Fernwood Avenue Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

WEEK OF January 9, 2022

Principal's Message

District issued Chromebooks are a valuable resource to learning and students should handle them with care. Chromebooks should be brought home every night and brought back to school each day fully charged.
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All South Jersey Orchestra

We are pleased to announce that FOUR students from Fernwood Avenue Middle School orchestra performed in the All South Jersey Orchestra this past Sunday. Carmela Werleman, Monica Ramos, Melanie Susanna Paulino and Lauren Do all auditioned last month and were accepted. These four students, plus one Alder student (Samantha Ho) were the only middle school orchestra students in Atlantic County to audition and get in. This is a huge accomplishment and we are very proud of them from representing us. #EHTPRIDE!

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Exploring Ratios

This week Ms. Fessman's Burgundy math classes used the scientific method to explore ratios. Students created a hypothesis and followed specific procedures in order to answer the question, "In a box of Fruit Loops, how do the numbers of each color compare?". Data was collected, compared, and discussed in this math & science hybrid activity.

Sound in Film

Mrs. Howell's Media class learned about Jack Foley and the art of sound in film! Take a look.

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Girls Basketball Team

The Fernwood Girl’s Basketball team won the season’s home opener against Lower Cape May with a score of 30-18! A strong 1-3-1 defense by all shut down Lower’s offense and led to easy transition baskets for the Eagles. Mariah Newman, Taison Parker, Kayden Senior, and Sam Battersby all contributed points to lead the team to victory. Wish the girls luck as they play Middle and Bridgeton later in the week!

On Thursday, the Fernwood Girl’s Basketball team lost a tough game to Middle with a score of 36-26. After a tough first half, the girls turned it around in the second half to bring the game within reach. Taison Parker did a fabulous job taking over as point guard today, calling out plays, starting an offensive attack, and crashing the boards. Caitlin Harding worked to help spark an offensive attack and had some great rebounds. Shout out to Kayli McNulty for stepping up and guarding Middle’s best offensive player. The girls are looking to bounce back with a win over Bridgeton!

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Wrestling Team

Congratulations to the wrestling team who won their first match on Thursday, January 6th against Mays Landing by a score of 49 to 30. Winning their match was Liam Schulingkamp, winning their match by technical fall was Ryan Bachman, and winning their matches by pin were Jake Cicchino, Dan Crawford, Liam Hughes, Nick Kaminsky, Damien Flanagan, Erik Dolbow and Gavin Mensch.

The team continued their winning ways on Tuesday by defeating Alder by a score of 30 to 17. The win improves the team´s record to 2-0. Winning their matches were Alex Wilk & Chase Curry. Winning their matches by pin were Dan Crawford, Aidan Batista, Nick Kaminsky, and Gavin Mensch.

The team closed out the week with a win against Hammonton by a score of 36 to 24. The win improves the team´s record to 3 -0. Winning their matches were Damien Flannagan, Eric Dolbow, and Dan Crawford. Winning their matches by pin were John Trott, Chase Curry, Jale Cicchino, Liam Hughes, Nick Kaminsky, and Gavin Mensch. Nice job team & managers!

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Battle of the Pages

Battle of the Pages STAFF vs. STUDENTS is in full swing!! Currently staff and students are neck and neck! We have about 3 weeks left in the contest! Click the graphic below for more information.

Unified Bowling

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Fernwood Yearbook

Fernwood Yearbooks are on sale! Use the QR code to order online.
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Parent Portal

Do you have a parent portal account? Request an account today by emailing icportal@eht.k12.nj.us and provide the following information in the body of your email. If you have requested an account and haven't received a reply, please check your spam folder. Due to overwhelming requests, replies may take up to five days.
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School Messenger

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. Opt-in today!
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Library Resources

District Media Specialists have put together a list of reading resources for grades Pre K-12! Take advantage of what our media centers have to offer online

Free and Reduced Lunch

The Free and Reduced Meal Program offers several benefits including free/reduced meals, test fee waivers, and an opportunity to earn free college credits at the High School with the dual-enrollment program. For more information and to determine your eligibility, click the graphic below.

FREE Covid-19 testing

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers has compiled a list of FREE walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in South Jersey. Call 1.800.486.0131 for more information.
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EHT Guidance Resources

For more social emotional resources, please visit click the graphic below:
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Student Assistance Programs

Reminder to EHT families: Student Assistance Counselors have assembled a list of resources for those who need additional services. Click the graphic below for more information.

Mental Health Support

Click the graphic below to find The Mental Health Association of Atlantic County's calendar for virtual services.

NJ Department of Children and Families

The NJ Department of Children and Families have compiled a list of resources available 24/7. Click the graphic below for more information.


Click the graphic below for a list of Food Banks and Community Resources for Atlantic County.
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