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Friday, February 12
Transition/In-service Day-Staff only

Monday, February 15
School Closed
Presidents Day

Thursday, February 18
Military Families Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Helen Fort Media Center and Cafeteria
Monday, February 22
Early Dismissal
Common Planning
Tue, Feb 23 - Fri, Feb 26
Early Dismissal
Spring Conferences
Thursday, February 25
Military Families Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Helen Fort Media Center and Cafeteria

Today, 2/12/2016
High: 27 Low: 17
Mostly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/13/2016
High: 20 Low: 0
Blustery
14% chance of precipitation.


Pemberton Anti-Bullying Program: Building a “Climate of Respect”

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying - The Board believes that a safe and civil environment in school is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards. Since students learn by example, school administrators, faculty, staff, and volunteers are required to demonstrate appropriate behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate harassment, intimidation or bullying. Harassment, intimidation or bullying, like other disruptive or violent behaviors, is conduct that disrupts both a student's ability to learn and a school's ability to educate its students in a safe environment. Therefore, the school district will not tolerate acts of harassment, intimidation or bullying.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Kathy Devlin
District Chief of Security
609-893-8141  x1009
kdevlin@pemb.org

Helen Fort Campus

PTMS Anti-Bullying Specialist
Rosemary Ronan
rronan@pemb.org
(609) 893-8141 ext.3006

PTMS Anti-Bullying Specialist
Siri Vokes
(609) 893-8141 ext.3009
svokes@pemb.org

Newcomb Campus

PTMS Anti-Bullying Specialist
Lisa Stemmer
Phone: (609) 893-8141 ext. 3507
lstemmer@pemb.org






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Character Traits
Students and staff at Helen Fort-Newcomb Middle School celebrated National Character Day.  This is part of our initiative to promote positive behavior (PBSIS) as well as help our students develop 6 important character traits!

Physical Cut-Off Date for Spring Sports - Any student interested in participating in a Spring Sport (Track & Field or Intramural Softball) must have a physical turned in to the nurses office by Friday, March 4th.



We are proud to announce the Students of the Month for December. The Seventh and Eighth graders are recommended by their team of teachers based on the 6 Character Traits:  Empathy, Grit, Zest, Curiosity, Optimism, and Self Control.  Students are rewarded with a gift card and free pretzel sponsored by the Pemberton PTO.



Eighth Grade:  Bryan Zapien-Chavez/curiosity and self control, Alfonso Madrigal-Guillen/grit and zest, Rachael Conley/empathy, Shayla Townsend/grit, Sara McColligan/academic excellence, grit and self control, Britney McColligan/academic excellence, grit and self control



Seventh Grade:    Carlie McCaffery/Grit, curiosity, and self-control, Michael Yensel/curiosity, empathy, and grit, Davae Bellamy/optimism and curiosity, Heavenlee Crate/self control and empathy (not present in the picture), Emilie MacCallum/empathy, Nicholas Iozzia/Grit




Anti-Bullying Program Pemberton Township Schools has established a district wide anti-bullying, harassment and intimidation (HIB) program designed to create a respectful and tolerant atmosphere. Ongoing programs for students will take place at every school throughout the year. Click the link below to read more about this initiative:
Pemberton Anti-Bullying Program: Building a Climate of Respect








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Pemberton Township School District Accredited by Middle States Association


Pemberton Township School District is the first district in the state of New Jersey to earn accreditation through Middle State's new System Protocol.

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Cole has been a 2 year player on the Boys' basketball team. 
Cole is one of the team captains and a leader on and off the court
He is a talented basketball player with an ability to score.
Cole is a smart player and always puts the team first.

-Coach Schaefer




Alicia is a team player who works very hard to learn all the cheers and executes them well.
She has definitely earned her spot on the cheerleading squad!

-Coach White




Commercial Analysis













 Students in Mrs. Kolbasowski's class completed an On-Air Commercial Analysis project, where students had to create various graphs that depicted the types of commercials that are broadcasted during television programs. The project culminated with students presenting their graphs and information to their class.

AVID and the Philadelphia Zoo











 Our AVID students have the distinguished opportunity to participate in a contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Zoo called UNLESS.  Directly in line with common core standards, our AVID students will think critically about a real-world issue that is impacting wildlife around the globe. Along with the Philadelphia Zoo our students are committed to addressing the impact of palm oil on tigers and other endangered wildlife. Palm oil is the world’s most widely produced vegetable oil. It can be found in almost 50% of the packaged foods we eat and in many shampoos, cosmetics, lotions and cleaning products. In the last decade, close to 80% of deforestation in Sumatra was driven by the expansion of non-sustainable palm oil plantations, costing tigers, orangutans, rhinos and other endangered wildlife valuable habitat they need to survive.  We hope this inspirational work will be a great start to building awareness around the palm oil issue. This activity aims to harness the consumer power of children and have them influence companies to act. Today’s youth have unparalleled ability to inspire and effect positive change.

National Junior Honor Society Induction
Our National Junior Honor Society Members have shown proven ability to meet high academic, leadership, citizenship, character, and community service standards. We are proud to have 15 new inductees and 23 returning members. This group has completed over 500 hours of community service since last February. NJHS members have volunteered many hours for the Pemberton Township Bus Garage, The Early Childhood Center, and Harker-Wylie this school year.