Friday, May 13
P.A.R.C.C. Testing Ends
Saturday, May 21
8th grade Dance at PECEC
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Helen Fort Campus

PTMS Anti-Bullying Specialist
Rosemary Ronan
(609) 893-8141 ext.3006

PTMS Anti-Bullying Specialist
Siri Vokes
(609) 893-8141 ext.3009

Newcomb Campus

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

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 for February. 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:  Morgan White/curiosity and grit, Abigail Parks/Grit and optimism, Jessica Ketterman/empathy and optimism, Alberto Gomez/self control and curiosity, Sarah Bachand/Zest and curiosity, Araceli Liconi/optimism and zest.  

Seventh Grade:    Jaclyn Cianci/Grit and Zest, Issac Brannon/Curiosity and Self Control, Tyler Stidham/Girt and Zest, Amber Lin/Curiosity and Self control, Ginna Stoots/Grit and Zest (was absent for this photo), Adam Ray/Zest and curiosity.

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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Athletes of the Month


Catherine Poinsett (6th grade) and Bianca Bracey (8th grade) Both girls display the school's character education traits.  They show grit because they are hardworking. They show zest by trying hard to learn cheers and the dance. These girls are very optimistic. The have a positive attitude while on the court and during practices. 
-Coach White

Girls Basketball
Taliah White (6th grade) Taliah always puts forth a great effort during practice and has shown that she really wants to continue to develop as a great basketball player. She plays her hardest during our games and shows that there is no quit in her. Furthermore, Taliah is a great student athlete. She stays on top of her school work and her grades do reflect this about her. Continue to keep up the great work Taliah and we look forward to seeing you at tryouts next year.!

-Coach Santiago and Coach Cameron

Jacob Meade (7th grade) Jacob works hard every day and listens well to instruction.
-Coach Little

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.