The Monday Minute

Week of February 20th @ LVMS

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!

Please check the "Upcoming Dates" and "Reminders" Sections below as there are a few important events coming up in the next few weeks at LVMS. To highlight a few: 2/22 is Dr. Turnamian's Community Referendum Meeting at LVMS, 2/27 is the Public and Permanent Digital Citizenship Parent Assembly, and the week of 2/27 students will take the "Climate, Culture, and SEL Survey". Additionally, 3/17 ALL paperwork for students interested in playing Spring Sports is due!

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

International Friday!

Every Friday during the morning announcements, some of our LVMS students showcase their different backgrounds by saying a "Good Morning" phrase in their native language. This idea was created to establish a welcoming learning community by showcasing different backgrounds and languages at LVMS.

Recent Participants

Mila Chevallier - French

Sara Hernandez - Spanish

Joanna Lee - Korean

Stella Berdichevskiy - Russian

Micaela Mattos - Portuguese

Please contact Sra Ezeta if you would like to be part of the International Friday and share a language that you speak at home!

LVMS Live - 2/14/2023

LVMS Live February 14, 2023

LVMS Climate, Culture, and SEL Survey 2023

During the week of February 27th, all LVMS Students will complete an electronic student survey. The goal of this "Climate, Culture, and SEL Student Survey" is to poll our student body to gain basic information about the students’ current experiences at LVMS, and to gather ideas from students that might enhance their middle school experience and opportunities in the future.

Please CLICK HERE to view the notification letter and post that was sent to all LVMS Students and Families on February 15th. In the letter, you will find more specific information about the Student Survey, including question samples, topics from the survey, as well as an opt out request form should you feel necessary. Please feel free to reach out to your child's grade level counselor 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!

Pet Therapy Visits LVMS - 2/23/23

Sponsored by the Long Valley Junior Women's Club, LVMS students will have the opportunity to participate in Animal Therapy Visits. Organized through the company Creature Comforts, students will have an option to experience Pet Therapy through some of our Wellness Cycle classes throughout the remainder of the school year. Students will be able to sign up (if they choose) to participate in this program to have the opportunity of visiting with certified professionals and therapy animals to experience Pet Therapy and the many benefits it provides.

Due to accommodating small groups for each visit, visits will only be attended by certain classes each time. By the end of the year, all students will be provided with this opportunity through their Wellness Classes.

Please contact your child's Guidance Counselor with any specific questions!

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:

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


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!