Parent Messages to the Class of 2020
  • Congrats Dan! You will love Oswego on beautiful Lake Ontario. We are so proud of you. Love Mom, Dad, Kris and Sammy
  • Angelina. Proud and grateful for you. All you accomplished so far is just the beginning. Aim high and shoot for the stars. We love you. Pop Pop, Uncle George, Carie, Chris, Jason, Michael, Robert
  • Congratulations Brendan and best of luck at RPI. We're so proud of you! Love Mom, Dad and Aidan
  • Congratulations Vil! You did it!!! We are all so proud of you! Best of luck on all of your future endeavors. We love you!!!
  • Way to go, Coosh! Your strength, resilience, and perseverance were on full display this year. We are so proud of you, Andrew. Get ‘em! Love Mom, Dad, and Matthew
  • Antonette, Congratulations!! We are so proud of you and we are excited for what comes next! Keep smiling and continue to shine bright. And just remember to always shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land on the stars. We love you SOOOO much! Love always, Mom, Dad, TJ, Sharlene, Garry and Dominic
The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

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The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

The Lance

The Student News Site of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan

The Lance


NVOT campus is closed.

New Jersey Schools Will Remain Closed

Olivia Franceschini, Editor in Chief May 11, 2020

On May 4 Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would not reopen for the 2019-2020 school year. NVOT students and teachers will continue remote learning for the remainder of the school...

Students continue to take online classes in the midst of the quarantine.

NVOT: Online School Edition

NVOT announced that the school will be closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indefinitely, over one month ago on March 12, 2020. During this time, The Lance covered NVOT’s take on going online, now it’s...

COVID-19 AP Exam Updates

COVID-19 AP Exam Updates

Tala Areiqat, Staff Writer April 20, 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing schools all around the country to go online, including NVOT, students are still working hard for the Advanced Placement (AP) exam season this year. But many are...

College students come home, and classes go online

From Campus to Computer

Kristen Libonati, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

Due to the increasing severity of the Coronavirus pandemic, colleges and institutions around the world are suspending in-person classes and are converting to online learning.  Many schools have recently...

Students will now be taking classes online.

OT’s Take on Going Virtual

Due to growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), on March 12, 2020 NVOT school administration announced that for the next two weeks The Northern Valley District will be closing down...

Students will now be continuing structured learning online.

A Global Nightmare but a Student’s Dream

Ava Petrilli, Staff Writer March 13, 2020

Although NVOT has not had a snow day this year, a new factor threatens the school day. As the coronavirus has become a global concern, schools around the country are taking measures to prevent the spread...

Coronavirus Q&A

Coronavirus Q&A

Jinsil Yearm and Olivia Klein March 12, 2020

The coronavirus has taken over the world—literally. The virus is spreading at a rapid pace, placing some countries under quarantine, and making its way through the media just as quickly. With rumors...

Celebrating Diversity

Eve Foote, Associate Editor March 6, 2020

View from the stands on Diversity Day.

Diversity Day Recap

Students and staff crowded the South Gym on Diversity Day–the annual cultural celebration hosted by NVOT's Diversity Club. The gym housed 25+ booths representing multiple countries, each displaying a...

Hannah Jung, junior, Korea:

Around the Globe, Around the Gym

Sophie Atalla, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

Rida Qureshi walks across the stage after accepting the award.

Among the Finalists

Gianna Guercio, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

Backstage anxiety took hold of Rida Qureshi, but she quickly shook it off. Even though it was her fourth year competing in Poetry Out Loud (POL), she still felt the nerves. She made one last power pose...

Students work hard to meet pre-break deadlines

The Pre-Winter Break Workload

Siena Griffin, Staff Writer February 14, 2020

Monday: history quiz. Tuesday: lab report. Wednesday: Algebra unit test, plus an English essay on a book no one in the class bothered to read. Thursday: Spanish presentation. And to end the week before...

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