March 2019


“Kindness is like snow–It beautifies everything it covers.”

~Kahlil Gibran

  • Tuesday, March 5: Psychology Honor Society Ceremony – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Upper Library
  • Wednesday, March 6: Mr. Frentzko’s Akido class – 2:15 – 2:30 pm – Cafe
  • Thursday, March 7: SCA Meeting 9:15- 10:15 am – Conference Room B
    Pass It Along 2019 Scholar Athlete Banquete at Perona Farms
    BOE Work Session – 7:00- 9:00 pm Lounsberry Hollow
  • Friday, March 8: SCA Bingo Night – 7:30-10:30 pm Cafe
  • Friday 3/8-3/10: Robotics Competition at Mount Olive High School
  • Sunday, March 10: Daylight Savings Begins
  • Tuesday, March 12: BOE Special Budget Meeting – 7:00-9:00 pm – Lounsberry Hollow
  • Wednesday, March 13: Mr. Frentzko’s Akido class – 2:15- 3:30pm – Cafe
  • Thursday, March 14: Open Mic Night – 5:30 – 8:00pm – Senior Cafeteria
    BOE Public Meeting – 7:00-9:00pm – Lounsberry Hollow
  • Sunday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • Monday, March 18: Project Self-Sufficiency’s Vernon Pop-Up Prom Shop!
    10:00am-4:00pm RV will be parked behind Senior Cafe. Please see their flyer on the Digital Backpack
  • Tuesday, March 19: Mr. Frentzko’s Akido Class – 2:15 – 3:30pm – Cafe
    BOE Public Meeting – 7:00-9:00pm Lounsberry Hollow
  • Wednesday, March 20: First Day of Spring
    Senior Citizen Dinner Theater (SCADT)
  • Thursday, March 21: Spring Musical “9 to 5” 7:00 – Auditorium*
  • Friday, March 22: Spring Musical “9 to 5” 7:30pm – Auditorium*
  • Saturday, March 23: Spring Musical “9 to 5” – 7:30 pm – Auditorium*
    * The ticket link to buy tickets to “9 to 5” is:
  • Wednesday, March 27: Mr. Frentzko’s Aikido class – 2:15- 3:30pm – Cafe
    The Greater Morris County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Football Scholar -Athlete Dinner
    Jazz Pops Concert – 7:30pm – Auditorium
  • Friday, March 29: Keith Hawkins for sophmores – gymnasium
  • Fri. March 29-Sat. March 30:  Shark Tank / Hackathon
  • Fri., March 29-Sun. March 31: Robotics Competition at Mongomery High School in Skillman , NJ


   Additional Information



At this year’s Pass It Along Scholar Athlete Banquet, our scholar athlete being honored is Madison DeVries and our Teacher/Coach of Excellence is Steve Carlson. Congratulations to both of our honorees!

This year we will be honoring Travis Schneider at this Football-Scholar Athlete Dinner. Congratulations, Travis!

Congratulations to Mr. Bill Foley who has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator.  To earn this distinction, Mr. Foley demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

The Academic Decathlon Team had an impressive day in early February. The team finished third place in Super Quiz, third place in our region and seventh place in the State. Please note that Christian Fieldhouse took home 3rd place as an Overall Decathlete.


Here is the list of student medals:


Academic Decathlon – Region 2 Awards:


  • 3rd Place overall
  • 3rd Place Super Quiz


  • Overall Decathlete:
  • 3rd Place – Christian Fieldhouse (Varsity level)


  • Essay:
  • Honorable Mention – Dan McKeon
  • Bronze – Sam DuPont


  • Mathematics:
  • Honorable Mention – Altin Ukella
  • Silver – Christian Fieldhouse
  • Gold – Peter Fetz
  • Gold – Dan McKeon


  • Language & Literature:
  • Honorable Mention – Sam Dupont
  • Bronze – Peter Fetz
  • Gold – Christian Fieldhouse


  • Interview:
  • Honorable Mention – Peter Fetz
  • Honorable Mention – Dan McKeon
  • Honorable Mention – David Rusnak
  • Silver – Shane Brennan


  • Economics:
  • Honorable Mention – Sam DuPont
  • Bronze – Christian Fieldhouse


  • Music:
  • Gold – Christian Fieldhouse
  • Silver – Sam DuPont


  • Art:
  • Bronze – Katie Herz
    • Science:
  • Bronze – Wesley Sanders
  • Honorable Mention – Dan McKeon
  • Silver – Christian Fieldhouse


  • Social Science:
  • Honorable Mention – Alton Ukella
  • Honorable Mention – Sam DuPont
  • Silver – Christian Fieldhouse


  • Speech:
  • Silver – Katie Herz
  • Bronze – Sam DuPont

Congratulations to all of our winners! We wish you all the best in your upcoming state competition!


Congratulations to Sydney Sparta who represented Vernon Township High School at the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Region 4 Contest on February 6th. Sydney did an exceptional job and we are very proud of her accomplishments!


Congratulations to all of the students who were inducted into the Vernon Township High School Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society on February 6th.  Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for the names of all of our Tri-M members.


Congratulations to all of the students who were inducted into the Vernon Township High School Troupe of the International Thespian Society on February 11th. Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for the names of all our Thespian Society members.


Many thanks to all of the CTE teachers and students who made the Preschool CTE Field Trip to VTHS a most enjoyable one! It was wonderful seeing so many smiling faces!

Our Singing Valentine Singers also brought smiles to many faces as they sang their hearts out–over and over again–on Valentine’s Day! Many thanks to all of the singers and to those who donated to make this event a huge success! This year’s singers were: Cole Benkendorf, Alex Bisanzio, Mark Bosma, Emma Cahill,

Jess Carfello, Matt Charuka, Heather Cordero, Amanda Cueman, Giana DeRosa, Emily Doumanis, Nathan Fitch, Bryce Grier, Blake Harrsch, Tessa Heidt, Kylie Imbimbo, Kayla Landi, Sebastian Leak, Paloma Lupino, Alex MacPherson, Emily Norris, Tim Nuzzetti, Justin Shea, Kelsie Shinall, Mike Tlatelpa, Jackie Trost, Michele Wagner, Reyna Whitty and Waylon Woody.


Congratulations to the students who were inducted and/or recognized at our English Honor Society Induction on February 26th. Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for a list of all the Junior and Senior Inductees and our Senior Members.

Congratulations to the students who were inducted into the Mathematics Honor Society on February 25th. Please see the program on the VTHS Digital Backpack for a list of the honor society members.

We would like to thank Mrs. Kate Romeo for inviting representatives from One Hit Away. Our juniors and seniors were an exceptional audience and learned a lot of valuable lessons from the presentation. The challenges of living with a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) provided our students with great insight about its ramifications.

Finally, we would like to recognize our students for their wonderful cooperation during our recent 2-hour “blackout.” Their outstanding behavior was greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!


Please be sure check out the VTHS athletics website for updates as we move from the winter into the spring sports season! There is always something wonderful happening in the world of VTHS sports.