2017 Summer READ-A-THON!
For children entering 1st through 8th grades...
Looking for mystery or adventure this summer? Keep your reading skills sharp by taking a vacation through books. Participate in the 2017 Summer READ-A-THON! This program promotes reading while earning money for the purchase of new children's books for the Washington Township school libraries and the Public Library. The Long Valley Junior Women's Club is pleased to offer this program each year as our way of helping to enhance the literacy of our children, to encourage their independent reading, and to contribute funds to the libraries. Please use the following links:
Rules & Entry Form
Sponsor List and Booklist
Scholarships: Scholarships are given to local high school students. The Committee contacts the local high schools to solicit applications for the scholarships. The applications, transcripts, and essays are reviewed and narrowed down to the best few, who are interviewed. The Committee determines each school’s winners and presents the awards at the Senior Awards Night Assembly. A homemaker planning to return to the workforce may apply for the Homemaker Scholarship. The Committee also awards scholarships to local preschools and local day camps for families in need.
Spelling Bee: The annual spelling bee for 4th and 5th graders is held in January. Although all students in grades 4 and 5 are encouraged to participate, only the first 90 students to register will be accepted due to space and time requirements Prizes are donated from banks (bonds) and bookstores (gift certificates). Winners advance to the district spelling bee in February. District winners advance to the state spelling bee in March. The chairperson is responsible for publicity, reserving a facility, coordinating with the schools, securing a pronouncer, and helping to coordinate the district level spelling bee.
Science Fair: Students in grades 4th thru 8th are encouraged to use their knowledge of the Scientific Method in creating a science project of their choice. Students may work individually, or in groups. Their efforts will be displayed at our annual Science Fair, held in March, at the Long Valley Middle School. Students are responsible for explaining and demonstrating their projects to a panel of judges. They will be scored on their use of the Scientific Method, their oral presentation to the judges and their exhibit/display. Cash prizes are awarded to the top 3 winners in each grade.