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Time Change for August 24th BOE Meeting

Statement for August 24, 2023 Time Change

Artstanding Friday, May 19th, at LHS!


Dear Vernon School Community,

Please join us at our annual “Artstanding” program held on the indoor and outdoor campus of Lounsberry Hollow School on Friday, May 19th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, one of our largest community activities of the year.

This annual art festival is an event you and your family do not want to miss.  “Artstanding” features student artwork, student performances, interactive opportunities, tie dye station, mural creation, drum circle, and food.

Food is for purchase, cash only, as well as other novelties.  This fantastic night out is a free event, open to the public, designed to highlight the VTSD students’ work within the visual, performing, and practical arts from grades K-12. This program would not be possible without the generous support and a Pride Grant from the Vernon Township Education Association and the NJEA, as well as the support of the parents and guardians of the Executive School and Community Association. This festival, featuring music, visual art, theatrical productions, dancing, robotics, technology, culinary creations, virtual reality, and hands-on activities, is fun for the whole family. Don’t miss it!



BOE Celebrations

This week’s Board of Education meeting was filled with celebrations. First, we had the swearing-in of our re-elected members Joe Sweeney, Kelly Mitchell, & Jen Pellet. Then we had our new Superintendent, Russ Rogers, and Assistant Superintendent, Rosemary Gebhardt, officially promoted. Last but not least, we honored our dedicated Vernon staff that retired between June and December – Congratulations to all, and thank you for your years of service to our community and children!

Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent

At the January 4th Board of Education Meeting, the Board of Ed officially voted on our new Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Russ Rogers will serve as our Superintendent and previously was our Assistant Superintendent, Director of Math & Science, and is a Vernon grad and native. Mrs. Rosemary Gebhardt will now serve as our Assistant Superintendent. Previously Mrs. Gebhardt has served as a principal in a number of buildings, taught in the district, and is also a Vernon grad. Congratulations to Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Gebhardt!
signing of contracts


VTSD YOUTUBE CHANNEL (catch our replays at VTHS Studios)

September 21st Public Meeting
September 14th Work Session
August 24th Public SessionBoard Member Interviews
July 20th Public Session
June 15th Public Session
May 18th Public Session
May 11th Work Session
April 27th Public Session
April 20th Work Session
March 16th Public Session
March 9th Work Session
February 16th Public Session
February 9th Work Session
January 19th Public Session
January 4th Reorganization Meeting and Work Session

2023 Board Agenda and Minutes

BOE Work Session Time Change

Signed Time Change for Meeting 11-9-2022

BOE Meeting Time Change

Please see the memo below for the change in time of the 2/10/22 BOE Meeting from 7pm to 7:30pm

click here to read now


Joseph A. Sweeney
Vice President
Term: 2023-2025
Committee: Finance/Building & Grounds, Liaison*, Partnership, Special Services*

Charles Cimaglia
Committee: Curriculum and Special Services


Carl Contino

John Kraus
Term: 2022-2024
Committee: Curriculum, Partnership


Adina Hope
Term: 2021-2023
Committee: Curriculum, Partnership*


Jennifer Pellet
Term: 2023-2025
Committee: Curriculum*, Finance/Buildings & Grounds, Special Services, Student Life, Negotiations

Raymond Zimmerman
Term: 2022-2024
Committee: Finance/Building and Grounds*, Negotiations


Harry Shortway


* Chairperson

N.J.S.B.A Delegate: Joseph  Sweeney/John Kraus (Alternate)
Legislative Delegate: Raymond Zimmerman
Sussex County SBA Delegate: Jennifer Pellet/ Adina Hope (Alternate)
Sussex County Ed Services (Northern Hills): Carl Contino

Board of Education 10/7 Special Meeting

The Board of Education is calling a special meeting on Thursday, October 7th at 5pm at Lounsberry Hollow School. For more information, follow this link:

Special October 7th Meeting

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Upcoming Events

October 2023

Tuesday October 3

All Day
CM Wear your favorite color!

Put the I in KIND! Wear your favorite colors to show off your individuality!

HS - Give Peace a Chance - Wear Tie Dye
LH Week of Respect - Put the I in Kind

Wear your Favorite Colors

RH Wear your favorite color!

Put the I in KIND!
Wear your favorite colors to show off your individuality!

WR- Week of Respect- Wear your Favorite Color- (Saying Thank-You)

Wednesday October 4

All Day
CM Wear your favorite team jersey or shirt!

Stronger as a TEAM!

HS - Sock It to Bullying - Wear Crazy Socks
LH Week of Respect - Stronger as a Team

Wear your favorite team jersey/shirt

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