Thursday, December 3
Title 1 Parent Meeting
  • 6:30 at HF Media Center
Saturday, December 5
Army Band Holiday Concert
7:00 pm at HF auditorium
Wednesday, December 9
HFMS Holiday Winter Concert
6:30 pm at HF auditorium
Thursday, December 10
Board Meeting - Regular Monthly Meeting
6:30 PM
Helen Fort Middle School Auditorium
Saturday, December 12
Saturday Academic Makeup Session
9:00 am to 12:00 pm at HF
Friday, December 18
3rd Annual Talent Show
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at HF auditorium

Today, 12/1/2015
High: 56 Low: 48
76% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 59 Low: 38
Rain showers likely
74% 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!

House Project
This project teaches our students the process of building a house. The students cut and build this project under teacher supervision. Students enjoy learning the process of how each of the parts fit and work together for a finished product.

Team 8-2 Science Experiment
Students in 8th grade science are creating vehicles out of recycled materials to demonstrate Newton's Third Law of Motion. To do this, students used the character traits of optimism, grit, and curiosity. Students had to stay optimistic during the design process even when their vehicle wasn't working as planned. Students showed grit by being determined to have a vehicle that worked showing that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Lastly, students used their curiosity in the design process to figure out ways to make the car move from only the power of a balloon.

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

Dereck is the definition of a leader.  He gives maximum effort every practice and leads by example.  He has continued to improve as a runner each week.  He has been a joy to coach.

-Coach Wright

Alyssa Costain and Mamie Vandi - Girls Soccer
These two athletes were great leaders on and off of the field. They have great leadership qualities and performed with great effort throughout the season. Both of these young ladies scored 4 goals for the girls soccer team throughout the season and showed that soccer is a passion to them. We, the coaches, know they will continue to play and excel in the sport of soccer. Great job ladies.  -Coach Santiago and Coach Theinert

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.