A Creation for the Braced, an invention by sixth-grade students Krisha Patel and Sadia Rahman, was selected to be presented at the NJSBA STEAM Tank Southern Regional Competition in Blackwood, NJ on May 5th. The STEAM Tank competition is a competition similar to the show "Shark Tank", where students create inventions that they present in front of a panel of entrepreneurs. Krisha and Sadia created something to help people with scoliosis, who sleep with a rigid back brace, get out of bed in the morning. The competition is hosted by the NJ School Boards Association and the US Army. Krisha and Sadia finished in the top 6, and will be competing against finalists from all over the state at the finals in October in Atlanic City. Congratulations!
PURPLE TEAM: Mrs. Dirkes & Mrs. DelGaizo-Mallett participated with 17 of their students on Sunday, April 9th with a COLOR RUN. Students were rewarded with a pizza party and extra credit. It was a GREAT DAY FOR ALL!
Behavioral and Life Sciences
Biochemistry and Chemistry
Technology and Consumer Science
”People’s Choice” for Best Overal Project
Ethan Saul was Alder's representative for the 8th Grade Dialog and Reception sponsored by the Atlantic County School Boards Association
The 2017 Alder Avenue Middle School Spelling Bee was held on January 25th in the LGI room at Alder. After twenty twointense rounds and a total of 315 words, a winner was finally determined. We are proud to announce that the champion was a 6th grade student from the Emerald team, Nekita Thaker!
Nekita will now move on to represent Alder at the South Jersey Spelling Bee on March 11th at the Folsom Elementary School against other school champions from throughout South Jersey. The winner of that regional bee will compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
Second place went to 6th grader Ankita Gupta. Alec Mallari, an 8th grader, finished in third place. The rest of the top ten spellers were: Kimberly Kline, Kamryn Ellis, Yoanna Karanikolova, Greyson Sapio, Kona Glenn, Krisha Patel, and Zoey Chen.
The final ten competitors all spelled at a very high level, facing such words as interminableness, prestidigitation, Hebrides, outré, and eucalyptus.
Congratulations to all of our competitors on an impressive display of spelling and poise!
On November 9th, 2016, The Green and Emerald Teams (B) of the Alder Avenue Middle School invited members of the military past and present, to participate in a question and answer period session about life in the service. Questions presented were prepared by our students as part of a Litteracy Across the Curriculum lesson. In addition, Veterans were treated to Patriotic Music sung by the Alder Avenue Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Fogleman. Furthermore, our honored guests were treated to a breakfast as a small token of our appreciation for everything they do. Funds for the breakfast were from a Mini-Grant from the Egg Harbor Townshop Education Foundation.
Sustainable Jersey for Schools is voluntary, but achieving certification is not easy. Schools collaborate with their school district to complete actions, upload documentation and achieve certification. “Becoming certified with Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a significant achievement for schools and their school district,” said Donna Drewes, co-director of Sustainable Jersey. “They are leaders in implementing sustainability measures that save money, improve the learning environment, and prepare today’s students to address the challenges of tomorrow.” Each school that is certified at the bronze-level must submit documentation to show it has completed a balanced portfolio of the program’s sustainability actions, achieving a minimum of 150 points. Silver-level certification requires that a school attain 350 points or more.
Certified schools excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency and health and wellness, integrating sustainability into student learning and reducing waste. Randall Solomon, co-director of the Sustainable Jersey program congratulated the certified schools, “I commend the schools that have achieved certification for their demonstrated commitment toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey.”
“We are proud of the leadership provided by the boards of education and their superintendents, as well as the contributions of principals, teachers, education support professionals and parents, that made this important milestone a reality,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, New Jersey School Boards Association executive director. “We congratulate the schools on achieving Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification.” Egg Harbor Township, and the certified schools were honored at a reception during the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) Workshop 2016 Conference on October 25 in Atlantic City.
Blue Team Car Show
8th grade Blue team at Alder Avenue hosted a classic car show for their students on June 7, 2016. This show was a culmination of everything the had been working on in math, English, science, and social studies this year. Students were looking at how cars have changed over time in gas mileage, safety features, body styles, and function. It was an amazing experience for the students to be exposed to all topics they have been studying this year, and getting a chance to interact with the car owners.
Over the past school year, students from the Green Team and Silver Team created a Nature Trail at the
7th and 8th grade STEM students created hands-free emergency light sources. They created parallel circuits with 3 LED light bulbs and 2 AA batteries. The light source had to be somehow attached to their body, so that both hands could be free to work on fixing things in case the power goes out.
On Saturday, March 19th the Alder Avenue Middle School Believe in U and Student Council joined efforts and hosted “An Afternoon with the Easter Bunny”. The event was a huge success with over 150 members of the community in attendance! Everyone had a blast and enjoyed lunch, crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and a spectacular egg hunt! The clubs hope to have more events like this in the future!
This past Saturday, a group of 24 students from the Alder Avenue Middle School competed in the 41st Annual Jersey Shore Science Fair at Stockton University. They competed against a total of 684 students from 38 schools from all over South Jersey in what is the largest science fair in the Delaware Valley region.
They all did an excellent job, and eight students from Alder were recognized at the awards ceremony. They were:
3rd place in Medicine and Health – Tyrek Jones
Congratulations! And thank you to all of the staff and family members who supported the great efforts of all these students throughout the year.
On Friday Feb 12th, the EHTHS Key Club held the 15th annual Volleyball-A-Thon. Open to students, faculty, and alumni this annual tournament helped to raise over $3,000 for the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks this year. 34 teams entered and 50 different Key Clubbers volunteered time. Starting at 6pm and ending near 2am, the tournament was won by a team of teachers. Representing Alder was Mr. Ferriola, Mr. Martin, Mr. Warner, & Mr. Zompa. Also on the team was High School teacher Mr. Ohlsen.
6th, 7th, and 8th grade STEM students created pop-up Valentines for members of the community. The students first learned how to create box, triangle, and floating pop-up cards. They then designed and created cards that were delivered to Egg Harbor Township Police Officers, members serving the United States Coast Guard, and residents of the Linwood Care Center.
The 2016 Alder Avenue Middle School Spelling Bee was held today in the LGI room. After twenty seven intense rounds and a total of 274 words, a winner was finally determined. We are proud to announce that the champion was a 6th grade student from the Cobalt team, Sheikh Mahmud. Some of the words that Sheikh spelled correctly include: anathema, synecdoche, vis-à-vis, nativistic, asthma, balderdash, diamantine, and the winning word, diabolical.
Sheikh will next be representing Alder at the South Jersey Spelling Bee on March 12th at the Folsom Elementary School against other school champions from throughout South Jersey. The winner of that bee receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC to compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Good luck, Sheikh!
First runner-up, Kimberly Kline, also did an amazing job, as the final two spellers went back and forth for many rounds before the champion was ultimately decided. Third place was a tie between Grace Lin and Ipshita Tamjid. Congratulations to all of our competitors on an impressive display of spelling and poise.
Congratulations to the Alder Avenue Middle School Girls Basketball team for starting their season off with a 3-0 record and winning 1st place in the
On October 21nd, sixteen students from Alder Avenue Middle School competed in St. Augustine Prep's 8th annual Quiz Bowl competition. Thirty seven teams from all over southern New Jersey competed in the event, which featured questions from the areas of Literature, Language, Math, Science, Technology, History, and the Arts. After five fiercely contested rounds, Alder's team finished in 2nd place. Way to go, Alder!
The members of the team are:
The staff of Alder Avenue Middle school was excited to greet students on the first day of school!
These girls represented Alder at the 2015 NJ Departments of Education Atlantic County Office, Academic Excellence Award brunch. In order are: Jessica Ireland, Sheikh Mahmud and Zarin Anjum.
Congratulations go out to 8th grader and Alder Spelling Bee champion Sheikh Mahmud for her historic showing at Saturday's South Jersey Spelling Bee. Sheikh competed against 42 other spelling bee champions from all over South Jersey. She made it flawlessly through 28 rounds of intense spelling before ultimately winning and being declared the South Jersey Spelling Bee champion! This is the first time that a student from Egg Harbor Township has ever won this prestigious event. Samita Islam, a Fernwood Avenue Student, took second place in the competition. As a result of winning, Sheikh received an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., where she will compete against the best spellers in America at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. All of your hard work really paid off, Sheikh, and you represented Alder like a true champion. Way to go, and best of luck at the Nationals!
Alder's GT students participated in the 40th Annual Jersey Shore Science Fair on Saturday, and they had a very strong showing. Of the 22 sixth grade students from Alder who attended, ten students were recognized at the awards ceremony.
Michaela Pomatto placed 2nd in Environmental Science and will be moving on the Delaware Valley Science Fair next week on April 1st. The students receiving recognition were:
Michaela Pomatto - 2nd place, Environmental Science
The 2015 Alder Avenue Middle School Spelling Bee was held today in the LGI. Sixty four spellers competed and, after seventeen rounds and a total of 313 words, a winner was finally determined. We are proud to announce that, for the second consecutive year, the champion was Sheikh Mahmud. Sheik correctly spelled acquaintance and miscellaneous on the way to the winning word, malice. Sheikh will be representing Alder at the South Jersey Spelling Bee on March 28th. The first runner-up, Aidan Himley, also did an amazing job, correctly spelling words such as chandelier and tardigrade. Congratulations to all of our competitors on a truly impressive display of spelling.
Mr. MacNeill’s 6th grade math class has been spending time once a week during Tutorial on coding. His class participated in the Hour of Code last year. The students in the class loved programming the characters on Scratch. This year Mr. MacNeill decided to get more involved and is trying to expose the students to the world of coding. Writing code is important part of our life that really does not get enough recognition. Every time we use technology, someone wrote a code to run that piece of technology.
This past week Rachel Roesch, Fiona Zheng, and Kyra Gantuangco represented Alder at the 2014 Atlantic County Academic Excellence Program held at the Carriage House in Galloway.
On Wednesday, May 28th, Alder Avenue’s 7th Grade Fundamentals of Spanish and French students held a butterfly release. The students observed the process of how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly as part of their Animal Migration unit. Señorita Salvia’s and Madame Kurtz’s classes participated in the project
Alder Ave’s annual Career Day was held on May 23rd. Presenters included parents of 8th grade students and other local professionals. Students were able to learn about different career paths including military, engineering, medical, and law enforcement. Career Day was a huge success enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Del Gaizo-Mallett of the Purple Team networked with Kathy Lacey to present (2) 40-minute educational programs on “Turtles, Tortoises & Terrapins” consisting of a video presentation, educational materials and live animals on Thursday, April 10th, 2014.
The Future Scientist Program did a wonderful job of welcoming the students, and encouraging them to continue their research. It seems that their enthusiasm truly ignited something within Sierra and motivated her to continue in the field of Biochemistry.
Students on the Green Team participated in the school’s first annual, Pi Day Festival, organized by Mrs. Candice Marshall, the math teacher for the Green Team.
Students at Alder Avenue help set a new national record in third annual
Alder Avenue Middle School spent three days painting a new mural in the commons area of the school. Each student will get a "book" to paint that will be part of a permanent legacy of the school. Check back next week for finished pictures. Click here for the Current article.
Alder Avenue Middle School was honored Friday December 6th when it is presented with the Green Flag Award -- the ultimate international eco accolade – by the National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA program.
Read more about the award here
On November 26, students from Jason Lucas’s 7th grade social studies classes participated in a video conference with 7th grade students from the Avni Rustemi School in Tirana, Albania. With Thanksgiving and Albania’s Independence Day both falling on November 28, the students exchanged information about their country’s holiday. After a question and answer session, the students shared skits, poems, and songs. The students discussed holiday traditions, foods, clothing and celebrations. Representatives from the Albanian Ministry of Education, the Albanian Ministry of Defence, along with Henry Jardine, Deputy Chief of Mission for the US Embassy Albania, joined the Albanian students to witness the cultural exchange between the two countries
On October 22nd, fifteen students from Alder Avenue Middle School competed in St. Augustine Prep's 6th annual Quiz Bowl. Thirty six teams from all over southern New Jersey competed in the event, which featured questions from the areas of Literature, Language, Math, Science, Technology, History, and the Arts. After four fiercely contested rounds, Alder's team emerged victorious. Way to go, Alder!
The members of the team were:
Femi Agabalogun, Jabryl Guy, Aidan Himley, Fayaz Mahmud, Sheikh Mahmud, Patty Miraglilo, Rachel Roesch,
Maurice Rosenbleeth,Isabella Bejaran, Jax Cai, Michael Donchey, Cherrish Hudgins, Christian Kline, David Serback,Hans-Derek Yu
The NJHS visited Davenport Elementary, Slaybaugh Elementary, and Swift Schools this week to promote safe trick or treating in honor of a former student who was lost several years ago on Halloween. Our students performed an original musical show to remind kids of the basic safety
on Halloween night.