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Partnership of Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

March 2-27, 2015 Testing Schedule

Below please find the schedule for PARCC testing for our middle school. Please ensure that your child attends school on his/her scheduled test date. Breakfast will be provided for your child on the days he/she will be testing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, or a school administrator.


6th Grade:

Mrs. Sullivan & Mrs. Lerner: March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
Ms. Martinez & Mrs. Brewer: March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
Ms. Grgas & Mr. Little: March 5th, 6th, and 9th
Mrs. Piskowski & Mr. Hill: March 5th, 6th, and 9th
Ms. Mukalian & Mr. Irwin: March 11th, 12th, and 16th
Ms. Severs & Mrs. Marone: March 13th, 17th, and 18th
Mrs. Kolbasowski & Mrs. Gradman: March 23rd, 24th, and 25th

7th and 8th Grade:

Teams 7-1 & 8-1: March 2nd – 6th
Team 8-2: March 9th – 11th, 16th & 17th
Team 7-2: March 12th, 13th, 18th-20th
Team 8-3: March 16th-18th, 23rd & 24th
Team 7-3: March 19th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, and 26th


The PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual is a comprehensive policy document that provides guidance to districts and decision-making teams to ensure that the PARCC mid-year, performance-based, and end-of-year assessments provide valid results for all participating students.

PARCC Practice Tests - Want to see PARCC items in action? Would you like to know how PARCC is different from previous tests? Practice Resources available for Math and English tests.

PARCC FAQ

SPRING CONFERENCES
Parent – Teacher Conferences are scheduled for March 10th, 11th, and 12th.  Scheduling for conferences is handled through the online scheduling system, Canyon Creek, which is linked to our school website. For more information on logging into Canyon Creek see the link below.

Parent conference scheduling window will be OPEN, February 25th.
       
  • March 10th  –  6:00 to 8:00
  • March 11th  – 1:00 to 3:00
  • March 12th – 1:00 to 3:00  & 6:00 to 8:00
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Click here for Parent/Guardian Instructions

Mr. Taylor's Class Using Radiant Energy

Mr. Taylor's students have been challenged to predict when this snow pile will completely melt. They will have to evaluate the amount of the suns radiant energy that will contribute to its melting. They must also estimate how much snow will be added because of future storms! Guesses range from February 28th to May 25, stay tuned to our school Facebook page for updates on the snow pile.


HFNMS Players Present "Shrek The Musical, Jr"
 
Helen Fort Auditorium
March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
March 29, 2014 - 2:00pm

It's a "big bright beautiful world" for everyone's favorite ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. Adapted for young performers and featuring a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.
In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn't be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way.
Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.


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.


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



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.

Monday, March 9
Early Dismissal
Common Planning
Interim Report Distribution/Mailing

Tue, Mar 10 - Fri, Mar 13
Early Dismissal
Spring Conferences
Thursday, March 19
BOE
Board Meeting - Work Session
6:30 PM
Brotherhood Administration Building

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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.

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

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.


Helen Fort/Newcomb Middle School Anti-Bully Specialists

Helen Fort Campus
Marybeth Caccese
mcaccese@pemb.org
Pemberton Township Schools
Helen Fort/Newcomb Middle School
Helen Fort Campus
301 Ft. Dix Road Pemberton, NJ 08068
Phone: (609) 893-8141 ext.3009


Newcomb Campus
Jessie Jochem
jjochem@pemb.org
Pemberton Township Schools
Helen Fort/Newcomb Middle School
Newcomb Campus
300 Ft. Dix Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068
Phone: (609) 893-8141 ext. 3507

Click the link below to read more about this initiative:
Pemberton Anti-Bullying Program: Building a Climate of Respect