The Monday Minute

Week of September 19th @ LVMS

We have another busy week at LVMS! Clubs and Sports are underway, and this week is also Fall Picture Day.

As we move into the third week of the school year, if you haven't done so, please register and begin to utilize PickUp Patrol to report student attendance information, late arrivals, early dismissals, and walking from school. On October 1st phone calls and written notes will no longer be accepted! More information on PickUp Patrol is found below.

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

All families should have received an invitation email to enroll in PickUp Patrol (email came directly from PickUp Patrol). If you have not already, please register for and create your account.


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.

LVMS will continue to accept phone calls for absences / hand-signed parent notes for early dismissal and walking until October 1, thereafter all LVMS Parents/Guardians will be expected to enter ALL attendance information exclusively on PickUp Patrol.

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.

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Student Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures

It is preferred that LVMS students ride buses to/from school. Since our parking lot is not structured for parent drop-off or pick-up, our buses are the easiest way to ensure timely arrival and dismissal. Of course, we know parent drop-off/pick-up is occasionally necessary and information specific to those procedures will be coming to parents soon. Please note that, effective immediately, students will not be permitted to enter the building until 8:30am unless they are participating in a club/program meeting before school begins - the club/program advisor will arrange to meet the students at our main entry on club days and provide supervision before the school day begins.

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.
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Ski & Snowboard Club

An interest sign-up sheet will be posted outside of homerooms until 9/30. If you want to join or are just thinking it might be something you'd like to try, sign up. More details to follow in October!

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 Wednesday, September 28 after school until 4:15.

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All students interested in LVMS Live should attend our introductory meeting on

Monday, September 19th, from 3:30- 4. If you are interested but unable to attend, please email Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Kays, or Mrs. Melda to confirm your interest.

Free 2 Be

Free 2 Be club supports students' efforts to raise awareness and acceptance within our school community and meets every 2nd and 4th Monday before school. Come to where everyone is Free 2 Be exactly who they are! Free 2 Be starts on October 10th. Please see Mrs. Hollman with any questions.

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.



Please be sure to check out the LVMS Sports Portal for all schedules / sports team updates.

As a reminder, the deadline for all sports forms and physicals has passed. Late forms will, unfortunately, not be accepted.

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

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team lost a hard fought game versus Mount Olive on Friday. The team will attempt to even their record when they take on Frelinghuysen tomorrow after school.

Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mr. Petrucelli


Girls Soccer

The Girls soccer team that we will have practice on Monday after school from 3:30--5:30 with uniform distribution. The first game will be away game at Frelinghuysen on Tuesday.

Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mr. Demarest


Girls Field Hockey

Field Hockey has an away game against Mendham! Good Luck Panthers!

Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Ms. Kozimor


Boys and Girls Cross Country

Congratulations to our Cross Country Athletes for taking on the first race of the season this past Friday against Black River Middle School. Today, our Cross Country Team will race against Mount Olive Middle School! This will be a home Meet here at LVMS. Good luck to all our Cross Country athletes!

Fall 2022 Team Schedule

Coach: Mrs. Erbe


PTA Events & Information

Join or Renew Your 2022-23 PTA Membership

Individual Family membership $20
Staff membership $15

Color Run Fundraiser & 10/1 Event

The PTA’s Color Run fundraiser has begun. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $25,000 and register your LVMS student today! Fundraising will be followed by a 5K Family Color Run on Saturday, 10/1 at 11 a.m. at LVMS to celebrate everyone’s efforts! Each student is encouraged to get donations to win incentives.

You may also support the fundraiser by sponsoring a “Color" at the Color Run for $200. As a sponsor, your business/family name will be placed at one of the color stations. Questions? Contact Event Chairs Michelle Els or Chris Satmary,

New Date for the 7th Grade Fall Social: 10/21

Register now for the 7th Grade Fall Social, happening Friday, October 21st. This fun scavenger hunt with minute-to-win-it competitions will take place in the LVMS Back Field, 6-8 pm. Discounted $20 rate for PTA Members! Parent volunteers are needed to chaperone or donate supplies. Click here to sign up.

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 if interested.