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Thursday, May 26
Zest Fest
8:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday, May 27
School Closed
Staff In-Service - Students Off
Transition/In-service Day-Staff only

Monday, May 30
School Closed
Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31
Field Trip
Team 8-1 Barnegat Trip
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 2
Field Trip
7th Math Honors to Dorney Park
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday, June 3
Field Trip
Team 7-2 PA Walking Trip
9:30 AM - 2:15 PM
Thursday, June 9
Tentative Early Dismissal

6th Grade Awards Program at Helen Fort Auditorium
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday, June 10
Tentative Early Dismissal

Team 8/2 Awards
9:00 AM
Team 8/3 Awards
11:00 AM


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


Rita Jenkins
rjenkins@pemb.org
(609) 893-8141 ext. 2074

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





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!


We are proud to announce the Students of the Month. These 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.




Seventh Grade:  Siani Martinez/optimism and curiosity, Savannah Eaton/zest and grit (not shown in picture), Rachel Curtis/grit and optimism, John Lopez-Dennis/zest and grit, Aviayre Crawley/zest and curiosity and Gianna McPeak/optimism and zest




Eighth Grade:  Lothario Cheatom/self-control and zest, Destiny Garcia/self-control and zest, Jasmine Humphrey/curiosity, Lauren Colby/optimism, Megan Hahn/optimism and Dylan Sanchez-Gonzalez/zest  




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.

Click on the link or school for more information

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Athletes of the Month



Matt Forman has proven to be a true contender during all his competitions.  He exudes leadership skills on and off the track field.  Matt pushes himself at all times.

 

Daylan Garlic exhibits amazing drive during all of his competitions.  He has great sportsmanship and consistently rises to the challenge during all of his events.




Spring Track & Field


Jamir Troche is a true example of “You can do anything if you try.”  He strives every day to break down barriers and show how hard work, determination, and perseverance is the ultimate recipe for success.

Amanda Horton has consistently shown hard work and dedication in every event.  She pushes herself to go outside of her comfort zone to try new events.  Her tenacity is an inspiration to the entire team.




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 26 new inductees and 14 returning members. This group has completed over 500 hours of community service since last February. NJHS members have volunteered many hours for the yard sale at the Pemberton Township Bus Garage, babysitting at the Early Childhood Center, canned food drive and coat drive at HFMS, and they wrote letters to the troops.


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.