The Monday Minute

Week of February 13th @ LVMS

We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

This is the final week to order a LVMS 2022-23 Yearbook. The final day to submit an order is Wednesday, February 15th. More information is included below.

As a reminder, next Monday, February 20th, all Washington Township Schools will be closed in observance of Presidents Day!

Drum Café Assembly

NJHS 7th & 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance

We had almost 400 students join us at the NJHS Sponsored 7th & 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance. Thank you to Mrs. Smith and the NJHS for organizing this event and raising money for the American Heart Association!

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

LVMS Live - 2/7/2023

LVMS Live 2-7-23

2022-23 LVMS Yearbook Order!


Don't forget to order your 2022-23 LVMS Yearbook!
CLICK HERE​ for online order - Deadline to order is February 15, 2023
School Name - Long Valley Middle School
Job #: 4877

8th Grade Families - Order your Yearbook Ads Here!

The Yearbook Staff at Long Valley Middle School invites you to make a memorable addition to the 2022-23 Yearbook in the form of a WELL WISHER. Some parents surprise their graduate with this gift. All Ads must be purchased by February 15, 2023. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS will be accepted beyond that submission date. Only one ad per student is allowed. See attached flyer for instructions & more information.

Please contact Mrs. Burke or Ms. Denny directly with any additional questions.

Black History Month - February 2023

Recognized annually since 1976, Black History Month is celebrated each year in February to pay tribute to honor the accomplishments of African Americans throughout our history. In addition to honoring Black History Month in our academic classes, students can check out our Black History Month Collection in the LVMS Library. These are only a small selection of titles that are available. Please see our Librarian Mrs. Taylor-Flynn with more questions or for additional recommendations! You can also click here for the LVMS Library Website!

Public and Permanent: an assembly on responsible technology use for parents

Save the Date! Please join us at 7:00 PM at Benedict A. Cucinella School on February 27, 2023 for a Parent Assembly on Responsible Use of Technology.

Presenter Mr. Richard Guerry will present to all LVMS Students on 2/28/23 during school as well.

NJHS Upcoming Events

The National Junior Honors Society will be sponsoring the following events:

Flowers for Friends: 2/1 - 2/13

Students can purchase carnations for $1.00 and write a message to be sent to a friend at LVMS. Forms will be found in Homerooms. Flowers will be delivered on 2/14/23.

Annual Staff vs. Student Basketball Game: 3/3 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

When: Friday, March 3rd from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Where: LVMS

Who: All LVMS Students

Tickets: $5 per person sold during lunches starting 2/28 (NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR)

Other: There will be snacks and a 1/2 time raffle


Spring Intramurals

Spring Intramurals SIGN UPS are now open for all interested students in grades 6-8th. Permission slips are available in Room 29 with Mr. Inskeep or in the Guidance Office with Mrs. Werneke. Signups will be open until February 24th but and are on a first come first serve basis. Enrollment is limited to 50 students.

Spring Intramurals Information:

When: Begins Friday, March 10th

Normal Meeting Times: Monday / Wednesday - 3:30 - 4:45 PM

Permission Slips: Due by Friday, February 24th (or sooner if max enrollment met)

Permission Slip

Contact: Mr. Inskeep and Mrs. Werneke

Spring Intramurals Website

LVMS Music Department Updates

West Morris Area Chorus Concert

On January 23rd, the LVMS Quint Chorus combined with other schools in the West Morris Area to perform a concert. The schools involved were Mendham Twp. Middle School, Mountain View Middle School, Black River Middle School, West Morris Central High School and West Morris Mendham High School.

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7th & 8th Grade Jazz Band

On February 1st, the 7th and 8th Grade Band and the LVMS Jazz Band performed a concert side by side with the West Morris Jazz Band and the West Morris Concert Band.
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Spring Sports Paperwork

All paperwork and physicals for Spring Sports will be due on Friday, March 17th. Please CLICK HERE for additional information and paperwork. Late forms or incomplete packets cannot be accepted after Friday, March 17th.

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

Boys Baseball

Boys Baseball - 7th / 8th Grades

Coach Dauchert


Attention all 7th and 8th grade students interested in signing up for baseball. Sign ups will begin Tuesday, February 14, outside of the North Gym. Please make sure to supply your name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the signup sheet.

There will be an organizational meeting for all 7th and 8th grade players interested in trying out on Wednesday, February 22.

Girls Softball

Girls Softball - 7th / 8th Grades

Coach Demarest


All 7th & 8th grade girls interested in playing for the LVMS softball team this Spring should sign up outside Rm. 26. Coach Demarest´s Room.

Please complete and return to Coach the player form ASAP.(found by the sign up sheet (Rm.26)

Try-out dates will be announced and posted on the Website in March

Boys and Girls Track and Field

Boys and Girls Track & Field** - 6th - 8th Grades

Coach Petrucelli

Coach Kays

Boys Website

Girls Website

**Track & Field is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students

Attention all 6th through 8th grade students interested in signing up for Spring track, signups will begin today, 2/13/23 outside Coach Petrucelli's room (room 38) near the main office.

Please make sure to supply your name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the signup sheet, as well as take a packet.

Please see or email Coach Petrucelli or Coach Kays with any questions or concerns.

PTA Events & Information

Order LVMS SpiritWear 2/10-26

The LVMS online SpiritWear store is now open February 10-26. CLICK HERE to order. Remember: $5 per item sold goes back to the PTA! Thank you for your support.

March PTA Meeting

Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00PM in LVMS Library

Not A PTA Member? Become One!

It’s never too late to be a part of the LVMS PTA. Your membership helps the PTA enhance your child’s experience at LVMS. It provides student assemblies, teacher grants, holiday shop, hosts scholastic book fair, spirit wear, grade level socials, and the 8th grade celebration. It also builds a stronger, more inclusive school community and is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education. Please visit MEMBERHUB to join today!

For more information on the 2023 Washington Township School Zero Tax Impact Referendum please be sure to visit our website at or join us at one of our Community Forums:


February 13th @ BAC - 7:00 PM

February 22nd @ LVMS - 7:00 PM

March 1st @ OFRS - 7:00 PM

March 7th @ FKS - 7:00 PM


The 2023 Referendum features a Zero Tax Impact to community members and focuses on new capital improvement projects that have direct educational and safety impacts on our students and teaching staff!

LVMS: Installation of Building Generator, Major HVAC Upgrades (including central air conditioning), Updates and additions of STEM spaces, Paving/Sidewalk Repairs

BAC: Media Center Improvement, Paving / Drainage Enhancements, Outdoor Upgrades

FKS: Major HVAC Upgrades (including central air conditioning), Boiler / Window Updates, Media Center Improvements, Roof Replacements, Paving/Sidewalk Repairs

OFRS: Media Center Improvements, Paving/Sidewalk Repairs, ADA access playground

Additional information available HERE!