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Superintendent Spotlight: Dr. McKay

In this episode, Dr. D’Avino spends time with Dr. Chuck McKay before he leaves for retirement. Dr. McKay shares some of his favorite memories, things he is most proud of, and his hopes for VTSD for the future.

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Health & Physical Education Update

Please see the below memo from our Director of Curriculum in regards to the upcoming new Health & Physical Education standards.

Phys Ed Curriculum Letter


English as a Second Language in the Vernon Township School District 6A:8-3.1 Curriculum and instruction on page 14-16 of the NJAC code online: According with this code in NJ District boards of education “shall ensure that curriculum and instruction are designed and delivered in such a way that all students are able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills specified by the NJSLS and shall ensure that appropriate instructional adaptations are designed and delivered for students with disabilities, for ELLs, for students enrolled in alternative education programs, and for students who are gifted and talented”. Vernon Township School District is proud to announce that has recently adopted a full-time program for its English Learners. It means that every student who qualifies for services, will receive two sessions daily of ESL instruction either in their content area classes and/or in classes with an ESL teacher. The program is applied from K-12 grades. Questions regarding the program, please email Dr Marta Werman, Supervisor of Instruction, ESL at mwerman@vtsd.com

Tribute to Dr. Chuck McKay

Our team wanted to wish Dr. McKay a happy retirement! Check out the video below!

Superintendent Spotlight: Wesley Sanders and Anmarie Kaczor

In this episode, Dr. D’Avino interviews our Valedictorian Wesley Sanders and Senior Anmarie Kaczor. Wesley and Anmarie share their success in music and also give tips to incoming VTHS students on how to be successful in High School.

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Superintendent Spotlight: The Burkes

In this episode, Dr. D’Avino interviews the Burke Family! These four Class of 2022 siblings finished in the Top 15 – a VTSD first for quadruplets! Congratulations to Lindsay, Shannon, James, and Morgan – you make Vernon proud!

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The Back Porch Review 2022

The 2022 edition of The  Back Porch Review, featuring the poetry and artwork of Vernon Township High School students, has been published online. The staff of the literary magazine chose the theme “Stuck” this year to represent the intermittent reality of emotional, social and economic paralysis.

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Artstanding This Friday!

Dr. D’Avino and Mr. Villanueva discuss all the great things coming to this Friday night’s Artstanding celebration! Music, Art, Technology, Food Trucks! Bring your family to Artstanding this Friday June 10th from 5-8pm!

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BOE Meeting Time Change

Please see the attached notice regarding the start time change for Executive Session for the WS Meeting on Thursday, June 9th.


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Friday, June 10th the Vernon Township School District is hosting “Artstanding” at Lounsberry Hollow School from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  This annual art festival is an event that 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.

Park at Glen Meadow and shuttles are provided for one of our largest community activities.  Food is for purchase, cash only as well as other novelties.  Student artwork is featured throughout the event.  All of our Vernon students have the opportunity to take art in school.  If your child has drawn, painted, sculpted, or performed this year, come and see the amazing creativity of our students and enjoy “Artstanding”!

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Upcoming Events

Vernon Township School District Calendar

This calendar will show all district events from all schools

July 2022

Monday July 4

All Day
District Closed /Independence Day

Thursday July 21

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BOE-Combined Work Session/Public Meeting @ LHS

August 2022

Thursday August 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BOE-Combined Work Session/Public Meeting @ LHS

September 2022

Monday September 5

All Day
District Closed /Labor Day

Tuesday September 6

All Day
ALL-First Day for Students

Thursday September 8

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BOE- Work Session @ LHS

Thursday September 15

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BOE-Public Meeting @ LHS

October 2022

Wednesday October 5

All Day
District Closed /Yom Kippur
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