ManvilleSD Community Update 5/20/22

Every child! Every day!

Board of Education Special Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 7 PM in the MHS Media Center for the MSD Board of Education meeting. During this meeting, the Board of Education will be interviewing potential BOE candidates and conducting regular BOE business.

Manville School District Announces Assistant Superintendent- Ms. Kelli Eppley

The Manville Board of Education is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Kelli Eppley as Assistant Superintendent for the Manville School District starting on July 10, 2022. Ms. Eppley has been an educator and leader for over twenty years. She has worked in the Hamilton Township School District, serving as a teacher, curriculum supervisor, and elementary school principal. She has worked on many large district initiatives in her roles, such as developing a standards-based report card, leading orientation and mentoring for new teachers and administrators, and implementing curriculum revision. She has presented professional development on many topics and has trained educators at the district and state levels. She has also supported students, teachers, parents, and other staff members through the pandemic.

Ms. Eppley earned her degrees at The College of New Jersey and Rutgers University. She has done additional coursework at Capella University. She has a strong background in early literacy, educational technology, instructional design, data-driven instruction, and trauma-informed practices. Ms. Eppley also serves as a mentor to new principals through the Leaders to Leaders Program. Ms. Eppley believes that the social-emotional needs of students must be met, along with their academic needs. She uses the same philosophy when working with parents and staff and seeks to build strong relationships to support their understanding and learning.

Ms. Eppley resides in Hamilton Township with her family, Paul, Ian, and their dog, Lily. She is excited to learn more about the Manville community and support every child every day.

Road Work on Brooks Boulevard

The final stages of the planned community road work on Brooks Boulevard are underway. This process will consist of milling and repaving Brooks from North 20th to Main Street. Depending on the weather, this process should be completed by the end of the first week of June. At times, access to the main entrances to the schools and Brooks Boulevard will be limited.

Students and parents are encouraged to plan for extra time to arrive and depart from school. Also, parents are encouraged to talk to their students about hazards to avoid. We will update our families to indicate the various closures in the coming days.

Unused Inclement Weather Day

The Manville Public School District has accumulated one “unused” snow day for the 2021-2022 School Year. As indicated on the Manville School District 2021-2022 Academic Calendar, this one unused day will be “given back,” and district schools will not be in session on May 31, 2022.

MHS Presents Grease!

Join us for our show on May 20 and 21 at 7 pm In the MHS Auditorium.

Tickets are only $10 and shows are May 19–21 at 7 p.m. Click to buy your tickets here!

MHS Scholarship Night

On June 2nd, Seniors will be recognized for their tremendous accomplishments at our annual Senior Awards Night. The event is held in the MHS auditorium at 6 PM and acknowledges the incredible achievements of our class of 2022.

ABIS 7th Grades Visit Camp Bernie!

Roosevelt School PTA Board Members Needed!

Roosevelt Colts love to learn and have fun,

That’s why we need help from everyone!

So think about things, think really hard

Then come and sign up to be a ROOSEVELT PTA STAR!!!

If you are interested, please email Roosevelt PTA at for more details and information. Just note the position you might be interested in.

Roosevelt School and Duke Farms partnered for educational learning experiences focused on plants and animals.

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Weston School Tricky Tray

The Weston PTA is sponsoring a Tricky Tray fundraiser on May 22nd to raise funds for Weston students and teachers. The event will occur at the Thomas J Kavanaugh VFW Post 2290 at 600 Washington Ave. Doors open at 12:30 pm, and tickets are $25 at the door. Admission includes dinner & 1 sheet of prize tickets, and additional prize tickets can be purchased the day of the event. This is a family-friendly event, and Children will receive a free gift! For more information, please email OR call Bonnie Burris at (484)-456-8034.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Community Partners

YMCA Summer Camp SOAR

Camp SOAR intends to provide a Summer of Outdoor Adventure and Recreation to children from under-resourced families in Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, Manville, and Franklin Township, who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The main source of program funding is a grant from Somerset County, which is made available through the American Rescue Plan. Additionally, the Y is partnering with Somerset County Parks Commission to host the camp at Colonial Park, which offers a versatile setting for a myriad of enriching summer camp activities.

Camp SOAR will run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hour opportunities beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. The camp is designed to offer children a robust camp experience that takes advantage of the outdoor opportunities afforded at Colonial Park, as well as other experiences that the Y integrates into all of its camp programs, such as STEM, literacy, arts and crafts, sports, physical activity, team-building, social-emotional learning, and character-building activities. Additionally, transportation by bus will be available from a central location in each town to bring children to camp in the morning and back at the end of the camp day. Children participating in extended hours will need independent transportation. Monday through Friday, the camp will also provide daily meals for the children.

For more information, please click here or contact Branch Executive Director, Ben Green at or 908-369-0490 x714.

For registration forms, please click here.

Manville Recreation Summer Programs

Registrations for Summer Programs are Open! – Residents can register online through Community Pass or in person at the Recreation Office.

RWJBH IFPR Hope and Healing Ida Program

RWJBH IFPR Hope and Healing Ida Program offer emotional support services, education, and community-based resources for individuals and families affected by the aftermath of the Ida Storm. The program aims to assist those impacted by the Ida storm to navigate new experiences better, mitigate stressors, review options and find strategies to adapt to challenges. They provide connections to agencies, programs, and other resources in the community. For more information, please contact Hopeline# 833-795-HOPE(833-795-4673), email or visit

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Free COVID Tests

All residential households in the United States are now eligible for an additional order of free at-home COVID-19 test kits through the United State Postal Service (USPS). Please note the following:

  • Each order now includes eight (8) rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Your order of eight (8) tests will come in two (2) separate packages, with four (4) tests per package. Each package will have its own tracking number.
  • Packages will ship free through USPS.

Order your tests here:

Mark Your Calendar!


June 8 - PreK Graduation Practice - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

June 10 - PreK Graduation - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


June 1 - Spring Concert - 6:00 p.m. 3rd Grade / 7:15 p.m. 4th Grade


May 20 - 8th Grade Dinner Dance - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

June 15 - 8th Grade Graduation - 7:00 p.m.


May 20 - 21 - MHS Drama Club Production of Grease - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

May 21 - Class of 2025 Spring Car Wash - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

May 26 - Prom - 6:00 p.m.

June 2 - Scholarship Night 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 8 - Spring Sports Awards - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

June 16 - MHS Graduation - 6:00 p.m.