After Eitner’s resignation, the board unanimously approved former Dean of Students Phil Kinney to assume the assistant principal position in an interim role. High will earn $82,500 in her first year with the district. The educator has been with the South …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Six Middle School students come out on top at county competition.
Six Long Valley student artists of varied genres have been named best in the county at their craft, and will show their stuff at the state level. Ten Middle School students advanced from the school’s competition to take a shot at the county’s art contest. They are: Maddie Shiembob, Photography Meghan Sharkey, Photography Olivia Ferrucci, Photography Collin Petronella, Photography Brianna LoPiccolo, Visual Arts Samantha Helmstetter, Visual Arts Emily Nowak, Visual Arts Sarah Heditsch, Visual Arts James Tank, Music Composition Jill Iannuzzo, Film Production Sierra Dacey, Literature A win at the county level meant having your work seen at the state’s PTA Reflections contest. Winners from the school’s eleven were Schiembob; Petronella; …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Hundreds of students make the grade for the school year's second marking period.
The Long Valley Middle School, which teaches students in grades six through eight, has announced its second marking period honor and high honor roll achievers. High honor roll students are required to achieve 'A' grades in all their academic and unified classes at the end of the period. Honor roll students are required to achieve 'A' grades with no more than two 'B' grades in academic and unified classes. Attached to this article is a PDF list of those students. Congratulations to them all!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Congressman representing Washington Township will visit Long Valley Middle School Feb. 19.
They wrote, and he’ll answer. Eighth-grade students at the Long Valley Middle School put together letters with questions for 7th District Congressman Leonard Lance this school year, and he’s going to answer them. In person. Lance is scheduled to visit the Long Valley Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. to respond to questions posed by the students. The last time a congressman visited the area, it was Rodney Frelinghuysen speaking with students at Flocktown-Kossman prior to his re-election in 2010. New Jersey’s legislative districts were redrawn in 2011, pushing Washington Township into the 7th. Lance won re-election in 2012, beating out Democratic challenger Upendra Chivukula. The Long Valley Middle School is located at 51 West …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Volunteer 'pay it forward' project now in its fourth year of helping the community.
Paying it forward has become more than a catchphrase in recent years, and at the Long Valley Middle School, it’s starting to become a way of life. In its fourth year at the sixth grade level, the Change the World project has been more than just a year-long assignment for students; it’s become an asset to the community. Created by social studies teacher Matt Marciano, the project requires students to come up with a proposal and time line on how they will take personal time and use it to help others in some way. The proposal is approved by Marciano, and the students are given until May to complete the project. In years past, students have run soccer clinics at schools for physically disabled children and published books to highlight the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Annual essay writing contest now underway.
Even in today’s economic landscape, $100 can go a long way. It all depends on how you use it. For Long Valley seventh and eighth graders, the opportunity to use $100 toward helping someone in need or a group that could use aid has come. All it takes is some creativity and writing skills. The fourth annual Long Valley Junior Women’s Club’s Good Deed Essay Contest is open to the Middle School’s seventh and eighth graders. Winners will receive money to use toward the deed he or she wrote about accomplishing. One of 2012’s winners, Mackenzie Schade, formed a knitting group with seniors at the House of Good Shepherd and donated knit scarves to the Market Street Mission, according to the LVJWC. Claire Liskiewicz, another essay writer and winner…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Long Valley Middle School releases first marking period honors and top honors achievers.
The Long Valley Middle School, which teaches students in grades six through eight, has announced its first marking period honor and high honor roll achievers for the 2012-2013 school year. High honor roll students are required to achieve 'A' grades in all their academic and unified classes at the end of the period. Honor roll students are required to achieve 'A' grades with no more than two 'B' grades in academic and unified classes. Attached to this article is a PDF list of those students. Congratulations to them all!
Monday, November 26, 2012
Eighth-grader Nick Leloia wants to help residents of town were grandparents live.
When Nick Leloia entered the eighth grade this year at Long Valley Middle School, preparing for the leap to high school was probably the most important topic on his mind. But now, less than three months into the school year, Leloia is focusing his attention outside of the classroom and aiming to help others. The teen’s grandparents, who live on Bay Head along the barrier islands on the New Jersey Shore, have been displaced since Oct. 31 due to the impact from Hurricane Sandy, Leloia said. While Leloia’s grandparents are in need, it’s their elderly neighbors the Long Valley resident is trying to help. Leloia has launched a goods drive, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 27, that is requesting the donation of necessary equipment to help get the Jersey …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Long Valley eighth-graders perform cover of pop group hit without electricity.
Nearly two weeks without power and no school can become stressful, even maddening. But what happens when you, some friends, and a generator are bored to tears? You put your creativity to action, just like these four Long Valley Middle School students did. The young ladies—Meredith Blackwood, Ali Cunniffe, Kate Willsey and Ali Bridge—wouldn't let cabin fever get the best of them, so they turned their madness into music. Before power was restored, the group wrote their own lyrics to the song "Some Nights" by pop group Fun, intertwining thoughts on not having school, being cold, and their disappointment with Jersey Central Power & Light. By power of generator, the eighth-graders performed and edited the cover that describes two of the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Matt Marciano's Change the World program receiving widespread recognition.
Matt Marciano thought a months-long project for his students to help the community would be worthwhile and teach sixth-graders about more than what comes in textbooks. What Marciano didn’t expect, however, was how his Change the World project would, essentially, begin to change the world. The Long Valley Middle School social studies teacher implemented the community service project for his students four years ago and is gaining momentum statewide and in the world of educators. On Oct. 28, Nov. 3, Dec. 2 and Dec. 8, a segment titled Classroom Closeup on NJTV (formerly NJN) will highlight Marciano and the Change the World program. Based on that program, a new publication, titled “Think Teachers Magazine” has named Marciano teacher of the …