Closing Information for The Mt. Olive School District

Due to the freezing temperatures and potential for icy road conditions MOTSD will operate on a two hour delayed opening schedule tomorrow 1/18/22

Mount Olive High School
will have a Delayed Opening

School will start at: 9:17 am

School will end at: 2:20 pm

Mount Olive Middle School
will have a Delayed Opening

School will start at: 10:00 am

School will end at: 3:00 pm

Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
will have a Delayed Opening

School will start at: 10:50 am

School will end at: 3:50 pm

Mountain View Elementary School
will have a Delayed Opening

School will start at: 10:30 am

School will end at: 3:30 pm

Sandshore Elementary School
will have a Delayed Opening

School will start at: 10:50 am

School will end at: 3:50 pm

Tinc Road Elementary
will have a Delayed Opening

School will start at: 10:30 am

School will end at: 3:30 pm

Todays Events - January 18, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 31st - Jan 31st, 2022 - BOE Regular Meeting
    6:30 PM - Administration Building

  • Feb 14th - Feb 14th, 2022 - BOE Regular Meeting
    6:30 PM - Administration Building

  • Feb 21st - Feb 21st, 2022 - Presidents Day – SCHOOLS CLOSED

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The physics of thrills and chills

They’ll never look at an amusement park the same way ever again.
 
Fourth-graders recently wrapped up their unit on forces and energy by designing and building their own rollercoasters. After learning about force, velocity, friction, and other principles, the students took on the roles of mechanical engineers. Working in small teams, they used common items such as paper towel tubes and flexible plastic tubing to create their rollercoasters with a very specific mission. The end goal was for a steel ball to traverse the coaster course and hit another steel ball, propelling only the stationary ball forward and into a cup.
 
That transfer of energy from one ball to another proved a challenge. Many teams had coasters with hills that created too much energy, causing both balls to drop into the cup. Students tested, reworked their designs, and tested again, just as real engineers do.
 
“The pride on their faces when they were successful was something to see,” said teacher Ashley Piserchio. Her co-teacher, Kara Camporini, added “They were so engaged and excited by this project.”
 
Students summarized the ways that the activity reinforced their learning by writing observations that explained their successes and failures, and that identified the scientific principles that were at work.
 
The coaster-building activity was part of the district’s new elementary science curriculum which focuses on project-based learning activities. Through Inspire Science by McGraw Hill, students actively explore and test the scientific principles they’re learning about. When students investigate, problem-solve, argue, and discuss science, they can easily connect concepts to real-life, and they retain more knowledge.

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Sandshore Elementary School

Sandshore Elementary School
498 Sandshore Rd
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4003

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Mountain View Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary School
118 Cloverhill Drive
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2201

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Chester M. Stephens Elementary School

Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
99 Sunset Drive
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4002

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Tinc Road School

Tinc Road School
24 Tinc Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2203

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Mt. Olive Middle School

Mt. Olive Middle School
160 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4006

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Mt. Olive High School

Mt. Olive High School
18 Corey Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2208

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