Fernwood Avenue Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

WEEK OF December 19, 2021

Principal's Message

On behalf of the entire Fernwood Ave. Middle School faculty and staff I want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Holiday season!
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Student Council Elections

Student Council Elections were held in all lunch periods on Monday, December 20. Students voted electronically via a Google Form. Congratulations to all students who ran for an office and to our winners:

President: Nicole Walczak

Vice President: Lily Lawas

Secretary: Anastassia Mytnik

Treasurer: Caitlin Harding

Historian: Jaliyah Prevard

Winter Scene Coding Competition

A coding competition was held between Coding 2 classes. Groups from each class had to code a winter themed animation. Each student was responsible for their own function. Some of the functions included mouse move, on a mouse press or on step (when the animation starts) The high school computer science teachers will judge the projects and the winners are chosen next week. Below are some of the entries along with the links to see the animation.

Hot Cocoa Stand Project

Mrs. Swift's student have been working for the past week on creating their very own Hot Cocoa Stand!

They had to develop a name, theme to their business, a business plan, a charity to donate some of their proceeds to, a menu, an employee schedule, a music playlist to play during their presentation, social media posts (on paper only) and more!

Hot Cocoa Stands were up and running for "business" Wednesday with Mrs. Gandy and Mrs. Welch's classes coming in to "purchase" items.

There were prizes up for grabs for the stand that brings in the most money and for the stand that is voted best business.

The Outsiders

Mr. Mosetti's classes in Purple Pod celebrated finishing their class mentor novel, The Outsiders. Students dressed up as their favorite characters (mostly Greasers), brought in only foods/drinks referenced in the book, and began watching the classic 80s film. Stay Gold!

Fundamentals of French

Fundamentals 7 French students are learning to use songs, illustrations, prior knowledge, and context clues to work together to define vocabulary words and understand their fourth story of the school year - La chenille qui fait des trous - or, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Their collaboration and decoding skills are improving every day!

Operations with Decimals

Concluding the Operations with Decimals Unit, Mr. Goodwin’s 6th Grade math classes were completing various activities to demonstrate mastery.

Some of the activities included: making posters, flip grid videos, completing IXL lessons, and multi-operation worksheets.

The students did a wonderful job of showing their inner creativity and originality. Thank you to Olivia Walling, Molly Rooney, Matias Mogollon Palma, and Phillip White.


Kakooma Math Fact Competition

Mrs. Wenzel's students have been working hard with mastering their facts. Congratulations to the winners of our Kakooma Math Fact Competition! The winners in her Academic 1 were David MacDonald, Jax Carter, and Taylor Vola. The winners in her Academic 2 class were Lucas Andemariam, Libby Chait, and Jonah Robinson. The winners in her Academic 3 class were Ryan Morgan, Anna Adamcheck, and Grady Mathis. Special congratulations to Ryan Morgan for getting the best time out of all 3 classes!

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Winter Spirit Week

Check out the photos from our Winter Spirit Week!

French Carolers

On Monday, December 20, the Honors 7th and 8th grade students teamed up with the High School Honors French 3 and 4 and AP students to sing festive carols for our building. After the carols, the guests were invited to walk around the gym and take part in interactive French stations made by the Fernwood students in which holiday-themed French culture and language was taught. It was a nice, student-led event in which a lot of different types of learning took place! Amazing job by all students involved!! We are so proud of you!

French students from... - Egg Harbor Township Fernwood School

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

On Wednesday, December 22nd, the Fernwood staff participated in a Holiday Scavenger Hunt. The winning teams were the Silver Belles and the Three Amigos! The winning teams received gift certificates to Pete's Sub and Gaspare's!
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Boys Basketball

The Boys' Basketball Team competed in the very competitive Linwood Holiday Tournament and finished with 2 wins and 1 loss while taking 3rd Place.

In the first game, the boys took a tough loss to Northfield with a final score of 41 to 37. In a consolation game, the team played a cohesive game and defeated William Davies, 36 to 19. In the 3rd Place final, the Eagles downed Somers Point 45 to 28.

Through the 3 games, Leon Brown averaged 11 points per game. While dominating the paint, Damari Simeon averaged 8 points and 9 rebounds per game and totaling 8 blocks and 5 steals through the tournament. Also having a strong tournament were Jalen Bell, Nick Cruse, Dylan Salsbery, and Brian Tennant. The team now turns their attention to January 6th and face Lower Cape May to begin the regular season.

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Unified Basketball

All smiles, skills, and sportsmanship at the first MS Unified Basketball practice!

Battle of the Pages

Last year we began the Battle of the Pages and we had wonderful results. This year we are continuing this battle but the focus this year is STAFF vs. STUDENTS!!!! Can our staff members read more than our students??!!! Please check out the website below for more details.

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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