All, we would like to thank everyone for their cooperation this morning with the change in the arrival procedures at Mountain Villa School as we prepared to remove the damaged tree on the property. This was a joint effort on everyone's part. The students, staff, bus drivers and parents were awesome this morning. We would like to especially thank the students; they were real troopers with the change in plans. They had to adapt very quickly, and they did a GREAT JOB. In addition, we would like to THANK those that were instrumental in completing the job. The Allamuchy Township helped with clearing the snow to get to the tree, and Precision Tree Service, Advance Tree Service, Bob Hegarty's Crane Service and the ATSD custodial staff all worked together to get it done. It truly was a joint effort with all parties being on the same page to complete a very challenging job (as you can see from the pictures). Again, we thank you very much for your cooperation with regard to completing the task that need to be done to ensure the safety of our Allumuchy Family and the facilities. Now we need to think SPRING! Click here to see additional pictures.
Congratulations to all of the participants in the grade 4-8 Allamuchy Township School Geography Bee, held on Friday, January 20, 2017. Sven Grabar, an 8th grade student, won the bee. Congratulations to all participants.
Teacher and Educator of the year for both ATS and MVS have been announced. Click here to view the results.
Save the Date! Allamuchy PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year will be held on Saturday April 29th, 2017 at the Allamuchy Township School at 6:00pm. Additional details coming soon! For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contrations to the 8th grade Allamuchy Battle of the Minds team which competed and won the Warren County Battle of the Minds Competition on November 3, 2016. Competitors included Kody Kucharski, Neha Hosanghadi, Audrey Lehneis, Monet Vala, Nicholas Colavito, and Sven Grabar.
Students in the Allamuchy Township School District showed their school spirit in December for a student council sponsored ugly sweater contest.
Congratulations to all of the participants in the grade 4-8 Allamuchy Township School Spelling Bee, held on Friday, January 6, 2017. Sven Grabar, an 8th grade student, won the bee. CONGRATULATIONS! Job well done.
Congratulations to students in grades 6-8 for their hard work in achieving honor roll or high honor roll during the first marking period of the 2016-17 school year!
Red Nose Day at ATS and MVS was a success! About 90% of the student population participated and approximately $300 was raised for donation.
The Allamuchy Township School District is full of talented and dedicated faculty and staff as well as hard working and creative students. It is with great pleasure that we announce the beginning of a district wide positive behavior initiative that was developed and fostered by our teachers. Within the next couple of weeks, you will be receiving grade level letters for your students in K-2, 3-5, and/or 6-8 from the team teachers themselves. We pride ourselves in being a district that embraces the following mission. Nurtures the unique talents and interests of each individual Supports social responsibility and a love of learning Embraces the total development of each student intellectually, morally and physically Develops confidence, creativity and skills necessary to face the challenges of a technologically advanced and ever-changing society Promotes a culture of mutual respect with all other community members We look forward to embracing the ‘PAWS’itive and encouraging outstanding character. We thank the PTO for their additional support to launch this program. Have a wonderful and well-deserved spring season and spring break.
On Monday, March 21, please have your children wear mismatched or colorful socks in awareness and support of Down Syndrome. On Wednesday, please wear green in awareness and support of Cerebral Palsy. Please click here to see more information.
Congratulations to the 6th grade class who was the Overall Winner for the US National Math Contest Sumdog! Thank you to the PTO for providing Sumdog for this class!
Congratulations to the Allamuchy Township School Chess Team for their hard work and 7th place finish at the Warren County Chess Tournament held at Rutherfurd Hall on March 1, 2016. Chess team participants included: Liam Aguilar, Jack Gordon, Ariana DiPaola, Zach Smith, Aryan Motyala, and Evan Conklin.
Third grade students recently explored the topic of "winter color" during a December Greenhouse Enrichment activity. Using a variety of evergreens, blue spruce, blue cedar berries, red stemmed dogwood, hemlock pine cones and even some "ever-yellows", they created a festive arrangement as each piece was discussed and added. All plant materials used were gathered from the school grounds and the cups were recycled from the cafeteria.
Congratulations to Matthew Cucciniello and Maggie Reardon for being the recipients of New York Jets tickets on November 29, 2015. The 6th grade students participated in the NFL Play60 Challenge for an entire month. At the conclusion of the month, the students that participated were entered into a drawing and Matthew and Maggie were chosen! They got to go on the field prior to the game as well as received a prize pack from Modells! Great Job and Congratulations!
Congratulations to our 3rd-5th grade girls who participated with nearly 1500 people and 600 girls in the Girls on the Run 5K yesterday morning. All girls were in great spirits and ran their hearts out! Congratulations to coaches Jenn Sauter, Cathy Cefaloni and Laurie Rapisardi who prepared these girls for a great experience along with their supportive families. Thank you Michelle Ricci, Divya Bahl, and Caitlyn Gleason who ran, along with our coaches, to give these girls an unforgettable experience. BIG thank you to Paige Schmiedeke who was also there to cheer our girls on!
November 11, 2015 To the editor: As a student at Allamuchy School District in Allamuchy, New Jersey, my concerns and issues are on pollution in bodies of water. One major issue is oil spills. Oil spills from an oil tanker create an oil slick that can affect areas of the ocean. Sewage that washes up onto beaches could affect the health of humans, plants, and animals. Over 70% of pollution at sea come from routine shipping and from the oil people pouring it down drains on land. I believe the solution to the problem can be solved in our society by education, laws, and economics by making people aware of the problem by banning together to organize community beach-cleaning sessions, make laws tougher for people who pollute, and the polluter should be fined a hefty penalty for them to behave in an environmentally responsible way. We can make pollution less of a problem and the world would be a better place. Teddy Schultz Jr. Allamuchy, New Jersey
Where: Allamuchy Twp. School Gymnasium When: THURSDAY November 12, 2015 at 9:00 am ***Please arrive by 8:50! RSVP to Ashley VanHaste at 973-534-4415 or email@example.com Andrea Aussems at 908-246-4548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in science enjoy doing labs and experiments in class. We have learned the scientific method and how to design a good experiment.
Week of Respect is Oct. 3-7. (The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act - P.L. 2010, c.122). Throughout the State of New Jersey, the week of October 3rd has been designated the WEEK OF RESPECT, devoted to teaching students about tolerance and acceptance of others through Character Education.
Character Counts and Safe School Week is Oct. 17-21. (N.J.S.A. 18A: 36-5.1). During the week of October 17th, students will take part in learning age-appropriate ways to further assist in understanding and preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 24-28. Red Ribbon Week is our nation’s oldest and largest drug and alcohol abuse prevention campaign of its kind. The focus is on making good choices and good decisions. Student Council will introduce several themed/spirit days to encourage students to make healthy choices.
Third grade has started their greenhouse enrichment classes. Our first lesson was on vegetables that grow underground. Students picked 4 types of plants that they had planted last year. The biggest turnip was 42 cm in diameter.
Bus Stop Pick-Up: Students should be standing at the bus stop a few minutes prior to the bus arrival to ensure timely pick-ups at each stop and prevent students from being in dangerous circumstances. Parents should stand with K-1 students until the bus arrives as well as be at the bus stop for student pick-up in the afternoon. Drop off at ATS: The bus lane is closed to through traffic during morning drop off and afternoon pick up hours. Please drop your students by the gym doors. Students in grades 3-5 may walk through the interior of the building to get to the cafeteria.
My hope is that the start to the year was a very positive one for you and your family. The community plays a large role in the development of our children and Allamuchy Day is one of those events where the whole community has the opportunity to come together. Please click here to see a flyer for ALLAMUCHY DAY 2015. There are many activities planned throughout the day! Hope to see you there! J. Flynn
With a handful of seed and two square feet of soil each, Mrs. DeAngelis' sixth graders began salad gardens during an April Life Science enrichment activity. The students worked in pairs planting radish, turnip, various lettuces, chard, kale, bok choy and mesculn. In May, they mulched the plants with straw in anticipation of a June harvest and class salad "feast".
Mrs. Amendolara came to visit first grade and do a great Earth Day lesson with the students. She taught them some tree vocabulary, made "tree stories" and discussed how to tell a tree's life story from looking at its rings. We also made tree "cookie" necklaces.
What bright futures our 8th graders have planned for themselves! During a Career Exploration unit, students researched professional paths of personal interest and presented their findings to the school community. Our annual Career Fair highlighted engineering, law, sports, medicine, science, business, and so much more. Our graduating class has gained insight into the challenges and rewards of careers, as well as the preparation required to achieve professional goals. Wishing each and every 8th grader a life of great success and happiness!
The first grade students completed a service learning project through Project Linus. They made four fleece tied blankets to donate to the program which give children who are hospitalized, involved in an accident, or fire. After the blankets were completed the students were personally thanked by a representative from Project Linus and incorporated their knowledge into a how to writing piece to help others make their own blankets.
New Jersey Department of Health Children’s Oral Health Program Celebrates “Sugar-Less Day To Prevent Tooth Decay 2015!”
The annual 8th Grade Career Fair will be held on Friday, April 24 in the Allamuchy Township School Gym. Visitors are welcome to tour the displays from 9am - 12:45pm and from 1:30 - 2:45. Come see what our students are considering for their futures!
On March 26 and 27, the Drama Club took the school to the world of Dr. Seuss. The Spring Musical, "Seussical, Jr." was performed for the school, followed by 2 evening performances for the community. The Drama Club featured 96 students in Grades 5-8. Congratulations to the cast and crew on a fun, wonderful show! Click here for a slideshow.
Vegetable, herb or flower? Mr. Lohse's 4th grade science class students were left guessing what their mystery seed would grow up to be during a recent greenhouse enrichment activity. After trying their hand at seed germination using a baggie and coffee filter, the students potted up their seedlings using an assortment of recycled yogurt, cereal, pudding and applesauce containers. In mid-May, the identity of each child's seed will be revealed. At that point, students will label and plant in the school courtyard garden. Next September, as fifth graders, they will have the opportunity to share in the harvest of their individual plant.
Put the latest school news and events in the palm of your hand. With the district app, you can keep up-to-date with relevant school news right from your mobile device. Click here for more information.
8th Graders have been studying chemical reactions. As part of this unit we created the polymer more commonly known as slime.
On the coldest night of the year, 123 students and parents came out to have some fun and win some prizes. Thanks to our dedicated teaching staff for putting this together! Click here to see some images of the event.
As the winter weather continues here in Allamuchy, this is a good opportunity to remind our school community of procedures and precautions taken to ensure student safety. Bus Stop Pick-Up: Students should be standing at the bus stop a few minutes prior to the bus arrival to ensure timely pick-ups at each stop and prevent students from being in dangerous circumstances. Parents should stand with K-1 students until the bus arrives as well as be at the bus stop for student pick-up in the afternoon. Drop off at ATS: The bus lane is closed to through traffic during morning drop off and afternoon pick up hours. Please drop your students by the gym doors. Students in grades 2-5 may walk through the interior of the building to get to the cafeteria during inclement or cold weather.
So far, the Allamuchy Township School has raised $6721.00 this year. In total over the past seven years, our school has donated over $26,000 to the American Heart Association. Students in grades 2-4 participate. The students create routines and perform them on the day of the event. This picture is of the 2nd grade winners.
Every year Kindergarten welcomes Mr. Frank from Blue Ridge Lumber. He shows the students all different kinds of wood and shows them how to be safe while working with wood. Blue Ridge Lumber generously donates wood boards for all of the Kindergarten students for a very special Valentine’s Day gift for their families. To see more, please click here.
During our visit with the classes, there was a loud commotion, A SURPRIZE GUEST APPEARED!! This visit/appearance, just capped off an already special day! I sent photos to some experts including Royal Nadeau, Ph.D. a member of the Environmental Commission. He advised that we had found a young American Eel. It is one of the few catadromous fishes in the world! That means that the species reproduces in the ocean and migrates to fresh water to grow and mature. To see the entire article and more pictures, click here.
The Eighth graders have been studying chemical reactions in physics class. They have learned how to balance reactions and enjoyed experimenting with chemicals.
Congratulations to Allamuchy’s Teachers and Educators of the Year. ATS: Mr. White and Mrs. Boden MVS: Mrs. Davey and Mrs. Pulver
Congratulations to Robbie Donnelly, the champion of this year's School-wide Spelling Bee! Robbie will represent Allamuchy at the Preliminary Regional round on February 26, 2015. Please click here for more information about this year's spelling bee.
Thanks to generous grant funding from the Allamuchy Environmental Commission Clean Communities Fund, the Allamuchy Township Second Graders had the opportunity to actively participate in the Dove Environmental Clean Communities “New Jersey Wildlife Habitats & Litter” program in December. This fun, hands-on, interactive educational program enhanced the students’ animal habitat study. The children learned valuable lessons about the importance of keeping our environment clean for the health and safety of our animal population.
The seventh graders enjoyed making models of volcanoes. They designed the type of volcano and the location.
(Allamuchy, New Jersey, December 16, 2014) --- Julian Coballes, an 8th grade student at Allamuchy Township School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Friday, December 12, 2014 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school Bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee.
Lessons that connect to real-life create lasting impressions for students. As part of a Social Studies unit on freedom of speech and freedom of the press, students in Joanne Ferguson’s 7th grade classes wrote Letters to the Editor about issues of concern in our world, nation, and community.
How do awesome Second Grade Teachers celebrate the 50th day of school? We dress up in 50's fashion with poodle skirts and lettermen jackets. Then have the students take a time hop back to the good ole days!
A big thank you to the Hackettstown Rotary for donating dictionaries to the entire third grade. We had fun learning new words and will use them throughout our schooling.
Our Allamuchy Cross Country team has been down a very long path with an impressive 13 students. They have put in a lot of work training hard every day. The team has shown that you can always improve, especially when you compete with passion, effort, and respect for the sport.
The Allamuchy second graders enjoyed a fun, fact-filled, hands-on assembly with field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka thanks to a special grant from the Allamuchy PTO.
The seventh grade enjoyed their trip to the Sterling Mineral Museum!
To invite a friend or family member who is a Veteran or who is presently serving in the United States Armed Forces, click here for our flyer
The week of October 6th was the New Jersey Week of Respect. Respect is defined as a feeling or attitude of admiration and deference towards somebody or something. This week was important for us all to remember the importance of respecting diversity and appreciating others.
SMILE! Oral Health came to the Allamuchy Township School District on Wednesday October 1, 2014. Dr. Maietta and Nurse Gloria Aldana from the Zufall Health Center Dental Van Program visited Allamuchy Township School District and provided free dental exams that included cleanings and fluoride to students that attend both Allamuchy Township School and Mountain Villa School.
Eighth graders are learning about measurement in Physical Science. In this lab they are doing mass and volume determinations.
Dear Parents, In the interest of bus stop safety, we are requesting that the parent/designee of kindergarten and first grade students meet their child at the bus stop to pick up as they disembarks from the bus. We are dismissing the older students first, followed by the younger students. Thank you in advance for your support.