Alder's Weekly Trending Stories - February 15, 2019

Alder Avenue Middle School

Alder Strikes Back this year with new and exciting initiatives, programs, and activities. Follow us on social media and our school webpage.

Character Education

The Character Education word of the month is INTEGRITY!

What's Going on in the Classroom?

Cardboard Challenge

On February 14, students celebrated their LOVE for STEM by participating in the Cardboard Challenge. Students created an array of objects to showcase in the library.

Ms. Keenan's Book Tasting

On February 13, Ms. Keenan's 6th Grade English classes participated in a Book Tasting Activity called the BBQ Biography Bistro where they were introduced and "tasted" different biography books of famous people. The room was decorated like a restaurant with table cloths, flowers, candles, place settings, books, and of course a little real tasting of snacks to set the mood and atmosphere. Students really enjoyed it!

Valentines for Veterans

Alder Avenue Middle School staff and students wrote hundreds of heart felt Valentine Cards and donated lots of goodies for our brave troops currently deployed overseas as part of Lite Rock 96.9 annual Valentines for the Troops.
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Renaissance Shout-outs

Congratulations to our January Jedis of the Month! Keep doing great things!

Meet our NEW Assistant Principal!!

Mr. Locantora has been a great addition to the Alder family! Get to know him a little bit...

Mr. Frank Locantora

I graduated from Rowan University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Management Information Systems. I worked in various IT roles including helpdesk and client training. I was lucky enough to travel the country training customers visiting such cities as New Orleans, Syracuse and NYC. My final position in the IT field was at Salem City Schools as a technician and trainer. In 2007, I went back to school to get my graduate degree in Elementary Studies, and landed a 4th teaching position in Harrison Township. Over the years I took on the position of Head Teacher and led staff professional development, especially in the areas of technology integration. In 2015, I became Assistant Principal in Berlin Borough and in 2018 came to Alder Ave. as Assistant Principal. My wife and I have two young children and love hockey and the Flyers, as well being outdoors and working in the yard.

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Winter Sports

With only a couple contests left in the season, our Winter sports teams are getting it done!

Important Dates

February 18 -

No School - Presidents' Day

February 25 -

Black History Presentation (LGI)

March 1 -
Read Across America Day! (Student Council Field Trip)

March 7 -

8th Grade Assembly - Course Selection

March 14 -

Pi Day!!

Grade level pep rallies

March 15 -

Teacher Inservice

No school - students

March 20-21 -

8th Grade Course Selection with counselors

March 18-22 -

Book Fair - Media Center

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Birthday wishes going out to the following people who have birthdays coming up this week!

Lori Holibaugh - February 19