The Monday Minute

Week of October 3rd @ LVMS

We hope everyone had a nice weekend! We're already moving into October and have a busy week at LVMS with many sporting events, clubs starting up, and Student Council Elections. As a reminder, all Washington Township Schools are CLOSED this Wednesday October 5th. Also, don't forget, schools will be closed for students on Monday, October 10th.


This week is also the annual Week of Respect across the state of New Jersey. Don't forget to check below for the events planned by our Guidance Department.


Phone calls for attendance reporting and hand written notes for dismissals will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.

As of October 1st, all reporting of this information is required to go through PickUp Patrol. If you require assistance with PickUp Patrol please complete this from or contact our Main Office.

LVMS Lunch Menus and Information

Daily Announcements

Did you know the daily announcements that are made each morning are also available on our website? Stay informed with what the students hear each morning by visiting our website!


LVMS Announcements Website

PickUp Patrol

PICKUP PATROL IS CURRENTLY LIVE AND PARENTS ARE ALREADY ABLE TO UPDATE STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND PICK UP INFORMATION. PHONE CALLS OR WRITTEN NOTES ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED!


LVMS will utilize PickUp Patrol in the following ways:


  • Reporting Student Absence from school (sick, doctors appointment, etc.)
  • Reporting a student coming to school late
  • Requesting to pick up a student early from school
  • Giving permission for a student to walk home after school or NOT take the bus.
Parents can access PickUp Patrol by visiting the LVMS Website Main Page and clicking the "Attendance / Dismissal" Button below the video footage. Parents can also utilize and bookmark the following website or click the button below.

https://app.pickuppatrol.net/parents

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The Counselor Corner

The Week of Respect - October 3rd - 7th

MONDAY - WEAR BLUE

TUESDAY - Heart Activity during Support Time

FRIDAY - WEAR SCHOOL COLORS (BLUE & GOLD)

Stuff the Bus - Item Drive

National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) is hosting the "Stuff the Bus" Item Drive for the Long Valley Interfaith Food Pantry from October 17th - 21st. All items can be brought to homeroom each morning during this week.


Items that are needed are listed below!

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LVMS Student Council

It's Student Council Election Week at LVMS! Students will have the opportunity to vote for their student representatives this week.


10/4: Candidates Meet and greet during lunch periods


10/6: Candidate Video commercials will be played during social studies classes


10/7: Elections will be held during social studies classes

Clubs & Activities

There are MANY great clubs at LVMS! For more information, visit the clubs and activities page of the LVMS Website for full descriptions, as well as contact information for club advisors. In the upcoming weeks, club advisors will put out information about signing up, specific meeting dates and locations, etc. As a reminder, to participate in any club, there is a $50.00 club participation fee.

Yearbook Club

Yearbook Club will start on Thursday, October 13th. Meetings will be held every Thursday at 8:00 AM. Please contact Ms. Denny or Mrs. Burke for additional information.

Destination Imagination (DI)

Destination Imagination (DI) is a problem solving competition team that challenges students to think creatively and use their imagination to design a unique solution to a multi-tiered STEAM challenge. We have two teams of students from grades 6th through 8th. For more information about DI, look on Mrs. Bohrer’s website or stop by room 32. An informational meeting will be held for interested students Tuesday, October 4th after school until 4:15.

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Free 2 Be

Free 2 Be is the Long Valley Middle School's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and is open to all students. Free 2 Be will support students' efforts to raise awareness and acceptance within our school community and meets every 2nd and 4th Monday before school. Please contact Mrs. Hollman or visit the Guidance Office for more information.

LVMS Rock Band

The LVMS Rock Band is now accepting auditions for the 2022-2023 school year. Interested in playing guitar, bass, or drums in a band? Want to meet and collaborate with musicians? See Mr. Forrestal for more details.

Music Production Club

Interested in learning how to record and produce your own music? Sign-ups for the Music Production Club are now open. Gain experience working behind the scenes at the Winter and Spring concerts. The Music Production club meets Friday mornings. See Mr. Forrestal for more information.

Robotics Club

This year's robotics club will begin on Oct 7th and is open to 7th and 8th Graders. Club will meet Friday mornings at 7:45 in Mr. Kasper's classroom, 107.

ATHLETICS - WINTER SPORTS UPDATE

ATTENTION ALL WINTER SPORT ATHELETES! ALL PAPERWORK / PHYSICALS FOR WINTER SPORTS ARE DUE BY 2:30 PM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st. INCOMPLETE OR LATE PAPERWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!


For more information on Winter Spots Please CLICK HERE

For Sports Participation Forms Please CLICK HERE


Boys Basketball

Coach Dauchert

Tryout Date: Monday, November 14th


Girls Basketball

Coach Denny

Tryout Date: Monday, November 14th


*Please be aware, Boys and Girls Basketball is only available to 7th and 8th Grade Students*



Check out the LVMS Sports Portal for all schedules / sports team updates.


Any questions can be directed to individual coaches or to Mr. Mitch Schlesinger, LVMS Sports Coordinator

Athletics - Fall Sports

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team lost on Friday to Bernardsville by the score of 2-1. The game was tied going into halftime thanks to Ryan Murawski’s goal. The Panthers played their best game of the season and continue to gel as a team. Great job! Remember, today's away game versus Mendham has been canceled. We will have an away game tomorrow at Warren Hills.


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mr. Petrucelli

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Girls Soccer

The Girl´s soccer team won their game Friday by the score of 8-0.

Scoring goals for the Lady Panthers were Kaylee Vieira, Ava, Cronin, Alanna Vieira, Olivia Gaskill, Georgia Hostler, Adrianna Georgiev, Peyton Gifis and Paige Fahrman. It was another dominating performance.

The team will look to compete again today, Monday, with a home game against Mendham after school.


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mr. Demarest

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Girls Field Hockey

Field Hockey beat Chester on Friday 7-1 with 3 goals from Lexi Buchanan, a goal and an assist from Cecelia Holl, a goal and an assist from Cassidy North, a goal and an assist from Reese Jones, a goal from Millie Moir, and an assist by Madison Candura. Field hockey has a home game against Mendham today after school.


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Ms. Kozimor

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Boys and Girls Cross Country

Cross Country Practice takes place tomorrow at 3:30 PM.


Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mrs. Erbe

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PTA Events & Information

Join or Renew Your 2022-23 PTA Membership

Individual Family membership $20
Staff membership $15


PTA Meet & Mingle, Oct. 3

Come to our Fall mixer for LVMS parents and guardians, happening Monday, 10/3, 7 p.m. at OMG Burger in Long Valley. New to the school? This is a great way to meet new friends and stay in the loop of PTA/School happenings. RSVP here.

New Date! The Family Color Run is rescheduled for Sunday, October 16th

Register your family or your student today! $15 for individuals, $25 for a family. This new date gives everyone an extra two weeks to fundraise for our biggest fundraiser of the year. We can’t wait to celebrate everyone on October 16. Still need to register your child for the fundraiser portion of the Color Run? Click here.

6th & 7th Grade Fall Socials - Registration is Open

Click here to register for either of these PTA sponsored Fall Socials:


7th Grade Scavenger Hunt. October 21, 6-8 p.m. Don’t miss this outdoor scavenger hunt in the LVMS Back Field. Chaperones and Supplies needed. Please click here to sign up.


6th Grade Skate Social, November 3, 6-8 p.m. Villa Roller Rink, 2121 Route 57 Washington, NJ. Wear your best glow attire at this drop-off event for 6th graders.


Open PTA Positions
We’re looking for some extra helping hands!
  • Holiday Shop Co-Chair
  • Student Assemblies Co-Chair
  • Teacher Grant Committee
  • Standing Rules Committee (establishes standing rules to amend our PTA Bylaws).
Please reach out to ptalvms@gmail.com if interested.


Apply for a Teacher Grant

To our LVMS Teachers: Do you have an idea not covered by your current budget that will take your curriculum to the next level? Apply for a PTA Teacher Grant today! Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the 2022-23 school year, as funds allow.


Save the Date for these PTA Events! Visit www.Lvmspta.org for details
10/3 - PTA Meet & Mingle, 7 p.m., OMG Burger, 141 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Long Valley

10/16 - 5K Family Color Run, 11 a.m., LVMS Back Field Click here to sign up.

10/21 - 7th Grade Fall Social/Scavenger Hunt, 6-8 p.m., LVMS Back Field, Click to register
11/1-4 - Scholastic Book Fair
11/2 - PTA Meeting
11/3 - 6th Grade Fall Social, Villa Roller Rink. Registration details to follow