Thursday, October 8
Interim Report Cards Distributed

Friday, October 9
Fall Map Testing Ends

Monday, October 12
School Closed
Columbus Day
Thursday, October 15
Board Meeting - Work Session
6:30 PM
Brotherhood Administration Building
Thursday, October 22
Board Meeting - Regular Monthly Meeting
6:30 PM
High School Auditorium
Tue, Oct 27 - Thu, Oct 29
8th Grade Vist's the High School

Wednesday, October 28
Title 1 Parent Resource Meeting
6:30pm at Helen Fort\Newcomb Campus

Today, 10/7/2015
High: 74 Low: 51
Partly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/8/2015
High: 70 Low: 54
Mostly sunny
4% 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

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!

At this time, the following clubs have started!

Culture Club

Mrs. Mott


Room 17 / Helen Fort

Battle of the Books

Ms. Baressi


Room 302 / Newcomb

Chess and Games

Mr. Dennis / Mr. Gaffney


Library / Helen Fort

Hornets on Line

Mr. Shields


Room 41 / Helen Fort

Lego Club

Mr. Dennis / Mr. Gaffney


Room 26 / Helen Fort

Woodshop Club

Mr. Mocci


Room 28 / Helen Fort

Student Council

Ms. Kouch


Room 33 / Helen Fort

Art Club

Mrs. Albrecht


Room 24 / Helen Fort

Bible Club

Mr. Wright


Room 14 / Helen Fort

Math Tutoring

Ms. Cunningham

Monday Wednesday

Room 23 / Helen Fort

Homework Club

Ms. Baldwin

Monday Wednesdy

Room 34 / Helen Fort

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


Helen FortNewcomb

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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.

It's gone!!!! The official melted date is April 1st!!!
Mr. Taylor had three students predict April 1st!!!!
How did everyone at home do?
(This is an official announcement-NOT an April Fools Joke!!!!)
Thank you all for making this a fun lesson!!!!!!

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.