The General's Update

Your guide to DDE events & announcements: 10/20/2019

PTO Fall Social this Friday!

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For a printable version of the Fall Social form, please click here:

DDE PTO Sock Fundraiser!

Our PTO has an awesome fundraiser going on! Orders due by Thursday, October 31st. Please see the flyer here: and the order form here:

Academic Support

Academic Support meetings take place from 2:20pm-3:10pm in room 569. Meetings are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A calendar is posted each month for specific meeting dates and changes.

Winter Sports

Winter sports begin on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Winter sports forms are due no later than Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Winter sports include: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Wrestling. Winter sports interest meetings were held last week during the school day. Coaches handed out the following forms, which need to be turned in prior to the start of the Winter season:Physicals done on November 13, 2018 and after are valid for the Winter Sports season. To check Genesis to see if your child has a current sports physical, please click here and follow the instructions:

8th Grade Information: High School Opportunities

As you may be aware, there are a number of programs that your student may choose to apply to for high school. Please note that these programs are completely optional. Each student will be registered with the high school that he/she is districted to attend regardless of whether or not they apply to one of these programs or a private school.

Last week, a representative from the Freehold Regional High School District was here to present the Magnet Programs and the International Baccalaureate Program offered. Linked below are the presentation and handouts from that assembly. For further information, please visit

In addition, there are a number of Career Academies that are a part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Linked below is the brochure. For additional information, please visit

Please take the opportunity to review these programs in more detail and attend the open houses as indicated in the coming weeks.

If you would like to discuss this matter in more detail, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor, Mr. Durante at or Ms. Waldron at

Don't Delay! Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Please see the link here:

Please note: All students, including 8th grade students, must purchase a yearbook if they would like one. Eighth grade students are not given yearbooks. Thank you!

There is Still Time to Join our PTO! Upcoming PTO Events and Information!

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

For those currently using the government assisted lunch program, please be aware the expiration date is this Tuesday, October 22, 2019. In order to avoid interruption in this service, please complete the 2019-2020 application as soon as possible. Please note that any lunch charges incurred after the expiration date are your responsibility. These forms are also to be used by new applicants. Following is the form to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch:

Food Drive

The Eisenhower Student Government is sponsoring a food drive collection in partnership with Fulfill, the food bank that is based in Neptune, NJ. Fulfill services both Monmouth and Ocean County. To date, we have collected 846 food items and have set a goal to collect 3,500 food items. Our food drive collection has 10 days remaining as it will end on Friday, November 1st. We thank you for your support as we collaborate to combat childhood hunger. Many hands make light work!

Mark Your Calendar

  • Tomorrow (Monday, October 21, 2019) @ 9:00am: PTO Meeting in the STEAM Center
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 from 2:30pm-3:30pm: Fall Social
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Winter Sports Forms Due (see above for additional information)
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019: Last day to place PTO Sock Fundraiser orders

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

The mission statement of the Eisenhower Middle School is to encourage children to reach their unique potential and to empower them to become lifelong learners.