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Hopatcong Loves To Read

Durban Avenue celebrates the “Love of Reading” week with a very special visitor who loves NJ Reading is fun! Durban is great! An Author is coming to celebrate! Attention all interested book lovers- The Durban Avenue School and HEPTO are hosting famous New Jersey native and Author, Lisa Funari Willever on Thurs., March 5.  Willever has written a special “Nicky Fifth’s” series of books numbered one through eight that celebrate a young boy’s discovery of the many different towns and attractions housed in our beautiful garden state! Many of our 4th and 5th grade students have been avidly reading the series and are totally
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Palm Sunday Concert

The Unity Choir will present its annual Palm Sunday afternoon concert on March 29 at 4 p.m. More than 40 singers from area churches will perform Faure’s Requiem at First United Methodist Church in Newton. Henry Repp will be directing as well as accompanying on the three manual Peragallo pipe organ. Harpist will be Andre Tarantiles. David Young will return as the bass soloist. New to the Newton area will be Cassandra Lambros who will serve as soprano soloist as well as violinist. Additional pieces will include Cantique de Jean Racine, also by Faure. Rehearsals are set for Sat., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.; Sun., March
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Dodgeball Is Back

West Morris Central High School PTTO presents its 2015 Dodgeball Tournament in support of West Morris Central High School Projection Graduation. It’s time for West Morris Central High School and Long Valley Middle School students to show your talents on the court and prove your dodgeball know-how.  The tournament will take place on Fri., Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the West Morris Central HS gym.  There will be two tournaments: Middle School Tourney (6th grade to 8th grade) and High School Tourney (9th grade to adult). Teachers/parents welcome). Cost is $5 per player, Spectator Admission is $2.  There will be prizes including Best Team Uniform. 
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Humanitarian Efforts Are In Full Force At Netcong Elementary School

Humanitarian Efforts Are In Full Force At Netcong Elementary School   By Ejvind Boccolini Netcong Elementary School teachers and students are often involved with programs to raise awareness about important humanitarian issues, and they are known to take action to get results. One program they were involved with is helpful to children suffering with cancer, and another program works toward ensuring literacy around the world. In January, the Netcong School Student Council organized a fundraiser to help kids with cancer, and Kim Arbolino, Student Council Advisor, led this Jan. 21 event. Arbolino said, “This was something that we wanted to do
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Hopatcong Women’s Club

Five members of the Hopatcong Woman’s Club attending the Highland’s District Assistance Program on Jan. 14. Amazing things are happening in our region with the volunteers that we have, and more are always welcome! Annual Fashion Show- Our Club continues its fundraisers for our multiple causes, and top on the list is our planned, Sun. April 19, Fashion Show at Perona Farms in Andover Township, from 12:30 p.m.-to 4 p.m. The Show will feature clothing and accessory fashions from Melania Fashions of Randolph, a silent auction, door prizes, and lots of fun for all! A buffet luncheon will be served,
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Hopatcong Receives Grant For Professional Development

The Hopatcong School District has been selected as one of 16 districts in New Jersey to receive grant funding to participate in the Achievement Coaches Program. The announcement was made Feb. 2 by the Department of Education. The program was initiated by the NJDOE to identify outstanding educators and provide them with additional professional development whereby they can share their expertise with colleagues.  This state-wide effort puts teachers at the center of improving the quality of training for teachers as leaders and coaches. The Hopatcong School District will receive $35,000 for the program which runs from Feb. 1, through Aug.
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Hopatcong Students Learn Harmony

Feb. 8-14 has been designated as Harmony Awareness Week by the international organization of Harmony, Inc.  In recognition of this week, Harmony in Motion (the NJ chapter of this women’s a cappella singing organization in Sussex County) hopes to reach over two hundred students to help them become aware of this special style of harmony. Harmony in Motion visited Hopatcong High and middle schools on Tues., Feb. 10, to educate and entertain the choral classes. Harmony in Motion introduced the a cappella barbershop style of singing to various youth organizations within the Sussex County schools, as it visited Lenape Valley
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Regional Schools’ Music Concert

Netcong Elementary School participated in its annual “All Schools’ Concert” where the band and chorus programs from Netcong, Lenape Valley Regional High School, Byram Intermediate School, and Stanhope School come together to play music and sing. The regional schools performed a variety of musical numbers together which provided a memorable and special event for all area community members to enjoy. Sandy Jensen, Netcong School’s Band/Chorus Director has been involved in this event for many years. Each band and chorus teacher from the local schools led their own arrangement with the combined choirs. “This is a chance for all the regional
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Poster Contest In Netcong

Netcong Elementary School would like to congratulate Linda Cannon’s 5th grade science students who entered a poster contest on how to conserve energy with the New Jersey Natural Gas Company.  Students designed their posters on ways people can conserve energy at home and at school or work.  Although no one from the 5th grade won the top prizes, all students received several items like rulers, pencils, erasers, and flashlights for their participation in the contest. “It was a fun activity and many innovative ideas were discovered,” says Cannon. We enjoyed the challenge of designing posters and we thank NJ Natural
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Netcong Board of Education Recognition Month

In a time when our society is consistently overscheduled, we need to remember to thank those volunteers who do so much for our New Jersey educational system. The Netcong Board of Education is vested in the community and school to ensure each and every child is provided with a rigorous education involving innovation, individual attention, 21st Century skills, and technology. Superintendent Pio Pennisi, Business Administrator Nicole Sylvester, Principal Gina Cinotti, and Kate Walsh, elementary supervisor, collectively and collaboratively work together with the Board on educational, financial, and facility concerns. The Administrative Team and the Board are in dialogue on setting
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