Hello November

A Look at October

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Communicating gratitude is always important, but especially at Thanksgiving.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Important November Information

Below you will find some exciting October moments, along with some important upcoming dates and events. As we enter the month of November, we would like to thank you all for your effort and dedication to supporting the VTHS vision. As the first marking period comes to a close, we are hopeful that your child is excited to continue their 2022-2023 educational journey as a proud Viking! #WeAreVTHS

**Please note that the end of the first marking period is on Wednesday, November 9th. All missing assignments are due by this date, as the grade book will be closed shortly after.

School Closure/Early Dismissal Dates:

November 10-11th, New Jersey Teacher’s Convention

November 23rd- Early Dismissal

November 24-25th- Thanksgiving Recess

Important Dates/Events

On Tuesday, November 1st, Lors Studios will be holding Underclassmen photo makeups in school from 7:30am-1:30pm.

There will be a NJ HESSA Financial Aid Infomational Session for Senior Parents from 6-8:30pm in the VTHS Auditorium on Wednesday, November 2nd. Please be sure to reach out to your child's counselor with any questions you may have.

On November 4th, students in Driver's Ed will be taking their written Driver's Ed exam in the HS gym starting at 7:15am.

The Fall Wind Ensemble Concert will take place on Wednesday, November 9th from 7-9pm in the high school auditorium.

Marking period 1 ends on November 9th. The Genesis parent portal will open on November 16th.

November 14th is the LAST day to schedule your Junior Parent meetings with your child's counselor. Please be sure to reach out as soon as possible to reserve your appointment.

November 17th from 12:30-1:30- SCA Meeting. Please click on the link for additional information about all of the fantastic events our SCA hosts.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 820 8074 6071
Passcode: vernonsca

As always, we are beyond grateful for having such a supportive community, working together to provide your children with the best educational experience possible. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to support you and your family in any way that we can.


Lindsay Young, Nick Demsak & Brian James

It is that time of year again where we have the opportunity to recognize one Educator and one Educational Service Professional for their hard work and dedication to our students and our school. Governor Educator of the Year gives us the chance to highlight the successes of one of our amazingly talented educators and ESP's and celebrate their efforts. Attached is the information regarding how to make a recommendation. Please complete and submit your recommendations to Lindsay Young (lleduc@vtsd.com) by November 7th.

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Victoria Annunziata celebrates the Week of Respect with our Viking Spirit Week!

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"Anything but a Backpack" Day. Leave your negative baggage at home!

"Jersey Day"... Everyone counts!

Fall Pep Rally

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What a wonderful honor as an educator...Football players ask their favorite teacher to wear their away jerseys. #VikingPride

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A huge congratulations to our 2022 Homecoming King and Queen, Colin Geisen and Natalia Arroyo!

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Students celebrated a night of music and dancing at our 2nd annual Homecoming Dance.

Mrs. Cosfeld's Psychology class spends some time outdoors with Hugo, a therapy dog.

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Senior "Paint Your Parking Spot" Activity!

A huge thank you to the Senior Class, our Student Council, and Kelly Mitchell for supporting our students in such a fun and positive activity!

Hispanic Heritage Month Comes to an End

VTHS ended Hispanic Heritage Month with a brief recognition of three of our Hispanic faculty members. Mrs. Paulino, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, Mrs. Young whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, and Mrs. Gonzalez who is also from the Dominican Republic. They shared some beautiful stories about their family's heritage.

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Inside VTHS

Check out some of the amazing things going on inside our classrooms.

Students dissecting owl pellets in Ms. Illifs Science class.

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Students having some fun in Ms. DePianos Drivers Ed class!

Our VTHS Key Club members planted tulip bulbs in our courtyard. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, this Key Club project is to promote awareness and hope. When they bloom in the spring, Key Club will once again draw attention to the symbolic presence of hope.

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A huge congratulations to the VTHS Marching Band! They placed 1st in the USBand Yamaha Competition over the weekend! So proud of you all!

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An exceptional Music in the Mountains Program was held on October 28th at Anthony Macerino Stadium. The Vernon Township High School Marching Band hosted twelve NJ high schools to perform while being judged by the prestigious US Bands.

Congratulations to Mrs. Murolo and our talented theater students on a successful performance of the show "Middletown."

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Happy Halloween!!!!

Our Unified Program hosted a Halloween Costume Contest during unit lunch. Prizes were awarded to students with the scariest, most creative, and funniest costumes!

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VTHS Administration Team

Mrs. Lindsay Young, Principal

Mr. Nicholas Demsak, Assistant Principal

Dr. Brian James, Assistant Principal